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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.

Portola City audits well; financial cushion shrinks

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

At the Jan. 26 regular meeting, the Portola City Council heard a report of the 2009-10 audit and found it good.

Gallina Certified Public Accountants have been auditing the city’s affairs for many years, pointing out flaws and potential flaws along the way. Finally, they are left with little to say except, “an unqualified opinion, as in prior years.”

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Audit reveals accounting difficulties at fair office

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

In the face of a significant revenue shortfall and urgent repairs, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors received more bad news about Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s accounting practices.

Auditors from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Audit Office found five areas of concern in Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s accounting practices in its audit, dated Oct. 29, 2010, for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

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Fair plans entry education class

Feather Publishing
2/9/2011

Entering something in the fair is the backbone of the fair tradition. Whether it’s an animal, homemade jelly, a potato you grew or a photograph you’ve taken, the fair is the place to show what you’ve made, raised or grown. The Plumas-Sierra County Fair invites you to make an entry in the 2011 event, Aug. 10 – 14.

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Child Support Services rated number one in state

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

The Plumas County Department of Child Support Services recently completed a decade of excellence, with the local agency being ranked in the top 10 for California counties each fiscal year since at least the year 2000 (local records on the awards only go back that far).

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Courthouse architect selected

Feather Publishing
2/9/2011

Northern California architecture firm RossDrulisCusenbery has been selected to design the new Quincy courthouse, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) announced Jan. 31.

The proposed project, which is in the earliest phase of site selection, will provide a new three-courtroom building to replace the court’s space in the current Quincy courthouse, which is functionally deficient and lacking in security features that meet current standards.

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