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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Not guilty plea: The man charged with first-degree murder in the December, 2014, death of a Greenville woman pleaded not guilty last week.
  • More Jefferson talk: Proponents of the state of Jefferson packed the Board of Supervisors room for the third time April 14, but once again did not walk away with the county’s support.
  • School cuts: The Plumas Unified School District is facing a $3 million budget deficit for the next school year, which will result in funding cuts in many areas.

Fire burns cabin, trailer; forces evacuations in Belden Town — Sheriff looking for individuals who were staying in the cabin where the fire started

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Firefighters conduct mop-up operations Sunday morning, April 19, after a fire burned structures next to the lodge in Belden. Photo by Miriam Cody
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
4/20/2015

A fire of unknown origin burned a cabin and mobile home adjacent to Belden Town’s guest lodge Sunday, April 19, crackling to life in the wee hours of the morning.

Apartments connected to the main lodge also suffered considerable damage.

There were no injuries associated with the fire, but a family of five, living in the trailer next to the cabin where the fire started, lost almost all of their belongings. The family was put in contact with the American Red Cross and they were provided temporary lodging at a Quincy motel.
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Film about famous wandering gray wolf to be screened at Town Hall Theatre

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Niwa is the wolf “actor” who plays OR7 in the film “OR7 — The Journey,” to be screened Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing
4/21/2015

All are welcome to join Feather River College’s Sustainability Action Team and Quincy’s Earth Days Committee in welcoming Oregon filmmaker Clemens Schenk for the Quincy premiere of the documentary “OR7 — The Journey,” an inspiring film about Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf.

The showing will be held at the Town Hall Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 for all students and $15 at the door. Tickets are available now through Plumas Arts, Quincy Natural Foods, Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co. and FRC Bookstore. There is limited seating, and the show is expected to sell out.

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Supervisors grant fair wish list — this time

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/20/2015

Fair Manager John Steffanic’s request to spend $36,000 from the state on various projects at the fairgrounds morphed into a larger discussion about how departments are funded, but in the end the supervisors granted his request during their April 7 meeting.

Steffanic will use $10,000 to pay the fair’s electric bill and then spend the remainder on a dump trailer, materials for planter boxes, a water tank, tree trimming, a six-person golf cart, and a single-wide trailer. Add a comment

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Grand Jury: How is Plumas County doing without a CAO?

Feather Publishing
4/20/2015


Editor’s note: This midterm report was submitted by the 2014-15 Plumas County Civil Grand Jury. The Grand Jury plans to publish a series of midterm reports in the upcoming weeks.

SUMMARY
There are 58 counties in California. At the time of this report, three counties do not have county administrative officers: Glenn, Plumas and Sierra. The Plumas County Board of Supervisors has been operating without a CAO since April 2012.

In November 2012, the BOS decided to leave the position of CAO vacant and assumed the duties of the CAO position to offer relief for the financial constraints imposed on the county due to the overall economic climate, declining population and unfunded mandates while continuing to provide for and address the needs of Plumas County’s residents.
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Chief probation officer relocates: Board appoints interim replacement

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/19/2015

Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince is moving to Imperial County and Clint Armitage, the department’s supervising probation officer, will fill the position on an interim basis until a new chief is hired.

Prince, who was hired in January of 2014, is leaving to be nearer to family. Add a comment

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