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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.

Chester veteran honored with Gold Star Banner

Sam Williams
Staff Writer
7/21/2010

The Soaring Eagle Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers will present a Gold Star Banner to a Chester mother to honor her son who was killed in Vietnam in 1969.

Christine Boyd, president of the Blue Star Mothers in Lassen County, said a Gold Star Banner was never presented to the family of United States Marine Corps Private First Class Richard Elliot Huff, who was killed during a firefight in Quag Tri Province April 11, 1969.

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Reno man drowns at Frenchman Lake

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/21/2010

Richard David Yee, a 26-year-old Reno resident, drowned Monday, July 19, in Frenchman Lake in Plumas County.

Yee was attempting to swim across a section of the lake with some friends in the late afternoon near the Crystal Point recreation area.

Read more: Reno man drowns at Frenchman Lake

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Almanor Art Show re-invests in local culture

Feather Publishing
7/24/2010


Confused about which arts and crafts show this to attend this summer? Make sure you attend the 41st Almanor Art Show Aug. 7-8 on the Collins Pine lawn on Highway 36, in Chester.

The fine arts and crafts show features the work of professional artists from Northern California, Oregon and Nevada, with dozens of booths brimming with original, artful, interesting and sometimes unusual merchandise will. Admission to the show is free and hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday.

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Plumas Board of Supervisors violate Brown Act

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/21/2010

 

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors violated the Brown Act Tuesday, July 13, by holding what amounted to an unscheduled meeting on a topic that would look relatively significant if placed on an agenda.

The Brown Act is a set of California laws meant to ensure that government decision-making is transparent.

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