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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

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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