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ps man I in m names stuq trustee m Vol, 149, No, 1 www,plumasnews,com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Aug, 12, 2015 !'i Fair guide -- See the front page of this week's Regional section for a complete guide to the county fair./Page 1B Soak the sheriff-- Sheriff Greg Hagwood is one of many local officials who will be in the dunk tank at the fair./Page 7B Today: For limited time, get your cat fixed with spay/neuter certificates for $60 off spay and $30 off neuter, sponsored by Plumas Animal Welfare Society. For Plumas County residents only. Call PAWS, 283-5433 or stop by the Cathouse, 2453 East Main Street. The Plumas-Sierra County Fair is up and running at the fairgrounds in Quincy and runs through Aug. 16. Photo courtesy Feather River Properties After months of preparation, and even more anticipation, the Plumas-Sierra.County Fair is underway -- starting today. The annual event through Aug. 16 at the fairgrounds in Quincy. Visitors have the next few days to indulge in all of the many carnival rides, games, shows, exhibits, live bands, blue-ribbon-seeking contests, tasty treats and more. "There's something for everyone to enjoy with countless magical lifetime memories to be made," said Fair Manager John Steffanic. For a complete fair schedule, see the newspaper's regional section ... and let the fun begin. nu Supervisors urn their attention to code enforcement Debra Moore Staff Writer Some are just eyesores, others are health hazards, and both are on the increase since the county abandoned its code enforcement department during budget cutbacks. The number of blighted properties littered with abandoned vehicles and garbage has been on the increase throughout the county. Building Official John Cunningham addressed the issue during the Board of Supervisors' Aug. 4 meeting and gained a commitment that code enforcement would be a priority during the budget process, though the supervisors fell short of promising that it would occur. Cunningham drew instant support from Supervisor Sherrie Thrall, who said that property owners in the Almanor Basin regularly complain about the lack of enforcement. "The constituents in my district are really not happy," she said, adding that the situation "is punishing the people who are law abiding." Thrall said there were two code compliance officers when she took office, but budget cuts resulted in the loss of both positions. "I'm really, really shocked about the way things have See Code, page 4A Today through Sunday: 2015 Plumas-Sierra County Fair at the fairgrounds in Quincy. For information, visit the PSCF website at, or call 283-6272. Thursday through Sunday: "The King and I," West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St.; 7 p.m. Aug. 13 - 15, 2 p.m. matinee, Aug. 16. Shows continue Aug. 20 - 23, same times. Tickets at Dramaworks box office, Carey Candy and $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors, 65+. Friday: Friday night barbecue, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch, 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. All-you-can-eat ribs and chicken, bonfire sing-along with s'mores, wagon rides, horseshoe tournament, horseback rides, swimming. Salmon, veggie kabobs available with advance See Q, page 4A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Supervisors address entry issues at annex Debra Moore Staff Writer , The 10-year-old card access system at the Plumas County Health and Human Services Building is no longer working properly so it will be replaced. Facility Services Director Dony, Sawchuk told the supervisors during their Aug. 4 meeting that the system has been discontinued and is no longer being serviced by the security provider who installed it. "The system has been failing over the last few years and has randomly locked employees out of the building," Sawchuk wrote in his memo to the supervisors, and mentioned other problems as well. "The system no longer provides the level of security it was originally designed and installed to See Supes, page 4A Contributors and emergency personnel gather in support of the purchase of a new ambulance. Back row, from left: Sue Miller, Hospital Volunteers; Marry Byrne, Quincy Lions; Mary Lou Batchelder, EMT; Ron Horton, Horton Tire Center; Tom Higgins, paramedic; Stephanie Horton, Horton Tire Center; Brooks Mabry, Quincy Lions; Ashley Blesse, ambulance supervisor; and John Gay, fundraiser. Emergency responders front row, from left: Darren Beatty, Tyson Rael, Frank Carey, LeeAnne Goniea, Morgan Koons, Derek Gay, Peter Beck, and Eddy Mutch. Photo by Kimberly Eliason Fundraising efforts continue for new ambulance Debra Moo e effort that Quincy couple$50,000 from Plumas Horton Tire Center, Staff Writer John and Kitty Gay are District Hospital; $25,000 recently contributed $I,000, spearheading. To date they from Sierra Pacific as did the Quincy Lions have collected $124,000 of Industries', $20,000 from the Club. When hospital the $160,000 needed to Hospital Volunteers; and The new ambulance will paramedics have to hitch a replace the hospital's 1999 $10,000 from Quincy Fire.replace the 1999 model and ride on a fire truck because model ambulance with Now the effort is focusing work alongside a 2006 their ambulance broke 110,000 miles on it. on businesses, clubs and ambulance that is currently down, it's time to buy a new Some of the money individuals. For example,being used for first-out vehicle, collected thus far represents Ron and Stephanie Horton, And that's exactly the some big contributions --owners of Les Schwab See Ambulance, page 4A #