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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.

Demand for social services hits 12-year high

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/3/2010


    Plumas County Social Services Director Elliott Smart told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors his department received 300 applications for assistance in November, the largest number since 1997. 

   Smart presented his quarterly trends report for winter 2009 to the board at a Tuesday, Feb. 9, meeting.

Read more: Demand for social services hits 12-year high

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City pledges $10,000 for Railroad Days 2010

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
3/3/2010

    Railroad Days Committee members Donna Mills and Cindy Wood recently appeared before the city council to request support from the city for this year’s Railroad Days.

In an earlier report to the council, Wood had summarized the previous year’s Railroad Days finances, which had ended in a $1,500 deficit for the event. The city had covered that final outstanding invoice and requested that the committee re-appear after the six-month financial report.

Read more: City pledges $10,000 for Railroad Days 2010

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Will the lights go out? Streetlights in Greenville, Taylorsville discussed

Alicia Knadler

Indian Valley Editor
3/3/2010


A proposal to shut off 19 streetlights in Taylorsville, Greenville and Canyon Dam will be up for action tonight, Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m.    Directors of the Indian Valley Community Services District will meet in the Indian Valley Civic Center, at 430 Main St. in Greenville.

Read more: Will the lights go out? Streetlights in Greenville, Taylorsville discussed

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Highway 70 opens after accident in the Feather River Canyon

Feather Publishing
3/3/2010
Update

State Route 70 in Plumas County near Storrie... Big rig cleared
Roadway open with R-1 chain restriction
R-1: Chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All
other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread
tires or chains on the drive axle.

SR 70 [IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED 2 MI EAST OF THE BUTTE/PLUMAS CO LINE - DUE TO AN ACCIDENT - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

Read more: Highway 70 opens after accident in the Feather River Canyon

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Pre bid meeting for Spanish Creek Bridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contractor mandatory pre-bid meeting for Spanish Creek Bridge

REDDING - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold a mandatory Pre-Bid meeting for Prime contractors interested in bidding on the Spanish Creek Bridge Replacement Project on State Route 70 in Plumas County.

Meeting will include project plans for viewing and prime and subcontractor networking opportunities.

Read more: Pre bid meeting for Spanish Creek Bridge

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Legislative Oversight Hearing - The Williamson Act: Past, Present, Future?

3/2/2010

Senate Local Government Committee to hear from county officials, landowners and conservation organizations

Faced with budget problems, the Governor all but eliminated state aid for the Williamson Act in 2009, causing farmers, ranchers, and county officials to question the state's commitment to conserving open space and agricultural lands.

Read more: Legislative Oversight Hearing - The Williamson Act: Past, Present, Future?

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