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County continues to narrow budget deficit

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

The Board of Supervisors continued to chip away at the county’s daunting budget deficit last week.

Under the direction of acting budget officer Susan Scarlett, the supervisors closed the gap by more than $150,000 during a pair of budget workshops.

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Attorney general confirms deputy was justified in shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

The California State Attorney General’s Office said a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting a Quincy man June 19.

Deputy Attorney General Barton Bowers’s Aug. 22 report said that Plumas County’s decision not to prosecute Deputy Tom Froggatt for shooting Dennis Majewski was the correct decision.

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Supervisors support forest highway paving plan

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

For the second time this year, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to pave a lonely stretch of county road between Beckwourth and Clover Valley.

Despite objections by several residents who use the road, the board unanimously approved the upgrade of 9.6 miles on California Forest Highway 177 during its Tuesday, Aug. 21, meeting.

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AFWD tries to help businesses hurt by Chips Fire

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/28/2012

Many businesses in Plumas County — particularly in the Almanor Basin — are suffering because of the Chips Fire.

The Alliance for Workforce Development is trying to help those businesses become eligible for government assistance.

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Community appreciation lets Steve Tolen be on the receiving end for a change

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

Steve Tolen is faced with the toughest battle of his life. Diagnosed with prostate cancer the summer of 2010, he underwent surgery in September 2010. Now the cancer has metastasized to his bones.

When he woke up after surgery, his friend Shawn Webb was one of many by his bedside. Webb had been battling brain cancer for over a year, but was there to support Tolen despite it. Sadly, Webb lost his battle in February 2011.

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