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+- " ~.+L ": Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 Primarily dry- towns in counties, the concerns of who fear that the region's so pin-point," said Supervisor "It's not like Owl. This is some. Can get our teeth in. Dennison and Concerned by the judge to cut irrigation California were told in judge that the Species " Act gives a higher threatened fish-- the Lost River ld the shortnose does to farm- more than and region have With the lost in- $100 million. officials say, 1,500 farming fami- certain finan- good to take care but it's really do- on us," Modoc UPervisor Nancy said. the U.S. Fish and declared the of suckers to be implemented measures rl SPelled out her to supervisors Lassen and during a four- last week in from Plumas, echoed her that it's of time before effects will be the entire of the state. they expressed the ESA is pre- loggers and Page lSA Quincy area veterans put up the flags at the Quiw cy Cemetery Friday, May 25, In time for Memarial Day. Traditionally, veter- ans place flags at Quln- cy's two cemeteries and at the Meadow Valley Cemetery, honoring those who have fadlen in combat. Boy Scout Tim Burns hallS out by ing individual flags on soldiers' graves at the Quincy Cemetery. Photos by Victoria Metcalf i counties may pool resources to attract qualified applicants Mete, aft little value for their money, with two more clients, and Dennison said he didn t see either aren't available or don t want to work in rural In one situation, Lassen then leaves. Those meetings how that would work if CountY now contracts with a generally happen once a Laasen needed a psychiatrist areas. . psychiatrist who started w,,eek. 40hoursa week. But Lassen isn't alone m In reality we don't have a . Lassen conceded that divid- its problem In fact, it s a serving the area from Red- problem that'is creeping into ding. He then moved to Wash- full-time person," Lassen Su- mg the contract four ways in n and continues to serve p ,,+ ,isor Jim Chapman said. would give them more time many departments and isn't gto ' t to We re lucky to get one day a than they currently are re- impacting just the mentalthe area, but doesnt wan health field. Quality of life, a renew his contract, week." ceiving, and a few days is bet- selling point in rural coun- Although Lassen County Chapman went on to point ter than nothing. out that the county is spend- Modoc Supervisor Nancy hours a week, what they have ing "huge amounts of money Huffman, however, said that ties that couldn't afford t: needs a psychiatrist for 40 compete with urban salarm, to settle for is a only few on contracts and getting rela- driving time from county-to- northern coun- they have a at a quad Supervisors May in the mental no one wants to Years, Lassen full-time Even the top of Cale--$135,000-- to attract a qual- and Human Keefer .ental health de- s Working at 50 ;Professional ca- employees tively little" for Its money. isn't working any longer, hours. Lassen Supervisor Lloyd One idea put before the M~mt~l ~ and Keefer said the contract hold- group was to hire one psychi- Sierra, Modoc, Plumas Lassen currently spend er flies into Susanville (at atrist for the four counties, county expense), meets with have that individual live in one of the four areas, and di- hourly, contracted rates--- staff for a briefing, possL~Y varying from $108 to $145-- has time to meet w, . ee s vide the services. for professional mental Plumas Supervisor Bill health services, and realize client, takes luncn, county would eat Into actual patient time as much as air travel now requires. Using a telemedicine method, commonly available at most rural hospitals in |kin Bup|m, |rap Delwa Coates Managing Editor Unofficial rumor has it that both the superintendent and the assistant superintendent of the Plumas Unified School District are going to resign. Officially, Superintendent Dennis Williams said, "I am emphatically saying I have not resigned. I have not inter- viewed. I have no offers." Assistant Superintendent Randy Meeker said, "I don't want to leave Plumas. I love it here." But, while Meeker doesn't want to leave, he may. Last week, a team from a valley school district paid a site vis- it to the district office to in. terview those who work for Meeker and it is believed that he is the top candidate for a position there. This has school board members worried. While none would confirm that Meeker or Williams are leav. ing, hypothetically, they are concerned. "Until we get an official an- nouncement that someone is actually departing, we cannot replace them," school board president Betty Bishop said, However, she said, she would be worried about the poulbfl- lty of losing the district's top two officials. School board member Kathy Price said she is aware of the rumors..Mygoal as a board member is to maintain the best staff we can to pro- vide the best education we can for the students." Price and Bishop said that, while the school district has contracts with these officials, they would be willing to re- lease them if they wished to leave. Both Price and Bishop said it would be a blow to the school district, coming at a time when the future of the district looked better. While no resignation has been submitted by either Meeker or Williams, the school district has recently been notified of two other res- ignations: Averil Kimble, Williams' administrative as. sistant, and Jeanette Fregu- lia, the district's school-to-ca- reer counselor. School board members were as concerned with Kim- ble's resignation as they were with the rumors of the depar- ture of the superintendent and assistant superintendent. "Her knowledge and histo- ry with the district will be a real loss," Price said. Kimble has been with the school district since 1980 and served with six superinten- dents and 22 board members. Kimble is scheduled to work through the end of August. Earlier in the year, the school district's director of personnel; Art LaCues, an- nounced his retirement. He will be replaced by Bruce Williams, who will continue to serve, half time as the prin. cipal of Quincy Elementary School and half time in per- sonnel. i faces a pub- ~nd a $10,000 fine at the Chester Regional Control Board the hearing for June 14, at 8:30 Orks Director Tom Hunter and Deputy County Counsel Julia Coleman will represent the county. The public works depart- ment is responsible for oper- ating the Chester Landfill corn ly with the and must. P ..... n,s water quality con trol.vo~u_ ~.~ regulations, including L"~ submittal of various reports. In the public hearing no- See :LSA L- Devil's Corral fire takes toll on region, See Paoe lB. Speedway draws huge crowd at fairgrounds. See page 1C.. Page 5B laadfled=: Page 2D Page 8B L tqml: Page 9B ,e