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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Saving Time, Saving Energy Daylight Saving Time: Its History and Why We Use It

Bob Aldrich
California Energy Commission
3/12/2012

Spring forward...Fall back....

It's ingrained in our consciousness almost as much as the A-B-Cs or our spelling reminder of "i before e...." And it's a regular event, though perhaps a bit less regular than the swallows coming back to Capistrano. (Though that may even change with the impacts of global climate change.)

Read more: Saving Time, Saving Energy Daylight Saving Time: Its History and Why We Use It

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Fire crews save barn

Feather Publishing
3/8/2012

A crew from Quincy Fire Department works to contain a brush fire by the Old Keifer Barn near Chandler Road on Wednesday morning, March. 7.

Quincy fire and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the call after wind blew a burn pile out of control just before 10 a.m. The fire, which burned less than a half acre, was stopped just 40-feet from the barn.

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County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/8/2012

A plan that could save the county thousands of dollars could end up costing a local business just as much.

When the Sheriffs Office asked the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on March 6 to approve a cheaper way of providing prescription medication for its growing inmate population, the supervisors hesitated.

Read more: County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

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Portola 7-11 wraps up with recommendations

Debra MooreSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/7/2012

Members of Portola’s 7-11 committee wrapped up their last scheduled meeting Feb. 29 with a list of six recommendations to present to other 7-11 committees and the Plumas Unified School District governing board.

In contrast to prior meetings, when many members of the public expressed their opinions, chairman Dave Nelson said that the last meeting was mostly an internal business meeting spent tidying up loose ends. Nelson said that the seven committee members agreed on the recommendations that he was going to present during a League of Women Voters forum scheduled for March 1.

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Local trails topic of public meeting

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/7/2012

What kinds of recreational trails would you like to see available in the American Valley? That’s the question the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is asking as it unveils a bold plan for motorized and non-motorized recreation.

The group, along with partner Plumas National Forest, hosts a meeting Monday, March 12, at 7:15 p.m. in the Quincy library.

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