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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/29/2014


Sheriff Greg Hagwood will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

“I’m going to find out what is in the bottom of that well.”

Sheriff Greg Hagwood
But he is sure that he doesn’t need the Board of Supervisors’ approval to proceed and he made that clear during the board’s Aug. 19 meeting.

Hagwood had appeared before the supervisors Aug. 5 and outlined his plan for unearthing the human bones that are believed to be in the well. He discussed the costs associated with the effort, which total nearly $100,000.

Read more: Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well

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4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths

Mike Taborski
Publisher
8/29/2014

If the success of this year’s Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction is any kind of indication, the local economy seems to be rebounding nicely from the recession.

Members of the local 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs had to be delighted with the tale of the tape at this year’s auction held the final day of the county fair, Sunday, Aug. 17.

Read more: 4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths

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Supervisors begin budget talks; New employees top wish list

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/28/2014

After years of cuts in personnel, department heads want to see some positions restored.

Of the six county department heads who met with the Plumas County supervisors Aug. 12, three asked for more employees.

Read more: Supervisors begin budget talks; New employees top wish list

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Social services director says he’s losing employees because of pay

“I’m in the business of providing child protection and I can’t protect children.”

Elliott Smart
Social Services Director
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/28/2014

Though Social Services Director Elliott Smart received authorization to fill more vacant positions in his department, it’s not enough.

“This is the seventh time in three years that I have been talking to you about vacancies,” Smart told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 12. “We are approaching a crisis situation in child welfare.”

Read more: Social services director says he’s losing employees because of pay

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Supervisors object to Bay Delta Plan

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/27/2014

Fair taxation and senior water rights are the top two concerns Plumas County leaders address in a letter regarding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

The letter, which was submitted to meet a July 29 deadline and ratified by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 12, recommends that both the plan and its environmental documents be “withdrawn, redesigned, reanalyzed, and recirculated for at least 120 days of public comment.”

Read more: Supervisors object to Bay Delta Plan

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