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911 dispatchers wade through non-emergency calls

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Cassie Cooper (left) and Jeanette Childress, 911 dispatchers, answer calls in the communications room at the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.  Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
12/30/2014


“911, what’s your emergency?”

This question, which most will hear only a handful of times in their life if lucky, is uttered many times a day by the nine dispatchers at the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office in Quincy.

“You never know, when that phone rings, what you’re going to get,” explained operator Jeanette Childress.

The team of operators handles emergency calls for all of Plumas County, and is available 24 hours a day.

This highly trained team is the first response to emergencies in the county, but is often loaded down with non-emergency calls.
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Sheriff shares ice cream donation with the board; Kennedy lauded during last meeting

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
12/29/2014

Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

“I want to make a charitable donation in the amount of $5,000,” Hagwood told the board. That’s the amount he received from the ice cream company for participating in their marketing campaign.

“I would like to see $2,500 go to the theatre and $2,500 go to the animal shelter,” he said. Add a comment

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Altes arraignment continued to Jan. 23

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
12/28/2014

William Leo Altes III, the man accused of killing Greenville resident Lauren Allen, won’t be entering a plea for at least a month.

Altes’ arraignment was continued until Jan. 23, 2015, to allow more time for evidence in the case to be reviewed.

Plumas County Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde granted public defender Robert Zernich the continuance during Altes’ court appearance Friday, Dec. 19. Add a comment

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School board goes forward with reimbursement claim against state

James Wilson
Staff Writer
12/27/2014

During the Plumas County Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District meetings Dec. 17, the school board authorized Superintendent Micheline Miglis to move forward with a reimbursement claim with the Commission on State Mandates.

The claim, which will be filed jointly with the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Vallejo City Unified School District, will be for reimbursement of costs incurred as a result of preparing and implementing the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

California established the CASPP system of assessments Jan. 1. Required assessments and tools included a digital library, summative assessments and interim assessments designed to monitor student progress toward mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Add a comment

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Seasonal route restrictions for wheeled vehicles in Lassen Forest

Feather Publishing
12/26/2014
 

Lassen National Forest reminds forest visitors that snowmobile and ski routes are off limits to wheeled vehicles from Dec. 26, 2014, through March 31, 2015.

The roads where wheeled vehicles are seasonally restricted from traveling are identified on the motor vehicle use maps, available at Forest Service offices and online at fs.usda.gov/lassen. These annual winter season restrictions stem from concerns for both visitor safety and natural resources.

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