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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Not guilty plea: The man charged with first-degree murder in the December, 2014, death of a Greenville woman pleaded not guilty last week.
  • More Jefferson talk: Proponents of the state of Jefferson packed the Board of Supervisors room for the third time April 14, but once again did not walk away with the county’s support.
  • School cuts: The Plumas Unified School District is facing a $3 million budget deficit for the next school year, which will result in funding cuts in many areas.

PG&E to increase flows on the North Fork of the Feather River this week

Feather Publishing

Updated 4/12/2012


According to Paul Moreno of PG&E, river flows in the Belden Reach of the Feather River are now back to normal.

4/10/2012

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will increase water flows in the Belden Reach of the North Fork of the Feather River on Wednesday through Friday while the Belden Powerhouse is off line for planned improvements on electric transmission lines and equipment.  Add a comment

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Participants pleased with recent business summit

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/4/2012

 

Spring snow didn’t deter more than 70 business owners from attending the Plumas Business Summit held March 26 at Nakoma Golf Resort.

And those who braved the weather weren’t disappointed. Audrey Ellis, executive director of the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, one of the event’s co-sponsors, said attendees gave the event high marks in their exit surveys.

“We were very pleased; we got very good feedback,” Ellis said. On a scale of one to five, with five being the highest, those responding gave perfect marks to the location and the food, as well as some of the speakers and a presentation by Feather River College students on marketing.

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Lafferty reveals Plumas District Hospital upgrade plans

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
4/11/2012

 

Proposal maintains Measure B cap on property taxes

Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty presented his proposal for a hospital upgrade to the Plumas District Hospital board April 5. The price tag on Lafferty’s proposal comes in at less than half of the ill-fated Measure A proposal: $9 – $10 million, with completion by fall 2013.

The previous hospital administration’s plan projected costs of $21.7 million and completion in December 2011. Officials at the time steadfastly maintained the project was bare bones.

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County supervisors, department leaders take benefit cuts

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/11/2012

 

The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to reduce benefits for themselves and other salaried county leaders last week.

Two weeks after county officers blasted the supervisors and budget officer Jack Ingstad for the pay cut process, the mood during the meeting Tuesday, April 3, was somewhat subdued.

Chairman Robert Meacher, who is leaving the board in December after 20 years on the job, broke a long silence after the vote.

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County could soon have two tourism marketing websites

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/11/2012

 

Since the demise of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau, local merchants and tourism providers have urged the county to fund a marketing website to help support their businesses.

Now it looks like the county could soon have two websites dedicated to attracting visitors.

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