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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

County approves agreement for Lake Front development

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/16/2012

When people start buying new houses again, the developer of a master-planned community on Lake Almanor want to be ready to sell them.

On Tuesday, March 13, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved a development agreement with Lake Almanor Associates LP for a future community on the Lake Almanor Peninsula.

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School 7-11 committees get more time

Debra MooreSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/15/2012

 

After listening to the 7-11 committees’ pleas for additional time, the school board extended its deadlines. The committees now have until April 20 to submit their budgetary recommendations to the school district. The recommendations will then be presented in a board workshop May 2.

During the board’s March 8 meeting, committee representatives said they needed more time because they didn’t have all of the information necessary to make informed recommendations.

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Eureka! Local group strikes deal to keep state park open

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/14/2012

Plumas-Eureka State Park will be open this summer with a full range of services thanks to an agreement between the Plumas Eureka State Park Association and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

“We’re very excited,” said Jay Skutt, president of the park association. “It’s good for the community. To see the park sit there and not be used would be a tragedy.”

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Mountain lions cause increasing concern

Feather Publishing
3/15/201 UPDATED


A sixth lion has been killed in Genesee, where ranchers are scared. Mountain lions, usually solitary animals, are hunting in groups and have slaughtered all but a few goats remaining to young Paul Astles.

The survivors are a couple of nannies, a couple unrelated kids that will have to be bottle fed now, and two orphans from the previous lion kills that were being kept in a different barn.

Astles, of the Walking G, paid for his goats with his own money and was raising them.

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Plumas Arts invites the public to savor the ‘Taste of Plumas’

Feather Publishing
3/14/2012

The sixth annual Taste of Plumas is one of the most anticipated events of the season, says Plumas Arts. The tastings begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

The staff at Plumas Arts reports that there are more restaurants, caterers and food business participating this year than ever before. Event organizers report that many favorites will return and they are also pleased to welcome several that are new to the event.

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