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Meet the ranching women of Sierra Valley

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
9/2/2010

Soroptimists International of Portola and the Plumas Sierra CattleWomen, two of the oldest organizations for women in the eastern end of the county, will join forces Sept. 11 to present “A Historic and Personal View of the Women in the Sierra Valley.”

Read more: Meet the ranching women of Sierra Valley

Railroad Days a happy memory

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
9/1/2010

Railroad Days organizers have no doubt collapsed in a heap after their duties were completed, but they can congratulate themselves on a job well done.

Railroad Days went regional this year, extending to Nakoma, Graeagle and Blairsden and bringing in 500 visitors by train, many of whom had never been in the area before.    Railroad Days chairperson Donna Mills and treasurer Cindy Wood appeared at the Aug. 25 city council meeting to review the event.

Read more: Railroad Days a happy memory

School district launches "academies" at three high schools

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
9/1/2010


Plumas Unified School District launched its "Plumas Academy" in time for the start of the school year. The pilot program was put together over the summer, initially in response to the outcry at Greenville Junior-Senior. High School over the downward spiraling number and scope of course offerings there.

Read more: School district launches "academies" at three high schools

Fair manager reports attendance down, enthusiasm up

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
9/1/2010

Due to a lack of quorum, the fair board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25, did not officially take place. However, since they were there anyway, the four directors present engaged in a general discussion and report on the fair with manager John Steffanic.

Read more: Fair manager reports attendance down, enthusiasm up

Indian Valley streetlights are still on?

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
9/1/2010

Several streetlights were still on in Indian Valley and Canyon Dam, and charges were still appearing on bills more than four months after the shut-off order was given.

Read more: Indian Valley streetlights are still on?

Portola elementary now an open-enrollment school

Low scores for English Language Learners prompts listing

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
9/1/2010

Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Glenn Harris announced at the July board meeting that C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School in Portola is on the state's list of 1,000 open enrollment schools.

Read more: Portola elementary now an open-enrollment school


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