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8A Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 Feather River Bulletin WEEKLY Thursday, Jan. 22 ATHERINGSI -- n.23 A/k, noon, 260 County "Window Between Worlds" Workshops. Hospital Road, Courthouse Designed to use art as a Annex - Orchard House. healing tool. 11 am -12 pro. Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) Plumas Rural Services 880-3880. 711 E. Main St., Quincy. For NA, 6:00 p.m., 260 County more info, Beth or Stacie, Hospital Road, Courthouse 283-5675. Annex - Orchard House. AA, noon, 260 County Quincy. Hospital Road, Courthouse AARP, at Mountain View Annex - Orchard House. Manor community room, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 4th Sat., 116 Circle Dr. I p.m. 880-3880. New members welcome. Quincy Cribbage Group. Call Greg Margason, 283- Every Thurs., 12:30 sharp. 0686 for more info. Come early and have lunch. Dinner at the Grange, Round Table Pizza. No dues Feather River Grange Hall, or fees. Quincy, 4th Fridays, 5 p.m. Women's Support Group, until food is gone. Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Fundraiser to restore the Plumas Crisis Center, 591 building. Call 283-2782 or Main St., Quincy. Call 283- 283-2930. 5515. A1-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs Saturday, Jan. 24 in back. For families & NA, noon, 260 County friends of alcoholics. Hospital Road, Courthouse Boy Scouts Troop 130, Annex - Orchard House. 6:30 p.m., LDS Church, 55 Quincy. Bellamy Ln. Call Dale AA, 6 p.m. 260 County Stokes, 283-3661. Hospital Road, Courthouse Blue Star Moms, 7 p.m., Annex - Orchard House. Masonic Lodge, Harbison Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) Street, Quincy. 880-3880.. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Dukes of Plumas Volunteer Fire Dept. Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 Explorer Program, meets a.m., start play 11 a.m., 2nd and 4th' Thursdays. For every Saturday at Mt. info call'Sarah Anderson, Tomba, Cromberg. 530-2~6-1503. Plumas Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Coalition. Focused on Sunday, Jan, 25 reducing alcohol; tobacco NA, noon, 260 County and other drug problems in Hospital Road, Courthouse Plumas County. 4th Annex - Orchard House• Thursdays, 1 p.m., Quincy. Courthouse Annex, Quincy. NA, 5 p.m., women only, 260 plumasatodcoalition@yaho County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - League of Women Orchard House. Quincy. Voters, fourth Thurs., 6" Singing, Calvary Chapel p.m. Quincy. Call for Quincy, 4th Sunday, 6:30 location: 530-283-0795. p.m. Old hymns, classic gospel praise music• Bring requests for your favorites. To update information on this page, contact Eva at the Feather River Bulletin, 283-0800. email LAST WEEK'S LAKE LEVELS TEM PERATU RES Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,479.74 Da~ High Low Precip Snow ¥1 Year Ago 4,480.52 Jan. 1255 28 .... Jan. 1353 24 .... Jan. 1448 19 .... Jan. 1542 19 .... Jan. 1649 23 .07 -- Jan. 1758 36 .02 -- Jan. 1860 38 .... Jan. 19 .... Total precipitation, July 1,2014, to date: 22.14" precip; snow 6" This date 2014: 4.48" precip, 6" snow. 2013-14 totals: 21.91" total precip, 7" snow. 2012-13: 37.93" total precip; 23.75" snow. (Weather year is July 1 to June 30) Compiled by Ron Trumbo Lake Almanor **Capacity 1Current 781,150 ¥1 Year Ago 799,654 Bucks Lake *Elevation 1Current 5,136.32 ¥1 Year Ago 5,124.62 Bucks Lake **Capacity 1Current 69,911 ¥1 Year Ago 51,988 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. :l'Jan. 11, 2015 Weather Wednesday, Jan. 21 Sunrise 7:23-Sunset 5:13 Forecast for Quincy Thursday, Jan. 22 Sunrise 7:22-Sunset 5:14 '\,X,/, Mostly sunny, with a high~ Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Sunrise 7:20--Sunset 5:18 o . Friday, Jan. 23 Sunrise 7:22--Sunset 5:15 \,X'L Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 29, Sunrise 7:20--Sunset 5:19 Sunny, with a high , near 60. .... Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. ,q,~c Rocl'" Scientists of the EarthrM 180 Main St. • P.O. Box 1956 • Chester • CA ° 96020 • (530) 258-4228 Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Sunny, with a high near 61. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Sunny, with a high near 61 Tuesday, Jan. 27 Sunrise 7:19-Sunset 5:20 MEETINGS A -- - Soroptimist International ND CLUBS --W--e-d nes-s day- -J an .-2-8 Baby Bounce Stow Time. of Quincy, noon to I p.m. Moon's restaurant. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283-2127• Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Jan Jensen, 283-2209 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Monday, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 24-hour info: (877). 880-3880. Tuesday, Jan. 27 Knitting and Crochet group, 12 p.m.-l:30 p.m., Quincy library meeting room. All skill levels welcome. For more info, Lynn Sheehy, 283-6310. