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Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 nl m clude the Sierra Valley and even move into the Mohawk the super- Valley and capture Whitehawk Will change--Ranch and Gold Mountain. where. District 2 is the area that Supervisors must grow. Now, it is 18 per- eight propos-cent below the number of resi- de- dents it should include to like the bring it on par with the rest of and the "Fly-the districts. Conversely, Dis- of the bound-trict 3 (Lake Almanor) has sev- as differ- en percent more residents ere called, than it should and District 1 Supervisor (Portola and the Sierra Valley) District 2 has eight percent more people and the than is equitable. grow to in- Steve Allen, a planning de- partment engineer and the 2 started out with the least man responsible for the cen- number of residents after the need to know wfmf is abso/ not Steve Allen Planning Department sus, said that the discrepancy 1990 census. is exacerbated because District The eight proposals present- ed to the supervisors bring the the next general election. districts to population equity, Boundary changes for the su- though, Allen said, he reaJized pervisorial districts will ira- that some of the options would pact precincts and ballot types. be more palatable than others. The filing period for the March "We need to know what is primary opens Sept. 28. absolutely not an option," The supervisors were ached. Allen said. uled to discuss the options at The supervisors were in- their May 22 meeting. Supervi. structed not to discuss the o'p- sot Bill Dennison suggested tions at the May 15 meeting, that special meetings may be but rather study the maps and required because, "There's go. make comments to the plan- ing to be a lot of concern about ning department. The plans some of these." would then be revised. In all of the options, District Allen said that time is criti- cal because of the deadlines for lee Redistricting, page 14A College will lion federal ve StUdent ser- SUsan Carroll FRC will be directed and counsel- to help students, does not see sig- it will help services, will computer. software for L be dispersed Period, Car- that it grant. we continue will Said. able to se- by showing said. ear- that enroll the first in attend col- a high num- fit the pro- status of the a role," said she did grant will in staff said existing e able to re- with set College will graduation May 26, will They're not wiM hocses, but tamed and trained, and turned out to pasture to em Joy the ow mt, of spdngtlmm. 111m wseUz- or has been perfect for all creatures who enjoy soaking up a little sun, finding the perfect spot to snack and enjoying the scenery. And for these horses, ned their Companion mules, they also like a good roll in the dirt to help shed some of winter's thickw coat. Photos by Victoria Metcalf D wn Coates Managing Editor PG&E wants to maintain wa- ter levels at Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake this summer for recreation, but when black. outs begin, the decision will not be theirs. Representatives from PG&E met with the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to offer some assurance that water lev. els at Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake will remain high enough for recreation. But, they admit, as good as their in- tent.lons are, ultimately it will be up to the Independent Sys- tems Operator (ISO), the group responsible for meeting the state's energy demands. Randy Livingston, the lead director of power generation for PG&E, based in San Fran- cisco, said, "The ISO has broad power and could force genera- tion. They understand the nfla- tionship between our facflitlN and recreation, but there are extenuating circumstances this year." Those circumstances are an abnormally dry winter in Northern California (Just 65 percent of normal precipita- tion, the fifth driest on record) role in By Dobra Coates Managing Editor The Plumas County Board of Supervisors is discovering that there may be life after Jim Stretch--at least when it comes to approving a budget. For the last several years, the budget process has become increasingly streamlined. What had once taken weeks of adversarial debate was refined to just days of deliberation with little controversy. The supervisors attributed the speed and ease of the eet process to the work accom- plished through S~tch's of" rice as the county tot omcer (CAO). IJm resigned, leaving ivoid Just before budget time. At their May 8 meeting, the supervisors decided to appoint Human Resources Director Bob Cohen as the interim CAO and refrain from hiring addl- tlonal help, at least for the time being. Supervisors Don Clark and Ken Nelson were appointed to work with Conen and Mike Tedrlck, the county's new au- ditor, to oversee the budget process. Each of the deparm nts has already received a budget and it was suggested that the lead supervisor for each depart- ment work with the depart-, ment head ff there are budget problems. and an unprecedented energy lakes at levels conducive to crisis in the state, recreation. The Northwest, often Cali- "We plan to keep Bucks fornia's source for summer above the stumps," Bolger power, is in an even more ten- said. "We have told the ISO, uous hydro position. The 'you can't take this water un. Northwest had its driest sea- less it's absolutely necessary son ever, recorded at Just 50 to keep the lights on.'" percent of normal. Bolger said that, ff PG&E is Craig Bolger, PG&E's north- ordered to lower Bucks, the ern area hydro superinten- dent, has plans to keep the Ikm ImP Memor- all Feather Ces will be 28. This for as follows are due May 23, at is due by is due by at noon. l/letters are ~[ay 24, at 5 Girls varsity takes division title. See page 1C. Visiting Mill Creek Canyon. See page 1BI Obituaries: Page 3B Opinion: Page 8B Ciu MNI Page 2D Page 9B Everett E. Longtime Plumas and Lassen county newspaper pub- lisher Everett E. Bey, 83, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at his home in Sun City, Ariz., after a lengthy illness. He was the publisher of Feather Publishing Co. from 1968 until his retirement in 1982. The company produces Plumas and Lassen counties' six newspapers. He began his career fresh out of high school in 1936 with the La Crosse Tribune, in La Crosse WIS., as a gofer in the advertising department, while writing sports on the side. In La Cross, he worked his way up to a full-time position in retail display ad sales. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served through World War the Signal Corps. N[. May 15, 1918- May 17, 2001 After the war, he moved to California, where he became the advertising manager-edi- tor of the San Bruno Herald. In the late '40s, he became retail advertising manager for the San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tri- bune. He went back to the San Francisco Peninsula in 1952, where he became co.publisher and editor of the Mfllbrae Sun, where he would stay for 17 years. One morning in July 1968, he woke up to find 14 different publications on his front lawn and realized he was in competition with all of them. Soon after, he ventured to the Sierrtt with a friend to go trout hing. On a Sunday morning that would shape the rest of his ca- reer and life, Bey dropped his fishing buddy off at the Catholic Church in Quincy. Roaming about town, he found the newspaper office and ven- tured inside. Five hours tater, he walked out with a hand- shake deal to buy the place. Within the next five months, he sold his home and his inter. eat in the Sun and, on New Year's Eve, 1968, he became the official owner of the Feather River Bulletin, one of the old- est weekly newspapers in the