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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Praise for the pastor: Community gathers in appreciation

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
9/7/2011

Pastor Fred Kerr of the Greenville Southern Baptist Church was feted last month in two special services, one at his church and one staged at the Assembly of God Church.

His total dedication to the church and the community as a whole were the focus of celebrations in honor of almost four decades worth of serving his fellow man.

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Now and Then, Joan Sayre to retire after 47 years

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
9/7/2011

“I feel good about it; it’s time for myself,” Joan Sayre said on her final day of work at Lassen Gift Company Aug. 23. “Once I made the decision it has been easier. I will always be in Chester.”

She is leaving work behind after nearly 47 years and said she is feeling a little sad.

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CHP says it wants to move forward

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/31/2011

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. The first part was published Aug. 24.

The California Highway Patrol has been on a campaign to improve its relations with Plumas County residents.

Responding to years of public complaints about over-aggressive tactics by CHP officers, Quincy Area Commander Bruce Carpenter has invited public input.

The commander has held three meetings with local officials and business owners since July 15. He said he plans to conduct a townhall style meeting with the public in the near future.

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Feather River Inn owner files for bankruptcy

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
8/31/2011

The Schomac Group Inc., owner of the Feather River Inn in Eastern Plumas County, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an Arizona court — a move likely to resonate throughout the county.

The Tucson-based company, controlled by the Schoff family, owes the Plumas County Tax Collector and nearly a dozen Plumas and Sierra county businesses.

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Street Rod Extravaganza comes to Lake Almanor

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
9/1/2011

Rumbling engines, dazzling jewel-toned paint and the hot music of Buzz Barrett Sound Productions will kick off the 26th annual Street Rod Extravaganza Sept. 10 in the Chester Park.

The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors the event for entries of 1982 and older stock, modified and special interest cars and trucks along with rat rods and those under construction.

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