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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Moore sentenced: Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million for embezzling over $625,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District.
  • Sheriff cuts: Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood lashed out at the supervisors after the board targeted his department for more budget cuts.
  • Candidates weigh in: The three people competing for District 5 supervisor seat shared their thoughts on the county budget process.

Criminal justice leaders disperse AB 109 funds

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
9/1/2014

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.

Read more: Criminal justice leaders disperse AB 109 funds

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Officers, mental health clinicians thwart suicide attempt

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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
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
8/30/2014

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

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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