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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.

Plumas braces for shift of inmates from prison to jail

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/18/2011


New Plumas County District Attorney (DA) David Hollister explained some of the unique challenges that would be facing his office in the future, during a recent Board of Supervisors meeting.

The DA said new Gov. Jerry Brown supported former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to shift some of the state prison burden back to the counties.

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Kusel resigns from school board

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/19/2011

Jonathan Kusel has resigned his seat on the Plumas Office of Education/Plumas Unified School District governing board.

Kusel told his fellow board members, in an e-mail dated March 1, that he was resigning effective immediately.

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Median income takes a dip

Feather Publishing
3/20/2011
The statewide median income for all 2009 personal income tax returns decreased to $34,079 (5.1 percent below 2008), while the median income listed on joint returns decreased to $65,025 (5.7 percent below 2008), according to statistics released this month by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

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DFG study blasts dredge mining

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/12/2011

Continuing the current moratorium on suction dredge mining is the best thing for the environment, says an environmental study released Feb. 28 by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).

The next preferable alternative would be to cut the number of suction dredge permits by more than half — from an average of 3,650 over the past 15 years to 1,500 annually — while limiting dredging to 14 days a year for each permit holder and reducing the allowable nozzle size from 8 inches to 4.

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Better Business Bureau advises donors on tsunami relief efforts

Feather Publishing
3/11/2011

Do your research before giving to charities

West Sacramento, CA – In the wake of the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in over 100 years, many Americans want to help those impacted by the earthquake and the tsunami that followed. Better Business Bureau warns donors to exercise caution when making donations to relief agencies and charities.

As with every natural disaster, there are unscrupulous people who will attempt to take advantage of the public’s eagerness to help victims.

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Japan hit by huge 8.9 earthquake; Tsunami warning issued for coastal California

Feather Publishing
3/11/2011
A large and destructive earthquake struck Japan over-night.  The magnitude 8.9 quake has generated a significant tsunami.  A Tsunami warning has been issued for coastal California.  Evacuations are in effect in Del Norte County.  Click here for the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center to see the latest information.
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