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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

To buy or not to buy still at issue in hospital loan

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
10/5/2011

What should have been a simple City Council approval of loan documents drawn up by Steve Gross, the city of Portola and Eastern Plumas Health Care’s mutual attorney, (with smiles and thanks all around) led to continued and extended discussion at the regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28, regarding whether the city should purchase property owned by EPHC outright.

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Here they come; inmate transfer begins

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
10/5/2011

Ready or not … here they come.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the criminal justice system in California began one of the most drastic and controversial overhauls in recent history.

As a result of Assembly Bill 109, many felons deemed “nonviolent” will be serving their prison sentences in county jails instead of state prisons.

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Early winter storm closes Lassen Park road

Feather Publishing
10/8/2011 - The scenic highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park is now open again.

Original post 10/5/2011
The scenic highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park is reported to have been temporarily closed as a storm moves across the mountains and snowfall accumulates in the higher elevations. Hazardous and icy road conditions require this temporary closure of the highway. Park road crews will work to remove the expected 10 to 20 inches of snow by Friday afternoon which will allow visitors to drive the highway this weekend.
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New forest supervisor dedicated to service

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
10/5/2011

 

During his nearly 40-year U.S. Forest Service career Earl Ford has lived by a simple philosophy — care for the land and serve the people.

“I’m totally committed to that,” the new supervisor of the Plumas National Forest said. “We don’t always hit the mark, but that is what we are striving for.”

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Premium check delay worked out

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
10/5/2011

It was all about fair entries for the bulk of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28. Plumas County Auditor Shawn Montgomery was on the agenda to address W9s, among other things.

In addition, Norma Wood spoke on behalf of ALIVE participants during public comment. ALIVE is a program of Plumas Rural Services for adults with developmental disabilities and special needs.

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Lassen Park fire is being managed for resource benefits

Feather Publishing
10/3/2011

A series of thunderstorms passing through Lassen Volcanic National Park and the neighboring region produced a number of lightning strikes that ignited five small fires in the park.

Two of the fires were suppressed and one other fire went out on its own. Park staff decided to manage the remaining two fires: the Peak Fire and the Summit Fire. The Peak Fire is located at 8,330 feet in elevation on the northwest slope of Lassen Peak. Surrounded by rock and snow, it has little potential for growth.

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