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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Cable and Internet outage due to transmission problem

Feather Publishing
2/17/2014
 

About half of the New Day Broadband cable and Internet users in Quincy have been without service since Sunday.

According to a company spokesperson, the outage is due to a transmission line problem. A technician is scheduled to work on the issue Monday afternoon and restore service as soon as possible.

 

Drought conditions lead to early need for defensible space around homes

Feather Publishing
2/17/2014
 

Already this year, CalFire has responded to nearly 300 wildfires that have charred more than 700 acres, reports the agency. As a result, CalFire officials are reminding residents to ensure they are maintaining 100 feet of defensible space, a reminder that comes several months earlier than normal.

Read more: Drought conditions lead to early need for defensible space around homes

 

County’s Medi-Cal patients find it difficult to access services

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/16/2014
 

A change mandated by the state that was supposed to improve medical care and save money is failing — at least in Plumas County — and Public Health Director Mimi Hall wants to remedy the situation.

The state of California changed the way it administers Medi-Cal in 28 rural counties, but unlike the success the transition enjoyed in urban areas, rural clients are suffering.

Read more: County’s Medi-Cal patients find it difficult to access services

 

New doctors, revamped bills, and other changes dominate hospital board meeting

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/15/2014

 

Confusing and untimely billings continue to be the No. 1 complaint that hospital board members receive, but that could change soon.

“Our goal is to produce a statement with a balance during the business cycle,” Chief Financial Officer Cindy Crosslin told directors during the Plumas District Hospital board meeting Feb. 6.

Read more: New doctors, revamped bills, and other changes dominate hospital board meeting

 

Court orders state to pay SPI $24 million

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/14/2014

 

Judge says CalFire was corrupt in its lawsuit to recover Moonlight Fire expenses from timber company

A judge ruled last week that CalFire wasn’t truthful in its attempt to sue Sierra Pacific Industries for its alleged role in the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

The judge told the state to pay for its “corrupt and tainted” actions against the timber company.

The state of California was ordered to pay SPI more than $24 million in penalties, legal costs and fees incurred during its defense of the Moonlight Fire lawsuit.

Read more: Court orders state to pay SPI $24 million

 

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