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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Portola City Council appoints member, amid protests

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/8/2010

No more than two people seemed to agree on any one issue at the last meeting of the Portola City Council. The meeting itself, nearly everyone would agree, was contentious and painful.

The special meeting Dec. 2 was wholly devoted to the reorganization of the council: per election results and to fill the seat recently vacated by Bill Kennedy.

Read more: Portola City Council appoints member, amid protests

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Chester gains ice skating rink

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
12/8/2010

Almanor Recreation and Park District (ARPD) recently announced its plan to offer ice-skating activities at the Truman Collins Sports Complex between Dec. 11 and mid-February.

Weather dependent (frozen ice required), the skating rink will operate from 4 – 8 p.m. daily, seven days a week as an official Winterfest activity.

Read more: Chester gains ice skating rink

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Early snows limit access for Christmas tree cutters

Feather Publishing
12/1/21010

Christmas tree cutters are being advised to practice extra caution during their outings to the Plumas National Forest. Due to the recent snow storms that have blanketed the Sierras with 2-3 feet of fresh snow, most higher-elevation cutting locations on the Plumas National Forest are currently inaccessible, making them impassable to most motor vehicles, including four-wheel drive vehicles.

Read more: Early snows limit access for Christmas tree cutters

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Heart K Ranch preserved

Land trust to hold title, DFG to hold conservation easement

Delaine Fragnol
Managing Editor
12/1/2010

The Feather River Land Trust and its supporters have much to be thankful for. After almost a decade of hard work, the group found out just before Thanksgiving that it would receive the funding it needed to complete its purchase of the Heart K Ranch near Genesee, in the Indian Valley.

The California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) voted Nov. 18 to allocate $1,075,000 toward the purchase of a conservation easement on the property.

Read more: Heart K Ranch preserved

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