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' 4A Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 Court and County News m m By Dave Keller It marked the second straight year dents were arrested in the early two burglaries on Dec. 31, and one local towing i Staff Writer that drunk driving arrests actually hours of Jan. 1, while another more on Jan. 1. vices during the Plumas County maintained its rep- declined at this time of year. Chester resident was hauled in Dec. Plumas County Undersheriff Terry to the low number in utation this holiday season for few Last year, there were no drunk dri- 31. Bergstrand said the department did The reduced : instances of drinking and driving,ving arrests on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1, and In fact, the Jan. 1 holiday was pret- not step up its patrol units. County were in , Law enforcement officials arrestedonly four people were taken into cus- ty quiet across the board, with two But, he said deputies are always on creased drunk :: only three people for driving under tody in the two days leading up to Crescent Mills arrests occurring for the lookout for drunk drivers during throughout the state ! the influence of alcohol during the New Year's Eve. spousal abuse, the holidays. "It's been very New Year's Eve holiday. This year, a pair of Chester resi- Plumas County residents reported Bergstrand also said the fact that Bergstrand said. "It's By Dave Keller petty theft with prior offenses, than two weeks ago, after acry of the missing bathtub attorney's office, when hishad reported Staff WAter Richard M. Gonzales, of Graeagle business reported and the arrest of Gonzales and claims that he was merely Gonzales was A convicted bank robber, Reno, entered the plea last that two men had stolen a another suspect, Timothy helping Gonzales move the 1980 for armed who stole a bathtub in Graea- week after talks between hisbathtub. Greene. bathtub to Reno were found to and in 1977 for gle, was placed on probation lawyer and the Plumas Coun- A truck containing a bath- They were charged with be true. grand larceny. for three years and ordered to ty District Attorney resulted tub that matched the descrip- possessing stolen property Gonzales told law enforce- He also has serve 20 day in jail after he in an agreement, tion of the stolen one was later and theft, ment officials that he was giv- on misdemeanor plead no contest to a count of Gonzales was arrested more located in Delleker. The charges against Greene en permission to remove themestic violence That resulted in the recov-were dismissed by the district bathtub by the company thatsession. By Dave Keller Staff Wnter The resignation of two vet- eran public defenders has re- sulted in the hiring of two new attorneys to fill their spots. Quincy's Bill Abramson has been contracted to replace Mike Jamison, who resigned as a public defender after eight years. Abramson's contract was approved by the Plumas Coun- ty Board of Supervisors in De- cember. Truckee's Douglas M. Prouty has been recommend- ed to frill the spot being vacat: ed by Janet Hilde, who is scheduled to resign Feb. 1. Prouty's contract was sched- uled for consideration by the supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 9. He will open an off'me in Quin- cy. Public defenders are ap- pointed by judges to provide legal representation for indi- gent criminal defendants. The hiring of Abramson and Prouty marks the third change in defenders in recent months. George Zube replaced David Heaslett, who resigned earlier this year. The fourth public defender is Robert J. Zernich. The public defender con- tract compensates each attor- ney $50,400 a year. The current contract for the four attorneys expires at the end of June. Surf the world wide web Get your own E-Mail address mo. Unlimited access Additional on local numbers fees and hook-up costs may apply s~ore [or details 61 Bradley St. Quincy Quincy Su anville Porlola/Chesler 283-2357 251-2357 !(888) 832-2357 FEATH ER Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 555 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon.-Fd., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. E-Mail Web Page http://www.plumasnews-com Ownership and Heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin, May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892-1945) on June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 4 p.m. Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m. Classified: Monday 10 a.m. News: Fridays, 3 p.m. Legals: Thursday 4 p.m. Breaking news: Anytime! TO Sul:N~ribe: Call (530) 283-0800 or come to the Bulletin office, or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to Adjudicetion: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postal Service: USPS No. 188-550. 