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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Four vie for three PDH board seats, no contested races for PUSD

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/10/2010

The Plumas District Hospital Measure B election Aug. 31 looms large, overshadowing the November elections in many ways. But there are some key races that warrant a closer look.

The main one is the race for PDH's board, at press time the only contested election. Three hospital board seats are open. Bill Elliott, John Kimmel and Fred Thon currently hold those. Elliott is not running but Kimmel and Thon are.
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City becomes Graeagle Plumas Alliance member

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/11/2010

At its latest meeting July 28, Portola's city council voted to become a member of the Graeagle Plumas Alliance at the $2,000 level. All council members voted for the membership except William Weaver, who had been in favor of a lower level, lower cost ($600) membership. The expenditure required a budget amendment as well.
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Recreation district examines revenue, new programming

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
8/12/2010


The Almanor Recreation and Park District board of directors held its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 28, at the Almanor Basin Community Resource Center.

The board focused on three primary topics of district revenue; the potential of collaborating with the Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce to provide a Winterfest activity; and approval of a policy regarding equipment use on the Truman Collins Sports Complex multipurpose field.
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Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park August 14 and 15

 

Feather Publishing
August 10, 2010

Lassen Volcanic National Park will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 along with other national parks throughout the country. “We hope many local community members will have a chance to visit their nearby national park during this time,” stated Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. The Park Service wants people to see that national parks are places for everyone to have fun, reconnect with nature and history, and build a sense of ownership and stewardship for these areas and the environment. This weekend will be in addition to the fee-free days scheduled for National Public Lands Day, September 26, and Veterans Day, November 11.

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Firefighters gaining the upper hand on the Bar Fire

Feather Publishing
8/6/2010
7:30 a.m. Update
 
Over half of the firefighting personnel have been released from the Bar Fire.  Mop up and re-hab of fire lines will continue today.  The fire is 60% contained with full containment expected by the end of the day today.  Smoldering and creeping fire behavior on the interior of the burn will continue through the day.
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