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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.

PDH board takes first step toward new election

By Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
3/17/2010


At its March 11 board meeting, Plumas District Hospital's directors voted unanimously to "appoint the Plumas County Clerk as its Election Official to process the petition regarding the Tax Limitation Initiative, including, but not limited to, inspecting the voter signatures and, if proper, certification of such initiative petition."

Read more: PDH board takes first step toward new election

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Don't wait too long to purchase Taste Of Plumas tickets

Feather Publishing
3/17/2010

Make sure to get a seat at the table Saturday, April 10, in the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. The fourth annual Taste of Plumas is one of the most anticipated events of the season which has been a sold-out event and each year. Rave reviews build the returning crowd.

You really need to buy your tickets before April 2 - no foolin'.

Read more: Don't wait too long to purchase Taste Of Plumas tickets

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FRC kills motion to send Lay-offs and cut programs

Tiffiney Lozano
Staff Writer
3/17/2010


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.

Read more: FRC kills motion to send Lay-offs and cut programs

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Election Filing period has ended

Delaine Fragnoli
Josh Sebold
Managing Editor
3/17/2010

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.

Read more: Election Filing period has ended

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Supervisors object to Forest Service off-highway vehicle plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/17/2010

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.

Read more: Supervisors object to Forest Service off-highway vehicle plan

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Lights will go dark in Indian Valley

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/17/2010


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.

Read more: Lights will go dark in Indian Valley

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