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January 19, 2017

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ByJulieZeeb jzeeb@redbluffdailynews.com @DN_Zeeb on Twitter RED BLUFF TehamaCountywill be represented at the Jamz Na- tionals cheer competition in Las Vegas, where both the Junior Midget and Peewee teams of the Red Bluff Junior Spartans have qualified to compete starting Fri- day. The two groups qualified by winning the Nor Cal Fed Cheer Competition in Corning hosted by Foothill Youth Football & Cheer, said Red Bluff Junior Spartan Cheer Coordinator Veronica Arm- strong. The teams gave a final perfor- mance Tuesday evening follow- ing practice for family and friends with travel starting for some as early as Wednesday. The Junior Midget and Midget teams, who range from sixth through eighth CHEER JuniorSpartan Cheerleaders headed for nationals By Heather Hoelscher hhoelscher@redbluffdailynews.com @DN_Heather on Twitter RED BLUFF Nearly 800 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers were without power for a portion of Wednesday, likely caused by stormy, windy weather through- out the day, according to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno. At 2:19 p.m. it was reported 717 customers in Dairyville were without power. By 3:18 p.m. power was restored to 642 of those res- idents and by 4:08 p.m. all resi- dents affected by the power out- age in Dairyville had their power fully restored. Crew members did not find the cause of the outages, but Moreno said it's very likely that the weather was the cause. Crews reset a breaker and power was re- stored. At 2:22 p.m. it was reported 73 Red Bluff residences near Kaer Av- enue and Mary Lane were without STORM Outages impact nearly 800 residences By Heather Hoelscher hhoelscher@redbluffdailynews.com @DN_Heather on Twitter RED BLUFF The City Council au- thorized the Public Works depart- ment Tuesday to begin advertis- ing for contractors to move for- ward with the construction of the Walbridge Sewer Improvements Project. After sewer odor had been re- ported in the Walbridge neighbor- hood near the Rancheria sewer lift station and the city sewer manhole on Walbridge Street, the city did an assessment of the property to identify the issues. The city retained the services of Carollo Engineers, Inc. to con- duct the assessment and evalua- tion of the odor issues that were reported by residents, said Robin Kampmann, interim city engi- neer. Carollo concluded that it appears the odor may be gener- ated from sewer flow that had gone septic. The proposed project, with the engineer's estimate being $152,000 for the improvements, would remove about 1,000 feet of sewer force main between the sewer manhole on Walbridge west of Kemper Avenue to the high point of the force main near the intersection of Baker Road and the gravel frontage road and re- place it with eight-inch gravity sewer lines, Kampmann said. The project would include the installation of two new sewer manholes, according to the re- port. The first would be an odor controlling system at the begin- ning of the construction where the force main would be replaced with gravity sewer line. The sec- ond would be a sealed manhole placed about at the midpoint of the new construction. When an acceptable and qual- ified bid is received, the success- ful low bid will be brought back to the council, projected to be the March 7 meeting, for approval of the contract award. Construc- tion will then move forward if the weather permits. Funding for the improvements will be provided from within the Waste Water Maintenance and Collection Fund. The Technical Memorandum, which was prepared in February 2016 by Carollo, reviewed the ex- isting site conditions and poten- tial causes of the odor and recom- mended improvements that could RED BLUFF Citycontinueswithsewerproject By Julie Zeeb jzeeb@redbluffdailynews.com @DN_Zeeb on Twitter REDBLUFF A retirement party was held Wednesday for Te- hama County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Alson "Al" Blomquist, who retired Oct. 31 with 40 years of service as a reserve. "Thank you to Al and his family for 40 years of dedica- tion to Tehama County," said Sheriff Dave Hencratt. "He's worked law enforcement for the forest service and as a re- serve deputy. Some of my best memories in Tehama County have been with Al. Not only is he a good law enforcement of- ficer, but a good woodsman." When Hencratt first began working in outlying areas of the county, Blomquist was the first person he contacted to learn what he needed about the area and the two once spent a week on a marijuana grow living out of a cave in the Ishi wilderness, he said. "I'd like to thank Al, but also Betty too," said Sgt. Rod Daugherty who serves as one of two reserve coordinators. "We all know that behind every good man is a good woman. Al has been an asset to the agency and a wealth of experience. We'll miss that. He knows the country better than anyone. We appreciate your service and wish you nothing but the best." Several members of the Te- hama Interagency Drug En- forcement Task Force were present to give Blomquist a plaque on behalf of his assis- tance to the group, at which time they thanked him for al- ways being there for them. "I've enjoyed myself," Blomquist said. "I've spent al- most 41 years here and I re- member back when I first started we had 20 reserves. Now we're down to three or four. It's quite different. I had a lot of good times at the ro- deos and dances. The Paskenta TEHAMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S RESERVE DEPUTY RETIRES AFTER 41 YEARS Haveagreatday,GeraldWhite GOOD MORNING Scientists mostly blame man- made global warming with help from a natural El Nino. PAGEB6 GLOBAL Earthsetsheatrecord for third-straight time Bush was admitted to the ICU at a Houston hospital with complications from pneumo- nia. PAGE B4 FORMER PRESIDENT George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized PHOTOS BY JULIE ZEEB — DAILY NEWS Kathy Hausman presents Al Blomquist with a plaque that has pictures for each letter of his last name at his retirement party Wednesday a er almost 41years as a Tehama County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy. The plaque was a collaborative effort between Hausman and her sister Brenda Yancy of Spelltacular Photos. Al Blomquist thanks attendees for coming to his retirement party Wednesday a er almost 41years as a Tehama County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy. NATIONALS PAGE 5 OUTAGES PAGE 5 BLOMQUIST PAGE 5 SEWER PAGE 5 Check out what's going on in your neighborhood and the community. PAGE A2 LOCAL CALENDAR Community.....A3 Opinion............A4 Lifestyles........A6 Sports.............. B1 Comics ............B4 Weather ..........B6 INDEX Online Get more news on our website. redbluffdailynews.com "Some of my best memories in Tehama County have been with Al. 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