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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.

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.

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The hunt for Railroad Days volunteers continues

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
3/16/2012

Service organizations and businesses in Eastern Plumas County were invited to an early morning meeting March 8 at Jimmie’s Roadhouse 70 to discuss the future of Railroad Days.

Seventeen individuals showed up to indicate their interest and enthusiasm in retaining the yearly Portola event. Although the city of Portola has decreased its financial support for this year and can no longer underwrite the man-hours they have contributed in the past to set up and clean up, city representatives were on hand to show that they were still willing to help.

Read more: The hunt for Railroad Days volunteers continues

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County approves agreement for Lake Front development

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/16/2012

When people start buying new houses again, the developer of a master-planned community on Lake Almanor want 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.

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School 7-11 committees get more time

Debra MooreSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/15/2012

 

After listening to the 7-11 committees’ pleas for additional time, the school board extended its deadlines. The committees now have until April 20 to submit their budgetary recommendations to the school district. The recommendations will then be presented in a board workshop May 2.

During the board’s March 8 meeting, committee representatives said they needed more time because they didn’t have all of the information necessary to make informed recommendations.

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Eureka! Local group strikes deal to keep state park open

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/14/2012

Plumas-Eureka State Park will be open this summer with a full range of services thanks to an agreement between the Plumas Eureka State Park Association and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

“We’re very excited,” said Jay Skutt, president of the park association. “It’s good for the community. To see the park sit there and not be used would be a tragedy.”

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