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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9A Debra Moore one is undergoing repairs, present during the event, and Staff Writer Another ambulance is that one of the individuals is already committed to being always in the medical tent. stationed at High SierraThe supervisors discussed Concerns about adequate Music Festival on that the possibility of ambulance emergency medical response weekend, which leaves just coverage from elsewhere in prompted the Board of one to respond for the rest of the county, as happens on a Supervisors to delay the hospital's coverage area. routine basis, but because it's authorizing a music festival Tolen told the supervisors a busy holiday weekend, worried in Belden during the Fourth that during a music festival. that it might not be realistic. of July weekend, held at Belden earlier this "We have people who live The supervisors were year, PDH personnel madehere, pay taxes, and that poised to approve permits for five ambulance runs to the should be our priority," three concerts during their venue during a three-daySupervisor Sherrie Thrall June 3 public meeting, but festival, resulting in just two said. "Not people who come to refrained from approving the transports to the hospital, the festival and go no farther Priceless concert scheduled That costs money becausethan Belden." for July 4 - 6 in Belden. They the hospital has to call in extra But since tickets have been were scheduled to discuss the staffand pay overtime, and it sold for the event, the issue again during their June takes an ambulance out of the supervisors decided to give 10 meeting, after giving area for an extended period, concert promoters a week to promoters time to address The fact that 0nly two work with PDH to see if a concerns raised by paramedic transports resulted from five solution could be reached. Steve Tolen and Ashley trips prompted a discussion The supervisors questioned Blesse, a registered nurse and about the expertise and the why they were being asked to emergency services manager adequacy of the medical approve a permit for a concert for Plumas District Hospital. service provided by the festival, that was so imminent, but "Our resources are already Richie Folen, who is then learned that their own stretched thin," Blesse said of affiliated with Belden but ordinance requires a public the holiday weekend, isn't one of the concerthearing no sooner than 60 PDH typically has three promoters, said that two paid days before an event, and no ambulances available, but and licensed EMTs are later than 30 days. Paid Political Advertisement 00 for all the support and confidence you, the voters, have placed in me during the recent election. I look forward to my new position and will continue to "always put kids first!" Lassen County Office of Education musl In addition to medical response issues, California Highway Patrol Commander Joe Edwards attended the meeting to discuss traffic concerns at the request of Supervisor Lori Simpson, who said she was shocked to learn that one of the participants was run over by a worker during the last event Edwards said High Sierra I had its Own traffic issues, but after working with promoters for a year, they had been addressed. He offeredto do the same with Belden events. "I think we could come up with a way to mitigate problems down there," he said. "Let us use our expertise." While the supervisors delayed approving the Priceless event, with an expected n attendance of 700, they issued the permit for the Sunset Campout scheduled to be held in Belden from July 25 to 27 with an expected turnout of 850. The board also approved the permit for High Sierra, which draws approximately 10,000 to the fairgrounds during the Fourth of July weekend. This year's event runs from July 3 through July 6. Meat Corner Pork CI Macaroni or * Meat Packs are approximate weight. (All items subject to stock on hand) 2 Ib Foster Farm Turkey Lunchmeat .$4.49 ea 8 OZ. Tillamook Shredded Cheeses ea t303 Main St., Susanville 251-0701 prize winner new riq ,as J on.