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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.

Supervisors don't buy Grand Jury fire recomendations

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
10/20/2010

 

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors agreed with the Grand Jury Report’s sense of urgency on the topic of county fire protection but didn’t seem to agree with many of the Grand Jury’s suggested solutions.

The Grand Jury said it didn’t “presume to know exactly what action must be taken,” but that didn’t stop it from making very specific recommendations at times.

Read more: Supervisors don't buy Grand Jury fire recomendations

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City council candidates look to Portola’s future

Diana Jorgeson
Portola Editor
10/20/2010

 

After all the questions were answered at the City Council candidates’ forum last week, League of Women Voters moderator Lori Simpson thanked the candidates and commented, “That was a very pleasant experience.”

And so it was. The three candidates — John Larrieu, Curt McBride and Juliana Mark — were very much in agreement, and more likely to expand on one another’s responses than refute them.

Read more: City council candidates look to Portola’s future

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Forest Service leaves local contractors out in the cold

10/13/10

Joshua Sebold

Staff Writer

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors expressed confusion, exasperation and anger over the fallout from the Forest Service’s recent decision to award a no-bid contract for a fire center at Nervino Airport to a contractor whose nearest office is in Marysville, as part of the Small Business Administration’s 8a program. The 8a program targets “small, minority owned, disadvantaged businesses.”

Some of the supervisors and local contractors argued the Forest Service’s decision was taking money for a project in Plumas County out of the local economy and also significantly limiting the scope of the project.

Read more: Forest Service leaves local contractors out in the cold

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Tea Party organizes in Indian Valley

10/15/2010

Alicia Knadler

Indian Valley Editor

Those who are interested in the grass-roots move to take back the country might like to attend the Tea Party organizational meeting for Indian Valley area Wednesday, Oct 20. The meeting will be at 6 p.m., in room 5 of the old Main Street School, located across from the Greenville Post Office.

Read more: Tea Party organizes in Indian Valley

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Allegations of missing ballots untrue

10/14/2010

Delaine Fragnoli

Managing Editor 

     At the end of a recent political forum, supervisor candidate Dick Lundy referred to “hundreds” of “missing” ballots in the June primary election. The comment followed several weeks of rumors, phone calls, e-mails and letters alleging a number of mail ballots were not counted. Those allegations carried with them the suggestion that Lundy would not be in a run-off election with J.P. Kennedy if all the ballots had been counted.

Read more: Allegations of missing ballots untrue

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