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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

County allocates grant funds to fire efforts

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
10/20/2010


The County Board of Supervisors allocated Plumas' share of Secure Rural Schools Title III funding at its Tuesday, Oct. 5, meeting.

All the applicants received at least some funding and the board had $133,247 left over at the end.

Read more: County allocates grant funds to fire efforts

Judge ponders Feather River Inn suit

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
10/20/2010

 

After a full day of argument Friday, Oct. 8, in the case of High Sierra Rural Alliance vs. the County of Plumas, Judge Gayle Gwynup thanked both sides for a job well done and said she would probably take the full 90 days to issue her opinion.

The suit challenges county supervisors’ approval in May 2009 of a master plan, planned development permit and environmental impact report for the Feather River Inn project.

Read more: Judge ponders Feather River Inn suit

Supervisors don't buy Grand Jury fire recomendations

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
10/20/2010

 

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors agreed with the Grand Jury Report’s sense of urgency on the topic of county fire protection but didn’t seem to agree with many of the Grand Jury’s suggested solutions.

The Grand Jury said it didn’t “presume to know exactly what action must be taken,” but that didn’t stop it from making very specific recommendations at times.

Read more: Supervisors don't buy Grand Jury fire recomendations

City council candidates look to Portola’s future

Diana Jorgeson
Portola Editor
10/20/2010

 

After all the questions were answered at the City Council candidates’ forum last week, League of Women Voters moderator Lori Simpson thanked the candidates and commented, “That was a very pleasant experience.”

And so it was. The three candidates — John Larrieu, Curt McBride and Juliana Mark — were very much in agreement, and more likely to expand on one another’s responses than refute them.

Read more: City council candidates look to Portola’s future

Forest Service leaves local contractors out in the cold

10/13/10

Joshua Sebold

Staff Writer

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors expressed confusion, exasperation and anger over the fallout from the Forest Service’s recent decision to award a no-bid contract for a fire center at Nervino Airport to a contractor whose nearest office is in Marysville, as part of the Small Business Administration’s 8a program. The 8a program targets “small, minority owned, disadvantaged businesses.”

Some of the supervisors and local contractors argued the Forest Service’s decision was taking money for a project in Plumas County out of the local economy and also significantly limiting the scope of the project.

Read more: Forest Service leaves local contractors out in the cold



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