Life in West Africa: A balmy 95 in winter
Indian Valley Editor
Imagine the climate shock for 2003 Greenville High School graduate Devin Wilcox, who left a balmy 95-degree West African winter for Christmas at home in snow-covered Plumas County.
The logging trucks there are different as well; they have four legs, two wheels, are sometimes stubborn, and they emit a bray instead of a rumble. The logs are actually fence posts villagers gather to enclose their gardens.
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Plumas County District One election results
6:00 a.m. Update
Republican Ted Gains has won the special election to fill the state senate seat left vacant by the death of Dave Cox. As it turns out, the 65 to 35 margin in Plumas County was close to the district wide margin of 63 to 37 margin in favor of Gains district wide.
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Employment outlook: Low growth expected in the north
Indian Valley Editor
Declines in the state's northernmost manufacturing and information industries will be tempered somewhat by growth in government and healthcare industries, according to new projections released last week by the Employment Development Department (EDD).
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Community groups get grant funds
The Plumas County Community Development Commission (CDC) board approved the regional Community Action Agency's (CAA) funding decisions for the 2011 calendar year at a December meeting.
The local CAA serves as an advisory board, helping the CDC decide where to give out community service grant funds in Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties.
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City of Portola discusses medical marijuana dispensaries
The city of Portola recently received an inquiry about the process to establish a medical marijuana dispensary within the city limits and brought it to the last city council meeting to begin discussion on the subject.
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