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2A Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 Feather River Bulletin REVIEW, from page 1A the teen's desk in each of the classes he would normally have attended before con- tracting the influenza virus. Feb. 20 An arbitrator has rein- Feb. 27 The Plumas Crisis Inter- vention and Resource Cen- ter has received a $35,000 state planning grant that could lead to a recovery pro- ject at the Downtown Trail- er Park in Quincy. The initial funding will stated Plumas County Sher- help pay for planning and iff's Sgt. Dwight Cline, dis- architectural designs for a missing all disciplinary charges against him and awarding him back pay, se- niority and other benefits. Cline had been accused of petty theft of a Cabela's dis- count coupon and failing to follow proper procedure fov handling and disposing of seized firearms. He was fired on those grounds in November 2006. concept of what the narrow trailer park could eventual- ly become, according to cri- sis program director Dennis Thibeault. With its eye on a $1.5 mil- lion state block grant, the Plumas County Community Development Commission is working with Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center and a Quincy resi- Jim Mann (left) was honored by his peers when he was named the 2007 Firefighter of the Year for the Qhincy Volunteer Fire Department. In making the presentation last Saturday at the annual Installation Dinner, Commissioner Mike Taborski praised Mann for his unselfish dedication to both the depart- ment and to the people in this community whom he is sworn to protect. This was the second time in the past five years that Mann has received this distinguished award. Photo by Kimberly Eliason Calpine Elks Lodge NFW YF00R'S BRUNCH January 1, 2009 9am to 12 noon O J, coffee, fruit bowl, pancakes, sausage, eggs, country potatoes Adults $8 Children under 6 Free Hwy 7o in MaRe Between Blairsden & Portoh For more info call Mike: 832-4/60 i dent to develop a new child- care and emergency ser- vices center in Quincy. Commission Director David Keller and crisis cen- ter director Dennis Thibeault introduced a pro- posal that would expand an existing building to include needed childcare services and office space. In an effort to promote healthier living environ- ments, safety and damag e control, two Plumas County agencies are looking to stub out smoking in public-as-. sisted housing units. While some might view a plan as another infringe- ment on their personal rights, others are applaud- ing similar moves not just in California, but also across the United States. March 5 Two Quincy teens were arrested following an al- leged crime spree between 3- 4 a.m. Sunday morning, March 2, along Jackson and Roche Streets, in which ve- hicle doors and windows were damaged and a vehicle was stolen. Arrested were Dallas Willits, 18, and Nathan Valez, 19, who were charged with auto theft, felony van- dalism and theft, according to the Quincy area Califor- nia Highway Patrol and the Plumas County Sheriff's Of- rice. Alice King, the officer for the recent goat hearing, gave her decision to county counsel and Jessie Smith, the goats' owner, Wednes- day, Feb. 27. She ruled that only four of Jessie Smith's goats were rightfully seized, meaning that he will have to pay a fine before recovering these goats. The rest of the surviving members of a group of 29 goats taken from Smith must be returned to him as soon as he wishes to pick them up. March 12 When the keen eyes of a Caltrans maintenance work- er spied an injured golden eagle just outside of Quincy, he acted promptly and called for help. Quincy Yard Supervisor Mark Vukich was the help- ing hand who rescued the adult golden eagle just east of Quincy on Highway 70. Vukich said that the bird was attempting to hop around, but it was apparent that its left leg was injured. No job is too big or too small An older model Volvo is the victim of a tree downed by wind in the Evergreen Mobile Home Park west of Quincy during a series of winter storms Jan. 3-6. Homes narrowly escaped being crushed as the tall tree came crashing down. File photo Friday, March 7, was the deadline for candidates for supervisor to file for the June 3 primary election. Supervisor Rose Corn- stock faces Lori Simpson, assistant museum director, in District 4, Quincy. In District 2 in the Indian Valley, challenger Don Williamson, business man- ager at Evergreen Market, will face off with incumbent Robert Meacher in what many see as a. close horse race. March 19 Residents of the Clare- mont Trailer Park in Quin- cy probably didn't