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Vol&apos;. 147, No. 50 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 50 Tonight: Paul Thorn in concert, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theatre Doors open 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 at the door. For information: Plumas Arts, :283-3402. c, <. 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 Rock Bottom Band. Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386. Friday: Artist's champagne reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery. Featuring Sally Yost in celebration of Wilderness Act 50th anniversary. Show runs through August. Saturday: Masons Pancake Breakfast, 7 - 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall at 70 Harbison St. across from the library. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at the door $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds go to scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes. See Q, page 6A ...................... To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0600 County Pilot John Fehrman, pictured, and his passenger, Isaac Preston, escaped serious injury when Fehrman's plane made an emergency landing in a rugged and remote area northwest of Antelope Lake. The 1946 Euro Coupe was completely destroyed in the crash, Photo by Isaac Preston Men survive crash landing Mike Taborski Publisher rntaborski@plumasnews.com Two Plumas County men escaped serious njury when the plane they were flying went down in rugged terrain early Sunday afternoon, July 27. Quincy business owner and pilot John Fehrman said his 1946 Euro Coupe 415C, based in Quincy, didn't respond as he applied power to climb and clear a ridge. He said he was left with no choice other than making an emergency landing in a thicket of pine trees. Fehrman. 62, aseasoned pilot who has logged more than 7,000 hours of civilian flight time, departed the Chester airport at approximately 10:20 a.m. with passenger Isaac Preston. The scenic flight around the Lake Almanor, Indian Vaney and Lassen Peak areas was scheduled to take about an hour. It was a 40th birthday present for Preston, a Chester resident. The two-seat light sports plane went down about 11 a.m., approximately 10 miles northwest of Antelope Lake on the fringe of the terrain burned by the Moonlight Fire. Unable to get cellphone reception at the scene of the accident, the two decided to begin walking down the mountain. They fonowed a logging road in hopes of ffmding a spot with cellphone reception so they could make contact with family members, whom they both knew by then would be very worried. After hiking several miles, the two crash survivors spotted a couple See Crash, page 7A expands public transit routes New schedule to begin Aug. 18 Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com Public transportation throughout Plumas County is about to get a much-needed upgrade. Plumas Transit Systems will launch its new and improved route schedule Aug. 18, one week before the fall semester at Feather River College begins. Increased travel options include expanded daytime and nighttime routes, service linking rural bus riders to city transit systems (Susanville and Redding) and lunchtime routes in Quincy. Additionally, PTS is distributing new and improved bus schedules, with larger print, simpler maps and overall easier readability. Brochures and maps cover three regions: North County (Chester/Greenville/Quincy ) regular and winter schedule, East CounW (Portola/Graeagle/Quincy) and Quincy Local. The updated transit system was funded in part by an initial grant of about $180,000 via Caltrans grant See Transit, page 7A Quincy CSD enacts mandatory water restricti,)ns Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plurnasnews.com Due to an emergency regulation for statewide water conservation mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board, customers in Quincy are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage. The Quincy Community Services District board adopted ordinance number 53 at a special meeting July 23, establishing mandatory water conservation measures for its customers effective immediately. The ordinance is published in the legal notices in the July 30 Feather River Bulletin. Additionally, fliers were mailed to all QCSD customers to notify them of the new water conservation restrictions. In essence, the ordinance restricts outside watering to three days per week for all QCSD customers, according to their street address. Even-numbered addresses may water Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; odd-numbered addresses may water Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; and no watering at all is permitted Mondays. There is no landscape watering allowed any day between noon and 6 p.m. Other prohibited activities include excessive irrigation and washing down hard or paved surfaces except for safety, sanitation or to prepare paved surfaces for sealing. Car washing hoses must have a shutoff nozzle. Violators may be fined up to $500 per day. However, the board emphasized that its focus is on educating the public, not enforcement. The district is mandated by the state to implement water restrictions, and is appealing to its customers to comply. A violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor, and is punishable like other misdemeanors. The district's attorney, Jan Klement, said punishment includes fines and jail time according to the law. The board directed general manager Larry See Water, page 6A Residents upset by paintball barrage Four boys blast away at Bucks Lake's Indian Rocks Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com Residents at Bucks Lake cabins near Indian Rocks said they were dismayed to find hundreds of paintbail splatters on huge granite boulders at the edge of the lake. The giant boulders are at Indian Rocks, a day-use area under Forest Service management that is a popular destination for families to swim, sun and hunt for crystals on the sandy beach. The Nell family from Sunnyvale said they were disappointed to approach the beach Monday morning, July 21, only to find four boys dressed in camouflage shooting paintballs. Members of the family said they came to take nature photographs to enter into the county fair a tradition that they said the paintbail splatters ruined for them this year. Hundreds of orange and yellow splotches marred the natural beauty, they said. Upon their approach to the beach, they said they called out to the boys to stop saying they didn't want to get hit and that the boys were ruining the granite boulders. See Paintballs, page 7A Granite boulders at Indian Rocks day-use area at Bucks Lake show hundreds of orange and yellow paint splatters after four teenagers allegedly shot paintballs Sunday night and Monday morning, July 20 and 21, nearby residents said. Photo by LaUra Beaton 2;