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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Congress set to extend Secure Rural Schools

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Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
6/28/2012

 

UPDATE 6/29/2012 — Congress passed the transportation bill, including the Secure Rural School provisions, Friday, June 29. The bill awaits President Obama's signature.

Original Story — Congress is expected to vote Friday, June 29, on a bill that includes an extension of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The extension moved one step closer to reauthorization Wednesday when House and Senate conference committee members reached a compromise on the nation’s transportation bill. The SRS extension is part of the transportation bill.

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CattleWomen teach kids about jerky

Feather Publishing
6/27/2012

Plumas County Living History Days, sponsored by Plumas County Museum, was the featured activity at the county museum grounds and county fairgrounds Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1. Fourth-grade students from county schools participated in learning about how things were done in the pioneer days. The members of Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen were asked to participate by giving a hands-on presentation about the history and making of jerky.

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Mohawk Valley gears up for Fourth

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/25/2012

The Fourth of July will be celebrated early in Mohawk Valley, with a dance Friday, June 29, fireworks Saturday, June 30, and the traditional parade Sunday, July 1.

With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, event organizers had a choice — celebrate early or celebrate late.

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CHP wins Jackson case

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
6/20/2012

 

A jury ruled Wednesday that two California Highway Patrol officers had legitimate reasons for pulling over Ruth Jackson and arresting her on suspicion of driving under the influence nearly three years ago.

Judge Thomas E. Warriner read the verdict at 3:30 p.m. in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy. The jurors deliberated most of the day before reaching a verdict.

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Officer involved shooting and fire in Quincy

Laura Beaton (Initial Report)
Delaine Fragnoli and Dan McDonald (Additional Reporting)
Feather Publishing

6/20/2012
4:30 p.m. Update

Victim threatened to go on ‘murder spree’

 

According to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, June 20, by Plumas County District Attorney Dave Hollister, the man shot and killed by a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy Tuesday evening had threatened to go on a “murder spree.”

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