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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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Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/14/2014

    Now that the Plumas County Board of Supervisors live-streams its meetings, Sherrie Thrall hopes other entities will follow suit.
 
   Supervisor Thrall suggested that other boards and commissions could benefit from the technology that the county has procured.

Read more: Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups

 

Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
3/13/2014

 

After a 15-year hiatus, the fair’s once popular Sweetheart of the Mountains contest is returning to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

The first Sweetheart ever, Shirley Dakin, was crowned in 1947. Her job was to represent the fairgrounds at various events across Plumas and Sierra counties. For the next 50 years the Sweetheart of the Mountains competition continued. Then, amid changing values and a decline in contestants, the contest was suspended, only to emerge reborn in 2014.

Read more: Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair

 

Hospital seeks ways to see more Medi-Cal dental patients

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/11/2014

 

A month after a child advocate raised concerns about dental care for Medi-Cal recipients, particularly children, health care providers are working on a solution.

Plumas District Hospital CEO Doug Lafferty said that it needs to be a “community solution,” and by that he means he needs local dentists to help.

Read more: Hospital seeks ways to see more Medi-Cal dental patients

 

Plumas Arts presents photography from three perspectives

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Betty Bishop, of Chester, captures photographs the “old-fashioned way,” using film. She is one of three photographers featured at the Plumas Arts Gallery. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts
Feather Publishing
3/11/2014
 

The March featured artist show at the Plumas Arts Gallery will present the work of three different photographers from three corners of Plumas County who express themselves in the photographic arts through three different technical approaches.

The gallery will also be filled with work from more than 50 local and regional artists working in a multitude of mediums from two- and three-dimensional fine art, prints and cards to jewelry and woodwork; from fabric arts and pottery to artisan crafts, music recordings and more. The public was invited to an opening reception Friday, March 7.

 

Read more: Plumas Arts presents photography from three perspectives

 

County continues to work on wildfire preparedness

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/10/2014

 

When fire breaks out in Plumas County, residents need evacuation plans and now three areas have them: Greenhorn, Lake Davis Highlands and Mohawk Vista.

Sue McCourt, the county’s fire prevention specialist, worked with local fire departments, the Forest Service, CalFire and a geographic information system specialist to map the communities and highlight evacuation routes.

Read more: County continues to work on wildfire preparedness

 

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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

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New class plans paddle fest

New class plans paddle fest

Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....

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Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

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