Sheriff seeks grant to build a new jail
Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood is seeking $20 million to build a new jail in East Quincy and he has the Board of Supervisors’ backing to do it.
“This is a topic that goes back over 30 years,” Hagwood told the board Jan. 8. “A number of different circumstances create a unique opportunity.”
Those circumstances include another round of grant funding from the Board of Corrections that earmarks $100 million for small counties (under 200,000 in population). Grant applications are due in May.
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State turning away most fire fee appeals
Cromberg resident Linda Walker received notice that her appeal of the CalFire fee has been rejected.
She is not alone.
CalFire has ruled against 85 percent of those who filed appeals thus far.
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County names new ag commissioner
Plumas County’s new agricultural commissioner and sealer of weights and measures, Tim Gibson, displays the weights he uses to measure the accuracy of retail scales in Plumas and Sierra counties. Gibson was one of four applicants for the position and officially took over the job Jan. 8. Photo by Debra Moore
Gibson plans to work in the field
Plumas County’s new agriculture chief doesn’t want to spend too much time behind his desk. The veteran inspector plans to be out in the field.
“I intend to be out there as much as possible,” said Tim Gibson during an interview in his new office Jan. 3.
Gibson has been working as the county inspector since 2001 and filled in as the interim ag commissioner before the county hired Keith Mahan in November 2008. Gibson wasn’t qualified to hold the top position at that time because he didn’t have the necessary certifications.
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PUSD launches “collective responsibility” strategy to rectify academic sanctions
In an energetic board meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, Plumas Unified School District Superintendent of Schools Micheline Miglis spoke about a new paradigm and the concept of “collective responsibility.”
Miglis shed light from a completely different angle on the federal No Child Left Behind – Adequate Yearly Progress program and the state Academic Performance Index.
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RV park objects to proposed neighbors
A Blairsden couple wants to raise a few chickens, and maybe add a few alpacas, but adjacent RV park owners worry that their vacationers and the animals won’t make good neighbors.
The Plumas Board of Supervisors listened to persuasive arguments from both sides before eventually siding with the chickens.
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