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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

EPHC gets clean audit: Cash on hand needs improvement

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
2/17/2010


Discussion of Eastern Plumas Health Care's financial audit for 2008-09 occupied more than half of the Jan. 28 meeting of the board.

Jerrell Tucker of TCA Partners, who gave the presentation, began with an introduction to his Fresno firm, whose distinction is that it only audits hospitals.

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Indian Valley packs school board meeting

Mona Hill
2/17/2010


    Approximately 40 Indian Valley residents filled the Plumas Unified School District's boardroom Tuesday, Feb. 9, awaiting their opportunity to address the school board. A standing-room-only crowd spilled into the hallway; some sat on the floor.
    They came prepared with specific details and requests for the district's attention, which they believe is required at Greenville High School, a mere 24 hours after a meeting in Greenville with Superintendent Glenn Harris and district administrators.

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Gerneral plan working groups to meet; dates changed.


Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/16/2010

The working groups for the general plan update will be meeting in their own districts for the first time next week.

The agendas for the meetings feature discussion of past community visioning discussions on the new general plan along with strengths and weaknesses of the current general plan.
The meetings will be open to the public.

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Officer fabricated assaults, sheriff says

Joshua SeboldOfficer Todd Posch
Staff Writer
2/10/2010

    Representatives for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department have announced their belief that Sergeant Todd Posch, a correctional officer at High Desert State Prison, fabricated two strange incidents in which he reported being attacked.
    According to a press release written by Investigations Sergeant Steve Peay, the department’s dispatch center reported receiving a 911 report Wednesday, Feb. 3, from Posch.

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County sales tax revenue drops suddenly

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/10/2010


    A report by County Administrative Officer Jack Ingstad dated Monday, Feb. 1, reported that the county’s midyear budget was relatively balanced with $11.3 million in revenues and $11.8 million in expenditures.
    Construction permits and tax collections were basically on target compared to projections for the year, meaning that they continued to go down on a year-to-year basis, although at a slower rate than in prior years.

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