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Feather River Bulletin  Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 3A Cable TV subscribers wonder if service is gone Dan McDonald Managing Editor dmcdonald@plumasnews.com Did a cable television provider abandon hundreds of customers in Plumas County without telling anyone? That's the question customers of New Day Broadband in the greater Quincy, Portola and Graeagle area have been asking for weeks. Repeated phone messages left at New Day's Las Vegas headquarters were not. returned by press time. . A recorded message on the company's customer service line said New Day Broadband was aware of the outages in Plumas County and that technicians were working to solve the problem. However New Day Broadband's history of poor customer service in Plumas County has left many of its subscribers wondering if the company went out of business. "The community consensus seems to be the Quincy cable TV is gone," wrote one customer in an email to the paper. "Are there so few subscribers of the cable Company left, that it does not warrant a mention of the blackout? Did the carpet baggers just bail?" wrote another subscriber. Last summer, New Day Broadband was reported to be on the brink of bankruptcy. On May 29, 2013, New Day Chief Executive Officer Neal Schnog responded to a letter from the Tehama County counsel. Schnog wrote that the company had ceased service in Tehama County due to its inability to stay in business as its operations were unprofitable. "At this time we anticipate filing for bankruptcy protection and liquidating," Schnog wrote. "It is not anticipated that there will be buyers for the assets." The company, which has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau, was also criticized last summer for removing popular channels without notice. Local customers complained that the cable company continued to charge for the channels it no longer offered. Calls to New Day Broadband's Portola phone number have been met with a busy signal for days. The Plumas-Sierra regional courthouse in Portola, shown here Sept. 3, is scheduled to close Nov. 3 due to budget cuts. Photo by Dan McDonald Portola courthouse to close Nov. 3 l00v00ard'winning facility lat,.00st victim of b dget cuts Dan McDonald Managing Editor drncdonald@plumasnews.com Just four years after it . opened, the Plumas-Sierra regional courthouse in Portola is scheduled to close Nov. 3. The $4.7 million courthouse, which won several awards for its state-of-the-art design, is a victim of state budget cuts to the judicial branch. "The trial courts have lost a billion dollars (in funding) in the last few years," Plumas Superior Court Executive Officer Deborah Norrie said. "The Plumas court has taken ': its fair share of hits." While multiple courthouses have been closed throughout the state over the past four years, Plumas County has now lost three of its four court facilities. The Greenville court closed in 2012 and Chester's court was shuttered last year. All cases in Plumas County will now be processed and heard at the Quincy courthouse. Budget cuts will mean reduced court hours at the Quincy courthouse as well. Beginning Nov. 3, the court will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phones will be answered "The trial courts have lost a billion dollars (in funding) in the last few years. The Plumas court has,,taken its fair share of hits." Deborah Norrie Plurnas Superior Court Executive Officer from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We regret inconveniencing the public," said Plumas Presiding Judge Ira Kaufman. "We hope to reopen the (Portola). courthouse and return to a normal work schedule once funding is restored to the judicial branch and the courts." Norrie said no jobs would be lost due to the closure. The Portola clerk will be moving to the Quincy courthouse. Norrie said judges have made calendar changes scheduled to be announced soon. The changes "will allow everyone to have their time before the court," she added. The Portola courthouse is owned and managed by the judicial branch, not the county. "They will maintain the building and make decisions on how it might be used, or not used, in the interim," Norrie said. The Plumas-Sierra OFF CLOTHING JEWELRY ACCESSORIES 000000000000000000000000000000 EXCITING NEW FALL ARRIVALS! courthouse in Portola was the first multi-jurisdictional courthouse in the state. Rather than constructing a traditional-looking courthouse, the architects (Nacht & Lewis of Sacramento) crafted a building that fit into the mountain community setting. The 6,500-square-foot building won design awards from McGraw-Hill's California Construction Magazine and the 000000000000000000000000000000 Ask us about Girl's Night Out[ Distinguished Project Award from the Western Council of Construction Consumers, among others. When it opened in June 2010, the courthouse held court at least four days per month and employed two clerks. Today it has one clerk and holds court one just one day per month. After Nov. 3, all of the Sierra County cases will be processed at the Downieville courthouse, Anyone who has questions may call the Plumas court at 283-6263 or the Sierra court at 289-3698. I The LORD blessyou and keep you; I The LORD make His face shine upon you, I And be gracious to you; I The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, I And give you peace. 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Begun Sept. 11, 2002, by leaders of the Quincy faith community in response to a need identified by the Lifeboat Committee, comPosed of a number of social service agencies, QCS is a ministry of hospitality, table fellowship, camaraderie and service designed to "feed not only the hunger of the body but also the hunger of the heart." Every Wednesday one of more than 42 organizations prepares and hosts the free supper, and the entire community is invited. The supper takes place at 6 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall, 282 Jackson St. Those who are able make a donation and/or help in a variety of other ways. The Core Ministry Team, - which schedules the hosts and oversees other details of the supper, thanks everyone who has participated, either as a host, helper or supper guest. In addition to the good food, the supper abounds in good conversation, laughter and music. It is typical for hosting groups to sign up again, finding the experience fun as well as rewarding. Those who would like more information on attending and/or helping to host a supper are invited to call the Community United Methodist Church at 283-1740 or The Resource Center at 283-5515. ,Free $1.99 Tac0: | When you purchase $9.99 or more. | | Coupon expires on 9/23/2014. [ THE NEW FALL LINE IS HERB VERAWANG St0p in and see all the latest in prescription flames. Many styles to choose from! www.fridenoptometry.com FRIDEN OPTOMETRY FAMILY EYE CARE CONTACT LENSES Jonathan Friden, O.D. 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2020 Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems.