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Published: 2006/11/20

High Sierra Returns to Quincy, CA

The 17th annual High Sierra Music Festival will return to Quincy, CA, from July 5-8. In a public note, the festivals promoters stated the following:
As many of you are aware, this summer’s festival yielded many calls and emails from festival-goers regarding their negative experiences with law enforcement. It was clear that in order for us to return to Quincy we would need assurance that changes would take place. Toward that goal, we have been working diligently with the local community, county officials, and the Sheriff to bring about the substantive improvements necessary for us to feel comfortable in returning. Plumas County Sheriff Terry Bergstrand has written a personal note to all High Sierra Music Festival attendees outlining some of the measures that will be taken to improve the relationship between patrons and officers. Major points of his commitment include a citizen Walk-Along program, fewer patrols, moving law enforcement headquarters off-site, removal of the SWAT vehicle, officers staying on main pathways, and daily briefings with us in order to immediately address any issues. We will continue to work with the Sheriff and county in the months leading up to the festival to make sure implementation is meeting our expectations.

The 17th annual festival is currently accepting artist submissions for next summer. Tickets for High Sierra will go on sale Monday, December 11.

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