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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.

Man dies in vehicle roll over

Lassen County Times
1/11/2012

At approximately 5:47 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, emergency crews responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 147 that claimed the life of a Westwood man.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 54-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was traveling southbound on Highway 147 near the Hamilton Branch over crossing in his 1995 Honda Civic.

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Trustees consider redistricting options

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
1/11/2012

Feather River Community College District (FRCCD) trustees held a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, to consider redistricting options and to approve personnel action to authorize an interim human resources director and to initiate recruitment of a new director.

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Big check to help fire victims

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Sgt. Chad Herman presents checks totaling $5,000 from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Employees Association Children’s Fund to Linda Van Dahlen at Plumas Bank. Six members of the Barclay family were injured when their mobile home burned Dec. 21. Photo by Theresa Humphrey
Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer
1/11/2012

Chad Herman has been a sergeant for many years and was stationed in several locations. At the end of June 2011 he received a permanent position and became the sergeant in charge of the Portola Substation. He oversees four deputies and covers calls and shifts and makes calls.

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Words & Music performance in Quincy canceled for tonight

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Feather Publishing
1/12/2012

Plumas Arts has announced that, due to late breaking circumstances, it has cancelled tonight’s Words & Music performance in Quincy, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.

Headliner FlyWire will be rescheduled for a future date.

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Group studies latest thermal curtain report

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
1/11/2012

“The 2009 Level 3 Report from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) lists all the alternatives they are actively pursuing. Except for the baseline, all the alternatives include a thermal curtain,” said Save Lake Almanor chairwoman Wendi Durkin. “The alternatives are everything Save Lake Almanor is against. We do not want the thermal curtain or water removed from Lake Almanor.”

Included among the many reasons the group doesn’t want the alternatives to go forward are the strong potential of damage to the lake and its fisheries.

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