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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

State supports local DA in deputy shooting case

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
6/29/2014


The state attorney general agreed last week that a Plumas County deputy acted lawfully when he fatally shot a man who was attacking him in 2013.

The state's ruling supported the Plumas County district attorney's finding that Deputy Tom Klundby acted in self-defense when he shot Mariano Mauro during a violent struggle at Eastern Plumas Health Care.

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Moore pleads "no contest" to embezzlement, forgery

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
6/28/2014


Former Indian Valley Community Services District General Manager Leanna May Moore pleaded "no contest" to felony embezzlement and forgery charges last week.

When Judge Ira Kaufman asked Moore if she understood the court would treat a "no contest" plea the same as "guilty" Moore quietly responded "yes."

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Berg announces write-in candidacy for November

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/27/2014

Alice Berg, the write-in candidate for District 5 supervisor who garnered 8 percent of the vote in the June primary, announced she intends to try again in November.

In a written statement submitted to this newspaper June 20, Berg wrote, “Many, many folks have reached out to me and said they would have voted for me if they hadn’t already voted by mail.”

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Cal Fire suspends burning

Feather Publishing
6/25/2014

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Director Ken Pimlott issued an order to suspend open burning across 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area in California. The suspended burning order is part of CAL FIRE’s continued efforts to mitigate the increased threat of wildfire due to the state’s drought emergency.

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Seneca Auxiliary installs new officers

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/24/2014

The seeds of community service were widely sown when the Seneca Hospital Auxiliary came together June 11 for its annual officer installation and luncheon.

The tables in the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge were artfully decorated with all things garden to represent the event theme of “Greenhouse Plants.”

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Local Boston Marathon qualifier on course to raise nearly $100,000

Feather Publishing
6/23/2014


Entering its fourth year, the Running With the Bears marathon, half-marathon and 10K race in Indian Valley is set to raise nearly $100,000 for children and youths in foster care.

In 2012 this race became a Boston Marathon qualifier and has since attracted runners from all over the world in their quest to qualify for the event cutoff by early September.

Read more: Local Boston Marathon qualifier on course to raise nearly $100,000

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