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2A Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 Feather River Bulletin 1 Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Twenty years after the Quincy Library Group formed to address timber management in a swath of Northern California, an independent organization has studied the project and issued a report that indicates mixed results -- the group's forest thinning strategy does reduce the spread and severity of wildfire, but it didn't attain, the desired sociological and economic results. The latter can be attributed partially to the scale of the project, which never reached its goals, according to the Pinchot Institute, an independent consulting firm selecte~ to conduct the study. Appeals and litigation plagued the project from its inception, limiting the timber sales and acres harvested. The report's conclusions, which were released to the public Dec. 17, included the following: "While the HFQLG pilot project originated through an unprecedented type of collaboration, it also included significant federal investment, approximating $293 million, the economic impacts of which cannot be separated from the impacts of management approaches introduced .... "However, where the HFQLG pilot project was implemented it helped reduce the damaging effects of wildfire, and in the process produced needed economic stimulus, albeit not at the level anticipated. "That the full effects and potential impact of the HFQLG pilot project remain uncertain wen beyond the five year duration first proposed demands caution. The HFQLG pilot project has demonstrated the potential of collaborative engagement, but as yet, not a model for how institutions and collaborative partnerships must adapt to achieve the complex outcomes of promoting forest health, economic stability and maintaining environmental "compared to the enormous values." blank check the federal The Quincy Library Group government has to write to is scheduled to discuss the fight fires." report during it Jan. 23 The report is highly meeting, but one member has complimentary of the fuel already written a response, reduction component of the John Sheehan analyzed the project. findings of the report, and "The implementation of summed up by saying, DFPZs (defensible fuel profile "Whether the federal zones) as a fuel reduction government learns the strategy clearly achieved lessons on wildfire and the many of the intended benefits need for a healthy private including reduced fire industry to help carry the severity," the report read. load is up to all of us locally." "Wildfires impacting Bill Coates, one of the DFPZs repeatedly showed original co-founders of thedecreases in fire behavior, group, addressed the rePort's flame length, and fire comments on the cost of severity. The DFPZ implementing the project, treatments also enhanced which he said was very small suppression efforts and effectiveness by serving as anchor points for fire line construction and for burnout activities; they were also used to facilitate safe movement of firefighting personnel and equipment to and from wildfire areas." However, when it comes to monitoring, protecting riparian areas and endangered species, the report is less positive. "However, the spotted owl population within the pilot project area declined during the implementation period and the evaluation of whether the pilot project treatments contributed to this decline was not completed," the report read. Li clu Elementary school kids budget. The need for looking for something fun to after-school activities do on Wednesday afternoons continued to be apparent, are invited to come to the however, and library staff Quincy library's new feel it is an important service After-School Kids Club. to restore. Activities will include arts "Many kids spend hours at and crafts projects, science the library every weekday," activities, games, stories, said Youth Services snacks and more. Librarian Dora Mitchell. "We The program is for want to make sure it's not children in second to sixth only a welcoming space for grade (younger children are them, but also a place where welcome to attend they can do constructive, accompanied by an adult), interesting activities after and is free of charge. The school." The program will be club will meet from 3 to 5 loosely structured, allowing p.m. every Wednesday in the kids a choice of hands:on Plumas County Library's activities, reading-related community meeting room at projects and supervised 445 Jackson St. in Quincy. free-play time. The library offered a Programs begin Jan. 15 and popular after-school program will continue through the from 2010 to 2011, until the school year. For more program was discontinued information, call the library due to cuts in staffing and at 283-6310. YOUR BEST FRIEND'S HEALTH IS OUR 1ST PRIORITY I FREE 1st exams for new c[ient FREE Dental exams FRpe 2nd opinions FREE Re-checks ........................... ......... Our trained, competant & courteous staff is available to answer any questions you may have. American Valley Animal Hospital 77 Alta Ave., Quincy California State Law AB 1000 DIRECT ACCESS Effe.ctive Jan. 1, 2014 This law allows you to be treated & have direct access to physical therapy