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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Court throws out county suit against Cunan

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/9/2011

A court has thrown out Plumas County’s lawsuit against former District Attorney Jeff Cunan. Visiting Judge of the Superior Court Ersel Edwards ruled, among other things, that the county did not provide sufficient facts to establish personal liability on Cunan’s part.

Edwards said the court "does not see any reasonable possibility that County could amend its complaint … to cure the identified defects.”

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‘Share the Dream Trail’ project may move forward

Sam Williams
News Editor
2/9/2011

Regional off-highway-vehicle advocates hope to quickly resolve their differences with the Lassen National Forest and move their vision of a 109-mile OHV loop around Lassen Volcanic National Park a step closer to reality and improve year-round recreational opportunities for OHV users.

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Portola City audits well; financial cushion shrinks

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

At the Jan. 26 regular meeting, the Portola City Council heard a report of the 2009-10 audit and found it good.

Gallina Certified Public Accountants have been auditing the city’s affairs for many years, pointing out flaws and potential flaws along the way. Finally, they are left with little to say except, “an unqualified opinion, as in prior years.”

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Audit reveals accounting difficulties at fair office

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

In the face of a significant revenue shortfall and urgent repairs, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors received more bad news about Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s accounting practices.

Auditors from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Audit Office found five areas of concern in Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s accounting practices in its audit, dated Oct. 29, 2010, for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

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