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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

-Headline News

Hospital board declines to give Hathaway a new contract

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
7/7/2010


    Plumas District Hospital board president Dr. Mark Satterfield explained the background leading up to a possible vote on a new contract for Chief Executive Officer Dick Hathaway at the July 1 board meeting.
  

Read more: Hospital board declines to give Hathaway a new contract

 

Murder trial ends in guilty verdict

 

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/1/2010

A jury found William McConnell guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, July 1.

McConnell was also given an enhancement for using a gun in the commission of a felony.

Read more: Murder trial ends in guilty verdict

 

DFG Warns Boater Services of Quagga/Zebra Mussels Threat

Feather Publishing
7/1/2010

Quagga and Zebra mussels may be the size of a human fingernail, but they pose a very large threat to Californias waterways.

In a letter to 117 business owners, the California Quagga/Zebra mussels taskforce, comprised of nearly a dozen state and federal agencies, has asked marina owners and watercraft refueling stations to stay vigilant over this Independence Day holiday weekend and encourage their patrons to practice healthy boating practices.

Read more: DFG Warns Boater Services of Quagga/Zebra Mussels Threat

 

Setback for school fish program

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
6/30/2010


    When a Plumas Unified School District maintenance crew arrived at Chester High School to repair a water line June 18, no one could have foreseen the tragedy that would evolve from shutting off an old valve.

Read more: Setback for school fish program

 

Low student interest in leasing dorms has college concerned

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
6/30/2010


“Our cash flow is the most desperate ever, and here we are dipping into savings.”

Dr. Ron Taylor
President
Feather River College


    At the Feather River College board meeting June 24, president Dr. Ron Taylor admitted to a “difficult situation” regarding the struggling student residence halls. The board had previously allocated a $350,000 loan to the college foundation to install new roofs and improve dilapidated buildings.

Read more: Low student interest in leasing dorms has college concerned

 

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