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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Body of missing Janesville man found

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
2/13/2012

 

The body of a Janesville man, who was last seen more than three weeks ago, was found Friday, Feb. 10, in the Antelope Lake region of Plumas County.

According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Richard Earl Welton, 54, was discovered at 11:30 a.m. about a mile from where his truck was found abandoned Jan. 26.

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School board tables faculty layoffs

 

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Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/9/2012


As their meeting stretched toward 10:30 p.m., members of the  Plumas Unified School District governing board voted unanimously to table teacher layoffs until a special meeting Feb. 22.

Bret Cook made the motion. "Given the comments we've heard tonight," he said, "I think it would give the public more confidence" if the vote were postponed.

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School closures: Charter looks more promising

SchoolClzAlicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/8/2012

Will Plumas Unified School District trustees allow charter schools on their campuses, if it means a high-quality education with more options for students?

Indian Valley School Closure and Consolidation Committee members have been exploring different school models, and the most attractive seems to be combining the traditional, charter and academy programs.

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Supervisor Meacher announces Assembly run

Feather Publishing
2/8/2012

Longtime Plumas County supervisor Robert Meacher officially announced his candidacy for the 1st Assembly District of the California State Assembly Feb. 1. “We have been looking at this for several months,”  Meacher said, “and now is the time to make this race official.”

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Candidates line up for recall election

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/8/2012

 

Portola City Clerk Leslie Tigan certified nominations Jan. 31 for candidates seeking to fill Dan Wilson’s seat, should he be recalled, on the City Council.

A special municipal recall election has been set for April 10. Citizens will have a chance to retain or recall Wilson, as well as choose a replacement if the recall is successful. The election will be handled by mail.

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