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - ,, Orchard House, Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Bible Study. (King James version) 7-8 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 55 Bellamy Lane, Quincy. Open to all. Bibles available• Call 530-953-7790 for more info. League of Women Voters, fourth Tues., 6 p.m. Quincy librarY meeting room. Sept. thru June. Call 283-0485 for more info. Infants 0 to 24 months, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Plumas County Library Quincy branch. 445 Jackson St. Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs, crafts and games• 10:30 a.m., Community Meeting Room, Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. For information, call the library. 283-6310. American Valley Toastmasters. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration building, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. (Behind Safeway.) For more info, contact Kathy, 283-7618. Open to all interested in developing their speaking and leadership skills. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880• Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reservations. Grief Group, Community United Methodist Church. Join Pastor Donna at noon to begin or continue the process of healing. Open to everyone. Call the church office, 283- 1740, for more info. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Elks meeting, Elks Lodge, Hwy. 70, E. Quincy, social 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m.; meeting 7:30 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Wed. .... CHURCHES Calvary Chapel Quincy 283-4463. 1953 E. Main, Mill Creek Shopping Center, E. Quincy. Christian Life Fellowship 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal 283-0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist 283-1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, First Baptist. 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jack- son St, #100, Quincy Our Savior Lutheran 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist 310-2042 or 283-3092, 2333 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927-7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church 283-0890, 176 Lawrence St. Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist 283-1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. • The number of regional earthquakes decreased significantly from the previ- ous week, sliping by two-thirds and to only five events. It was the second sin- gle-digit tally in three weeks, the sixth in the last three months and the tenth in the last six months. There were only 11 weeks in 2014 where the atctivity fell be- low ~he 10 quakes-per-week level. Both 2013 and Z014 also started out on low seismic weeks. • 2014 was a relatively calm seismic year, especially considering the moderately strong Canyondam M 5.7 earthquake that struck in 2013. There were a number of brief Canyondam affershock surges, but nothing to vigorous. In February there was a 35- event sereies near Virgina City, Nevada, a robust micro-earthquake swarm near 6rae- agle in late July and early August, and bub- bly earthquake sequequence at Lassen Peak following a 3.9 earthquake on Novem- berlt There were only eight M 3s all year; nothing measured M 4.0 or stronger- the first lapse since 2009. Of particular interest was the ongoing swarm in norhern Nevada. Principal's message: As the site council looked at our data for this year and began to set goals, one of the areas of concern was our graduation rate. Our 3rd goal was to increase graduation rates and college and career readiness. Our Objective: , Is to ensure that all students are enrolled in courses required for admittance to a 4 year university or supportive of an identified career technical path. Continue and improve the Career Pathways program. Expand existing programs of classroom observations to include the use of Edivation, with an emphasis on common core implementation. Develop program of interium and curriculum embedded assessments using OARS (computer testing). Develop program to identify at-risk students for credit recovery using grades and attendance data. Develop system of monthly evaluations of progress on senior projects• How will we evaluate progress on this goal? Yearly improvement in graduation rates with a goal of 100% by 2016-2017. Increase percentage of sophomores with an identified college or career technical academic and career pathway to 100 by 2016-2017• Here is the data we looked at from QHS: Graduation rates: Presenting 12th Grade: All students at QHS -- 2011:84 %; 2012:94 %; 2013:92 % Although we are above the state average, our trends are declining• At QHS we are committed to meet a goal of 100% by 2016-2017• I will be holding our first focus group on Graduation rates on Wednesday, January 21, at 5:30 pm in the library. I am inviting all interested students, parents and community members to come. This is right before