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F ATHER R VER Surrounding Areas Since 1866 Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 Vol. 146, No. 4 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 www.plumasnews.com 50 CENTS Dan McDonald county offices will be closed laid out the dramatic cuts that However the supervisors,the county's reserves fund. that meeting with a balanced Staff Writer Fridays. At least five more would save the county an ad- including Kennedy, agreed to But supervisors agreed that budget. dmcdonald@plumasnews.com county employees will lose ditional $1.5 million, save the county fair, museum balancing the budget with re- Public hearings will be held their jobs. And there might The board agreed to many and senior nutrition services, serves wasn't an option this before the budget is adopted The latest cuts were the be fewer sheriff's deputies of Kennedy's cost-saving pro- Kennedy's original proposal year. The county's reserve Oct. 2. largest. And there will be onpatrol, posals, including cutting the called for eliminating those fund is already about $500,000 The county's cuts in general more to come. After trimming about sheriff's budget by $500,000 three "nonessential" services, below the $2 million it is sup- fund contributions to the On the final day of budget $500,000 from the county's ex- and probation by $300,000. Putting the fair, museum posed to have. sherifffs office represented 6 workshops, the Board of Su- penses during the first two Kennedy's reduction pro- and food for senior citizens The board scheduled more percent of that department's pervisors agreed to a series of weeks of workshops, the su- posals would have balanced back on the "funded" list left budget talks with selected de- $9 million budget. The cut to cuts that could leave Plumas pervisors madehuge cuts dur- the fiscal 2012 - 13 budget, the county with a $242,000partment heads for Monday, probation was 15 percent of its County with a different look ing their Wednesday, Aug. 29, The budget had a nearly deficit, Sept. 10. $1.h million budget. and feel. meeting. $2 million gap when the work- In past years, that amountThe supervisors said they Beginning this month, Supervisor Jon Kennedy shops began, would have been paidfor with expected to come away from See Budget, page 5A Thursday: Quincy Certified Farmers Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Features local, re- gional farmers, artisans, live entertainment by Heard of Turtles. Runs through Sept. 13. For information: QCFM manager@yahoo.com. Friday: Art opening, 5 - 7 p.m., Stella Fay Miller Mezzanine Gallery at Plumas County Museum. Exhibition entitled "Parallax -- Viewing Quincy History Through a Skewed Lens" features recent works by Chris Bolton. All proceeds benefit Plumas County Muse- um Association. All purchases tax-deductible. For informa- tion: 283-6320. Music Education Workshop, 6 - 9 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Featur- ing educator and musician Frank Leto. Dinner by Back- door Catering Co. Admission $10. For information, to register: Alysha Najera, 283-4453, ext. *832; Anne Nielson, 283-4453, ext. *824. School begins Only a fraction of Studen~ rode the bus to Quincy Elementary on the first day of classes. Students in grades kindergarten through six share the school now that Quincy, s two elementary schools have been combined. The streets and hallways were jam packed with parents and younger siblings who accompanied younger students back to school. Photo by Laura Beaton lu e Laura Beaton county A&D program admin-$140,000. discrepancies and correct the Staff Writer istrator, is that drug and alco- That meant when the coun-$140,000 exception. Quincy High School football Ibeaton@plumasnews.com hol services are available in ty accepted about $500,000 for The state gave the go-ahead team is dedicating the game Plumas County. the Negotiated Net Agreement to launch the new program. and the 50/50 giveaway What -ever happened to For assistance, call 283-6337. with California Department of But Hall said not so fast. monies to Steve Tolen. Plumas County's Alcohol and After a short screening and A&D Programs, it was already SHe agreed to take on the Drug (A&D) Program? Since determinationofhealthinsur- in thehole, monumental task of reopen- Saturday: its curtailment in October ance coverage or lack of cov- Hall appealed to the state ing the A&D program, but Waffle breakfast, 8- 11 a.m., 2008, a lot has been going on erage, a referral will be made for access to the recordsknew it was no use trying to Feather River Grange 440 at behind the scenes to get it for appropriate services,to rectify the audit exception, utilize the old program's pro- 55 Main St. Waffles, scram- backup and running. When the A&D program It took six solid weeks of tocols: They had proven to be bled eggs, bacon or sausage, What the public should closed its doors nearly four forensic accounting for Hall dysfunctional. beverage for $6. Proceeds know, according to Mimi Hall, years ago, it had an outstand- and her staff to pour over benefit Grange effortsto re-Public Health director and ing audit exception of the bookS, uncover the See A & D, page 5A store building as community meeting center. Children's concert, 10- 11 a.m., Town Hall Theatre. Featuring educator and musician Frank Leto in interactive performance for kids ages preschool through third grade. Concessions available. Free. For informa- tion: Alysha Najera, 283-4453, ext. *832; Anne Nielson, 283-4453, ext. *824. St. Lorenzo's Dinner, 6 -9 p.m., St. John's Parish Hall, 170 Lawrence St. Filipino dinner, 50 percent of pro- ceeds benefit Steve Tolen. Tickets available from church office or at door. Adults, $10; children 7-17, $5; under 7, free. Call 283-0890. Feather River College foot- ball game, 5 p.m. Team is donating the proceeds from its 50/50 drawing to the Tolen Benefit. ips Fire perce Dan McDonald Staff Writer dmcdonald@plumasnews.com "You've all done a heck of a job on this fire. Thank yOU." That's what Chips Fire In- cident Commander Rocky Opliger told firefighters Fri- day morning, moments af- ter the month-old wildfire was declared 100-percent contained. Smoke from the 75,000- acre fire could remain visi- ble for weeks as small flair- ups take place well inside the lines. Information Officer Lau- rie Pearson said the fire would probably smolder un- til the area gets its first heavy rain. "As Soon as we have a good soaking rain that seeps down into the root system, you will notice a difference," Pearson said. "But you might see smoke See Q, page 5A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 from flair-ups until Octo- ber. That is just normal." The fire, which began Ju- ly 29, has cost more than $44 million to fight. There were still more than 1,200 person- nel on mop-up operations Friday. Pearson said the mop-up would continue as long as needed. "Crews will be going over areas several times to dou- ble-check and make sure the fire is out," Pearson said. "It will take some See Fire, page 5A FRC polls community Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com The Feather River College search committee polled the campus community and the public Aug. 30 for their opinions about the qualifi- cations and attributes of a new superintendent-presi- dent at the college. Professional Personnel Leasing, Inc. (PPL), hired to assist college in its search for superinten- dent/president, presented its timeline and answered questions at the forums. The search committee, comprised of FRC teachers, administrators, board and foundation memberS, gath- ered information at three open forums. Incorporating that infor- mation, the committee will develop a job announce- ment, advertise, recruit, se- lect interview candidates, conduct interviews and See FRC, page 5A Farmer's Market ends Sept. 13 Quincy Certified Farmers Market vendors offer quality conscious shoppers "fresh as a daisy" produce, and their local and regional farms. The market closes for the season Sept. 13. Photo courtesy Quincy Natural Foods flowers, from