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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Filing period for special district election closes

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
8/31/2011

The filing period for the Nov. 8 Uniform District Election has closed, and just one district in Plumas County has contested board seats. A lack of candidates leaves six districts needing to make appointments.

Five candidates will vie for three four-year seats on the East Quincy Community Services District board: former general manager Mary Henrici; incumbents Stephen Grant, Ernest R. Eaton Jr. and Greg Margason; and Michael T. Green, a water/wastewater operator.

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Firefighters contain 5 acre fire near Chilcoot

Feather Publishing
8/24/2011


Firefighters responded to a small fire in the eastern portion of the Plumas National Forest late Tuesday afternoon. Several helicopters, an air tanker, engines and hand crews held the Adams Incident to 5 acres. Located 6 miles northwest of Chilcoot, CA, the fire posed no threat to any structures and all roads and facilities are open. The cause has not been established.
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Reflections on 9/11 wanted

Feather Publishing
8/22/2011

The approaching 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is a time to reflect, personally and collectively, on how our world has changed. There is no doubt that it has changed. Some of those changes have been mundane — think airport protocols — but some have raised larger questions: How far should we abridge our rights in the name of security?

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CHP leaders talk about improving public relations

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/24/2011

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will be featured Aug. 31.

The California Highway Patrol is committed to improving its relationship with Plumas County drivers.

CHP’s Quincy Area Commander Bruce Carpenter, with support and direction from his supervisors all the way up the chain to Sacramento, has guaranteed that people are going to notice a difference.

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