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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.

Quincy hosts High Sierra Music Festival

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A crowd of people gathers to listen to the opening band on the grandstand stage of the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds last weekend. Thousands of music lovers made their way into Quincy for the festival. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor
7/11/2014

The quiet, sleepy town of Quincy woke up last week, and stayed up all hours of the night.

The High Sierra Music Festival returned to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds for its 16th year in Quincy and its 24th year overall last weekend, and brought an estimated 10,000 festivalgoers along.

The festival brought some big acts this year, including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Widespread Panic and Lord Huron. Music was playing practically nonstop with artists rotating between three stages.

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Discussion of Indian Valley biomass plant continues

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
7/10/2014

Over the past couple years Sierra Institute for Community and Environment has flirted with the idea of establishing a biomass plant in Indian Valley; and it appears like it may soon become a reality.

Over a year has passed since the subject was open for public discussion during the Indian Valley Community Services District’s June meeting, Sierra Institute’s executive director Jonathan Kusel broached the subject once more.

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Canadian man dies in motorcycle accident

Feather Publishing
7/9/2014


A 62-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 8, near Bucks Lake.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Blair David Imrie, of Goldstream, British Columbia, was killed after he crashed his bike on a curve.

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Superintendent's contract extended

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/9/2014

It looks like Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Micheline Miglis is here to stay – until 2017 at least. At the board’s June 25 meeting, trustees approved an addendum to the superintendent’s contract, extending her term until the end of the 2017 school year.

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Pieces coming together for green waste solution

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/8/2014

Those who are waiting for a place to haul their yard waste, will have to wait just a little bit longer.

Equipment is ordered and permits are filed, but there’s no date yet for when American Valley residents will have a more economical place to haul green waste.

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Portola man sentenced to 12 years in prison

Hall-sentenceDan McDonald
Managing Editor
7/7/2014

David Scott Hall, 41, of Portola, was sentenced last week to more than 12 years in prison for felony domestic violence convictions.

Hall, who was convicted by a jury following a four-day trial that ended May 23, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde on Thursday, June 26.

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