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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

County has some good news amid the economic gloom

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/26/2011

Plumas County Administrative Officer Jack Ingstad gave some good news to the Board of Supervisors while delivering his annual mid-year budget report on the General Fund at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Ingstad told the supervisors that sales tax receipts only fell by $2,000 compared to the numbers at the same time last year, while transient occupancy tax (TOT) revenues actually rose by $56,000.

Read more: County has some good news amid the economic gloom

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College receives clean audit; bleak financial outlook

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
1/26/2011

 

Feather River College (FRC) trustees heard the bad news during their Jan. 20 meeting: Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget had little good news for the cash-strapped college.

While there are currently no proposed mid-year budget cuts, the governor plans to defer payment of $961 million in current appropriations to community colleges until July 2011.

Read more: College receives clean audit; bleak financial outlook

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‘Hate truck’ apology handled in memo

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
1/19/2011

No public apology about the “hate truck” was forthcoming from Business Director Yvonne Bales at the January board meeting of the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD).

Bales had attempted to make a statement before her budget report at the December meeting, but Feather Publishing reporter Mona Hill protested, arguing that such a statement was not on the agenda and therefore violated the Brown Act.

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Veterans Services office reorganized

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/19/2011

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors formalized its reorganization of local veteran services, folding it into the Public Health Agency, at a Tuesday, Jan. 11, meeting.

Public Health Director Mimi Hall explained the action would add a veteran services administration division to her department.

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Other side weighs in on OHV plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/19/2011

Predictably, people on both sides of the debate regarding the use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on the Plumas National Forest (PNF) have appealed the Forest Service’s proposed Travel Management Plan.

The complaints of various counties and OHV user groups have been aired in this paper as the public process has progressed in Plumas County Board of Supervisors meetings and at public workshops held by the PNF.

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OHV consultations go nowhere; appeals to be forwarded

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/19/2011

Plumas County Supervisor Lori Simpson and Public Works Director Robert Perreault represented the county at a consultation meeting Friday, Jan. 5, with Plumas National Forest (PNF) Supervisor Alice Carlton.

PNF Appeals and Litigation Coordinator Jane Beaulieu began the meeting by explaining the purpose: to see if any of the issues in the county’s appeal of the PNF’s new Travel Management Rule could be resolved before going to formal review by the regional office.

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