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6B Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Close local races end with Kennedy in, Larrieu out Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor dfragnoli@plu masnews,com Last Tuesday's election fea- tured neck-and-neck local races for District 5 supervisor and Portola City Council. After initial polling, Jon Kennedy nudged Dick Lundy by 110 votes. After absentee ballots were counted, Kennedy's winning margin dropped to 71. Voters had to wait until the following afternoon to get the final count following provision- al ballot processing. The final results gave Kennedy a 11T- vote lead (52.33 percent to 47.5). In the June primary, which included a third candidate, Lundy almost avoided a run- off, polling 48.99 percent of the vote to Kennedy's 43.69. Lundy needed 50 percent plus one vote to take the seat out- right. The race for Portola City Council was even tighter. Three contenders competed for two open seats. Challenger Juliana Mark clinched one seat by collecting the most votes in the race with 388, or 38.19 percent. Longtime council member John Larrieu found himself head-to-head with incumbent Curt McBride. Just four votes sepa- rated the two men after initial polling Tuesday night, with McBride leading. By Wednesday afternoon, after election officials fin- ished processing provisional and absentee ballots, McBride's margin dropped to just three votes. Plumas County Clerk- Recorder Kathy Williams said her office would do its canvas next week and she hoped to have the election results certi- fied by the end of the week. Certification starts a five- day window in which re- counts may be requested. Whoever requests the recount must pay for it. In the other locally contest- ed races, four candidates vied for three open seats on the Plumas District Hospital board of directors. Chal- lenger Kathy Price was the top vote getter with 1,918 or 32.74 percent. Incumbent John Kimmel retained his seat, garnering the second-highest number of votes with 1,714 or 29.25 percent. Challenger Bill Wickman took the final seat with 1,433 votes or 24.46 percent. Incumbent Fred Thon fin- ished a distant fourth with 753 votes or 12.85 percent. Measure C, a bond measure for the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District, was soundly defeated 72.58 percent to 27.42 percent. Republican Dan Logue handily won re-election over If you want to send a letter to the editor, please send it here: dfragnoli@plumasnews.com i+++i + Lt..Y Cromberg 89 63 La Porte 18 11 Graeagle 288 436 Mohawk Valley 3 IO 301 East Quincy 377 210 Greenhorn 185 129 Total 1,267 1,150 Source: Plumas County Clerk-Recorder Democratic Mickey Harring- ton, 54.6 percent to 36.4, for State Assembly District 3. Republican Congressman Tom McClintock also won re- election in the 4th District with 61.4 percent of the vote over Democrat Clint Curtis, 31.7 percent. For Dave Cox's old State Senate District 1 seat, Ted Gaines won the Republican nomination, 32.3 percent over fellow Republicans Roger Niello, 24.3 percent, and Bar- bara Alby, 12.9 percent. Gaines will face off with De- mocrat Ken Cooley in a Janu- ary run-off. According to the Secretary of State's Office, Plumas County was the first county in the. state to finish its election reporting. Numbers were re- ported at 9:58 p.m. This is the third time in a row for Plumas to finish first. Voter turnout was 66.8 per- cent, seventh highest in the state. Sierra County was first with 81.9 percent. Plumas County Clerk- Recorder Kathy Williams al- so noted an "overwhelming return of vote-by-mail bal- lots." Of the vote-by-mail bal- lots issued, 72.68 percent were returned. Proposition  State 19 Legalize marijuana Yes 45.44% 46% No 54.56% 54% 20 Redistricting Yes 68.96% 61.4% No 31.04% 38.6% 21 Surcharge for parks Yes 31.66% 41.9% No 68.34% 58.1% 22 Local Funds Yes 66.04% 60.9% No 33.96% 39.1% 23 Suspend air pollution law Yes 53.62% 38.8% No 46.38% 61.2% J 24 Business tax Yes 34.33% 41.4% No 65.67% 58.6% 25 Budget simple majority Yes 50.85% 54.7% No 49.15% 45.3% 26 Two-thirds vote for fees Yes 61.06% 52.9% No 38.94% 47.1% 27 Redistricting Yes 33.72% 40.4% No 66.28% 59.6% Bold indicates outcome Commission on J .:ling mee ,; Nov. 18 "Navigating the Health Care System" is the topic for the Nov. 18 meeting of the Plumas County Commission on Aging. The meeting will be held at the Quincy Nutrition site on Lawrence Streetl at 12:45 p.m. Health Services Director Mimi Hall will describe the current access points to the system as well as the changes which will come about under the 2009 Health Reform Act. A question period will follow her presentation. "What services are avail- able in the county? What is available for those people who have no insurance and are not yet eligible for Medicare?" are among the questions which will be answered. All meetings of the commis- sion are open to everyone and persons concerned about el- ders are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. Meetings are always held at sites which are universally accessible. Those who need transportation should call 283-0891 at least 24 hours be- fore the meeting. People who would like to have lunch that day should call 283-0643. For more information call 284-7206 or 283-0891. 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"0000D+ie,be00esl Health at Northeastern Health Center 1850 Spring Ridge Dr. Susanville (next to Banner Lassen Medical Center) 3rd Tuesday each month 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the classroom For more information or to sign up call: Debbie Jones, Health Educator 251-5000, Ext 223 111 A service of Northeastern Rural Health Clinics Quality healthcare, Your choice .... Our commitment to meet The Plumas County Re- source Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet Nov. 12, from 10 - noon, at the Mineral Building-Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, 206 Fairgrounds Road in Quincy. On the agenda for the meet- ing is to approve a timeline for the 2012 funding cycle, the last funding authorized by the current legislation for projects on national forest system lands. There will also be several short presentations regarding previously funded projects. A provision of the Secure Rural Schools and Communi- ty Self-Determination Act of 2000 established RACs. The law replaced an arrangement that gave counties 25 percent of Forest Service receipts from logging, grazing, recre- ation and other activities on national forest lands. For more infor.mation or special needs, contact Lee Anne Schramel Taylor, forest coordinator, at 283-7850. Information about the Pay- ments to States legislation and county RACs may be found at fs.fed.us/srs/. Need help REP NG mlmama If it's ing we can'll find somemmmmo can. CONSTRUCTION IIINCIr ltl4 m General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035