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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Caterpillar invasion sparks wildfire worries for Plumas residents

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/29/2014

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.

Read more: Caterpillar invasion sparks wildfire worries for Plumas residents

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Supervisors debate and split on request for computers

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/30/2015


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.

Read more: Supervisors debate and split on request for computers

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Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/29/2014


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.

“I’m going to find out what is in the bottom of that well.”

Sheriff Greg Hagwood
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.

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.

Read more: Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well

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4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths

Mike Taborski
Publisher
8/29/2014

If the success of this year’s Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction is any kind of indication, the local economy seems to be rebounding nicely from the recession.

Members of the local 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs had to be delighted with the tale of the tape at this year’s auction held the final day of the county fair, Sunday, Aug. 17.

Read more: 4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths

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