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2B Wednesday, July 11,2001 Bulletin. Progress~ve, l~ogre', By Victoria Metcalf Staff Writer Original estimates that 7,000 would attend the third High Sierra Music Festival July 5-8 quickly disintegrated as numbers continued to climb. By Friday, July 6, atten- dance figures moved up to 8,000, and by Saturday, an un- official ticket sales report put the mark at 9,000. According to Mike Clements, manager of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair- grounds, the final figures he was given, were closer to 10,000--nearly doubled over last year's event. Clements said that there are still some organizational issues to be worked out for next year, but few problems were reported on the grounds. As part of the contract, High Sierra provides its own security force, and cleaning crews that deal with garbage, routinely clean the grounds, restrooms and other facili- ties. With that many attending the four-day event at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair- grounds, there were some in- conveniences reported, but also many positives. No vacancy signs at motels throughout the Quincy area showed steadily throughout the event. Those who didn't want to camp and were early enough packed rooms at every place in town. Restaurants were also kept busy, especially during the breakfast hour, for those who wanted to break away from the festival for a little while. Both of the major grocery stores in Quincy also report- ed that sales were good. According to Assistant Manager Chris Rose, at Safe- way, "We did very well." "We were up over last year," he added, and last year's sales were good. Rose said the store experi- enced very few problems, es- pecially considering the in- crease in business. "We didn't need to call the police," he said, meaning that customers were well be- haved. Reflecting on what sold the best, Rose said that liquor sales were up 40 percent over normal sales. "We did pretty good," said Sav-Mor Assistant Manager Rich Watson. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and produce were the store's top selling items, Watson said. He reported that the store experienced no problems with the influx of customers, and that people were polite. The Plumas National For- est (PNF) had extra patrols checking on Oakland Camp Road, the site of swimming holes for participants of the musical festival. With a transit service run- ning to and from the location, hundreds of people took the opportunity to enjoy the cool waters during the hot days. According to PNF Public Information Officer Lee Anne Schramel Taylor, one of the initial problems was dealing with human waste on the site. Contacting the manage- ment at High Sierra, howev. er, led to having porta-potties immediately made available at the swimming holes. Next year, which marks the third year in a five-year con- tract with the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, Taylor said she believed the situation would be handled prior to the event. California Highway Patrol (CHP) Public Affairs Officer Craig Rude said officers and front office staff were kept es- pecially busy during the ini- tial day of the event. Rude said the office tele- phone was kept ringing Thursday, July 5, with com- plaints from business owners and residents in East Quincy. Business owners along Highway 70 complained that those waiting in line to enter Fairgrounds Road blocked driveways so customers couldn't get in. Some residents also com- plained of noise from the event, he said. Yo. urc conlialls inviwd t() a dinner and i)n)gr,anl Celebrating 20 Years of Service at (:hcstcr I':lcmc.tarv Sch( )l 158 Aslwn Stn'el (:hcstcr Saturda), July 28, 2()01 6:30 i)m Prc-paid RSVI' Necessary I)y July JO,2001 Scadnglimitcd * Iwh>w r" ...................... "1 Yes, | would like to attcnd tlv: Sierra Hospicc Dinner and Prt,g'ram Clebrsdng 20 Yrars off, trice PI~ ~n(, tickets at $ lO ~ch to: : I have cncloscd $ ----_ Plctscrauk check peyzl~c to Sierra Hospicc Mail to P.O, Box 95.(:ht~tcr. CA 96020 : Lm= Qucstiorts? (hdl: 530-25~3606 | -- -- --,_.. ........ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ ..J and SSI cases al all levels of appeal NO FEE UNLESS YOU ARE AWARDED BENEFITS DISABILITY If you're totally disabled and expect to be out of work 12 months or more, you may merit Social Security Disability even if you've been previously denied. Any reason may quahfy: ace:dent, mental or physical illness, on-the-job or off-the- job injury. Laws are being tightened. Qualified i(775) 825-1616 1-888-825-1616 "COMFORT CONCEPTS" Main Entrance - Reno Town Mall. 4001 S. Virginia at Peckham Ln 1-800-343-2475 Open M-F: 10am-8pm Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 12-5pm www.renobirks.com Kitty Corner Atlantis Hotel se habla espafiol i 'C" Many locals found their way to the High Sierra Music Festival over the weekend. Despite high temperatures, the festival drew thousands. iiii ii ii Postal Jobs 323.00/Yr. Now Hiring-No Experience-Paid Training Great benefits - for app, and exam info: 1-800-429-3660 ext. J-916 7 days a week A special Birkenstock truck loaded with over 2,000 pairs of sandals, clogs, and shoes is coming to Reno I ii~ iliii: t Photos by Shannon and Victoria Metcalf 1/4 mill kid lung nd ial i Don't let your kids be a statisti Remember these facts: h Spending_ two hours in a smoke-filled room is equivalent of smoking four dgaretl:es. A smoke-filled room has six times the pollution busy highway. While spending time in a smoke-filled room, a smoker will involuntarily inhale ammonia, arse , carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ar, K:l cyanide.., Poisons in secondhand smoke put children in indae of respiratory diseases and can hinder the groW" their lungs. For informaOon please call the1 Plumas County Public Health AgencY Tobacco Use Reduction Progral 283-6427 or 800-801-6330 This was made pebble by the Tobacco Tax Health Protecl~n Act of Califorrda Department of Health Services,