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SclmoI board OKs cmwultaid: Contract -.Page 2A I]aeup wants to. welcome hikers - Page flit ,Voi. 148, No. 31 www,plumasnews,com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, March 11,2015 5O Perspective: Winning i:}i isn't everything -- The ii!j test of a coach is not  how the best player feels : ' at the end of the season, t iiii but how the worst  . :i:i player feels./Page 9B Today: Two-year anniversary celebration, The Knook. Dell-style restaurant offers free cup of soup from 11 a.m. until supplies run out. For information: 283-0300. Tomorrow: Hazardous fuel reduction project coordination meeting, 9 - 11 a.m., Plumas County Planning & Building Services office at 555 Main St. Plumas County Fire Safe Council invites everyone to special planning meeting. For information: plumasfiresafe.org, 283-0829. Informational grand jury public meeting, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Grand Jury Association discusses grand jury, importance of local businesses' role, questions and answers. Coffee, cookies served. Words & Music, doors open 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder Caf(. Featuring Brandi Christensen. Admission $3. Sign up for open mic at the door. Beverages available for purchase. For information: PlumasArts, " 283-3402. Saturday: All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November - April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950. See Q, page 4A .ll/ll!l!!!L To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Up close and personal Quincy Volunteer Fire Department firefighters John Gay, Tony DeMartini and Jim Mann take some time to make a field trip to Feather River College to visit with youngsters enrolled in the college's Child Development Center. The firefighters talked to the kids (and their parents) about dos and don'ts of fires and'other emergencies. Capt. Gay donned his firefighting gear, consisting of a fireproof turnout, an oxygen mask, a tank and its hoses and invited the kids to get close with some friendly high-fives. Kids got the chance tO take turns trying to knock over a target cone by spraying water from a pressurized fire hose. Photo by Mike Taborski Tax default prroperties00!Hospita I turns a profit to go on auction bloc00 New year off to a good start for PDH Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com More than 100 Plumas County properties will be hitting the auction block in May. Treasurer-Tax Collector Julie White said that taxes have not been paid for five years on 115 properties, rendering them eligible for the tax default sale. An online auction will be held May 9 - 12 by Bid4Assets.com. There are properties available from Lake Almanor to Chilcoot, with many parcels in Greenhorn, Bucks Lake and Portola. Before the properties can be advertised, the tax collector's office must go through a thorough notification process. Kitchen appliances The supervisors authorized Sheriff Greg Hagwood topurchase a BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROUNDUP mixer, a food processor, slicer and a cooktop for the county jail, after he explained that the current equipment is antiquated. Additionally, the sheriff must replace the door control system that was damaged during the storm in early February. Hagwood explained that the insurance company would not cover the computer software because ofits age. DA grant District Attorney David Hollister announced the receipt of a competitive state grant that will bring See Board, page 4A Debra Moore Staff Writer drnoore@plu masnews.corn The new year started off well for Plumas District Hospital financially speaking. "We made over $200,000 in January," Chief Financial Offzcer Ron Telles told the hospital board March 5, and even though February is a short month, its numbers look positive as well. "January was a very strong month for clinic visits; the same with the emergency room," Telles said. The hospital experienced increased admissions with Telles describing,it as "one of the strongest months in the last two years." Net patient revenue for January was $1,97 million compared to $1.42 million a year ago. Telles highlighted the year-to-date figures as well. Current net patient revenue sits at $11.21 million "We" re not used to getting so much cash coming in." Ron Telles - Chief Financial Officer Plumas District Hospital compared to $9.7 million a year ago. "That's a $1.4 million pickup," Telles said. Additionally, an increased focus on billing brought in $1.8 million in deposits in one month. "We're not used to getting so much cash coming in," he said. Dan Schuessler, the hospital's director of nursing discussed the increased activity during his monthly report., "We have a nice momentum going," he said, and described how the nursing staff transitioned from having just one.patient in the hospital to caring for 1O to 12. "The busier they are, the more they like it," Schuessler said of his staff. "The morale of the nursing staff is the besv I've seen." The positive financial report for January was welcome news to the hospitai's leadership after the time and energy spent on an unsuccessful effort to take over the Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Jeff Kepple, the hospital's CEO, devoted a portion of his report to a recap of the events that had transpired since the Jan. 14 notification that the facility would be closed. "I'm truly grateful for how many community partners, including Mimi Hall and Public Health. tried to make it work," he said. Kepple reiterated that skilled nursing would continue to be part of the See PDH, page 4A The 1877 Victorian house on the corner of Jackson and Fillmore streets in downtown Quincy is currently under restoration by Usa Dunnington and Stewart Gately. While working on the house, they discovered b time capsule that was buried in one of the walls in 1974. Photo by James Wilson Time capsule found in historical house James Wi Ison Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com When the new owners of the old Victorian-style house on the corner of Jackson and Fillmore streets in downtown Quincy started its renovation, they didn't know what to expect. They certainly didn't expect to fired a time capsule from the '70s, but that's just what they discovered. The LoweU family constructed the house in 1877, but sold the house to Greenleaf Greeley Clough shortly after in 1879. Since then, many different families inhabited the old Victorian. Over the years, the house fell into disrepair. For a while, in the 1990s, the house was boarded up and vacant. Recently, Lisa Dunnington and Stewart Gately bought the house and started renovation. The new owners were tearing into a wall when they came across a Hillsboro coffee can filled with personal mementos from the house's previous owners. Along with the can was a decorative plate, partially stuck in mortar. Dunnington pulled out the plate and coffee can and peeked inside. It immediately See Capsule, page 5A