Basic aid status costs PUSD, leads to ‘qualified’ rating
In Plumas Unified School District’s first interim report and certification of financial condition produced by Director of Business Yvonne Bales, the district was given a “qualified certification.”
This means that “based upon current projections this district may not meet its financial obligations for the current fiscal year and subsequent two fiscal years.”
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Supervisor's decline to act on Sheriffs offer to delay retirement
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors seemingly put a final dramatic end to the career of Sheriff Terry Bergstrand when it refused to consider acting upon an e-mail from the sheriff informing the board that he would return to work for another year.
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Jail literacy program reaches far beyond bars
Plumas County Literacy has launched a Second Chance program in the county jail. The brainchild of literacy coordinator Victoria Metcalf, the program’s starting point is with incarcerated student participants, but it reaches deep into the community to help these individuals long term.
The program is funded in part through grants, including $5,000 of state earmarked literacy funds from the jail and additional state library services funding. In addition, the county allocates $11,500 to the program.
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Highway 70 reopens with traffic control
Road to nowhere: A large section of cliff broke loose in the serpentine section of the Feather River Canyon about a mile east of Rich Bar. The event took place at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Tues. Dec. 22 and immediately closed Highway 70 to through traffic. After Highway 70 was reopened to traffic, work continued as crews were blasting the larger rocks and stabilizing the slide area, possibly causing further delays. Photo by Will Farris
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District attorney says he won’t seek re-election
Plumas County District Attorney Jeff Cunan announced Tuesday, Dec. 8, that he would not seek a third term in office.
The announcement ended months of speculation whether the two-term incumbent would run. The decision leaves just one candidate, Assistant District Attorney Dave Hollister, in the field.
Cunan said he was troubled by the lack of candidates. “Democracy demands choices, and unless the public fields an alternative candidate … it will have no choice for the election of our next district attorney.”
The deadline to file for candidacy is March 17, 2010.
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Hospital and petitioners still at odds
Linda Satchwell Staff Writer 12/16/2009
In round three of the Plumas District Hospital board versus community residents, it seemed as though some progress was made, but that likely depends on one’s perspective.
Members of the public again attended in far larger numbers than the board has seen before. They again voiced anger and frustration over the Measure A hospital bond and building project.
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