Home http://www.plumasnews.com/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:11:46 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb internet@plumasnews.com (PlumasNews) District wants to hire ski hill project manager http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12828-district-wants-to-hire-ski-hill-project-manager http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12828-district-wants-to-hire-ski-hill-project-manager Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Construction on the new chair lift at Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl is well underway. And it’s still scheduled to open for the 2015-16 season.

But there is still a lot of work to be done.
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:14:10 -0700
Criminal justice leaders disperse AB 109 funds http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12839-criminal-justice-leaders-disperse-ab-109-funds http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12839-criminal-justice-leaders-disperse-ab-109-funds Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Moments after dividing $693,439 in state money among their departments, local criminal justice leaders emphasized they still need the county’s financial help.

“Unless we really have some good assistance from our Board of Supervisors, we have some very positive programs that are on very tenuous footing,” District Attorney David Hollister said.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:50:55 -0700
Officers, mental health clinicians thwart suicide attempt http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12830-officers-mental-health-clinicians-thwart-suicide-attempt http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12830-officers-mental-health-clinicians-thwart-suicide-attempt
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
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

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.
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:44:08 -0700
Caterpillar invasion sparks wildfire worries for Plumas residents http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12840-caterpillar-invasion-sparks-wildfire-worries-for-plumas-residents http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12840-caterpillar-invasion-sparks-wildfire-worries-for-plumas-residents Staff Writer

Some residents of Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake are concerned that the tussock moth larvae — caterpillars — are creating a fire threat by defoliating the forests.

Huge swaths of brown-tinged white fir trees cover the ridges and slopes of Plumas National Forest, not only in the La Porte area (as featured in the Aug. 13 story Under Siege) but in the Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake areas as well.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:26:13 -0700
Supervisors debate and split on request for computers http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12823-supervisors-debate-and-split-on-request-for-computers http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12823-supervisors-debate-and-split-on-request-for-computers Debra Moore
Staff Writer

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.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:19:44 -0700
Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12822-sheriff-pledges-to-find-funding-to-unearth-the-bones-in-the-well http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12822-sheriff-pledges-to-find-funding-to-unearth-the-bones-in-the-well Debra Moore
Staff Writer

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.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:55:58 -0700
4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12829-4-h-auction-nets-huge-payday-for-local-youths http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12829-4-h-auction-nets-huge-payday-for-local-youths Mike Taborski

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.
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:14:38 -0700
Supervisors begin budget talks; New employees top wish list http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12812-supervisors-begin-budget-talks-new-employees-top-wish-list http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12812-supervisors-begin-budget-talks-new-employees-top-wish-list Debra Moore
Staff Writer

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.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:24:44 -0700
Social services director says he’s losing employees because of pay http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12811-social-services-director-says-he-s-losing-employees-because-of-pay http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12811-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

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.”]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:21:51 -0700
Supervisors object to Bay Delta Plan http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12810-supervisors-object-to-bay-delta-plan http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12810-supervisors-object-to-bay-delta-plan Debra Moore
Staff Writer

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.”
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:04:26 -0700