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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.

Sheriff takes county concerns on road trip

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
9/28/2011

“I think it’s essential that Plumas County’s situation is made known to people at the state and federal level.”

That statement from Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood pretty much sums up the way he sees his role these days.

Whether it’s sharing ideas with other sheriffs, testifying at congressional hearings or meeting with the governor, Hagwood is spending a lot of time fighting for the county’s causes … outside of the county.

Read more: Sheriff takes county concerns on road trip

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City loans $348,000 to Eastern Plumas Health Care

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
9/28/2011

Portola’s City Council unanimously voted to loan Eastern Plumas Health Care $348,000 to pay off a loan on a 34-acre parcel adjoining the hospital. The low-interest loan will reduce the hospital’s monthly payments, ultimately easing EPHC’s struggle with cash flow.

Although the loan indicates the city’s willingness to help the hospital, there continues to be much discussion about who can or will develop the property and about the property’s value relative to development.

Read more: City loans $348,000 to Eastern Plumas Health Care

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County adopts final budget

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
9/28/2011

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2011-12 county budget during its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20.

After two months of cuts, concessions, changes and number crunching, the final budget was passed with little discussion by the board or members of the public.

“No standing ovation for that one,” Supervisor Robert Meacher said after the vote.

Read more: County adopts final budget

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Hiker missing for two days found safe

Dan McDonaldBreakingNews
Staff Writer
9/27/2011

 

An attack by a swarm of yellow jackets led to two nights alone in the forest for a Berry Creek woman last week.

Carley Rubanoff, 20, was found by Plumas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel about 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Rubanoff was rescued just a few hundred yards from where she was last seen the morning of Sept. 22, while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail near Spanish Peak. She spent more than 48 hours alone in the woods.

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Plumasnews.com and Lassennews.com victims of massive hack attack

Feather Publishing
9/26/2011

The server that hosts lassennews.com and plumasnews.com websites was hacked early Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2011.

At this time both websites have been fully restored from a backup.

Websites hosted on InMotion Hosting network were hacked by a hacker named TiGER-M@TE, including the websites of Feather Publishing.

Read more: Plumasnews.com and Lassennews.com victims of massive hack attack

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