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li |_IIIIRIIIllB JJllllllllll/Rllilillllllllll Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 5A REVI EW, from page 4A Aug. 13 A new Quincy Chamber of Commerce subcommittee emerged four months ago, based on the principle that East Quincy deserves to have its own marketing fo- cus and is generally a hard- er place to run a business in than the downtown area. The East Quincy Mer- chants' Association strives to counteract this perceived lack of balance at its month- ly meetings. Aug. 20 Don't be convinced the younger generation is apa- thetic about this country's government or has no inter- est in politics. Jarrett Gibson, 14, is the only participant --of any age -- from Plumas County chosen to attend the 2008 De- mocratic National Conven- tion Aug. 25-28. Gibson will go as a Young Democrat observer, one of 270 fellow students from the Junior Statesmen of Ameri- ca Club, the foundation sponsoring his trip. Sept. 3 The tumultuous final chapter of the 2008 Plumas- Sierra County Fair has offi- cially ended. Board mem- bers tallied year-end gains, losses and lessons learned Aug. 27. A three-ring circus for the better half of the year, fair officials persevered to cre- ate a successful outcome from a chaotic situation, which "could've gone straight to hell," said Super- visor Bill Powers. Fiscal Officer Ame Ander- son reported positive finan- cials and said the fair man- aged "to dig itself out of a hole," and was now in the black. Sept. 10 On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 3, mem- bers of the Plumas County Sheriff's Office Investiga- tions Unit encountered two subjects in a large marijua- na garden near the Middle Fork of the Feather River: The officers hadn't planned a bust, but scanner traffic indicated theywere following up on a tip that men with guns were in the "Little California" area, south of Bucks Lake, recent- ly. The two men, identified as Dale Frisbey of Sierra Coun- ty and Thomas Coopman of Nevada County, were taken into custody without inci- dent. The ripple effect from the delay in the state budget is forcing some Plumas Coun- ty childcare workers to ap- ply for Section 8 housing or borrow from relatives to stay afloat. Billy Deatherage hasn't seen a paycheck since June and, once the budget is signed, may have to wait two to four weeks longer before the state funds are allocated. "I can't pay my bills," said the self-employed childcare provider who contracts with Plumas Rural Services' childcare payment program. Sept. 24 "It was a hell of a good time," said A1 Holloway up- on his return from the his- toric transcontinental air- mail re-enactment he took part in Sept. 10-18. Holloway of Holloway En- gineering in Quincy special- izes in rebuilding radial pis- ton engines and said the 15- stop flight from New York to San Francisco in a 1930 Stearman 4E Speedmail bi- plane went off without a hitch, but for the four-day layover in Rochelle, Ill., be- cause of rain. Holloway was part of a three-plane expedition com- memorating 90 years of air- mail service in" the United States. The flight, which began Sept. 10, was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service .to carry official U.S. mail be- tween New York and San Francisco to each of the original mail stops in 1927 when airmail service was inaugurated.. Plumas Community Radio received a "construction permit" from th e Federal Communications Commis- sion Sept. 15. This is essen- tially a license to operate an FM radio station from a lo- cation in Quincy. The non-profit organiza- tion, based in Quincy, broadcasted as KHGQ (K- Hog) for nearly eight years until May 2007, on a leased license. The license owner demanded either a much higher fee or that PCR pur- chase the license. The organization decided to apply for its own license, free for qualified applicants. Oct. 1 Downtown Quincy is in danger of losing a beloved piece of public art. The mur- al on the west-facing side of the Pizza Factory on the cor- ner of Main and Bradley is threatened by the possible collapse of its underlying stucco. The risk the stucco could falLand strike a pedestrian on the sidewalk or a car parked on the street prompt- ed Officials to cordon off the area with safety tape Thurs- day, Sept. 25. By Friday, Sept, 26, tem- porary shoring had been in- stalled to help hold the sag- ging stucco in place. Two disgruntled youth were recently arrested for their participation in a graf- fiti marathon that took place in the early morning hours Friday, Sept. 26. The Plumas County Sher- iffs Office received multiple reports from businesses whose property was tagged: Plumas Pines Shopping Cen- ter, Les Schwab Tire Center, Fuel Star Beacon Station, Plumas Caf6 and the Plumas County Road Department. A deputy responded and began an investigation, which led to the discovery of over 30 crude spray-paint designs. The cost to repair or cover the damages is currently es- timated to be around $4,700. We share the same JOYS OF THE SEASON. May this Christmas season bring yod the joy of family and friends. LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR Richard K. Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0B68653 Providing Insurance & FInancial Services 65 W. Main St. - Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 - Fax (530) 283-5143 WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE STATE FARM IS THERE. o P065975 08/06 Providing Insurance and Financial Services statafatm.corro State Faon Bloomington. IL The entire spread-of explosives, found at a Quincy trailer park March 12, before out-of-county bomb squad personnel arrived, covered a relatively small patch of ground compared to the massive area that could have been damaged. Photo by Joshua Sebold Oct. 8 Citing a dramatic down- turn in market conditions driven by a weak housing market, Sierra Pacific In- dustries in Quincy is shut- ting down its small and large log milling operations for two weeks: beginning Monday, Oct. 13. According to company spokesman Mark Pawlicki from SPI's Redding office, the downtime will affect less than half of the 280 Quincy employees. Oct. 15 A section of Elephant Butte Tunnel on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon collapsed Saturday night, Oct. 11, leading to two minor car crashes and closing the roadway. ## Plumas County citizens demonstrated their i.ntense interest in the congression- al race between archconser- vative Tom McClintock and moderate Charlie Brown by turning out 100 strong for the candidates' debate in Quincy last Friday night, Oct. 10. The Veterans Hall was full for the event sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Feather River Col- lege and the Quincy Cham- ber of Commerce. The forum, ably moderat- ed by Jane Braxton Little, was the league's first one with federal candidates -- and a welcome one. As one attendee said, "In the 30 years I've lived up here, this is the first time there's been a real race." Despite the uncertainties of the market, the governing board of Plumas District Hospital opted to take a chance on what Fiscal Offi- cer John Nadone called the "somewhat flat bond rates" and approved the sale of the first go-round of general obligation bonds sometime around Oct. 14. The board approved the issuance and sale of $3.2 mil- lion in bonds for the hospi- tal expansion project at its Oct. 6 meeting with hopes of selling the bonds before in- terest rates are anticipated to rise. Oct. 22 Dan Calabrese, the coun- ty's investment advisor since 1985, gave a presenta- tion on the state of the coun- ty's funds ata Board of Su- pervisors meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14. He began by saying, "What's happened in the last few months has never happened before," !'I've nev- er had to give a report like this," and "What's happened in the last few months will become case studies that your children and your grandchildren will study when they're working on their MBAs." On the bright side, he told the supervisors that, for now, the county's invest- ments are relatively safe. When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a large, new private-public partnership to help restore See Review, page 6A A mousepad dad! A ball flame A puzzle for my little sister! my e brother! room A calendar for Aunt Ma00,! One click of my mouse & my shopping's all done/ Personalized: MOUSE PADS, PRINTS, FULL COLOR CALENDARS, POSTERS, SPORTS TRADING CARDS & MORE! We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, personal checks and money orders. Submitted photos not available. aurchase photographs found in any of our local newspapers; Feather River Bulletin, Chester Progressive, Portola Reporter and Indian Valley Record. Unpublished photos of sports and annual events are also posted, with photos added on a weekly basis. Just look for our photographer at events or games. .........