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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 11A Local on cover of national magazine James Wilson  A little later, a Staff Writer  ! photographer came up to Shasta and snapped a few photos of Meyers in full : rescue gear. When Nick Meyers started  "I knew they were doing a taking wilderness-survival classes at Feather River College, he never thought he would end up being the subject's poster'child. But that's exactly what happened. Meyers is featured on the cover of the March 2015 Popular Mechanics magazine as the man to be with "when the bad stuff goes down." Meyers grew up in Plumas County. He and his family lived in Graeagle and he graduated from Portola High School in 2000. An only child, Meyers loved living right on Graeagle Creek. He said he spent most of his free time outside, fishing, swimming and simply playing with sticks. "As an only child, I was forced to entertain myself," he said. "I've always loved doing stuff in the back country." That love for the forest stayed with Meyers as he started attending Feather River College, where he met Rick Stock, program coordinator for the college's outdoor recreation leadership program. "I owe a lot to him," said Meyers. Stock's influence carried with Meyers, who transferred to Western State College in Colorado where he earned a bachelor's degree in recreational leadership. During the summer At his office at the Mount Shasta Ranger District, Nick Meyers looks with surprise at his face on the cover of the March issue of Popular Mechanics magazine. Meyers is a Portola High School and Feather River College graduate who is now the director of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center. Photo submitted months, Meyers interned for the Forest Service at the Mount Shasta Ranger District. In 2010, Meyers landed the job as director of the Mount Lassen Avalanche Center. Through his personal and college adventures and internship with the Forest Service, Meyers developed an interest in wilderness survival. "It comes with the territory," Meyers explained. "You may have something go wrong. It just became an inherent part of these activities." When the editors of Popular Mechanics decided to feature survival tips in the March issue, they placed a call with the regional Forest Service office in Vallejo, asking who would be the best person to talk to about the subject. The regional office pointed them to Meyers. Meyers interviewed with Popular Mechanic's Kevin Dupzyk for what he thought would just be a short story. Meyers provided tips on avalanche survival, keeping warm and what gear to carry out in the wilderness. story, but I had no idea they would put me on the cover," Meyers said. On Feb. 9, the issue hit the stands. An image of Meyers takes up the entire front cover of the issue. Meyers was in the wilderness and out of cellphone range when the issue was released. Once he came back into range, he took out his phone and checked his Facebook page. Message after message was posted on his page, highlighting his face on the popular national magazine. "When I got back, and my phone came into service, I looked down and saw it. I thought, 'Oh -- my -- God!'" Meyers' parents, Brock and Donna Meyers, were equally if not more excited. "I bought four issues and my husband bought one," said Donna. "And of course, I had to brag the whole time I was in the store." According to, Popular Mechanics has a circulation of 1.2 million copies per month. Overnight, more than a million people have gotten an up-close and personal look at Meyers' face. "It's kind of surreal," said Meyers quietly. The March issue is available at several locations in Plumas County and through multiple online retailers. From the Counselor, Brian Moreau SCHOLARSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES Please be alert to the large number of scholarships available to you! Be proactive with your search and don't forget to check the binde in the office! Here is the newest scholarship available: The California Retired Teachers Association (Division 76) has been kind enough to continue giving four scholarships to local communities. Each student who is chosen for the scholarship will receive $500 to go toward school after high school. The deadline for this application is April 17th. Apply today in the office! The P-Crew Program is now looking for a twelve individuals from Plumas County that are interested in helping the Sierra Institute and Plumas National Forest Service. while helping, students will gain invaluable experience in areas such as: trail building, stream restoring, wildlife monitoring, etc. In addition to working 40 hours a week doing activities listed above, students will also be given the opportunity to have fun on the weekends. Some of the weekend activities include: paddle boarding, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, etc. There are two sessions, both being five weeks long (Session 1-June 15 to July 15, Session 2-July 20 to August 19). Furthermore, students will receive First Aid and CPR Training, while being paid a stipend of $500 for the full five weeks of one session. Applications are in the office if this sparks your interest! The Plumas Sierra Cattlewomen's Scholarship is now open! Some criteria and qualifications to winning this scholarship are: 1. Must come from a ranch or farm family that derives a majority of their income from a farm or ranch source. 2. Must be willing to attend college with an agriculture related major if family is not dependent on a farm or ranch income. 3. Resident of Plumas County for at least one year. 4. Graduating senior of a Plumas or Sierra County school 5. Must demonstrate a high moral character, good citizenship, and a dedication to American ideals. 6. Must enroll as a full-time student at a two year college, four-year college, or trade school. * Deadline: April 15th, 2015- Applications are in my office and in the scholarship binder: Apply today! Five women and four-men .ar:needod for a,,new play ........ by Anne Gaudet called "Is There Room to Rent?" 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