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Board authorizes mental health to hire for 17 positions

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
12/12/2014


Mental Health Director Peter Livingston can hire 17 new employees, but he’s going to have to wait to purchase 16 vehicles.

“This is what runs mental health,” Livingston said as he held up his list of requests totaling nearly $1.4 million. In addition to employees and vehicles, the list included workstations, office space expansion and equipment.

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EPHC Auxiliary gives Portola dental clinic something to smile about

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
12/8/2014

The Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary is helping make a lot of smiles the best they can be.
    

The Auxiliary recently donated digital X-ray equipment to the hospital’s Portola dental clinic valued at $28,000. Dentists say the state-of-the-art upgrade makes way for a higher quality of dental care.

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Five steps to tucking in gardens for the winter

Paul Mrowczynski
Special to Feather Publishing
12/7/2014
 

Waking up these days is a little tougher: There is a nip in the air and cold morning fog settles into your bones. The leaves have turned and blanket the ground. What to do with the garden except put it to bed?
    

Most folks think about picking up the mess and disposing of it as at least a full weekend, maybe two, of raking, digging, burning and hauling. This article divides the process into five sections: cutting back, cleaning up, planting, protecting and prepping for spring.

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State superintendent visits schools

James Wilson
Staff Writer
12/6/2014
 

 Tom Torlakson, the California state superintendent of public instruction, plans to visit two schools in Plumas County later this morning.

 

 Torlakson, who is expected to be in the county from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., will tour Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville Elementary and Junior-Senior High School campus during his visit.

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State asks Supreme Court for depublication in mining case

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Brandon Rinehart is a Plumas County gold miner engaged in legal battles with the state of California over suction dredging laws. He and his father were cited for illegal dredging in 2012 on their “Nugget Alley” claim. Photos submitted
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
12/5/2014

In September, Brandon Rinehart won his appeal against a 2012 ruling that he used vacuum and suction dredge equipment for gold mining without a permit in Plumas County.
    

Rinehart claimed federal law prevailed and gave him the right to mine his federal mining claim despite the California moratorium on dredging.
    

His conviction for dredging without a permit was reversed in September. The matter was remanded to a trial court for further proceedings on the issue of federal pre-emption.

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