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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.

Plumas County election results

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
11/3/2010

4:00 p.m. Update

The Plumas County Clerk-Recorders Office has announced final figures for the District 5 supervisor race and the Portola City Council race. Jon Kennedy has defeated Dick Lundy for supervisor by 117 votes. Kennedy's total was 1,267 to Lundy's 1,150.

For the city council, challenger Juliana Mark has captured a seat with 388 votes. Incumbent Curt McBride inched out incumber John Larrieu for the second open seat by just three votes, 311 to 308.

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Waybacks at the Town Hall Theatre on Nov 13

Feather Publishing
11/5/2010

Plumas Arts presents The Waybacks at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m.

"This eclectic quintet ventures where few acoustic groups have gone. The music made by The Waybacks ... features some of the most exotic settings for mind-blowing picking you'll ever hear. These guys are extraordinary musicians, and their spellbinding solos will leave you slack jawed. They call their music 'acoustic mayhem.' I call it sheer genius," writes Michael Miller of bayarea.com.

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Two up and one down for city hall

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
11/3/2010

Tuesday’s election filled two seats on Portola’s City Council — just in time for the resignation of still another councilmember. Bill Kennedy will resign as of Nov. 11.

In his letter to the council, Kennedy said, “I have very much enjoyed the privilege of serving on the Portola City Council.”

Kennedy and his wife, Helen, the former curator at the Williams House Museum, are moving to McMinnville, Ore., to be closer to their children.

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Medicare enrollment streamlined for children

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
11/3/2010

 

At an October meeting, Plumas County Public Health Director Mimi Hall told the Board of Supervisors her department automatically enrolls children receiving free lunch at schools in MediCal.

Hall said the effort began when a 2008 research report, written in collaboration with the Sierra Institute, supported her department’s previous assumptions about a lack of healthcare coverage.

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Free tire recycling event in Plumas County

Feather Publishing
11/3/2010

 

Someday, Plumas County residents may drive on roads they helped create through a tire-recycling event scheduled Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Plumas residents are encouraged to turn in old tires during the event at the Plumas County Department of Public Works office in East Quincy. Each resident can bring up to nine tires for recycling free of charge.

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