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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Japan hit by huge 8.9 earthquake; Tsunami warning issued for coastal California

Feather Publishing
3/11/2011
A large and destructive earthquake struck Japan over-night.  The magnitude 8.9 quake has generated a significant tsunami.  A Tsunami warning has been issued for coastal California.  Evacuations are in effect in Del Norte County.  Click here for the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center to see the latest information.
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Cowboy Poetry celebrates 25 years

Diana Jorgensen
Staff Writer
3/10/2011

This year marks a very important year in the saga of Cowboy Poetry gatherings at the Sierra Grange Hall in Vinton. It’s the 25th year of performances of an event so popular it spilled over into a second yearly event in the summer.

The original March event typically heralds the beginning of spring in eastern Plumas County and this year’s performances will be held March 18 – 19.

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Farewell

Feather Publishing
3/9/2011
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Patrol Commander Gerry Hendricks, Deputy Waasdorp, Sgt. Carson Wingfield and Sgt. Chad Hermann form an honor guard Saturday, March 5, at the funeral of Deputy Shawn Webb, who succumbed to a brain tumor Feb. 24. Law enforcement and emergency services personnel from across Plumas and Lassen counties said farewell at the services in Quincy. Photo by Delaine Fragnoli

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Delleker building moratorium to be lifted

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
3/9/2011

GLRID finds no 10-inch line needed: just open the valves

For the past dozen years, it was believed that the Delleker industrial park outside Portola had insufficient fire flows to support any increased development in the area. There was no help for it. The area needed a 10-inch water main — so people thought.

Read more: Delleker building moratorium to be lifted

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Public planning meetings for Pioneer Park addition

Feather Publishing
3/9/2011

The Central Plumas Recreation and Park District has scheduled three public planning meetings for the future development of recent additions to Pioneer Park. The purpose of the planning meetings is to solicit and accept site recreational use ideas and general community input regarding the future development and use of the district’s new park properties located in East Quincy, according to recreation and park district general manager Jim Boland.

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Airport commission nixes one possible courthouse site

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/9/2011

 

The Plumas County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) unanimously approved a letter strongly recommending against the state building on one of the proposed new courthouse sites at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 22.

The commission received correspondence from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) indicating the top three sites being considered: the Crescent site, practically right across Highway 70 from Gansner Field airport; the Waters site, located behind Chevron and adjacent to Dellinger Pond; and the Dame Shirley Plaza site.

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