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lreas Since 1866 Vol. 148, No. 12 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Oct, 29, 2014 :"S some people with the distinct feeling that they Today: Workshop for Small-Business Owners and Local Freelancers, 4 - 7 p.m., Quincy Collective at 91 Church St. Presented by SamaUSA, Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. For information: Amy Schulz, 283-0202, ext. 358. To register (free): easternplumaschamber.com. Tomorrow: Book in Common presentation, 12:15 - 1 p.m., the Gallery at Feather River College. Chris Connell presents literary aspects of "The Book Thief." Free; open to all. Fall Festival, 5:30- 8 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization hosts carnival-style games, costume contest, old-fashioned cake walk, sixth-grade fundraising dinner, more. For' information: Amber McMichael, 927-9589. Supervisor says new jail should be priority, not new sheriff's office Dan McDonald project due to financial and Hagwood. ambitious proposal," sectionsas the county gets Managing Editor time constraints." Hagwood met with Hagwood said. "The board the money. Thrall said dmcdonald@plumasnews.com The supervisors decided Supervisor Sherrie Thrall has chosen not to pursue it. Washoe County in Nevada against the joint-facility plan and County Counsel Craig So we will start looking in a constructed a new jail that The Sheriff and California during closed session after Settlemire. Thrall asked the different direction." way. Highway Patrol won't be their regular meeting sheriff to prepare a document According to Hagwood and Thrall said the county sharing a new office in Tuesday, Oct. 21. listing the pros and cons of a Thrall, the new direction wouldn't be able to afford a Quincy. In a two-paragraph letter to joint office, could involve building a new collaboration with the state Last week the Board of CHP Commissioner Joe Hagwood said he jail on property at the as it was presented. She Supervisors told the state Farrow dated the same day,submitted the document andcurrent jail site. noted that the collaboration that "Plumas County is the supervisors said they there was no further The plan might involve involved sharing an office simply not in a position to made the decision after a discussion, building a prefabricated jail. move forward with such a discussion with Sheriff Greg "I recognize it was an It would be constructed in See Facility, page 5A Sheri Sawchuk, a nurse who has worked for the Christian charitable organization Samaritan's Purse and was just recently named assistant professor of international studies at Chamberlain College of Nursing, talks with a young girl during her recent trip to Kenya. Sheri was in Liberia this past summer to work with Ebola patients and will soon be in India to work in a leper colony. Photo submitted Quincy resident encourages education about Ebola Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com A local nurse planned to spend two weeks caring for Ebola patients in Liberia this past summer, but her time there was cut short. Quincy resident Sheri Sawchuk traveled to Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, July 26 as part of a disaster assistance team for the Christian charitable arganization Samaritan's Purse. She arrived the same day thatDr. Kent Brantly making plans to evacuate helping in other ways;b ut was diagnosed with the its workers from the not interacting directly with Ebola virus, hospital compound, and the patients. "Everyone was very stopped accepting But on her second day, subdued," Sawchuk additional patients, locals didn't show up to recalled, because at the time In addition to the virus work so Sawchuk and other they were unaware of what threat, the organization new arrivals took their was occurring. Usually the feared that some Liberians places. arrival of a new group was who beUeved in a She assisted those who cause for celebration, conspiracy theory would were treating the patients Brantly's diagnosis had attack the hospital and by handing them supplies come just days after another remove the patients, and helping them get in and health care worker, Nancy "The Liberian out of their protective gear. Writebol, contracted the government wasn't very "We followed a very strict deadly virus, helpful," Sawchuk said. protocol designed by Almost immediately She spent the first day Samaritan's Purse began taking inventory and See Sawchuk, page 4A aln pavan egin Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@piumasnews.com Public Works Director Bob Perreault doesn't mince words. "In response to the pavement repairs proposal submitted for proposed repairs on West Main Street in Quincy, dated September 24, 2014, please be advised that the proposal is not acceptable to the Department of Public Works and is hereby rejected," Perreault wrote in a letter dated Oct. 3 to Robert Meissner, the president of Cal Electro. Cal Electro is the company hired by the Quincy Community Services District to complete sewer upgrades. The work required portions of the affected streets to be excavated and then returned to their original condition. Public works found several problem areas and representatives from the county and the contractor walked the streets to identify the problems and discuss who would be responsible for the work. While the contractor and county agreed on most areas, including BeUamy Tract and Nugget Lane, the portion of West Main Street from the planning department building to P1umas District Hospital was in dispute. During the Board of Supervisors meeting Oct. 21, Perreault reported that the parties had reached an agreement and work on West Main Street would begin this week. If work proceeds according to schedule, traffic control will begin at 7:30 a.m. and paving will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. Traffic will be detoured around West Main because both sides of the roadway will be completed simultaneously. Tomorrow, or as soon as possible, the road will be repainted. See Q, page 5A Turn clocks back one hour To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Trees in downtown Quincy burst with color against the background of the green pines, showing off the fall colors that proliferate in Plumas County. In an article published Oct. 24, the Los Angeles Times featured a headline that read "Plumas County claims fall color crown this weekend." The article encouraged its readers to check out Plumas County and follow the routes recommended in the Awesome Autumn report run by the Plumas County tourism council. Photos by James Wilson L