Health care district wants Portola to take parcel off its hands
Tom Hayes, chief executive officer of Eastern Plumas Health Care, came to the regular June 15 meeting of the Portola City Council to ask for the city’s help.
Citing a half-million-dollar net loss in February, Hayes said, “We don’t have the reserves to weather the storm.” He went on to explain that while EPHC’s insured patient base has declined, its MediCal patient base has increased. It has witnessed a “huge increase in bad debt in the last six months” and experienced a drop in volume.
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Portola passes budget amid rise and fall and rise again of ad hoc committee
The Portola City Council passed its 2011-12 budget at its June 22 meeting, but not without public challenge.
Portola resident Fran Roudebush said, “I’m asking that you postpone passing this budget, or at the very least, remove salary and benefits from this budget. What we are looking at as far as rate increases is the Operations and Maintenance (in water and sewer funds) and a lot of that is salaries.”
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Nakoma Golf Resort celebrates with grand reopening July 2
Nakoma Golf Resort invites the community to a grand reopening celebration Saturday, July 2. The festivities will include an all-American buffet of fried chicken and ribs and live jazz by Travis Vega.
The grand reopening is from 3 to 8 p.m. Green fees for the celebration will be $45 and the buffet will be $22. Jazz guitarist Travis Vega, who has been described as “a cross between Santana meets Wes Montgomery,” will perform from 3 to 7 p.m.
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Deputies halt teen burglary spree
During the four-day period between Friday night, June 17, and Tuesday morning, June 21, two local businesses, the Chester Park and a local residence were either vandalized or burglarized by two teenaged boys. The door to the park concession stand is a sample of their handiwork. Photo by M. Kate West
School board adopts budget with $4 million in deficit spending
The governing board of Plumas Unified School District followed suit with Plumas County and Feather River College in adopting a don’t-call-it-a-done-deal budget last Tuesday, June 21.
With the state budget still up in the air and numerous issues yet to be resolved in Sacramento, board members decided not to decide on a number of points and passed a proposed budget with a projected $4 million in deficit spending.
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Solar installation comes with no upfront costs but with ongoing savings
What if someone offered to install your solar panels for free, pay for all the maintenance and repairs, implement other energy-saving measures, cut your electricity usage by 12 percent, guarantee you no more than a 2.5 percent increase in electric rates and give you a check at the end of each year for electricity generated above and beyond your usage?
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