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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

State orders new water conservation mandates; Impacts all residents including Plumas

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
7/29/2014

Plumas County is considering declaring a local disaster as drought continues to impact the state.

Jerry Sipe, the county’s environmental health director, discussed the state and local drought situation with the Board of Supervisors on July 15, the same day the state water board enacted emergency water conservation measures that affect all Californians.

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Department names new probation chief

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/28/2014


Daniel Prince is no longer acting the part — he is the county’s new chief probation officer.

The supervisors voted unanimously July 15 to offer him the position based on the recommendation of the interview committee, which consisted of Judge Janet Hilde, retired Chief Probation Officer Terry Lee and Human Resources Director Gayla Trumbo.

Read more: Department names new probation chief

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Second Annual Plumas County Senior Summit a success

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 Keynote speaker and District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall says "I have changed the picture of aging."
Laura Beaton

Staff Writer
7/27/2014


“The changing picture of aging” was the topic of supervisor Sherrie Thrall’s keynote address to a crowd of seniors gathered for the second annual Plumas County Senior Summit on July 16.

“I am the changing picture of aging,” Thrall said. She’ll turn 70 this November, yet is still very active — a growing trend as baby boomers begin reaching retirement age.

Read more: Second Annual Plumas County Senior Summit a success

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Tales from the front: Honored veterans share their stories

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Father and son Jackson L. Harris Sr., center, and Jackson L. Harris II, right, hold the state Assembly resolution honoring them and other distinguished veterans with organizer Dave Karau at the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade on July 4. The former Navy lieutenant and commander have 45 years of combined service. Photo submitted
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
7/25/2014

Robert Schoensee still remembers the moment his ship split in half off the coast of Normandy in 1944, plunging 270 men into the icy Atlantic surf.

The 96-year-old retired Army major was one of 11 distinguished veterans recognized during the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade, where thousands of spectators lined Graeagle’s streets to honor Plumas County residents who served from Omaha Beach to Vietnam, Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge.

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