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Stringfellow sentenced to 25 years to life - Page 2A QES graduates 43 - Page 10A Vol. 148, No 45 www 530-283-0800 Wednesday, June 17, 2015 50 iii:!iijii i iiiiiiiiil iiiiii00ii!i iiiii00iiii iiiiiiiiiii iiiiii!ii! i!i!i!i!iiil iiii;i!:ii! -- Several law enforcement agencies teamed up to eradicate a 7,700-plant marijuana farm in the Humbug Valley area near Lake Almanor./Page 2B Editorial: Jail debate- :i: County leaders are eying Little League fields as the site for a new jail. But is the plan a home run or another strikeout?/Page iiliih 8B !iziiiiiii! !iiliJ! Pom-poms to push-ups ii!i- Quincy High Z }ii cheerleader to become an ii!i}i Army combat iiilli medic./Page 1C Today: Interfaith worship, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., Mountain View Manor. All faiths welcome. Continues weekly. Country dance lessons begin, 7 p.m., Feather River Grange. Classes geared to beginning, intermediate dancers; couples and singles welcome. $3 adults, $2 students (18 and up). Classes continue weekly through summer. Friday: Inaugural girls' basketball camp, Feather River College. FRC women's basketball staff presents day camp through June21 for girls going into grades five- 12. Costs $175; lunch provided. For preregistration: Haley White, Friday night barbecue, 5- 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. All-you-can-eat ribs and The Quincy High School graduating class of 2015 toss their caps into the air at the end of the commencement ceremony held last Friday at Feather River College. The graduation marked the completion of the lO0th class at QHS. Photos by James Wilson Quincy High graduates 100 th class James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews:com Change was in the air at the Quincy High School graduation ceremony, held on the Feather River College football field June 12. Graduates of the class of 2015, the school's 100th graduating class, expressed optimism toward their futures, and looked back with fondness at their time at Quincy High School. QHS Principal Sue Segura filled the audience of friends and family in on what the graduates' plans are for the following year. Forty-five percent of the class will attend FRC, 24 percent are off to four-year universities, nine percent are headed to the military, nine percent will study at other junior colleges, five percent will join the workforce and four percent will start a church mission. Class president Dayne Lewis, vice president Taylor Bruzza and secretary/treasurer Brooke Potter were the masters of ceremony for the commencement ceremony. "I truly believe being the 100th graduating class at See QHS, page 4A From left, graduates Claire Wright, Brooke Potter and JasminSherman blowkisses to the audience before taking their seats for the ceremony, chicken, bonfire sing-along with s'mores, wagon rides, horseshoe tournament, horseback rides; swimming. Salmon, veggie kabobs available with advance notice. Runs weekly through September. For information: 283-0930. Summer Solstice/June birthday celebration, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Presented by Quincy See Around Q, page 6A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 New jail location not a hit for baseball fans, neighbors Debra Moore Staff Writer The leading location for a new county jail has some crying foul. During the Board of Supervisors' June 9 meeting, the board voted to proceed with county-owned property in East Quincy that is currently home to three Little League fields. Four supervisors -- Kevin Goss, Jeff Engel, Sherrie Thrall and Terry Swofford -- voted in favor, while Supervisor Lori Simpson abstained. "I knew there would be controversy," said Simpson who asked that the item be on the agenda. Simpson listed some of those who have voiced opposition including Little League leaders and neighbors. She said 'she heard "big opposition from people who built them." She acknowledged that the county needs a new jail, and that $220,000 had already been invested in a consultant to assist with the process, but there were serious issues that need to be addressed. "I'm doing my part, meeting and hearing their concerns," she said. Before the board discussed those concerns, Cameron Glass, a senior partner with CGL Companies, made a presentation outlining the need for a new jail, the grant application process, a preliminary design, proposed location advantages, and rough diagram of the proposed baseball fields. "You're at a point where you should do something," Glass told the board. At the conclusion of his presentation, Public Health Director Mimi Hall, who was in the audience for another matter, spoke as a Little League parent. "In terms of a conducive environment, it's not a bad idea,,' Hall said of moving the fields to the fairgrounds and recreation district area. She said from personal experience it would be nice to have a pool, playground and skate park available for her other children while one was playing. However, she said the underlying question was "Who's going to pay for the cost of developing new fields?" "That's a good question," Board Chairman Kevin Goss said. Specific costs weren't addressed during the meeting, but during a follow-up interview with Sheriff Greg Hagwood, he said that he estimated it could cost from $300,000 to $500,000 with some volunteer effort. Holly Buus, who serves on the Little League board, said they estimated the cost could be as high as $1 million While Little League leaders see the advantages of moving to a new location, funding is the issue. Hagwood said that the grant would not include funds to relocate the fields. The Rotary Club of Quincy originally built the fields. According to Bill Coates, who was both a Plumas County supervisor and a Rotary member at the time, there was no formal agreement "with the county. Little League wanted fields; Rotary wanted to provide them; and See Jail, page 6A ,