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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.

Fair plans entry education class

Feather Publishing
2/9/2011

Entering something in the fair is the backbone of the fair tradition. Whether it’s an animal, homemade jelly, a potato you grew or a photograph you’ve taken, the fair is the place to show what you’ve made, raised or grown. The Plumas-Sierra County Fair invites you to make an entry in the 2011 event, Aug. 10 – 14.

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Child Support Services rated number one in state

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/9/2011

The Plumas County Department of Child Support Services recently completed a decade of excellence, with the local agency being ranked in the top 10 for California counties each fiscal year since at least the year 2000 (local records on the awards only go back that far).

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Courthouse architect selected

Feather Publishing
2/9/2011

Northern California architecture firm RossDrulisCusenbery has been selected to design the new Quincy courthouse, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) announced Jan. 31.

The proposed project, which is in the earliest phase of site selection, will provide a new three-courtroom building to replace the court’s space in the current Quincy courthouse, which is functionally deficient and lacking in security features that meet current standards.

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Portola City Hall closed after fire

BreakingNews
2/4/2011 Update
The City of Portola has established a temporary City Hall  at the Williams House Museum/Visitor Center, 424 E. Sierra Ave. (Highway 70). The phone number is 832-0671. It will be open at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7. City Manager Jim Murphy said he expected city staff to occupy the temporary location for a week to 10 days. For more information, see the Feb. 9 issue of the newspaper.
2/3/2011
Feather Publishing

All phone and e-mail communication is out at Portola City Hall following a fire earlier today. According to City Manager Jim Murphy, the fire caused major damage, including smoke damage. The City Council will hold an emergency meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Portola library to authorize a temporary office rental and repairs to City Hall.

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Brown’s budget cuts likely to hit beleaguered fair hard

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/2/2011

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget puts Plumas-Sierra County Fair manager John Steffanic in a tough spot, right along with the Board of Supervisors.

Brown’s budget proposes a 30 percent reduction in the state’s food and agriculture budget. This includes elimination of all funding for fairs and expositions, which totals $32 million.

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Feather River College players bring suit of their own

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/2/2011

Attorneys for Feather River College (FRC) students Emory Boyd Jr., Quinton Hancock and Nicholos Page filed a complaint Jan. 25 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, naming Feather River Community College District (FRCCD), FRC athletic director Merle Trueblood and FRC football coach James Johnson as defendants.

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