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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Earth Days Activities in Plumas County

Feather Publishing
4/20/2014
 

Feather River Land Trust invites everyone to participate in community events honoring our home: Planet Earth.

April is Earth Month and Plumas County certainly knows how to celebrate. Several community groups and organizations, including the land trust, have come together to offer “fellow earthlings” a variety of activities.

Read more: Earth Days Activities in Plumas County

 

East Quincy Community Services District considers hiring new general manager

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
4/19/2014

 

The county might be doing just fine without a CAO, but the board of the East Quincy Services District is leaning toward hiring a general manager to run its operations.

The district has been without a permanent GM since September 2013, when former GM David Edwards resigned his position of one year.

Read more: East Quincy Community Services District considers hiring new general manager

 

The future of clean energy is here

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
4/19/2014

 

A future of clean energy technologies is within reach, stated the United States Department of Energy’s 2013 report “Revolution Now.”

According to the report, technologies produced by solar energy have seen a “dramatic reduction in cost” within the last five years, which have led to a “surge in consumer, industrial and commercial deployment.” Trends have shown a “historic shift to a cleaner, more domestic and more secure energy future.”

Read more: The future of clean energy is here

 

Cal Fire delays inspections - Wants public to understand the benefits

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2014
 

Cal Fire had been scheduled to begin property inspections last week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand their purpose.

“We are not asking anyone to clear cut,” said Rich Martinez, of Cal Fire. “We just want to assess the house to ensure that it’s defensible in case of a fire.”

Read more: Cal Fire delays inspections - Wants public to understand the benefits

 

Board says yes to district attorney, but no to county clerk

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2014

 

With the demand for services for the criminal defendant population growing dramatically due to the impact of Assembly Bill 109, District Attorney David Hollister asked the Board of Supervisors for authorization to reorganize the alternative sentencing program.

The program had been developed in 2012 with an anticipated average of 25 participants.

Read more: Board says yes to district attorney, but no to county clerk

 

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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

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