Officer fabricated assaults, sheriff says
Representatives for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department have announced their belief that Sergeant Todd Posch, a correctional officer at High Desert State Prison, fabricated two strange incidents in which he reported being attacked.
According to a press release written by Investigations Sergeant Steve Peay, the department’s dispatch center reported receiving a 911 report Wednesday, Feb. 3, from Posch.
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County sales tax revenue drops suddenly
A report by County Administrative Officer Jack Ingstad dated Monday, Feb. 1, reported that the county’s midyear budget was relatively balanced with $11.3 million in revenues and $11.8 million in expenditures.
Construction permits and tax collections were basically on target compared to projections for the year, meaning that they continued to go down on a year-to-year basis, although at a slower rate than in prior years.
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What does the future hold for Greenville High School?
Indian Valley Editor
In Greenville, where high school classes and programs have been cut time and again, and where rumors of imminent school closure abound, a growing number of locals are ready to tell Plumas Unified School District management and trustees where to go.
District trustee Jonathan Kusel has heard about their concerns—legitimate concerns—many times.
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Hospital directors and administrators try to curb criticism
When Plumas District Hospital directors met in closed session Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, to discuss potential litigation, they anticipated being served papers at that evening’s public board meeting. But no such drama materialized. Instead, the 30 people in attendance heard what is becoming familiar rhetoric.
Hospital directors and administrators continued their efforts to pacify critics of their bond measure by pledging to hold two community forums within 45 days. The district made good on that promise by announcing Friday it had scheduled two special board meetings to function as community forums.
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Award-winning film features local wardens and black market bear traders
Indian Valley Editor2/10/2010
Residents with the Discovery Planet Green channel can tune in to see what happens when Department of Fish and Game Warden Zeke Awbrey of Quincy and wildlife crime investigative reporter Steve Galster discover a 20-pound bear cub shot in the head near Poplar Valley above Sloat.
They appear in the national premiere of “Crime Scene Wild: Bears,” Friday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., one segment of an award-winning mini-series by Cicada Productions of London.
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Plumas District Hospital sued by local citizens
Five citizens filed suit Monday, Feb. 8, in Plumas County Superior Court asking the court to appoint an election official for Plumas District Hospital so their proposed initiative can proceed through the election process.
Frank “Skip” Alexander, Robert Zernich, Robert Herr, Dennis Clemens and Martin Brutlag are asking the court to appoint Plumas County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams as the election official for the district so the signatures on their initiative petition can be verified.
See Wednesday's Feather River Bulletin for the complete story