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~IL Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001 Opinion/Community News there less spotted owls or just l After weeks of learning how to become a spotted owl "hooter," you have probably figured out that finding the elusive bird is not the easiest task--wandering around in the woods in the dark giving off your "who, who, whooo" for all to hear. Unfortunately, there are many nights when all you get for your efforts is silence. Searching for spotted owls is nothing like packing a nice lunch, meeting with a group and making annual daylight bird surveys at Lake A1- ss to count th manor or Sierra Valley. It "hooted." In addition, there forest management activity because the owls have left owl sightings takes an especially hard- were centralized crews who in recent years? Trees are the area? Have the spotted with each year working, dedicated bird nerd specialized in owl sleuthing, out there growing. Forests owls figured they were beingthis count, to stay with a spotted owl 1o- There were so many people left undisturbed. So why "poor mouthed" by the callerfigure out howl caring job. But, the long out at night, there were sto- wouldn't there even be moreand decided not to answer? there probably ! hours and difficult working ries about pe'~ple "hooting" owls out there than before?Have they simply moved to a Works good conditions take their toll. No up others who were also outWhat has happened? new home just a little ways Rex suspects great career opportunities there looking for owls. And, Our men and women in away where they can't hear owl population here. the owls were found, green are still going out in the "hoots"? Or are the "hoot- were really Rex believes he has figured On the Plumas NF, spotted the spring and early summerers" simply missing areas they gird their out why spotted owl numbers owls were located every oneon their nightly "hooting" where the owls are residing?that phrase have been dropping off. Not to three miles over a good rounds. But, with workloadsIn any case, the overall doesn't exactlY the "rape" of the forests, as is portion of the forest. The ex- falling off, and budgets cut, number of owl responses are means), get being touted by environmen- ception was the more open there are significantly fewer down, so it stands to reasoners to tal groups, it's simply a re- eastside pine forests--an en- of them doing this than in the the owl populations are drop- to the stilt of fewer people being out vironment not preferred by past. This, in turn, results in ping. this he wonders there "hooting." the spotted owl. Hundreds of having a limited number of Rex has been told the pro- any A short 10 years ago, when spotted owls were found, not "hooters" available to cover jected downfall and possibleagain do the Forest Service had lots of only on the Plumas, but on a seriously large land area. collapse of spotted owl popu- to sus on-going projects, including national forests up and down To maximize efforts, the lations can be proven even if use" timber management, they the Sierras. But, have you Forest Service has tended to you have a decrease in the over-riding had swarms of people out in ever wondered why the re- concentrate on "call routes," number of people looking forNEXT: Want the woods looking for spotted ported spotted owl numbers where owls have previously the shy bird. It's called sam- yellow-lel owls, Every potential ground are dropping in light of the been located. But, if theirpiing and statistical analysis. disturbing activity had to be fact that there has been little "hoots" are unanswered, is it Add up the verified spotted i What was your New Year's resolution? Many base their new re- solves around food--eating healthier, losing weight and getting exercise. But, how many actually stick to their resolutions? Some fade quickly, others hang on a bit longer, but most soon give up. According to Dianne Gruner, dietitian for Plumas District Hospital, the follow- ing is a list of i0 ways to keep that New Year's resolution and make it workable. Eat at least two tennis balls a day. Translation: Eat at least two cially fatty fish, may protect into the meal," Gruner ad-Translation: Eat smaller whole fruits a day. "Picture two ten- against heart disease by in- vised, meals more often. Make .Livelife nis balls and you havae two creasing your HDL--the good .Be a bean counter, snacks be part of your daily Translation: whole fruit servings," nmer cholesterol,"Gruner said. Translation: Eat more nutritious meal plan. As anhigh-quality suggested. .Move like a hare, eat like a beans. "Beans are versatile example, Gruner said that aFats like olive, Eat at least two baseballs a tortoise, and can be used in soups, handful of carrots meets the seed, nuts and day. Translation: Keep moving, stews and salads." RDA requirement for vitaminhelp raise you Translation: Eat at least two but slow down at meal time. Gruner also recommends A each day. lesterol levels. servings of vegetables a day. "It takes about 20 minutes for the use of soy and soy prod- "Also try nuts, fresh fruit or over do it, "Three to five servings are your brain to signal it has ucts. Also a bean, soy haswhole grain crackers." have calories," recommended, so if you can even eaten," Gruner said. proven to be beneficial in-Be a king or queen in the ,Live it up. just commit to at least