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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Crisis center holds open house
Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center employees hold signs depicting the short version of the center’s mission. From left: Susie Wallace, family advocate; Leah Irons, administrative assistant; Dennis Thibeault, executive director; Leaf Van Pelt, housing and homeless services specialist; and Scott Corey, administrative coordinator. Photo by Laura Beaton
Construction on the Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center is nearly complete, and an open house is scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 591 Main St. in Quincy.
The PCIRC staffers are looking forward to showing off their newly renovated and expanded site, which is twice the size it used to be.
The remodeled building houses a day shelter, the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program, the Rape Crisis Center, the Independent Living Program for foster youths and other family services including a homeless program and the crisis line headquarters.
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