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4A Wednesday, April 13, 201.1 Chester Progressive KEDDIE, from page 1A both of which are extremely strange, to put it mildly. Both men focused on very inane details of their nights, which seemed odd given the largest event to occur in the last few days before the inter- views was a horrific murder. Bo told the investigators he had only been in Keddie for a month and didn't know his way around. He went on to claim that he couldn't even point out the cabin where the murders happened, which seems absurd given the size of the community and the amount of commotion and attention the general hysteria and police presence must have generated around cabin 28. Marty told the detectives if he was going to kill someone he would do it more efficiently and cleanly ,than the mur- derers had. 11 I 1.1 6:45"p.m. -"T'-- "3": 1- "- -m"  ..... 1,6 3/31 .%: / // t 1.6 I '2:)3r" \\; 8.,. Vt / , S:34a.mJ "'\\; . .// 3131 1 . \\;x.)q, :, / 4/3 Redding ""a'LnP"  T'$usanvill e r 1 1.4 K 1.1  t "(' [  ..... Portola ',t. .... -I ..... , / I.,-- Truckee-,['. ( 1.! Magnitude / ' ,.----a ', ''1 Carso:/i 11:12 p.m, O1 e2 e3 e4+ 415 J*F'F" Regional 10 0 0 Previous Week 6 2 2 The'number of earthquakes remained the same as last, posting 10 events all of which registered in the M 1 range. It was the second time in three weeks and the third time on the last six weeks that no activity registered M 2.0 or Stronger. Prior to six weeks ago, the last week without a M +2.0 tremor was in mid No- vember- 14 weeks ago. It is rather unusual that earthquakes measuring less than 2.0 are felt; but the "author got a call early Thursday morn- ing with the caller asking if there had been an earthquake earlier that morn- inD. A quick scan of the U.S. Geological Survey's records showed that in deed there was an earthquake, however, it measured only M 1.4i The caIler said it hit with a wham! and was accompanied by a muffled bang. The caller lived in Prattville, about a 1.5 miles from the epicenter, which was just west of High- way 89 at the base of the hill. The brief series that rocked Honey Lake Valley last week died off with no further activity. FINDING THE RIGHT FINANCIAL ADVISOR IS AS IMPORTANT AS FINDING THE RIGHT BOND. Call today and I'll help you find a bond that's right for your needs. Brack Green Financial Advisor Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTIN( 1740 Main St., Ste. B Susanville, CA 96130 530-257-0470 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC ,.:: ........... :,. 11 II lm .............. II .......................... manor Postal Service: USPS(No.102-980.) Periodicals postage paid at Chester, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing, Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 135 Main St. #C. Mailing address: P.O. Box 557, Chester, CA 96020. Office is open Men. thru Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us' (530) 258-3115. FAX: (530) 258-2365. E-Mail mail@plumasnews.com; Web Page www.plumasnews.com Ownership and Heritage: The Progressive was established June 30, 1946. Published weekly. It is part of tile Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: 'Thursday 3 p.m.; Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m; Classified: Monday 9 a.m.; News: Friday, 3 p.m.; Legals: Thursday at noon. Breaking news: Anytime! To Subscribe: Call '(530) 258-3115 or come to the Progressive office, or use the handy coupon below. Adjudication: The Chester Progressive is adjudicated a legal newspa- per by Superior Court Decree No. 5956 and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Chester Progressive, P.O. Box 557, Chester, CA 96020 Michael C. Taborski Co-0wner/Publisher Keri Taborski , Co-0wner/Legal Advertising Kevin Mallory Asst. Vice Pres./Admin, Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor M. Kate West Resident Editor Dawn Curtis, Carrie Warren Cassified/Circutation Ched Mclrdire, Valode Chisholm Advertising Sandy Condon Human Resource Director Sherri McConnell Display Advertising Manager Cobey Brown Asst. Vice Pres./0perations Tom Forney Production Manager Elise Monroe Bookkeeper Jenny Lee Photo Editor Eva, Small Composing Manager ; " " uclpton rdr or -- -- i Chester Progressive RO. Box 557, Chester, CA 6020 I Please enter my subscription for ____ years. I In fact he seemed more concerned about the effect of the crime on him, than the fact that his neighbors had just been mutilated. "I'm under semi-treatment for stress, anxiety myself. I certainl don't need this, you know," he told the cops in a manner that would almost be comical if it weren't so disturbing. The film also mentions that Marty's auht told the police she received a strange call from him, tellfng her his neighbors were killed and ex- plaining the murders in graphic detail, which made her concerned that he had lost his mind and done some- thing to his own family. The movie hits its peak when the filmmakers explain their discovery of a police report from relatively soon after the murders, indicating a local therapist reported that a colleague ia Rend told him a man named Martin confessed to committing the KeLldie murders. " The filmmakers tracked down the therapist who reportedly told his friend this story and they interviewed him. In the interview, fimed in a darkened room, a man iden- tiffed by the film crew as the same man mentioned in the police report explains he had a client at a VA hospital in Rend who sat with him through several sessions and eventually told him he killed the two female victims in the incident but not the two boys. The therapist said Marti told him, he killed the mother because she was friends with his wife and had convinced his wife to leave him. He said Martin claimed he killed the girl because she was a witness. The therapist told the film- makers he reported this to the Department of Justice. This begs the obvious question: Why the police didn't respond to this seem- ingly important information? Referencing the police report about the therapist, the film explained that "there was no indication" the local police ever followed up on the report by the therapist's friend. Even in that case, though, it seems strange that the D.e- partment of Justice wouldn't