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4A Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Debra Moore crossing four states, includ- news outlets to run stories Staff Writer ing Nevada. attempting to explain the In Nevada, the south endsituation. But now the com- of U.S. 395 is at Topaz Lake panion U.S. 395 signs have Plumas County residents on the California border and been added. who travel to Reno may no- the north end is at the Call- The portion of 395 that ran tice some new highway fornia state line at Peavine. from the Mount Rose inter- signs that could be a bit con- Beginning at the "spaghet- change to Carson City will fusing, ti bowl" (as Reno residents now be called Alternative For decades the main affectionately call the area 395. highway running through where Highway 80 inter- The new 8.5-mile stretch Reno had been marked U.S. sects 395 near the Grandof highway will bypass the 395. But after years of high- Sierra), 1-580 begins, valley, skimming minutes way improvements, newly Interstate 580 runs from I- off the cOmmute between erected signs read 1-580. 80 in Reno to U.S. 50 in Car- Reno and Carson City. Which is correct? son City. That stretch of the According to the Nevada It's actually both -- athighway will bear both des- Department of Transporta- least in some areas, ignations, tion, the 1-580 designation U.S. Highway 395 runs For a while only the new I- has existed since the 1960s, from Hespe[ia in Southern 580 signs were erected, but since the highway California to the Canadian which caused some confu-wasn't completed, it re- border with Washington, sion, and prompted localmainedsimplyU.S. 395. QCSD, from page 1A Commission told the board he received notification of a $10,000 community develop- telling us what to do. It ment blockgrantaward. doesn't sit right," said direc- The state-funded grant is tor Dick Castaldini. earmarked for an income The board made a motion study on American Valley to send the proposal back to residents to determine their the FAA with a request for qualification status for fu- an alternate plan. The me- ture grant monies. tion passed unanimously. The award was given Director Denny Churchill jointly to QCSD and East was absent. Quincy Services District. A couple hours later, Wil- As Keller told the EQSD son returned with good board earlier in the week, news. After many phone the funds can only be uti- calls, he received tentative lized if the Board of Supervi- approval by the FAA to sors has assurance from leave the trees standing and both boards that they will instead move the tallest work together inacollabora- light to a more advantageous tive good-faith effort to solve location, the valley's sewage prob- lems. Other news Director Doug Ely said, "It David Keller, executive behooves us to get in with director of Plumas County our friends over the hill." Community Development The other directors agreed DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE SLURRY SEALCOATING SSIH OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING SERVING ALL OF PLUMAS & LASSEN COUNTIES FREE ESTIMATES c-12 CA LIC. #762465 530 - 284 - 1474 1377 ARLINGTON RD, TAYLORSVILLE, CA 95983 = -- =.= =, with DISCOUNT this ad a FEATHER R 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 us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. 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Michael C. Taborsld Sandy Condon Co-0wner/Publisher Human Resources Dir Office Manager Keri Taborski Sherri McConnell Co-0wner/Legal Advertising Display Advertising Manager Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Vice Pres./Admin. Vice Pres./0perations Dan McDonald Tom Fomey Managing Editor Production Manager Jenny Lee Elise Monroe Photo Editor Bookkeeper Mary Newhouse Eva Small Classified, Circ. Manager Composing Manager P I I I I I I I I I I I I Subscription Order Form Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subscription for years. [~l Enclosed find my check for $ [~l In County $26 per year [~l Out of State $44 per year [~l In California $37 per year. Name I Address l City, State, Zip L I I Sul=crlpUo~Ntrandm~,~r~nl~. I I l I I I I I I I J and the appropriate motion was made and passed. General manager Larry Sullivan gave a progress re- port on the wastewater reha- bilitation project. Despite innumerable un- foreseen obstacles, such as huge blobs of concrete, un- mapped pipes, mining and construction debris and more, the project is continu- ing apace. Caltrans mandates all paving projects be complet- ed by Nov. 11, before the cold, rainy season begins. gric Marshall, project en- gineer for contractor PACE engineering, estimates the total project to be 48 percent complete. Marshall said the main sewer line is 70 - 80 percent complete. QCSD ac- knowledges the disruption to customers' lives during construction, but asks for patience. The board said the project must be completed in order to achieve a functioning wastewater collection sys- tem that meets current in- dustry and state regulations. Board meetings are sched- uled for the second Thurs- day of the month at 9 a.m. The school board welcomes new superintendent Micheline Miglis at the Oct. 10 board meeting in Portola. Back row from' left: Bret Cook, Betty Moura, Miglis, Bob Tuerck. Front: Sonja Ander- son and Chris Russell. Plumas County is one of only five districts in the state that retains a single superintendent for both the school district and the county office of education. Miglis thanked the board and community for the warm welcome and show of support. She said she looks for- ward to the many aspects of her new job. Photo by Laura Beaten MIGLIS, from page 1A Ron Logan, longtime PUSD the option of Plumas Charter teacher and president of School. In addition to the assigned Plumas County Teachers As- Tuttle, a senior concurrent- sociation, addressed the board ly enrolled at FRC, has been duties for both superinten- with a number of concerns, able to earn college credits for dent positions, Miglis also The main thrust of Logan's two years, in addition to his holds the title of secretary to comments elucidated his hope high school credits. each $overning board, a non- that the board would continue Academic director Janet voting position. Another important and the collaborative process be- Wolcott spoke about the im- time-bound focus for Miglis is gun by the 7-11 committees, portant role PCS has played to receive recommendations The public committees were in the lives of the hundreds qf from the austerity committee formed last year to provide in- students it has served. and take appropriate action to put and make recommenda- PCS community advisory keepthe district solvent, tions during the district's board member Judy Gimple school consolidation process, urged the board to read the Additionally, she aims to provide support and encour- Logan acknowledged theOct. 10 article in Feather Pub- large challenge of the budget lishing's newspapers on the agement to all PUSD depart- and the necessity of cutting traditional/charter public ments, teachers and parents for "efficacious and servant costs wherever possible, schools collaboration at leadership." However, Logan stressed Greenville High School. A welcoming barbecue re- the importance of not over- A Parent new to the county ception was held for Miglis af- burdening teachers at thetold the board that Plumas ter the board meeting, expense of cost-cuttingCharter School was instru- The next regular board measures, mental in her decision to He said he has heard move here with her school- meeting is scheduled for Nov. complaints from teachers age children. 14. A special meeting is sched- about large class size and ex- Teacher Cindy Thackeray uled for Nov. 1. tra duties imposed on them. gave an impassioned address Other public input Logan is concerned about to the board stressing the Kevin Trutna, interim su- teachers losing the ability to importance for families to perintendent/president of teach the students in a fresh have an alternative to the reg- Feather River College, intro- and effective way. ular schools, which for many duced himself to the govern- Logan encouraged the reasons sometimes are not a ing board. 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