Economic impacts of Plumas District Hospital studied
Plumas District Hospital recently released an economic impact study it commissioned, at a cost of $5,000, through the Center for Economic Development at California State University–Chico.
The study analyzes the economic impact of the district on the local economy and tries to estimate the economic effects of a hospital closure. It does not, however, look at what might lead to closure or whether passage of Measure B would or could lead to closure.
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County looks to phone system for cost reductions
The Board of Supervisors approved Information Systems Manager Dave Preston’s plan to comb the county phone system for potentially unused or redundant lines at the June budget meeting.
Preston said he had made cuts in various line items to save a telecommunications support technician position, but could only find immediate funding for three-fifths of a full-time position that was staffed at four-fifths.
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Plumas Rural Services takes over transit operations
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved the county transportation committee’s contract with Plumas Rural Services, making PRS the new provider for Plumas Transit.
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Hospital board declines to give Hathaway a new contract
Plumas District Hospital board president Dr. Mark Satterfield explained the background leading up to a possible vote on a new contract for Chief Executive Officer Dick Hathaway at the July 1 board meeting.
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Murder trial ends in guilty verdict
A jury found William McConnell guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, July 1.
McConnell was also given an enhancement for using a gun in the commission of a felony.
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DFG Warns Boater Services of Quagga/Zebra Mussels Threat
Quagga and Zebra mussels may be the size of a human fingernail, but they pose a very large threat to Californias waterways.
In a letter to 117 business owners, the California Quagga/Zebra mussels taskforce, comprised of nearly a dozen state and federal agencies, has asked marina owners and watercraft refueling stations to stay vigilant over this Independence Day holiday weekend and encourage their patrons to practice healthy boating practices.
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