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Services district directors sworn in -- Page 3A Wolf conservation draft released -- Page 13A Vol. 149, No. 18 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 A Salinas couple are being held in the Plumas County Jail on $1 million bail Dan McDonald The dead children were Managing Editor "That little girl had been subjected to the most unspeakable discovered when police dmcdonald@plumasnews.com measure of torture for an extended period of time. broke the lock on a Redding storage unit Sunday A child-welfare check in This is child abuse, the likes of which we haven't evening. East Quincy last week led to ,, the discovery of an injured experienced here (in Plumas County). Two older children (12-year-old male and female and starved 9-year-old girl, twins) who were at the 2110 and later to the bodies of two Greg Hagwood East Main Street, Apt. 1, young children stashed in a Plumas County Sheriff residence where Huntsman Redding storage unit. and Curiel were staying The girl's guardian, with a friend were 39-year-old Tami Joy Quincy on Friday evening,corner of East Main and Curiel reportedly told immediately placed in foster Huntsman, and her Dec. 11. They were First streets, officers where thetwo care in the Yuba City area. 17-year-old boyfriend, apprehended after the After intensive younger children (a Investigators from Plumas Gonzalo Curiel, both of injured girl was found in a questioning by 3-year-old girl and 6-year-old Salinas, were arrested in locked vehicle near the law-enforcement officers, boy) were located. See Bodies, page 6A Tami Joy Huntsman Open case -- One year i!i::iil after a Cromberg : husband and wife were !::! murdered, the only {~ ~ " ' n suspect still hasn t bee ::ii!i!il charged./Page 3B i:iii ~fo~ddead Aii :::ii Portola man missing since Nov 23 was found : dead in a crashed truck near Spring Garden./Page 4B ::ii !ii Repeat winners -- Portola's boys iiiii:?/: basketball team won the ilii Tiger Classic ii:iiii championship for the iii] second year in a row last week./Page 1C ~:: ~/: ~//?/: ~ Heartwarming winners Leah and Matt Kitchens, owners of The Toy Store, receive a plaque and banner for Business of the Year from last year's winner Krissy Bauer, of The Knook. Matt said moving to Quincy and buying the store had been the "biggest adventure." He thanked the community for "the warm embrace. We know you want us here and that means a lot." Photos by Delaine Fragnoli Loni Beck (center) wipes away a tear as she accepts Citizen of the Year on behalf of her mother Laurie Beck, who passed away earlier this year, during the Wassail Bowl at the county museum Friday, Dec. 11. Last year's winners, Kitty and John Gay, made the presentation. A tearful Kitty said Laurie had "a smile as big as Texas" and a "heart full of love." ions ool Today: Quincy High School annual Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m. in lower gym. Program features High School Jazz Band, High School Concert Band. Free. For information, Luke Barnes, 283-6510. Christ the King Episcopal Church presents a "Christmas Quiet Night," 7 p.m., 545 Lawrence St. There is an opening prayer, followed by an hour of Christmas hymns and music. For information, 283-0254 or ChristTheKingQuincy.org. Plumas Early Education and Child Care Council sponsors "Parent Caf6" for families of children with special needs. On-site childcare See Q, page 6A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Delaine Fragnoli operating deficit of $580,000. of three percent by 2017-18. The district has operatedDec. 14. Staff Writer The unrestricted portion of As a result, the district is in the red for four of the last A number of factors dfragnoli@plumasnews.com the general fund is expected in "qualified" financial five years, and is continuing ratchet up the deficit to run a deficit of $82,635. status, Lisa Cavin, chiefthe trend this year. "We spending. Employee costs, Plumas Unified School That is projected to balloon business official for thehave a structural deficit," particularly for retirement, District may not be able to to more than $2.24 million district, told the board.Cavin said. "We are not in continue to rise. meet its financial the next fiscal year and Board member Traci Holt dire straits yet. But we need The district's obligations for the current increase to $2.67 million for asked if the qualified status to be proactive." contributions to the teacl ers fiscal year or the next two the 2017-18 school year, triggered any consequences. The district has formed aretirement fund will years, according to an according to the report. "If our second interim budget advisory committeeincrease from the current interim budget report The report also identified budget report is also that is trying to identify as 10.3 percent to i9.1 percent presented to the school that deficit spending qualified, we will have to do least $2 million of ongoing over the next five years. board Thursday, Dec. 10. threatens to drop the a third report," Cavin said. budget cuts by the end ofThe district's The district's general fund general fund balance below "It's unlikely, but if we're January. The committee was budget for this year has an the state-mandated reserve not careful it could happen." scheduled to meet Monday, See PUSD, page 7A II Delaine Fragnoli Staff Writer dfragnoli@plurnasnews.com The pieces are falling into place for the bachelor of science degree in equine and ranch management at Feather River College. All that's left to do is wrangle some students. While the college is ready to lasso applicants, the state is "hobbling my horse," said Russell Reid, director of the equine studies program. e tuning FRC is waiting on administrative guidance from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to officially launch the program in time to attract students for the fall 2016 semester, when classes are set to begin. "The soonest we can enact the program is late March, and registration for fall 2016 opens in early April," Dr. Derek Lerch, dean of See Degree, page 6A All Feather Publishing offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1. This will affect the due Monday, Dec. 28, at 9 deadlines for the Dec. 30 a.m. and Jan. 6, 2016, newspapers. Jan. 6 newspaper: All display advertising is Dec. 30 newspaper: due Tuesday, Dec. 29, by 3 All display advertising is p.m. due Tuesday, Dec. 22, by 3 Legal (public) notices are p.m. due by Wednesday, Dec. 30, Legal (public) notices are at noon. due by Wednesday, Dec. 23, News releases -- at noon. including letters to the News releases -- editor, births and cards of including letters to the thanks -- are due by editor, births and cards of Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 4 p.m. thanks -- are due by Classified reader ads are Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m. due Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Classified reader ads are 9 a.m.