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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 21A 2015, from page 9A will be pulling nets in and out." The fish removal has been ordered to protect the habitat of an endangered species -- the yellow-legged frog. The plan has angered many who say the action puts the frog ahead of humans; prompted a discussion of what should be considered a native species; and instilled fear about which area could be impacted next. June 17 Change was in the air at the Quincy High School graduation ceremony, held on the Feather River College football field. Graduates of the class of 2015, the school's 100th graduating class, expressed optimism toward their futures, and looked back with fondness at their time at Quincy High School. Forty-five percent of the class will attend FRC, 24 percent are off to four-year universities, nine percent are headed to the military, nine percent will study at other junior colleges, five percent will join the workforce and four percent will start a church mission. Class president Dayne Lewis, vice president Taylor Bruzza and secretary/treasurer Brooke Potter were the masters of ceremony for the commencement ceremony. June 24 Adding yet another accolade to his already impressive resume, Feather River College head rodeo coach Jesse Segura has been honored as the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association's 2015 Coach of the Year. Segura received the award at the College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyoming, on June 17. The competition started June 12 and ran through June 20 and FRC sent 10 cowboys and cowgirls to take part this year. Segura said that his inspiration has come from real ranch cowboys. Growing up around Winnemucca, Nevada, he was around those cowboys all of his life. July 1 As the High Sierra Music Festival gears up for another Fourth of July weekend Filled with eclectic music, food and activities at the Phunas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, festivalgoers are already flooding into Quincy. The four-day festival is scheduled to start tomorrow and is expected to bring close to 10,000 people into the county. This year's festival lineup includes The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, The John Butler Trio, The Word, Galactic and many more performers. July 15 Residents who had opposed building a new jail on the Little League fields in East Quincy breathed a collective sigh of relief July 8 when Zoning Administrator Randy Wilson said the plan was off the table. Wilson's announcement came at the conclusion of a two-plus-hour public hearing on the issue. Wilson issued his formal written decision the following day, beginning a 10-day appeal period that will conclude at the end of the workday July 20. But those who packed the conference room to speak against a special use permit for the new jail aren't likely to protest. July 29 As promised, Plumas County employees filled the Board of Supervisors' room July 21 to once again ask for a pay raise. This is the third consecutive week, and the fourth in the past several, that employees have reminded the supervisors that they have not had a pay increase since 2007. Eric Braswell, a 24-year employee of the county's public works department, led off the discussion during the DesPite the loss, AndersonGuess' name is among Army and Marines) also public comment portion of the pitched "pretty darn well," several others inscribed on disappeared. meeting, according to Indians manager the granite bench he built and He reiterated that the Terry Francona. Anderson helped dedicate to the school Aug. 26 employees have not had a pay allowed four runs, three of in 2013. It pays tribute to 'The Flames and smoke alerted increase in eight years, and them earned, on six hits while Boys of 1963' -- young men cabin owners and campers to that the 1 percent offered by walking two and striking out who graduated from QHS that a fire near the Mill Creek the county wasn't enough, four. year and served during the Campground at Bucks Lake at "I would hope that the Nearly 300 residents from Vietnam War. 6 a.m. Saturday morning. But board will realize the value of Plumas County attended the"We were all sent off and we neither they, nor the Bucks their employees and 1 percent game and were dispersed all came back," recalled Lake and Meadow Valley fire is just a slap in the face," he throughout the Oakland Guess. "We were very departments, nor the U.S. said. Coliseum. The Plumas crowdfortunate and very blessed Forest Service were prepared He attributes the low pay to was quite raucous in theirthat way." for what would be discovered the department's inability to appreciation of Anderson'sFollowing his naval service, -- a male stabbing victim and attract qualified workers, effort. Guess went into the a badly burned body. As an example, he said that monument business, which The stabbing victim, later a recent attempt to hire a Aug. 19 later led to him creating the identified as 23-year-old mechanic resulted in just one A Quincy High School memorial at QHS. Sheldon Nicholas Steward of unqualified applicant, after graduate from the class of 1963 Last June, he returned toOakland, was discovered near three weeks of advertising the has offered to repair the Quincy for a class reunion, the fire and flown to Enloe position. Vietnam veteran memorial When he visited the bench, he Medical Center in Chico. "Ten years ago we would've bench vandalized on campus, said he was upset to see that But it wasn't until received an average of 40 "I was devastated," said the Navy medallion had been responders extinguished the applicants, with 20 to 30 of Tom Guess about the pried off. Over the summer, small vegetation fire that they them being qualified," he defacement. "It's a sad the remaining three said. situation. It digs at you." medallions (Air Force, See 201 5, page 12A Aug. 5 Plumas District Hospital's new chief financial officer is no stranger to small towns. Caleb Johnson is a Fifth-generation native of Fall River Mills, a town with a population of 650, about two-and-a-half hours northwest of Quincy. Johnson, 31, and his fianc6e, Kelsey Wederbrook, a Redding native, are quickly adapting to life in their new town as Johnson settles into his new position. Prior to starting work at Plumas District on July 6, Johnson worked at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills asits chief compliance officer. Aug. 12 For the first time since he was a sophomore at Feather River College, family, friends and fans of Cody Anderson got the chance to see him pitch -- this time in a major league game Saturday, July 1, as his Doom EJ's Quality Doors would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season. We would like to thank you for all of your past business and look forward to working with you again in the New Year. We would also like to let you know that we have moved locations. We are now located at: 741 Main Street, Chester Indians squad took on the (by McNeill Storage) Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. Anderson, a 2009 graduate ~ ~.~ ofQuincy High School, Our phone number remains unchanged at: o thoughPitched a strong 6 2/3 innings,the Indians fell, 5-1, 530.258.9566 . ending a three-game winningstreak against the A's. ~~ ' L .., " ~+~ U S A )r, or a reel family a of a I course mental II, or ponders ii~ iiiii For more info please contact Plums County Mental Health. We are taking registrations until January 9th, 2016. Go to our website at www.coun otl Qfplumas.com/mentalhealth/or call (530)283-6307 for questions or to reserve your seat! This course is brought to you by Plumas County Mental Health.