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FEATHER RIVER [] ...... ,, uincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 Wednesday, Dec 26. 2012 Vol. 146, No. 20 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 50 CENTS Vacation cabins nestle in only access is by snowmobiles, skis or Upstream and,, while the fish run c~n~, ~water ii :i m survives than previous billing state- ments. Jan. 4 Plumas County residents who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security income will see an increase in their checks in 2012. That's because of a larger- than-expected 3.6 percent cost-of-living increase to benefits. This is the first such increase since 2009. The increase in Social Se- curity benefits is good news for Plumas County because Plumas residents are more dependent on these pay- ments than are residents elsewhere in the country. In Plumas, 9 percent of all per- onal income comes in the form of Social Security pay- ments. Nationally, that number is 5.5 percent, and 4 percent in California. Feb. 1 Quincy still wants to con- solidate the town's two ser- vices districts. East Quincy still says "no." That was the consensus following a joint meeting of the districts' board of direc- tors Jan. 25, at the Quincy library All five Quincy directors voted in favor of asking for more time to resolve consol- idation issues. Only one East Quincy director voted that way. East Quincy's newly elect- ed chairman, Greg Marga- son, cast that board's lone "yes" vote. Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty told the Plumas District Hospital board and audience that he had thoroughly reviewed the plans for the previous hospital renovation and consulted an architect. He said the current facili- ty is in good shape, with an- other 30 years' life in it. Lafferty thought it would be possible to build a new emergency department and Jan. 11 operating room facility and The Plumas County renovate the existing hospr- Clerk-Recorder's Office tal viithin the $50 per should return to business as $100,000 property tax assess- usual by Friday, Jan. 13.ment limit set by Measure That office's six staffers B. have been working in the Lafferty expects comple- elections office and an adja- tion of that goal by July 1, cent storeroom in the 2014, and will provide more Plumas county Courthouse information at a future since a Christmas Day flood meeting. forced the evacuation of the clerk-recorder's office. Feb. 8 *** Quincy's two service dis- tricts aren't likely to consol- Last November, following idate in the near future. But a special audit of Plumas an engineer's report recom- District Hospital's patient mended they join forces to financial systems, Chief Ex- tackle the valley's waste- ecutive Officer Doug Laffer- water treatment problem. ty essentially promised a East Quincy Services Dis- new billing format by Feb. trict engineer Dan Bastian 1. recommended the districts At the district's Jan. 5 collaborate in an effort to board meeting, he and Fi- build a new treatment plant. nance Director Cindy "I'm not saying consolida- Crosslin rolled out a sample tion," Bastian said. "I'm of their delivery on thattalking about a collabora- promise, tire approach to find a solu- Although additional tion to this problem." , changes are likely once He said the problem is PDH completes the finan- the town's wastewater cial records conversion, the new format provides signifi: cantly more information See YIR, page 2A Early holiday deadlines All Feather Publishing offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. This will affect deadlines for the newspaper Deadlines for the Wednesday, Jan. 2, is- sue: All display advertising, including classified and public notices, is due to- day, Wednesday, Dec. 26, by noon. News releases, includ- ing letters to the editor, birth announcements and cards of thanks, are due by Thursday, Dec. 27, at noon. Classified ads are due Friday, Dec. 28, at 9 a.m. To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Carolyn Carter peace, maybe not today, but got a chance to live." Staff Writer "Not only does this tragedy affect me as a maybe soon." --Megan Pellegrini, ccaner@plumasnews.comteacher, but it sickens me as a parent." --Katelyn S., seventh grade eighth grade "I'm After. the Connecticut Amanda Osburn "I couldn't even begin to sorry for all the par- shooting Dec. 14 teachers all English teacher understand what you couldents who lost their children over the area had the tough possibly be going through. I and for the heroes who lost task of facing a class full of have a six-year-old brother their lives protecting their confused and somber stu .... Not only does this classroom and the quality myself and although he can classes of children from the dents Monday morning, tragedy affect me as a and sincerity of the letters be undesirable sometimes, I gunman. God now has 20 One Portola Junior-Senior teacher," said Osburn, "but the young students submit- love him very much and Inew little angels with him." High School English it sickens me as a parent." ted. would never want to lose--Joey Romano, freshman teacher; Amanda Osburn, After discussing the event "They really put their him." confronted the shooting at with her classes, Osburnheart into it," Wilbanks ---Damien Whittemore, The letters were ad- Sandy Hook Elementary taught a lesson on how to said. "They cared a lot, and sophomore dressed to the students, par- with alesson to her students write condolence letters, it made me feel good to ents, faculty and staff of the school, and have been sent on condolenceletters. Throughout the week the know how much they "I only hope that this off to Sandy Hook. Osburn Osburn teaches five Eng- students wrote to Sandy cared." wound can be healed. I un- and Wilbanks both ex- lish classes at PHS, three Hook Elementary School. The following excerpts derstand that it will still pressed their admiration for classes of seventh- and ' "They took it very serious- from those letters: eighth-graders and two y, Osburn said. "There 1- " hurt but it will be ok. There the students' connection to comes time when tragedy the assignment and serious- classes of juniors. On Man- was a lot of concern, and a "I know this is devastat, strikes and we can't strike ness about the entire ordeal. day, Osburn had her class lot of confusion. They ingandhorrificfor thetown back. Just have hope ..." "My goal was to make read an article that ex- couldn't understand why it of Newtown, Connecticut.--Heather Marie Hubiale, plained what happened, had happened to such very Everybody there has lovefreshman them aware of life. Tragedy While the kids were read- little children." and support from me. I wish doesn't make sense, but words alone can be a source ing this article Osburn said Kim Wilbanks substituted this had never even hap- "If I Could have one wishof comfort," Osburn said. "I there were a lot of tears. She for Osburn's class on thepened in the first place." I would go back in time, and was touched. It's good for the said when the article began day the junior high students --Dominic Vukobradovich, stop Adam Lanza from everkids to know what they're youngdiScussingchildrenthe deathSshe hadf theto struggledsUbmitted totheirwithholdletterS'tearsShe eighth grade getting to the school. I would doing does matter -- not only pass a tissue box around her when she explained in her risk my life to save the beau- to the community, but to the classroom, interview the tone of the "I believe you will have tiful children who barelypeopleover there."