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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Maidu to launch trial projects in Humbug Valley

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
11/23/2011

Maidu Summit Consortium efforts to regain ancestral land in Humbug Valley made national news in a Tuesday, Nov. 15, Wall Street Journal article by Justin Scheck.

Summit members have been vying with the California Department of Fish and Game over the land, both claiming to want it for the best public uses, including recreation.

Read more: Maidu to launch trial projects in Humbug Valley

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City of Portola discusses: to burn or not to burn

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
11/24/2011

Portola’s ERC (environmental reclamation center) is bursting at the seams these days as its pile of green waste — pine needles, branches, yard trimmings — grows and grows.

“Getting rid of the green waste has been a challenge to say the least,” City Manager Leslie Tigan told the City Council at its recent regular meeting.

Read more: City of Portola discusses: to burn or not to burn

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Chorus to offer winter concerts Dec. 2 –4

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
11/24/2011

The award winning Chester Community Chorus (CCC) will present three winter concerts Dec. 2 – 4 in the Lake Almanor Basin. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Titled “Christmas in our Hearts,” the concert will include, according to Director Elsie Wesley, “selections featuring traditional, contemporary and light classical carols.”

Read more: Chorus to offer winter concerts Dec. 2 –4

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Watershed group makes cloud seeding recommendations

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
11/23/2011

 

The Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee (ABWAC) met Tuesday, Nov. 15, and devoted the bulk of the meeting to the ongoing topic of cloud seeding in the Lake Almanor Basin.

The issue first surfaced when resident Lisa Marcus, at the urging of ABWAC member, David Durkin, attended the March 9 advisory committee meeting. During the public comment period she read a summary of her concerns that included questions she wanted answered by the Pacific, Gas & Electric Co.

Read more: Watershed group makes cloud seeding recommendations

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