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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.

UC Berkeley celebrates 100 years with Plumas County

James Wilson
Sports Editor
7/21/2014

Though it is still dwarfed by the giant trees surrounding its Meadow Valley camp, the University of California at Berkeley’s forestry program is celebrating a milestone that puts it in the same category with the ancients: its 100th anniversary. The program and the wild nature of Plumas County have been intertwined since the program’s very beginning and continue to co-produce ongoing generations of foresters.

Read more: UC Berkeley celebrates 100 years with Plumas County

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Former real estate agent sentenced for embezzlement

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
7/20/2014

A former Portola real estate agent was fined and sentenced to five years of probation last week after pleading “no contest” to felony embezzlement.

Earl Warren Morrison, 67, was convicted of taking more than $54,000 from a property management trust account when he worked for Portola-based Lynn Welch Realty.

Read more: Former real estate agent sentenced for embezzlement

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Midsummer night astronomy sessions available at FRC

Feather Publishing
7/20/2014

Yes, Feather River College has telescopes and an observatory! The FRC observatory will be open Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Charles Arrowsmith, who teaches astronomy at FRC and leads the local RECON project team, will be on hand to help guide visitors through the night sky and to provide information about astronomy activities and education in Plumas County.

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High-speed Internet is here; But are you ready for it?

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/19/2014

Fiber optics can provide high-speed Internet, but only if your equipment is ready for it.

“We provided a real high-end connection,” said Brenda Compton, Plumas District Hospital’s information technology director. “We went from providers complaining every single day (about the speed) to no complaints.”

Read more: High-speed Internet is here; But are you ready for it?

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Collins Pine Co. to hold public hearing on renewal of sustained yield plan

Feather Publishing
7/19/2014

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, along with Collins Pine Co., will hold a public hearing Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Almanor Recreation Center, 450 Meadowbrook Loop in Chester.

The hearing is to accept comments regarding the proposed 10-year renewal of the Collins Almanor Forest Sustained Yield Plan.

Read more: Collins Pine Co. to hold public hearing on renewal of sustained yield plan

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