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m m .... : :~:~ :ii !Y L :~ ii!i: :ii (: 7 Vol. 90, No. 2 530-832-4646 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Quincy Trojans baseball team finishes league play undefeated with an 8-0 record./Page 2C lines All Feather Publishing offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. This will affect the deadlines for the May 30 newspaper. All display advertising and legal (public) notices for the classified and other newspaper sections is due by Wednesday, May 24, at noon. News releases including letters to the editor, births, obituaries and cards of thanks are due by Thursday, May 25, at noon. Classified reader ads are due Friday, May 26, at 9 a.m. Lauren Westmoreland Staff Writer Eastern Plumas Healthcare held an open, house Thursday, May 11, for employees at the newly placed and remodeled behavioral health modular located on the EPHC campus. Clinics Director Rhonda Grandi led curious EPHC employees on a brief tour through the building, which See Clinic, page 5A To subscribe to the Reporter, call 530-832-4646 Lingering winter This is the view of the dam on Long Lake taken May 8. Doug Rodrigues and a friend rode across the lake on their snowmobiles. While there is plenty of snow to ride on, Rodrigues reported that it becomes a bit slushy in the afternoon. Photo by Doug Rodrigues rd ta ksst .. lig , I Steve Wathen Staff Writer Will the lights be going out in Crescent Mills and Quincy? The lesson seems to be, if you want the board to give you money from the county's contingency fund, you better get in line early in the fiscal year. Don't wait until the money's almost gone. Also covered at the Plumas BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROUNDUP services, Feather River Keeping the lights on College and grand openings The Crescent Mills and County Board of Supervisors' at the new mental health Quincy lighting districts are May 9 meeting were food wellness centers located in out of money. poisoning, drug court, snow communities throughout removal, trends in social the county. . See Board, page 6A Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship trail builders Ben Cruz, left, City Park with assistance from various city employees. Photo and Kamron Williams are building a pump track next to Portola by Lauren Westmoreland Lauren Westmoreland pedaling. The name "pump Staff Writer track" comes from the pumping motion used by the rider's upper and lower New ideas are coming to body as they ride around fruition in Portola, and in the track. this case, it takes the form Sierra Buttes Trail of a pump bike track being Stewardship trail builders built next to the Portola Ben Cruz and Kamron City Park. A pump track is Williams are building the a continuous loop of dirt track with assistance from berms and rollers that various city employees. riders travel without "Todd Roberts, the city public works director, reached out to Greg Williams, director at the SBTS," Cruz said. "We got together a plan and blueprints, and after seven days of work and nearly 300 yards of soft, we have a great pump track that will be readyt0 u,e as soon as it dries and will definitely by ready to go in time for the Gravel Grinder June 2 through 4." Cruz has designed many pump tracks, and has eight years of bike racing experience with such events as the Enduro World Series. "It's a good time and we look forward to seeing it get put to use this summer and into the future," Cruz said with a smile. Lauren Westmoreland Staff Writer The Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce held its annual members meeting May 10, with many area businesses represented at the event. Chamber Director Audrey Ellis welcomed all to the gathering, as attendees helped themselves to refreshments provided by the EPCC. The meeting began with Ellis congratulating EPCC members for attracting tourists to the area, saying, "Tourism in Plumas County does not just benefit lodging and restaurants. When we promote tourism in our area, we are also promoting all of the businesses in the area as well." EPCC Director and New Membership Coordinator Kim Freeman spoke, saying, "I am so pleased that you all are here I sense a real vibrancy and energy in this room and we can put that to good use as we grow." Ellis gave special thanks to Richard Scully, CEO of Chamber Nation, for being the "brains behind the chamber, and promoting growth and business in Plumas County." Ellis touched on membership dues, and ways to fund EPCC, as the Chamber receives no outside funding from any agency to keep the doors open. "We are mainly funded through membership dues and any events that we are able to put on for fundraising, and as we try to grow; we also try to think of ways to fund that growth," Ellis said. This led to much discussion in the room as to solutions for the ongoing funding and growth at EPCC, which promotes all local business Chamber of Commerce members. "You truly won't find a , better investment for your money that becoming a member of EPCC," Ellis stated. This led to a brief update from Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications employees Rich Green and Kyle Hardee, speaking about the progress being made with fiber optic internet access, as well as wireless access, with Green saying, "We have been growing our network by leaps and bounds in the last three years. At this point we are working hard to bring viable Internet access to 'dead pockets' in the tri-county area." Hardee chimed in, speaking about the fact that PST was able to stay up and running for the majority of the past winter, despite relentless waves of rain and snow, with agreement and thanks coming from attendees. Hardee and Green spoke to the fact that many locals and potential community members are looking for good Internet access so as to work from home, with the key statement coming from See Chamber, page 5A Y