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80 Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter 12015, from page 5B i of Humbug Valley near Lake , Almanor. The raid team of approximately 15 personnel, which included representatives from the Plumas County SWAT team, U.S. Forest Service law r enforcement, USFS law enforcement K9 and support staff, recovered approximately 7,700 marijuana plants. The plants , ranged from 6 to 12 inches tall. : The marijuana garden was located in rugged terrain in the Storrie fire burn area. The Plumas County Sheriffs Office reported the characteristics of this garden were consistent with the gardens of large drug L , trafficking organizations i operated by Mexican drug ' cartels. No suspects were encountered in the garden at the time of eradication but the investigation is ongoing. Cunningham drew instant support from Supervisor Sherrie Thrall, who said that property owners in the Almanor Basin regularly complain about the lack of enforcement. Aug. 26 Authorities busted six more marijuana farms in Plumas County during eradication operations between Aug. 17 and 19. Last week's operations, conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies, removed more than 26,800 plants. More than 167,500 plants have been confiscated from 21 pot farms so far this summer. It is by far the largest number of local eradications ever recorded in the county, according to the Plumas County Sheriffs Office. Like the previous marijuana farms encountered, last week's grows had characteristics consistent with drug-trafficking operations run by cartels. And there are more large gardens yet to be busted. The Sheriffs Office said it expects to eradicate more operations over the next few months. June 24 It was standing room only A large portion of a home on Peninsula Drive at Lake Almanor is smashed to the ground by a tree after strong winds hit the to begin the June 16 Board of region on Friday, Feb. 6. The winter storm knocked out power and caused millions of dollars in damage around Plumas County. Supervisors' meeting, but County leaders declared a state of emergency Friday afternoon. Photo by Greg Knight many who had seats stood to show support for a pay increase for county approved 2015-16 budget, it's But, for the most part, the has been restored for His plan has received employees, not out of the fiscal woods Fourth of July weekend wasCalifornia's 78 fairgrounds, mixed reviews from local Tom Reinert told the yet, according to officials, without serious incidents,including the Plumas-Sierra criminal justice leaders. Sept. 2 supervisors, "We're from the Records show that according to the sheriff and County Fair in Quincy. Sheriff Greg Hagwood said Two buildings were lost union; we don't like the expected Secure Rural California Highway Patrol.According to the Division he supports the idea, but and several were damaged in contract at this point." Schools payments of $840,000, "From the estimates that Iof Fairs and Expositions, District Attorney David a downtown Portola fire last He said that employees had one-time cost reductions of have seen, we had about four Brown's approval allocatesHollister said he has a lot of week. not received a raise in eight $500,000 and anticipated times the normal population $3.1 million from the General questions, including who The blaze destroyed the years, increased tax revenues of 1.5 in the county," Plumas Fund for the fair industry, should pay for it. buildings that housed "Give us a fair contract," percent paid to the district County Sheriff Greg with continuous annual Ultimately, choosing to Ponderosa Bowl, the vacant he said. When he announced, next year were major Hagwood said. "And for thesupport. Also included is arm probation officers will bowling alley on Commercial "Everybody here is pretty cost-saving factors, with a number of visitors we had,one-time expenditure of $7be a decision for the Board of Street in Portola, and upset," a large portion of the net revenue forecasted at the weekend was remarkablymillion for deferred Supervisors. apartments in a building audience stood in support, nearly $20 million, quiet. I was greatly maintenance projects, adjacent to it. The employees weren't the And while PUSD relieved." Fair Manager John Aug. 12 At 10:28 a.m. on Friday, only ones to ask for more Governing Board President The long July 4 weekend isSteffanic said the governor's Some are just eyesores, Aug. 28, Sharon Castaneda, money. Leslie Edlund praised the widely considered the approval translates to about others are health hazards,owner of Sharon's Caf Bob Edwards and Ken board and staff for their toughest few days of the year $33,000 for the Plumas-Sierra and both are on the increase located across the street from Barnard, representing the diligence in attempting tofor local law enforcement,fair. since the county abandonedthe bowling alley, saw smoke Plumas County Museum, balance the budget as muchLike they usually do, the its code enforcement and flames coming out of the updated the board on some of as possible, she emphasized sheriff and CHP increased Aug. 5 department during budget bottom of the wall on the the year's accomplishments that financial prudence the number of officers on Probation officers in cutbacks. The number of west side of the Ponderosa and then made their request, moving forward remains a patrol. Plumas County don't carry a blighted properties littered Bowl building. "We are making a definite priority. The sheriffs office also gun. They rely on sheriffswith abandoned vehicles and Dispatchers received the attempt to keep this museum "If you look three years out deployed all of its boat patrol deputies for support and garbage has been on the 911 call at 10:28 a.m. and open and running," Barnard we're still looking at a $3.4 units to the county's mostprotection when they are in increase throughout the dispatched the Portola said of the 10 trustees, million deficit," said Edlund. popular lakes, the field, county. Volunteer Fire Department. Although the group raises "It's a very austere budget CHP Sgt. Julie Nolta said The county's acting Building Official John Firefighters arrived on a lot of money, he said, "It's with no wiggle room. We are there were more DUI arrests probation chief, Clint Cunningham addressed the scene at 10:34 and by 10:40 r not a sustainable situation almost out of modernization than on a normal summer Armitage, said that way ofissue during the Board of began their attack. i year after year." funds and have huge facility weekend, but about the same doing business needs to Supervisors' Aug. 4 meeting The fire spread quickly, maintenance issues." number as last year's change, and gained a commitment erupting out of the front and I JUlY 8 holiday weekend. Arming probation officers that code enforcement would top of the former bowling Even though the Plumas July 15 would be a first for the be a priority during the alley. i Unified School District was There were 23 arrests, July 29 county, although it is budget process, though theFire departments from :able to slash its deficit from three Search and Rescue With Governor Jerry standard operation in 54 of supervisors fell short of every agency nearby came to ,about $3 million to $1.56 calls and a sheriffs patrol Brown's new $113 billion the state's 58 counties, promising that it would :million with the recently car crushed by a falling tree. 2015-16 budget, state funding according to Armitage. occur. See 2015, page 9B Sudo ku Puzzle #3569-D Difficult Sudoku Solution #3568-D 871 623459 3298451 76 6451 79832 98423761 5 263591 748 1 57468293 592716384 418352967 736984521 "We Are Family" Across 1. Matures 5. Dental products brand 10. Lions' prey 14. "The Explorer" of kiddie TV 15. Vagabond 16. 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