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Listen Learn m 5A 0utdoor Core and canteens m Ribbon cutting-- Dignitaries gather to ~i officislly open the Lake Almanor Spillway bridge. See a pictorial layout of the various phases of ~iii: construction./Page 1B i~ii~ More on B -- How should you vote on Measure B? Hear from proponents and iiii! opponents of the measure, i i i: along with the perspective of Colorado's U.S. ~iiJ~' Attorney./Page llB The pinnacle The ~i~: Portola and Quincy high school volleyball teams ::!~ hold the top spots in the Mountain Valley League./Page 3C Today: Quincy Community Supper, Fellowship Hall, Community United Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St. Doors open 5 p.m. and supper served 6 p.m. Free to public, donations are accepted. Community Book Club Meeting co-sponsored by The Plumas County Library and Barn Owl Books, 4 - 5:30 p.m Plurnas County Library Conference Room, 445 Jackson St. Several copies of the books chosen will be available at the library and at Barn Owl Books. The Drunk Brush presents Andrew Ohren, music starts 6 p.m 438 Main St. For information, call 283-9380. Tomorto~ Plumas County Democratic Central Committee holds regular business meeting, 6:30 - 8 p.m at Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. All are welcome to attend. The Drunk Brush presents Hank Alrich, music starts 6 p.m 438 Main St. For information, call 283-9380. Friday: Free flu shots offered by Plumas CoUnty Public Health Department, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m or until vaccine gone, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. If weather bad, clinic will take place inside Tulsa-Scott Building. Public Health will not provide nasal spray vaccination this year. Only flu shots available. The Drunk Brush presents Passive & Company, music starts.6 p.m 438 Main St. For information, call 283-9380. See Q, page 2A To Subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Vol, 152, No. 10 Sawyer Clayton, 22 months, tightly holds onto her favorite pumpkin at this year's pumpkin patch. Five Foot Farm is located just west of Quincy across from the airport. Little Mason Sperlich, 2, gets. just far away enough from his mother Cynthia Roper to enjoy himself and the wonderful display of pumpkins to choose from at this year's pumpkin patch at Five Foot Farm in Quincy on Saturday, Oct. 6. Photos by Victoria. Metcalf Despite long lines at the Brianna RopeP, 11, found a gourd amongst all the pumpkins. The gourds and mini pumpkin varieties made it interesting as young and old searched the patch for the /Vednesday, Oct. 1 7, 2018 ? pumpkin weighing and purchasing table, Littledove Headrick worked quickly to keep things moving along. perfect specimens. Fall was definitely in the air as a gentle breeze set dried corn stalks to rustling, just one of many sounds in the patch. But can he lift it? Owen Schad, 7, has finally decided on the pumpkin he wants to take home, but it's a good-sized one. Behind is his sister, Abby Schad, 2, who has no problem carrying the much smaller pumpkin she chose as the most perfect in the patch. The pumpkin patch at Five Foot Farm in Quincy was amazing this year. One person counted more than 100 cars in the parking areas at about noon Saturday, Oct. 6, and that means a lot more people showed up at this year's event. Not only could people select the most perfect or not-so-perfect pumpkins, they could purchase sweets Including caramel apples, cookies, popcorn and more. They could also learn to make cornhusk dolls among other activities. mm up interest Debra Moore Managing Editor "We're goingto try and get into the weeds -- no pun intended," said Jeff Cunan, the evening's moderator, as interested members of the public gathered to learn more about commercial cannabis and Measure B. There wasn't a seat to be had as area residents gathered to hear the proponents and opponents of Meastwe B in the Quincy Library meeting room on Wednesday evening, Oct. 10. The event, hosted by the Plumas Action Netwo.rk, featured 90 minutes of statements and audience questions, moderated by Cunan, the county's former district attorney. The Co-authors of Measure B, Chelsea Bunch and Kim Scott, sat on one side of Cunan, while those speaking for the opposition, Sharon Covington and Bill Martin representing the Cannabis Citizens Group, sat on the opposite side. Opening statements The proponents of Measure B opened the forum. Kim Scott began by explaining the purpose of Proposition 64, which California voters passed in 2016. "The goal of Prop 64 was to decriminalize cannabis and bring the already existing cannabis industry into regulatory compliance with the state," she said. She explained that "Prop. 64 also allowed cannabis businesses that were previously mandated to be nonprofit and provide them the opportunity to become for profit by including the word commercial." But Scott said that even nonprofits pay taxes, albeit it at a lower rate. "Prior to the moratorium on cannabis in Plumas County, cannabis businesses were paying taxes, creating jobs, and investing in the local economy by spending their business dollars here." Then Scott turned her comments to environmental oversight and quoted a remark on the No on Measure B website that states: "The idea that Measure B growers will be monitored by any state regulatory agency is a fantasy. There aren't any roving water board SWAT teams watching anyone in Plumas." "This is a perfect example of assumptions overriding facts," Scott said, and then cited three state agencies that would have jurisdiction. "These teams are made up of law enforcement personnel and detectives." She said the last topic she wanted to address in her opening was environmental impacts. "Measure B does not exempt itself from CEQA oversight," she said, which is the California Environmental Quality Act. She said that all properties in Plumas County are CEQA compliant, and Measure B follows the general plan zoning chart exactly, "making no new zones and therefore not creating a need for a new environmental impact report." She said that if the state didn't accept this, then the cost of the report would be on the grower, not the county. "In conclusionMeasure B will bring past and future cannabis businesses into compliance, pro.vide oversight, and protect the environment." Bill Martin delivered the i opening remarks for the: opposition to Measure B.: You may be surprised to that members of the Cannabis Citizens Group, which we represent tonight, are not " opposed to medical or See Measure B, page 2A