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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.

Planning areas are new aspect of updated General Plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
12/22/2010

The Plumas County Planning Commission discussed the basic structure of the upcoming General Plan update draft at a joint meeting with members of the General Plan working groups in early December.

Colleen Shade, the General Plan consultant team leader, said one of the new aspects of the document would be “planning areas” delineated on maps by a blue line.

She said a planning area was surrounding or connected to a community and “essentially identifies the boundary to which potential future development may go to.”

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Nordic ski center planned for eastern Plumas

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/22/2010

Kimberly Kaznowski, president of the Plumas Sierra Nordic Foundation, made a presentation and a plea to Portola’s City Council at its only December meeting.

The cross-country skiing group was formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit this year and is planning to begin a Nordic center at Grizzly Ranch. Kaznowski appeared to introduce the council to the group’s mission and goals and to request financial help in buying a Skandic snowmobile as part of the grooming equipment.

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Dec 28 deadline to request vote by mail ballot

Feather Publishing
12/22/2010


County officials remind voters that they have until next Tuesday, Dec. 28, to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the Jan. 4 special election to fill Dave Cox's state Senate seat.

may request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to them using the form on the sample ballot.

Read more: Dec 28 deadline to request vote by mail ballot

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FRC Chief Instructional Officer contract not renewed


Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
12/22/2010

The Feather River College board of trustees voted not to renew Michael Bagley's contract as Chief Instructional Officer, allowing his current contract to end in June 2011 at the end of this fiscal year.

FRC president Dr. Ron Taylor recommended the action, which the board took at a Thursday, Dec. 16, meeting.

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Register details DA’s purchases from contested account

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/15/2010

Exactly how did Plumas County District Attorney Jeff Cunan spend the funds at the heart of the county’s recent lawsuit against him?

Under the California Public Records Act, Feather Publishing obtained a copy of the check register for the contested account, which details, check-by-check, just how the money was used.

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Board appoints interim VSO

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
12/15/2010

Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors appointed Dale Snook to fill the veteran’s service officer (VSO) position for the next 60 days.

The board’s unanimous vote also included the creation of a committee to select someone to fill the permanent position.

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