Lake Almanor Chamber members speak out
After the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau closed its business meetings to the public effective Jan. 9, chamber members began questioning what the nonprofit was hiding.
In a revision to its regular board meeting announcement on the chamber’s website, office manager Kim James explained how meetings will be conducted going forward.
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Morton appointed to Portola City Council
There will be another new face on The Portola City Council for the next two years. At a special meeting held by the council on Jan. 30, long-time resident of the city, Patricia Morton was unanimously appointed the position.
Morton was one of four candidates vying for the office. She also was the only candidate who had not held a council position before.
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League of Women Voters select essay award winners
Terry Swofford, chairman of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, congratulates the winners of the League of Women Voters annual essay contest, from left: Jennifer Mathes, Justina Anderson and Ava Hagwood. Mathes and Anderson were the runners-up and received certificates and checks for $50. Hagwood won the grand prize of $200. The league received 30 essays submitted from throughout the county on the topic “The Death Penalty: Deterrent or Revenge?” All three girls attend Quincy High School. Photo by Debra Moore
National retailer to open stores in Chester, Quincy
Area residents will soon have another shopping option — Tennessee-based Dollar General plans to open two stores this fall in Plumas County.
Dollar General will open 7,000-square-foot stores in Chester and Quincy, and expects to employ eight to 10 people at each location.
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Board of Supervisors update
The Jan. 22 meeting of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors didn’t begin with a prayer, as has been the custom — it began with the flag salute led by Supervisor Sherrie Thrall.
During the board’s prior meeting, the supervisors removed prayer from their agenda after receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation objecting to the practice.
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