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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.

Hundreds of "extras" needed for special filming Friday night at Town Hall Theatre

Town Hall Theatre LogoFeather Publishing
6/19/2014

Plumas Arts is producing a video about the Town Hall Theatre for the "Save Our Theatre—Go Digital" funding campaign so that they can spread the word near and far.

And they need hundreds of people to help.


They are filming a scene mimicking a crowd that formed at the theatre for the 1936 re-opening (when it was rebuilt after the fire). So they will need lots of people to fill the sidewalk.

Read more: Hundreds of "extras" needed for special filming Friday night at Town Hall Theatre

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Board begins budget discussions - Sheriff shares scathing comments for latest music fest

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/19/2014


Two topics dominated the Board of Supervisors’ June 6 meeting: the 2014-15 budget and Belden music festivals.

Department heads and elected officials filled the boardroom as the county’s budget consultant, Susan Scarlett, reviewed preliminary numbers for the next fiscal year.

Based on anticipated revenues and expenditures, the county is looking at a $3.3 million budget shortfall. That compares to a $1.7 million shortfall that the supervisors faced a year ago.

Read more: Board begins budget discussions - Sheriff shares scathing comments for latest music fest

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Meadow Valley Firewise Community Meeting

Feather Publishing
6/18/2014

The community is invited to discuss the recent Meadow Valley wildland fire drill and other important Firewise community information this Thursday, June 19 from 7-8:00 pm. The meeting is being held at the Meadow Valley Church to insure access for people with special needs.

Read more: Meadow Valley Firewise Community Meeting

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California Fish and Game Commission votes to add gray wolf to state endangered list

OR7Feather Publishing
6/17/2014

The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to move forward with listing the gray wolf as an endangered species under California law.

The vote took place at the regularly scheduled commission meeting in Fortuna on June 4. Commissioners Richard Rogers, Jack Baylis and Michael Sutton voted for listing, while Commissioner Jacque Hostler-Carmesin voted no. Commissioner Jim Kellogg was not present.

Read more: California Fish and Game Commission votes to add gray wolf to state endangered list

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A Few Brews and a Banjo and much more!

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A Few Brews and a Banjo is an event that supports the music and drama programs at both Chester Elementary and Chester High School. Photo by Jan Davies
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/16/2014

What could possibly make an afternoon more enjoyable than sitting by the North Fork Feather River, under the shade trees in the Chester Park, while tapping one’s toes to bluegrass music and sipping a tasty microbrewed beer?

“Absolutely nothing,” said Jeff Bryant, event coordinator and Plumas Arts Lake Almanor Basin representative.

He said residents and guests can gain all this and more by attending the 10th offering of “A Few Brews and a Banjo,” a music festival Saturday, June 21.

Read more: A Few Brews and a Banjo and much more!

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