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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Plumas Audubon hosts Chester bird walk

Feather Publishing
5/9/2014

Plumas Audubon Society is hosting a river and meadow bird walk Saturday, May 10, in Chester.

Participants will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Chester High School parking lot at the end of First Street. To carpool from Quincy meet at the post office at 6:15 a.m.

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Ballots for June election should arrive this week

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
5.9.2014

With less than a month to go before Election Day on June 3, ballots are in the mail and should be arriving at Plumas County residences this week.

“Anyone who doesn’t receive a ballot by May 9 should call this office,” said County Clerk Kathy Williams, who is the county’s chief elections official. The number to call is 283-6256.

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Support the Digging In kids and buy a gift for Mother’s Day

Feather Pbulishing
5/8/2014

Sierra Farmstead is hosting its annual Mother’s Day plant sale Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn at Greenville High School.

Annuals, perennials, herbs, veggie starts, flower baskets, fruit trees and berries will be offered. There will also be plant starts from the Greenville High School Garden.

Read more: Support the Digging In kids and buy a gift for Mother’s Day

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Yellow-legged frog to get federal protection

Feather Publishing
5/9/2014
 

Efforts to protect the mountain yellow-legged frog in Plumas County got a boost from the federal government last week.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that three amphibians native to the Sierra Nevada will be given protections under the Endangered Species Act.

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Community sustainability awards recipients announced

Laura Beaton

Staff Writer
5/2/2014

Recipients of the sixth annual Community Sustainability Awards were announced last week in Quincy. The Earth Days Committee recognized award recipients for their work in environmental, community, economic and cultural sustainability on Earth Day, April 22, at the West End Theatre.

“Tonight we are celebrating the 45th Earth Day along with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries — the largest secular holiday on the planet,” said emcee and Earth Days Committee chairwoman Darla DeRuiter in her opening remarks.

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PDH holds semi-annual low-cost health screening

Feather Publishing
5/2/2014

The PDH screening begins Monday, May 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and runs through Thursday, May 8, in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital.

PDH will provide a comprehensive blood screening test for $50, bone density tests for $50 and prostate cancer screening tests for $15. In addition, a free diabetes screening test (A1C) is available.

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