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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.

Senator Dave Cox dies at age 72

Feather Publishing

7/13/2010

Today, Tuesday, July 13 Lassen and Plumas counties lost a political advocate with the death of California State Senator Dave Cox, District 1.

Surrounded by family and friends, Cox died after a 13-year battle with prostate cancer.

Read more: Senator Dave Cox dies at age 72

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It's all in a name

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Reporter
7/14/2010


The city of Portola has demonstrated an ongoing concern about notifying traffic along Highway 70 that there is more to the town on the other side of the Feather River across the Gulling Street Bridge.

In the past, the city established a wayfinding sign on the corner of Gulling Street and Sierra Street (Highway 70) directing traffic to Old Town, as the business district along Commercial Street is called.

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County amends transient vendor ordinance

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/14/2010

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved the first reading of an ordinance to amend the county code in areas relating to itinerant vendors at a Tuesday, July 6, meeting.

The ordinance changes the itinerant vendor license cost from $25 per day or $100 per month to $200 per year.

Read more: County amends transient vendor ordinance

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Sweet smelling and full of life: Antelope campgrounds are ready for visitors

Feather Publishing
7/13/2010

Campgrounds of the Antelope Lake Recreation Area have new, "sweet-smelling" vault toilets installed, some of which are fully accessible, and campers are invited to witness the quiet beauty of the burgeoning vegetation and wildlife.

A total of 11 new toilets were installed at Antelope Lake campgrounds, including eight at Lone Rock and three at Long Point group and family campgrounds.

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CHP nabs kidnapping suspect after Amber Alert sighting in Lassen County

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The Susanville area California Highway Patrol have in custody two adults allegedly involved in a possible kidnapping that occurred shortly before 10 a.m. today, Friday, July 9. The traffic stop occurred at the Honey Lake Rest Stop, south of Janesville on Highway 395.    

 

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department said no children were involved in the Amber Alert issued earlier today.

 

Initial reports of what transpired earlier in the day are now blurred. We will keep you posted on further updates as we receive them. 

 

Read more: CHP nabs kidnapping suspect after Amber Alert sighting in Lassen County

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