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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 5B YIR, from page 4B his directness." District Attorney David HoUister didn't always agree with Kennedy, but when he learned of his decision, Hollister said, "There is no denying that Jon was passionate and hard working in his service to the citizens of Plumas County." Public Health Director Mimi Hall has worked with Kennedy on several health-related issues. "When I first heard about Supervisor Kennedy's decision, I felt an immense sense of disappointment for the county," Hall said. "But I also felt relief for him and his family because I know the campaign rhetoric has deeply affected their well-being." May 7 Bones discovered by mushroom huners near Canyon Dam last month have been determined to be human. Plumas County Sheriffs Investigations Sgt. Steve Peay said the identity of the person was still unknown. He said the bones are being sent for DNA testing. "We are treating this as a suspicious death, obviously," Peay said. Peay said a human skull was found by people hunting mushrooms in "a very remote" area off Highway 89 near Canyon Dam on the morning of April 22. The Sheriffs Office dispatched a search and rescue team that included cadaver dogs, and uncovered more bones in the immediate area. Peay couldn't say how long the bones had been thei'e. But he said they were found in an area that was burned during the 2012 Chips Fire. "It looks like they were there after the fire," he said. Peay said more information would be released as it becomes available. He said results of the DNA testing waul, .be efitered into a'missixg,'-. ,.i (' .,. Persons database ..... Although clothing was found at the scene, Peay said there was not enough evidence to determine whether the person was male or female. May 14 "Don't shoot the messenger." That's the most appropriate phrase to Bud Waller tips his top hat, going out with style early last Friday in Quincy. Before starting his local deliveries, he made a point to stop twice a week at 5 a.m. for coffee and a chat with the town's regulars at Papa's Donuts. Waller made a life and a lot of friends traveling through Plumas County delivering goods. Photo by Mike Taborski describe the Cal Fire meeting held in Quincy. Division Chief Dave Shew planned to discuss the annual Cal Fire fee as well as the Plumas County inspection program, then take questions from the audience. His plan worked fine for a few minutes, but then it quickly became an opportunity for the public to express some pent-up anger. "Stay off my property," Meadow Valley resident Donna McElroy said. "We're all fed up with fees and everything else." "Cal Fire is a disgrace!" shouted a man who described himself as a retired firefighter. "You're here to tax us. I don't like people who double tax the citizens." Thus it went for more than two hours. Some audience members asked questions, but the answers were often cut short by others who : wanted to lash out at Shew and the other Cal Fire staff in attendance. "As far as I'm concerned it went well," local captain Shane Vargas said the next morning. "Now we can look at localized community meetings." The majority of the approximately 100 people who attended the Quincy meeting, wanted no part of the fees or the inspections, but a handful bucked the crowd and said they welcomed the inspections. May 21 Cal Fire is increasing its staffing in Northern California in continued preparation for fire season. Cal Fire transitioned into fire season in the counties of Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Plumas last week. Cal Fire transitioned into fire season across the Bay Area and Sacramento region May 5. Since late January, Cal Fire has been hiring and training seasonal firefighters well ahead of schedule in order to augment its full-time firefighting force. "We have been increasing our staffing levels since January as drought eonditions have continued to May 28 A puzzled driver glances at the rearview mirror, trying to figure out why she has been pulled over by the Plumas County sheriff. "Are you familiar with vehicle code 339472?" the sheriff asks. "Yeah," she responds before admitting "... No." She wasn't alone. Dozens of unsuspecting drivers didn't know the vehicle code for DWI (driving without ice cream). They do now. And so do nearly 2 million people around the world who have watched a commercial starring Sheriff Greg Hagwood. The Internet commercial for Wall's Ice Cream went viral just days after its April 28 release. In less than a month, the commercial has 1,736,290 YouTube views. Producer Danielle leave oupAon in aaa .......... :Watchman, of DDB elevated threat for wildfires," said Keith Larkin, Cal Fire Northern Region chief. "As we are staffed up, we continue to ask the public to ensure they too are prepared for this year's fire season." This year, Cal Fire has already responded to nearly 1,300 wildfires, more than twice as many fires as average. California, said Wall's and its parent company, U.K.-based Unilever, are thrilled with the commercial's popularity. "The response has definitely been a nice surprise to us, especially since Wall's didn't purchase any media to promote it," Watchman said. "Our client is very, very pleased." The sheriffs commercial took off after it was featured by the Huffington Post and Good Morning America's website just a week after its release. In the following days, it was linked and posted to dozens of websites. Watchman said it's the most successful commercial she has been involved with. She gave much of the credit to Hagwood's performance. "He was amazing, actually. Better than some of the professional actors we work with," she said. "He's a natural." June 4 Jean Moser held the woman's hand for several hohrs as she lay dying in a Reno hospital room. Moser, a home health worker in Quincy, had received a call from the woman's daughter: "Can you come?" she asked. "My mom's been asking for you all night." "That's a hard thing to do, to watch someone die," Moser said, but she went because she considered the woman her family. Moser becomes ,.,9,, KITTENS & CATS! ,ege, Go to to see all the cats that need homes! 00IOB if you have an "un-flxed" cat, get her spayed NOW. We have discount OgqOg certificates for people unable to afford the cost of surgery on their own. Visit the CATHOUSE - 2453 E. Main, Quincy -x... 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She describes herself as someone who has been a "caregiver all her life," but her career officially began in 2000 when she began working for the In-Home Supportive Services program. She moved to Plumas County two years later and continued with IHSS. Moser is the same woman who handed each of the supervisors a quarter during their May 21 meeting. The 25 cents represented the home health workers' first pay raise since October of 2007, and she said it wasn't enough. That increase brought her hourly wage to $8.81 per hour. June 11 A woman on the FBI's most-wanted list for allegedly murdering her ex-husband was captured last Wednesday at a residence in Peru. "We haven't had a case like this in the 26 years I've been with the sheriffs department," Sheriff Greg Hagwood said about the arrest by Peruvian authorities of international fugitive Nazira MariaCross, 48, in connection with the murder of Michael Cross, age 55, in July 2008. Nazira Cross, a Costa Rican national, allegedly poisoned her ex-husband at his vacation home near Frenchman Lake in Chilcoot on July 31, 2008, then drove him to the couple,s ranch in Lovelock, Nevada, and buried him. According to the Reno Gazette Journal, neighbors in Chilcoot told authorities that Nazira Cross asked them to help get her sick ex-husband into her car July 31 so she could take him to the hospital in Reno, Nevada. When the neighbors followed up on thei/friend Michael's condition, they discovered that he had never been admitted to any Reno hospital. June 18 Department heads and elected officials filled the boardroom as the county's See YIR, page 6B