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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Governor Brown Vetoes State Budget

June 16, 2011 – SACRAMENTO – In a YouTube video and veto message released today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced that he will not sign Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98, which together comprise the state budget passed by the Legislature on June 15, 2011.

“I am returning Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98 without my signature.”

Read more: Governor Brown Vetoes State Budget

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EQSD pleads its case to LAFCO

Dan McDonald

Staff Writer

June 15, 2011 – The East Quincy Services District took another step in the process of ending its association with the Quincy Community Services District last week.

EQSD’s attorney, Bob Zernich, told the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) board, during its June 6 meeting at the Plumas County Courthouse in Quincy, that the decision to end the consolidation effort was simply a matter of money.

“There’s a lot of nonsense in the paper about why we’re doing it,” Zernich told the board. “It has nothing to do with bad feelings or bad karma. It has to do with money.”

Read more: EQSD pleads its case to LAFCO

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Portola City manager to retire

Diana Jorgenson

Staff Writer

June 14, 2011 – At a special meeting June 7, City Manager Jim Murphy made the Portola City Council an offer it did not refuse.

“The council voted on the elimination of one full-time employee and that would be me. We call it the ‘without Jim’ option,” he joked, then explained. “My salary is the highest. I am the oldest and the closest to retirement.”

Murphy had presented several options to the council members: ways to balance the upcoming budget without resorting to the rate increases currently under review by an ad hoc committee.

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New festival honors Jobe Taylor

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
6/11/2011

A new festival is being organized in Taylorsville for Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jobe Taylor Pioneer Day is named in honor of the town founder.

Organizer Debbie Allen has several activities arranged through different individuals and community organizations.

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Save White Sulphur Springs Concert

Feather Publishing
6/10/2011

 

Call it historic, call it a cultural treasure, White Sulphur Springs looks to become a regional community center under the care and leadership of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council.

The Save White Sulphur Springs campaign hosts the third annual concert fundraiser Sunday, June 26. This year, the gathering will be at the famed White Sulphur Springs Ranch for the first time. The house and grounds will be open for tours and look-sees.

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UNUSUALLY DEEP SNOWPACK AND WARMING WEATHER PROMPTS WATER SAFETY WARNING

Feather Publishing
6/9/2011

Outdoor Recreationists Should Take Precautions Against Cold Temperatures, Swift Currents When in or Near Water

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns outdoor water recreationists to take precautions against cold and swift rivers and streams as the state’s abundant snowpack begins melting faster as temperatures rise.
This year’s deep snowfall and cool spring has left California’s overall snowpack at more than three times its usual water content as of June 1, meaning snowmelt will be more rapid than usual when temperatures rise. In the northern part of the state alone, the snowpack is more than five times its usual June 1 average.

 

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