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lOB Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Thu, Feb. 9 Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Morning Thunder. Open stage follows featured artist; sign ets $3. Beverages ava ab e for purchase. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. up at the door to perform. Tick- Sat, Feb. 11 Greenville: Annual Crab Crack Dinner and Auction; preview 5 p.m., dinner 6; Greenville Town Hall. Menu,includes Dungeness crab, potato casserole, beans, buttered French bread. Caesar salad, drawn butter, lemon slices,dessert. Tickets $40 per person. Live auction with auctioneer Wesley Neer. Live music by GHS Music Program. For information, tickets: 284-6633. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walk, 1:30 p.m., meet at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Explore winter ecology and Lassen's geologic history for 1.5 to two hours. Must be at least 8, capable of moderate physical exercise. Infants and children in carriers not allowed. Wear boots, dress in warm layers, bring water bottle. Snowshoes provided, suggested donation $1. Reservations required for organized groups: 595-6133. For information: 595-4480. Quincy: Creative Memories scrapbooking workshop, 1 - 5 p.m., Susan's Crop Room. Bring album or other photb catch up with friends, see latest products. Cost $5. For information, to register: Susan Brandes, 283-3863. project, Sun, Feb. 12 Chester: Second annual Sock" Hop, 5 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church. Lake Almanor Christian School fundraiser in- cludes swing music, '50s decor, dancing, fried chicken dinner, soda fountain, photo booth. Attendees encouraged to wear '50s attire. Tickets $15 per person, $25 per couple, $40 per family; available from LACS students, staff. For information: LACS, 596-4100. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe v~alk, 1:30 p.m., meet at Kohm Yah-mah-n ee Visitor Center: Explore winter ecology and Lassen's geologic history for 1.5 to two hours. Must be at least 8, capable of moderate physical exercise. Infants and children in carriers not allowed. Wear boots, dress in warm layers, bring water bottle. Snowshoes provided, suggested donation $1. Reservations required for organized groups: 595-6133. For information: 595-4480. Tue, Feb. 14 Quincy: ACT Comedy Night, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. The Association of Concerned Theatregoers presents a night of local comedic talent. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, chocolate, laughs. For information: Terry Gallagher, 283-3418. Fri, Feb. 17 Almanor Ranger District: Free guided snowshoe walk, 1 - 3:30 p.m., WEATHER PERMITTING. One- totwo-mile walk open to everyone 8 years and up; snowshoes provided. Participants will learn about Winter ecology and survival skills. Pre-registration required: Barbara Jackson, 258-2141 Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Williams House on Highway 70 across from Dollard's Market. Featuring Mel Wade. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Open stage follows featured artist; sign up at the door. Admission $3. For infor- mation: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Sat, Feb. 18 Chester: Cross-country ski lessons, St. Bernard Lodge. CONDITIONS book.com/stbernard. PERMITTING. For information: face- Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walk, 1:30 p.m., meet at Kohm Yah-mah-riee Visitor Center. Explore winter ecology and Lassen's geologic history for 1.5 to two hours. Must be at least 8, capable of moderate physical exercise. Infants and children n carriers not allowed. Wear boots, dress in warm layers, bring water bottle. Snowshoes provided, suggested donation $1. Reservations required for organized groups: 595-6133. For information: 595-4480. Portola:- 16th annual Lake Davis Poker Run; registration 9 - 11 a.m., J&J Grizzly Store at 7552 Lake Davis Road. Four best poker hands win. Entry fee $12 per person; two or more hands per person $8 each. Helmets required. Prize draw- ing, awards at 2 p.m. Drawing tickets $1 each or six for $5. Snowmobile prize drawing for Ski-Doo Summit ROTAX 80OR: tickets $20, Proceeds benefit Rotary Endowment Fund. Fo~ information: 836-6811. Quincy: Fourth Annual Mule Deer Foundation mation: Frank Smith, 283-2233. Banquet, starts 5 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. For tickets, infor- Contra dance, 7:30 p.m., Quincy Vet's Hall. Easy and fun for all ages. Dances taught and called, brief introductory session included. For information: 283-0137. Bourgeois Gypsies concert, 9 - 11:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge at 395 Main St. Must be 21 or older, with ID. Cover charge $5. For information: Stacy, 283-9788 Sat - Sun, Feb. 18 - 19 Portola: Winter