have a clue that there were enough sticks of dynamite, chemi- cals and fireworks under one mobile home to blow them all to bits until the cache of explosives was dis- covered in the late after- noon Wednesday, March 12. Elsewhere in Quincy, slumbering residents and early-morning risers were treated to the unfamiliar sounds of explosions, begin- ning at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, as emergency services crews- set off blaSts to destr6y fhe chemicals:qYlany esidents' later expressed their initial concerns that thew moun- tain hamlet was under at- tack. The 100 members of the Plumas District Hospital Volunteers are celebrating the organization's 30th an- niversary. Some of those members including one of the first Graeagle Chevron Troy Holt ASE certified 25 years exp. 11 years exp. in Plumas Co. IS COMING! ... Snow Blower Service Chevron It's cold Vehicle Cooling System Service outside ~ Open 7 days a week 8-5 feel warm 836-2309 Hwy 89, Graeagle and toasty inside! presidents and the current president gathered re- cently to discuss early years and accomplishments. March 26 County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, March 18, in support of a resolution protesting the proposed closure of Plumas- Eureka State Park. The park, Plumas Coun- ty's only state park, made a list of 28 parks slated for clo- sure under sweeping budget cuts proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in mid-January. Since that time, state parks officials say that they have received six times more correspondence about Plumas-Eureka than any other park on the list. April 2 Feather River College con- tinues to tap into the seem- ingly forgotten resource of incarcerated students. Chief Instructional Officer Michael Bagley introduced the topic, explaining that the focus of corrections to- wards rehabilitation has combined with FRC's limita- tionsdn studen housirg to make this. program anita -- provement for both sides-of the long-distance relation- ship. Bagley also pointed out the profitability of this en- terprise for the college. On a split 3-2 vote. county supervisors opted for a recy- cling alternative that would keep most services at a tem- porary facility at the Ar- mory in East Quincy, but could lead to higher card- board recycling rates Tot lo- cal businesses. The board considered nine options for a suitable location for a one-stop recy- cling center at its March 18 NEW HOMES GARAGES CARPORTS REMODELS BASIC IMPROVEMENTS SMALL JOBS i 6EATTY /  SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lie. #453927 (530) 283-2035 meeting. The nine options were the result of a location study by the public works department. Most of the options re- quired some capital outlay, which did not sit well with the supervisors, who are dealing with a tight budget. Plumas organizations did very well, capturing $1,171,901, when the Sierra Nevada Conservancy award- ed grants March 13 at Bass Lake in Madera County. The Feather River.Land Trust was among the biggest winners, garnering $1 mil- lion for its Heart K Ranch project, one of only three groups to do so. The trust will use the funds for debt reduction on the property, according to Executive Director Paul Hardy. April 9 Two talented young peo- ple from Quincy are on their way to the Rotary district competitions to be held May 3 at the Peppermill in Reno. Austin Hagwood, a fresh- man at Quincy High School, took first place in the area speech competition held at the Portola Station Baptist Church March 29. At the same competition, Kelsey Kepple, sophomore at Plumas Christian School, won the area musm competi- tion. Saturday, March 1. stu- dents from Quincy High School's Virtual Enterprise class headed to Oakland for the fourth annual Bay Area International Virtual Enter- prise Trade Fair. Ninety-eight companies competed in many different ategories ranging from salesmanship to newsletter competitions. The Quincy High School Virtual Enterprise class won second place in the newsletter competition against 52 other companies, See Review, page 3A This could be you m oo Winter golf Lessons? YES 1/2 hour video swin, analysis with take home copy $50 Chrisf:?::e Gltnt:r:|0eate Brandon Bowling  PGA Head Golf Professional 836-1420 )LU?AS PINES 402 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle OlZ Kesort www.plumaspincsgolf.com NEW YEAR'S EVE 00_rlZZly DINNER  RILL at the "Grill" NewBarMenu$7.95- $:12.95 SmallPlatesMenu~$12.95-$14.95 Early Bird Menu 5-6pm Bar opens 4:30pm , Dinner 5:00pm a" "Yes, we can dine out!" Reservations Please: 836-1300 250 Bonta Street, Blairsden  .... l  ::