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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.

House fire leaves woman, baby homeless

 
 
Tiffiney Lozano
Staff Writer
2/24/2010

A house fire last week, inadvertently caused by a property owner, has left a Blairsden women and her 14-month-old daughter homeless.

No injures were reported; however, the duplex unit located just off Bonta Street suffered significant damages.

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City water and sewer: Who gets the bill?

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
2/24/2010

Uncollected water and sewer bills have been piling up at City Hall for the past few years to the tune of $32,861.

When a property owner defaults on a city-owed bill, the city can place a lien or an assessment on the tax roll to collect it. When a renter defaults, there is no recourse.

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Sierra Pacific Industries to re-start small log mill

Feather PublishingBreaking News
2/22/2010 

 "SPI to partially re-open small-log mill, cuts one large-log shift, net gain in jobs"
See Wednesday's papers for the full story

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Feather River Land Trust … a decade down the road to always

Tiffiney Lozano
Staff Writer
2/19/2010


A decade ago, 10 friends shared a vision to preserve the unique beauty of the region— and the Feather River Land Trust was born. With a mere $47 in the bank, the group clearly possessed more conviction than cash. Undeterred by lack of funds however, these 10 individuals continued to volunteer their time to the preservation and restoration of the Feather River watershed.

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County to consider mid-year cuts

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/19/2010


    Plumas County Administrative Officer Jack Ingstad told the Board of Supervisors at a Tuesday, Feb. 9, meeting that he would be recommending a $400,000 general fund reduction at mid-year.   

The CAO said he would bring suggestions to the county budget committee, and the full board would hear the ideas resulting from that meeting in March.

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