County braces for influx of state prisoners
Transfer will cost county more, fill the jail and strain probation resources
Editor’s Note: This story is the first of a two-part series. Part two will run July 13.
County dumping. Passing the buck. Bad legislation. An unmitigated disaster in the making.
Those were just a few of the terms used by members of the county’s criminal justice system during a recent roundtable discussion about the impact Assembly Bill 109 will have on Plumas County.
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Native son returns as deputy sheriff
Tom Klundby is the epitome of a public servant.
Plumas County’s newest deputy sheriff has been risking his life for his country since the day he graduated from Portola High School in 1996.
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Tigan appointed Portola City Manager
The Portola City Council appointed Leslie Tigan the new city manager by a 3-to-1 vote at the last regular meeting of the council June 22.
Council member John Larrieu made the motion to appoint Tigan as interim city manager effective July 1 and continuing until successful negotiation and approval of an employment contract with her. His motion received a second from council member Curt McBride; Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark was in agreement and council member William Weaver voted “nay.” Mayor Dan Wilson was absent but had endorsed the plan prior to leaving on vacation.
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Fatality reported at Frazier Falls near Graeagle
7:30 a.m. Update
Fall victim identified
A 73-year-old Reno man is dead after a fall mid-morning Sunday, July 3, from a portion of the Frazier Falls trail in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area outside of Graeagle.
John F. Seeliger was pronouced dead at the scene after Plumas County Search and Rescue responded.
Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood is reporting a multiple shooting Saturday night at a very remote location in the vicinity of Antelope Lake. Three young men from Lassen County were shot following a vehicle chase by a property owner after an alledged theft attempt.
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Feather River College uses special reserve to pay construction overruns
Faced with more than $800,000 in overruns and accounting errors on the learning resource center construction project, Feather River College trustees voted June 23 to use a special reserve fund to pay for the majority of the unanticipated costs.
The move reduces the special fund, carefully built over many years using Secure Rural Schools money, by nearly half.
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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.
Read more: Health care district wants Portola to take parcel off its hands