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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Election Filing period has ended

Delaine Fragnoli
Josh Sebold
Managing Editor
3/17/2010

The filing period for the June 2010 election has come to a close; candidates intending to run have submitted financial statements indicating their intentions to form election committees.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood and retired deputy Bob Shipp have publicly announced their candidacy for sheriff and begun campaigning. In January, county supervisors appointed Hagwood to finish the term of Terry Bergstrand, who retired.
Assistant District Attorney Dave Hollister has likewise filed financials and started campaigning for district attorney. Incumbent Jeff Cunan has said he will not run for a third term.

Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Glenn Harris, District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall, Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams and Auditor Shawn Montgomery remain unopposed in their re-election bids.

Assessor Charles Leonhardt faces challenger Mike Gardner in one of the rare races with both an incumbent and a newcomer.

J.P. Kennedy and Richard Lundy have filed paperwork to run for District 5 county supervisor, a seat long held by Ole Olsen, who is retiring.

Julie White has signaled her intent to run for treasurer-tax collector.

Treasurer Susie Bryant-Grant, appointed by the board to fill that position last February after the incumbent retired, has signaled she won't be running.
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