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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Railroad Days a happy memory

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
9/1/2010

Railroad Days organizers have no doubt collapsed in a heap after their duties were completed, but they can congratulate themselves on a job well done.

Railroad Days went regional this year, extending to Nakoma, Graeagle and Blairsden and bringing in 500 visitors by train, many of whom had never been in the area before.    Railroad Days chairperson Donna Mills and treasurer Cindy Wood appeared at the Aug. 25 city council meeting to review the event.
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School district launches "academies" at three high schools

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
9/1/2010


Plumas Unified School District launched its "Plumas Academy" in time for the start of the school year. The pilot program was put together over the summer, initially in response to the outcry at Greenville Junior-Senior. High School over the downward spiraling number and scope of course offerings there.
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Fair manager reports attendance down, enthusiasm up

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
9/1/2010

Due to a lack of quorum, the fair board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25, did not officially take place. However, since they were there anyway, the four directors present engaged in a general discussion and report on the fair with manager John Steffanic.

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Portola elementary now an open-enrollment school

Low scores for English Language Learners prompts listing

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
9/1/2010

Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Glenn Harris announced at the July board meeting that C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School in Portola is on the state's list of 1,000 open enrollment schools.
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