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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9A Handbook, from page 7A $368 million to encourage walking, biking and other forms of active transportation. It also endorsed the National Association of City Transportation Officials guidelines to help support walking and biking in California. In March, Caltrans signed a $225 million contract with Siemens to manufacture 32 high-performance diesel-electric locomotives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent. Caltrans recently held five public workshops and a webinar to solicit input and feedback on how to draft a modern transportation plan for interregional corridors. These reforms, and many others, are published periodically in The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, which provides performance-based information to measure how the department is progressing. The new Caltrans employee handbook is located at http://bit.ly/1BxtA3a. For information on the Caltrans improvement project visit dot.ca.gov/CIP. Kari O'Reilly, the new 4-H coordinator through the county's UC Extension program, takes a break from work outside her office at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on March 4. O'Reilly plans to revitalize some of the 4-H programs in the county that have stagnated in recent years. Photo by James Wilson New 4-H coordinator hired James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com The University of California Cooperative Extension program and the county of, Plumas recently hired a new community education specialist and 4-H coordinator for Plumas and Sierra counties. Karl O'Reilly started as the new coordinator late last month filled with ideas and energy. O'Reilly, of Indian Falls, boasts extensive experience in hands-on education. Prior to moving to Plumas County, she was a preschool teacher in Vermont. Before that, she worked at the Santa Fe Children's Museum. She has made her mark in Plumas County as well as a garden educator for the Digging In program in Indian Valley. O'Reilly and :her husband also operate a 'small fmzi in:iffdiih'FalIs .... called Shoofly Farm. As the new 4-H coordinator, O'Reilly will be in charge of making sure all the clubs in Plumas and Sierra counties have everything they need to deliver their programs successfully to their members. O'ReiUy plans to rebuild the club structure in areas where clubs have died out. Portola and Loyalton both had strong 4-H clubs in past years, but have recently become stagnant. As a long-term goal, O'Reilly plans to turn her eyes to more alternative delivery methods. "4-H is an amazing program --it has so much to offer," said O'Reilly. "Like most enrichment activities, the only kids that are able to take advantage of it are ones with active, awesome families who prioritize those kinds of activities. ' Kids that can really benefit from these types of pursuits, continued O'ReiUy, are those whose parents don't necessarily have the time to prioritize those activities. O'Reilly plans to make that group her target. There are multiple events planned for the near future for 4-H youths to participate in. The annual Spring Fling is set for April 18 at the county's fairgrounds and open to the public. Kids will get the chance to showcase their various domestic crafts, including textiles, photographs, food and various other crafts. For more information on the Spring Fling and the many projects 4-H has to offer, go to ucce-plumas-sierra.ucanr.ed TUESDAY' 00kRCH 17 TM I "SPIN ' ,,2, 7.' CHESTE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 , PATTY'S NAKOMA Irish comes to Nakoma on Tuesday, March 17th from pm. I::njoy 6'traditional Irish menu of Lamb Stew or Corned Cabbage, Salad and Soda Bread. Dance a jig or two to the es of the Lost Sierra Ramblers as we celebrate irish heritage. Need not be Irish to attend! Please call 852-5057 for reservations. Webley & Scott 20" BL, 3" Chamber 12ga $1,89 Taurus $349 38 SPL S/S Ruger '$$a  10/22 T/D g .... S/S 22LR Mossy Oak Camo Glock lg 9mm 6en 3 $337 $$2S Smith & Wesson $435 Shield 9mm or 40sw Offer expires 3/i 7/15 Reloading Supplies In Stock CCW Classes Offered Monthly Initial & Renewal * Advanced Beginner ~ no minimum class size ~ 118-A Watson Road, Chester (S30) 2$8-1911 ] t " I