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m - - Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5A Joshua Sebold between the sheriff's office Staff Writer and the city of Portola has jsebold@plumasnews.com never been better." -"The sheriff attends city The Plumas County Board counsel meetings. The of Supervisors unanimously sergeant in charge of the sub- approved a contract between station attends the weekly the city of Portola and the city staff meetings, con- county sheriff's office at a tributes in them, opinionates Tuesday, July 6, meeting,on other items that' are not The contract calls for the law enforcement, which we city to pay $75,000 to the sher- expect him to do, and we sin- iff for police services, cerely appreciate that. Last year's contract wasn't "We think that the deputies in place the entire fiscal year at the substation now are and was prorated, but it would probably some of the best in have penciled out to $70,000 the entire county. for the complete year accord- "They stop by. city hall now, ing to sheriff Greg Hagwood. have discussions with mem- The sheriff told supervisors bets of city hall about how the new contract includedthings are going on. We think some provisions for the city it's a wonderful relationship." and his agency to work to- The city manager also told gether on some grant funding the board Portola would be in- opportunities, terested in a larger contract Hagwood also said the rela- calling for certain deputies to tionship between the sher- be assigned to work primarily iff's, city council, and City in the city when the economy Manager Jim Murphy was improved and funds were healthy and cooperative, available. Several board members said BOS chairwoman and they were pleased to hear those Chester supervisor Sherrie relationships hadimproved. Thrall said she attributed Murphy added he had much of the success inimprov- been around 14 years "and I ing that relationship to Hag- can tell you the relationship wood and Murphy's efforts. Citizens act quickly to vert possible wildfire Alicia Knadler Plumas County Facilities Indian Valley Editor Manager Joe Wilson arrived aknadler@plumasnews.com on scene with several shovels in the back of his pickup. We have unsung and un- Wilson just happened to be named heroes among us hereon his way to the dedication in Plumas County: Seven citi- of a new community center at zens leapt into action right the park in Chester. before lunch Friday, July 16, Wilson and another man to prevent a wildfire, chased the fire up a steep hill Greenvill~ ~esident Ken and snuft"ed "it but qi~Tel~r~7 ...... Walker waSuOn:his way home"They saved the day," when he saw a log truck bro- Walker said of the citizens ken down at the Greenvillewho stopped to help. Wye. The Forest Service fire- "He'd lost his right rear tire fighters and California High- and was stranded," Walker way Patrol arrived on scene said. in time for the mop up Walker Passersby were already said. helping him, so Walker con- Forest Service Information tinued on his way home. Officer LeeAnne Schramel Then he saw a small grass confirmed the fire, about 20- fire just about a mile farther square feet in size, was out, up Highway 89, right before though the cause was under the Dawn Institute Communi- investigation. ty Centerand Orchard. Walker said there was po- There were several citizens tential for a huge wildfire in trying to put the fire out with the steep, rugged terrain near their water bottles and Indian Falls; he was grateful shoes," he said. so many people stopped to He got out and joined themhelp put the fire out before it in the stomping, when grew. DAVID J. HEASLETT Richard K. Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0868653 Providing Insurance & Financial Services 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 www.richardstockton.us WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE Get a Discount Double Check." Finding the car insurance discounts you deserve could end up saving you hundreds. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there? CALL ME TODAY ,~ 2 ~= ~ ~ . :: ~ Fa~rn Mutuaj Automobi!0 insurance Compcaw. State Farm indemnity Company, Bloomjn~on, IL ecades servlce After 55 years service with the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. the last 35 as a commissioner, board chairman Robert Fitzsimmons (center) decided it was time to retire. County tax assessor Charles Leonhardt was appointed by the fire district board to fill Fitzsimmons' seat and / assume the duties of secretary. From left: Fire Chief Robbie Cassou, Commissioner Mike Taborski, who replaces also an active member of the volunteer department since 1986, and a commissioner this newspaper will detail Fitzsimmons' decades of service. Photo by Mike Condon "Fitz" as the board's chairman and Treasurer Mike Nero, for the past 15 years. A future story in PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Your Hospital Property Tax Assessment \ on each slO0,O00 of assessed valuation Based on our committee's extensive research involving numerous sources, we have confidently determined that taxpayers will pay an average of only $98 per year, per $ 100,000 assessed value'over the 30-year term of the bond measure. In the simplest of terms, that is an average of only around $8.33 per month. Certainly not a lot when you consider all that is at risk! " ...... Save Our Hospital is an independent grassroots group of citizens dedicated to keeping Plumas District Hospital open. We believe that if Prop. B passes; it will lead to the eventual closure of PDH with devastating consequences to our community. PDH has a low-interest USDA bond in the works and Prop. B will kill this opportunity for low-interest federal money. PDH generates 288 jobs locally and $30 million a year, included in that number is $8 million and 70 jobs for local businesses. PDH's planned addition is the least costly alternative, having been extensively scaled down from its original plansto what we have now that meets the community's needs and budget. Remodeling the existing facility is not an option. We're your friends and neighbors, And like you, we're also taxpayers whocare! We've done the research and can now confidently and intelligently predict this tax limit on the low interest bonds you approved last year... mlse Bill Coates Mich'ael Jackson Earl Thompson Pete Hentschel Greg Kinne Mo and Janine Regusa Kim Kraul Keith Nicoles Bill Wickman George Terhune Karen Kleven Sue Wickman Sources: "Market Potential Economic Study" of Plumas Hospital District Center for Economic Development, California State University, Chico - "Findings and recommendations on Hospital Seismic Safety," California Seismic Safety Commission "California's closed hospitals 1995-2000," University of California, Berkeley "Implementing A New USDA Rural Development Program Targeting Rural Hospitals and their Communities," USDA Public Financial Management, Inc. PSM Asset Management, LLC with us and Vote No on Measure B This ad paid for by contributions to the Save Our HospRal Committee Opposed to Measure B. T'u:i' lll :l ',llllTgrlnmunn.. -" ......... II .... I I- P