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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Portola City Hall re-opens

Feather Publishing
2/17/2011M
Portola city hall will re-open and City business will resume as usual. All phone lines and email/internet service have been restored. Portola city manager Jim Murphy would like to thank  everyone who offered help, temporary meeting locations and moral support.
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Citizens group says sheriff needs more funding

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/16/2011

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office citizen liaison committee’s thoughts on the department’s employees could be boiled down to one sentence: “They are doing so much on so little, but to do the job they are asked to do requires more adequate funding.”

Sheriff Greg Hagwood formed the citizen group as a means of increasing communication between his office and the County Board of Supervisors.

Read more: Citizens group says sheriff needs more funding

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Eaglesmith sues school district

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/16/2011

Wife, others join in allegations of discrimination

J.C. Eaglesmith, a teacher at the Plumas County Community School and former Quincy High School basketball coach, has filed suit in federal court against Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) and Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) and a number of administrators alleging he was discriminated against, harassed and retaliated against because of his race, national origin and exercise of First Amendment and other protected rights.

Read more: Eaglesmith sues school district

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Court throws out county suit against Cunan

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/16/2011

Plumas County Superior Court has thrown out Plumas County’s lawsuit against former District Attorney Jeff Cunan.

Cunan had filed a demurrer with the court. A demurrer challenges the legal adequacy of a suit. A judge can deny the demurrer, in which instance the case proceeds. The demurrer can be granted with a leave to amend; in other words, the party making the claim gets a do-over. Or, the judge can grant the demurrer without leave to amend.

Read more: Court throws out county suit against Cunan

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Winter weather returns

Feather Publishing
2/15/2010

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS RETURNING TO WINTER. VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW IS EXPECTED. WITH HEAVIER PRECIPITATION THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  SEVERAL FEET OF NEW SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY TODAY.

SEND YOUR WEATHER PHOTOS TO INTERNET@PLUMASNEWS.COM AND WE WILL POST THEM ON OUR WEATHER PAGE.

FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE LOCAL WEATHER CHECK THE WEATHER PAGE AT PLUMASNEWS.COM

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