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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Fire crews save. b.arn A crew from the Quincy Fire Department works to contain a brush fire by the Old Keifer Barn near Chandler Road Wednesday morning, March. 7. Quincy fire and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the call after wind blew a burn pile out of control just before 10 a.m. The fire, which burned less than a half-acre, was stopped just 40 feet from the barn. Assistant Quincy fire chief Frank Carey, who arrived just after the California Highway Patrol, said the fire was contained in a matter of minutes. Photo courtesy California Highway Patrol Woman sentenced for supplying drugs Dan McDonald Staff Writer dmcdonald@plumasnews.com David Hollister said• Some Greenville residents, who were friends, and the boy's mother, Stacy Fair- banks, said Maughn's sen- tence was too light. They gathered with signs in front of the Plumas County Courthouse Feb. 23 and 24 to protest. "My community is in an out- rage over the short sentence," Fairbanks said in a letter to Feather Publishing. "Where is the justice in this case?" Hollister said Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde "found the absence of any pri- or criminal record to be an important factor in granting Maughn probation." Burglary On March 2, Kandice Kin- drick pleaded no contest to a felony violation of commer- cial burglary, she will be sen- tenced April 27. Kindrick was alleged to have joined with others in burglarizing the Portola busi- ness "My Skin's Best Friend." More than $1,000 worth of products were stolen• An Indian Valley woman was sentenced to a year in jail and four years of formal pro- bation last month for provid- ing prescription pills to-a mi- nor'. Deana Maughn, who plead- ed guilty to felony child abuse, was convicted of giv- ing piescription pills to a mi- nor boy who was supposed to sell them. , However, the boy ingested some of the pills and was hos- pitalized. He has since recov- ered. Terms of Maughn's proba- tion included being subject to a search clause. She was also ordered to not be in the pres- #rce of an tmreJa.ted minor unless a parent or guardian is !present. "This is an unfortunate ex- ample of the dangers of pre- scription drug abuse and the increased need for the dili- gent investigation and prose- cution to combat this growing problem," District Attorney i Northeastern Rural • Health Clinics Proudly Acknowledges 7 Gricelda Dominguez WIC Nutrition Assistant "k March 2012 . Employee Of The * Month Multiple charges Battery Nicholas Taylor was sen- On Feb. 17, Loren Donelson tenced Feb. 24 to 20 months in was sentenced to two years in county jail. state prison for committing Taylor pleaded no contest battery with serious bodily in three cases, including bur- injury. glarizing the Relay Station in Donelson entered a no con- Quincy, child endangerment and DUI with two prior con- victions. False imprisonment Joshua Olson was sen- tenced Feb. 24 to 270 days in jail and three years of formal probation. Olson pleaded no contest Jan. 27 to a charge of false im- prisonment. Olson used his vehicle in a reckless manner to stop the mother of his child in an attempt to gain custody of the child. As part of his sentence, O1- son was ordered to stay away from the victim, attend coun- .seling and pay fines and fees. test plea on charges stemming from an attack on a young man in Portola. At sentencing, Judge Janet Hilde found Donelson's prior criminal record and the vul- nerability of the victim as fac- tors in sentencing him to prison rather than a proba- tionary sentence. Felony DUI • Vincent Shelby faces up to 16 months in prison when he is sentenced April 6. Shelby pleaded no contest to a felony violation of DUI. The crime was elevated from a misdemeanor based on a prior felony DUI conviction. Stressed out about insurance ? : Valefie Flanigan, in our Quincy office, will help put a stop to your insurance worries. Give her or one of their experienced local professionals a call today. , ;iiiiiii iiiiiizi : CA License OE05639, NV License 17793 Sierra Animal Rescue * DOG BOARDING FACILITY * State-of-the-art facility for your pet, offering climate controlled indoor runs with a year-round fenced outdoor exercise yard. