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Recall petition under discussion

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
8/24/2011

Although neither the water/sewer rate increase nor the proposed recall of Portola Mayor Dan Wilson was on the Aug. 10 agenda, discussion of the two topics took up nearly half the meeting.

The public comment period provided the community an avenue for feedback on recent events. Community member Pam Gill led: “What will be the cost to the city and to the citizens of Portola if a recall is enacted and a special election follows?”

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County balanced budget — with lots of cuts

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
dmcdonald@plumasnews.com

Plumas County has a balanced budget. And just about everyone in the county will be affected by the cuts it contains.

After weeks of slashing and debate, the Board of Supervisors agreed on a budget laced with cuts and closures during its Tuesday, Aug. 16, meeting.

The budget’s impact will be far-reaching.

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Economic Gardening workshops aimed at helping Plumas County businesses grow

Feather Publishing
8/24/2011

The Plumas Business and Career Network is excited to announce free technical assistance training for Plumas County entrepreneurs and small businesses. This training is being offered through four Economic Gardening workshops that are designed to meet the expressed needs of Plumas businesses.

According to Jan Prichard, business service representative at the Business and Career Network in Quincy, “Economic Gardening is the concept of growing businesses within the local community rather than looking to relocate an existing company. Small, local companies are the source of new jobs and wealth, and communities should work to create nurturing environments for these companies.”

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Hwy 70 in Feather River Canyon now open after big rig accident

Feather Publishing
8/18/2011

Multiple agencies responded to a big rig accident and wildland fire in the Feather River Canyon late Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 5 p.m. Jose Morales, 28, was driving a 2008 Peterbilt truck westbound on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Morales said that a sedan passed him over double yellow lines west of the Grizzly Dome tunnel. Morales allowed the truck, which was towing a flatbed trailer loaded with lumber, to drift onto the shoulder to make room for the sedan, but in the process, he lost control.

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Disneyland Resort donates Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Feather Publishing
8/17/2011

The Disneyland Resort has donated the California Zephyr train previously located in Disney California Adventure Park to Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola. Plans for a gallery dedicated to sharing the legacy of the California Zephyr are under way.

The train and related artifacts, which were part of the entrance to the theme park, arrived at their new home Aug. 6. They will become part of the museum’s Zephyr Project collection.

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