USFS and school district team up for a unique educational partnership
When Union Pacific agreed in July 2008 to settle the Storrie Fire lawsuit for $102 million, it opened the door for a unique educational project.
The settlement earmarked $40 million each to Plumas and Lassen national forests for recreational, scenic, watershed, wildlife and timber restoration efforts, in addition to the $22 million bill for fire suppression.
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School board approves early retirement package
The Plumas Unified School District governing board approved an early retirement package for its teachers March 8, but it was met with mixed reviews.
“We thought we were doing a good thing here,” said trustee Bob Tuerck, “but it hasn’t been received the way we thought it would.”
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Highway 70 now open
Updated 12:45 p.m
Highway 70 is now open to two way traffic.
A rock slide has closed Highway 70. The highway is closed between Jarbo Gap in Butte County to the Greenville Wye (Highway 70/89 junction). No information on when the highway will be opened is available. More information will be posted as soon as it is available.
Public Health Director Mimi Hall resigns
Plumas County Public Health Director Mimi Hall resigned on Friday, March 9.
She said in her letter to the Board of Supervisors that she would remain in her Quincy office until April 20. She will be an employee of the county until June 7.
Hall has been the county’s lead person in charge of bringing back state-sanctioned alcohol and drug services.
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County’s mental health director Sebold resigns
Plumas County Director of Mental Health John Sebold has resigned.
The long-time county department head submitted a letter of resignation to the county Board of Supervisors on Thursday morning, March 8.
In an email to the Mental Hyealth Commission, Sebold said he will be retiring in late May.
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