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6A Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Dan McDonald an outage on a 230,000-volt Staff Writer transmission line running dmcdonald@plumasnews.comfrom Palermo to Caribou. " PG&E crews were escort- Heavy smoke caused a 45-ed to the Caribou switch- minute power outage in the yard to reset the switch. Feather River Canyon, Moreno said the process Quincy and around LakeA1- took about 20 minutes. manor on Wednesday after- Moreno added that crews at noon. substations then restored Pacific Gas & Electric power to the communities. spokesman Paul Moreno He said 2,200 customers in said about 11,000 PG&E cus- Hamilton Branch, on the tomers lost power about 3:15 east shore of Lake Almanor, p.m. when the smoke caused were without power until 4:42 p.m. Moreno said PG&E has seven mobile generators in place ff they are needed. But due to the complexity of con- PG&E crews prepare to necting and powering-on remove the stub of a utility-scale generators, he fire-damaged power pole said it would take several and replace with a new hours for the generators to pole Aug. 15 in Plumas be fully online. County. The Chips Fire "It's not like a backyard burned 10 poles that serve Honda generator," Moreno five radio repeaters atop said. "We would have Red HilI. Thepolewas to bring it up to speed first cut to facilitate easier gradually." removal ofthebottom. He said crews are on Photo courtesy PG&E standby and ready to re- spond, if the generators are needed. BUDGET, from page 1A Supervisor Sherrie Thralleither of those instanta- set for Friday, Aug. 24, Mon- said. "I don't want us to set- neously. There are labor is- day, Aug. 27, Tuesday, Aug. honestly as you can." tle for just any old CAO be- sues involved," Simpson 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29. The budgets of 13 county cause they are willing tosaid. departments were put under take the money and come "I'm going to speak fromIngstad offered the microscope during thehere." personal experience as a la- Minnesota job first two workshops. In addition to immediate bor negotiator: One of the Former Plumas County One of the supervisors' cuts, Scarlett stressed the most important issues to the Administrative Officer Jack most notable cuts was to the need for the county to insti- employees is their health in- Ingstad has been offered a County Administrative Of-tute a two-tiered retirement surance," Simpson said. similar job in Becket Coun- rice. The board decided to plan for new employees. "And employees are not go- ty, Minn. not fill the CAO position this She said the county also ing to give up (insurance) According to a report last year. The decision saved the needed to "shop around" for they like unless (the new in- week, Becker County corn- county more than $70,000 in a cheaper health insurance surance) provides good coy- missioners decided to offer salary and benefits, plan. erage. There are people who Ingstad the position. He has The supervisors said theySupervisor Simpson said have existing conditions. It's reportedly accepted the post messing with employee ben- a very important issue to in principle. w.ould consider hiring a CAO next year. But only if efits was a sensitive issue, them." ' Ingstad, who was fired by She said changing plans The budget workshops arePlumas County last fall was they could find the right per- wouldn't generate immedi-open to the public. The third expected to meet with a son for the job. "That is such a critical ate savings, workshop was Tuesday, Becket Countycommittee I position in the county," "I don't think you could do Aug. 21. The final four are this week to discuss a salary and benefits package. Thee salary range for the posittion is reportedly be- tweem $77,000 and $107,000. Send in your yellow Plumas-Sierra REC Annual Member Meeting Registration Card Included with your August Ruralite Today*. PLUMAS-SIERRA REC Your Touchstone Ener~,~ Cooperative ~'~ "[his year's meeting will be held on Saturday, September 8, at our Portola Office, 73233 State Route 70. Activities begin at 10 a.m. For more information call (800) 555-2207 or visit our website at Registration cards must be received by August 31. If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate in the Plumas-Sierra REC Annual Meeting of Members, please contact us at (530) 832-4261 as soon as possible so that we can make the proper arrangements. We look forward to seeing you there. New website launched The supervisors gave the go-ahead to launch the coun- ty's new tourism and mar- Big Fish Creations unveiled the county's new tourism and mar- keting website during their keting website,, to supervisors at regular Tuesday, Aug. 14 their meeting last week. meeting. The site, exploreplumas- website's content until the factor in their decision to county.corn, went live county names apermanent stop funding it. Wednesday, Aug. 15. webmaster. ' Plumas Corporation, Michael Clawson, owner The supervisors were which operated the visitors' of Graeagle-based Big Fish scheduled to address admin- bureau, also owned, the Creations that. designed the istration of the new website site. website, gave the board a during their Tuesday, Aug. Plumas Corporation turned presentation during Tues- 21, meeting, over the website and its con- day's meeting. The county eliminated tent to a coalition of county Clawson said Big Fish Cre- funding for its former web- merchants, called the ations, which won a $7,500 site,, in Plumas County Tourism and county contract to build the January when it cut all Hospitality Council. website, would host the site funding to the county's visi- The council has been man- and provide support for a tors' bureau, aging the site with the help year. The supervisors said the of donations from business- Supervisor Kennedysaid fact the county didn't own es and individuals in the he would administer the that website's content was a community. July CA The Gold Diggers Committee for the 50th Gold Diggers Celebration and the 150th Celebration of the founding of Greenville would like to thank all of the people that .helped make this year a success. Special thanks go to Plumas Arts for the grant from the James Irvine Foundation, and generous donations from the Masonic Temple of Greenville, Indian Valley Thrift Store, Rotary Club of Greenville & D & L Distributing that made it possible to have Lacy J. Dalton open this year's celebration with a Friday night concert on Main Street. Thank you to the many volunteers that spent countless hours preparing, setting up and taking down displays to make this a very successful year. Also special thanks to the Organizers of the following events around Greenville, Denny Wright, Organizer of the Firemen's Muster, Jessie & Anthea Smith, Organizers of the Softball Tournament, Gene Washoe & Richard McCutcheon, Organizers of the Horseshoe Tournament, & John Pappenhausen, Organizer of the Hot Rod Show. Other big Thank-You's go to the judges for the parade, Sharon Storm and Marylea Reinhart, for all their work on the Fashion Show and we would like to thank the ladies from the Indian Valley thrift store for their help with models and fashions and a wonderful bake sale. Ruth, Linda, Sandy, Cookie and Karen and all the wonderful bakers. Leaha Ray for making outfits for the dancers, cleaning, decorating, baking and helping with the Models. Trisha Aiken and Mavis Somers for decorating. Alicia Short for helping with models. Alicia Knadler for the music, the historic slideshow, decorating, announcing and cleaningl The Kids and their Parents for get- ting them to the show. Everyone loved them. Last but not least, the Models -- we can't do it without you. An extra big thank-you to Tom Rahn for flying the plane to drop the ping pong balls and to Tony Armanino for helping him. The Gold Diggers 2012 Committee : Bey Hardesty Marsha Chronister Karen VanZandt LaVonne Smith Carroll Zensius Marjorie Meeker