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Feather River College trustees voted unanimously against sending layoff notices to six full-time faculty members in a special meeting Tuesday, March 9, a decision that earned them a roomful of applause.
At stake was the football program as well as the men's and women's basketball programs; two vocational programs - office career and technology and outdoor recreation leadership; and a library science position.
The filing period for the June 2010 election has come to a close; candidates intending to run have submitted financial statements indicating their intentions to form election committees.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood and retired deputy Bob Shipp have publicly announced their candidacy for sheriff and begun campaigning. In January, county supervisors appointed Hagwood to finish the term of Terry Bergstrand, who retired.
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors authorized Chairwoman Sherrie Thrall to sign a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture arguing for maintaining previous levels of off-highway vehicle use in local national forests at a meeting Tuesday, March 9.
County Public Works Director Bob Perreault brought the letter before the board, explaining Butte, Lassen, Shasta and Plumas counties were trying to all pass the same letter as a show of solidarity.
Several Taylorsville and Greenville streetlights will become dark by order of Indian Valley Community Services District directors.
Director Mike Yost and Fire Chief Jim Hamblin identified 17 nonessential lights with help from PG&E representatives.
In addition, there were two lights outside district boundaries, one in Canyon Dam and one in Mount Hough Estates.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a minor earthquake struck overnight near the Northern California town of Chester.
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