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4B Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ra The newly formed Grand Jury Association-Plumas held its first public meeting Jan. 29 in Blairsden at the Mohawk Community Resource Center. President-elect Dennis Doyle gave a PowerPoint presentation on the importance of the Grand Jury and being a Grand Jury member. Only two states have civil grand juries -- California and Nevada -- the rest have criminal grand juries only. The role of a civil grand jury is to investigate county offices, community services districts, special districts, , airports and complaints from citizens. This process takes one full year, similar to having a part-time job. The jurors then collate all the information they have gathered, put those facts into written form with their recommendations, and send it to the presiding judge in n Jury charge of the jury. With the judge's approval, the final report is approved by all members of the jury, then sent off to the printers for publication. The whole process is confidential until the final report is issued. Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister knows the Grand Jury does a thorough job, said association organizers, who reported that he came to the meeting to offer his support for what the Grand Jury Association is doing to aid the Plumas County Superior Court and the residents of Plumas County. Also present were Supervisor Kevin Goss and Supervisor Jeff Engel. Rochelle Ramelli, of Plumas Bank, was also present for the presentation and question/answer period. The association thanks all the residents who attended the first informational on public meeting. Another Grand Jury evening meeting will be held in Quincy during February; the time and place will be determined. Another meeting will be held in Chester or possibly Greenville. The Grand Jury Association members said they thank Audrey Ellis for her work in getting the word out and securing a place to hold its first presentation. Dennis Doyle offers a PowerPoint presentation to the audience at the recent Grand Jury Association-Plumas meeting in Blairsden. Photo by Laverna Marshall Experienced Family Law Representation Divorce Custody Child/Spousal Support Support Modifications Restraining Orders \ Mediation High Conflict Custody / Complex Property Division : Serving Lassen and Plumas Counties Call For A Consultation 530.250-3175. Ste. 102 102 Main St., Quincy 283-4277 Dale & Sandy Thomas, OwnerslOpe~tors Tailoring, Mending, Hemming, Patches Corr etitive Pricing! X+ Yem Expmience Open Monday thru Thursday, 9am.4pm Quincy Sew R gag 102 Main St. ADVERTISING IS THE GREATEST TOOL FORYOUR BUSINESSI "We have received outstanding results from our last five weeks of advertising with Feather Publishing. Their professional staff has made advertising fast and easy." Owner/Operator w Plumas County Animal Shelter 201 N Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA 95971 287 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 283-0800 135 Mah~ Street, Chester, CA 258-3115 Greenville, CA 258-3115 nltou I oltn. 96 E. Sierra (Hwy 70), Portola, CA 832-4646 in Eli ire F ncil, Plumas "1 N tionali. st form new collaboration In partnership with the Plumas National Forest, the Plumas County Fire Safe Council is taking on a new role to initiate a collaborative group designed to increase public engagement in national forest restoration. All are welcome to join neighbors and community in public meetings to initiate a collective dialog on the management of forests and the future of Plumas County, say council organizers. Initial meetings are set in the following communities: Quincy on Feb. 11 at the library, Portola on Feb. 18 at the library, Indian Valley on Feb. 25 at the Town Hall and Chester on March 4 at the Memorial Hall. All meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a new, grassroots effort undertaken in Coll' tlJ6r it'ion with tl 6 ..... Plumas 'National. Forest,,. Motivated individuals and groups are encouraged to participate and make a difference in national forest restoration in Plumas County. "We are looking for people to help shape this effort and f establish a solid, locally influenced foundation for the long-term management decisions that will take place on both public and on participating private lands here in Plumas County," say organizers. People of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge are invited to come share ideas and insight, and provide local knowledge of the land. "Evolution of this forest restoration plan, and the state of our public land in Plumas County, depends on your input." The Fire Safe Council reports the platform for its effort is the Collaborative " Forest Landscape Restoration Act, which can provide federal funding for forest management on public lands. The CFLRA specifies diverse involvement with public input from the very beginning, the final product being a plan that is widely supported and meets the needs of the forest and its users. With a locally conceived and approved plan, an application to the CFLRA program can be made. The CFLRA program and other i provided in part by a decision' of the Plumas National Forest i following a recommendation of the Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee, of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act Title II Program. The Plumas County Fire Safe Council works to accomplish projects designed to fulfill its mission "to reduce the loss of natural and human-made resources caused by wildfire through Firewise Community programs and prefire activities." Since 2002, PCFSC: has helped proactive communities and landowners : to develop wildfire mitigation ': projects; developed planning , initiatives are necessary to documents and tools fori protect commtiil tl : ' :m4,1 IffffN flty omrnt Mtie,s;! wildfire and increase, the pace., educated.homeowners on , and scale of fuels reduction and landscape restoration in Plumas County, says the council. "With the help of people who have a common vision and perseverance, we could benefit our forests for generations while taking charge of economic opportunities that we create through this plan," say organizers. Visit plumascollaborative.wordpre ss.com to find information on the CFLRA process and to get a better sense of how this process can influence the future of the county. Funding for this project is steps that can be taken to helpI homes survive wildfire; and worked to educate landowners on the fundamentals of forest management. All meeting facilities include accessibility features. Anyone who requires additional assistance to participate in a meeting is invited to contact PCFSC at 283-0829 at least seven days prior to the meeting. For more information contact PCFSC chairman and University of California Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Advisor Mike De Lasaux at 283-6125 or mjdelasaux@ucdavis.edu. Mini Twilight Maxi "Twilight" is a 5 year old black"Maxi" is a 8 year old domestlb "Mini" is a 10 year olddomestic short hair that is spayed, medium hair tabby who is Domestic Short hair tabby. These 3 beautiful girls came to Shelter spayed and is Mini's daughter Mini is a spayed female, together, when their human Morn went to heaven and they couldn't go. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing; calling prior to visiting shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs is $15.00 per year. Your Local Full Service Pet & Feed Store 283-9605 362 Crescent St. Nutrena- Quincy t'=~a~,~ /.,~a~" (next tO Feather River Fitness) For More Information or to View More Pets, Visit Us at www.petfinder.com ~,~