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z: ". 2:) ./~ /z j "*-.,:" ./--: Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 70 home of Tim Smith, near Greenhorn Was fully engulfed in flames by 6:30 akin. Tue 31. The Quincy Fire Depmtment handled the fire, while Mt. Hough Ranger Distl t crews, assistance of a helicopter and water drops, fire from spreading to neighhedng lands. For tQe page 2. Photos by Victoria Metcalf By Debra Coates I want to enjoy it," Clark Managing Editor said. Plumas County's elected of- Clark said that the couple ficials and two of its supervi- will also sell their Graeagle sots face reelection in the gift shop, so that they will be March primary. But there able to travel. will be some familiar names By the time Clark finishes absent from the ballot, his term at the end of 2002, he District 5 Supervisor Don will have served nearly six Clark has announced he will years. He finished the term of not seek another term. Like- former Supervisor Bill wise, County Clerk/Recorder Coates and then was subse- Judith Wells and District At- quently elected to his own torney James Reichle will va- four-year term. cate their positions. Clark said he has enjoyed Other positions scheduled the work and still has a few to be on the ballot are Dis- more projects he would like trict 3 supervisor, the asses- to complete before he leaves sor, the auditor, the treasur- office. er/tax collector, the sheriff Because the primary is in and the county superinten-March, if there is a clear-cut dent of schools, winner in the District 5 race, and no, November runoff, District 5 Supervisor Clark said he would consider Don Clark, whose district stepping down early--but, includes East Quincy and the only if he supports his suc- Mohawk Valley, decided notcessor and if his goals have to seek another term so that been completed. he, and his wife, Nancy, "I plan to finish out my could spend more time relax- term," Clark said. "But, if I ing and enjoying retirement, saw it as a benefit to my con- "I worked very hard dur- stituents, I would consider a ing my first career to have fi- nancial independence-now, See Clark, page 12A stays out of By Debra Coates "l'he plan was drafted after Managing Editor District 2 Supervisor Robert Supervisor Robert Meach- Meacher and District 3 Su- et said his constituents want pervisor Bill Dennison held a him to "go north," and that's joint meeting in Hamilton exactly what he'll do. P, ranch. "i'h~ District 2 :up rvisor i're iousiy, iiamilton will now represent Hamilton Branch residents had voted Branch in the Lake Almanor 104 to 1 to remain in District Basin and not Quincy. 3. But after the meeting, the The Plumas County Board residents saw some value in of Supervisors approved having two supervisors rep- "Caradoc," one of the latest resent the Almanor Basin, es- plans provided by the plan- pecially if the alternative ning department to assist the meant one for Almanor and supervisors in redesigning three for Quincy. their districts following the Dave Henise, the president 2000 census, during its July of the Hamilton Branch 24 meeting. Homeowners Association, Caradoc isn't perfect--it said he and other residents contains an 11 percent popu- support the new plan, but lation differential and will want assurance that both su- cause 981 voters to change pervisors will be available to precincts--but it's better represent them; they also than many of the plans the supervisors considered. See Moacher, page 12A U EB f II :t~il ii Photo by Dave Keller lowered this week in front of the Plumas to honor Bill Hunter, a Greenville ha- lt. Larry Eates. They were killed in the line of also were lowered at the California Patrol Plumas County Sheriff's Department. By Dave Keller Staff Writer Bill Hunter, a native of Greenville and a Butte Coun- ty Sheriffs deputy, was killed in the line of duty July 26. Hunter, 26, was killed in a I shoot-out with a purported survivalist, who was hiding out in a cabin in the remote town of Inskip. Lt. Larry Estes, a 61-year- old administrator and former assistant sheriff at the de- partment, was also killed dur- ing the shoot-out while back- ing up Hunter inside the cab- in. Law enforcement officials, including the California De- partment of Justice, say Hunter was killed first dur- ing an ambush. Officials be- lieve that Estes was killed seconds later when he traded shots with the cabin's occu- pant, Richard Bracldow, who also was killed and who was reportedly heavily armed. "A gun battle ensued and the deputies were killed," Butte County Sheriff Scott Mackenzie said during a July 27 press conference. Preliminary reports by De- partment of Justice investiga- tors indicate that both deputies were killed by multi- ple gunshots, including wounds to the head. Officials say about two dozen rounds were fired dur- ing the shoot-out. Mackenzie called the shoot- ing the worst incident in the history of the department. $er ces MJ Hunter, who joined the de- partment three years ago this month, is the son of Barbara and Tom Hunter, of Quincy. Tom is the director of the Plumas County Department Photo ~Jbmitted Bill Huml:er was a poli dog in the fleM, his dog was still being trained for the assignment. Swim meet draws 350 athletes. See page 1C. Rodeo deadline approaching. See page 13B. Obituaries: Page 3B Classifieds: Page 2D Opinion: Page 10B Letters: Page 11B By Coates The request was made by Managing Editor Public Works Director Tom Two areas plagued by Hunter and residents of both speeding motorists have a areas. new ally: radar. Former supervisor Phil During its July 24 meeting, Bresciani was one of the resi- the Plumas County Board ofdents who requested radar Supervisors voted unani- use on Quincy Junction mously to allow radar use on Road. Quincy Junction Road and on "We would like to see radar Main Street through Johnsville. See Radar, page 11A