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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 7A Courthouse gets award Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plumasnews.com The Western Council of Construction Consumers re- cently honored the Plumas- Sierra Superior Courthouse in Portola, at the gateway to the Woodbridge develop- ment, with the Distinguished Project Award. Because the populations of Plumas and Sierra counties are small and widely dis- persed in a mountainous and rugged area, the courthouse was built to serve the needs of both superior courts. The Portola-Loyalton cour- thouse is the first multi-juris- dictional courthouse built in the state. It is also the first trial court project to be fully financed and managed from start to finish by the Office of Court Construction and Man- agement. , The 7,600 square-foot court- house, which replaced a defi- cient part-time courthouse in Portola and a leased court service center in Loyalton, was designed to provide jus- tice for the communities, which are often isolated in the winter because of snow. The $6.5 million project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule in Decem- ber 2009. The project team be- gan the project in January 2006, and overcame signifi- cant schedule hurdles to get the project out to bid in time for construction to com- mence before the onset of winter weather. The architectural firm, Nacht and Lewis, accelerated its schedule by 100 working days, and the building floor slab was poured and secured for the weather the day be- fore snow fell. Those actions eliminated a delay of approxi- mately eight months in the construction schedule. The contractor was SW Allen Construction. Court officers from both counties jointly run the cour- thouse, which is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-vi- sual systems that may be uti- lized for remote trials. In 2009, Sundt Construc- tion, Inc. was honored by the same organization with an Outstanding Achievement Award for renovations on the Quincy Courthouse. The Western Council of Con- struction Consumers honored the Plumas-Sierra Courthouse, the first of its kind to serve two counties. The firm of Nacht and Lewis Architects re- ceived a Distinguished Award for the construction project completed last December. Photo by Diana Jorgenson Dinner to honor retiring Buckner Executive chef Sean Conry of Longboards restaurant in Graeagle will host high-end hors d 'oeuvres, wine-tasting and auction to honor recent- ly retired Allied Health Di- rector and Professor of Nurs- ing, Pat Buckner, Sunday, Aug. 29, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. There is no cover cost for the event. Organizers hope people will make donations for a legacy scholarship in honor of Buckner at the event. The goal is to raise $6,750 to en- dow a scholarship of $500 per year in her honor for an al- lied health student. The Cali- fornia Community College Foundation Osher Scholar- ship Challenge will match every dollar donated with 50 cents (a 50 percent match). Organizers are requesting, but not requiring advance notice. Call Longboards at 836-1111 to confirm atten- dance Aug. 29. This event is a collabora- tion between Feather River College, the Feather River College Foundation and Longboards Bar and Grill. Meadow Valley Community POTLUCK Saturday, Aug. 21 * 4pm For more information, call Peggy Schmidt 283-2399 Not enough time an your weekend? J's can help! RentABring on [ back Saturday011 Monday! Always open on Saturdays! Log Splitters Trenchers Chippers Skid Steers Brush Cutters * Ride-on Mowers Lawn Vacuum/Mulcher Come see our long list of Big Boy Toys! 55 Delleker Dr., Portola 530-832-5462 Paid Political Advertisement WHY DO HOSPITALS CLOSE? The patterns leading up to the closure of rural hospitals are well documented. Failure to replace aging and obsolete facilities. Too few doctors. This leads to less billing which leads to lack of money which leads to closure. Too little community support. Community support is essential to helping the Hospital do what is needed. Passage of Measure B will lock us into that closure pattern, and eliminate our positive options. .... 'WHY .... DO LS STAY OPEN? Hospitals that survive and thrive always have the strong support of the community. Without that support, hospitals cannot fit the practice of modern medicine to the needs of the community. Doctors know this and look for great communities that support their hospitals in large part by maintaining a facility where modern medicine can be practiced. Doctors we have been trying to recruit are citing the aging facility as a negative for our hospital. WHICH KIND OF HOSPITAL DO YOU WANT? IT'S UP TO US! "Save Our Hospital" is an independent grassroots group of citizens dedicated to keeping our Hospital open. Join us and vote NO on Measure B. This ad paid for by contributions to the Save Our Hospital Committee opposed to Measure B.