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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.

Portola businesses work together to welcome railfans to event

Feather Publishing
4/22/2010


    Merchants and businesses in and around Portola are rolling up their sleeves and preparing for the 100th anniversary celebration of the first through passenger train operating over the Western Pacific Railway and into Portola.     The date happens to coincide with the 28th annual Portola Railroad Days Festival Aug. 19 –22.

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Battle brews over ballot language for PDH measure

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
4/21/2010


    Plumas District Hospital filed two resolutions with the county clerk’s office Thursday, April 15, calling for a special election in which voters will decide whether to cap the hospital tax at $50 per $100,000 assessed value.
    The resolutions, passed at the April 1 board meeting, appear to pave the way for the hospital district’s special election to be consolidated with the Nov. 2 General Election.

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Election forum Monday

Feather Publishing
4/21/2010

   Candidates for District 5 supervisor, sheriff and county assessor have been invited to the forums being held by the League of Women Voters of Plumas County Monday, April 26, in Quincy and Thursday, April 29, in Portola. Forums will begin at 7 p.m. at the Quincy library meeting room and at the Portola Memorial Hall.

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Seventh annual Spring Concert - High Sierra Community-Youth Orchestra

Feather Publishing
4/21/2010

    Plumas Arts and Face the Music Studio have announced the seventh annual Spring Concert of the High Sierra Community Youth Orchestra at the Quincy Elementary School cafeteria Sunday, May 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
    The concert is a fundraiser for Plumas Arts and the orchestra, and the proceeds will purchase music for the 2010–2011 orchestra season. Donations are $5 per person or $12 a family.

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Black Bart robs again!

Feather Publishing
4/21/2010


    Wells Fargo and Company stage driver Charlie Seevy drew his stage to a halt amid a cloud of swirling dust as the masked, shotgun-wielding bandit blocked his path on the Quincy to Oroville Road and demanded, “Driver, throw out the box!” Seevy quickly complied — unloading the Wells Fargo box and mail pouches the stage was carrying — then driving on as ordered.
   

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