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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.

Portola schools - Two hour delayed start Friday

All other schools open and on schedule for Friday
11/04/2011 - 6:30 a.m.

The bus barn at Plumas Unified School District called to inform Feather Publishing that all PUSD schools in the Portola area will have a two hour delayed start Friday, Nov. 04, 2011 due to chain requirements. The Portola area received about a foot of new snow overnight. All other schools in Plumas County are open and starting on time, however buses in many areas are running chains as well and could be late to bus stops.

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Portola versus Quincy football game delayed till Saturday

 

Nov. 5, 2011 – Feather Publishing has confirmed the Quincy vs. Portola High School football game that was scheduled for tonight in Portola has been delayed due to the weather. The JV teams will play Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. and the Varsity teams will play at 1 p.m.
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Canyon Dam post office under threat of closure

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
11/2/2011

Prattville residents met Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the local firehall with two representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) Operations Program Support Division.

The meeting was a follow-up to the letter of intention and survey sent to local residents advising them that the Canyon Dam post office was currently involved in a closure study.

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Man arrested on arson charges

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer 
10/31/2011

A man was arrested Monday, Oct. 31, in connection with several fires that were set along Highway 36 near Westwood earlier that morning.

Andrew Giampapa was arrested by Plumas County sheriff’s deputies on charges of arson, being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating parole.

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M3.8 aftershock felt in Plumas County Sunday morning

10/30/2011
7:45 a.m.

The US Geological Survey has lowered the intensity of the earthquake to M3.8.

Original post 6:30 a.m. - A M4.1 earthquake was felt at 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties. The epicenter was in a similar location as the quake last Wednesday, this time it was nine miles SSE from Whitehawk, CA (39.604°N, 120.473°W), with a depth of 8.7 miles. This again puts the epicenter in Sierra County.

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