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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

County OKs clerk to verify PDH petition signatures

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
3/24/2010


County Clerk Kathy Williams brought the Plumas District Hospital tax cap issue before the Board of Supervisors March 16 as an "urgency item."

She said the resolution passed by the PDH board appointing the county clerk as its elections official and asking that her office inspect voter signatures on the tax limitation initiative and "if proper" certify the petition, had been brought to her attention on the previous Friday - too late to get it on the supervisors' agenda.

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County office of education approves layoffs

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
3/24/2010

The regular meeting of the Plumas County Office of Education is usually pro forma - over and done in 15 minutes. Not so March 9, when Superintendent Glenn Harris and Assistant Superintendent Bruce Williams, who is responsible for personnel matters, presented a resolution of intent to dismiss 5.83 full-time equivalent faculty positions.

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Feds agree to allow sale of Wildwood to Plumas

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/24/2010

Plumas County Community Development Commission Executive Director David Keller told his board at a Tuesday, March 17, meeting that he recently received a pleasant surprise in the form of a U.S. Department of Agriculture memo, which he took as a sign the Wildwood Village project would move forward.

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Taste of Plumas tickets disappearing fast

Feather Publishing
3/24/2010

 Delicious delights, lovingly prepared and thoughtfully presented - that pretty much sums up the spirit of the Taste of Plumas April 10, the first and our only countywide restaurant tasting. Seats are still available, but tickets are going fast.

Presale ticket sales end Friday, April 2. General admission is $35 and includes one souvenir wine glass and the opportunity to savor samplings from more than 25 culinary establishments and wineries. General admission tickets are available at Quincy Natural Foods.

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A mystery hole

Road crew works on sink hole
 
Feather Publishing
Alicia Knadler
3/19/2010

Sinkhole at Kinder Avenue and Greenville Wolf Creek Road has county road and community services district employees baffled today, Friday, March 19. Although they have not yet found the cause, road crew foreman John Dobrinen is sure they will have Kinder open again by nightfall. For more information, see next week's Indian Valley Record.

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