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By Will Farris of it was more than the filters unit responsible for injecting Staff wnter could handle and water at the chlorine into the system had Ash from the Storrie Fire, taps became brown, failed. the failure of a chlorine injec- The resort was closed, while The switch was replaced tor switch and a routine in- filters were cleaned and the and Henrici was able to pro- spection by the California De- water brought back to its usu- vide the state with two clean partment of Health Services, al clear state, samples taken 24 hours apart. Drinking Water Branch are Then on Dec. 12, state in- This was all that was needed the main elements that recent- spector Steve Watson took ain the past to lift a boiled wa- ly put Belden on a boiled wa- tour through the Feather Riv- ter notice and certify that the ter notice, er Canyon on a routine inspec, water was suitable for drink- The immediate result of that tion of the water systems that ing. notice forced Belden to scale make up the Feather River But McNamara refused to down to limited services. The Canyon Community Services allow the notice to be lifted un- restaurant had to be closed, District (FRCCSD). til the FRCCSD submitted test cabins could not be rented and On Thursday, Dec. 14, results on the proper forms the bar was forced to use bot- Michael McNamara, Watson's and put a system in place tied water and canned soft supervisor, issued a letter to where water samples were drinks. Dishes had to be Steve Dryer, Board Chairmantaken daily and checked for washed with water that had of the FRCCSD, requiring him turbidity levels (clarity) and been boiled, to post the boiled water notice, chlorine. Belden's problems began in stating that Belden's waterWhat then took place is de- October with the first heavy had unacceptable levels of col- bated between Dryer, McNa- rain storm of the season. The iform bacteria, mara and Patty Williams, resulting runoff brought large Dryer immediately ment Belden's manager, that pre- amounts of ash into the hold- Grade 1 operator, Ken Henrici vented Belden from renting ing pond that is used as a to the site where he shocked cabins or operating the restau- source for Belden's water. The the system with chlorine and rant through the holiday sea- free ash and the huge quantity discovered that the electronic son. The boiled water notice was finally lifted on Friday, Jan. 5. Dryer asserts that daily test- ing and the implementation of other requirements from the state are completely new. Up until this last go around, the FRCCSD was only required to provide the results of monthly tests submitted by Henrici labs in Meadow Valley. McNamara insists that these regulations have been in place for years and that they Fast Easy E-mail & Interne, Connections From a Local Provider Sign up on-line at or in Quincy at Scott Tanner Business Equipment, 231 Main St. Oh, thank you for making it so easy/ - AJ - Greenville | | When the thermometer starts to dip below freezing, many people will use portable heaters to warm cold spots in their homes. And when used safely, they can make a normally cool room quite comfortable. But the key is to use them safely. If you have a portable heater of any kind, follow the manufac- turer's instructions to the letter. And if your portable heater involves any kind of combustible fuel, remem- ber that a flame consumes oxygen in a room and nor- maUy emits carbon dioxide or other harmful gases. So, you need to provide ade- quate ventilation at all times. And if there s any question at all about the safety of a portable heater, give us a call. We want you to have a warm winter, but most importantly, a safe winter PLUMAS-SlERRA REC ErectS; Sam.Ira TV in~ (530) 832-4261 have always But, in the same terview on Jan. 4, explained that the which resulted partial closure, mented because hadn't been in River Canyon in Robert Meacher, supervisor for pledged in a view Friday, Jan. gate the matter to funding if the ter systems graded to complYt regulations. The FRCCSD formed after a team' spectors went Feather River and condemned all ter systems that ter to more Working with County ment Commission, t district became an try in 1983. The tors is formed of and the only paid Ken Henrici, the ator, who is res taking samples ting the results to ment of Health Ostensibly, the full service or in reality, the that viding potable seven systems of responsibility. The water signed by the state, various grants Plumas County went into in 1989. Most of nance work and have been unteers and board who are teers. The FRCCSD is with providing its customers nomic framework ceptable to all ifornia Services is sure that the water safe and falls brella of regulationS A series been set up to bring together and do necessary to bring district into providing safe tire water to the Mama= mWty Route 70 - Crack erations from Camp to Two Rivers Jan. 12. One-way trol between 8:30 p.m. Route 299 - CraC operations Shasta/Lassen five miles east near Jan. 8 - Jan. 12. tic control between 8 8:30 p.m. PUBLI( The Mt. Hough Ranger Use Permit. Henry Glass is Specla) Use Permit for the line in T26N, R11E, Section Bedewi~ is the new ~ This is an omu c -turm0 Ixoxsal. For further information or to conga Peggy Gusla , Hough Ranger District, Forest by January t7, Hi~",way 70, Quincy, CA 283-7622. Pul~ished in FRB Jan. 10, 001