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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

School board adopts budget with $4 million in deficit spending

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
6/29/2011

The governing board of Plumas Unified School District followed suit with Plumas County and Feather River College in adopting a don’t-call-it-a-done-deal budget last Tuesday, June 21.

With the state budget still up in the air and numerous issues yet to be resolved in Sacramento, board members decided not to decide on a number of points and passed a proposed budget with a projected $4 million in deficit spending.

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Solar installation comes with no upfront costs but with ongoing savings

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
6/29/2011

What if someone offered to install your solar panels for free, pay for all the maintenance and repairs, implement other energy-saving measures, cut your electricity usage by 12 percent, guarantee you no more than a 2.5 percent increase in electric rates and give you a check at the end of each year for electricity generated above and beyond your usage?

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Diversification: Sierra Valley Farms breaks new ground

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
6/24/2011

I come from third-generation farmers on both sides of my family, said Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms, by way of introduction.

He was raised on a flower farm near San Jose and spent summers haying with his cousins in Sierra Valley. Add a comment

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Bucks-Oro Highway and La Porte Road now open

Feather Publishing
6/24/2011

Plumas County Public Works announced today that it has completed spring opening on the Quincy-Laporte Road and the portion of Bucks Lake Road most commonly referred to as the Bucks-Oro Highway.

Both roads have some narrow areas that have little or no shoulder due to snowbanks but do have two full lanes for travel with the exception of areas that suffered storm damage.

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Lake Almanor rallies to win fireworks grant

Feather Publishing 
6/22/2011

Liberty Mutual announced today that Chester has won $10,000 for the town’s Fourth of July festivities in the company’s Bring Back the Fourth contest. In May, Liberty Mutual Insurance launched the second year of Bring Back the 4th, an online contest encouraging people across America to rally together and earn $10,000 grants to support their city's or town’s official Fourth of July celebrations.

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