our Cash for College night and most seniors and their parents will be there at 6:00. This will be an opportune time to provide input. Our student body president and I will be facilitating, asking questions and finding out concerns and positives steps that were taken to assure graduation. This will provide input from our existing seniors and their parents, however all students and their parents are invited to attend• Please come at 5:30 in our Iibrary, and be part of this. Cash for College will start at 6:00. Upcoming Events: 1/21 Cash for College & Financial Aide Night 1/22 Sober Grad Meeting, Library, 5:30 1/23 Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Biggs at home 1/24 SAT Test 1/26 Ski Team at Alpine 1/27 Boys Girls Basketball vs. Portola at Home ew aspen \ tree esign la economy Ann Powers Staff Writer Portola city offmials and local volunteers are creating a Feather River walkway lined with aspen trees and wooden benches to help beautify the area and attract more tourists -- with wallets. About 40 trees are being relocated from a 10-acre city-owned parcel in Malloy Springs. Crews comprised of City Council members and volunteer fire fighters are replanting the aspens along the Feather River starting ,at the city's west side entrance on Highway 70, to the Veterans Memorial Hall at 449 W. Sierra Ave. Plans also include installing benches, informational signs and plaques, an Americans With PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice Plumas-Sierra' Rural Electric Cooperative will be conducting inspections of its facilities throughout 2015. Specific vegetation man- agement projects planned within the tim- bered portions of its service area include but are not limited to, Chandler Road, the Cromberg area, Spring Garden area, Graeagle, and Mabie/Delleker. We will also be inspecting for trees and other vegetation in proximity to the power lines as required by the California Public Resource Code Section 4293. Trees that come in contact with power lines are a major cause of out-" ages on our system. PSREC strives to strike a healthy balance between our appreciation for trees and our obligation to provide safe, reliable electric service. Through our tree trimming program, we redirect tree growth away from power lines and remove any damaged or diseased trees so we can limit potential damage to the power lines which could be caused by extreme weather condi- tions. If a tree grows too fast or if its proxim- ity to power lines is a threat to our electric system, our experts will trim the growth away from our equipment. Our vegetation management is conducted following best management practices defined in ANSI A300 Part 7 (ANSI 2012) and the ISA com- panion publication to the ANSI A300 Standards (ISA 2007). Currently PSREC is doing a comprehensive mapping/inspection project that encompass- es the entire service area. These inspec- tions are part of our ongoing work to provide our members with safe, reliable electric ser- vice. We will be inspecting electrical equip- ment as required by California General Orders 95 and 128 and determining the location and condition of our infrastructure. PSREC personnel require access to all of its facilities including meters. PSREC employ- ees will have company ID with them. Published FRB, PR Jan. 14, 21,28, Feb. 4, 20151 Published LCT Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 2015] "It will benefitthe tourists and send them into the town where they'll hopefully spend money, and that will benefit local businesses." Todd Roberts Public Works Director City of Portola Disabilities Act-compliant passageway and parking. "It will be a nice place for the public to park, walk around, look at the river and get some information about what Portola has to offer," said Public Works Director Todd Roberts. "It will benefit the tourists and send them into the town where they'll hopefully spend money, and that will benefit local businesses." The Riverwalk project has a completion date set for this spring and Council Member Phil Oels says he's confident they'll meet that deadline. He spent a recent Sunday with four Portola volunteer firefighters digging up, transporting, replanting and watering 22 trees (with the help of a fire engine and its hose) in record time -- just five hours• "But the damn kids wouldn't even let me touch a tool and told me just to supervise," Oels quipped. "These are strong young men and the pride of the mountains, no doubt. A big thank-you to Chief (Henry) Johnson and the volunteers from his department." Oels added that chicken wire will be wrapped around the base of the trees "to keep the critters off." He said beavers are partial to snacking on aspens. A Proposition 50 river parkways grant of $207,460 funded the land acquisition for the project, according to City Planner Karen Downs• The property was acquired in October 2008 and has been maintained by Portoh's Public Works Department. 1