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4B Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter YIR, from page 1B construct a new CHP Area office in Plumas County is well underway," Clader wrote. "After a considerable amount of time and money have been invested, a site has already been selected. As such, at this point, it would not be feasible for us to start the process over with Plumas County, or any other agency." April 9 As county residents begin spring cleaning their yards, and Cal Fire inspectors make their rounds, county officials are scrambling to provide green waste disposal options. ."We're really trying to work to get this done," Supervisor Lori Simpson said. Public Works Director Bob Perreault said that a newly released request for proposals has yielded few results, but presented two options for the board's consideration: chipping and air curtain burners. The chipping option would allow for green waste disposal on Fridays and Saturday for eight hours each day at a location to be determined. Cemetery Hill in Quincy has been suggested as a possible site. Perreault is hopeful that Sierra Pacific ! i . .... .. )i::i Two tussock moth caterpillars crawl along a branch near La Porte Road. The current outbreak is the worst Plumas County has seen in 25 years. Photo by Austin Hagwood would accept the chips for its co-generation facility. But renting a chipper/grinder is expensive -- $2,950 per hour. Perreault estimated that it would cost $13,429 per cycle, which is defined as one day of processing waste. It would cost $2,922 for one cycle of using air curtain burners, which would incinerate the green waste. "That's the better option," Perreault said. "It's more cost-effective." But all of the options cost money, with no identified funding. Pat Chae (  Lee 5hinobargel" l.Mg in Suscrivi',e tor t Mng in Poltc.,Io tot April 16 Which came first, the fish or the frog? In the case of a Plumas County lake, the state says the water belongs to the native frogs. The fish will have to go. The state's plan caught the local Fish and Game Commission by surprise earlier this month. And the local board wasn't happy about it. The commission's board members voted unanimously to oppose the California Department of Fish and Wildlife plan designed to protect critical habitat for the mountain yellow-legged frog. According to CDFW environmental scientist Sarah Mussulman, the brook trout in Gold Lake (located in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area) are scheduled to be removed with gillnets in late spring or early summer. This Gold Lake is not to be confused with the Gold Lake in the Lakes Basin. Mussulman said a small population of the yellow-legged frog was discovered in nearby Rock Lake. She said removing the Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of ' Califomia. We specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. 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OpPORTUNI Jon Kennedy non-native trout -- which eat the native frogs -- is an attempt to preserve the frog's critical habitat. She added that Gold Lake represents a rare opportunity to restore the frog population in that. area. "It's important to keep in mind that this is one single lake we are proposing (to remove the trout from)," she said. "We have every intention to continue stocking in mountain lakes." April 23 Jon Kennedy, chairman of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, announced Monday that he is bowing out of the June election and will not seek a second term. "I love this job; I love the problem solving," Kennedy said, "but I can't continue to put the needs of the county before those of my family." Kennedy has been waffling about this decision for some time and spent spring break with his family exploring the alternatives. "Everybody wants to leave," he said. He said his three sons want to attend school in Ukiah where they had been students before moving to Plumas County. And his wife wants to escape the vitriol that has surfaced during this campaign. Kennedy said as much as he enjoys his work as a county supervisor, he has been offered a well-paying private-sector job in Sonoma County. "I'm near 50 and I did a lot of soul searching," he said, adding that he compiled a pro-con list to make Wind, Fire or Water Damage have you frustrated? Need Help? We have worked with homeowners and insurance companies for almost 30 years. We will work with your insurance company to make sure your home is repaired the right way the first time. Call: CONSTRUCTION General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 his decision. "There were way more cons for my family," he said of staying. "There were more reasons for me and my family to leave and more reasons for other people for me to stay." Kennedy spoke candidly during a 30-minute conversation, sharing the turmoil that precipitated the ' decision. While he knows that a move will be better for his family, he struggles with leaving his position. "I just feel badly about leaving the county work undone," he said. Now either Jim Judd or Jeff Engel, the two other men  running for District 5 supervisor, would finish the work. Kennedy's name will remain on the ballot, and even though he Won't be campaigning for the position, people could still vote for him. In the unlikely scenario that he garnered 50 percent plus one of the vote, he would win. If that were to happen and Kennedy remained firm in his decision not to fulfill the term, then the governor would make an appointment. April 30 When Jon Kennedy announced that he would not campaign for another term in office, he didn't anticipate the reaction. "It's a little like being a ghost in the corner at my own wake," Kennedy said. "People are saying the nicest things. "I'm also getting messages from people who hate to see my family leaving," Kennedy said, adding that they represent exactly what Plumas County needs to attract. Kennedy's wife, Tiffany Williams, is the executive assistant to Tom Hayes, the CEO of Eastern Plumas Health Care, and their three sons attend Portola schools. In addition to their work, Kennedy and his wife are . active in the community and in the schools. Supervisors Sherrie Thrall and Lori Simpson said they weren't surprised by Kennedy's announcement and knew that he had been struggling with balancing the work of a supervisor with the ' needs of his family. Thrall said that she will miss Kennedy's fiscal restraint. "He's very tuned into the budget and very conservative about spending," she said. "He's been one of my allies with the 'hold it, don't spend it' approach." Simpson agreed with Thrall. "I think every supervisor has his or her strengths and Jon was really good at the budget," Simpson said. "He helped us when we made tough, unpopular decisions." Simpson also complimented Kennedy's ability to research issues and "get to the bottom of things." "He was no nonsense; that was his platform," Simpson added. Thrall liked his approach to the job. "He's very direct; you know exactly where you stand," she said. "I will miss See YIR, page 5B LET US SAVE YOU TIME & MONEY REACH 75+ MILLION READERS WITH ONE ORDER, ONE BILL! Z', Community Classified lx $650 Statewlde " 25 words/245+ papers $435 North/S485 South ,. Dally Classified 7 days $995 "" 25 words/41 papers/7 days $650 North/S650 South !. CLASSIFIED COMBO 8 days $1,270 25 words/282+ papers Statewlde , DISPLAY  Community Newspapers 140+ papers lx $1,600 2x2 Statewlde; Sizes: 2x2; 2x4; 2x5; 2x6 $1,240 2x2 No.; $1,240 2x2 So. CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPERS DELIVER! 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