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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.

Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/12/2011



Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) and the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) recently filed a joint administrative appeal to the Plumas National Forest (PNF) Travel Management Plan.

The appeal document argued the new plan would adversely impact not only motorized recreational use of the forest but also cut down access necessary for "camping, firewood cutting, hunting, fishing, hiking, driving for pleasure, horseback riding, bicycling, nature viewing, relaxing" and other non-motorized uses.

Read more: Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

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Travis Rubke named Teacher of the Year

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/12/2011

Out of 140 high schools and hundreds of teachers, it was Greenville Junior Senior High School teacher Travis Rubke who was named Educator of the Year for Region 2.

He was awarded the distinguished title Wednesday, Jan. 5, in Redding, where several local faculty, staff and directors were present.

Read more: Travis Rubke named Teacher of the Year

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GLRID ready to make the switch to CSD


Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
1/12/2011

Grizzly Lake Resort Improvement District (GLRID) has been talking about making the conversion to a community services district for many years. The local agency formation commission (LAFCO) process was lengthy and costly and, while GLRID made halting attempts at pursuing the conversion, the district shied at the cost.

Read more: GLRID ready to make the switch to CSD

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County doles out tourism grants


Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/12/2011



The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) allocated tourism grant funding to local groups at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 4.

The individual board members previously ranked the groups' proposals and the clerk of the board averaged those rankings.

Read more: County doles out tourism grants

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Fatal plane crash at Chester Airport

Feather Publishing
1/6/2011

On Thursday January 6, 2011 at approximately 1849 hours, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls reporting a possible airplane in distress near or at the Chester Airport in Chester, California.

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A Beech V Tail Bonanza crashed while attempting to land at Rogers Field in Chester.

The aircraft involved in this incident was a Beech V Tail Bonanza  and is owned by Ronald Gilmore of Chester, California. Ronald Gilmore, 76 years of age has been positively identified as one of the victims in the crash and the second victim has been tentatively identified as his wife Janet Gilmore.

Read more: Fatal plane crash at Chester Airport

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