Plumas County steps in to fight for water-right holders
June 15, 2011 – Plumas County ranchers and concerned water rights holders made an impassioned plea for help last week.
Facing fee increases of up to 540 percent for the state-run watermaster program, they took the issue to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, which met as the governing board of the Flood Control and Water Conservation District on Tuesday, June 7, in Quincy.
Rancher Susie Pearce explained the increase in real dollars and cents.
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Hospital for sale: Directors formalize their surplus declaration
Indian Valley Editor
June 15, 2011 – Directors of the Indian Valley Health Care District officially declared the hospital and business office parcels as surplus property Monday, June 6, though neither parcel has been officially modified to exclude the helipad they were concerned about keeping.
Instead, the helipad will remain a negotiating point if and when interested buyers come forward.
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Crawdad Festival in Quincy - Free Sunday event, live music
June 17, 2011 – Despite the pancake shortage, this year’s Crawdad Festival at Gansner Park in Quincy, Sunday, June 19, could just fill the void left by cancellation of the Father’s Day Fly-in.
The festival begins at 10 a.m. and runs until about 7:30 p.m.
Quincy Chamber president and Southern Accent co-owner Kent Barrett stressed the emphasis is on family fun, especially with the Slip ’n’ Slide and coloring contest.
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A Few Brews & A Banjo, Saturday, June 25, at Chester Park
The Lake Almanor Community Foundation in partnership with Plumas Arts invites everyone to spend a sunny summer afternoon sitting among friends alongside the north fork of the Feather River under cottonwood trees during A Few Brews & A Banjo. Saturday, June 25, at Chester Park, participants can sip tasty micro-brewed beers, eat tri-tip sandwiches, enjoy bluegrass and Americana music and watch children dance and play. The event helps raise funds for local high school music and drama programs.
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Governor Brown Vetoes State Budget
June 16, 2011 – SACRAMENTO – In a YouTube video and veto message released today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced that he will not sign Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98, which together comprise the state budget passed by the Legislature on June 15, 2011.
“I am returning Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98 without my signature.”
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EQSD pleads its case to LAFCO
June 15, 2011 – The East Quincy Services District took another step in the process of ending its association with the Quincy Community Services District last week.
EQSD’s attorney, Bob Zernich, told the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) board, during its June 6 meeting at the Plumas County Courthouse in Quincy, that the decision to end the consolidation effort was simply a matter of money.
“There’s a lot of nonsense in the paper about why we’re doing it,” Zernich told the board. “It has nothing to do with bad feelings or bad karma. It has to do with money.”
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