Medicare's Part D open enrollment begins October 15
Thousands in Plumas County affected, workshops planned
PASSAGES wants to remind Medicare beneficiaries that open enrollment to change or enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan known as Part D begins October 15 and ends December 7. This is a date change from prior years. During this open enrollment, people will also be able to make changes to their health care coverage, such as enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan.
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Plumas County supervisors approve volunteer policy
Plumas County relies on the help of volunteers — at least 137 of them, according to a recent survey.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Board of Supervisors approved a policy designed to standardize the training and background checks for people who volunteer their time and services to the county.
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Traffic control update for Highway 70 near Keddie
PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno with an update for the power pole replacement at the Spanish Creek Bridge, "PG&E crews have made very good progress and we expect to complete repairs to this line by about 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 13, and restore power to the 20 customers impacted. We were able to do this work by installing only two new poles. PG&E crews numbering more than a dozen workers installed the new poles and wires."
This should eliminate the need for controlled traffic at the construction site.
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Eastern Plumas Health Care tweaks language of city loan
Trish Welsh Taylor
Eastern Plumas Health Care’s board held a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, to discuss the $348,000 loan to EPHC from the city of Portola.
With board chairwoman Gail McGrath and Janie McBride absent, EPHC board members Larry Fites, Jay Skutt and Lucy Kreth constituted a quorum.
Skutt acknowledged the city “gave a quick response” to EPHC’s petition for financial support. Kreth said, “They stepped out to help us.” Help indeed.
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Park association makes bid to operate Plumas-Eureka State Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park, on the list of state parks to be closed next year because of budget shortfalls, may have new life thanks to the efforts of the volunteer-driven Plumas-Eureka State Park Association.
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Highway 70 update at Spanish Creek Bridge
10/12/2011 update: From PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno
"Because of the conditions of the hill stability, we are not going to repair or replace the pole which leaned after the earthslide. Instead, PG&E is installing about five new wooden poles and about 2,000 feet of new powerlines east of the slide, where the ground is more stable."
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