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8A Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 Feather River Bulletin On tracle! David Fair Jr., a senior at Portola High School, won the grand prize of $5,000 provided by Clear Channel Communications in the "Respect the Rails" campaign held last fall by Caltrans and its Rail Division, Amtrak California. Caltrans owns three rail corridors for inter-city passenger rail in California. The campaign group visited 30 schools in California, Portola among them, to encourage young people to "Look, listen and live" when approaching railroad tracks. Shelly Chernicki and Debbie Mullins of Caltrans' Rail Division and Nancy Sheehan of Operation Lifesaver presented the check to Fair, an honor roll student and winning athlete, at a school assembly Friday, Feb. 26. Fair was one of 4,711 students who took an online quiz regarding rail safety, thereby entering the $5,000 sweepstakes. Students throughout California were invited to enter the sweepstakes, whether the team visited their schools or not. Photo by Diana Jorgenson Informatio.n you need when you want it! House fire leaves woman, baby homeless Tiffiney Lozano Staff Writer 2/24/2010 A house fire last week, inadvertently caused by a property owner, has left a Blairsden women and her 14-month-olct daughter homeless. Breaking News Sports Scores Road Closures Obituaries School Hours Real Estate Weather Business News Information compiled and posted online by Plumas and Lassen counties' largest local news gathering team that also bring you your hometown award-winning community newspapers: NEED A NEW GARAGE OR CARPORTi rOITOUHTB    H  " -- " " " I " -- "  " "WestwooPinePres "We're at the Forefront of Local News" Reigning Silver Buckle Rodeo Queen Andrea West wouldn't trade her experience for the world; she encourages other girls to compete for a chance to wear the crown. Photo submitted Riding club starts its season, seeks queen Members of the Indian Val- ley Riding and Roping Club will kick off the season with a potluck dinner Wednesday, March 3, at 6 p.m., followed by their first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Welcome to this meeting are any young girls who are interested in becoming one of the next Silver Buckle Rodeo queens. Reigning Silver Buckle Rodeo Queen Andrea West wouldn't trade her experience for the world. "It has allowed me to be- come more involved with our community and meet interest- ing new people," she said. "It also looks good on both col- lege and job applications, and has opened many other doors." She encouraged girls 15-18 to stop by and check out the club. Activities this year include a Summer Playday Series for all ages, with individual awards and an all-around points syste m that adds up to the championship buckle and reserve award in August. The playdays begin with sign-ups at 4:30 p.m., followed by action-packed fun at 5 p.m. There will be three playdays this summer, Friday afternoons May 21, June 25 and July 16. Other club activities in- clude campouts, the first at Snake Lake in May. There will also be Destry Campbell horsemanship clin- ics, two rode0oe for adults and one for kids-:-a club trail ride and other activities. For more information, call 284-1472. ,'ox sponsors changes to current work week laws In an economy where many workers are either out of work or underemployed and working several jobs to make ends meet, workers and their employers are pleading for flexibility with the state's rigid 40-hour work week. State senator Dave Cox, a small business owner, is pushing for the state to' change its strict rules to ac- commodate workers' personal needs. "California's employment laws are too rigid," said Cox. "In this Great Recession, par- ents are struggling to pay for child care, and the state's laws must be flexible to ac- commodate the needs of working families and their employers." Cox's proposal, Senate Bill 8X 66, would allow an em- ployee to request a 10-hour work day from an employer without the burdensome re- quirements to take surveys of their fellow employees and get unanimous approval for "work groups" to get an exemption from the strict eight-hour-day. Current law is so strict that if one employee decides against a flexible schedule, no one in the organization gets one. "We need to change this law to become more competi- tive and keep jobs in Califor- nia. If California does not make itself more competi- tive, we will continue to lose jobs," Cox warned fellow lawmakers. In his forums on the impact of California's regulations with Assemblyman Roger Niello, Cox frequently heard this complaint from business people. Jim Williams, owner of an architect and planning firm, spoke out at the Roseville hearing about his attempt to accommodate his employees' childcare and other personal needs. After incurring the ex- pense of legal advice, the in- flexibility of the law ultimately forced him to return everyone back to regular office hours. Call us today: 00ATTY CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035