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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.

Memorial services tentatively set for former Superior Court Judge Stanley Young

Mike Taborski
Publisher
1/6/2010


Former judge Stanley C. Young, Jr., ”Spike” as he was most commonly known, died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 1, 2010 in Reno, leaving the county with a lifelong legacy of both professional and community service. He was 84.

He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Louise, and seven children.

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Loyalton’s co-gen plant re-opens

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
1/06/2010


Sierra Pacific Industries announced last week that it will reopen its Loyalton co-generation plant, now known as a biomass electrical power plant, Jan. 4.
“SPI has resolved contractual issues with its power purchaser, allowing the plant to begin operations in early January,” said plant manager Jim Turner.

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Motorist Advisory of Scales Road Landslide

Plumas National Forest
Press Release
1/11/2010

Forest Service (FS) personnel placed gates and signs on FS Road 20N35, known locally as the Scales Road, to alert motorists about a closure, however, they have been illegally removed.  Travel on the road is not allowed due to a hazardous landslide.  The road closure is located about 1.5 miles southeast of the Strawberry Guard Station, in legal location T20N, R8E, Section 22 (northeast corner). 

 

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City recommends full EIR for recycling facility

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
1/6/2010

 
    Intermountain Disposal’s materials recovery facility has begun the county’s permitting process with an application to building and planning services requesting a special use permit for the MRF.
    Rebecca Herrin, senior planner for the county, in turn, has solicited comment and recommendations from a number of interested parties and agencies, including the city of Portola, regarding whether “an environmental impact report or a negative declaration should be prepared.”

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