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Plumas County Mental health responds to consultant report

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/12/2014
                                       Must act quickly to avoid loss of nearly $1 million


The Plumas County Mental Health Department has $7 million in its reserve fund, but it has a waiting list of people who need help. Why? 

That’s just one of the questions the Board of Supervisors hoped could be answered when it asked Kemper Consulting Group to review the county’s floundering mental health department.

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Sheriff pitches joint-venture plan to CHP commissioner

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 Sheriff Greg Hagwood shows California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow, right, the 18-acre East Quincy site where the sheriff wants to build a campus that would house new offices for the CHP and sheriff, as well as a new jail, as supervisor candidate Jim Judd, center, and Assistant Sheriff Dean Canalia look on.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
10/11/2014

California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow said last week that having the CHP, sheriff and jail on one campus in Quincy makes sense.

But he said the state is ready to build a new CHP office soon. The county needs to act quickly if it wants a joint facility.

Farrow said he is willing to put plans for a new CHP office on hold until the state and county planners have a chance to meet and talk about it.

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Quincy woman wants to swim with the dolphins - Terminal illness leaves little time to complete her bucket list

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
10/9/2014

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Lorri Stephens is fighting cancer, but the prognosis is not good. In her remaining months, Lorri has a few dreams that she would like to see fulfilled. Lorri Stephens poses with some of her family during a visit in early September. From left: husband Larry, son Jerimy, Lorri and daughter-in-law Jenny, who is expecting Lorri’s fourth grandchild. Photo submitted

Lorri Stephens has survived stage 4 throat cancer, a broken hip, shoulder and femur, and the death of her youngest son, but doctors say she won’t survive the cancer that has now settled in her bones.

With a prognosis of just six months left to live, time is running out for Lorri to fulfill her dreams. 

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Board adopts final budget - Questions the sheriff’s interpretation of the numbers

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
10/10/2014

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors adopted its 2014-15 budget totaling nearly $88 million Sept. 30.

“It’s been a challenging year as you all know,” said Susan Scarlett, the county’s budget consultant, in presenting the document for final adoption.

The new budget contains four fewer positions than last year and uses one-time funding to keep it balanced.

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