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Plumas Rural Services elects officers-- Page 2A Ski area, revival needs snow- Page 3A Vol. 149, No. 12 :i~:~iqiEEi TL-i/.,: lql~:i c.-,:: ~= ..~ . " J'-:; .-' '.% -~ --iii- iE' (:, :~ 530'28b-uouu . 3y, Nov. 4, 2015 Editorial: Bad manners -- When contempt at public meetings becomes acceptable, the public loses./Page 8B Unbeaten Tigers -- The Portola High football team capped a perfect regular season with a victory at Esparto./Page 1C Champions again- The Chester girls' soccer team captured another league championship with a win over ~,, Quincy./Page 1C ii:i Children and their families fill the sidewalks along Main Street .:.~,~:~.~@;-~;~.?~/~+~w~;:~':..~:~ ,.~.::~+~'~,-~?:~k~:~.+:~, popular annual event on Page 12A. Photos by Debra Moore for the merchants' Safe Trick-or-Treat held Oct. 30 in downtown Quincy. See more photos from the BB Today: Magic Beanstalk Player program for K-2 grades, focusing on drama skills, !improv, characterization, storytelling, :monologues and learning a musical number. Wednesdays, 3:30 -- 4:30 p.m., West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Ongoing Winter Apparel Coat Drive, accepting new and slightly used coats, gloves, boots, socks, hats, .scarves. Drop off at Plumas County Probation Dept., Plumas Crisis Center, ,Sav Mor: Information: 283-6304, 1283-5515. Ongoing "CAN"DO Holiday Food Drive. Help feed hungry families. Drop off donations of canned and non-perishable food items at Feather River Bulletin, 287 Lawrence St., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon - Fri. Information: 283-0800. Donations accepted through Dec. 2. Tomorrow - Saturday: Quincy Friends of the Plumas County Library holding quarterly book sale. Open to Friends members only Thursday, 3 - 7 p.m.; open to public Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. To volunteer, contact Diann Jewett at 2833873. New Saturday hours: 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Friday: Opening reception for Lucinda Woods showing collection of paintings titled "Where the Clouds Live" at Plumas Arts Gallery, 525 Main St, 5 - 7 p.m. Main Street Artists Gallery hosts artists opening featuring Beth Aitken and Graham Shea, two unique talents in two different mediums. Also featured are the works of Lou Boschee. Complimentary wine and appetizers served. Show runs through November, 5 - 7 p.m. See Q, page 6A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 They're not in Kansas anymore. Sean and Katie Harris, with their son, 7-month-old Reid, and dog Murk, give a nod to the Wizard of OZ as they trick-or-treat along Main Street in Quincy. Entire families dress up to trick-or-treat along Main Street including the Mickey Mouse family: Matt West and Megan Leonhardt and their daughter Ember. Park district manager retires, leaves a tight ship behind Delaine Fragnoli borrowing $50,000 to $60,000 Staff Writer a year and most of the staff had quit. Rent, utilities and staff expenses at a new Jim Boland spent the first recreation center bled months at his job vowing, district coffers. Board "Two years max and I'm meetings were acrimonious, gone." Twenty-four years and and other organizations nine months later, he is set to were loath to partner with retire from his post as the district. general manager of Central "It was really discouraging Plumas Recreation and Park for me personally and District. professionally," said Boland, Why did he stay? "We who came to the job with 12 made enough progress that years of park experience in I could see it was doable," the Bay Area. Boland explained. !t was like sailing into a When he took the helm headwind. A parcel tax March I, 1991, the district failed at the polls. Vandals was "a sinking ship," he said. damaged the pool at Lowell Pioneer Pool had fallen into Bader Park in Meadow such disrepair it had to be Valley. The district office closed that summer. Many of was burglarized. When, the programs operated in the red, the district was See Boland, page 5A Jim and Gloria Boland are the local coordinators for the Salvation Army kettle program. In addition to their organizational duties, they find time to take a shift ringing bells. File photo Young fireman Sterling Thompkins wears the uniform of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. Snowmobilers critical of USFS plan Delaine Fragnoli Staff Writer "We need your written comments so your concerns become part of the record," Dan Lovato, acting supervisor of Plumas National Forest, urged the 60 people who attended a meeting Oct. 27, in Quincy to discuss the agency's over-snow vehicle plan. He repeated his plea multiple times, as he absorbed verbal jabs during the sometimes-hostile meeting. Throughout the meeting, Lovato apologized profusely for the agency's missteps during the process. "We are not the experts in forest management anymore," he said at one point. "We need your help." See Meeting, page 6A t t