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m S==== Vol. 151, No. 18 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 ii!iiii!i Forthedogs--High iii+!iiii SierraAnimalRescue has adopted out 4,200 dogs since its inception in 1999. Meet the people who founded the organization and its growth over the past nearly two decades./ Page 1B Now showing ---- Local nonprofits have the chance to earn money by !ii!i selling niche foods at the iili:i annual Americana Festival./Page 10B Now that's a fish -- A local fisherman catches :i#+ a 10-pounder at ~:: Frenchman Lake in Eastern Plumas./. Page 13B Today: Plumas Audubon Society hosts climate scientist Dr. Steve Wathen at Quincy Library meeting room, 445 Jackson St. Learn about the ecological history of Plumas County and the Northern Sierra for the past 8,500 years through the lens of fire and climate. Free. Begins 7 p.m. Visit plumasaudubon.org for more info or e-mail Kelby at kelbygardiner@gmail.com. Quincy High School holds its annual Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. at West End Theatre, 541 Main St. Admission is free; donations for the music program ~i~: i "Johnny Walker, Quincy's favorite man on the harmonica, wowed the crowd with his finale of "Silent Night." Photos by Roni Java Soloist Suzan LeonhardlL's clear soprano rang out and brought thunderous applause follow!ng her performance of'Oh Holy Night" Decked out in festive hats, Ben and Aly Kinne studied the song list. The Community Sing is a proud tradition in downtown Quincy. This year's sponsors and supporters of the show included the Soroptimists International of Quincy and Feather Publishing Company, Inc. See Q, page 4A II offices are closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 Classified Display due Tueaday, Dec, 19, reader ads: III!L+0! !!! L! !!! I To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer cshipp@plumasnews.com Two very different draft commercial cannabis ordinances will be making their way to the Plumas County Planning Commission after Jan. 1. After a decision by the Board of Supervisors to send all draft cannabis ordinances to the commission, it will be up to the commission which one will go on to the board for finalization. One draft ordinance was ., reated by a grouP of community members called the Citizens Group for a Lassen Sam Williams near Indian Valley in Plunms Staff Writer County. The rancher, who swilliams@lassennews.com works land near the Clover Valley area where the pack At least one member of the made the first confirmed wolf Lassen Pack -- a female with kill in the state in more than a GPS collar, dubbed LAS01F ' a century, told the -- took a trip into Plumasnewspaper he believes as County recently. ' , winter conditions and as A Western Lassen County much as 4 feet of snow arrive rancher told the newspaper in the Clover Valley area, he believes the Lassen Pack those conditions will force traveled Saturday, Dec. 2, the Lassen Pack to move to into the Lights Creek area lowerground, probably down Responsible Cannabis Ordinance and was completed Oct. 17. This draft ordinance was created in response to some community members' disapproval of the draft that the board-appointed Cannabis Working Group created. The Cannabis Working uma the drainage and into Plumas County. Jordan Traverso, a spokesperson for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, responded to the newspaper's inquiry and she said the department could only report on the whereabouts of the animal with the GPS collar. "Please remember, we only have one female in the pack collared," Traverso Group, formed in 2016 and made up of representatives from each supervisor's district, has been picking through legislation and permitting processes for over a year to complete its draft. The CWG recently submitted its draft for review Nov. 9. The two drafts have m wrote. "Though we still believe they are traveling as a pack, we can only confLrm her whereabouts. She did go into Plumas County over the weekend, but as of Monday morning [Dec. 4] she was back in Lassen County." Traverso said the department was tracking the wolf and informing residents. conflictIng language that create a very strong contrast with each other, with the CGRCO's draft demonstrating a clear opposition to any sort of commercial cannabis growing, while the working group's draft supports See Cannabis, page 4A "Upon seeing GPS satellite collar data first thing that morning, a local CDFW employee was sent to visit the area to be thorough and talk to local folks," Traverso said. "We have relationships with some folks in the area and our wolf specialist called them to share information. We will continue to do our best to inform the community in circumstances like this."