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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Moore sentenced: Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million for embezzling over $625,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District.
  • Sheriff cuts: Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood lashed out at the supervisors after the board targeted his department for more budget cuts.
  • Candidates weigh in: The three people competing for District 5 supervisor seat shared their thoughts on the county budget process.

Mountain Harvest Festival coming to Quincy

Feather Publishing
10/5/2011

Need to forget all the bad economic news for a while and get together and have some fun?    Plumas Arts can’t think of a better time or place to do just that than the eighth annual Mountain Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds from 1 to 5 p.m.

Plumas Arts invites folks to come together in beautiful Quincy where the fantastic fall colors show amid majestic American Valley pines and practice some social networking — the old fashioned way: face to face, in the same place. There is more than one reason hundreds of people consider this one of their favorite events of the year.

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To buy or not to buy still at issue in hospital loan

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
10/5/2011

What should have been a simple City Council approval of loan documents drawn up by Steve Gross, the city of Portola and Eastern Plumas Health Care’s mutual attorney, (with smiles and thanks all around) led to continued and extended discussion at the regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28, regarding whether the city should purchase property owned by EPHC outright.

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Here they come; inmate transfer begins

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
10/5/2011

Ready or not … here they come.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the criminal justice system in California began one of the most drastic and controversial overhauls in recent history.

As a result of Assembly Bill 109, many felons deemed “nonviolent” will be serving their prison sentences in county jails instead of state prisons.

Read more: Here they come; inmate transfer begins

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Early winter storm closes Lassen Park road

Feather Publishing
10/8/2011 - The scenic highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park is now open again.

Original post 10/5/2011
The scenic highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park is reported to have been temporarily closed as a storm moves across the mountains and snowfall accumulates in the higher elevations. Hazardous and icy road conditions require this temporary closure of the highway. Park road crews will work to remove the expected 10 to 20 inches of snow by Friday afternoon which will allow visitors to drive the highway this weekend.
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New forest supervisor dedicated to service

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
10/5/2011

 

During his nearly 40-year U.S. Forest Service career Earl Ford has lived by a simple philosophy — care for the land and serve the people.

“I’m totally committed to that,” the new supervisor of the Plumas National Forest said. “We don’t always hit the mark, but that is what we are striving for.”

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