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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.

County balances budget - barely

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
6/17/2010


For the time being the county general fund budget appears to be in some form of relative balance, although county officials fear that may be a temporary state.

The nerve-wracking question mark looming over the upcoming fiscal year will be $375,000 in penalties and interest from unpaid property taxes that could arrive in the county counsel budget, but might not come in on schedule.

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Plumas County election wrap-up

6/16/2010

Delaine Fragnoli - Managing Editor

Dick Lundy and Jon Kennedy are headed for a November runoff for the District 5 supervisor seat.

Lundy finished last Tuesday’s balloting with 48.99 percent of the vote, just short of the 50 percent plus one vote he needed to win outright.

Kennedy garnered 43.69 percent, 102 votes behind Lundy. Ralph Wittick collected 7.06 percent of the vote.

Read more: Plumas County election wrap-up

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Bluegrass in Chester Park June 26

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
6/17/2010

    
    What could make an afternoon more enjoyable than sitting by the North Fork of the Feather River under the shade trees in the Chester Park while enjoying the drifting melodies of live music and sharing a tasty micro-brewed beer?

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