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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.

Spring garden and food workshop series on tap

Feather Publishing
4/4/2012

 

Plumas Rural Services Community Food Network is kicking off spring with a series of three free workshops on food production and use.

The Backyard Farming 101 Workshop will happen Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Quincy. This urban homesteading workshop will cover intensive gardening, raising chickens for meat and eggs, care and use of miniature dairy goats, and how to read a soil test and troubleshoot soil deficiencies. A soup lunch will be provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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School district requested officers’ presence at Greenville meeting

Dan McDonaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/29/2012

The presence of four Plumas County sheriff’s deputies at Wednesday’s school board meeting in Greenville didn’t go unnoticed.

In response to public queries, Sheriff Greg Hagwood said the deputies attended the meeting at the request of the Plumas Unified School District administration.

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Forest Service attorney denies comment

Feather Publishing
3/29/2012

In a letter to Feather Publishing dated March 28, Forest Service attorney Jamie Rosen denies that he told Indian Valley logger Randy Pew, “I don’t care about you. I don’t care about your family, the people who work for you, or your county.”

Rosen called Pew’s and Pew consultant Bill Wickman’s comments “false statements.”

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Harris recall proceeds; Applicants wanted for Baker’s seat

Delaine FragnoliSchoolClz
Managing Editor
3/28/2012

Public hearing Wednesday on future of Indian Valley schools

Efforts to recall Glenn Harris, superintendent of the Plumas County Office of Education, are proceeding. Plumas County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams certified the petition to recall Harris Monday, March 26, so proponents can begin collecting signatures.

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Pew consultant confirms USFS attorney’s ‘I don’t care’ comment

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/28/2012

Controversial comments attributed to a U.S. Forest Service attorney were indeed made, according to a man who was in the room.

Bill Wickman, a former longtime Forest Service employee, told the Quincy Library Group that attorney James Rosen said he didn’t care about the plight of logger Randy Pew or Plumas County.

Read more: Pew consultant confirms USFS attorney’s ‘I don’t care’ comment

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