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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.

League hosts host of forums

Feather Publishing
9/29/2010
The League of Women Voters of Plumas County will host several forums for residents to learn more about the candidates and propositions on the November ballot.
The last day to register for the general election is Oct. 18.
Plumas County Board of Supervisors, District 5: Blairsden, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Center
Runoff candidates Jon Kennedy and Richard Lundy will meet and answer questions from local voters.

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Mountain Harvest Fest on the horizon

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Festival goers enjoy a beautifull fall day at Mountain Harvest Fest 2009

Feather Publishing
9/23/2010

Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao expects the eighth annual Mountain Harvest Festival and Microbrew Tasting to provide some welcome relief and entertainment for Plumas residents.


At the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds Saturday, Oct. 9, participants can hear great music: Afro-samba-funk-dance from SambaDa, an eight-piece band complete with Brazilian drums, as well as the vintage funk and old-school soul by the DeVilles.

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Which way Plumas? It's your turn to comment

Feather Publishing
9/22/2010


General Plan working groups are ready to present their draft goals and policies to the full public. Five working groups, representing the five districts within the county, have been working together and separately to identify goals and policies for an updated Plumas County General Plan. They are now ready for your feedback.

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Home Depot pitches in for landscaping community center

Feather Publishing
9/22/2010

Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District recently received a $2,500 "Building Healthy Communities" grant from the Home Depot Foundation.

Grant funds will be used to purchase the materials and supplies needed to landscape the areas around the Nuksa Te' Playground and the Indian Valley Community Center in Greenville.

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Feather River College seeking cash flow help

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
9/22/2010

Feather River College's Sept. 16 board meeting continued to focus on cash flow problems caused by the state of California's failure to pass a budget.

Chief Financial Officer Jim Scoubes asked the board to authorize him to secure a loan from Umpqua Bank. That request followed on the board's loan request to Plumas County for nearly $5 million as an advance on the college's tax revenue.

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