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Board approves plan to bring county up to ADA standards

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/20/2011

Just a few years ago, Plumas County was threatened with lawsuits for not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In short, the county wasn’t considered a safe and easily accessible place for disabled people.

Read more: Board approves plan to bring county up to ADA standards

US Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn north of Lake Almanor

Feather Publishing
7/19/2011

**Advisory**
Prescribed Burning on the Lassen National Forest

The Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest is planning on implementing a prescribed burn in the West Dusty Project Area on Tuesday, July 19th, weather permitting.

Read more: US Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn north of Lake Almanor

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.

Read more: No weapons found on victims

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.

Read more: Gov Brown vetoes mining bill

Grand jury report takes school district to task

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
7/13/2011

 

The 2010-11 Plumas County grand jury devoted the bulk of its 16-page report to investigative findings and recommendations for the Plumas County Board of Education and Plumas Unified School District. A copy of the report is available as a supplement in this week’s paper.

The 15-member civil panel reviews various aspects of county government to ensure accountability or in response to citizens’ complaints.

In addition to schools, this year’s jury selected the probation department, sheriff’s office and county projects funded with federal stimulus money.

Read more: Grand jury report takes school district to task


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