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Opinion

It’s not the ‘Quincy fair’

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
8/3/2011

 

Regardless of the content of my stories, I am a big county fair supporter. I’ve written about this before so I won’t belabor that point.

Under the heading of “other duties as assigned,” I’m responsible for coordinating the fair supplement in this week’s paper. It makes sense because the county fair is my beat; I cover the board meetings and all the news centered on the fairground operations, whether it’s “The Fair” or missing septic tanks.

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County residents shouldn’t have to pay extra fire fee

Feather Publishing
8/3/2011

Most rural fire departments in Plumas County – essentially all comprised of volunteers – already face a daunting challenge: Balancing adequate fire protection services against the increasing financial costs to provide that service.

Assembly Bill 29x, also known as the “rural fire tax” will negatively affect the county’s fire districts by forcing many homeowners to pay up to an additional $150 annually to CalFire for “fire prevention.”

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CHP commander’s willingness to address problems encouraging

Feaher Publishing
7/27/2011

The California Highway Patrol has a serious image problem in Plumas County.

We hear the complaints from people on the street, and we read them in our letters to the editor.

Our residents say they are afraid of our CHP. They say that young, aggressive patrolmen are looking for any reason to pull them over.

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Community service district consolidation efforts fail; What is next?

Kim Kraul,
Chairperson
Quincy Community Services District
7/20/2011

For approximately 17 years Quincy Community Services District and East Quincy Services District have been meeting regularly, planning to join the two districts. The main goal and advantage of the consolidation effort was to better serve the customers of both districts.

It seemed self-evident that one district would be more efficient in the use of manpower, equipment and management costs as well as simplify the planning for the future of the American Valley.

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Editorial For the week of 7/13/2011

Feather Publishing
7/13/2011

Few would argue that America’s metropolitan newspapers are in trouble, beset by declining circulation and ad revenues and free online competition. But rural and community newspapers, like the six weeklies we publish here in Plumas and Lassen counties, are weathering the storm.

In the United States, some 7,500 community newspapers — papers with under 30,000 in circulation — still hit the streets, front porches and mailboxes at least once a week.

Read more: Editorial For the week of 7/13/2011

  

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