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Hawthorne Thursday: 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 byChris and Keely, Marry Mitchell. Includes Lexicon of Sustainability art show. For information:, 487-4386. Green Thumbs Garden Group membership drive, 7 p.m., Variel House. Meet and greet members, enjoy refreshments, learn about group. Friday: All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. For information, reservations (appreciated): 283-0930. Artist's opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring Lori Boersig. Complimentary refreshments. For information: 283-3402. Artist's opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery. Featuring George Fluke. Complimentary wine, appetizers. Saturday: Bucks Lake Bird and Plant Walk, meet 8 a.m. at Mill Creek trailhead. Coming from Quincy, trailhead is on See Q, page 7A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 ...... .. ........ .,~,.oL ....... A crowd of people gathers to listen to the opening band on the grandstand stage of the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds last weekend. Thousands of music lovers made their way into Quincy for the festival. Photos by James Wilson James Wilson decorated their canopies Sports Editor and tents to match certain themes. Impromptu parties and jam sessions popped up The quiet, sleepy town ofall over the fairgrounds. Quincy woke up last week,Different ethnic food, and stayed up all hours of normally not attainable in the night. Plumas County, was served The High Sierra Music up in the food court. People Festivalreturned to thelined up to chow down on Plumas-Sierra County gyros, paella, crepes, Thai Fairgrounds for its 16th food and Afro-Caribbean year in Quincy and its 24th cuisine. year overall last weekend, For a crowd of 10,000 and brought an estimated people, there was 10,000 festivalgoers along, surprisingly little trouble. The festival brought someThe festival took big acts this year, including precautions and hired its Ms. Lauryn Hill, Beats own security team and had Antique, Widespread Panica medic tent set up in the and Lord Huron. Music wasfairgrounds to take care of playing practically nonstop minor injuries. with artists rotating In an interview last between three stages. Saturday, Plumas County Campers riffled nearly Sheriff Greg Hagwood every vacant spot in and praised the organization of around the fairgrounds, the festival. creating tent cities overnight. Many camps See Fesfival, page 7A Jenni Charles, of the Dead Winter Carpenters, takes the stage and wows the crowd with her high-energy fiddling. The festival had multiple bands playing between three stages. commissioner willing me ili Dan McDonald doesn't mean it couldn't fall Managing Editor through." Hagwood said he was encouraged after hearing California Highway Patrol there might be a glimmer of Commissioner Joe Farrow hope for a joint facility. He said last week he would be said he would contact happy to meet with Plumas Farrow to set up a meeting. County Sheriff Greg Farrow said he was willing Hagwood to hear the sheriffs to drive to Quincy to meet ideas for building a joint with Hagwood and/or county facility in Quincy. supervisors. "I would love to see his Hagwood said the county's vision and hear his idea of proposal to join forces with how this would play out," the CHP still makes sense. Farrow said. "It is, and will continue to The state previously be, a viable, economical rejected the joint facility idea proposal that's wgrthy of because it was already, consideration," Hagwood moving toward building its said recently. own new office in Quincy: The sheriffs plan is to Farrow emphasized the consolidate his office with CHP is still moving forward the local CHP into one on its independent plan, but campus in Quincy that said he would "like to would also feature a new jail. maintain a variety of Hagwood said an appraisal options." was completed on a 15-acre He said the state hasn't , site of undeveloped land on made an offer to the Quincy North Mill Creek Road, property owner, across the street from the "There has been a lot of animal shelter. time and effort invested," Farrow said: "But that See Facility, page 7A Board acts to protect residents' water rights Debra Moore chief financial officer for the Staff Writer Dawn Institutel has been studying water options since he received a notice from the It would be costly and State Water Board at the end difficult to haul 7,000 gallons of May. A second notice of water a week to the top of arrived 30 days later. Indian Falls, but that's what "We responded could happen if the state appropriately," he said. curtails the Dawn Institute's "This is our only source of water rights, water for the garden and The Dawn Garden and the residents, and for fire residents of Indian Falls are protection." just some of the many local The state-sentnotice and water users applying for an questionnaire inquires about exemption from the state's alternative water options curtailment because a spring including buying bottled is their sole source of water. Terry Schwartz, who is the See Water, page 7A i