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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.

Almanor art show re-invests in local culture

Feather Publishing
7/20/2011

Confused about which arts and crafts show to attend this summer? If in doubt, make sure to attend the Almanor Art Show and enjoy one of the best annual events that Plumas County has to offer. Plumas Arts hosts the 42nd anniversary Almanor Art Show Aug. 6 – 7 on the magnificent and cool green Collins Pine lawn on Highway 36 in Chester.

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No weapons found on victims

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/14/2011

An investigation into the July 2 shooting death of Susanville resident Rory McGuire, 20, has yet to find evidence that he or the five other men in his car were armed.

Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, Nev., faces eight felony counts, including murder, after he admitted opening fire on the Susanville men during a car chase.

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County Officials express concern about housing state inmates

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/13/2011

Editor’s Note: This story is the second of a two-part series.  Part One was featured July 6.

Click here to read Part One.

“In Plumas County, if you try to sell meth to my kid, you are going to prison.”

That comment from Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister echoes the sentiment of most area residents.

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Gov Brown vetoes mining bill

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
7/13/2011

Suction dredge miners got a reprieve when Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have de-funded the court-ordered environmental plan needed before the practice could potentially resume.

Budget language passed by both state houses in May would have extended the current moratorium on the practice for five years, or until the Department of Fish and Game could come up with a plan to mitigate all the environmental impacts and a way to pay for program costs, estimated to be at least $2 million a year, a figure mining advocates dispute.

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