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V 12A Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 from Palls 0m More Meacher ConUnued tVmn :I,A "There were a fair number of people involved in 1991," Allen said, "and their primary concern was who was going to get put into District 2." He added, "Most people don't like to get shifted from one dis- trict to another." The planning department will review the census materi- al and present the supervisors with a few alternatives. Allen said the new supelwisorial dis- tricts must be apportioned on the basis of: topography; geog- raphy; cohesiveness, contigui- ty and integrity of territory; compactness of territory; and community interest. Following the 1990 census, District 2 had the least amount of residents, while District 1 (Eastern Plumas) had the largest number. New terms begin mtimmd from page gA posed in 1994. In the November to office. 2000 election, he defeated chal- Two years ago, Kaufman lengerCraigSettlemire. was installed as judge shortly Both Nelson and Pearson after being appointed by Gov. were elected to office in the Wilson to replace Roger Set- November election after they tlemire, who retired beforedefeated two-term incumbents. completing his six-year term. Nelson defeated Phil Bres- In the recent election, no one ciani, and Pearson turned fried to run against Kaufman away Fran Roudebush. and he was automatically Meacher was elected to a granted a new term. third term in the election, With last week's ceremony, besting challenger Nathan Olney started his third six- Tucker by only 67 votes. year term as judge. The supervisors took office OIney was elected to a first as about 30 onlookers observed term in 1988 and was not op- the one-minute ceremony. By Tocri Nacar Portola Edit ,,. Kay Bryan, the Siskiyou County Supervisor who was taken ill after a Regional Coun- cil of Rural Counties confer- ence at the end of September, died Monday, Dec. 25. At the conference, Bryan shared a room with former Plumas County Supervisor Fran Roudebush. The two were stricken with respiratory problems, which have not been identified to date. Bryan was hospitalized Nov. 7 for viral pneumonia and re- mained in intensive care in a drug-induced coma until her death. According to Plumas County Director of Public Health, viral pneumonia is not a specific identification and the Sonoma County Health Department is still conducting an investiga- tion to determine if the two women picked up the disease while at the conference. Roudebush said she is still undergoing a series of testing to determine why she is ill and why conventional therapy hasn't helped. Bryan, who was 61 years old, was elected in 1994 and re- elected in 1998. Aside from her duties as a supervisor in Siskiyou Coun- ty, Bryan was chairwoman of the RCRC water committee, the most important policy committee in RCRC. "She was a very dynamic woman and well respected throughout the state," said Joan Smith, chairwoman of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors. "She was an out- standing supervisor and will be sorely missed by the board." Roudebush also had kind words for her colleague. "Kay was an extremely intel- ligent woman who cared deeply for her constituents and fought hard for her county," she said. A memorial service for Bryan was held at the Berean Church in Etna at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3. Roudebush vice for her friend. She was ho learn more about ness by the time service. But, recent to pinpoint the although the cally tiring, mains active including the Force Steerin T~e Honest Rumas Pines months Cov kmmd Item gA "The co-gen plan will contin- local economy." ue to run in an effort to pro- While milling operations vide much needed power in will cease, the cogeneration the West," Bond said. That plant at the mill will continue portion of the operation era- to operate, ploys 18 workers. ii:i No hikes now CoaUmmd I rNI PqlO tric Cooperative (PSREC) Gen. eral Manager Bob Marshall, al. though vague about long-term plans, said the co-op currently has no plans to raise prices and will do what it can to make sure its customers re- ceive the lowest price possible by watching costs. However, he said the market is changing rapidly and they will continue to keep watch. PSREC has a good supply of wholesale power and, although it is somewhat subject to the condition of its purveyors, Marshall said it is not in the same position as other utilities in California. "Right now, California is a zoo, so we'll be keeping a close eye on what is happening in the market," he said. we're Clearing Out All Remaining OOO & increases sleep sets Close-OUt By Dave Keller Staff Writer Regulators approved raising electricity rates by an average of 10 percent last week. The in. crease took effect right away. But, the increase could be too little, too late, because Pa- cific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and the state's other financial- ly troubled utility companies are a step closer to bankrupt- cy. PG&E officials said they might attempt to offer as much as $7 billion in bonds under a proposed scheme to use tax- payer money as a guarantee to investors. In approving a temporary rate increase, which will be re- considered in April, the Cali- fornia Public Utilities Com- mission (PUC) was trying to help PG&E and other power companies remain solvent over coming weeks. 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