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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Vol. 147, No. 44 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 * 50 CENTS Giant drill - Local officials put together the largest fire drill ever held in the area earlier this month./Page 1B Perspective: A failed test - Common Core Standards are undemocratic and unnecessary./Page 9B iiii!ii!i iiii!i!ii !iiiiiii!i;i i!77 iiiiiiiii!i iii!ililili i i'.ii{i ili!ii!; iiTi!iii .... 7:' 77iiiii iiiiiiiiii i!i00il !ilili!iiiii i!ii!i!!ili iiTiiii!i iiiiiTii ili!ii!i 77 i!iii!i!iiSuccessfulderby-The iii!iiiii! i!i!iiiil thirdannualTeam !,;i ii!iiiTroutandSalmon !i!ii i:iiiiii DerbyatLakeAlmanor iiiiii!iii!i iiii!iii!i}attractedagoodamount ii!iiiiiiiii !iiiiiiiii of local support, along iiiiiiiiiiil with some monster iiii!Tii iiiiiiiiiiiifish./Page6C : Today: Footloose Dance Revue, 6 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Footloose Studio of the Arts presents routines including azz, tap, ballet, lyrical, ip-hop, cabaret, more. amily friendly; free. For information: }ootloosedanceinfo, facebook.cOmlfootloose studio, 283-925. Tomorrow: Quincy Certified Farmers' "Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Kepple Family Band. For information:, 487-4386. Meadow Valley Multiagency Wildland Fire Exercise post-meeting, 7 - 8 p.m., Meadow Valley Community Church. Drill was held June 1 Saturday - Sunday: Relay for Life, Feather River College track. Events starts 9 a.m. Sat. Luminaria Ceremony 9 p.m. Sat. Family-friendly activities open to everyone. Sunday: California Native Plant Society outing, Butterfly Valley Botanical Area. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leader for alternate See Q, page 5A r i To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 53-283-0800 The Quincy High School class of 2014 tosses their caps high in the air at the conclusion of commencement exercises on Friday, June 13. Photos by Laura Beaton Quincy High School gradua, tes 45 Class of 2014:To-,live,to love, to leave a legacy Laura Beaton Staff Writer The Quincy High School class of 2014 graduated with all the pomp and circumstance that a commencement ceremony deserves. Friday, June 13, was windy and cold but that didn't deter 22 young men and 23 young women in gowns of red and white respectively, from receiving their hard-earned diplomas and taking a leap forward to independence. Principal Sue Segura began the ceremonies with a welcoming address and introduced mistresses of you re gonna hit #he .... James ConneUy GoldenGrad ceremony Claire Kepple, senior class president and Bethany Rouse, vice president. Kepple then sang the Star Spangled Banner, "hitting the money pitch," as Golden Grad (50 years and more) James Connelly said during his acceptance speech for receiving the Trojan Award. Connelly, Class of 1963, was recognized for spearheading the creation and installation of the Vietnam Memorial Bench, engraved with the names of QHS Vietnam vets, that sits atop China Rock. Connelly told the graduating seniors to "shoot for the stars, and if you miss, you're gonna hit the moon." Student performances included a beautiful rendition of Abendlied, played by the QHS band seniors. Jay Henry, aka Mikey See Grads, page 4A Salutatorian Claire Kepple, left, and valedictorian Kendal Hicks lead the processional of the class of 2014. John Kolb appointed to EQSD board Laura Beaton Staff Writer represent 21.6 percent of gallons pumped in May and 18 percent in April -- much higher than the acceptable industry standard of 10 percent. Howe said employees had thus far been unable to detect any leaks, but were continuing to pay close attention when reading meters. The board directed Howe to continue searching for leaks and to utilize the district's leak detection equipment in the quietest and most likely places that leaks might occur: residential neighborhoods near First Street. Howe said water pipe in that area is mostly copper, improperly laid on underground creekbed, making it susceptible to corrosion and breakage. Further, she said if there was a leak in that area, the water would likely drain into the creekbed, as opposed to bubbling up above ground, making it difficult to detect. The board decided to revisit the matter of the missing water next month and call in a professional leak-detecting outfit if the water loss is not discovered. New board member It didn't take long to fill the recently vacated seat on the district's board of directors. Former director Mike Green resigned his seat at a special board meeting May 21, citing career advancement possibilities as his reason. John Kolb was sworn in at the district's June 10 meeting, See EQSD, page 7A For the second month in a "row, East Quincy Services District lost millions of gallons of water. Staff was unable to account for 3.57 million gallons in May and almost 1.5 million gallons in April, interim general manager Shawneen Howe said at the June 10 board meeting. According to director Greg Margason, the losses Quincy services district to apply for more Prop 50 funds Laura Beaton Staff Writer remained available. Prop. 50 was the result of the California Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002. Plumas County was awarded $7 million for seven clean water related projects, including $261,404 to Quincy Community Services District's Quincy Wetlands Treatment Project. The QCSD board agreed at its June 12 meeting to apply for additional funds, on top of the $300,000 it applied for last month. Those monies include a Spanish Creek rehabilitation and enhancement program, completion of the original Quincy wetlands project, and $100,000 for an American Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant feasibility study. At last week's meeting the board agreed to enlarge the scope of work to include redesigning and rebuilding its leak-riddled e-pond/wetlands. Chairman Denny Churchill, general manager Larry Sullivan and Leah Wills, whom Churchill said recently resumed administering Prop. 50-funded projects, will work together to create a proposal, Churchill said. The county's contract for Prop. 50-funded projects expires at the end of the year, making quick approval by See QCSD, page 7A Time is quickly running out, but it's still possible for hundreds of thousands of dollars to be reallocated for clean water, Proposition 50 projects, possibly right here in Quincy. When the $2.5 million Last Chance Creek Restoration Project Phase 2 was terminated Dec. 31, 2013, those Prop. 50 funds All Feather Publishing offices will be closed Friday, July 4. This will affect deadlines for the July 9 newspapers. Classified display ads are due by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1. All other display advertising and legal (public) notices are due by Wednesday, July 2, at noon. News releases -- including letters to the editor, births, obituaries and cards of thanks --are due by Thursday, July 3, at noon. Classified reader ads are due at their normal time, Monday, July 7, at 9 a.m. i