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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Recall moving forward: Residents upset with the Indian Valley Community Services District’s board gathered enough signatures to force a recall election for three of the directors.
  • Sticker shock: Developers of the stalled Feather River Inn project say they are stunned by the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for an up-front $250,000 annexation fee.
  • Scam revealed: A Quincy man was almost certain an offer to earn cash as a secret shopper was a scam... But he decided to play along.

FRC trustees reluctantly order classified staff reductions

Mona Hill
Staff Writer

Despite the inevitable outcome, classified staff and students at Feather River College packed the college district’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday, May 10, to ask the board of trustees for consideration.

On the agenda was a resolution to eliminate 5.23 full-time equivalency (FTE) classified staff positions and 1.5 FTE management positions.

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Plumas-Eureka on state park closure list

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

Plumas County’s only state park, Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP), is on the list of 70 parks to be closed for the next two fiscal years, California State Parks (CSP) announced Friday, May 13.

The PESP closure is unlikely to have much of an effect this summer because a scheduled hazardous materials cleanup meant most facilities would be closed anyway, said Matt Green, acting district superintendent for the park agency’s Sierra District.

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County pans DFG’s dredge study

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

Plumas County supervisors have weighed in on the California Department of Fish and Game’s draft environmental review of its suction dredge mining program. The last day to comment on the impact report was May 10. The supervisors approved a letter to DFG at their May 3 meeting.

DFG released its draft subsequent environmental impact report Feb. 28. The study concluded that continuing the current moratorium on suction dredge mining was the best thing for the environment.

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Was Bible distribution on school grounds?

M. Kate West
Chester Editor

“I’ve done a lot of legwork this morning in talking with the principal and Superintendent Glenn Harris,” parent Thor Schaefer said May 12.

He said his efforts were a direct result of a complaint he would be filing about Bibles being handed out on what he witnessed as school district property.

In the context of his complaint he relayed that he had observed three people handing out Bibles to kids, including his daughter, as they exited Chester High School.

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Chester Library Closed May 16-18: No Heat

Feather Publishing

Chester Branch Library will be closed May 16-18 due to a broken heater. The library is expected to re-open on Thursday, May 19 at noon.

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