County budget comes into focus
It still isn’t a pretty picture, but at least it is a clear one.
Plumas County’s Board of Supervisors must find about $1.5 million in savings in the county’s fiscal 2011-12 budget before it is adopted on Sept. 6.
The $1.5 million figure became clear after the books were finally closed for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
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Return to Quincy: Past, present residents connected by ‘Red Thread’
It all started by accident.
Former Quincy resident and Quincy High alumna Deb Hopkins was trying to gather all her Quincy-related Facebook friends on one email list: Quincy Peeps. What she didn’t know was that she’d created a Facebook group. Boy, did she!
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New instructional officer begins at FRC
Dr. Karen Pierson, Feather River College’s new chief Student Services officer, looks too young to be retired, but she was — until she stepped into her new job at the college Monday, July 25.
In 2010, Pierson took advantage of an early retirement package from North Iowa Area Community College, in Mason City, Iowa, where she served as vice president of Student Development and Success.
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Plumas-Sierra County Fair comes to town
The Plumas-Sierra County Fair held in Quincy, Calif. starts Wednesday, August 10 and runs through Sunday, August 14, 2011.
Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future….
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fair theme so appropriate! We absolutely have much to be proud of in our Past. Plumas and Sierra counties have always represented the best of a rural, mountain county. Our history is rich with leadership, strength and hospitality. From logging to fishing, mining to golfing, Plumas and Sierra County are truly the gateway to the “high country.”
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Big pot bust in Paxton
A routine probation check in Paxton turned into a major marijuana bust last week.
Plumas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael John Mondot, 44, of Paxton on multiple drug charges.
Mondot was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy, and violating probation.
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Parade Grand Marshalls announced; parade applications available
Fair parade organizer Nanci Luce announced Thursday that longtime fair volunteers Willo Vieira and Fred Surber will be this year’s parade grand marshals.
Vieira has worked at the fairgrounds in a variety of roles, paid and unpaid. Surber has long been responsible for the beautifully planted flowerbeds and the horticultural and agricultural fair entries each year.
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