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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Plague outbreak prompts campground closure

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
8/25/2010




State and county officials temporarily closed Plumas-Eureka State Park's Jamison Creek Campground Wednesday, Aug. 18, after discovery of a dead rodent that tested positive for plague.

Director of Plumas County Environmental Health Jerry Sipe said the discovery triggered a rodent survey, including trapping and blood testing.

Read more: Plague outbreak prompts campground closure

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Correction

Feather Publishing
8/25/2010

In our story “Ballots due by Tuesday” in the Aug. 25 edition of the newspaper, we published an incorrect telephone number. The correct number to call for ballot questions is 283-6256.

Feather Publishing regrets the error and inconvenience to the staff at the county’s environmental health department.

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Pike project litigants certified as a 'class' for lawsuit against the state

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/25/2010


More than a year ago, citizens in eastern Plumas County filed a class action suit against the Department of Fish and Game regarding economic impacts from the agency's second poisoning of Lake Davis. Last week, Judge Janet Hilde, Superior Court of Plumas County, handed down a ruling to certify the petitioners as a class.

Read more: Pike project litigants certified as a 'class' for lawsuit against the state

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Reminder from the Plumas County Treasurer-Tax Collector.

Feather Publishing
8/24/2010

2010-11 Unsecured tax bills are delinquent if they are not paid in the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector by 5:00 p.m. or post marked by the United States Post Office by August 31, 2010. A ten percent (10%) penalty will be added to the unpaid tax on September 1, 2010. Failure to receive a tax bill does not cancel penalties if the tax bill becomes delinquent.

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