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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.

Airport commission nixes one possible courthouse site

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/9/2011

 

The Plumas County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) unanimously approved a letter strongly recommending against the state building on one of the proposed new courthouse sites at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 22.

The commission received correspondence from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) indicating the top three sites being considered: the Crescent site, practically right across Highway 70 from Gansner Field airport; the Waters site, located behind Chevron and adjacent to Dellinger Pond; and the Dame Shirley Plaza site.

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Community development to get hit by retroactive reductions

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/9/2011

Community Development Commission (CDC) staff delivered gloomy reports about the future of the agency’s federal funding at the group’s last two meetings.

The bad news began to pile up when Executive Director David Keller told the commission the House of Representatives finally submitted its bill for reductions, five months into the federal fiscal year.

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FRC to issue its first faculty layoff notices

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/9/2011

Trustees for Feather River College voted unanimously Friday, March 4, to reduce the school’s academic faculty by the equivalent of 2.5 positions. An additional position, in early childhood education (ECE), was saved after impassioned testimony from students, teachers, parents and staff during public comment.

The cuts include half-time equivalents in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and physical education, and a full-time equivalent in administrative office management.

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Lady Tigers get home game for State tournament

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
3/8/2011

 

The Portola High School girls' basketball team has enjoyed great success this year. Tonight they get a home game for the first round of the CIF State tournament!

The Lady Tigers take on Vacaville Christian who is ranked 10. The Tigers are ranked 7th.  Fans are encouraged to  come out and support the Lady Tigers at 7:00 tonight at Portola High School.

Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Navy vet stands for everywoman in history

Mona Hill
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Sixty-nine years later, retired Navy Chief Storekeeper Ruby Vocke stands again at the business end of a Boeing Stearman Model 75, one of the types of aircraft she maintained during World War II. Photo by Mona Hill
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Staff Writer
3/4/2011

March is Women’s History Month and while not every woman is famous, she still has her place in history — simply by virtue of what she has done.

BRubyNinety-two this month and no bigger than a minute, Ruby Vocke is a spitfire — appropriate considering her service in the Navy as an aviation machinist’s mate during World War II.

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