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season arrives - gm Vol. 86, No. 26 530-284-7800 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 District Maggie Wells Staff Writer mwells@plumasnews'cm Over the past couple of months the Indian Valley Community Services District board and General Manager Chris Gallagher have been hashing out a proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. While it's not or June special me ing Delaine Fragnoli Staff Writer dfragnoli@plumasnews,com "In two weeks, we'll play - 'Here Comes the Bride,' and Ryan (Schramel) and I will walk down the aisle," Dr. Jerry Merica-Jones, principal of Greenville High School, told school district trustees. "With a prenup," interrupted board member Bret Cook, an attorney, to collective laughter. Good humor marked discussion of a new arrangement between GHS and Indian Valley Academy, a program of Plumas Charter School, at the board's regular meeting Wednesday, May 11. The discussion culminated development. We think a "If you've ever been divorced, you know it's not all bad. is continued important." (teacher)presence You can move on to a 6e#er, more authentic relationship Despite the setback, Merica-Jones said, "We feel after you've learned what doesn't work." beweableare verYto getCIse'there.We" should He saw opportunities for Lisa Balbiani "exciting" labs and ,: Teacher integration of the two schools Greenville High School during electives, particularly band. in a decision to hear a final negotiations. Under the however, when it came to Ron Logan, president of the proposal at a special meeting proposal, the two schools' junior high programs, teachers union, expressed June 1. The timeline gives high school programs would The glitch "was a concern that the "longer the Merica-Jones and Schramel, have aligned schedules for all surprise," Merica-Jones said: uncertainty, the harder on co-director of IVA, three seven periods and share "It was not anticipated."the people involved." weeks, rather than two, to complementarY classes, Schramel said his school He also questioned "how reach an accord. Schramel said. was committed to having amuch buy-in there is from "I'd rather do it later and He said they had designated teacher for each both staffs." get it right," Merica-Jones ground-tested the schedule student. "We don't want to Board member Dwight said about the timing, against student needs and it give up that accountability," Pierson asked if the June Both men said they had "worked well." he said. "Seventh and eighth made great progress in Negotiations hit a wall,grades are a critical stage in See Knot, page 3A Local man tends honeybees The honeybees found in the Sloat Towne Hall are "survivor stock" and naturally resistant to mites and other diseases that can cause a hive to collapse, Preserving them in Plumas County is good for the genetic pool of local bees. Photo by Taurin Wilson Mari Erin Roth Staff Writer Barbara-Jean Castagnoli, as representative of the Sloat Towne Hall, was tasked with the removal Of a beehive, known by local residents, to have been in the hall for the past two-and-a-half years. "The hall wasn't closed down," said Castagnoli, "but I always had to warn people (renting the public gathering place) that therewere bees in the building in case anyone had allergies." Volunteering as the overseer of the hall this past year, Castagnoli sought input from locals for help with extracting the resident bees. She was given names of two companies located in Reno, as her sources knew of no bee handlers in the area. "One of the Reno company's method was to simply exterminate the bees as pests," said Castagnoli, but that was not what she had in mind. The hall representative remembered seeing an article in the paper about a local man, Keith Linford, who was raising bees in Butterfly Valley. After contacting Linford, a plan for a more humane extraction was put in motion. Linford had been raising bees for about a year, but had been introduced to beekeeping by his son, Wade Linford, who actually owns See Bees, page 10A i, .finalized yet, the direction was pretty clear at the IVSCD board meeting on May 11. Gallagher provided in his manager's message the goals of paying off the district's debt, improving district infrastructure and supporting the work of Greenville Streetscape to See Budget, page 3A II![!1!1[1! III1! !i! !!]!1 To subscribe to the Record, call 530-283-0800 The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Valley Community Services District are teaming up to bring new life, or at least a fresh coat of paint, to the dilapidated Greenville fnre station. On Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chamber and the CSD hope to complete the much-needed painting of the fire station ith community volunteer sweat. The community involvement was the idea of CSD board director Mina Admire in an effort to "improve the appearance of our community." A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in preserving and sealing a structure. For community members not up to the physically demanding task of painting a building in the hot sun, there are other tasks that need doing. Admire is also looking for people to bring snacks, distribute water, take photos, make calls, recruit other volunteers and do paint prep. For more information regarding the volunteer painting day or to volunteer, email board director Mina Admire at The fire station is located at 121 Ann St,, in downtown Greenville. C4(6NVILL[ FIR DEPT, Greenville Fire Station needs a new coat of paint and needs volunteers to paint it on June 18. Photo by Maggie Wells 4