Grant funds entrepreneurial program at FRC
Feather River College Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) members have partnered with Plumas Unified School District, Plumas Bank and the county’s chambers of commerce to bring the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour to Feather River College Thursday, Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Amy Schulz, SIFE adviser and director for Workforce Innovation Partnership – Youth Entrepreneurship at FRC, said Thursday’s event is about building entrepreneurial pathways for high school and college students, age 14 – 27.
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County cash will keep visitors bureau in business for a few more months
The Plumas County Visitors Bureau is still alive. Barely.
The Board of Supervisors last week approved a motion that will keep the bureau solvent through the end of the year.
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Man arrested in connection with Portola arson fires
|Arson suspect Harold Ellis Johnson
An 18-year-old Portola man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 15, and charged with two counts of arson for two recent fires, including the blaze that destroyed the historic Western Pacific Hospital in Portola.
Harold Ellis Johnson was arrested by Plumas County Sheriff’s deputies and booked into the county jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bail.
Sheriff’s Investigator Steve Peay said his office acted on information received over the past several days that led to Johnson.
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Caltrans continues Highway 70 repairs following gasoline spill
Drivers taking Highway 70 between Plumas and Butte counties can expect delays near the county line until at least Friday, Sept. 23.
State Route 70 is undergoing repairs by Caltrans following a gasoline spill Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Caltrans spokeswoman Denise Yergenson said traffic is limited to one lane in each direction.
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Supervisors reverse course on county budget
Plumas County employees will not be taking Fridays off after all.
Two weeks after most of the cuts and concessions in the county’s 2011-12 budget appeared to be set in stone, the Board of Supervisors changed course.
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