Home http://www.plumasnews.com/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:52:54 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb internet@plumasnews.com (PlumasNews) District 5 candidates share their thoughts on budget process http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12942-district-5-candidates-share-their-thoughts-on-budget-process http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12942-district-5-candidates-share-their-thoughts-on-budget-process Debra Moore

Staff Writer

With the Nov. 4 election just a month away, and vote-by-mail ballots arriving next week, the candidates for District 5 supervisor have little time left to share their message.

The names of Jim Judd and Jeff Engel will appear on the ballot, but a third candidate, Alice Berg, is seeking to win the position as a write-in.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:02:39 -0700
Man accused of starting King Fire previously arrested in Plumas County http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12944-man-accused-of-starting-king-fire-previously-arrested-in-plumas-county http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12944-man-accused-of-starting-king-fire-previously-arrested-in-plumas-county
Man accused of starting King Fire previously arrested in Plumas County
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

The man accused of starting the massive King Fire in El Dorado County was sentenced to jail in Plumas County 11 years ago.

Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was convicted in 2003 on felony charges connected to a 2003 burglary of the Pizza Factory in Quincy.

According to court records, Huntsman was convicted of being in possession of stolen property and sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of probation.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:32:41 -0700
Two arrested on felony drug charges http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12928-two-arrested-on-felony-drug-charges http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12928-two-arrested-on-felony-drug-charges
Timothy Fuller
Feather Publishing

Two Quincy residents were arrested last week on felony drug charges after the Plumas County sheriff served a search warrant at their Chandler Road home.

Patricia Collins, 65, and Timothy Fuller, 58, are being held in the Plumas County jail on $500,000 bail.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:51:41 -0700
High school students network with professionals at career fair http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12927-high-school-students-network-with-professionals-at-career-fair http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12927-high-school-students-network-with-professionals-at-career-fair
High school students spend the morning of Sept. 17 networking with college and business representatives during the College, Career & Transfer Fair in the Feather River College gymnasium. Photos by Dan McDonald
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Several hundred of the county’s best and brightest students did some career one-stop shopping last week at Feather River College.

Juniors and seniors from all of the local high schools gathered in the FRC gymnasium for the College, Career & Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The fair featured 376 students, 65 business professionals and representatives from 25 colleges and universities in a four-hour mega networking conference.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:11:32 -0700
Volunteers take to the road again — to clean up http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12922-volunteers-take-to-the-road-again-to-clean-up http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12922-volunteers-take-to-the-road-again-to-clean-up
Plumas Bank volunteers from the Greenville branch take a break from trash collecting through the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program Sept. 14. Photo submitted
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

A group of volunteers worked together Sept. 14 to clean up a stretch of Highway 89 adopted by Plumas Bank in Greenville.

The Indian Valley community has proved to be enthusiastic about keeping their drive home beautiful and fighting environmental harm. Currently only a few local stretches of Highway 89 are available for adoption through the Adopt-A-Highway program.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:28:13 -0700
Supervisors make some budget decisions; Still face half-million-dollar deficit http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12920-supervisors-make-some-budget-decisions-still-face-half-million-dollar-deficit http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12920-supervisors-make-some-budget-decisions-still-face-half-million-dollar-deficit Debra Moore
Staff Writer

While much remained unsettled following Sept. 16 budget discussions in the Board of Supervisors chambers, Facilities Director Dony Sawchuk received $186,088 to take care of county buildings and grounds.

Topping the list is roof repairs at several locations, including the Portola Memorial Hall and the county museum.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:15:30 -0700
Graeagle Water Co. requests 52 percent rate increase http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12917-graeagle-water-co-requests-52-percent-rate-increase http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12917-graeagle-water-co-requests-52-percent-rate-increase Feather Publishing

Graeagle residents recently received a letter in the mail from Graeagle Water Co. informing them that Graeagle Water Co. has requested authority from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its water rates by 52.25 percent in 2014.

The utility wrote that “the increase is necessary to offset increased operating expenses and to provide an adequate rate of return.”
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:13:53 -0700
Former Indian Valley Community Services District GM Moore sentenced to prison http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12935-former-indian-valley-community-services-district-gm-moore-sentenced-to-prison http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12935-former-indian-valley-community-services-district-gm-moore-sentenced-to-prison Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million in restitution and fines Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman gave the former Indian Valley Community Services District general manager the maximum sentence for embezzling more than $626,000 from the district while she was the GM.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:38:52 -0700
FRC board approves budget, honors retiree http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12896-frc-board-approves-budget-honors-retiree http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12896-frc-board-approves-budget-honors-retiree James Wilson
Sports Editor

The Feather River College board of trustees approved a budget for the school year that includes $14,361,067 in unrestricted funds and $4,126,170 in restricted funds at its Sept. 11 meeting.

The board had previously adopted a tentative budget, but Chief Financial Officer Jim Scoubes presented recommendations for adjustments to the board for items that weren’t in the preliminary budget.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:19:49 -0700