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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

County pans DFG’s dredge study

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
5/18/2011

Plumas County supervisors have weighed in on the California Department of Fish and Game’s draft environmental review of its suction dredge mining program. The last day to comment on the impact report was May 10. The supervisors approved a letter to DFG at their May 3 meeting.

DFG released its draft subsequent environmental impact report Feb. 28. The study concluded that continuing the current moratorium on suction dredge mining was the best thing for the environment.

Read more: County pans DFG’s dredge study

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Was Bible distribution on school grounds?


M. Kate West
Chester Editor
5/18/2011

“I’ve done a lot of legwork this morning in talking with the principal and Superintendent Glenn Harris,” parent Thor Schaefer said May 12.

He said his efforts were a direct result of a complaint he would be filing about Bibles being handed out on what he witnessed as school district property.

In the context of his complaint he relayed that he had observed three people handing out Bibles to kids, including his daughter, as they exited Chester High School.

Read more: Was Bible distribution on school grounds?

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Chester Library Closed May 16-18: No Heat

Feather Publishing
5/16/2011

Chester Branch Library will be closed May 16-18 due to a broken heater. The library is expected to re-open on Thursday, May 19 at noon.

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Plumas-Eureka on state park closure list

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
5/13/2011

Plumas County’s only state park, Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP), is on the list of 70 parks to be closed for the next two fiscal years, California State Parks announced today.

The PESP closure is unlikely to have much of an effect this summer because a scheduled hazardous materials cleanup meant most facilities would be closed anyway, said Matt Green, acting district superintendent for the park agency’s Sierra District.

Read more: Plumas-Eureka on state park closure list

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Sheriff draws crowd at Basin Tea Party meeting

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
5/12/2011

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood was the keynote speaker at the Almanor Tea Party meeting May 4 at the Chester Memorial Hall.

During this presentation he took his message beyond access to the forests to the balance of power between the people and the federal government.

Read more: Sheriff draws crowd at Basin Tea Party meeting

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