District wants to hire ski hill project manager
Construction on the new chair lift at Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl is well underway. And it’s still scheduled to open for the 2015-16 season.
But there is still a lot of work to be done.
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Criminal justice leaders disperse AB 109 funds
Moments after dividing $693,439 in state money among their departments, local criminal justice leaders emphasized they still need the county’s financial help.
“Unless we really have some good assistance from our Board of Supervisors, we have some very positive programs that are on very tenuous footing,” District Attorney David Hollister said.
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Officers, mental health clinicians thwart suicide attempt
Dan McDonaldManaging Editor
|Two sheriff’s deputies stand near a man threatening to jump off the Spanish Creek Bridge on Aug. 20. The man stood outside the rails for more than two hours before he was pulled to safety by officers and mental health workers. Photo by Laura Beaton
A man who said he wanted to kill himself is alive today thanks to heroic efforts by local police officers and county mental health workers last week.
The man, who has not been identified, stood outside the rails of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
He said he was going to jump.
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Caterpillar invasion sparks wildfire worries for Plumas residents
Some residents of Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake are concerned that the tussock moth larvae — caterpillars — are creating a fire threat by defoliating the forests.
Huge swaths of brown-tinged white fir trees cover the ridges and slopes of Plumas National Forest, not only in the La Porte area (as featured in the Aug. 13 story Under Siege) but in the Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake areas as well.
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Supervisors debate and split on request for computers
The Mental Health Department’s request to spend $88,000 on computers triggered a lengthy discussion during the Plumas County Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 19.
The money would cover 42 desktop computers, seven laptops and two tablets, as well as multiple monitors.
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Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well
Sheriff Greg Hagwood will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.
But he is sure that he doesn’t need the Board of Supervisors’ approval to proceed and he made that clear during the board’s Aug. 19 meeting.
|“I’m going to find out what is in the bottom of that well.”
Sheriff Greg Hagwood
Hagwood had appeared before the supervisors Aug. 5 and outlined his plan for unearthing the human bones that are believed to be in the well. He discussed the costs associated with the effort, which total nearly $100,000.
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