4:00 p.m. Update
The Plumas County Clerk-Recorders Office has announced final figures for the District 5 supervisor race and the Portola City Council race. Jon Kennedy has defeated Dick Lundy for supervisor by 117 votes. Kennedy's total was 1,267 to Lundy's 1,150.
For the city council, challenger Juliana Mark has captured a seat with 388 votes. Incumbent Curt McBride inched out incumber John Larrieu for the second open seat by just three votes, 311 to 308.
Plumas Arts presents The Waybacks at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m.
"This eclectic quintet ventures where few acoustic groups have gone. The music made by The Waybacks ... features some of the most exotic settings for mind-blowing picking you'll ever hear. These guys are extraordinary musicians, and their spellbinding solos will leave you slack jawed. They call their music 'acoustic mayhem.' I call it sheer genius," writes Michael Miller of bayarea.com.
Tuesday’s election filled two seats on Portola’s City Council — just in time for the resignation of still another councilmember. Bill Kennedy will resign as of Nov. 11.In his letter to the council, Kennedy said, “I have very much enjoyed the privilege of serving on the Portola City Council.”
Kennedy and his wife, Helen, the former curator at the Williams House Museum, are moving to McMinnville, Ore., to be closer to their children.
At an October meeting, Plumas County Public Health Director Mimi Hall told the Board of Supervisors her department automatically enrolls children receiving free lunch at schools in MediCal.
Hall said the effort began when a 2008 research report, written in collaboration with the Sierra Institute, supported her department’s previous assumptions about a lack of healthcare coverage.
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