Powerful storm results in emergency declaration
Feather Publishing Staff
A powerful storm pounded Plumas County with strong winds and heavy rainfall last week, leaving millions of dollars of damage in its wake.
County officials declared a local state of emergency Friday, Feb. 6, even before the full extent of the damage could be assessed.
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County Mental Health director resigns
Plumas County Mental Health Director Peter Livingston offered his resignation last week. After some discussion, the Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted it.
Livingston, who has been leading the department for 15 months, agreed to stay on as interim director for three months to help the county with a transition plan.
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Supervisors tackle varied topics during first meeting in February
From what their constituents thought about the state of Jefferson to the need to hire more staff, the supervisors discussed a number of topics Feb. 3.
But the first meeting in February was shorter and less controversial than the last meeting in January when the board discussed not only the formation of a new state, but the effort to establish a tourism improvement district, and listened to a church leader suggest that a supervisor had practiced religious discrimination.
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‘Movin’ on up’ real estate momentum builds confidence in local economies
|A reported increase in high-end home sales forecasts brighter days for local economies. Photos courtesy Dickson Realty
If home sales are any indication of how the economy is doing, Klondike-like days could be making a comeback in Plumas County.
Area Realtors say luxury real estate struck gold in 2014 with numerous homes selling for more than $1 million.
The Lake Almanor real estate market saw 11 luxury home sales over $1 million, and four of those sold for more than $2 million, according to Jay Sabelman, who owns Lake Almanor Brokers.
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No cases of measles have yet been reported in Plumas County
Health Education Coordinator
Even though there have been no cases of measles reported in Plumas County, the Disneyland measles outbreak should be a concern to all of us, with the numbers of infected individuals growing almost daily.
As of Jan. 28, 98 people from 14 states were reported to have measles. Eighty-two live in California and two-thirds of those were associated with the Disneyland outbreak. Some school districts in Southern California are now preventing unimmunized children from attending class.
Read more: No cases of measles have yet been reported in Plumas County