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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 7A Plumas County ~oters and children gather in the lobby of the West End Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to watch the first of several televised Democratic Party presidential debates. Much discussion regarding the issues in the debate ensued during commercial breaks. Organizer Amber Hughes stated she was happy with the large turnout for the event. Photo submitted Jason Damron's exhibit is a compilation of photo slides inside wooden boxes, reflecting the curiosities in the county museum. Photo submitted FRC, from page6A exhibit, which is also a encourage students to history of my work." participate in actualities, not The exhibit is a just theories." at the Plumas County compilation of photo slides Damron added most Museum. inside wooden objects students tend to understand "The museum has all of intended to draw people in, their instructors better when these little curiosities for let them handle the pieces they see their work, and people to see and I got to and peak their curiosity. The viewing it in an art show thinking about that," said display's inspiration mirrors gives them a professional Damron, who teaches Damron's teaching style, perspective. The art pieces three-dimensional art and "My studio practices are can be purchased and 20 photography at FRC. "So, it intertwined with my role as percent of each sale goes to became the theme of the an educator," he said. "Ithe museum. Susan Jacobson Staff Writer sjacobson@plu Several witnesses were called by the city last week during week two of the trial pitting the City of Portola against the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The city is seeking damages from the state over its 2007 poisoning of Lake Davis. The line of questioning by both sides appeared to indicate that some level of mishandling of the pike eradication process might have occurred. Attorneys from both sides began many questions by starting their sentences: "In the 'over poisoning' of lake Davis .... " As in the week before, the state seemed to focus its questions around the idea that those representing the city in the days leading up to the 2007 lake poisoning were in agreement with the treatment process being used to eradicate non-native fish species. However, former City Manager James Murphy stated that, while he understood the pike eradication was necessary, he never thought at the time that the DFW would "over poison" the drinking water for the city. He added the operation introduced parasite-infected fish that further damaged the ability to restore Lake Davis to the trophy trout fishery it once was. "We were completely surprised. Both of those issues were contrary to what CLINT ARMITAGE, KEEVIN ALLRED & SHELLY EVANS A TEAM IS A REFLECTION OF ITS LEADERSHIR THANK YOU FOR BEING GREAT LEADERS! Join us for food, fun & games for the entire family! Cake Walk Concessions Games Picture Booth ,,,.>. Costume Contest Fun! Fun! Fun! ~o Family Decorated Pumpkin Contest Call for directions. For All Your Equipment Needs! Lawn & Gardening Equipment, Riding Lawn Mowers, Rototillers, Trenchers, and Snow Removal. we were led to believe," said Murphy. Real estate value declines. Testimony given on Oct. 15 by Arthur Gimmy, the business and real estate appraiser hired by the city to assess the financial impact of the "over poisoning" indicated a severe drop in both residential and commercial sales due to the eradication process. Gimmy compared the values in Portola to the Chester/Lake Almanor area, testifying that both areas have similar amenities such as golf course communities. He said they are both rural mountain areas with a recreation-based lake nearby and similar commercial offerings. Gimmy concluded that between 2006 and 2013, the total property price decline in Portola, compared to Chester, due to the Lake Davis eradication project resulted in a 20 percent reduction in commercial sales and a 30 percent reduction in residential sales, all else being equal. The state's attorney, Kevin Reager, questioned the properties used in the comparison and referred to those in Portola as "two-bedroom shacks" as opposed to the lake front homes in Lake Almanor. Closing arguments and jury deliberations Additional Witnesses are still to be called by the city. And the state is expected to call at least one on its behalf prior to the close of testimony. The case is expected to wrap up this week with closing arguments. The JurY is expected to begin its deliberations by the end of the day, Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trial is being held in the main Superior Courtroom on the third floor of the Plumas County Courthouse at 520 Main Street in Quincy. Proceedings start each morning promptly at 8:30 a.m. with plenty of seating for the public. East Qu Board of D in East Beatty Construction dealing ag, my customers. several the East they operate. local to making sure the voice and were heard. sense believe that every ! should make sure the treat the put are treated on the the people who its job as any public to those Let me help we can your !