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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.

Portola 7-11 wraps up with recommendations

Debra MooreSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/7/2012

Members of Portola’s 7-11 committee wrapped up their last scheduled meeting Feb. 29 with a list of six recommendations to present to other 7-11 committees and the Plumas Unified School District governing board.

In contrast to prior meetings, when many members of the public expressed their opinions, chairman Dave Nelson said that the last meeting was mostly an internal business meeting spent tidying up loose ends. Nelson said that the seven committee members agreed on the recommendations that he was going to present during a League of Women Voters forum scheduled for March 1.

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Local trails topic of public meeting

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/7/2012

What kinds of recreational trails would you like to see available in the American Valley? That’s the question the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is asking as it unveils a bold plan for motorized and non-motorized recreation.

The group, along with partner Plumas National Forest, hosts a meeting Monday, March 12, at 7:15 p.m. in the Quincy library.

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Where’s the proof? Committee still waits on financial information

Alicia KnadlerSchoolClz
Indian Valley Editor
3/7/2012

School closure shouldn’t even be on the table, according to Indian Valley businessman David Schramel, who insists district officials need to look at other ways to “meet this budget thing.”

Schramel, like committee members, wonders where the proof is and thinks the threat to close schools is a ploy.

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Closure committee discuses layoffs, surveys, triggers

Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/7/2012

“The community has been amazing and really stepped up to the plate,” said Chester area 7-11 Committee Chairwoman Traci Holt, and while the wintry weather might have kept some people from attending the Feb. 29 meeting, it did not keep those in attendance from discussing recent developments and issues.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, the layoff notices to full-time staff members, recently approved by the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) board of trustees, dominated the discussion.

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