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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Conservation groups appeal Dyer Mountain decision

Feather Publishing
4/20/2011

A coalition of Sierra conservationists filed an appeal last week to overturn approvals of the troubled Dyer Mountain development proposal, according to a press release from Mountain Meadows Conservancy.

“Today’s action is the next step in our long-term commitment to defend Dyer Mountain from the biggest development proposal in the Northern Sierra,” said Steve Robinson of Lassen County-based Mountain Meadows Conservancy.

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Buyer beware: Internet scams abound

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/20/2011

You have been searching for weeks, looking to buy a dog for your family and you think you’ve found the perfect one.

She’s just a puppy and her owner gave you the pick of the litter — even sent you pictures so you could pick the one you really wanted.


Your new dog is actually living in another country at the moment, but that’s no problem. The owner is going to ship the adorable little pup to you for next to nothing.

 

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Drummers call taiko an affirmation of life

Feather Publishing
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“Drumming is one way that people can find something so simple. It’s just the beat — a heartbeat and rhythm of nature.” —Russel Baba, Shasta Taiko Photo courtesy Plumas Arts
4/20/2011

Plumas County is invited to experience the Japanese art of taiko when 
Plumas Arts presents Shasta Taiko at two public performances: Wednesday, April 20, at the Town Hall Theatre at 7 p.m. and Friday, April 22, at 7:15 p.m. at The Feather Community Art Center in Portola.

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Art Show to honor local artist Bill Peters

Feather Publishing
4/15/2011

Art students are invited to “Come hang with Bill” in a tribute show to artist and teacher Bill Peters.

The concept is for an art show displaying some of Peters’ work alongside that of his students at multiple locations in downtown Quincy beginning Oct. 29.

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Thirty years later: Have the Keddie murders been solved?

{jcomments off}Joshua Sebold

Staff Writer
4/19/2011


The 30-year anniversary of the infamous Keddie murders is a significant moment in Plumas County history by any measure, but the milestone seems more interesting given the release of a controversial documentary in late 2010 that markets itself as including a detailed confession to the murders.

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Plumas Arts presents Shasta Taiko

Feather Publishing
4/14/2011

Plumas Arts invites county residents to experience an exciting world culture presentation as part of a local celebration of Earth Day. Shasta Taiko will provide school programs in all Plumas Unified School District elementary schools April 20 – 22. The group will also offer two public performances: the first one Wednesday, April 20, at the Town Hall Theatre at 7 p.m. and the second Friday, April 22, at 7:15 p.m. at The Feather Community Art Center in Portola.

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