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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.

Plague outbreak prompts campground closure

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
8/25/2010




State and county officials temporarily closed Plumas-Eureka State Park's Jamison Creek Campground Wednesday, Aug. 18, after discovery of a dead rodent that tested positive for plague.

Director of Plumas County Environmental Health Jerry Sipe said the discovery triggered a rodent survey, including trapping and blood testing.

Read more: Plague outbreak prompts campground closure

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Correction

Feather Publishing
8/25/2010

In our story “Ballots due by Tuesday” in the Aug. 25 edition of the newspaper, we published an incorrect telephone number. The correct number to call for ballot questions is 283-6256.

Feather Publishing regrets the error and inconvenience to the staff at the county’s environmental health department.

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Pike project litigants certified as a 'class' for lawsuit against the state

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/25/2010


More than a year ago, citizens in eastern Plumas County filed a class action suit against the Department of Fish and Game regarding economic impacts from the agency's second poisoning of Lake Davis. Last week, Judge Janet Hilde, Superior Court of Plumas County, handed down a ruling to certify the petitioners as a class.

Read more: Pike project litigants certified as a 'class' for lawsuit against the state

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Reminder from the Plumas County Treasurer-Tax Collector.

Feather Publishing
8/24/2010

2010-11 Unsecured tax bills are delinquent if they are not paid in the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector by 5:00 p.m. or post marked by the United States Post Office by August 31, 2010. A ten percent (10%) penalty will be added to the unpaid tax on September 1, 2010. Failure to receive a tax bill does not cancel penalties if the tax bill becomes delinquent.

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