County leaders pledge support to AB 109 committee
Two weeks after local criminal justice officials complained about the county’s lack of support, two county leaders said they would do whatever it takes to help.
Supervisor Lori Simpson and County Counsel Craig Settlemire pledged their support to an executive committee’s effort to implement state inmate realignment in Plumas County.
“I pledge to you that I am going to be available to address any components that have to deal with this (Assembly Bill 109),” Settlemire said.
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Uniforms? Closed campuses? 7-11 committee explores the minutiea
Indian Valley Editor
Indian Valley School Closure and Consolidation Committee members were visibly drooping by the time they were ready to vote their approval Thursday, April 5, on their recommendations to the Plumas Unified School District board of directors.
The time was after 9 p.m., and member Lisa Smith had long since passed around homemade brownies to all in attendance.
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PG&E to increase flows on the North Fork of the Feather River this week
According to Paul Moreno of PG&E, river flows in the Belden Reach of the Feather River are now back to normal.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will increase water flows in the Belden Reach of the North Fork of the Feather River on Wednesday through Friday while the Belden Powerhouse is off line for planned improvements on electric transmission lines and equipment.
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Participants pleased with recent business summit
Spring snow didn’t deter more than 70 business owners from attending the Plumas Business Summit held March 26 at Nakoma Golf Resort.
And those who braved the weather weren’t disappointed. Audrey Ellis, executive director of the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, one of the event’s co-sponsors, said attendees gave the event high marks in their exit surveys.
“We were very pleased; we got very good feedback,” Ellis said. On a scale of one to five, with five being the highest, those responding gave perfect marks to the location and the food, as well as some of the speakers and a presentation by Feather River College students on marketing.
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Lafferty reveals Plumas District Hospital upgrade plans
Proposal maintains Measure B cap on property taxes
Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty presented his proposal for a hospital upgrade to the Plumas District Hospital board April 5. The price tag on Lafferty’s proposal comes in at less than half of the ill-fated Measure A proposal: $9 – $10 million, with completion by fall 2013.
The previous hospital administration’s plan projected costs of $21.7 million and completion in December 2011. Officials at the time steadfastly maintained the project was bare bones.
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County supervisors, department leaders take benefit cuts
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to reduce benefits for themselves and other salaried county leaders last week.
Two weeks after county officers blasted the supervisors and budget officer Jack Ingstad for the pay cut process, the mood during the meeting Tuesday, April 3, was somewhat subdued.
Chairman Robert Meacher, who is leaving the board in December after 20 years on the job, broke a long silence after the vote.
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