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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.

Low student interest in leasing dorms has college concerned

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
6/30/2010


“Our cash flow is the most desperate ever, and here we are dipping into savings.”

Dr. Ron Taylor
President
Feather River College


    At the Feather River College board meeting June 24, president Dr. Ron Taylor admitted to a “difficult situation” regarding the struggling student residence halls. The board had previously allocated a $350,000 loan to the college foundation to install new roofs and improve dilapidated buildings.

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The Keddie Ridge Hazardous Fuels Reduction plan is almost on the table

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
6/30/2010


    Breathing easier may be just a few more months away for residents who have lived in fear of wildfires since the Moonlight Fire in 2007 caused so many of them to evacuate their homes, and even the state during the weeks of smoke- and ash-filled skies that seemed to spread from Southern California all the way to the Oregon border.

Read more: The Keddie Ridge Hazardous Fuels Reduction plan is almost on the table

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Adamson 2010 Parade Grand Marshal!

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
6/30/2010

Decades of Lake Almanor Basin youth, parents, sports fans and friends will not only celebrate Independence Day but the selection of past Chester High School principal Darold Adamson as grand marshal of the 90th annual Chester Fourth of July Parade.

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Wildfire threatens Belden

 

Smoke spiraling up from the south bank of the Feather River marks a fire just east of Belden. The blaze was noted about 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, and Forest Service fire crews quickly responded. By 3 p.m. most of the flames were knocked down and crews were mopping up. Cause of the fire is suspected to be an unattended brush-burn that was fanned by heavy winds. A couple of outbuildings were destroyed along with some acreage. Photo By Will Farris

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Discount tickets available for High Sierra Music Festival

Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor
6/23/2010

    With an outstanding lineup of musicians for its 20th annual event, the High Sierra Music Festival is offering significant discounts to locals who would like to enjoy the festival in Quincy July 1-4.  

Residents of Plumas and Sierra counties are eligible for the reduced ticket prices, and must display identification with the proper zip code. There is a limit of one adult pass per I.D.

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