Fest, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grizzly Creek Guest Ranch at 5900 Grizzly Road. Spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, $10, includes award, scholarship ceremony. Snowmobile rides, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sled'dog races and rides, climbing wall, sledding and tubing, horse sled rides, ice fishing, vendors. Alternative activities planned if there is no snow. Free entrance, tiokets required for activities. For information, vendor space: Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, 836-6811. Sun, Feb. 19 Johnsville: 20th annual Historic Longboard Revival Series, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Plumas-Eureka Ski Bowl. 1860s pioneer outfits encouraged, live "mountain music," refreshments for purchase, prizes. Racers must wear leather boots and use au- thentic "dope" wax only. Registration, activities, practice begins 9:30 a.m.; race starts around noon. For informa- tion: plumasskidub.org; Rob, 283-3381. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walk, 1:30 p.m., meet at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Explore winter ecology and Lassen's geologic history for 1.5 to two hours. Must be at least 8, capable of moderate physical exercise. Infants and children in carriers not allowed. Wear boots, dress in warm layers, bring water bottle. Snowshoes provided, suggested donation $1. Reservations required for organized groups: 595-6133. For information: 595-4480. Mon, Feb. 20 Quincy: Feather River College Entrepreneur Speakers Series, 6:30 - 8 p.m., R6om 103 in Feather River College Learning Re- source Center. John Kimmel, CPA, of Bequette & Kimmel Accountancy, will speak on "Avoiding Financial Pitfalls in Small Business." Free admission and parking. For information: Amy Schulz, 283-0202, ext. 358. Thu, Feb. 23 Chester: Words & Music, 7 p.m., The Coffee Station. Open stage follows featured artist; sign ets $3. Beverages available for purchase. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. up at the door to perform. Tick- Fri, Feb. 24 Quincy: Hip Hop Dance Party, 9 - 11:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge at 395 Main St. Music by DJ Shannon Mont- gomery and Mista Unknown. Must be 21 or older, with ID. No cover charge. For information: Stacy, 283-9788. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, email iburke@plumasnews.com or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, inducting charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or email smorrow@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the event, location, date, tin~ and a phone number, as space permits. llm m m m m m m m m m m m m n m m m m m m mI m sE oR IVl_ ll Monday, Feb. 13 Thursdag Feb. 16 All Sites closed. Pork chop/mushroom sauce,m the nutrition site in your Lincoln's Birthday brussel sprouts, sweet potato, |area call: Chester, 394,7636; whole grain roll, applesauce m -Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, Tuesday, Feb. 14 284-6608; Portola, 832-4173 Lemon chicken, au gratin (call day before to make potatoes, steamed broccoli, Friday, Feb. 17 reservation); Blairsden, 836- biscuit, chilled apricots Tuna noodle casserole, petite | 0446(Wednesdays only), peas, tossed green salad, mSuggested lunch donation Wednesday,Feb. 15 mPrice is $2.50. One guest may Steak teriaki, onions/green ries/ice cream accompany each senior, pepper, brown rice, tossed L$6 mandatory charge, green salad, fruit cocktail m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m pumpkin muffin, strawber-m --.m.J LETTERS, from page 9B saved the city all this money. I for the shortfall. believe because of the state- My question is, how much ment and your actions that thought went into the planning Prop. 218 procedures to use a you will not listen to anything and consideration of cost to the ballot. It should be placed on that Sou disagree with. Your people of Portola for this water the November 2012 General Election ballot, aggressive tactics have cost project? We expect approxi- The city did not follow the the citizens an unknown mately 1,000 water users topay amount of dollars and have between $5.2 million and $9 intent of the Prop. 218 proce- forced some citizens out of minionfor the project? dure. It did not follow the very their houses, the homes which The city wells would have specific liberal construction provision, which constitution- they own. cost approximately $2 million ally mandates that the provl- I don't buy the comment of, to place filters on them that sions of the act "shall be liber- "Let them go to the f0od bank Would have removed the ar- if they can't pay their city senic out of the water. What ally construed to effectuate its bills," to be a real solution, was the council thinking? purposes of limiting local gov- ernment revenue and enhatrc: You have