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Postal Patron Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Vol. 147, No. 33 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. ! 530-283-0800 www.plumasnews.com 50 CENTS :rain ins ions Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Plumas County residents who pay the annual $150 Cal Fire fee should begin preparing their Properties for inspection. Four Cal Fire inspectors are training this week and are scheduled to begin their work April 7 and wrap up at the end of June. During an interview last week, Shane Vargas, the local Cal Fire representative, said he will be training and working closely with the new inspectors as they begin their inspections. Supervisor Jon Kennedy, who met with Vargas in advance of the inspections, said he was pleased to learn that the inspectors all had firefighting experience, so they are familiar with what would most benefit homeowners in protecting their homes. Additionally, Vargas is attending the training with the inspectors so he can evaluate whether anything should be tweaked for Plumas County. The plan is for the inspectors to work in teams of two as they make their rounds. Vargas won't reveal which areas of the county are slated for inspection, but said that he will notify the local fire chiefs and county supervisor as work begins in their districts. See Cal Fire, page 5A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 PDH board,plans to announce interim leader.Thursday Debra Moore the agreement was still being are those who aren't." Staff Writer d moore@plumasnews.com Plumas District Hospital is going to have new leadership, and how that will be structured will be announced tomorrow. Hospital board president Bill Wickman made this announcement last Thursday, March 27: "Today the PDH Board of Directors has reached an agreement in principle with CEO Doug Lafferty for early departure as CEO." During an interview that afternoon Wickman said that finalized and he couldn't discuss the details. That morning Wickman and other directors visited the hospital and its two clinics to personally tell employees of the decision. "The reaction was mixed," Wickman said. "Doug, like any CEO, had strong supporters, and then there Lafferty was hired July 18, 2011, to succeed Dick Hathaway, and faced many challenges. Some of the major tasks included building a new hospital, improving the bottom line, overhauling a broken billing system and See Lafferty, page 4A A welcome sight Tim Kaminskas makes his way around Spanish Peak's east face on telemark skis last week. While it has been pouring rain in town,it has also been dumping much-needed snow on the caps of Quincy's surrounding mountains. The fresh snow allows telemark and cross-country skiers a late chance at getting their winter sporting fixes. Photo by Tim Kline Proposal called for CHP, sheriff, jail to share a new complex Dan McDonald Man'aging Editor drncdonald@plu masnews.com A joint venture by the Plumas County sheriff and the California Highway Patrol appears to bedead just two months after it was announced. On Friday, March 28, the CHP Commissioner's Office said it won't be joining forces with the sheriff to build a new joint facility in Plumas County. The CHP's director of communications, Fran Clader, announced the decision in an email to See Venture, page 4A Plu ierra ounty Fair exhibit guides ready Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com Let the fun and games begin! Fair manager John Steffanic presented the 2014 Exhibit Guide for the Plumas-Sierra County Fair at the March 26 board meeting. New this year is the return of Sweetheart of the Mountains, a celebration of 150 years of state parks and a "selfie" photo contest. The 2014 fair's theme, "Fun and Games," creates a wealth of opportunities for fair activities, including tournaments and competitions of all sorts. Following years of tradition, the fair will open this year at noon on the second Wednesday of the month, Aug. 13, and run through 10 p.m. Sunday evening, Aug. 17. The carnival opens , See Fair, page 6A Rainbow connection Spring showers bring forth ... beautiful rainbows in American Valley! Photo by Susan Brown i