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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

CHP leaders stress communication during townhall meeting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
11/2/2011

In its ongoing effort to mend fences with Plumas County drivers, the California Highway Patrol hosted a townhall meeting Oct. 22 in Graeagle.

The forum at the Graeagle Fire Hall was the first open public meeting by the CHP to address mounting complaints about officer conduct on county roads.

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EPHC takes $1.1 million hit from MediCal cuts

By Linda Satchwell
Public Relations Coordinator
Eastern Plumas Health Care

Eastern  Plumas Health Care was informed Thursday, Oct. 27, that the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) was approving California’s request to cut MediCal payments to its hospital skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) by 10 percent of 2008 rates (in effect a 23 percent cut).

Read more: EPHC takes $1.1 million hit from MediCal cuts

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Kepple family to play for hospice benefit concert

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
11/2/2011

Quincy physician Dr. Jeff Kepple and daughters Kelsey, 20, Natalie, 17, and Claire, 15, will once again perform for the benefit of Plumas Community Hospice. The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy.

Other musicians performing that evening include The String Beings, Theresa Gallagher and Jodi Beynon, Andrew Ohren and Che Rubalcava-Cunan, Mark Satterfield and Garrett Hagwood.

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Portola schools - Two hour delayed start Friday

All other schools open and on schedule for Friday
11/04/2011 - 6:30 a.m.

The bus barn at Plumas Unified School District called to inform Feather Publishing that all PUSD schools in the Portola area will have a two hour delayed start Friday, Nov. 04, 2011 due to chain requirements. The Portola area received about a foot of new snow overnight. All other schools in Plumas County are open and starting on time, however buses in many areas are running chains as well and could be late to bus stops.

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Portola versus Quincy football game delayed till Saturday

 

Nov. 5, 2011 – Feather Publishing has confirmed the Quincy vs. Portola High School football game that was scheduled for tonight in Portola has been delayed due to the weather. The JV teams will play Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. and the Varsity teams will play at 1 p.m.
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Canyon Dam post office under threat of closure

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
11/2/2011

Prattville residents met Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the local firehall with two representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) Operations Program Support Division.

The meeting was a follow-up to the letter of intention and survey sent to local residents advising them that the Canyon Dam post office was currently involved in a closure study.

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