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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Audit reveals accounting difficulties at fair office

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

In the face of a significant revenue shortfall and urgent repairs, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors received more bad news about Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s accounting practices.

Auditors from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Audit Office found five areas of concern in Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s accounting practices in its audit, dated Oct. 29, 2010, for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

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Fair plans entry education class

Feather Publishing
2/9/2011

Entering something in the fair is the backbone of the fair tradition. Whether it’s an animal, homemade jelly, a potato you grew or a photograph you’ve taken, the fair is the place to show what you’ve made, raised or grown. The Plumas-Sierra County Fair invites you to make an entry in the 2011 event, Aug. 10 – 14.

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Child Support Services rated number one in state

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

The Plumas County Department of Child Support Services recently completed a decade of excellence, with the local agency being ranked in the top 10 for California counties each fiscal year since at least the year 2000 (local records on the awards only go back that far).

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Courthouse architect selected

Feather Publishing
2/9/2011

Northern California architecture firm RossDrulisCusenbery has been selected to design the new Quincy courthouse, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) announced Jan. 31.

The proposed project, which is in the earliest phase of site selection, will provide a new three-courtroom building to replace the court’s space in the current Quincy courthouse, which is functionally deficient and lacking in security features that meet current standards.

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Portola City Hall closed after fire

BreakingNews
2/4/2011 Update
The City of Portola has established a temporary City Hall  at the Williams House Museum/Visitor Center, 424 E. Sierra Ave. (Highway 70). The phone number is 832-0671. It will be open at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7. City Manager Jim Murphy said he expected city staff to occupy the temporary location for a week to 10 days. For more information, see the Feb. 9 issue of the newspaper.
2/3/2011
Feather Publishing

All phone and e-mail communication is out at Portola City Hall following a fire earlier today. According to City Manager Jim Murphy, the fire caused major damage, including smoke damage. The City Council will hold an emergency meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Portola library to authorize a temporary office rental and repairs to City Hall.

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