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6A Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 Feather River Bulletin 2014, from page 1A break-ins over the past two weeks in the Quincy area. Jan. 22 Cleanup work will soon begin on the half-block of Quincy's Main Street destroyed by fire Dec. 15, 2013. Property owners couldn,t proceed with debris removal until an environmental study could be completed. Jerry Sipe, the county's environmental health director, said that the report is now complete and indicates that there is asbestos and lead present in the debris. The property owners are responsible for developing a cleanup plan and Sipe said that as soon as a demolition permit is requested, one will be issued. Although the owners have said that they want to use local individuals and businesses as much as possible in the cleanup and rebuilding process, there isn't anyone in the county certified to remove hazardous debris. Tommy Miles, the owner of the former Great Northern building, is working with Ben's Trucking out of Redding. Miles plans to have the Redding company remove the debris down to the foundation and then use a local company to dig out the foundation. Miles has selected Houston Construction out of Meadow Valley for the rebuilding process. General contractor Mark Houston will help with design and build the new structure for his business, Cornerstone Learning. Miles had been in the process of I renovating the Great Northern building when it burned down. Sonny and Mo Khalid, the owners of the Pizza Factory building where the fire originated, are also working on a plan. Feb. 5 When local baker Traci Downey watched "Good Day Sacramento" last month, she had no idea what would happen next. The show she saw featured a segment tiffed "I Made This," during which viewers Mark Wilson was 13 when he disappeared in 1967; File photo were invited to send in photos of their own creations. Traci, who specializes in custom cakes, submitted a photo of a Barry Manilow sculpture that she had made playing a piano-themed cake. Though the photo didn't air during the segment, Traci received a call from the producers the following morning, asking ff she would appear on a broadcast. They asked her to bring several cakes and toppers, all of which were to be romantically themed in advance of Valentine's Day. When asked if she was nervous about appearing on television, Traci said, "No; just overwhelmed." Feb. 12 A judge ruled that CalFire wasn't truthful in its attempt to sue Sierra Pacific Industries for its alleged role in the 2007 Moonlight Fire. The judge told the state to pay for its "corrupt and tainted" actions against the timber company. The state of California was ordered to pay SPI more than $24 millior in penalties, legal costs and fees incurred during its defense of the Moonlight Fire lawsuit. Judge Leslie C. Nichols imposed sanctions against CalFire for engaging in "the pervasive and systematic abuse of California's discovery rules in a misguided effort to prevail against these defendants." Nichols ruled that CalFire investigators weren't truthful in their testimony about the Moonlight Fire. "Had they (CalFire) testified truthfully from the start, as required, defendants would have likely spent nothing, or very little, as the A crowd of people gathers to listen to the opening band on the grandstand stage of the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds last weekend Thousands of music lovers made their way into Quincy for the festival. Photo by James Wilson case most likely could not have advanced," the court added. The fire, which ignited Sept. 3, 2007, on private forestland in Plumas County, raged for more than two weeks. It burned 65,000 acres, including 46,000 acres in the Plumas and Lassen national forests. Judge Nichols' decision was the opposite of a 2012 ruling in federal court that cost the family-owned timber company millions of dollars. In July 2012, SPI and other defendants agreed to pay the federal government $122.5 million in damages. It was the largest recovery ever received by the government for damages caused by a forest fire. SPI's share of the settlement was $55 million and the forfeiture of 22,500 acres of timberland to the government. Feb. 19 Kenneth Charles-Alan Stringfellow will stand trial for murder in the December 2013 death of a toddler in Quincy. At a pretrial hearing in Quincy, Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from KQNY! Join our annual KQNY Introduction to Yoga benefit 4 week series at the Yoga & Wellness Center in January and February (1/18, 1/25, 2/1 and 2t8). Proceeds benefit KQNY and you'll learn the basics of yoga to help keep you healthy in the new year! For more details, email Jane Steidel Kaufman ruled there was enough evidence against Stringfellow to justify a trial. The arraignment was scheduled for March 7. No trial date has been set. Stringfellow, 24, is accused of inflicting injuries that led to the death of 22-month-old Braylon Duguay on Dec. 13, 2013. Stringfellow, who was the boyfriend of the toddler's mother, was reportedly watching Duguay alone the day the child was fatally injured. According to witness testimony during Wednesday's hearing, the toddler's mother, Demi Nicole Sullivan, was shopping in Rend on Dec. 11, 2013, when Stringfellow is accused of hurting the child. After Sullivan returned to the couple's apartment about 11 p.m., she reportedly was concerned about the way her son was acting. Sullivan called 911 at 1:21 a.m. when Stringfellow told her the boy di,dn't have a heartbeat. Stringfellow reportedly performed CPR before deputies arrived and took over the resuscitation effort. Dugnay was taken to Plumas District Hospital and later to Renown Regional Medical Center in Rend, where he died. Stringfellow was arrested the evening of Dec. 12 after being interviewed by detectives. He was charged with murder when the toddler was pronounced dead the following day. Feb. 26 A new type of California Highway Patrol vehicle began arriving at the local L QUinCy Office last week. Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell said the four Ford Explorer Interceptor utility SUVs arrived just in time for Quincy CHP officers to take a mandatory four-hour training course to learn to properly operate the vehicle. Two CHP training officers from the Northern Division Headquarters in Reddirg.: conducted the new patrol vehicle training course, which included classroom instruction and hands-on driving. The large asphalt parking area in front of the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds was the test-driving site. "Officers drove a myriad of different scenarios laid out in cones to become familiar with the all-wheel-drive Interceptor's traction control system," Mitchell said. "The training course was valuable, but compared to a trip down the Feather River Canyon and back, it can't compete! That will be our true test." Mitchell said that when inclement weather struck Plumas County in the past, response times could be extended due to the need to install chains on the two-wheel-drive Crown Victorias. "Now that the standard patrol vehicle has all-wheel drive, our units can be that See 2014, page 7A Q, from page 1A Saturday: existing students get free tote Fourth annual disposal of for adding class. Registration "1 Do! I Do!" opening night, 7 Christmas trees, 10 a.m. - 2 continues Mon, Jan. 5, noon - p.m., West End Theatre. p.m., drop off at corner of 6 p.m. For information: Musical comedy celebrates Highway 70 and South love and marriage. Opening Redberg (Skip's 4x4, Jeff's edancestudio, show includes champagne' Diesel, Great Northern). $10 toast, special showing of minimum donation. Quincy cestudio, 249-3411. "Dinner for One." Show plays Little League provides service through Jan. 11. Tickets $18 as fundraiser for new Wednesday, Jan. 7: general admission, $15 uniforms, equipment. To call Quilting class begins, 5 - 8 students and seniors 65-plus. for pickup (Dec. 26 - Jan. 3): p.m., Plumas Bank Tickets available at Carey Michelle Morrison (Quincy), administration building on Candy Co., Epilog Books, 283-3322; Dustin Vert (East Central Avenue. Quincy Crazy Quincy), 394-7349. Quilters group presents six-week course for novice Tomorrow: Sunday: quilters taught by Carolyn Happy Happy Joy Joy Family 2015 dance class registration, Kenney. $25 per student, plus Band concert, 7 pm., Town noon - 4 pm., Rhythm & supplies. Students must have FIRE Hall Theatre. Tickets $10 Grace Dance Studio in Plumas sewing machine. 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