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   These are the stories we are working on for 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.

State approves funding for new Quincy courthouse

Feather Publishing
4/15/2010

 Plans for a new courthouse in Quincy for the Superior Court of Plumas County has received formal approval to begin, with funding authorization April 12 by the State Public Works Board. This approval marks the official start of the courthouse construction project, which will be managed by the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

Read more: State approves funding for new Quincy courthouse

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Spring Wellness Faire starts tomorrow in Chester

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
4/14/2010


    Offering a change of season lift, the Good Vibrations gang and friends will host a Spring Wellness Faire April 15 – 17.   

More familiarly known as the Winter Wellness Festival, guests can expect the same quality and enlightening experiences they have enjoyed for the past four years.

Read more: Spring Wellness Faire starts tomorrow in Chester

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Supervisors hear update on census

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
4/14/2010


    The Plumas County Board of Supervisors received a report from Tribal Partnership Specialist Pam Ames, a census worker, at its Tuesday, April 6, meeting.

    Supervisor and Chairwoman Sherrie Thrall said it was her impression the board wanted the item on the agenda to stress “the absolute importance” of filling out census forms.

Read more: Supervisors hear update on census

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Highway 36 blocked near Lassen Park

Feather Publishing
April, 20 2010
9:00 a.m.Breaking News
Roadway is closed eastbound at Mineral and westbound at Childs Meadows due to Jack-knifed big rig on Morgan Summit. Highway Advisory Radio activated.
Estimated Time to Open approx 3 hours
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Election forums schedule over the next month

Feather Publishing
4/14/2010

The League of Women Voters of Plumas County will hold a series of election forums over the next month:    
Monday, April 19, Greenville Town Hall
Thursday, April 22, Graeagle Fire Hall
Monday, April 26, Quincy Library
Thursday, April 29, Portola Memorial Hall
Thursday, May 6, Chester Memorial Hall
All forums begin at 7 p.m.

Countywide races include sheriff Greg Hagwood facing challenger Bob Shipp. County assessor Chuck Leonhardt is in a race with real estate broker Mike Gardner. The candidates for District 5 county supervisor are J.P. Kennedy, Richard Lundy and Ralph Wittick.

Read more: Election forums schedule over the next month

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Community services districts closer to consolidation

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
4/14/2010

    The American Valley Community Services Authority, an entity made up of the East Quincy Service District and Quincy Community Service Districts boards of directors, took another step in the consolidation process by hiring a legal firm that specializes in working with public entities at a Tuesday, March 23, meeting.

 The AVCSA unanimously agreed to hire Best, Best and Krieger, the firm recommended to the board by both the PMC consulting group and new Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission Executive Officer John Benoit.

Read more: Community services districts closer to consolidation

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