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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Fire connection: The man accused of starting the massive King Fire was arrested in Plumas County 11 years ago.
  • Candidate forums planned: The League of Women Voters announced it will host forums for the Portola City Council race and for District 5 supervisor.
  • Local emergency: The Plumas Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/8/2012

A plan that could save the county thousands of dollars could end up costing a local business just as much.

When the Sheriffs Office asked the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on March 6 to approve a cheaper way of providing prescription medication for its growing inmate population, the supervisors hesitated.

Then they decided to take a couple weeks to think about it. The Sheriff wants to start buying inmate medications through a pharmaceutical management company instead of getting them directly from Quincy Drug.

Assistant Sheriff Dean Canalia said the switch could save his department a lot of money. Canalia told the supervisors his office spent about $38,000 last year to buy meds for inmates housed at the county detention facility.

For more on this story see next weeks newspaper.


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