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Vol, 148, No, 11 =t. 22, 2014 50 i!iiiiiii ':!::ii:i:i Editorial: Settlement :i}:.:: should be reversed - Sierra Pacific Industries :i!:!i !. deserves refund after proving it wasn't responsible for starting the 2007 Moonlight Fire./Page 10B :::.:,:. iiii!iiii! iiiiiiiii ii:{iii:ii .ii! Perspective: Common :iiiiiil)i i  (lore standards aren't i!iiii!ii iiil worlg - It's stnl not iiiii!ili i!ii!, too late for California to iii!iii ii!!ii! opt out of the failed i!ii!!!i! iiiiiii experiment./Page 13B iii!ili iiiiii! iiiiiiiiiiil , Overmatched - The : iiiiii:!i footballteam fell to : powerhouse Butte !i!iiiiii College of Chico, i}?! 65-9./Page 1C Today: League of Women Voters of Plumas County meeting, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. For information: Kathy Price, 283-I 195. Thursday: Mental health community forum, 5:30- 7 p.m., Quincy High School gymnasium. Light refreshments served. For information: 283-6307. California Native Plant Gathering, 6 p.m., library at 445 Jackson St. For information: David Popp: 283-1350. "Harvey" opening night, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Play runs through Nov. 2. Recommended for 8 and up. Tickets $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors; available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, Saturday: Third annual Apple JOLT, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., white house across street from Quincy Natural Foods. Apple juicing event sponsored by Transition Quincy. Bring apples, containers for juice. All are welcome. For information: Karen, 394-0269. Community appreciation day, noon - 4 p.m., Quincy Natural Foods at 269 Main St. Free prize drawings, samples, sales for all customers, 10 percent discount for members. For information: 283-3528. Parslow Vibe on stage, 9:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Classic rock/hard rock jamband. For information: 283-9788. To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 County, hospitals prepare for Ebola Outbreak deemed unlikely but not an impossibility Debra Moore Staff Writer ' :t Quincy High School's 2014 homecoming royalty gathers after Iing crowned. From left: Queen Samantha Keely, her escort Ethan Nyberg, Princess Alison Hicks and her escort Miles Rubalcava-Cunan. To find out how the Quincy Trojans did in their homecoming game against Maxwell, see Page 7C. Photo by Greg Knight I Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa f'md its way to Plumas County? "Unlikely, but not impossible," says Linda McCurdy, part of Seneca Healthcare District's special response team for the Ebola virus. The county's three hospitals -- Seneca in Chester, Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola and Plumas District Hospital in Quincy -- are preparing. Working'with Public Health Director Mimi Hall and the county's chief medical officer, Mark Satterfield, local emergency rooms and clinics are preparing for a potential case. While both Satterfield and Hall agree that it's unlikely, they won't rule out the possibility. "Never say never," said Satterfield, who is also an emergency room doctor at Plumas District. "It could happen anywhere;" said Hall. But they emphasize that See Ebola, page 7A Grace Holland's mother, Laura, right, joins Grace's friends, teammates and community members during a vigil at the Feather River College gymnasium Wednesday night, Oct. 15. Grace, a member of the FRC women's soccer team, died days earlier after a party at a cabin in Prattville. Photo by Greg Knight Grace Holland remembered during candlelight vigil at FRC l:amily overwhelmed by community support Dan McDonald Managing Editor dmcdnald@plumasnews'cm About 300 people gathered this meant to us," Grace's mother, Laur Holland, said. "The kids and faculty are just wonderful. "Quincy was Grace's death is still under investigation. Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said he was waiting for the autopsy at the Feather River College town," she added. gymnasium last Wednesday to remember the life of Abigail ,'Grace" Holland. The candlelight vigil, attended by Holland's parents and other family members, included several speakers andan invocation by local Episcopal priest Mark Warren. It was an emotional gathering. Holland's family was embraced by the FRC community, including Grace's friends and teammates. "I can't express how much "Everyone here has reached out to us. We can't thank them enough for their show of support and for the stories they shared with us about Grace. We are extremely grateful." Holland, a 19-year-old sophomore from Park City, Utah, died sometime during the night following an Oct. 11 party at a cabin near Prattville. She was found in the morning by fellow students who spent the night at the cabin. The cause of Hoiland's report from Washoe County, Nevada. Although the cause of Holland's death is not yet known, the sheriff said there were no signs of a struggle or other foul play. Hagwood said dozens of students attended the party. Many of them came and went during the night. He said his office is still interviewing students who were there. "There are literally several dozen interviews See Holland, page 8A Candidates meet during two forums District 5 supervisor hopefuls share their qualifications Debra Moore Staff Writer Jeff Engel said he wouldn't be a "bully" like the former supervisor. Jim Judd described himself as a better businessman and a better listener than Jon Kennedy. Alice Berg said she would approach the job with a "whole different style." The three candidates for District 5 supervisor, seeking to succeed Jon Kennedy, answered questions candidly during two forums held last week. Voters filled the Graeagle Fire Hail on Oct. 14 and the Quincy library meeting room Oct. 16 to ask questions of the candidates. The League of Women Voters hosted both events, which were moderated by Kathy Price. Some of the questions were nearly identical at both forums, but many were unique, and some were addressed to just one of the candidates, - Alice Berg, who is a write-in candidate, was asked during both forums why she waited so long to enter the race. "I listened very. carefully to the other two candidates and to the voters -- they wanted something more," she said. Jim Judd was asked about his claim to have lived in Plumas County for 14 years, when he ran for Congress in a different district. "I took a leave of residency in the 2010 election cycle," Judd said, who ran to represent District 6, the Sonoma area. "I will continue to fight for the rural areas." The following questions were asked of all of the candidates. How would you differentiate yourself from the current supervisor, Jon Kennedy? "I'm not a hothead; not a bully; not intimidating," Engel said. He added that he may not be as smooth as some people, but he is a good communicator. "Just by showing politeness," said Judd. "We have a Board of Supervisors that I've experienced firsthand; they put you down." He described himself as "higher caliber, a better businessmaufl a better listener." "I will not make disparaging remarks," Berg said. "Suffice itto say I have a whole different style." She pIans to conduct monthly townhall meetings and continue to be involved in community events. Areyou a member of the chamber of commerce? Should the county use some of its TOT (transient occupancy tax) to fund the l chambers of commerce? Berg, who serves on the board of directors for the " See Forums, page 6A