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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.

Man charged with murder pleads ‘not guilty’ in Antelope Lake shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/5/2011

The man accused of killing Susanville resident Rory McGuire during a July 2 car chase pleaded “not guilty” to the murder charge and seven other felony counts last week.

Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, waived his right to a speedy trial during his continued arraignment Thursday, Aug. 4.

After entering his plea in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy, Wallin-Reed was returned to the Plumas County Jail. He is being held on $1 million bail.

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County budget comes into focus

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/3/2011

It still isn’t a pretty picture, but at least it is a clear one.

Plumas County’s Board of Supervisors must find about $1.5 million in savings in the county’s fiscal 2011-12 budget before it is adopted on Sept. 6.

The $1.5 million figure became clear after the books were finally closed for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which ended June 30.

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New instructional officer begins at FRC

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
8/3/2011

Dr. Karen Pierson, Feather River College’s new chief Student Services officer, looks too young to be retired, but she was — until she stepped into her new job at the college Monday, July 25.

In 2010, Pierson took advantage of an early retirement package from North Iowa Area Community College, in Mason City, Iowa, where she served as vice president of Student Development and Success.

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Plumas-Sierra County Fair comes to town

Feather Publishing
8/2/2011

The Plumas-Sierra County Fair held in Quincy, Calif. starts Wednesday, August 10 and runs through Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future….

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fair theme so appropriate! We absolutely have much to be proud of in our Past. Plumas and Sierra counties have always represented the best of a rural, mountain county. Our history is rich with leadership, strength and hospitality. From logging to fishing, mining to golfing, Plumas and Sierra County are truly the gateway to the “high country.”

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Big pot bust in Paxton

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/3/2011

A routine probation check in Paxton turned into a major marijuana bust last week.

Plumas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael John Mondot, 44, of Paxton on multiple drug charges.

Mondot was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy, and violating probation.

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