have acted on the therapist's information. How could two police agencies, one local and one federal, miss two indepen- dent opportunities to follow up on a possible confession? When questioned about this claim, the Plumas County Sheriff's Office allowed this New courthouse su bject of forum The Administrative Office Of the Courts will hold a public meeting to provide information about potential sites for the new Quincy courthouse. At the meeting, the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to hear an overview of the proposed project and sites currently under considera- tion and provide comments on the site selection process to date. The AOC's Office of Court Construction and Manage: ment wil] present project information and a brief overview of sites under consideration and will intro- duce the project architect. Interested parties may ask questions and provide com- ments. The meeting will take place Tuesday, April 26, in the Superior Court of Plumas County, at the courthouse in Quincy, beginning at 6 p.m. The current historic cOurt- house is a significant town landmark, but no longer functions well as the main courthouse for the Superior Court. The courthouse, completed in 1921, does not meet modern operational and security requirements. The goal of the project is to construct a new three-court- room courthouse that meets the community's needs, blends with the character of the tbwn of .Quircy. and preserves green space. The two top sites currently under consideration are: the Dame Shirley Plaza area, including the plaza and adjacent and nearby parcels; and a privately held parcel at 199 Crescent St. For more information visit courts .ca .gov/2824.htm . Bankruptcy ..Probate o Real Estate/Business . Foreclosures ' 257,4300 75 S. 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The document explained the therapist told investiga- tors he spoke with Martin several times but the vet never admitted to the killings, essentially denying that he told his friend he received a confession. The report indicated Mar- tin's wife called the therapist after the murders saying she thought Martin committed them but that Martin denied this later. There is no way to know if the filmmakers somehow missed this second report or why it wasn't included in the film, but it seems to sig- nificantly blur the picture presented in the film. We are left with three pieces of evidence: a report indicating a friend of a thera- pist was told that a confes- sion occurred, a report indicating the therapist told the police there was no confession, and a modern-day interview with the therapist .saying he did receive a confession and told the authorities,about it. Making matters more confusing, the filmmakers re- ported they had a falling-out with some members of the sheriff's office during the final stages of making the film, while the sheriff's office f'esponds that the filmmakers rushed the docu- mentary out before taking the time to consider all the information. What began as a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity _ a documentary film crew given the chance by a sherifffs department to have unprece- dented access to the files related to an infamous case -- has in many ways become a symbol of the convoluted and tragic mess the unsolved mystery has always repre- sented in this county. One would hope that time would make the case clearer rather than muddier, but for now this film is a mirror image of the Keddie murders themselves: depressing, messy and yet strangely cap- tivating, a reflection ofthe type of confusing tragedy that many people simply can't turn their eyes away from, even though it seems to be one of those events we will never be able to truly make sense of no matter how closely we look. For more information on the documentary, visit keddiemurdersfilm.com. ABWAC, fro page 1A presen t as well as'some of their hydrology folks," said Burnett. The date for the public forum remains to be announced. Another important issue the ABWAC will discuss and take possible action on is the status of the water-quality monitoring program. The committee will also discuss future involvement with the Plumas County General Plan process. In other items of planned business, individual ABWAC members and committee chairs will report on items of interest. After these reports, the posted Supervisor's Corners extends an invitation for Lake Almanor Basin super- visors Sherrie Thrall and Robert Meacher to report on issues of interest to the ABWAC and the community. The Almanor Basin Water- 'shed Advisory Committee "usually meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Rose Quartz Inn. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend both the monthly watershed meetings and to visit the Watershed Information Cen- ter located at the Chesfer Library. For more information about this meeting or upcom- ing activities, call Emily Creely at 284-1022 or email her at ecreely@simrainstitute.us. RIGHTS, from page iA "So when people talk about having water rights, they are a property right, they can be bought and sold and there's a clear possession of those rights." "A person is not said to own water but to have a right to use i and that's the property right." "The Department of Water Resources has w/ter rights to the water in Lake Davis and we have with them a long-term contract that goes through the year 2038 with provisions for renewal beyond that." At this point Crescent Mills resident Todd Anderson told the board he would like the resolution to specifically recognize his water rights. Morris responded that he listed several prominent water right decrees over the years that included large groups of users but that he also included language to recognize .all other water rights holders in the county. That section reads: "the State Water Resources Con- trol Board currently recog- nizes more than 500 other active water rights in Plumas County, including permits or licenses to appropriate water, certified stockponds, state- ments of diversion and use, and federal claims." After that explanation, Eastern Plumas Supervisor Terry Swofford moved to pass the resolution and Graeagle Supervisor Jon Kennedy seconded. 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