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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Parents express concern over school board’s lack of teacher support

James Wilson
Staff Writer
10/21/2014

“There seems to be a lack of support from the board. In general, this creates a poor school culture.”

Those were the sentiments Bridget Isham, expressed to the Plumas Unified School District board during the public input portion of the regular meeting of the Plumas County Board of Education at Portola High School on Oct. 9.

Read more: Parents express concern over school board’s lack of teacher support

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PG&E reduces wildfire risk, improves public access to Bucks Lake

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s tree contractor, Mountain Enterprisess, cuts and chips dead and dying trees to improve forest health and reduce fire risk on the south side of Bucks Lake. Photo courtesy Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Feather Publishing
10/20/2014

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is removing hazardous trees, along with dead and dying trees, near Bucks Lake in order to reduce wildfire risk, improve public access and boost forest health.

The project area covers nearly 30 acres on the south side of Bucks Lake. It will reduce the risk of hazardous trees falling onto the Oroville-Quincy Highway and Mile High Road and will eliminate dead and dying trees that can burn easily or harbor tree-killing insects and diseases.

Read more: PG&E reduces wildfire risk, improves public access to Bucks Lake

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County leaders plan to hire several employees

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/19/2014

County officials didn’t waste any time after the 2014-15 budget was adopted to seek permission to fill vacancies in their departments.

During its Oct. 7 meeting, the Board of Supervisors authorized a dozen positions to be filled. Some will be internal promotions, but most will be advertised to the public.

Read more: County leaders plan to hire several employees

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Supervisors begin meeting with lively public comment, set new winter hours

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/18/2014

Public comment turned out to be livelier than normal during the Board of Supervisors’ Oct. 7 meeting, with supervisors sparring with a candidate, and a concerned citizen taking on the Forest Service.

District 5 supervisor candidate Jim Judd drew some fire when he passed out a document with highlights from the meeting between California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow and Sheriff Greg Hagwood, when the former was in town to discuss the possibility of collaborating on a new administrative building for the two agencies.

Read more: Supervisors begin meeting with lively public comment, set new winter hours

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