treatments for 45 calendar days or 12 visits. After that time, the patient must be seen by a physician who must approve the plan of care developed by the physical therapist. For more information call the specialists at: PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY QUINCY GRAIEAGLE 78 Central Ave., #2 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-283-2202 530-283-2204 (FAX) 530-836-1178 1 CLICK AWAY The season of giving Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou accepts a check for $295 from American Valley Hardware owners Mary and Gary Vogt, left. The donation, given Dec. 30, represented 5 percent of the store's Dec. 23 sales. The Vogts decided to give back to the community in a different way this holiday season. From Dec. 15 through Dec. 24 they donated 5 percent of store sales to a different organization each day. The Vogts donated a total of $2;500 to the following local groups, in addition to the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department: the Community Assistance Network, Boy Scouts, Quincy Elementary PCO, Enactus, Quincy Little League, Plumas County veterans, Quincy High Boosters, Girl Scouts and Plumas Community Hospice. "These are all worthwhile groups," Mary Vogt said. "We wanted to do something above and beyond for them." Photo by Debra Moore Dore, Anderson win cribbage tournament "Finally!" That was the among the original players honors and $125 each for first thing Bill Dore uttered when the first Cribbage their efforts. The as he and his partner, AndyClassic contest was held 47second-place winners Anderson, captured first years ago. Although pocketed $50 each. place in the annual Holiday Anderson and Hedin had Bob Reintz and Art Hinton Classic Cribbage doubles each won this contest several were the day's losers and tournament held Dec. 27, times during the nearly five have the honors of orgaaizing 2013, at the Main Street decades it has been played, next year's luncheon event. Sports Bar in Quincy. This this was Dore's first victory. They ended the day with year's lunch, a pulled-pork He had been the runner-up on only two wins and seven sandwich and salads, was numerous occasions, losses. In fairness, it should catered by Sweet Lorraine's Using spread points as the be noted that they did just restaurant, tiebreaker, Dore and slightly worse than the team Dore, Anderson and Jim Anderson barely edged out of Merle Trueblood and Dave Hedin were the only players the team of Scott Davis and Ludington, who also won just on hand this year that were Chuck Leonhardt to win top two games, but escaped the dubious honor by virtue of the tie-breaker. Twenty-eight players competed this year in the doubles-format tournament held annually in December. Shear Pleasure Leona ar has new owners Three siblings will be the new owners of Leonard's Market in Portola and Loyalton. Sierra Village Markets, operated by Pamela Garcia, Matthew Marcott and Linda Harris, anticipates taking over operation of the store later this month or in February. "We would love to come in right away, but the transition will not be completed for several weeks," said Marcott. His sister, Pamela Garcia, will be relocating to the area with her husband, Albert, to oversee the stores. The family plans to retain the stores' employees. The siblings also plan to keep the store name because of its history in the area. The Portola store was established in 1954 and acquired by the Cliftons in 1980. The Loyalton store has been in existence since 1938 and was acquired by the~_ Cliftons in 1990.~j ..... "We would like to thank all of our customers for their business over the years," brothers Steve and Paul Clifton said in a written statement. "It has been Our pleasure and honor to be of service. We would also like to thank our many dedicated employees and their families who have contributed to our success." Sierra Village Markets LLC is a private company owned and managed by longtime members of a supermarket family. The Leonard's stores will be their first California locations. "I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone at the stores and fellow community members," Pamela Garcia said. "I hope to become engaged with our employees,. community organizations and schools." ThankYou I would like to thank all of the people who helped me or asked if I was okay after my automobile accident. From the man that helped me get out of my car, Kim who gave me a jacket & blanket and let me sit in her car to warm up, to all the highway patrol, CalTrans and firefighters who responded Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart, Karen Lee Blue Buggie ':~ ~,~ ..~?'.,~" , ;:7 .............. ~izi "'~ ..... SerVed w/Sauteed Onions & "Fiesta" Bells, Grilled Potatoes, Fresh Guacamole, Sour Cream and Corn or FlourTortillas ii Delicioso.. DON~T MISS WORDS ~[ MUSIC THURSDAY 7PM 557 Lawrence Street Quincy 7-2 Every Day k,~ "Serving Darn Good Comfort Food Since 1976" j, mY Tn g u/d k:gtou r Christmas Tree Sale such a successv U.S. Forest Service Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds Plumas Bank Feather Publishing Co. Troop Leaders & Parents and all those who bought trees & gave generous donations! I Jan Jensen is now | 1 BSA Group 151's new leader. THANK YOU JAN!