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Crawdad Festival in Quincy - Free Sunday event, live music

Mona Hill

Staff Writer

June 17, 2011 – Despite the pancake shortage, this year’s Crawdad Festival at Gansner Park in Quincy, Sunday, June 19, could just fill the void left by cancellation of the Father’s Day Fly-in.

The festival begins at 10 a.m. and runs until about 7:30 p.m.

Quincy Chamber president and Southern Accent co-owner Kent Barrett stressed the emphasis is on family fun, especially with the Slip ’n’ Slide and coloring contest.

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A Few Brews & A Banjo, Saturday, June 25, at Chester Park

6/13/2011

The Lake Almanor Community Foundation in partnership with Plumas Arts invites everyone to spend a sunny summer afternoon sitting among friends alongside the north fork of the Feather River under cottonwood trees during A Few Brews & A Banjo. Saturday, June 25, at Chester Park, participants can sip tasty micro-brewed beers, eat tri-tip sandwiches, enjoy bluegrass and Americana music and watch children dance and play. The event helps raise funds for local high school music and drama programs.

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Governor Brown Vetoes State Budget

June 16, 2011 – SACRAMENTO – In a YouTube video and veto message released today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced that he will not sign Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98, which together comprise the state budget passed by the Legislature on June 15, 2011.

“I am returning Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98 without my signature.”

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EQSD pleads its case to LAFCO

Dan McDonald

Staff Writer

June 15, 2011 – The East Quincy Services District took another step in the process of ending its association with the Quincy Community Services District last week.

EQSD’s attorney, Bob Zernich, told the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) board, during its June 6 meeting at the Plumas County Courthouse in Quincy, that the decision to end the consolidation effort was simply a matter of money.

“There’s a lot of nonsense in the paper about why we’re doing it,” Zernich told the board. “It has nothing to do with bad feelings or bad karma. It has to do with money.”

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Portola City manager to retire

Diana Jorgenson

Staff Writer

June 14, 2011 – At a special meeting June 7, City Manager Jim Murphy made the Portola City Council an offer it did not refuse.

“The council voted on the elimination of one full-time employee and that would be me. We call it the ‘without Jim’ option,” he joked, then explained. “My salary is the highest. I am the oldest and the closest to retirement.”

Murphy had presented several options to the council members: ways to balance the upcoming budget without resorting to the rate increases currently under review by an ad hoc committee.

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