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   These are the stories you will find in 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.

Plumas District Hospital facing challenges recruiting physicians

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
10/27/2010

One of the toughest things for small, rural hospitals like those in Plumas County is recruiting and retaining quality physicians.

During Plumas District Hospital’s recent Measure B debate, one of the main arguments the hospital gave for new construction was the need for a facility that would lure potential physicians.

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Almanor volunteers plant 50,000 trout

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
10/27/2010

“Those trout are catchable size; much larger than we received last year. Boy, are they going to be big in the spring, “ said Paul Garrido, Almanor Fishing Association Oct. 18, during the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) delivery of 50,000 trout to the local fish cage program.

Garrido estimated the fish being delivered were six to eight inches long, an average of two inches longer than the fish delivered in 2009.

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Indian Valley's Nov. 6 Story Fest features Mary Gay Ducey

Feather Publishing
10/27/2010

The second annual Indian Valley Story Fest will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Indian Valley Community Center in Greenville. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12 or only $10 for the whole family.

The program for the day will begin with story-making and storytelling workshops offered at two levels from 1-2 p.m.: an adult session with Mary Gay Ducey and a children's session with Margaret Garcia. Local tellers from the Tale Spinners monthly meeting sessions perform 2-3:45 p.m.

Read more: Indian Valley's Nov. 6 Story Fest features Mary Gay Ducey

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School district reserve fund subject of discussion

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
10/27/2010

 

Plumas Unified School District’s reserve fund was the subject of discussion, yet again, at the October school board meeting.

That reserve, or “rainy day” fund, is vital to the schools, given their complex finances and dependence on the vagaries of the California state budget. The size of the reserve, which this district’s board has set at 45 percent at the recommendation of district administration, is debatable, however.

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