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   These are the stories we are working on for 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.

Visitors bureau gets reprieve; county budget worsens

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/6/2011

 

The Plumas County Visitors Bureau will stay in business for at least another three months.

But the county’s budget problems actually took a turn for the worse last week.

Plumas Corporation — the nonprofit organization that oversees the visitors bureau — dipped into its savings account to fund the bureau through September.

Read more: Visitors bureau gets reprieve; county budget worsens

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County braces for influx of state prisoners

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/6/2011

Transfer will cost county more, fill the jail and strain probation resources

 

Editor’s Note: This story is the first of a two-part series. Part two will run July 13.

County dumping. Passing the buck. Bad legislation. An unmitigated disaster in the making.

Those were just a few of the terms used by members of the county’s criminal justice system during a recent roundtable discussion about the impact Assembly Bill 109 will have on Plumas County.

Read more: County braces for influx of state prisoners

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Tigan appointed Portola City Manager

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
7/6/2011

The Portola City Council appointed Leslie Tigan the new city manager by a 3-to-1 vote at the last regular meeting of the council June 22.

Council member John Larrieu made the motion to appoint Tigan as interim city manager effective July 1 and continuing until successful negotiation and approval of an employment contract with her. His motion received a second from council member Curt McBride; Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark was in agreement and council member William Weaver voted “nay.” Mayor Dan Wilson was absent but had endorsed the plan prior to leaving on vacation.

Read more: Tigan appointed Portola City Manager

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Fatality reported at Frazier Falls near Graeagle

Feather Publishing
7/3/2011
7:30 a.m. Update

Fall victim identified

A 73-year-old Reno man is dead after a fall mid-morning Sunday, July 3, from a portion of the Frazier Falls trail in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area outside of Graeagle.

John F. Seeliger was pronouced dead at the scene after Plumas County Search and Rescue responded.

7/3/2011
9:30 a.m.

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood is reporting a multiple shooting Saturday night at a very remote location in the vicinity of Antelope Lake. Three young men from Lassen County were shot following a vehicle chase by a property owner after an alledged theft attempt.

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Feather River College uses special reserve to pay construction overruns

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
7/1/2011

Faced with more than $800,000 in overruns and accounting errors on the learning resource center construction project, Feather River College trustees voted June 23 to use a special reserve fund to pay for the majority of the unanticipated costs.

The move reduces the special fund, carefully built over many years using Secure Rural Schools money, by nearly half.

Read more: Feather River College uses special reserve to pay construction overruns

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