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6A Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Fresh blood Gina Rangel Special to Feather Publishing With the much-anticipated sun lifting our spirits, Feath- er River College's Students in Free Enterprise team hopes to commence this spring by sharing in a cele- bration of saving life with our community. Quincy resi- dents are encouraged to take the opportunity to express their good nature through the charitable act of donating blood. When six-year veteran Quincy Blood Drive coordi- nator Judy Wright and vol- unteer Susan Christensen - w 1 00ystery answer Last week's mystery photo was of Cat Rock, as viewed from Genesee Valley. Of those who correctly identified it, John Bergstrand won the drawing for a free four- week classified ad. See section B for this week's history, mystery or where-in-the-world photo. Photo by Alicia Knadler Curves works to 00elp women live healthier. Need help REPI * This March, bring one bag of non-perishable groceries (to be donated to the local food bank) in to Curves and we'll waive the normal s75 membership enrollment fee. Regular monthly fees apply. 2288 E. Main St., Quincy, CA www.curvesquincy.com i If it'sing re can'll ti d someo can. 500s, mere More than just great books! , Camille Beckman Creams i'. Night Lights Original Art & Prints Magazines Soy & Beeswax Candles We can special order any book you might like! , I. 373 W. Main St. in Quincy '] 283-BOOK' (2665) Monday- Saturday 10 - l just what we need for spring asked if SIFE was interested in sponsoring the first com- munity blood drive of the year, the organization was more than eager to collabo- rate. The SIFE team will spon- sor the drive Tuesday, March 9, from 1-7 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Bellamy Lane in Quincy. United Blood Services of Reno, which is the blood sup- ply source for Plumas Coun- ty's hospitals, will conduct the drive. Donating blood is an effective way for local citi- zens to make an important contribution to their commu- nities. With improved weather, more people are inclined to travel, which unfortunately can mean higher accident rates. Every blood center strives to maintain a 15-day blood supply at all times, knowing that a minimum of 90 blood donations are need- ed every day to sustain the area served by UBS, which includes Quincy. Wright shared her deep ap- preciation for the regular donors of our community with the SIFE team, "Some of our community members do- nate three or four times a year." She expressed a desire to encourage the youth of the community to donate blood, share the obligation and de- velop a positive habit. Minors are encouraged to take part. The minimum age to donate was recently dropped to 16. However, 16- year-olds will be required to have signed permission from a parent or guardian to do- nate. FRC students have made a valuable contribution at past drives, and SIFE hopes the number of campus donors will increase through their involvement and efforts. Volunteers will be present from 1-7 p.m. at the donation site, so no matter your sched- ule, the window to donate is a wide one. The process takes about an hour from start to finish; the actual blood draw takes only about 10 minutes. SIFE members will not on- ly be contributing volunteer time and blood donations, they will also supply donors with some post-donation tasty treats. If the idea of do- nating blood makes you woozy, contributions of baked goods can be a great way to show support to the drive. Karen Hicks (left) and her sister Cyndi Tweedle make Quincy's local blood drives family affairs. Photo submitted SIFE volunteer Jordon Blackford added, "The drive is going to be a great opportu- nity for our community to unify through the efforts to satisfy a need for blood, something we all have in common, the substance that connects all mankind, all life." Donors can schedule an ap- pointment online by going to bloodhero.com and using the sponsor code "Quincy" or they can call Judy Wright di- rectly at 283-4948. She can provide the necessary parental permission form if the donor is 16. While appointments smooth the process walk-ins are always welcome. All po- tential donors should bring photo identification, eat a good meal beforehand and drink lots of fluids. Lassen park approves trail project Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Dar- lene M. Koontz has an- nounced a Finding of No Sig- nificant Impact for the pro- posed Lassen Peak Trail Re- habilitation Project. The FONSI has been signed by Rory Westburg, the acting director for the Pacific West Region for the National Park Service. Koontz said, "Lassen Vol- canic National Park is pleased to have completed the planning portion for re- habilitation of the Lassen Peak trail. We are excited the signed FONSI will allow trail crews to begin work as soon as the snow melts on the park's Reach the Peak project." During the public review of the Environmental As- sessment for this project, tl)il(00 I3(00I00 Iks, ai S mere INe-Schoo] storyttme Nov. 7th- lOam 373 W. Main St. In QuinL T hq;-ll()OK ('(g5) Mon. - Sat. 10 - 6 Sun. 124pm the park received 133 com- ments. Of those, 103 were electronically submitted to the NPS Project, Planning and Publ, ic Comment web- site, parkplan- ning.nps.gov/lavo, while the remaining 30 were letters or e-mails. The majority of the responders who stated a preference on the alterna- tives liked the "preferred" alternative. The "preferred" alterna- tive was "selected" with