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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.

Bucks-Oro Highway and La Porte Road now open

Feather Publishing
6/24/2011

Plumas County Public Works announced today that it has completed spring opening on the Quincy-Laporte Road and the portion of Bucks Lake Road most commonly referred to as the Bucks-Oro Highway.

Both roads have some narrow areas that have little or no shoulder due to snowbanks but do have two full lanes for travel with the exception of areas that suffered storm damage.

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Lake Almanor rallies to win fireworks grant

Feather Publishing 
6/22/2011

Liberty Mutual announced today that Chester has won $10,000 for the town’s Fourth of July festivities in the company’s Bring Back the Fourth contest. In May, Liberty Mutual Insurance launched the second year of Bring Back the 4th, an online contest encouraging people across America to rally together and earn $10,000 grants to support their city's or town’s official Fourth of July celebrations.

Read more: Lake Almanor rallies to win fireworks grant

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Comedy night kicks off theatre fundraising

Feather Publishing
6/22/2011

Plumas Arts invites Town Hall Theatre fans to come laugh it up in support of the theatre at the Cole Young & Friends benefit Saturday, June 25.

Thanks to the support and activity of many interested individuals and groups, the Town Hall Theatre will be getting some long overdue attention. “It all started with a $1,200 grant that the FRC SIFE program won from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation,” said Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts and Town Hall Theatre manager since 2003.

Read more: Comedy night kicks off theatre fundraising

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Hometown Heroes banners go up in Chester

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
6/22/11

It was smiles all around when the first of the Feather River Blue Star Moms’ (FRBSM) Hometown Heroes Project banners went up June 17 in Old Town Chester.

Chapter and community members were on scene to watch linemen from Pacific Gas and Electric Company install brackets and hang the banners.

Read more: Hometown Heroes banners go up in Chester

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College board approves tentative budget

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
6/22/2011

California’s perennial budget drama left Feather River Community College District trustees approving a tentative budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year that incorporates a 15 percent reduction.

Trustees approve drastically reduced tentative budget, react to cost overruns and accounting errors

The board met Thursday, June 16, and Jim Scoubes, director of Business Services and chief financial officer at Feather River College, outlined the essential elements of general fund reduction for the trustees.

Read more: College board approves tentative budget

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