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Feather River Bulletin Year 2001 In Review Page 9 report )t the pts training for man- to scale back the role of :ounty administrative and to increase depart- head access to them at meetings. so, the 2000-2001 grand found existing problems "bedevil the efforts to the best services to people of Plumas 11 the. end of the line for service in Plumas After 18 months of less than three rid- trip, Greyhound will July 15. rhound resumed set- through Plumas County ov. 22, 1999, following a hiatus. When the rolled into town that morning, it had no but the county, and Greyhound optimistic that would It didn't. its highest volume, averaged three a trip; this spring, less than a 1.5 pas- average per trip. ;tatem4year ago, Greyhound ,_ I tened to stop service, s ofrelented under county ...... jure and offered a new -V lule to entice more rid- clpatr u - ve-pe t it was for naught. :he 8 ake cl , _ l ervisor Robert Meacher eo oy to go northwest to Lake nor, not southeast to cy. So, when it came time . n lnal approval of the new LIy I50 .... ld ott vlsrlal districts, he tried ." v]ring its July 10 meeting, " lumas County Board of ,'t ',irvisors needed a four- vote to pass the ordi- I FlU whmh would def'me the ~', wmv. d rep aistricts. But with Supervisor B.J. Pearson on vacation, the ordinance required the four remaining supervisors to all vote yes. Supervisor Bill Dennison repeatedly urged Meacher to vote for the new districts, but Meacher declined and, instead, the issue will be dis- cussed again July 24. Meacher hopes to bring a new districting proposal to his fel- low supervisors at that time. Like good wine from a respected vineyard, baseball players from Feather River College have become highly sought after. Of the ten sopho- more players that graduated this year, nine have received baseball scholarships and one was drafted by the major leagues. "The name of FRC is get- ting out," said coach Jedd Sonto. "Coaches want these kids. The phones have been ringing off the hook for kids who wear FRC uniforms. July Feather River College will spend nearly $8.a million dur- ing the 2001-2002 fiscal year. About two-thirds of the col- lege's spending plan, nearly $5.5 million, will be devoted to salaries and benefits. The spending plan is expected to undergo some changes before it receives the college board's final approval next month. For example, the college may see additional funds, pos- sibly as much as $350,000, through a federal timber rece|pts program. The Quincy Community Services District, seeking $5.3 million to f'LX the town's dilap- idated water and sewer sys- tem, is scheduled next month to increase rates for residents and businesses. All customers will see increases of more than 8 per- the beauty of the holidays shine for you and your family. Season's GreetinCs from all of us. Quincy Hot Spot cent in 2002 and more than 7 employment percentage, in at percent in 2003, followed by least 20 years in Plumas seven years of 3.7 percent Coun increases.. But there are siL,gns--fewer Under the current proposal, actual jobs and f6wer people which the district will seek to ratify on Aug. 9, a typical household will see its water and sewer bill jump from about $44 today to about $67 by 2011. Aug. 1 Bill Hunter, a native of Greenville and a Butte County Sheriff'g deputy, was killed in the line of duty July 26. Hunter, 26, was killed in a shoot-out with a purported survivalist, who was hiding out in a cabin in the remote town of Inskip. Lt. Lazy Estes, a 61-year-old administrator and former assistant sheriff at the department, was also killed during the shoot-out while backing up Hunter inside the cabin. who are cansidered part of the labor force--that the employment picture is not all rosy. The results are in and Plumas County schools passed the test. "Overall, every school is above the state level," Mike Chelotti, Plumas Unified School District's director of curriculum said. "Our kids did better than the state, and they did better than the sur- rounding counties." Chelotti has been review- ing and and analyzing the results of the Spring 2001 test scores released last week. The Stanford 9 is a national test given to students in grades two through 11 in reading, math, language, spelling and science. Aug. 8 (with photo) Funeral ser- vices in Chico last week drew more than 5,000 mourners, who paid tribute to slain Butte County Sheriff's deputies Bill Hunter and Lt. Larry Estes. About 4,000 of the mourn- ers were uniform-clad law enforcement officers from a multitude of agencies. After a year of planning and anticipation, the Plumas- Sierra County Fair opens today, Wednesday, Aug. 8, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 12. With the theme, "Fun in the Sun in 2001," the fair gates open at noon. Aug. 15 A 5.3 earthquake, bolstered by a series of aftershocks, rat- tled Portola, Quincy and the rest of Plumas County Aug. 10. The temblor, downgraded from magnitude 5.5, took place at