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d Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7A FESTIVAL, from page 1A "We haven't had any major issues," said Hagwood. "Everything's gone smoothly so far. I'm really happy with how it's going." Hagwood wasn't the only local person pleased with the arrival of the festival. Businesses all over town reported booms in business before and during the festivities. Raj Singh, owner of the Relay Station, had nothing but good things to say about his out-of-town customers. "They're all wonderful people. Everybody who came in was happy, and that made us relaxed. People call this the hippie fest, but they Should call it the happy fest," Singh joked. Holly Callahan, owner of Pangaea Caf6 and Pub, said the restaurant had record sales the day before the festival began. According to Callahan, the restaurant dished out 50 more meals than its previous record. "Every year we prepare by keeping track of what our best sellers are and by hiring more staff," said Callahan. "We get a big creW that day, and crank out the meals. Each year we get a little better at doing it." The amount of money that flows into the county is unknown, but it's a definite boost to the economy. Lodging accommodations were booked up long before Quincy's Lindsay Davis, right, shakes glitter on a passerby at the Sparkle Party on Saturday of High Sierra. Multiple theme parties not included in the lineup popped up in camps all over the festival grounds. the festival. Several people reported renting their houses -out for the long weekend to various visitors to the festival. The organizers of High Sierra Music Festival are already planning next year's event. For updates on the 25th annual High Sierra Music Festival, go to WATER, from page 1A water or hauling water via a commercial supplier. Schwartz said residents use 1,050 gallons per day. If that water were to be purchased at the nearest retailer, Evergreen Market, it would cost $2,000 per day. As for a potable water hauler, "there is only one in the county," Schwartz said. "Big Mountain Water out of Quincy." The water would be purchased from the Indian Valley Community Services District and hauled to the 15,000-gallon storage tank at the top of Indian Fails. Schwartz said the 2,000-gaUon truck would need to make 3.5 trips to meet the 7,000-gallon per week demand of the garden and residents. "It's roughly $800 per week," for the cost of the water and the transportation. Along with the Indian Falls residents, other small community water systems, seasonal lodges such as Gray Eagle Lodge, and individual homes are all potentially affected by the curtailment. Supervisors react Schwartz contacted Supervisor Kevin Goss when he received his notice, who in turn alerted Planning Director Randy Wilson and Environmental Health Director Jerry Sipe. The trio discussed the issue with the full board of supervisors July 1. They 'asked the supervisors to ratify a letter that had already been sent to the state water board to meet its written comment deadline. The three-page letter concluded with: "In summary, Plumas County requests that the Water Board grant immediate health and safety curtailment exemptions for diverters in Plumas County who use isolated springs where there is no other available source of water. We also request spring sources which capture water below ground, before reaching surface water or other waters of the state be excluded from the mandatory curtailment requirements." "We anticipated ag diversion," Sipe told the supervisors during the meeting. "We were surprised it's groundwater sources." During interviews following the meeting, both Sipe and Goss said they were optimistic that those who rely on springs for their sole source of water will be exempt from curtailment. "They're throwing a big net out and see what they get back," Goss said of the state. Notices were sent to 230 water rights holders in the county, including 40 domestic water supply users. The county's letter argues that the springs do not contribute to the state's water supply, so therefore should be unaffected by the curtailment. However, Sipe encourages everyone who received a notice and questionnaire to complete the information and return it to the state water board so that they can be exempted on an individual basis. "There is a process for health and safety exemptions," Sipe said. "We're trying to make sure people are responding." Q,from page 1A for optional group picnic on to visit local farms. lake shore. For information: Participants drive personal right side of Bucks Lake Road, vehicles. Tickets $40, must be purchased in advance at 0.3 mile past Whitehorse Behind the Seeds Farm Tour, Quincy Natural Foods. Space campground. Plumas includes stops in Quincy, is limited. For information: Audubon Society walk led Graeagle. Quincy CertifiedHannah Hepner, 487-4386, by Scott, Amber Edwards. Farmers' Market, High; Length of walk optional. Altitude Harvest CSA, Plumas Bring pack with lunch, drinks Rural Services present chance FACILITY, from page 1A The sheriff said he looked forward to showing Farrow the site in person. "I don't see where they (CHP) are any farther ahead in this process than we are," Hagwood said. "And, quite candidly, our site is better than the property I'm told they are considering." The site for the new CHP office is reportedly located on the north side of Lee Road, between the Sierra Park neighborhood and Waste Management. "Our site is larger and better situated," Hagwood said. "It offers greater potential in terms of future use and the variety of uses that could be developed for our collective needs." The sheriff estimated the total cost of the joint facility, including a jail, would be about $30 million. The state nixed the joint facility plan March 28. However, in a June 10 letter to Supervisor Jon Kennedy, Commissioner Farrow wrote that he was willing to meet and talk about it. "I outlined that the CHP had previously expended funds and is in the process of pursuing a new facility," Farrow wrote. "However, I am happy to discuss at any time, a joint project and the current status of our replacement project." Farrow's letter, addressed to Kennedy, was actually in response to a letter Farrow received from a candidate for Kennedy's District 5 seat, Jim Judd. Judd urged the commissioner to reconsider the joint facility proposal. Kennedy, who has talked with Farrow about the proposed facility, said people shouldn't read too much into Farrow's willingness to meet and talk about it. "I was, and am still, a supporter of any collaborative effort between the state of California and Plumas County, but it has to make sense for all parties involved," Kennedy said. "Quite frankly, Plumas County has a lot of work to do in order to build a jail, and the CHP is much further along in its efforts; it would not make sense for them to stop their progress just to wait for us to catch up." Farrow said he has a lot of questions about the sheriffs proposal. He wants to know if this is something the county plans to do immediately, or five to 10 years from now. He said he wants to know how the county plans to pay for it. "These are some of the questions I have," Farrow said. "Maybe the stars will line up. I think the sheriff and I ought to sit in a room together and talk about it." Different law enforcement agencies already share one facility in the state. The CHP shares an office with the Ventura County sheriff and the Moorpark Police Department in Moorpark. The United Bikers of Northern CA Plumas County Chapter/Bear Country Riders Present When: Sat. July 19th, 2014 Where: The Main St. Bar 395 Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 Sign-ins: 12 - 1 Cost: 10pp (Lunch option for those ove 21 for only $5 more/) Active Military & Veterans w/VA card EAT FREE! feed l]rive Teel Bring an Unperishable item, help a LOCAL Veteran/ Ruge Rafflel Event Supports LOCAL Veterans & Camp Hug! Need more info? Contact Dave & Helen Reynolds 530-283-4950 / or email This event is in c njucti n with the 10th &nnual J kers Wild P ker Run. Eiign-ups fer Run is loam - I I I Dori Fay Berridge Pershing Pound Livingston Big Red (1965) We thought we'd have a "Little Party" Sat,, July 12 12:00 to 12:00 at Dixie Canyon ~ FEATURING THE ~') FOOD PROVIDED. GRILLED: BEEF, CHICKEN, SALMON SMOKED: PULLED PORK SALADS: POTATO, VEGAN PASTA, GREEN CAKE & ICE CREAM, BEER & WINE e Let us know if you can make it: ,,e No Gifts PLEASE! Camping Available For @ on in July 12th 2-4pm Painting by Patricia Wallis Come meet Patricia Wallis and be energized by the beauty of her paintings on copper. We have a wonderful selection of her new work, so come enjoy the afternoon in Graeagle. 7450 Highway 89, in the Park. more information, please call 836-0104