Officers, mental health clinicians thwart suicide attempt
Dan McDonaldManaging Editor
|Two sheriff’s deputies stand near a man threatening to jump off the Spanish Creek Bridge on Aug. 20. The man stood outside the rails for more than two hours before he was pulled to safety by officers and mental health workers. Photo by Laura Beaton
A man who said he wanted to kill himself is alive today thanks to heroic efforts by local police officers and county mental health workers last week.
The man, who has not been identified, stood outside the rails of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
He said he was going to jump.
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Supervisors debate and split on request for computers
The Mental Health Department’s request to spend $88,000 on computers triggered a lengthy discussion during the Plumas County Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 19.
The money would cover 42 desktop computers, seven laptops and two tablets, as well as multiple monitors.
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Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well
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.
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.
|“I’m going to find out what is in the bottom of that well.”
Sheriff Greg Hagwood
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.
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4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths
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
Supervisors begin budget talks; New employees top wish list
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.
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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.”
Social Services Director
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.”
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