County closes budget gap
As the supervisors struggled to close a $147,000 spending gap during the waning hours of its final budget workshop, talk turned to closing the museum or severely slashing the fair.
“I still come back to the museum,” Supervisor Terry Swofford said. “They could run it with volunteers.”
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Four hundred school students attend FRC college fair
Students from Plumas County, Loyalton and Westwood high schools descended on the Feather River College (FRC) campus Sept. 19 for the fourth annual college and career fair.
Many students dressed their best and took advantage of the 20 colleges, 17 industry sectors and seven specialty booths represented.
Four hundred 11th and 12th-graders arrived in buses and gathered in the gym for a briefing on the day’s activities.
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School board respectfully disagrees with grand jury report
The 2012 grand jury findings regarding student safety blasted Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) and Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) boards of education for their failure to conduct and consider safety-related issues.
In a collective response to the report, the board (five residents from the county’s five districts are elected and serve four-year terms on both boards) “respectfully disagreed” with the two primary areas of concern of the Plumas County grand jury report: student safety and hiring practices in regards to the superintendent position.
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Leaf-peepers get ready for another ‘Awesome Autumn’
Summer is officially over now and Plumas County’s fabulous fall color show is about to start! The Plumas County Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Council is carrying on the annual Awesome Autumn promotion started by the Plumas County Visitors Bureau years ago.
This promotion has helped increase tourism throughout the county and brought worldwide exposure to local forests and communities. A huge market of nature-oriented tourists and photographers is continuing to bring revenue to the county.
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Losses from Chips Fire continue to mount
The running total on losses caused by the Chips Fire is continuing to rise.
“As the board is aware there are significant impacts to Plumas County across many, many sectors,” Jerry Sipe, director of the Office of Emergency Services, told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during their Sept. 18 meeting.
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