two, "Aim for 30 minutes of exer- many ways. Gruner and the morning. Translation: you will be on your way." cise--walking is OK--daily." Plumas County Dietetic Study Translation: build a betterfood. Enjoy Go fishing at least twice a .Be a homebody. Group, of which she is a mem- breakfast. "Your wake-up time." week. Translation: Cook more ber, recommend including meal should contain enough For more Translation. Eat at least two home meals. "When you cooksome form of soy in the diet protein and fat to sustain you tion, contact servings of seafood--about the for yourself, you have much on a daffy basis, throughout most of the morn- at Plumas size of a deck of cards--a more control over what goes ,Be a grazer, ing," Gruner said. "Go for the 283-2121. week. "Eating seafood, espe- winners na The team of John Kleine and Mike Serpilio outpegged cribmasters Nick Ayoob and Rick Thurman in the best of three championship rounds of the 2000 Holiday Cribbage Classic to win first place and pocket $75 each for their ef- forts. The runners-up each won $25 for their losing ef- forts. Kleine also won last year's tournament. Finishing on the bottom of ' the scoring lest for the seven- contest, and playing off in a best- of-three game matchup, were the teams of Clay Dyrr and Bob Bond against Mike Taborski and Robbie Gott. Concerned about history repeating itself, Gott reminded partner Taborski, during their final match, that when he was about seven he remembers stopping by the tournament in time to watch his late fa- ther, Rod, lose in the final game with his then partner Mike Taborski. Kay Fards | Quincy: (530) 283-3386 email: krealtor@jps.net BEAT THE COMPETITION! Today's real estate market is Explain your financial picture HOT! Interest rates have been in detail and ask your Realtor to low for several years and many help you get a loan commitment properties sell quickly-even before you begin looking at overnight. Some attract multiple homes. Once approved for a offers. If you're serious about loan, nothing should stand in the buying a home, you may wantto way of finding the perfect prop- beat the competition to ttm erty. punch to find the right home. Next, ask your Realtor to let Two steps can give you the you know every time a new advantage over all the other buy- property is listed which meets ers. First, choose a realtor and be prepared to tell your life histo- your requirements. ry----really. Explain every Being first to visit a new list- aspect-every wish, want & ing is a golden opportunity. Procrastinate, and you may lose desire-of your plans to buy a a chance at just the right home. home. List all the features you h_ope to find, locations you pre- Be prepared to buy and...beat fer, and any special require- the competition! ments you may have. Call Kay or Leah today! -..,,mm~ m lmm4,~_l, fllS Leah West Located in downtown Graeagle (530) 836-1234 I I II .# Plumas County's Professional Collision Repair Facility We handle all your insurance paper work All Work Guaranteed Factory Parts 1229 Industrial Way, Quincy II I I i i Legal Services of Northernprepare wills, divorce-related California will be in Quincy issues or bankruptcy. from 1-4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26. Appointments must be Sue Good, a paralegal withmade before Wednesday, Jan. many years of experience, 24. To make an appointment, will see clients over the age of call Anne VanPutten, Plumas 60 at Anne VanPutten's office Community Service Advisor, in the courthouse annex inat 283-0891. Quincy. Senior transportation is She will be in Greenville available. from 10 a.m. to noon on that same date. Services are limited to So- cial Security, Medicare and Last week we incorrectly MediCal problems, consumeridentified a Quincy Elementary complaints, grandparents' School kindergartner as being rights, housing problems, le- Dustin DeBernardi. Actually gal planning for incapacity the youngster is Justin Grigg. and elder abuse. Sue does not We apologize for the error. mmn li Surf the world wide web I[ Get your own E-Mail address 19.95/mo. UnlimitedA d :: fe2s may apply I OF SAVINGS All merchandise (except prduct) January 2 - 6 * Hurry In! Great Northern Hair Co. 458 Main St. * Quincy 283-3302 or 283-3760. i By Dave Keller Staff Writer Laid-off crews at the Sierra Pacific Industries plants in Quincy, Susanville and Loy- alton were called back to work Tuesday, Jan. 2. The end of the layoffs was announced last week by SPrs off-me in Redding. According to spokesman Ed Bond, the two-week hiatus went as expected, lasting no longer than ori1 pated by the com~ The logging market woes, to foreign compe prices--aboUt tla~ they were a year aP. "We'll continue the market," Bond Don Russell of Messenger contribl~ article. We inadt ertently left out the following businesses in our Thank . ou gld for the ioneer 3chool 3pell- - 'h We're sorry/Thank you for your dondi ~lurnas Countyglrts Commission Great J orthern -Iair Co. lll the est Fi+o Papa Murphy s Q uincyJIot 8pot Quincy yrnber/'True ~alueJtard~ ~lurnas Motor Supply/t{adio 8had~ State qarm Insurance sdyoob s ound Table zza Sandy is always polite and cqurteous to parle and staff members alike. She does her job v skill, dedication and attention to detail. She does an excellent job helping to train new emp ees." Other departments consistently comment the good job Sandy does in cleaning their dep ments.