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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.

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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Community development to get hit by retroactive reductions

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/9/2011

Community Development Commission (CDC) staff delivered gloomy reports about the future of the agency’s federal funding at the group’s last two meetings.

The bad news began to pile up when Executive Director David Keller told the commission the House of Representatives finally submitted its bill for reductions, five months into the federal fiscal year.

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FRC to issue its first faculty layoff notices

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/9/2011

Trustees for Feather River College voted unanimously Friday, March 4, to reduce the school’s academic faculty by the equivalent of 2.5 positions. An additional position, in early childhood education (ECE), was saved after impassioned testimony from students, teachers, parents and staff during public comment.

The cuts include half-time equivalents in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and physical education, and a full-time equivalent in administrative office management.

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Lady Tigers get home game for State tournament

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
3/8/2011

 

The Portola High School girls' basketball team has enjoyed great success this year. Tonight they get a home game for the first round of the CIF State tournament!

The Lady Tigers take on Vacaville Christian who is ranked 10. The Tigers are ranked 7th.  Fans are encouraged to  come out and support the Lady Tigers at 7:00 tonight at Portola High School.

Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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