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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.

Court affirms Dyer Mt. environmental process

Feather Publishing
1/6/2011

Lassen County Superior Court Judge Donald Sokol denied a request for a writ of mandate from three environmental groups seeking to block the development of the four-season resort at Dyer Mountain near Westwood.

Sokol issued his ruling supporting the county’s environmental reviews of the project Thursday, Dec. 30.

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Services set for Jedidiah Lusk

Feather Publishing
1/5/2011

The Lusk family has announced services for their son Jedidiah, 10, who passed away Monday, Jan. 3, after a 10-month battle with brain cancer.

The memorial service is scheduled for this Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Bucks Lake Road in Quincy.

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Life in West Africa: A balmy 95 in winter

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/5/2011

Imagine the climate shock for 2003 Greenville High School graduate Devin Wilcox, who left a balmy 95-degree West African winter for Christmas at home in snow-covered Plumas County.

The logging trucks there are different as well; they have four legs, two wheels, are sometimes stubborn, and they emit a bray instead of a rumble. The logs are actually fence posts villagers gather to enclose their gardens.

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Plumas County District One election results

Feather Publishing
1/5/2011
6:00 a.m. Update
Republican Ted Gains has won the special election to fill the state senate seat left vacant by the death of Dave Cox.  As it turns out, the 65 to 35 margin in Plumas County was close to the district wide margin of 63 to 37 margin in favor of Gains district wide.

Read more: Plumas County District One election results

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Community groups get grant funds

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/5/2011

The Plumas County Community Development Commission (CDC) board approved the regional Community Action Agency's (CAA) funding decisions for the 2011 calendar year at a December meeting.

The local CAA serves as an advisory board, helping the CDC decide where to give out community service grant funds in Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties.

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