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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Rodent chews through fiber line, disrupts 17,000 customers

Patrick Shillito
Staff Writer
4/15/10 

 

Apparently sometimes it only takes one rodent to mess up an entire day.

That's exactly what happened around 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, when a Frontier Communications line was chewed through by a rodent, causing a phone and DSL outage for roughly 17,000 customers in Susanville, Chester and Alturas.

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State approves funding for new Quincy courthouse

Feather Publishing
4/15/2010

 Plans for a new courthouse in Quincy for the Superior Court of Plumas County has received formal approval to begin, with funding authorization April 12 by the State Public Works Board. This approval marks the official start of the courthouse construction project, which will be managed by the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

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Spring Wellness Faire starts tomorrow in Chester

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
4/14/2010


    Offering a change of season lift, the Good Vibrations gang and friends will host a Spring Wellness Faire April 15 – 17.   

More familiarly known as the Winter Wellness Festival, guests can expect the same quality and enlightening experiences they have enjoyed for the past four years.

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Supervisors hear update on census

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
4/14/2010


    The Plumas County Board of Supervisors received a report from Tribal Partnership Specialist Pam Ames, a census worker, at its Tuesday, April 6, meeting.

    Supervisor and Chairwoman Sherrie Thrall said it was her impression the board wanted the item on the agenda to stress “the absolute importance” of filling out census forms.

Read more: Supervisors hear update on census

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Highway 36 blocked near Lassen Park

Feather Publishing
April, 20 2010
9:00 a.m.Breaking News
Roadway is closed eastbound at Mineral and westbound at Childs Meadows due to Jack-knifed big rig on Morgan Summit. Highway Advisory Radio activated.
Estimated Time to Open approx 3 hours
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Election forums schedule over the next month

Feather Publishing
4/14/2010

The League of Women Voters of Plumas County will hold a series of election forums over the next month:    
Monday, April 19, Greenville Town Hall
Thursday, April 22, Graeagle Fire Hall
Monday, April 26, Quincy Library
Thursday, April 29, Portola Memorial Hall
Thursday, May 6, Chester Memorial Hall
All forums begin at 7 p.m.

Countywide races include sheriff Greg Hagwood facing challenger Bob Shipp. County assessor Chuck Leonhardt is in a race with real estate broker Mike Gardner. The candidates for District 5 county supervisor are J.P. Kennedy, Richard Lundy and Ralph Wittick.

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