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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Moore sentenced: Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million for embezzling over $625,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District.
  • Sheriff cuts: Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood lashed out at the supervisors after the board targeted his department for more budget cuts.
  • Candidates weigh in: The three people competing for District 5 supervisor seat shared their thoughts on the county budget process.

County wants coalition to tackle forest travel plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved a letter at a meeting Tuesday, March 8, inviting other counties “to form a coalition to explore legal and political remedies” to the Forest Service’s new travel management plans.

At the same meeting, Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) Executive Director Corky Lazzarino vowed to challenge the Plumas National Forest’s (PNF) travel management plan in court.

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Plumas braces for shift of inmates from prison to jail

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

New Plumas County District Attorney (DA) David Hollister explained some of the unique challenges that would be facing his office in the future, during a recent Board of Supervisors meeting.

The DA said new Gov. Jerry Brown supported former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to shift some of the state prison burden back to the counties.

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Kusel resigns from school board

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

Jonathan Kusel has resigned his seat on the Plumas Office of Education/Plumas Unified School District governing board.

Kusel told his fellow board members, in an e-mail dated March 1, that he was resigning effective immediately.

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Median income takes a dip

Feather Publishing
The statewide median income for all 2009 personal income tax returns decreased to $34,079 (5.1 percent below 2008), while the median income listed on joint returns decreased to $65,025 (5.7 percent below 2008), according to statistics released this month by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

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DFG study blasts dredge mining

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

Continuing the current moratorium on suction dredge mining is the best thing for the environment, says an environmental study released Feb. 28 by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).

The next preferable alternative would be to cut the number of suction dredge permits by more than half — from an average of 3,650 over the past 15 years to 1,500 annually — while limiting dredging to 14 days a year for each permit holder and reducing the allowable nozzle size from 8 inches to 4.

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