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Volunteers take to the road again — to clean up

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Plumas Bank volunteers from the Greenville branch take a break from trash collecting through the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program Sept. 14. Photo submitted
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
9/26/2014

A group of volunteers worked together Sept. 14 to clean up a stretch of Highway 89 adopted by Plumas Bank in Greenville.

The Indian Valley community has proved to be enthusiastic about keeping their drive home beautiful and fighting environmental harm. Currently only a few local stretches of Highway 89 are available for adoption through the Adopt-A-Highway program.

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Supervisors make some budget decisions; Still face half-million-dollar deficit

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/26/2014


While much remained unsettled following Sept. 16 budget discussions in the Board of Supervisors chambers, Facilities Director Dony Sawchuk received $186,088 to take care of county buildings and grounds.

Topping the list is roof repairs at several locations, including the Portola Memorial Hall and the county museum.

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Graeagle Water Co. requests 52 percent rate increase

Feather Publishing
9/25/2014


Graeagle residents recently received a letter in the mail from Graeagle Water Co. informing them that Graeagle Water Co. has requested authority from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its water rates by 52.25 percent in 2014.

The utility wrote that “the increase is necessary to offset increased operating expenses and to provide an adequate rate of return.”

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Former Indian Valley Community Services District GM Moore sentenced to prison

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
9/24/2014


Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million in restitution and fines Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman gave the former Indian Valley Community Services District general manager the maximum sentence for embezzling more than $626,000 from the district while she was the GM.

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FRC board approves budget, honors retiree

James Wilson
Sports Editor
9/24/2014

The Feather River College board of trustees approved a budget for the school year that includes $14,361,067 in unrestricted funds and $4,126,170 in restricted funds at its Sept. 11 meeting.

The board had previously adopted a tentative budget, but Chief Financial Officer Jim Scoubes presented recommendations for adjustments to the board for items that weren’t in the preliminary budget.

Read more: FRC board approves budget, honors retiree

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