Highway 36 blocked near Lassen Park
Feather PublishingApril, 20 20109:00 a.m. 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
Election forums schedule over the next month
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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Community services districts closer to consolidation
The American Valley Community Services Authority, an entity made up of the East Quincy Service District and Quincy Community Service Districts boards of directors, took another step in the consolidation process by hiring a legal firm that specializes in working with public entities at a Tuesday, March 23, meeting.
The AVCSA unanimously agreed to hire Best, Best and Krieger, the firm recommended to the board by both the PMC consulting group and new Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission Executive Officer John Benoit.
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Census countdown: mail back census forms by April 16
Feather Publishing 4/13/2010
Five days remain to avoid a census worker at your door With just five days left for households to mail back their 2010 Census forms, the U.S. Census Bureau wants to remind people that it's not too late to return their completed questionnaires and be counted.
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As property values decline, homeowners have options
Traci BueDelaine FragnoliManaging Editor4/7/2010
With property taxes due this week, homeowners are probably thinking about property values and the associated taxes. Property reassessment is one way to bring relief to strapped homeowners in today's troubling economic times. Many homeowners have the option of applying for a Proposition 8: "Decline in Value" review. Proposition 8 is a temporary reduction in assessed value when real property suffers a decline in market value.
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