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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

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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