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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.

Meet the ranching women of Sierra Valley

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
9/2/2010

Soroptimists International of Portola and the Plumas Sierra CattleWomen, two of the oldest organizations for women in the eastern end of the county, will join forces Sept. 11 to present “A Historic and Personal View of the Women in the Sierra Valley.”

Read more: Meet the ranching women of Sierra Valley

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Railroad Days a happy memory

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
9/1/2010

Railroad Days organizers have no doubt collapsed in a heap after their duties were completed, but they can congratulate themselves on a job well done.

Railroad Days went regional this year, extending to Nakoma, Graeagle and Blairsden and bringing in 500 visitors by train, many of whom had never been in the area before.    Railroad Days chairperson Donna Mills and treasurer Cindy Wood appeared at the Aug. 25 city council meeting to review the event.

Read more: Railroad Days a happy memory

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School district launches "academies" at three high schools

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
9/1/2010


Plumas Unified School District launched its "Plumas Academy" in time for the start of the school year. The pilot program was put together over the summer, initially in response to the outcry at Greenville Junior-Senior. High School over the downward spiraling number and scope of course offerings there.

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