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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Vol. 147, No. 43 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 50 CENTS Today: Mini-Trojan Dance Team meeting, 3 p.m., Quincy High School cafeteria, Team open to QHS junior high students for 2014-15 school year; organized as senior project. For information: Kealey Froggatt, 283-1633. "Water Harvesting Walk-Through," 6 - 7:30 p.m., Meadow Valley. Michelle Beaman shares water harvesting ideas for large, small landscapes, including rain barrel system, Hugelkultur swale. Sponsored by Transition Quincy, Community Connections. For information, details, directions: Beaman, earthsinvitation@gmail.c0m, 283-3103. See Q, page12A Laura Beaton 48, in connection with the ex-husband into her car July Nazira was taken to the Reno Staff Writer murder of Michael Cross, age 31 so she could take him to police department for 55, in July 2008. the hospital in Reno, Nevada. questioning. Nazira Cross, a Costa When the neighbors She provided information A woman on the FBI's Rican national, allegedlyfollowed up on their friend that led to the recovery of most-wanted list for allegedly poisoned her ex.husband at Michael's condition, theyMike Cross' body at the murdering her ex-husband his vacation home near discovered that he had never Lovelock ranch, Hagwood was captured last Wednesday Frenchman Lake in Chilcoot been admitted to any Renosaid. at a residence in Peru. on July 31, 2008, then drove hospital. When asked why "We haven't had a case like him to the couple's ranch in They notifmd authorities,authorities allowed the this in the 26 years I've been Lovelock, Nevada, and who went to the Crosses' woman to go free, Hagwood with the sheriffs buried him. Reno home and found Nazira said the investigation was in department," Sheriff Greg According to the Reno at the residence. She hadits infancy, and Hagwood said about the June Gazette Journal, neighbors made arrangements to leave jurisdictional discussions 4 arrest by Peruvian in Chilcoot told authorities the country, Hagwood said. were going on between authorities of international that Nazira Cross asked them Hagwood, then Plumas fugitive Nazira Maria Cross, to help get her sick County undersheriff, said Nancy Sipe's first-grade class performs "Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes" at the Quincy Elementary School's kindergarten through grade three spring performance June 5. Photos submitted Students star in Spring show Carly Kurpjuweit's second- graders show off their dance moves as they do "The Twist." Nancy Sipe's first-graders Bobby Barnes, left, Jenna Peay and Julianna McMorrow perform in "Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes." in See Suspect, page 10A Nazira Maria Cross Kepple to focus on CEO duties Debra Moore Staff Writer A new surgeon, two new doctors, a digital mammography machine, a $1.5 million reimbursement, room renovations and unprecedented collaboration with Eastern Plumas Health Care-- the good news kept coming during the Plumas District Hospital board of directors meeting June 5. Dr. Jeff Kepple, the hospital's interim chief executive officer, listed those highlights as well as several other accomplishments before reading a personal statement to the audience, during which he announced he would take an eight-week leave from seeing patients beginning June 9 to devote more time to running the hospital. "My desire is to return to my practice in a fashion compatible with leadership duties, but my commitment to the hospital as a whole takes precedence at this critical time," he read. "This will be a time of careful decision making for my family as well. In other words, we will be evaluating... 'Is this really where I want to put my energies?'" Kepple said that he will See PDH, page 11A race run Record low turnout for primary Debra Moore Staff Writer Plumas County's 43.45 percent voter turnout in the June 3 primary is the lowest that local election officials can recall, but it far surpassed the state's 18.3 percent, which was a historic low. Kathy Williams, the county's chief elections official, said she expected a lower turnout than usual, but was surprised at just how few people turned out to vote. She attributed that to a lack of local contested races, as wen as state contests that hadn't garnered a lot of interest. Election night proved to be uneventful at the courthouse, with ballots arriving quickly from the precincts and results posted online by 9:25 p.m. However, it wasn't until the following afternoon that workers were able to verify and count the vote-by-marl ballots dropped off at the precincts, the provisional ballots and the write-in votes for District 5 supervisor. District 5 runoff Three names appeared on the ballot: Jon Kennedy, Jeff Engel and Jim Judd. Early in the campaign, Kennedy announced his intention to relocate and not seek a second term, paving the way for Judd See Voters, page 10A \ We did it/ Plumas Charter School's Class of, 2014 graduates jump for joy at their June 6 commencement ceremony. From left: Cecilia Waiters, Miriam Denisse Marquez, Jade Arrieta, Angelica Viden, Cameron Rose, Kirstin Lankston, Colton Kohler, Samantha King, Alyssa Davis and Echo Godinez. Viden is from Portola, while the rest of the graduates are from Quincy. 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