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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.

Council offers Meacher city manager role

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
5/23/2014

Former Plumas County Supervisor Robert Meacher has been offered and accepted the position of Portola city manager.

While there has been a verbal commitment between the city council and Meacher, the final contract won’t be signed until all details have been resolved including Meacher’s pre-employment physical scheduled for Thursday.

Read more: Council offers Meacher city manager role

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June primary nears Voters weigh in on state propositions and races

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
5/23/2014

For most Plumas County residents, the June 3 primary ballot contains unopposed candidates for county offices, a host of state offices, two state propositions and one congressional race.

Registered voters in District 5 face the biggest choice: four candidates for supervisor including one who no longer wants to win, and a write-in who announced her candidacy last week.

Read more: June primary nears Voters weigh in on state propositions and races

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Voters weigh in on state propositions and races

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
5/23/2014

For most Plumas County residents, the June 3 primary ballot contains unopposed candidates for county offices, a host of state offices, two state propositions and one congressional race.

Registered voters in District 5 face the biggest choice: four candidates for supervisor including one who no longer wants to win, and a write-in who announced her candidacy last week.

Read more: Voters weigh in on state propositions and races

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Dutch oven cook-off, gunfighters, music, vendors and more offered at family event

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5/21/14


The community is invited to come kick off summer fun with a Community Fun Day on Saturday, May 31, starting at 1 p.m. at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch outside of Quincy.

Dutch oven cooks are invited to enter their cook-off delights in one of four divisions: Rebels, ages 16 and up; Outlaws, ages 12 – 15; Cowpokes, ages 9 – 11; and a special Camp Treats category for Buckaroos, ages 5 – 8.

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Cal Fire continues to staff up in Northern California

Feather Publishing

5/23/2014

Cal Fire is increasing its staffing in Northern California in continued preparation for fire season.

Cal Fire transitioned into fire season in the counties of Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Plumas last week. Cal Fire transitioned into fire season across the Bay Area and Sacramento region May 5.

Read more: Cal Fire continues to staff up in Northern California

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