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Page 6 Feather River Bulletin Year 2001 In Review ! He was originally treated [Saturday and then released rafter the alleged attack. ! The alleged attack took !place at about 2:30 p.m. !Saturday at the Quincy Athletic Club, According to Sheriff Len iGardner, Musselman entered ;the business, telling a witness !he was interested in taking a ilook at the club. : Gardner said Musselman ioriginally confronted his wife !and tried to get her to leave :the business. When she declined, !Musselm@n told her he want- !ed to find Bergstrand, who was using the health club's sauna, Gardner said. According to Gardner, Musselman allegedly punched Bergstrand in the face several and possibly kicked him. Gardner said Bergstrand's face was sliced open, his eyes were badly swollen, his lips were busted and his nose was broken. Witnesseses allege that Bergstrand was left in a pool of blood. Musselman was arrested right away in the parking lot of the athletic club, Gardner said. Musselman was originally being held on $25,000, but Zernich contacted Thieler, who agreed to lower the bail to $10200 in return for Musselman's promise that he would show up. Gardner said the sheriff's department has revoked Musselman's concealed weapon permit. In addition, the sheriff said Musselman had a loaded handgun with him in the Jeep he drove from Greenville to Quincy. Al~ril 2S The Indian Valley Health Quincy Body Shop Photo by Debra Coates The class of 2001 shared many joys, but also deep sorrow. Though two of their classmates died, they were cer- tainly not forgotten. Seats were reserved for Annie Nellor, who died last fall, and for Kyle Davis, who died when he was 10. Students piled flowers on the two seats as they filed by. Care District's board of direc- tors ousted Dr. Richard P. Musselman Monday night, singling out its concerns about the surgeon's felony arrest last week. Although most of the more than 50 people who attended Monday's meeting appeared to support Musselman, board members said the doctor's alleged conduct posed serious problems for IVH. Board member Steve Quinby said he is "deeply dis- turbed" by the seriousness of the allegations against Musselman. Still, Quinby said he was committed to avoiding "a knee-jerk reaction" and thought long and hard before urging his fellow board mem- bers to banish Musselman. But many residents urged the board to give Musselman a second chance. Residents, such as Randy Pew and David Schramel, raised concerns that IVH's future could be compromised by Musselman's ousting. Bob Conen, the county's personnel director, will be the interim county administra- tive officer (CAO)'. The supervisors appointed Conen following a closed ses- sion interview Tuesdas; April 17. Though several county offi- cials 'contacted the supervi- sors and pledged to help until a new CAO is hired, only Conen and one other county employee were interviewed. Supervisor Bill Dennison said he was pleased that Cohen was willing to do the job. "1 really appreciate Bob Conen applying for this job. We would have had to hire someone from the outside and that could have taken awhile," Dennison said. And, Dennison noted, anyone com- ing into the county would have a learning curve. Supervisor Robert Meacher agreed and said what while the supervisors realize that Cohen is not familiar with all aspects of the CAO's job, he is famil!ar with the county and its employees. "We wanted to hire in house," Meacher said. "But we will revisit this issue on May 8." Meacher said that's when the board wili decide what additional staff needs to be hired to assist Conen and receive an update on the bud- get process. The supervisors are con- cerned because the transition between CAOs--from Jim Stretch whose last day on the job is April 30 to Conen, or whoever the permanent replacement will be--comes as the county must prepare the 2001-2002 budget. It also comes when the supervisors must reconfigure the supervisorial districts as a result of the 2000 census. May 2 Plumas National Forest (PNF) and California Department of Forestry (CDF) fire crews responded to a 12-acre blaze near Doyle MounIain, making it the third wildland fire fought this year, and it's just April. , , Reported initially at 5:05 pro. Wednesdas. April 25, by a private part~; a second call came in from the Minden area Bureau of Land Management. Eventually a PNF law enforcement official reported smoke, visible on Highway 395, said Steve Myers, assistant emergency command center leader at PNF dispatch. Four engines fl'om the PNF and two from CDF fought the fire that spread along both sides of a road and up a canyon. According to Myers, it burned through sagebrush, juniper and mixed conifer stands. The terrain proved too steep to use a bulldozer effectivel Two crews tended the con- tained fire throughout the night, according to Joe Wood, PNF fire and aviation chief. Two more crews were assigned as it was controlled on April 26. Although the origin of the blaze is still under investiga- tion, an escaped debris burn is suspected. .. Two other f'Lres have reported this month. One' reported near the near Greenville, and to be an escaped debris Another incident was ed near the old mill in Sloat area. Members of the Sierra County Fair Board Directors said they support a count master plan for a skate on Fairgrounds Road. That was the decision of the board 18, following a report Director Bill Long, who attended a meeting ing the master plan tion. "We don't want any that skateboard park," told directors, referring study that could mean approval and building skate park on an parcel of land controlled by ff built, the recreation vices would be put under direction of the Plumas "We don't want any cemefit," Long said, about proposal and its use with the goals of the grounds. Long added that the are confusing, placing ball courts in an area also serves as a roadway. In Long's presentation nature of the master goes against the and goals of the fairgroundi presenting a clean, area. He said he could ine sending future out to pitch their tents undo their bedrolls way/basketball court, or sleep in a soccer field, outlined in the master Members of the voted against the '"'Md)'lhUhb'Eday 'ealbn hold very special happiness for you. Thanks for a great year/ The office of David Adrian, Attorney at Law David, Nancy & Taresa Best wishes in the coming year. 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