PSREC’s Fiber System brings new possibilities to area telecommunications
A $13.7 million federal grant and another $1.7 million from the state of California will finance new telecommunications infrastructure in Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties — infrastructure that will bring rural areas into sync with more populated areas.
The grants were awarded to Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC), a Portola-based electric cooperative with a long history of working to improve the quality of life in the community.
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Portola city manager goes on medical leave
During a closed session prior to a special meeting April 26 of the Portola City Council, the council appointed City Clerk Leslie Tigan as acting city manager, with all the duties and authorizations of the city manager. She will be acting in the stead of current City Manager Jim Murphy, who was not in attendance at the meeting.
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Delayed start to cleanup means state park will be closed all summer
The campground and historic area at Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP) will be closed for all of the summer season because late and heavy snows have delayed the start of the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned cleanup in the park. At this time it is unclear when the facilities will reopen.
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Fire protection a hot topic for supervisors
Still smarting from a 2009 – 10 grand jury report that blasts the county for leaving nearly a fifth of its full-time residents without fire protection, the Board of Supervisors held a forum with fire chiefs and concerned citizens last Tuesday.
“We need you to solve this problem,” Charles Plopper, speaking on behalf of the former grand jury, told the board.
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Financial officer leaves PDH for Sacramento
John Nadone, chief financial officer at Plumas District Hospital (PDH), tendered his resignation yesterday, effective May 20.
Soon after, he will begin work with the California Hospital Association (CHA) as vice president of finance policy. He will be responsible for providing leadership on state administrative and regulatory issues related to health care finance.
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Feather River College declares fiscal crisis
Anticipating Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revision, expected to be announced May 13, Dr. Ron Taylor, president of Feather River College, presented a declaration of fiscal crisis for the district board of trustees’ approval at its regular meeting Thursday, April 21.
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