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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

City council candidates look to Portola’s future

Diana Jorgeson
Portola Editor
10/20/2010

 

After all the questions were answered at the City Council candidates’ forum last week, League of Women Voters moderator Lori Simpson thanked the candidates and commented, “That was a very pleasant experience.”

And so it was. The three candidates — John Larrieu, Curt McBride and Juliana Mark — were very much in agreement, and more likely to expand on one another’s responses than refute them.

Read more: City council candidates look to Portola’s future

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Forest Service leaves local contractors out in the cold

10/13/10

Joshua Sebold

Staff Writer

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors expressed confusion, exasperation and anger over the fallout from the Forest Service’s recent decision to award a no-bid contract for a fire center at Nervino Airport to a contractor whose nearest office is in Marysville, as part of the Small Business Administration’s 8a program. The 8a program targets “small, minority owned, disadvantaged businesses.”

Some of the supervisors and local contractors argued the Forest Service’s decision was taking money for a project in Plumas County out of the local economy and also significantly limiting the scope of the project.

Read more: Forest Service leaves local contractors out in the cold

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Tea Party organizes in Indian Valley

10/15/2010

Alicia Knadler

Indian Valley Editor

Those who are interested in the grass-roots move to take back the country might like to attend the Tea Party organizational meeting for Indian Valley area Wednesday, Oct 20. The meeting will be at 6 p.m., in room 5 of the old Main Street School, located across from the Greenville Post Office.

Read more: Tea Party organizes in Indian Valley

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Allegations of missing ballots untrue

10/14/2010

Delaine Fragnoli

Managing Editor 

     At the end of a recent political forum, supervisor candidate Dick Lundy referred to “hundreds” of “missing” ballots in the June primary election. The comment followed several weeks of rumors, phone calls, e-mails and letters alleging a number of mail ballots were not counted. Those allegations carried with them the suggestion that Lundy would not be in a run-off election with J.P. Kennedy if all the ballots had been counted.

Read more: Allegations of missing ballots untrue

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District 5 Supervisor candidates collecting big bucks

10/14/10

Linda Satchwell

Staff Writer 

  Contribution and expenditure information through Sept. 30 is in for Dick Lundy and Jon Kennedy. The hotly contested District 5 supervisor’s run-off election has both candidates collecting and spending like (almost) no other campaign in recent memory.

  According to Melinda Rother, assistant clerk/recorder, who has been in the office for 15 years, “You don’t see people spending the kind of money we’re seeing here.”

Read more: District 5 Supervisor candidates collecting big bucks

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