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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Plumas District Hospital sued by local citizens

Breaking NewsFeather Publishing

Five citizens filed suit Monday, Feb. 8, in Plumas County Superior Court asking the court to appoint an election official for Plumas District Hospital so their proposed initiative can proceed through the election process.

  Frank “Skip” Alexander, Robert Zernich, Robert Herr, Dennis Clemens and Martin Brutlag are asking the court to appoint Plumas County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams as the election official for the district so the signatures on their initiative petition can be verified.

See Wednesday's Feather River Bulletin for the complete story

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Assault on correctional officer a fabrication, authorities say

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

    Plumas County sheriffís deputies and investigators responding to claims by High Desert State Prison correctional officer Todd Posch that he was the victim of a hit-in-run in front of his residence in Greenville Wednesday morning determined "Poschís allegations were false and fabricated" according to a press release signed by Sheriff Greg Hagwood.

Read more: Assault on correctional officer a fabrication, authorities say

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Out of touch: Pager provider abandons area

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

    Several organizations operating on the eastern side of the county became aware of something strange in the third week in January: Their pagers were malfunctioning.
    Eastern Plumas District Hospital Information Technology Manager Rick Boyd received a call from a doctor Monday, Jan. 11.
    The doctor explained the hospital attempted to page him the night before and he never received the message.

Read more: Out of touch: Pager provider abandons area

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Multiple agencies respond to Basin disaster

M. Kate West
Chester Editor

    Without the assistance of multiple agencies, life, as it is known in the Lake Almanor Basin, might have come to a screeching halt during the snowstorms the week of Jan. 17ñ25.
    In addition to the more than six feet of snow that fell on the West Shore of Lake Almanor and Chester, the storms brought about a Plumas County Board of Supervisors declaration of a local emergency Jan. 22.

Read more: Multiple agencies respond to Basin disaster

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Positive coliform test closes one EQSD well

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

    At a mid-January meeting, East Quincy Service District Manager Mary Henrici told the districtís board that she had isolated the well behind the district office, well #2, from the rest of the water system because of a positive total coliform test.
    Total coliform tests look for bacteria that originate in dirt or plant matter, compared to fecal coliform that originates in sewage, septage or animal waste.

Read more: Positive coliform test closes one EQSD well

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