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   These are the stories we are working on for 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.

From maintenance man to director; David Keller retires after 35 years

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David Keller is looking forward to retirement following a career that took him from maintenance man to the top position. Photo by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/11/2014

The first thing David Keller plans to do in retirement is “take a deep breath.”

Keller, the executive director of the Plumas County Community Development Commission, is stepping away after 35 years with the agency. Though he isn’t going far. The Quincy resident plans to stay in the area and will help archive the past three-plus decades of documents for his successor.

“It’s been a super interesting job, but it’s a pressure cooker,” Keller said of the commission, which evolved from a housing authority to the organization that it is today serving not only Plumas, but Lassen, Sierra and Tehama counties as well.

As the organization evolved, so did Keller’s role.

Read more: From maintenance man to director; David Keller retires after 35 years

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Montecito backs out of Round Valley water purchase

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
8/10/2014

Indian Valley won’t be selling Round Valley Reservoir water to Montecito — at least not this year.

The Montecito Water District’s general manager said last week that his district needs the water sooner than the Indian Valley Community Services District could deliver it.

Read more: Montecito backs out of Round Valley water purchase

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Drought designation intensified in northern California

Feather Publishing
8/9/2014

The USDA Drought Monitor reports that, increasingly, drought indicators point to the fact that conditions are not appreciably better in northern California than in the central and southern sections of the state. In addition, mounting evidence from reservoir levels, river gauges, groundwater observations and socio-economic impacts warrant a further expansion of exceptional drought (D4) into northern California.

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Sheriff, Forest Service raid two marijuana operations

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
8/8/2014

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service joined forces to shut down two major marijuana-growing operations last week.

According to Sheriff Greg Hagwood, the operations were run by Mexican drug cartels.

Read more: Sheriff, Forest Service raid two marijuana operations

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Railroad Days set to energize Portola

Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
8/8/2014
Classic cars sparkle in the sunlight as bass break the surface of the water, pulled by eager anglers. The crack of musket fire echoes through the air, and fresh burgers sizzle as ice cream chills the sound of rock and roll beats.

When Railroad Days returns to Portola for the 32nd time Aug. 8 – 10, it will bring a full slate of activities designed to engage the county in a weekend of city pride.

Read more: Railroad Days set to energize Portola

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Highways reopened, Forest closure remains in Lassen fire-affected areas

Feather Publishing
8/7/2014
SUSANVILLE, Calif. – As a further sign of progress on fires in northeastern California, Eiler Fire officials have reopened highways 89, 299, and 44 with no restrictions.
 
However, a Forest closure order has been put in place within fire-affected areas to ensure public safety. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Old Station at the junction of Highway 89 and 44, north to the forest boundary at Cassel Road. All other roads and trails within the closure are closed, including trails in the Thousand Lakes Wilderness.

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