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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Audit finds Plumas is "one of the best"

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/23/2011

Independent Auditor Norm Newell of Smith & Newell characterized Plumas County as “one of the better ones” in terms of financial management when he delivered the county’s annual audit report Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Newell told the Board of Supervisors the county earned an “unqualified or clean opinion,” which he explained was “what you want to have.”

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Portola City Council reviews draft medical marijuana dispensary ordinance

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/23/2011

At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Portola City Council, City Attorney Steve Gross introduced a draft of a five-page ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. After consideration, Ordinance No. 339 will be back on the Feb. 23 agenda for approval and become effective March 23.

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Supervisors approve additional fair funding

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/23/2011

 

Fair manager John Steffanic appeared before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 15, to explain circumstances leading up to his request for $77,445 from the county’s contingency funds.

Most of the money, $72,445, is to meet payroll through the end of the fiscal year. Steffanic said the remaining balance, $5,000, was to ensure the fair had funds to pay its electric bill.

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Rate increase coming: City of Portola discusses how much

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/23/2011

At the first of two rate study presentations to the Portola City Council to discuss increases in city water and sewer rates, Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark asked, “Why now? Right now, people are having a hard time of it, so why are we talking about rate increases now?”

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