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l U Tn IIII it .[ ~.~:CI~ * i i ;2~:i::~7= .... .,. . . +~1. "~ -++ + , ;7 + Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 i -i 7 ~esman was ar- on allegations deputy who t him h;s been bstructing a threatening a lsting arrest to take a peace making ts, battering a i a Ipublic intoxi. iVicted of five Ver the years, Isting arrest, al three-year arres ted after ty Sheriff's respnded ik' " l lliott arrived Merino into i riri o allegedly. nearly 15 ndersheriff he fight, d, Merino al- l.to grab Elliott's said the gun holst red the right Mace and a ha. to end the con- said. said Elliott sus- tlnor injuries-- bruises." I ill Abramson ~d by Plumas i ~-uor Court Judge un on II new year ovei llwnielil iliiiy, this community luld nil of Plumiul Oounty. Vs Witll the new year eoluei i hope Ii wondiwful tltture for By Ill ll Kelkw Staff Writer Four businesses ih Plumas County--two in Portola and one each in Graeagle and Quincy--have been cited for selling alcohol to minors. The citations were part of an effort by the state Depart- ment of Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) and the Plumas County Sheriffs Department to thwart juvenile beer sales. At least one of the business- es complained to the sheriff's department, claiming that the juvenile appeared to be at least 21. But, Terry Bergstrand, Plumas County's undersheriff, said the operation is part of a program funded by the ABC. "The ABC started the ball rolling on this after seeing the numbers here," Bergstrand said. "The alcohol problem, while a problem among adults, is bad among juveniles as well." The businesses were cited after ABC and a deputy sent a juvenile inside to buy alcohol. Several businesses, in fact, did require the juvenile to show identification, but four others did not. The clerks who permitted the juvenile to buy the alcohol are cited, not the business OwTers. Bergstrand said the busi- nesses are obligated to check patrons' identifications "even ,We, pllgl lOA m a grading sys- can fall some- i t' W en. Plumas Uni- ,- Istrict (PUSD) has it' - i> ts clescrivea as a [+ qalif'led or negative For the last few years, PUSD A negative certification was quite extensive and gave that the school board received penditures are projected to be has most often received a qual- means that the district won't him the ability to stay any ac- the first interim report for the $24,806,575. ified certification. A qualified be able to meet its financial tion of the school board.2000-2001 budget, during a spe- The biggest portion of the certification means that the obligations for the current or Bosetti remained in the dis- cial meeting Dec. 21. It is a pos- budget is dedicated to person- school district may not be able successive years. Plumas Uni- trict from February until July, Rive budget, which means that nel: certificated employees ac- to meet its financial obliga- fled last received a negative when the state approved the the school district is projected count for $8.8 million; classi- tions for the current year, nor certification seven years ago-- Plumas Unified School Dis. to meet its expenses for this fled employees for $1.8 million; possibly in the following two in January of 1994. trlct's budget. But, the ap- school year, as well as the next and another $3.5 million goes years as well. With the negative certifica- proved budget came at a cost-- two. to benefits. A qualified certification lion, the state superintendent cuts of $2.2 million, which in- The school district's total means that the state pays close of education appointed a fiscal cluded 30 teaching positions budget is nearly $25 million. Textbooks account for near- attention to the district's ex- advisor, Lou Bosetti, to assist and 11 classified positions. Total revenues are projected to ly $900,000 and services $1.5 penditures, the district. Bosetti's power So, it was with some relief be $24,82 ,431, while total ex- million. Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Brown Bullhead and Golden fish sam- Shiners were not reintroduced Lake Davis into the lake but none-the-less are in and the seem to be flourishing. Irised some on There were 6,696 Pumpkin- Steering Corn- seed Sunfish, 1623 Brown Bull- [%it.henumbers are ers.head and 11,761 Golden Shin- committee Rainbow trout caught to- Roudebush said isled 6,422, while the infamous ttnded at some of northern pike totaled 595. t', Pecially with the The values represent the to- were not re- tal numbers of fish of each the poisoning of species caught with all meth- tn 1997. ods combined. During the year, Fish andand will be checked two times tions. But before the use of a deto- Game used beach seines and each week as long as Fish and She also said the transmit- nation cord is approved, Pow- purse seines, barrier nets, trap Game can break through the ters will be able to tell them ers said it is undergoing thor- nets, gill nets, boat electro fish- ice. when the pike start moving to ough testing and analysis by Lug in the lake and back pack Lori Powers, scientific aide, spawning areas, the Department of Health and electro fishing in the streams, said there are also a few pike It is too soon to make any de- others to make sure there are as well as angling, which have been implantedterminations about the num- no adverse health risks other All northern pike caught with radio transmitters, hers of pike and the coming than to the fish were retained and all other Powers said Fish and Gameyear will be a test year. Roudebush said the Lake live fish returned to the lake. hopes to learn how far the pike "The 1999 brood, which were Davis Steering Committee con- During the winter months,travel in the lake and when the young of the year last year, tinues to meet on a regular ha- Fish and Game is using the most of the movement takes will be of spawning age this sis, trying to manage the num- barrier net used last winter, place, coming year," said Powers.ber of pike in the lake whlle re- with some modifications. It will give Fish and Game Fish and Game is not consid- searching safe methods in A float line and irap net have the information to help direct eringthe use of chemicals, oth- hopes of eradicating the been added to the barrier net them to the best trapping loca- er than a detonation cord.species once and for all. failed. Doherty, 51, t owmobile on Sil. s Road some ~~-~0 p.m. Pi' ident Stephen A. i ntacted the sher- "merit to report the ~to Plumas County It. Jeff Wilkinson, to.t^" Said Doherty was ' llllile larmin hut foI- Ident. BB Wilkinson said that CPR was performed on Doherty inside the warming hut. Medical personnel from En- foe Medical Center in Chico ar- rived in helicopters to treat and transport Doherty, Wilkin- son said. Sheriff's department person- nel also responded to the scene, Wilkinson said. But Doherty was dead by the time emergency personnel reached him, Wilkinson said. Doherty's family was on the scene, a law enforcement re- port states. Details about the accident were unavailable. Page 13B + Opi lom Page 8B A look back at Plumas County athletics. OIMOiflNi Page 2D Page 9B II By Dave Staff W er The Plumas County Board of Supervisors recently donat- ed nearly $25,000 in public funds to local organizations-- all but $1,500 sponsored by de- parting supervisors Phil Bres- clani and Fran Roudebush. The donations were be- stowed in December by the board during public meetings, without any opposition. The largest amount was a county donation sponsored by Bresciani, who set aside $13,000 for the Stadium Light- ing Committee, which is rais- ing funds to install lights at the football facility at Feather River College. Bresciani also backed a $,350 donation to the High Moun- tain Riders, a new group that needed the funds for liability coverage. Except for a $1,500 donation sponsored by Supervisor Don Clark on behalf of Project San- ta Claus, the balance of the do- nations were brought to the board by Roudebush. The donations Included $500 for the Old Town Mer- chants Association for its Christmas celebration; $3,000 for Portola AYSO uniforms; $3,000 for the EPCAN commu. nlty food bank; $2,500 for the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce; and $1,000 for the Sierra Valley Fire Department for engine parts.