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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.

School district reserve fund subject of discussion

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
10/27/2010

 

Plumas Unified School District’s reserve fund was the subject of discussion, yet again, at the October school board meeting.

That reserve, or “rainy day” fund, is vital to the schools, given their complex finances and dependence on the vagaries of the California state budget. The size of the reserve, which this district’s board has set at 45 percent at the recommendation of district administration, is debatable, however.

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Leaky sewer pond to be abandoned

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
10/27/2010

 

The sewer pond that leaked thousands of gallons of effluent into Wolf Creek this summer will be abandoned.

Chief operator Jim Hamblin reported this to directors of the Indian Valley Community Services District Wednesday, Oct. 13.

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Frightful doings and ghastly gatherings

Feather Publishing
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Oct. 29

Chester: Merchant's Safe Trick or Treat, 3 - 5 p.m., Main Street businesses open their doors and bowls of goodies to trick-or-treaters, young or gently used. For more information call Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce 258-2426.


Quincy: Safe Trick or Treat, 3 - 6 p.m. in downtown. For information, Sarah at 283-0188.


Quincy: Haunts, Spectres and Mysterious Creatures of Plumas County, 6:30 - 8 p.m., lawn of the Variel House at the Plumas County Museum. Ghostly tales and legends of Plumas County apparitions, phantoms and mysterious phenomenon; $5 donation at the door, benefits the museum, 283-6320.


Chester: Halloween Party, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Almanor Bowling Center, 376 Main St.; SIDE F/X and costume contest, judging at midnight - cash prizes

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Send us your zeroes: Meter keeps ticking on Nakoma back taxes

Lower assessments, unpaid penalties and interest have far-flung effects on county entities

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Reporter
10/20/2010

When Michael Schoff purchased Gold Mountain properties from the bankruptcy trustee in Reno, Nev., last April, many people in the county looked to Schoff as a hero.

Gold Mountain residents looked to Schoff to take over maintenance and responsibility for the golf course and the Nakoma clubhouse and hoped Nakoma's revitalization would slow the loss in their property values.

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Judge ponders Feather River Inn suit

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
10/20/2010

 

After a full day of argument Friday, Oct. 8, in the case of High Sierra Rural Alliance vs. the County of Plumas, Judge Gayle Gwynup thanked both sides for a job well done and said she would probably take the full 90 days to issue her opinion.

The suit challenges county supervisors’ approval in May 2009 of a master plan, planned development permit and environmental impact report for the Feather River Inn project.

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