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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.

Former coach sues college for racial discrimination

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
11/17/2010

Feather River College, its athletic director Merle Trueblood and its head football coach James Johnson were sued Nov. 11 in United States District Court in Sacramento by Eric Small, former assistant head football coach, on charges of racial discrimination. Small is African-American.

Read more: Former coach sues college for racial discrimination

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Locals look for way to keep transfer station open

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
11/17/2010

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously approved a plan to keep the Graeagle Transfer Site open on weekends for the next month while locals try to find a way to keep it open in the long term.

Graeagle resident Jack Bridge presented the views of a group of community members about the proposed closing of the area’s waste transfer site at a Tuesday, Nov. 9, meeting.

Read more: Locals look for way to keep transfer station open

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Winter weather headed our way

Feather Publishing
11/16/2010

National Weather Service statement as of 4:30 AM PST on November 16, 2010

... Winter weather to return to northern California this weekend...
A cold low pressure system developing over the Gulf of Alaska will drop southward and affect northern California this weekend.

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Lassen National Forest conducting fall prescribed burns

Feather Publishing
11/14/2010

The Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest is conducting prescribed burns.  Hand piles and machine piles are being burned in several locations.  Burning is conducted in close coordination with the Air Quality Control District and under weather conditions that should minimize smoke impacts to communities, however some smoke impact may occur.

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County sues district attorney; DA calls CAO and auditor ‘out of control’

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
11/11/10

The County of Plumas filed suit last week in Plumas Superior Court against District Attorney Jeff Cunan, alleging he did not follow proper procedure with funds from the bad check diversion program.

The county is seeking payment from Cunan of $14,771.55 and any other funds a complete audit may uncover.

Read more: County sues district attorney; DA calls CAO and auditor ‘out of control’

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