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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

County fair right on track

  This year’s county fair is right on track, reported fair manager John Steffanic at the regular board meeting April 24.

  He presented a draft exhibit guide and event schedule to board members and reviewed the highlights of the “Fun, Family, Friends”-themed fair, scheduled for Aug. 14 – 18.

  Cheryl Kolb, a member of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, asked the board to collaborate with the chamber regarding the fair parade that the chamber organizes.

  Kolb would like to see more county fair performers participate in the downtown parade. The board agreed to put her on the agenda next month.

  Steffanic reported that the county workday was a huge success, with nearly 200 people helping clean up the fairgrounds. He said he told the Board of Supervisors, “It’s frightening how much we got done, and more frightening how much we didn’t get done.”

  The Feather River College rodeo team will return for another workday May 13.

  Steffanic said he still needs help and is looking for hard-working volunteers intent on finishing projects that were left incomplete. Call the fairgrounds for more information at 283-6272.

  The Fair Foundation appears to have run into some glitches. It has still not been awarded nonprofit status; therefore donations are not yet tax-deductible. Steffanic said he is confident that before long, all the necessary paperwork will be in place and the foundation will be officially launched.

  The awards committee, which is responsible for obtaining sponsors for livestock awards and buckles, is seeking sponsors for specific awards. Contact the fairgrounds for more information.

  Check out the fairgrounds website at plumas-sierracountyfair.net for updates on all things related to the fairgrounds.

  The next board meeting is scheduled for May 29 at 5 p.m.

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