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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.

Greenville clinic a bright light for EPHC

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
11/30/2011

 

The Greenville clinic is one bright spot in an otherwise dim financial picture at Eastern Plumas Health Care according to a report to board directors when they met in Indian Valley earlier this month.

By itself, the clinic is breaking even, Chief Financial Officer Jeri Nelson said. “It’s holding its own.”

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High winds cause power outages

Feather Publishing
12/2/2011 - 3:30 p.m. Update - PG&E reports that power has been restored to all areas in Northern California.

12/2/2011 - 6:00 a.m. - The Northstate has been spared the extensive power outages experienced in Southern California, but we have not esccaped entirely.  Many Plumas and Lassen County residents are still without power this morning and its being blamed on this wind. PG&E reports 380 outages total in the Northstate. 229 of them are in Plumas County near Bucks Lake and Quincy. 125 of them are in the Mineral/Mill Creek area east of Red Bluff. The rest of them are single customers without power.

The power outages were caused by high winds and are expected to be repaired by later this afternoon.

The high winds are expected to diminish somewhat today.

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College to settle players’ lawsuit

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
11/30/2011

Board president Bill Elliott reported Nov. 17 that the Feather River Community College District Board of Trustees voted in closed session to authorize college president and superintendent Ron Taylor to settle the lawsuit Emory Boyd Jr., Quinton Hancock and Nicholos Page filed against the college Jan. 25. Individually named defendants include Athletic Director Merle Trueblood, head football coach James Johnson and assistant coach Josh White.

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Recall petition for Portola mayor deemed “sufficient”

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
11/30/2011

Portola City Clerk Leslie Tigan certified the petition to recall Mayor Dan Wilson last Tuesday.

The petition was received by the city Oct. 13 with a raw count of 364 signatures from proponent Jeanne Rowden-Dansby; 269 signatures from voters registered as living in Portola are required to initiate a special recall election.

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EQSD board addresses new director’s potential conflicts

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
11/30/2011

The East Quincy Services District’s board of directors said it wants to make sure a newly elected member doesn’t have a conflict of interest.

Mike Green, who ousted incumbent Steve Grant in the Nov. 8 election, lives in the East Quincy district. However, he works as a water/wastewater operator for the Quincy Community Services District.

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