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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

PSREC begins experimental 'white space' program

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
7/7/2010


There are a limited number of frequencies available in airwaves, and what to do with them is the concern of the Federal Communications Commission. Currently, the FCC is considering usages for the UHF/VHF band left vacant with television’s transition to digital.

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Building Department to focus on code enforcement

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/7/2010


    The Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved Building Director John Cunningham’s request to fill a vacant code enforcement position that was funded in his budget at a June BOS meeting. 

  The department head told the supervisors his combined building and code enforcement department budgets were approximately $180,000 lighter than in the prior year.

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A grand celebration planned for the Cy Hall Memorial Museum

Alicia Knadler

Indian Valley Editor

7/6/2010

After almost 20 years of dedicated work, directors of the Cy Hall Memorial Museum are ready for a grand opening celebration mixer Friday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m., with a special recognition program at 6:30 p.m.

The museum is located on the corner of Main and Mill streets, in the building many old-timers will remember as Miller’s warehouse.

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Economic impacts of Plumas District Hospital studied

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
7/7/2010


Plumas District Hospital recently released an economic impact study it commissioned, at a cost of $5,000, through the Center for Economic Development at California State University–Chico.

The study analyzes the economic impact of the district on the local economy and tries to estimate the economic effects of a hospital closure. It does not, however, look at what might lead to closure or whether passage of Measure B would or could lead to closure.

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County looks to phone system for cost reductions

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/7/2010

    The Board of Supervisors approved Information Systems Manager Dave Preston’s plan to comb the county phone system for potentially unused or redundant lines at the June budget meeting.  

  Preston said he had made cuts in various line items to save a telecommunications support technician position, but could only find immediate funding for three-fifths of a full-time position that was staffed at four-fifths.

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