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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.

Winterfest to offer Chilly Chili Cook Off

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
12/29/2010

Bit by bit, word is getting out about the line-up of Winterfest activities being sponsored by the Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce, the business community and local service organizations.

To date, two events have been announced for Saturday, Jan. 15, the Almanor Basin Chapter of the American Red Cross will host an 8 – 11 a.m. breakfast at the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge in Old Town Chester.

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Planning areas are new aspect of updated General Plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
12/22/2010

The Plumas County Planning Commission discussed the basic structure of the upcoming General Plan update draft at a joint meeting with members of the General Plan working groups in early December.

Colleen Shade, the General Plan consultant team leader, said one of the new aspects of the document would be “planning areas” delineated on maps by a blue line.

She said a planning area was surrounding or connected to a community and “essentially identifies the boundary to which potential future development may go to.”

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Nordic ski center planned for eastern Plumas

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/22/2010

Kimberly Kaznowski, president of the Plumas Sierra Nordic Foundation, made a presentation and a plea to Portola’s City Council at its only December meeting.

The cross-country skiing group was formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit this year and is planning to begin a Nordic center at Grizzly Ranch. Kaznowski appeared to introduce the council to the group’s mission and goals and to request financial help in buying a Skandic snowmobile as part of the grooming equipment.

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Dec 28 deadline to request vote by mail ballot

Feather Publishing
12/22/2010


County officials remind voters that they have until next Tuesday, Dec. 28, to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the Jan. 4 special election to fill Dave Cox's state Senate seat.

may request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to them using the form on the sample ballot.

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