a good pension with I can see, it's not a perfect mg taxpayer consent." (Sec- benefits and I'm glad you can world. afford the rate increase. Joe Moctezuma tion 5 of the Right to Vote on If you're on a fixed income Portola Taxes Act) The rate increase due to your circumstances, provides liberal revenue to the city without taxpayers' can't afford the increasing GE jobs cost of insurance, co-pays and This is in response to the consent. It is time for ratepay- the inflation rate, add a 200 letter in last week's paper ers to score a victory. A former Petaluma city percent increase in the city from Bill Martin regarding councilman appears to havebills and you've broken the state Sen. Ted Gaines ranting scored a victory by prompting bank. against our government for the city to stop spending Please at least help thephasing out the incandescent wastewater funds on certain council rescind the city rates light bulb. What he is saying, activities that he claims are until we have better ideas, and along with many of his con- can work to help the people of stituents, is we want less gov- an illegal use of the money. Portola. ernment control even when it This former Portola city Coun= cilman hopes to roll back the Ken Tibbedeaux comes to a simple thing such water and sewer rate increas- Portolaas a light hulb. es. I hope to get our City Coun- I hope this information, will cil to use public funds for the Perfect world shed a little light on where community:s economic recov- If this was a perfect world, and why we're upset. cry. I believe that spending water would always be clear, General Electric is planning cool and reasonably priced, to move its 115-year-old X-ray nearly $43,000 of comm unity The city of Portola has raised division from Waukesha, Wis., development funds for Shawn Koorn to engineer our rate in= our water rates to pay for the to Beijing. In addition to mov- crease was inappropriate use cost of the Lake Davis water ing the headquarters, the coin- of funds. I believe that the use treatment plant and delivery pany will invest $2 billion in of the water. China and train more than 65 of our enterprise funds has been inappropriate. The Lake At the last City Council meet- engineers and create six re- Davis Water Treatment Plant ing, former mayor Dan Wilson search centers..This is the should have been funded stated thatwemust conserveto same GE that made $5.1 bil- cut back on cost. He stated that lion in the United States last through a ballot initiative. Much work has to be done on his household only used 2,000 year, but paid no taxes the our infrastructure before the gallons last month and that his same company that employs use of Lake Davis water might cost less than under the more people overseas than it be justified, previous rates, does in the United States. Lctrry F. Douglas I propose 'that we all con- So let me get this straight. Portolaserve as Mr. Wilson suggested President Obama appointed and cut back on our water us- GE Chairman Jeff Immelt to Broken the bank age. The only problem would head his commission on job Mr. Wilson, my opinion isthen be that the city would creation (job czar). Immelt is that no means no! You were never get close to paying for supposed to help create jobs. I quoted in the Portola Reporter the cost of the water. If the 960 guess the president forgot to as saying, "If I say 'no,' that residential users were to cut tell him in which country he doesn't mean that I am not lis- back to 2,0Q0 gallons each per was supposed to be creating tening; it means that I dis- month, the city would wind up those jobs. agree." approximately $140,000 short If this doesn't show you the I assume that the statement of what the HDR study esti- total lack of leadership of this means that you have already mated for the yearly residen- president, I don't know what hardened your opinion on the tial income needed for the wa- does. Please pass this informa- water issue, and that you will ter fund. Soon the counciltion tQ others and think about not listen to reason or any oth- would look at this and deter- it before you buy a GE product. 'erarSumentsprhsentedtoydu. mine that the rates would DonnaMcElroy I. wish you had resign~d~and" have to be raised to.~alee-~up- ~ : ~ Meadow Valley i .............................. 90,000 are distributed FREE to hundreds of locations ALL YF_dd LONG! New this year, distribution will include the Redding to Sacramento corridor. Magazine format With glossy ,pages and beautiful photographs enticing visitors to stay and play in Plumas County! As an added value, you'll find this publication in its entirety at www.plumasnews.com - with approximately 300 views per month. Keep your dollars in Plumas County... Put your ad where it will be seen all year long! 283-0800 258-3115 258-3115 8324646 Sheni, Kay, Bill Val Cheri, Val Rachael, Michael T