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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Convicted burglar Loretz captured

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
2/23/2012

A convicted burglar who has been on the run since November was captured in Los Angeles County on Wednesday night.

Former Graeagle resident Rebecca Victoria Loretz, 38, was apprehended by members of the United States Marshal’s Office working in close contact with the Plumas County Sheriff and District Attorney.

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CHP captures wanted man

Feather Publishing
2/23/2012

The California Highway Patrol apprehended a man who was wanted in Lassen County last week.

On Friday night, Feb. 17, CHP officer Bryan Goings located a vehicle that contained Portola resident Michael Nunes who had a warrant for his arrest.

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College trustees vote to keep current boundaries

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/22/2012

 

Four Feather River Community College District trustees voted Thursday, Feb. 16, to retain the board’s at-large composition and trustee district boundaries. Trustee John Sheehan was absent.

The 2010 census revealed significant population shifts within the trustees’ individual districts. The law requires boards take action following a census if the population shift between districts is more than 10 percent.

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“Save our teachers”

Feather Publishing students
2/24/2012

Quincy High School students walk back to their campus Friday afternoon after demonstrating in front of the Plumas Unified School District office. Clapping and chanting “Save our teachers,” most of the school’s student body showed up to protest the school board’s unanimous decision to eliminate 32.5 full-time teaching positions during its Wednesday-night meeting. Photo by Dan McDonald

 

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Are school closures the answer?


Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
2/22/2012

 

The fifth meeting of the Chester Area District Advisory or “7-11” Committee convened Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the library at Chester Junior-Senior High School. Attendance for the meeting easily exceeded that of all prior meetings, and led to a lengthy public comment period. The comments made not only highlighted the confusion and frustration expressed at the public forum meeting Sunday, but those feelings from every preceding meeting as well.

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School closure committee holds public forum

Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
2/22/2012

 

It is difficult, to say the least, to separate the issue of school closures and/or consolidations from emotions. In fact it may be impossible as the identities of the communities that stand to be affected, should the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) move forward on the proposed plan presented by the PUSD administration, are directly linked to the schools in question.

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