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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3A Altes pleads not guilty to murder charge Dan McDonald Managing Editor dmcdonald@plurnasnews.com Quincy. Altes is scheduled to return to court for a readiness hearing June 5 at 11 a.m. A preliminary examination is set for June 25 at 9 a.m. He faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder. Altes is accused of using a hammer and knife to kill Allen, 51, in the garage of her William Leo Altes III, the man charged with murder in the death of Greenville resident Lauren Lindskog Allen, pleaded not guilty last week. Altes, 45, of Butterfiy Valley, entered the plea during his formal Greenville. Allen's body was discovered in the early evening of Dec. 1, 2014, by her boyfriend, just minutes after he called 911 to report her missing. After a short manhunt, Altes, who was reportedly in possession of a 1999 GMC Suburban and credit cards belonging to Allen, was arrested at a rest stop along Glenn County sheriffs deputy saw him leaving a restroom. The deputy reportedly recognized Altes from a photo that was included in an alert issued by th e Plumas County Sheriffs Office. Deputies said Altes was in possession of three knives when he was arrested. A Remington shotgun and shells were found under the including first-degree murder and two other felonies for being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawfully taking a vehicle. He is also charged with misdemeanor grand theft of a firearm and petty theft for stealing credit cards. He is being held in the Plumas County jail on $1 million bail. William Altes III arra*00ment00iday res*dencea00acenttthe *nterstateSnearW00ws Rad 33 ve00ass near the t ,OU ,ee morning, April 17, in Plumas Coppercreek youth camp, Altes was apprehended abandoned Suburban. Why should County Superior Court in which she co-owned, near about 2 a.m. Dec. 2 after a Altes faces five charges, Sup i g L the eye doctor? ervisors s n-Hall ow-cost health screening and Kemper consultants The group has already produced the Kemper Report, which made more than 30 recommendations, and the consultants' work will begin by assessing what has been accomplished. "The interim mental health director has already interacted and set a very positive tone," Kemper said. "We need to sit down with Mimi this afternoon to lay out the next steps." Featherstone is a licensed clinical social worker and certified drug counselor who spent most of his career in Napa, where he held a variety of positions, including assistant Health and Human Services director. After his retirement he continued as a consultant and recently worked with Marin County to develop a behavioral health department and recruit a director for it. set to start in early May Plumas District Hospital will hold its annual spring low-cost health screening during the first week of May. The low-cost health screening will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. beginning Monday, May 4, and running through Thursday, May 7, in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital. No appointments are necessary; however, participants are encouraged to come on the day assigned to the first letter of their last name. --A - F: Monday, May 4. --G - M: Tuesday, May 5. --N - S: Wednesday, May 6. --T - Z: Thursday, May 8. Do not eat for 12 hours prior to the blood draw. Continue normal intake of water and take any medication as usual. Testing includes PLANNING A HOME, REMODEL, ADDITION OR GARAGE? The Quincy Trojans Girls Basketball Team would like to tha k SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES Growing Forests For Our Future for their generous donation for uniforms Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com It's official. Public Health Director Mimi Hall will oversee the Mental Health Department for the next three months, and the county supervisors ratified a contract amendment to make it official. The action came April 14, one week after the board announced its decision to place Hall in the interim role following a closed session. Hall told the board that she had a productive meeting with the management team at the mental health department. "I thinkthey've had a really difficult couple of years," Hall said. "My purpose here is really to stabilize." "Thank you for taking this on," Supervisor Sherrie Thrall told Hall. In addition to working with the staff, Hall will be the liaison for the consulting group hired by the supervisors to review and reorganize the department. Also during the April 14 board meeting, the supervisors approved a contract with the Kemper Consulting Group that had originally been discussed April 7. No decision was reached during the earlier meeting because three of the supervisors wanted additional information. Lee Kemper, the consulting group's founder, attended the meeting along with Jim Featherstone, who will be the day-to-day contact with the department. The supervisors questioned the "up to $250,000" language included in the contract. "We probably won't com e near $250,000 with Mimi (as interim director)," Supervisor Jeff Engel said. "I think it's high," Kemper acknowledged. The group charges $250 per hour for its work. Featherstone will be in Quincy three days per week for the next 10 to 12 weeks, and Kemper and Marta McKenzie (another member of the consulting group) will also work on the analysis. Kemper said the group will "produce an actionable document for you -- a road map in essence." 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