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FEATHER RIVER and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 Vol. 146, No. 19 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 50 CENTS Tonight: Quincy Junior-Senior High School winter concert, 6 p.m., QHS small gym. Featuring music from junior high band, high school concert band, jazz band, choir. Suggested dona- tion $5; any family donating $10 or more may enter draw- ing for opportunity to conduct the band. Tomorrow:. Elementary band and choir performance, 1:30 p.m., Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School cafeteria. Friday: Winter Solstice Celebration, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Yoga and Well- ness Center at 1690 E. Main St. Mark the longest night of the year with music, ritual, yoga, meditation, light refreshments. Donation-based: participants will choose local nonprofit to receive donations. For informa- tion: To RSVP: Jane Steidel, Saturday: Holiday music from Johny McDonald and friends, noon, Quincy Natural Foods Cooperative, Snow on the horizon Light from the setting sun highlights new snow in the mountains northeast of Quincy on Monday. The American Valley can expect possible snow showers for the next few days. The forecast is calling for a partly sunny and cold day on Christmas. Photo by Dan McDonald State demands .... Q CSD cut airport trees Laura Beaton Staff Writer A letter from Joe Wilson, outgoing director of Plumas County Airports Depart- ment, reported that the State Division of Aeronautics re- jected the tentative agree- ment with Quincy Commu- nity Services District to build a 52-foot beacon tower in lieu of cutting five trees on the district's property. : Wilson said that officials higher up the chain of com- mand at the State Aeronau- tics Division determined that the trees are in fact haz- ardous and must be re- moved, per Federal Aviation of the QCSD and airport Administration guidelines. A reference to the case of Rancho Murietta Airport in Sacramento County was cit- ed in Wilson's letter as an example of legal action com- pellingthat county to com- ply with tree removal. Wilson asked the board members to reconsider their position and allow the tree- cutting, and included a map area. The map appears to show more than 50 trees on QCSD property that are marked as intruding into Supervisors tackle host of issues as year winds down Debra Moore Staff Writer The Plumas County Board of Supervisors met in its sec- ond-to-the-last meeting of the year Dec. 11 and ap- proved a number of requests from various departments. The supervisors OK'd fill- ing three vacant positions in social services, and hiring a full-time public works em- ployee in La Porte and a half-time employee for the county library in Quincy. The board also approved a number of budget transfers for various departments. Move delayed Plumas County Probation Department employees packed their boxes last month and prepared to move into their new location at the courthouse annex, only to discover that some of their new office space was already occupied. As a cost-cutting measure, the Board of Supervisors had asked the department during budget hearings to move from its East Quincy building to space in the an- nex previously used by alco- hol and drug. When alcohol and drug dissolved, it vacated an en- tire wing in the annex. The California Department of Fish and Game leased some of the space for its employ- ees, who are occupying five of the offices until Jan. 31. Now probation doesn't plan to move until March, and the delay resulted in added utility costs for the department. Chief Probation Officer Sharon Reinert asked the su- pervisors to give her depart- ment $5,862 from the general fund to pay for propane and electricity. The board voted to give the department the funds, but Supervisor Sherrie Thrall asked that the super- visors be given a running to- tal for the contingency fund balance so that they know how much remains. Board Chairman Robert See Supes, page 5A Early deadlines for the holidays Due to the upcoming holi- days, all Feather Publishing offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. This will To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 affect several deadlines for the newspaper. Deadlines for the Wednesday, Dec. 26 issue: Classified display advertis- ing is due Tuesday, Dec. 18 by 4p.m. All other display advertis- ing, including public notices, is due Wednesday, Dec. 19, by noon. News releases, including letters to the editor, birth an- nouncements and cards of thanks, are due by Thursday, Dec. 20 at noon. Classified ads are due Fri- day, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m. Deadlines for the Wednes- day, Jan. 2, issue: All display advertising, in- cluding classified and public notices, is due Wednesday, Dec. 26, by noon. News releases, including letters to the editor, birth an- nouncements and cards of thanks, are due by Thursday, Dec. 27 at noon. Classified ads are due Fri- day, Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. FAA airspace limits. However, it appears that QCSD is being asked to cut only the original five trees that are located closer to the airport runway. The board decided to take no action at this time re- garding the tree-cutting mandate. Bacteria treatment update General manager Larry Su{livn gae an update on a coliform bacteria violation that occurred Dec. 4. Regular water samples were taken Dec. 3 and tested positive for coliforms but negative for fe- cal matter, Sullivan reported. He said that the proper steps were taken, resulting in the district's spring line being iso- lated from the system Dec. 5. A telephone notification was sent to all customers Dec. 5 alerting them to the disinfection process, which consisted of adding chlorine to the system Dec. 6. Sullivan said that a large tree that fell across the spring line during a recent storm event may "be the cause of the breach. Testing and monitoring are ongoing and the spring See QCSD, page 5A Local angels Members of the Quincy High School Junior High S-Club choose four "angels" to sponsor from the tree at American Valley Hardware last week. "Two boys and two girls will receive holiday gifts thanks to these community-minded seventh- and eighth-graders," said club advisor and seventh-grade teacher Suzanne Stirling. "All our gifts were purchased locally as well." The club also participated in a holiday canned food drive and helped decorate the community tree in the courthouse with members of Soroptimist International of Quincy. Photo courtesy Suzanne Stirling