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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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District 5 Supervisor candidates collecting big bucks

10/14/10

Linda Satchwell

Staff Writer 

  Contribution and expenditure information through Sept. 30 is in for Dick Lundy and Jon Kennedy. The hotly contested District 5 supervisor’s run-off election has both candidates collecting and spending like (almost) no other campaign in recent memory.

  According to Melinda Rother, assistant clerk/recorder, who has been in the office for 15 years, “You don’t see people spending the kind of money we’re seeing here.”

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Plumas County Tire Amnesty Day

10/13/10

Plumas County Public Works will hold a tire amnesty day Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Public Works, 1834 East Main St. in Quincy.

Passenger truck or car tires without rims will be accepted. No more than nine tires will be accepted from any one user. (California law prohibits transport of more than nine tires at any time.) There is no charge for Plumas County residents.

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Plumas Arts Gallery now open on weekends

 10/13/2010

  In response to concerns of downtown closures during the weekend Plumas Arts has decided to increase their weekend hours. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16 The Plumas Arts Gallery will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. right through until Christmas. These hours will be added to regular gallery and office hours of Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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