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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

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.

Read more: Free tire recycling event in Plumas County

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Big Creek Road near Bucks Lake now open

Feather Publishing
11/3/2010

Big Creek Road, near Bucks Lake, is now open until snow forces closure for the winter. A slip-out a few years ago caused road realignment away from the top of the bank. The Federal Highway Administration awarded a contract for a retaining wall, drainage improvements and guardrail so the road could be returned to its original alignment.  Paving will occur next summer when temperatures allow; currently there is a gravel section over the new drainage pipe. The completed wall is a wire-and-earth wall called a “mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall.” Photo courtesy Plumas County Public Works

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Supervisors approve Visitors Bureau funding with Plumas Corp

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
10/27/2010

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $150,000 contract with Plumas Corporation, primarily for Visitor’s Bureau services, at a Tuesday, Oct. 12, meeting.

The board approved contracts for $111,495 total with the various county chambers of commerce and a $29,700 agreement with Plumas Arts without incident at a September meeting.

Read more: Supervisors approve Visitors Bureau funding with Plumas Corp

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