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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 3A High Sierra Rural Alliance sues Plumas County again Debra Moore challenged environmental "We resigned and formed Secretary Linda Frost, a shoestring budget prevents County general plan "didn't Staff Writer documents used by the the nonprofit," she said. retired assistant assessor for her from traveling and contain regulations owners. Originally Duber and her Sierra County attending many of the protecting open space. The High Sierra Rural Alliance associates focused on Sierra Treasurer Cindy Ellsmore, meetings related to the general plan is sort of From the time Plumas has also challenged zoning County, where they a retired county treasurer-tax general plan and other land ambiguous about it -- County officials released the laws in Sierra County. maintained that zoning collector use issues, inconsistent and inadequate." updated general plan, they ordinances were in conflict The women reside in Sierra "I used to go to the board The High Sierra lawsuit were waiting for a lawsuit Who is High Sierra Rural with the general plan. County. hearings quite a bit," she specifically targets timber from High Sierra Rural Alliance? "Sierra County had a good Seven years of tax returns said. "But it didn't seem to production zones and alleges Alliance. And they got it. Two former land use general plan, but it wasn't are posted on the make a difference." that the county removed the "We had been expecting it," planners from Sierra County implemented," Duber said. organization's website, Duber said her goal isn't to requirement for discretionary Planning Director Randy founded the organization in "Police power comes through, stop projects such as the review on residences in the Wilson said when 2004. the zoning code, but it has to In 2012 the group claimed Feather River Inn or zones, which is contrary to interviewed after the suit was Stevee Duber, one of those be consistent with the general $18,950 in revenue (a development in general, but state law. filed Jan. 16. planners, is the chief plan." combination of contributions to ensure that natural Now it will be up to a judge The Board of Supervisors executive officer. The Shoffner project in the and program work) and resources are protected, to decide whether the lawsuit voted Feb. 4 to hire the law Why would Duber form an Sierra Valley drew High $23,655 in expenses. Duber said that the Plumas has merit. firm of Remy Moose Manley organization and sue her Sierra Rural Alliance into When asked why a LLP to represent the county former employer, Sierra Plumas County. It involved a couple of years' tax returns in the litigation. Attorney Jim County? proposal to build 75 units by included revenues in excess h17 Moose, a partner in the fwm, "We were frustrated as taking acreage out of resource of $100,000, Duber explained vv had advised the county planners," Duber said during production and putting it into that High Sierra had served litl I during the general plan an interview last week. "We residential suburban, as the fiscal sponsor for the e OVe process, would give the Board of "We got involvedaffectsbecause Sierra County Land Trust _-,flrb Though Wilson couldn't Supervisors Sierra Valley Sierra and accepted grants on the F yOlll* discuss the lawsuit because it recommendations on the County," Duber said. land trust's behalf and then involves pending litigation, proper course to take and we In addition to Duber, there immediately transferred ys Z he is familiar with the were ignored." are four women who lead the funds to the group. This isn't the first time Duber said ultimately land High Sierra: organization once they were that High Sierra has sued the use practices are the decision President Diane Neubert, a received. Whether you are county over a planning issue, of the board, but they grew retired Sierra City postmaster In most years, High Sierra's a sometime book High Sierra brought plans tired of seeing their Vice President Judy revenues hover between to develop the Feather River recommendations go Lawrence, a graphic designer $20,000 and $48,000. enthusiast Inn to a halt when the group unheeded, and archaeologist Duber said the group's or a voracious k reader, having the correct prescription Rain-caused slides Lac of snow means lenses can prevent eye strain and fatigue. close Highway 70 no Winter Snowfest Dan McDonald 2012 Chips Fire. Carolyn Shipp other perishables in hopes of tUid yolulr irJle117 g|4EISS68 OIL" COIglta ,, Managing Editor "We've been waiting for the Staff Writer snowfall.  be made within days. first real soaker since the fire The Plumas Ski Club to see what would happen, canceled the longboard ski Call us today! Open Mon-Fri 8am-hpm The steady rain that and this is what we got," Despite every effort made race scheduled for Sunday, drenched the area over the Mitchell said. by the Graeagle-Plumas Feb: 16. The Rotary Club of weekend caused no fewer The slides began Friday, Alliance, the 2014 Winter Portola also canceled the than 20 rock and mudslides Feb. 7, when large rocks Snowfest can't go on. poker run scheduled for along the Highway 70 reached the roadway just east "You can't fight Mother Saturday, Feb. 15, and corridor through Plumas of Belden. Nature," said Jack Bridge, an rescheduled for Feb. 22. ' County. The highway was closed official for the group. The alliance will continue F RIDEN OPTOMETRY According to a report from several times during a The group announced after to put its efforts toward next FAMILY EYE CARE CONTACT LENSES the California Highway four-day stretch so crews its meeting Wednesday, Feb. year's festival, which will Jonathan Friden, O.D. Patrol, most of the slides could clear the various 5, that the 3 feet of snow again fall on the Valentine's/ happened in the Feather slides, needed to have activities at Presidents Day weekend. 68 Central Ave. ,, Quincy ,, 283-2020 River Canyon. The last slide closed the ski hill in Johnsville just No accidents were caused Highway 70 near Storrie won't be there by Presidents Need printing for your business? www'fridenptmetd'cm by the rocks in the road. about 3 a.m. Monday. It was Day weekend, so the annual gall US helm lilt Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision Local CHP spokesman, re-opened about 5 a.m. event must be canceled, and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body Officer Brodie Mitchell, In addition to Storrie and Bridge said if the area THE PRINT SROP removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and credited the swift response Belden, slides also occurred didn't receive the amount *** '000 -k*-k vision therapy for learning related vision problems. by ste,and 0unty,road, near Rich Bar, Rock Creek needed by Feb. 8 organizers crews. Dam, Rogers Flat, Paxton, planned to cancel before "Caltrans does a good job Chips Creek Bridge, Twain, risking purchasing food and running up and down the near the Greenville Wye, canyon all night," Mitchell Spanish Creek, just east of L ,& | said. "And the county road Quarry Road, Spring Garden er$lO jewelry department has done a very and Mt. Tomba.  Are your joints good job with the road to Drivers are cautioned to be ' feeling the cold yet? Bucks Lake. That road used on the lookout for rocks and 'I to have a lot of problems. But slides in the days to come. These bracelets offer there weren't any with this More rain is in the forecast, magnetic and essential mineral healing storm." and many of the hillsides are and are a mix of fashion and therapy According to the CHP, saturated and muddy. 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