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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.

Local commission opposed to trout-removal plan

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to preserve yellow-legged frog critical habitat by removing the brook trout from Gold Lake in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
4/17/2014
 
 

Which came first, the fish or the frog?

In the case of a Plumas County lake, the state says the water belongs to the native frogs. The fish will have to go.

The state’s plan caught the local Fish and Game Commission by surprise earlier this month. And the local board wasn’t happy about it.

The commission’s board members voted unanimously to oppose the California Department of Fish and Wildlife plan designed to protect critical habitat for the mountain yellow-legged frog.

Read more: Local commission opposed to trout-removal plan

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Water bottle filling station installed on college campus

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
4/17/2014

 

If you’ve ever tried to fill up your water bottle at a water fountain or sink, you know that it is a long and often impossible process. Now, however, a brand new eco-friendly bottle-filling hydration station is on campus at Feather River College to make the task easier and faster.

The hydration station was made possible by efforts of the Student Environmental Association and its advisor, Darla DeRuiter, director of the environmental studies program.

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Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
4/15/2014

 

A Chester business owner said last week that his business was the latest target of a predatory attorney looking to cash in on possible Americans with Disabilities Act noncompliance.

M&M Mini Mart owner Bill Cofer said the situation began when a woman in a wheelchair supposedly arrived in a specially equipped van and then entered his business to shop.

Read more: Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

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Celebrating Earth Days: activities planned in Quincy during week of April 21

Feather Publishing
4/13/2014
 

Several community groups and organizations are collaborating to bring Earth Day activities to Quincy during the week of April 21. Drought is on everyone’s minds this year, and a film called “Treading Water” will be a highlight of the week.

The film, made by CSU Chico anthropology professor Dr. Jesse Dizard, is about groundwater in the North State, and features many familiar images from the Plumas County area.

Read more: Celebrating Earth Days: activities planned in Quincy during week of April 21

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Plumas Bank kicks off Community Banking Month

Feather Publishing
4/12/2014
 

Plumas Bank, along with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), is celebrating Community Banking Month.

“Community banks help local families achieve financial stability and they also drive small business lending — keeping the communities that we serve economically healthy and vibrant,” commented Andrew J. Ryback, Plumas Bank president and chief executive officer.

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