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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Bucks-Oro Highway and La Porte Road now open

Feather Publishing
6/24/2011

Plumas County Public Works announced today that it has completed spring opening on the Quincy-Laporte Road and the portion of Bucks Lake Road most commonly referred to as the Bucks-Oro Highway.

Both roads have some narrow areas that have little or no shoulder due to snowbanks but do have two full lanes for travel with the exception of areas that suffered storm damage.

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Lake Almanor rallies to win fireworks grant

Feather Publishing 
6/22/2011

Liberty Mutual announced today that Chester has won $10,000 for the town’s Fourth of July festivities in the company’s Bring Back the Fourth contest. In May, Liberty Mutual Insurance launched the second year of Bring Back the 4th, an online contest encouraging people across America to rally together and earn $10,000 grants to support their city's or town’s official Fourth of July celebrations.

Read more: Lake Almanor rallies to win fireworks grant

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Comedy night kicks off theatre fundraising

Feather Publishing
6/22/2011

Plumas Arts invites Town Hall Theatre fans to come laugh it up in support of the theatre at the Cole Young & Friends benefit Saturday, June 25.

Thanks to the support and activity of many interested individuals and groups, the Town Hall Theatre will be getting some long overdue attention. “It all started with a $1,200 grant that the FRC SIFE program won from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation,” said Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts and Town Hall Theatre manager since 2003.

Read more: Comedy night kicks off theatre fundraising

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Hometown Heroes banners go up in Chester

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
6/22/11

It was smiles all around when the first of the Feather River Blue Star Moms’ (FRBSM) Hometown Heroes Project banners went up June 17 in Old Town Chester.

Chapter and community members were on scene to watch linemen from Pacific Gas and Electric Company install brackets and hang the banners.

Read more: Hometown Heroes banners go up in Chester

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College board approves tentative budget

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
6/22/2011

California’s perennial budget drama left Feather River Community College District trustees approving a tentative budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year that incorporates a 15 percent reduction.

Trustees approve drastically reduced tentative budget, react to cost overruns and accounting errors

The board met Thursday, June 16, and Jim Scoubes, director of Business Services and chief financial officer at Feather River College, outlined the essential elements of general fund reduction for the trustees.

Read more: College board approves tentative budget

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County budget: CEO says don’t panic

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
6/22/2011

Plumas County’s Administrative Officer (CAO) delivered a preliminary balanced budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year to the Board of Supervisors last week.

“We are down to bare bones now. I’ve never seen it this bad,” Supervisor Lori Simpson said. “There is no fluff in this (budget).

The budget, which almost certainly will be adjusted before it is adopted, was submitted as a formality to the board before the July 1 deadline. The draft budget allows the county to continue paying its bills.

Read more: County budget: CEO says don’t panic

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