slight modifications to re- flect public input. The selectedalternative will widen the lower half of the trail to approximately 6 feet and re-establish the orig- inal 4-foot width on the up- per half. It includes an evap- orator toilet at the flat area 0.6 mile below the crater rim, where pit toilets were previously located. A trail will be established to the true summit and an interpretive route will be designated within the Lassen Peak crater. A 5.5- mile connector trail will be established, linking the Man- zanita Creek trail with the Lassen Peak parking lot. The Reach the Peak pro, ject will be completed over the next five years. Summer trail accessibility and clo- sure information will be available at nps.gov/lavo. The Errata to the EA, iden- tifying the specific public comment changes made to the plan are available at nps.gov/lavo/parkmgmt/ind ex.htm and at parkplan- ning.nps.gov/lavo. To re- quest a written copy, contact the Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic National Park, P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063, or call 595-4444, ext. 5101. LAFCo seeks public member Ever wondered just what LAFCo, the group with the funny name, pronounced LAUGH-co, actually does? Well, here's your opportunity to find out. The Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission has an opening for one Plumas County citizen to serve as a public member alternate to fill a vacancy beginning in early 2010. LAFCo is a distinct agency created by state legislation to ensure that changes in gov- ernmental organization occur Line Dancing Classes Everyone is invited to kick up their heels and have some fun! SS/class Saturday evenings 7pm at Feather River Grange 55 Main St., Quincy Monday evenings 7pm @ Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd., Quincy For more information, contact Sara @ 283-0930 hawk ley sociates Real l=state Private oared community, near golf course, club house with association dues. Won1 last long! ONLY S24,900 (530) 836-2020 (530) 832-1919 www,mohawkvalleyassoclates,com  3 Bed., 2 Bath beautiful Plumes Pines custom home with so many extras! $565,000 i 3,039 sq. It, foreclosure in Grizzly Ranch is priced to sell immediately, ;f In a private gated community. $449,000 Motivated seler. $139,000 I 330 Bonta Street, Suite 1, 81airsden - (Next to the Village BakeO 24 W. Sierra, Portola - (Next to Subway) in a manner that provides ef- ficient, quality services and preserves open space and agricultural land resources. LAFCo is charged with ap- plying the policies and" provi- sions of the Cortese-Knox- Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 in its decisions regarding annex- ations, incorporations, reor- ganizations and other changes of local government. LAFCo's webpage is calaf- co.org/local/plumas. LAFCo normally meets every month at the Plumas County Board of Supervisors chambers in Quincy. LAFCo alternates receive a meeting stipend and mileage costs to and from LAFCo meetings. This appointment is for one public member alternate who resides anywhere within Plumas County, including the territory in the city limits of Portola, to fill a term begin- ning in May 2010. A public member alternate must be able and available to attend commission meetings and (or) hearings.. No officer or employee of the county or any city or independent spe- cial district within Plumas County is allowed to sit as a public member alternate on the commission. LAFCo's public member al- ternate, as are all other com- missioners, is required to file an annual Statement of Eco- nomic Interest and complete mandated ethics training as a public official. Those who are interested should send a letter describ- ing their background and rea- sons for wanting to become the selected public member alternate no later than Thurs- day, April 1. For more information, call John Benoit, LAFCo execu- tive officer, at 283-7069 or e- mail john- benoit@surewest.net. Send letters of interest to LAFCo of Plumas County, P.O. Box 2694, Granite Bay, CA 95746 or e-mail a letter of interest to johnbenoit@surewest.net. Potential applicants will be invited to the May 10 LAFCo meeting at 6 p.m. for an inter- view with the commission at the Plumas County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 520 Main St. in Quincy. Selection is anticipated to take place following the interviews. Firewood available for woodcutters Firewood is available for cutting with a valid woodcut- tang permit near theBald Rock Dome Trailhead. The available firewood is located a half-mile west of the trailhead on Bean Creek Road, about 3.5 miles southeast of Brush Creek or six miles northeast of Highway 162 (Oroville- Quincy Highway) near the town of Berry Creek (Town- ship 21, Range 6, Section 30). Woodcutting permits are $10 a cord (maximum of 10 cords) and are available at the Feather River Ranger Dis- trict, 875 Mitchell Ave., in Oroville, and at other Plumas National Forest district offices. Maps of the area are also available. Decks of large ponderosa pine and standing tan oak trees were burned in the Canyon Complex fires the summer of 2008. Trees marked with green paint and un- marked dead trees near the roads are available to cut. For specific information about woodcuttng in this project area, contact the Feather River Ranger District, 534-6500. General information about woodcutting permits on the Plumas National Forest is available at the website fs.fed.us/rS/plumas, or by contacting local Forest Ser- vice offices.