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j- r" .,. ,. Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 has started, summer's fall's up- Soon the of summer a memory colorful by Victoria Metcalf m By Delxa Coates to seek another term, Trea- Managing Editor surer-Tax Collector Barbara Plumas County District Coates announced that she Attorney James Reichle has will not seek re-election. announced that he will seek Coates made her an- a fourth term and is pre- nouncement during the su- pared to face Deputy District pervisors' Sept. 4 meeting. Attorney Jeff Cunan in the Susie Grant, the county's March Primary. collections officer for the In an announcement re- Treasurer/Tax Collector has leased Friday, Reichle said previously said that she that this newspaper had would seek the position if speculated that he wouldn't Coates decided not to run. run and he said, "I freely ac- Other elected officials knowledge that my state- seeking another term are ments of being fed up with Sheriff Len Gardner, Asses- the ineptness and worse of sor Chuck Leonhardt, Audi- local politics could lead tor Mike Tedrick and Coun. them to that conclusion," he ty Superintendent of Schools said. Dennis Williams. Reichle has been the Judith Wells, the county's Plumas County District At- clerk/recorder, is retiring. torney since Aug. 28, 1992, Assistant Clerk/Recorder and previously served one Kathy Williams has already term as the Sierra County announced her intentions to District Attorney. seek that office. While Reichle has decided pervlsors increase By Dave Keller Plumas Corp during the next Staff Wnter several months. When the Plumas County Suzi Brakken, the visitors Board of Supervisors tried to bureau's general manager, determine the future of told the supervisors that her Plumas Corp during its re- agency has produced tangi- cent deliberations over the bleresults. 2001-2002 budget hearings, Tourism has increased two things were perfectlymore than 10 percent a year clear, in recent years. First, there was a lot ofAs a result, the amount of confusion, motel tax has reached nearly Second, the Plumas County$1 million this year for the Visitors Bureau, the tourism first tLme in county history. marketing component of The county uses the motel Plumas Corp, grew in tax, which includes camping stature, and all other lodging, as a The supervisors were cau-barometer for tourism in- tious about spending morecome. money in order to boost Supervisor Ken Nelson tourism, urged the other supervisors But they praised the visi- to make the visitors bureau tors bureau and essentially an independent agency, committed to making sure rather than be tied into the agency has enough on- Plumas Corp. " ey for marketing during the The proposal appeared to visitors bureau has pulled its own weight. have proven them. Nancy Pullan Advisory Committee Member next 12 months. The visitors asked for about $259,000 for the 2001- 2002 year--a 22 percent in- crease. Although the supervisors actually allocated $212,000, they told the visitors bureau the balance of the requested funds would be allocated once the county was able to determine the future of have the board's support, al- though no formal action has been taken on the matter. The proposal is supported by Nancy Pullan, a member of the visitors bureau's advi- sory committee. "The visitors bureau has pulled its own weight," she said. "They have proven themselves." U I about Black Bart outlaws. & 5C. ! Page 4B Page 8B Preview of local high school teams. See special section. Ciau 1fleds: Page 2D Letters: Page 9B By Terri Daoust Portia Editor Each year, Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) turns its focus to its annual meeting, offering fun, food, entertainment, educa- tion and the order of busi- ness. This year, PSREC has bro- ken away from the tradition- al all-day Sunday affair and will be holding its annual meeting Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 l m. Registration and the capi- tal credit check distribution will begin at 11 a.m., with each registered member re- ceiving a bucket; the first 500 members will also receive compact fluorescent bulbs. Throughout the day, fami- lies can participate in the children's coloring contest, bucket truck rides, petting zoo and even get a tattoo. Seeking office In addition, several infor. marion booths will be set up dispersing energy-saving ideas, Internet and DishTV, American Red Cross fire preparation in rural areas, and cholesterol screening and blood pressure checks by the Plumas County Health Department. For the third consecutive year, Wayne Ferguson will present his show-stopping magic, which leaves both young and old in total awe and trying to figure out just how he does it. At 12:40 p.m., members will be introduced to the Youth Energy Seminar (YES) win- ners, the Washington Youth Seeking Tour and scholarship win- office ners. This year, eight area high school students were selected to represent Plumas-Sierra REC at the YES camp held in June at Boreal Ridge Resort in Truckee. The students entered and were awarded the trips to the YES camp after participating in an interview held at the cooperative in Portola. The 2001 winners were: Emily Demos, Blairsden; Melissa Marin, Chilcoot;, Brittney Lohn, Portola; An- nie Elorza, Beckwourth; Mal- lory Marin, Chilcoot; more. Michelle Mittelbuscher, Mil- ford; Keri Siler, Portola; and Alicia Baughman, Janesville. Each year, the cooperative selects area sophomores and juniors as delegates to repre- sent the cooperative at the seminar. In all, about 80 students fill the lodge and dormitory for a wide variety of activities em- phasizing leadership, fun, self-realization, cooperative issues, elections, and lots Co.op, pap =.lUt