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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.

Stop and Remember event this Sunday

Feather Publishing
9/9/2011

On Sunday, Sept. 11, fire departments nationwide will be sounding sirens and ringing fire bells in honor of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Plumas County fire departments will be gathering to participate in this memorial and sounding the alarm at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

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Second Portola fire stopped

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
9/9/2011

Portola has been plagued with fires these past two weeks, fires set by humans, whether intentionally or by accident.   The old Western Pacific Hospital burned to the ground last Wednesday at 1 a.m. and the following morning, at about the same time, another fire was spotted in a small grove of five or six trees below Feather River Middle School and along the fence at the electrical substation on Gulling Street.

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Steffanic reports fair attendance up

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
9/7/2011

Fair manager John Steffanic told directors Wednesday, Aug. 31, that the 2011 Plumas-Sierra County Fair generated $113,849 — about one-third of the year’s total revenue.

Steffanic reported an increase of 1,225 in paid attendance over 2010. The system also reflected a huge decrease in unpaid attendance.

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City of Portola discusses aid for water bills

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
9/7/2011

 

The Portola City Council and city staff responded to questions from citizens B.J. Pearson and Earl Morrison at their last meeting in an ongoing attempt to address “affordability” issues regarding recent water and sewer rate hikes.

City Manager Leslie Tigan reported to Earl Morrison, who was in attendance, that although the city’s attention had been diverted by its involvement in Railroad Days, Todd Roberts of Public Works had almost completed gathering data from the past 10 years regarding water flows from Willow Springs.

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