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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Delayed start to cleanup means state park will be closed all summer

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
4/28/2011

The campground and historic area at Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP) will be closed for all of the summer season because late and heavy snows have delayed the start of the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned cleanup in the park. At this time it is unclear when the facilities will reopen.

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Fire protection a hot topic for supervisors

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/27/2011

Still smarting from a 2009 – 10 grand jury report that blasts the county for leaving nearly a fifth of its full-time residents without fire protection, the Board of Supervisors held a forum with fire chiefs and concerned citizens last Tuesday.

“We need you to solve this problem,” Charles Plopper, speaking on behalf of the former grand jury, told the board.

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Financial officer leaves PDH for Sacramento

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
4/26/2011

John Nadone, chief financial officer at Plumas District Hospital (PDH), tendered his resignation yesterday, effective May 20.

Soon after, he will begin work with the California Hospital Association (CHA) as vice president of finance policy. He will be responsible for providing leadership on state administrative and regulatory issues related to health care finance.

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Feather River College declares fiscal crisis

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
4/27/2011

Anticipating Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revision, expected to be announced May 13, Dr. Ron Taylor, president of Feather River College, presented a declaration of fiscal crisis for the district board of trustees’ approval at its regular meeting Thursday, April 21.

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State game refuge status still on the table

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
4/27/2011

Whether or not to eliminate the protected status of California game refuges is still on the table.

California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) officials were asked to conduct public outreach and then submit a report to the Legislature by Jan. 1.

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