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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Sixth lion killed in Genesee

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/21/2012

 

Blood and gore and the blank stares of his baby and adult goats is what greeted Genesee youth Paul Astles when he went to do his chores in the barn before school Monday, March 12.

It was a full-scale slaughter of kids and adults.

“It was a mess in there,” said a fellow rancher who saw it.

Read more: Sixth lion killed in Genesee

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New District 2 supervisor? Kevin Goss runs unopposed, so far

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/21/2012

Young family man Kevin Goss just may be the new District 2 supervisor in Plumas County.

No one else filed to run for the seat currently held by Robert Meacher, so Goss’s name will appear on the election ballot along with a write-in space, as required by law, according to County Registrar Kathy Williams.

Read more: New District 2 supervisor? Kevin Goss runs unopposed, so far

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Judge sides with Forest Service in dispute with Indian Valley logger

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/21/2012

 

An Indian Valley logger lost another appeal last week in his quest to get financial help from the government.

A binding-arbitration ruling from a judge in Washington, D.C., sided with the U.S. Forest Service in a contract dispute with Pew Forest Products.

The ruling was made Monday, March 12.

Read more: Judge sides with Forest Service in dispute with Indian Valley logger

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Mountain lion sighted in Crescent Mills

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/21/2012

 

A mountain lion has been spotted two days in a row hunting in the Mount Hough Estates neighborhood and the surrounding area near Crescent Mills. This is the only one still living of seven lions spotted in Indian Valley communities since January.

Plumas County Sheriff Deputy Phil Shannon, a resident of that neighborhood, said that one person saw the body of a medium-sized dog in the lion’s mouth yesterday morning, when it ran across Highway 89 and up a hill.

Deputies have been unable to find anyone with a missing dog. "Could it have been a young deer?" Shannon wondered.

Read more: Mountain lion sighted in Crescent Mills

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County approves agreement for Lake Front development

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
updated 3/21/2012

When people start buying new houses again, the developer of a master-planned community on Lake Almanor wants to be ready to sell them.

On Tuesday, March 13, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved a development agreement with Lake Almanor Associates LP for a future community on the Lake Almanor Peninsula.

The Lake Front at Walker Ranch, which has been in the works since 2003, took another step toward becoming a reality thanks to the supervisors’ unanimous approval.

Read more: County approves agreement for Lake Front development

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Teacher layoff issue dominates school board meeting

Delaine FragnoliSchoolClz
Managing Editor
3/21/2012

 

How Plumas Unified School District and the Plumas County Office of Education will handle teacher layoffs was a top topic of discussion at the school board meeting March 15.

Bruce Williams, in his role as director of Human Resources, led off the discussion with a handout that walked through the district’s process, frequently asked questions, applicable parts of the education code and the district’s contract with the Plumas County Teachers Association.

Read more: Teacher layoff issue dominates school board meeting

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