DA says his budget is shrinking
District Attorney (DA) David Hollister told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors his budget for the current fiscal year was $163,724 lighter compared to the previous year, with the county’s General Fund contribution and grant funding both shrinking.
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Highway 70 slide cleared; Feather River Canyon now open
3/3/2011 - 6:00 p.m. Update
|Work continues removing slide material from Highway 70. Currently there is one way controlled traffic with a 20 minute delay.
Photo by Will Farris
CalTrans reports that work on clearing the slide is completed and that Highway 70 is now open.
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City of Portola moves ahead with Prop 218 process for rate increase
At their regular meeting Feb. 23, Portola's City Council voted to go forward with the proposed rate increases to city water and sewer customers and to begin the Proposition 218 process.
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Social services positions in limbo
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) recently delayed the filling of three vacant positions in the social services department, including two providing around-the-clock emergency responses to "serious allegations of abuse or neglect" in the adult and child protective services units.
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Fifth annual Taste of Plumas event tickets now on sale
Organizers are recommending that folks buy their tickets early for the fifth annual Taste of Plumas, scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy.
The culinary extravaganza, a major fundraiser for Plumas Arts, is one of the most anticipated events of the season - and it has sold out every year. Annual rave reviews build the returning crowd.
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Audit finds Plumas is "one of the best"
Independent Auditor Norm Newell of Smith & Newell characterized Plumas County as “one of the better ones” in terms of financial management when he delivered the county’s annual audit report Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Newell told the Board of Supervisors the county earned an “unqualified or clean opinion,” which he explained was “what you want to have.”
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