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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Supervisor wants to clarify stance on LAFCo fee issue

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
3/3/2014

 

Supervisor Jon Kennedy said any change to the LAFCo fee structure in Plumas County is a matter for the county and the city of Portola to decide together.

“This is a non-issue turned into an issue in order to drive a wedge between the city and the county,” Kennedy said.

Read more: Supervisor wants to clarify stance on LAFCo fee issue

 

CalFire to inspect Plumas homes before fire season

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/2/2014
 
Four CalFire inspectors will spend three months ensuring that Plumas County homes are ready for fire season.

Shane Vargas, the local CalFire representative, made the announcement during the Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 18 meeting.

Read more: CalFire to inspect Plumas homes before fire season

 

3 million-plus California students set to take modern assessments next month

Feather Publishing
3/1/2014
 

Computer-based assessments in California’s schools will draw one step closer next month with the launch of the Smarter Balanced field tests across every school district in the state, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said recently.

Field testing begins March 18 and runs through June 6. By the end, more than 3 million students in school districts, county offices of education and charter schools will have had a chance to try the new system.

Read more: 3 million-plus California students set to take modern assessments next month

 

Local CHP officers get new vehicles

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Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell stands between two of the latest additions to the county’s California Highway Patrol fleet. The vehicles are Ford Explorer Interceptor patrol SUVs, which are replacing the discontinued Crown Victorias. Mitchell said the all-wheel-drive vehicles grip the road like glue. Photos by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
2/28/2014

 

A new type of California Highway Patrol vehicle began arriving at the local Quincy office Feb. 12.

Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell said the four Ford Explorer Interceptor utility SUVs arrived just in time for Quincy CHP officers to take a mandatory four-hour training course to learn to properly operate the vehicle.

Two CHP training officers from the Northern Division Headquarters in Redding conducted the new patrol vehicle training course, which included classroom instruction and hands-on driving.

Read more: Local CHP officers get new vehicles

 

Candidate re-enters race for District 5 supervisor

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/28/2014
 

As the March 7 deadline to file papers for the June election approaches, it appears that four men will be running for District 5 supervisor: incumbent Jon Kennedy and challengers Mark Dougan, Jeff Engel and Jim Judd.

Judd had indicated that he would seek the position, but then withdrew that intention, citing a lack of time to adequately build a foundation to address the issues facing the county.

Read more: Candidate re-enters race for District 5 supervisor

 

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