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4A Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 Feather River Bulletin ROBBI, from page 1A of character for him." A Facebook page called Bend, Idaho. On Tuesday, "Finding Lucius" was set up Aug. 19, Robbi left Horseshoe to help the volunteers Bend for Missoula, Montana, coordinate their search. to attend the fall semester at Search volunteers shared University of Montana. information and posted Robbi reportedly packed locations that were searched. up his 1997 green Subaru In addition, to help with expenses for Robbi's family Legacy with California plates and two orange kayaks and the rest of the strapped to the roof and took volunteers, a fundraising account was set up on off. There had been no sightings of Robbi since then. gofundme.com. According According to CBS News, a to KBOI, a news station out gas station in Garden Valley, of Boise, Robbi's family Idaho, may have picked up a raised enough money to hire a private helicopter to sighting of Robbi's car on one continue the search from of its surveillance cameras. The image of a green Subaru the air. Legacy with kayaks on top After more than a week was time-stamped Aug. 19 at of searching, the private 2:23 p.m. helicopter pilot spotted the The video gave the Boise tip of a kayak in the trees County Sheriff's Office a near the Stanley Lake turnoff starting point to its search, in Custer County, the media In addition to the Idaho outlet reported. Robbi and police, Robbi's family and his vehicle were found, several current and former covered in major brush. students of FRC's putdoor According to Custer . recreationalleadership County coroner Vicki ' program traveled to Idaho to Armbruster, Robbi died of help in the search, blunt force trauma to the According to FRC's ORL head in a car crash. It is director, Rick Stock, Robbi's believed that it took so long to fred him because disappearance threw up some major red flags. Stock thunderstorms washed believed Robbi wouldn't away any tire tracks. consciously disappear, but The public outpouring of rather that something must support for Robbi's family was evident in the number have been wrong. "He was a star student," of posts on the "Finding said Stock. "He was an icon Lucius" Facebook page. In in the program. Lucius was post after post, people who well-liked, intelligent and were touched by Robbi in responsible. For him to not his lifetime shared show up when he was memories and sent heartfelt condolences to his family. supposed to is way too out All weekend long Stop in for the Quiche of the Day On the Run? Order to Go! 557 Lawrence Street Quincy 7-2 Every Day "Serving Darn Good Comfort Food Since 1976" j Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact Ing All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: maU@plumasnews.com Website: plumasnews.com Ownership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11 ~ 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas .Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytime! To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send small to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborskl Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-0wner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Ked Taborskl Mary Newhouse Operations Co-Owner/Legal Classified, Circ. Manager Tom Fomey Advertising Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir., Elias Monroe Vice Pres./Admin.Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Sherri McConnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Adv. Manager ~ Composing Manager Member, California Newpaper Publishers Assoc. recycled paper 1,11'llllll--'lll,I subscdp#on Order Form Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subscription for years. s ~1 Enclosed find my check for $ " I~l In County $26 per year [~1 Out of State $44 per year ~1 In California $37 per year. :i Name I Address : I ci ,sta,,zip SubscdpSons can he transhm~xl, but not refunded. ' III 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1-1 Where in the World? Devon Holzer, Gia Martynn and Meiko bring their Feather River Bulletin backpacking. They spent four days and three nights in Desolation Wilderness outside of South Lake Tahoe. A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Dahle, - R-Bieber, to allow foresters to replant their land based on the best modern science, instead of antiquated 1970s-era stocking standards, has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 2082 authorizes the Board of Forestry to set stocking standards based on the specific landscape and species needs, and taking into account the vastly improved survival rates of today's seedlings. The current one-size-fits:all stocking standard -- 300 trees per acre for most forests -- in just a few years creates hazardous fire traps that require costly pre-commercial thinning by landowners. The standard made sense when it was first enacted, as half of seedlings commonly died. Improved seed stock and planting techniques, however, mean it's common for 90 percent of seedlings to thrive and grow into trees. "This law won't end ill landowners' obligation to replant their forests as part of a timber harvest plan," Dahle said, "but it will give the experts at the Board of Forestry the ability to craft restocking plans that are more efficient and make ecological sense." AB 2082 passed the Legislature earlier this month, and the governor announced Tuesday night that he had signed it into law. Brown has also signed Dahle's Assembly Bill 2112. The law fixes the Public Resources Code to allow landowners more time to extend timber harvest plans. The law previously allowed no more than a 30-day window for filing notice to extend timber harvest plans, leaving landowners at great risk of having their plans -- which can easily cost $30,000 to $40,000 to complete -- expire and need to be rewritten simply because of trivial paperwork oversights. The law now allows a 140-day window to ask for an extension. BUDG ET, from page 1A began working with the county three years ago. While county officials were aware used for some of those that the fund existed, they purchases as well as several didn't know how or if they deferred maintenance could use it. They didn't want projects, to allocate the funds only to For the past several years, have the state demand money has been repayment. accumulating in a fund, Craig Goodman, the which now totals $2.7 million, consultant who was hired by The money was property tax the county to help the revenue that would have been auditor's office during the dispersed between the time when the County was county, city, schools and without an auditor, worked special distrLcts, but wasn't on legislation so that money because of the nature of our could be released. At least local schools, which receive two other counties are in a basic aid and not fundingsimilar circumstance. based on average daily Though that legislation has attendance, been adopted, new auditor Scarlett said she became Roberta Allen said she is aware of the fund when she reluctant to release the funds until she is assured that she knows the proper allocation. She is working with the state controller's office to determine precisely how the , funds should be divided. Scarlett said that when the money is disbursed, the county's share should be about $1 million. "It's one-time money," she reiterated during the interview. "Certainly don't want to advocate for wages, but we have one-time, capital improvements," Board Chairman Jon Kennedy said during the meeting, of how the money could be spent. Scarlett suggested that the supervisors could "almost do a separate budget workshop when the money is released." In addition to the public safety departments, the supervisors also reviewed budgets from the farm advisor, library/literacy, senior nutrition and transportation, veterans services, office of emergency services and environmental health, engineering, flood control and general services. While many of the budgets included all of the necessary information, the library, literacy and probation budgets were among those that needed additional work. The county auditor and budget consultant will continue to work with those departments in advance of the next meeting. Mountain Circle Family Services Presents: The noted music educator Ooug sheehy will often *FREE Music Fundamentals classes: Sept. 3rd & 10th, 4:30-6:30 pro, Quincy Library Meeting Room, 445 Jackson St., Quincy ENGINEERING] Serving the Community for over 36 years PAVING - SEALING - GRADING - CONCRETE ADA Compfiance Experts CONCRETE AND PAVING STONES UNDERGROUND - REMODELING all paving, sealing and ADA Compliance No Job Too Small P.O. 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