about 1:20 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey in Meno Park. The earthquake was cen- tered 9 miles west of Portola and 18 miles east of Quincy, the agency stated. Residents felt a 42 alter- shock at 5 a.m. Aug. 11, fol- lowed by a 1.0 aftershock three minutes, later. The third aflershock, which measured 2.0, took place exactly 24 hours after the original quake. Aug. 22 If you live in Plumas County, there's a good chance you have a job. That's what stats for the month of July proclaim. Stats released by the state show the best July, in terms of Aug. 29 The defense attorney for alleged killer David McIntosh says he will not be available for a trial in Tehama County Superior Court until 2002. Lawyer Rolland Papendick said he is working in Shasta County on another trial, which tarts in the fall of this year. As a result, Papendick has asked Judge Dennis Murray to postpone the setting of McIntosh's murder trial until December. Sept. S Plumas County District Attorney James Reichle has announced that he will seek a fourth term and is prepared to face Deputy District Attorney Jeff Cunan in the March primary. In an announcement released Friday, Reichle said that this newspaper had spec- ulated that he wouldnn't run and he said, "I freely acknowl- edge that my sttements of being fed up with the inept- ness and worse of local poli- tics could lead them to that conclusion," he said. Sept. 12 Fire closed the Canyon, but Plumas County remained untouched as the Poe Fire consumed more than 7,800 acres. The incident began Sept. 6 when a limb fell onto power lines, causing a series of small fires. Fanned by the wind, they quickly spread. Sept. 7 was the heaviest day along Highway 70, with char- ring along both sides of the roadway, but concentrated toward the south. Manzanita, oak, pine and brush were con- sumed as the fire wiped out wide sections along the high- way. In some places, the guardrail was destroyed as the fire ate away the support posts. Familiar signs were also destroyed, such as the Yankee Hill highway sign. Sept. 19 Residents of the Quincy area joined hands and prayed for the victims in the Tuesday, Sept. 11, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Taking a few moments at noon, Friday, Sept. 14, in front of the Plumas County Courthouse, citizens listened to the unit- ing words of comfort from Sheriff Len Gardner. Two members of the singing group, the Nightengales, also sang. Debbie Buller sang ' mazing Grace," and Sue Jones sang "The Star spangled Banner." Also showing the area's sup- port, flags flew high as busi- nesses and homes were deco- rated with the red, white and blue. The Ptumas National Forest is one of the l0 most endangered forest in the nation, according to the National Forest Protection Alliance. And the remedy, according to the alliance, is to stop all timber harvesting. In a report issued by the alliance on Tuesday, Sept. ll, the Plumas, Lassen and Tahoe national forests were named along with the follow- ing: the Allegheny in Pennsylvania; the Ouachita in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Black Hills in South Dakota and Wyoming; the Tongass in Alaska; the Umpqua in Oregon; the Clearwater in Idaho; the George Washington/ Jefferson in Virginia; the Ottowa in Michigan; and the Gifford Pinchot in Washington. Sept. 26 Plumas County Superior Court Judge Garrett W. Olney is being investigated "for alleged misconduct by a state agency. The California Commission on Judicial Performance is investigating at least four allegations against the judge, according to records obtained by this newspaper. Olney, who was elected to a third six-year term in November, could be ousted from office if the commission determines his conduct has been harmful enough. Collins Pine Co. Mill Manager Dennis Gomez said that 70 percent of mill emplouyees were shocked when told they would be expe- riencing work schedule reductions. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, the Chester Collins Pine mill shut down for one week. On Oct. 14 the mill will close again and reopen Oct. 23. Oct. 3 Where did $822,339 in addi- tional expenses come from? That's what Bob McElhaney" the school district's fiscal offi- cer, tried to explain to the school board last month. When the school board adopted the 2001-2002 budget for the Plumas Unified School District in June, $14.5 million was allocated for salary and benefits. But, when the bud- get was updated in September, that number jumped to $15.3 million. The Quincy Fire Department was collecting money to send to the widows and orphans fund for the New York City firefighters killed in the line of duty Sept. ll. Wishing you every happiness now and throughout the year. McLean's Plumbing David & Peggy Wallace J Moon s Restaurant Diane Irving BK Brazzo Unlimited Hi-Tech runnin DeMartile Automotive Evans & Kathy Tim & Marcy .Joim & Bryam Fuel Star Beacon/Fuel Star 76 Good tidings to all our cherished customers and friends. Dunn's Coffee & Fine Teas IL