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, Mon. thru Sat. (530) 832-4727 Praceedsfrom the haardingfacility benefit the Itigh Sierra Rescue oper.tion. When 1 came to HSAR, 1 arrived with the name "Skip-a-doo". Now what kind of name is that for a handsome, dignified gentleman like me? I was very shy when l got here. I found nay special hidey,holes and didn't socialize at all. But that was then, and this is now. 1 am  !! no longer dependent €;n my buddy (the one they call Spice). Now I am out and about with everyone, four footed or two. ! love to be brushed, and I also enjoy playing with those feathers on strings. If you #i are looking for a sweet, non-demanding compan- !::" i ion, I just might fill that role. Would you like to get to know me better? If so, don't "skip" the opportu- nity, and stop by High Sierra Animal Rescue to spend some time with me I!/: , Breed: Domestic Short-hair (mix) Age: 4 yrs Gender: Male Altered: Yes Color: Grey Portola Village Pharmacy Size: 16'lbs. Ref.#576 157 Commercial St., Portola 832-4218 Mario G. Garibotti D.D.S. 145 Pine St., Portola 8324425 My name is Cliff, and as you can see I am a cute little Chihuahua mix who is need of a new loving home. 1 am small in size, but 1 am big in personality. I used to love to play with my former kennel mate. Dagwood. because he was small like me. Even though I am little, I feel like t b I am a big dog which is why I don't do well with : larger K-9's. The staff here says that 1 am very affectionate and well behaved, l love to cuddle ' : .... and give kisses, and my favorite thing is some- one's lap, so if you have an unoccupied lap that needs to be filled and you are in the market for a little "love companion", than call High Sierra Animal Rescue and ask about me.....Cliff! Breed: Chihuahua(mix) Age: 5 yrs. Gender: Male Color: Black Altered: Yes Size: 9 Ibs. Ref. # 2198 High Sierra is looking for FOSTER HOMES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS AND DOG WALKERS who need some extra special care, call Danat 832-4727 Plumas Ace Hardware 184 W. Sierra St., Portola 832-1058 !/23, MalnSt Qaincy 283-5619 00d_en CA. LIC #405176 283,1605 • n Smrra Super Stop 349 E. SierraSt., Portola 832-5251 and 3rd & Ash, Westwood Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5B Caltrans launches helicopter website Caltrans has launched a website for emergency re- sponse pilots to help them find 150 heliport-equipped hospitals across California during medical emergencies. This service will provide a critical link between hospi- tals and personnel that re- spond either to daily or large- scale medical emergencies. The website address is: dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aero naut/dataplates.html. "Until now, emergency re- Sponders had no single source of information for the loca- tions and capabilities of these heliports," said Acting Cal- trans Director Malcolm Dougherty. "This new web- site provides critical informa- tion at a time when every sec- ond counts." The website is intended to aid pilots who fly emergency medical services (EMS) heli- copters and helps first re- sponders by providing quick online access to state-permit- ted hospital heliports and the type of emergency services each hospital provides. "It's a great resource for any air medical organiza- tion," said John Mitchell, Redding Reach Air Medical Services base lead piloL "It reduces pilots' stress levels by familiarizing them with different hospitals' hell- pads and also gives a birds- eye view of each hospital's location and area. I have it marked as a favorite on my browser." The hospital heliport web- site was developed by Cal- -trans in cooperation with the EMS Authority, EMS opera- tors and other stakeholders• The result is an interactive state map that shows the lo- cations of hospital heliports. Emergency responders can "zoom" into county or re- gional views and select infor- mation about a particular heliport. Information includes geo- graphic coordinatesl trauma center level and the heliport's proximity to nearby cities and major roads. The site also provides aerial photographs depict.ing authorized flight paths, and heliport data such as dimensions, lighting, ele- vation and helicopter size and weight limits. "Air ambulance services make it possible to transport the most severely injured and sickest patients from distant locations to medical centers that have the needed exper- tise," said Dr. Howard Backer, director of the EMS Authority. "Providing hospi- tal landing site information online ensures that air ambu- lance providers have ready access to accurate informa- tion on receiving facilities' landing sites to improve flight safety." FEATURE OF THE WEEK: 20% ovv ALL IN-STOCK GARDEN FLAGS! 2019 East Main St., Quincy ' 283-2929 www.quincyhotspot.COm ............ 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