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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Send us your zeroes: Meter keeps ticking on Nakoma back taxes

Lower assessments, unpaid penalties and interest have far-flung effects on county entities

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Reporter
10/20/2010

When Michael Schoff purchased Gold Mountain properties from the bankruptcy trustee in Reno, Nev., last April, many people in the county looked to Schoff as a hero.

Gold Mountain residents looked to Schoff to take over maintenance and responsibility for the golf course and the Nakoma clubhouse and hoped Nakoma's revitalization would slow the loss in their property values.
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County allocates grant funds to fire efforts

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
10/20/2010


The County Board of Supervisors allocated Plumas' share of Secure Rural Schools Title III funding at its Tuesday, Oct. 5, meeting.

All the applicants received at least some funding and the board had $133,247 left over at the end.
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Judge ponders Feather River Inn suit

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
10/20/2010

 

After a full day of argument Friday, Oct. 8, in the case of High Sierra Rural Alliance vs. the County of Plumas, Judge Gayle Gwynup thanked both sides for a job well done and said she would probably take the full 90 days to issue her opinion.

The suit challenges county supervisors’ approval in May 2009 of a master plan, planned development permit and environmental impact report for the Feather River Inn project.

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Supervisors don't buy Grand Jury fire recomendations

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
10/20/2010

 

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors agreed with the Grand Jury Report’s sense of urgency on the topic of county fire protection but didn’t seem to agree with many of the Grand Jury’s suggested solutions.

The Grand Jury said it didn’t “presume to know exactly what action must be taken,” but that didn’t stop it from making very specific recommendations at times.

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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.

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