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,.f Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 bol- series of after. rattled Portola, the rest of 10. downgraded 5.5, took 1:20 p.m., ac- the U.S. Geologi- Park. was cen- west of Portola east of Quincy, stated. felt a 4.2 after- Can. Aug. 11, fol- a 1.0 aftershock later. aftershock, 2.0, took 24 hours after quake. neither Dol- Market or any darn- Brazzo said a fell off the wall, Perazzo, owner said she was damage was so the strength which was the region since a registered 4.8 said she did her glass items the floor, but damage was . rthquake was felt tO Sacramento, City Administra- ttrphy and city their afternoon Calls from televi- ~1~'_0 stations. County Sher- ent reported on- , page 10A I Oakland Camp Joined the fun of participat- ing in the annual Plumes41orre County Fair Saturday, Aug. 11. Moving up Main Street, this float was one of the more color- ful ones appea ng this year. And Ginger Honey proudly repre- sented the Women in Timber float. See Re- gional section for more photos. Photos by Victoria Me~f By Coates Managing Editor The new Plumas County Animal Shelter will be built in Greenville, or will it? After investigating several sites in the Quincy area, the board of supervisors decided to build in Greenville be- cause the site would be cheaper to prepare. Problem is, the county doesn't have the site. In a three-way agreement between a Colorado Springs developer, the Indian Valley Community Services District and the county, the county was supposed to end up with a six-acre parcel for the ani- mal shelter. But, the developer is in de- fault with his agreement with the community services dis- trict. And, if the community services district forecloses on the developer, then it could lose the property to another buyer in the proceedings and with it, the guarantee of six acres. Complicating the situation is the unavailability of the developer. Attorney Peter Hentschel, representing the services dis- trict on this property sale, said he tries on a daily basis to communicate with the de- veloper, but to no avail. Hentschel told the supervi- sors during their Aug. 7 meeting that he talked to Ter- ry Hamilton, the developer, once. "He said he world keep in touch, but he has not,; Hentschel said. If Hentschel could reach Hamilton, he would offer him an extension on his purchase agreement with the services district in exchange for an immediate deeding of the b l eltor, Page 1Ok the administration is offering Yet another plan calls for a three-year contract, with an adjustment in current talks between the each year featuring a 2 per- salaries, allowing entry-level . lPloyees' union and cent increase. The net effect workers to receive what is L- - ent apnear to be would be a 6.1 percent in- called a "living wage" by f showdown: crease at the end of three union officials, followed by 5 appear to De far^ years, percent increases in the next e issue of salary, But, the Operating Engi- two years. Cannot agree on neers Local No. 3, the union Union leaders say they de- impasse has been is expected to conflict within the weeks, both for most county eml loyees, believes the plan would con- tinue to allow workers to fall more and more behind the cost of living. clared an impasse--which typically clears the way for mediation. Robert Conen, the county's administrative officer on an not as confident. "While I remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached, I am disappointed with how little progress has been made during negotia- tions." Love said she does not be- lieve the administration has made a fair offer, nor has it agreed to soften its approach on issues that will not cost the county money, such as working conditions. L akdown in the five- The union has made at interim basis, said he does Meanwhile, sheriff's deputies will see an increase least four proposals, includ- not characterize it as an ira- in their wages, thanks to contract talks con-ing a three-year contract that passe." onegotiations with world result in 10 percent in- Conen also said he "hopes their union s decision last County Sheriffs creases every 12 months, we're able to reach an agree- week to ratify the county's which has re- Another proposal calls forment." contract proposal. fOUr-year agree-two years, with a 10 percent Tina Marie Love, the busi-The contract, which also [ lter raise the In'st year and 8 per- ness representative for Oper- affects correctional officers, COunty workers,cent the second year. ating Engineers, said she is will allow for an immediate 5 hiring a plan checker to fill a S__rts: vacant position for the area Emily Patton, left, I nndia someoneinCluding Indian Valley.,, We don'tand thenWanthavet tohirelay seeatte ds 1C. can them off," Plumas County Building Official Scott Hows- den said. 'For now, ff someone plan- ,.-. ning to build a home is con- it applications, fused and calls the county to nothing can find out where they have to he ~m gOvernment codes go for a building permit, Singing with l Cannot form a Howsden will have to tell Grace and Love. . ment through them to come to the county. 'ty services dis" He will also have to consid- page 15B. g i[ also er that a permit issued by no specific Delizio is illegal--unless Owever, of direc- county counsel says other- t the authority to wise. tr OWn building de- County counsel is expected "'ntyl s side, build- to provide a written opinion Obituaries. Page 6B Clauifiod Page 2D are awaiting a Hamm , page :OA Opinion: Page lOB Letter : Page 11B percent increase, followed by a 5 percent raise next year. The last two years of the contract call for 3 to 5 percent increases, depending on what is known as the Consumer Price Index. The net increase over the next four years is at least 13.6 percent and possibly more, resulting in entry level salaries of nearly $35,000 for deputies by 2004. In addition, clerical staff and dispatchers will see in- creases, including immediate raises of about 9 percent, fol- lowed by increases next year of about 7 percent. The last two years of the contract call for 3 to 5 percent increases depending on the Consumer Price Index. I By brm ltet Managing Editor Kathy Williams, the coun- ty's assistant clerk/recorder, announced that she will run for the office of Plumas Coun- ty Clerk/Recorder in the March primary. The position is currently held by Judith Wells, who is not seeking an- other term. Williams is the second non- incumbent to announce her intention to seek a county- wide office. Deputy District Attorney Jeff Cunan will run for district attorney, the posi- tion currently held by James Reichle. Reichle is expected to officially announce his plans following the county budget hearings, which will occur later this month. The net increase over the next four years is more than 20 percent. Sheriff's department em- ployees will also see some changes in benefits, includ. ing a better retirement pack- age for deputies, a better medical insurance package and uniform allowances. "It's an average contract, not a great contract," said Deputy Dean Canalia, associ- ation president. For the most part, howev- er, the sheriff's association is "pleased" with the contract, Canalia said. Canalia commented that he sees the county has made strides in trying to pay its See OOOlba , pago 10A I The only other county offi- cial who has not yet an- nounced her intentions for the upcoming election is Plumas County Treasurer Barbara Coates. Sheriff Len Gardner, Audi- tor Mike Tedrick, Assessor Chuck Leonhardt, and Den- nis Williams, the superinten- dent of county schools, have all announced that they will seek a new term. In addition to the county- wide offices, two supervisori- al districts are slated for elec- tion: District 3 (Chester/Lake Almanor) and District 5 (East Quincy/Mohawk Valley). Supervisor Bill Dennison announced that he will seek See Clerk, page 10A