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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.

DA raises stink about lack of A&D services

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
11/17/2010

District Attorney Jeff Cunan argued that the county was passing up $515,000 per year in alcohol and drug treatment funding from the state and federal governments during the public comment section of the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9.

He added that Plumas was the only county in California without an A&D program and the people at the state level were “perplexed” by the county’s refusal to appoint a new program administrator and accept the funding.

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Portola schools - One hour delayed start Tuesday

All other schools open and on schedule for Tuesday

Freezing temps tonight, take precautions

11/23/2010 - 6:30 a.m.

The bus barn at Plumas Unified School District called to inform Feather Publishing that all PUSD schools in the Portola area will have a one hour delayed start Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 due to chain requirements. All other schools in Plumas County are open and starting on time, however some Quincy area routes may be running chains as well.

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Council seat: “Must be present to win”

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
11/17/2010

A newly vacant seat on Portola’s City Council before the votes were even dry on two other seats brought a number of citizens to the regular meeting Nov. 10. Some of them wanted to be considered for the position; some of them wanted to know why the position had not been on the ballot. Sorting it out was a cumbersome process.

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Appeals court upholds Moonlight decision

Effort to protect woodpecker could affect salvage logging
Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
11/17/2010

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision denying an injunction for the Moonlight-Wheeler Fire Recovery and Restoration Project.

The appeals court found “the record shows that the district court correctly appliedlegal precedent “in its analysis throughout its thoroughly reasoned opinion.”

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