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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 12, 2014 131B Indian Valley resident Nils Lunder takes on the role of coordinator for the Plumas County Fire Safe Council upon the retirement of Jerry Hurley. Photo submitted Council selects new leader The Plumas County Fire Safe Council has selected Nils Lunder of Indian Valley to act as its new coordinator. Lunder lives with his wife and two sons on their small ranch outside of Greenville. He grew up in Westwood and returned to the region after receiving a degree in environmental science from Humboldt State University. Lunder has worked throughout the Feather River watershed on a variety of projects, including wildlife and fisheries surveys, watershed studies, forest thinning, project monitoring, stream restoration, environmental education and community outreach. Lunder is a volunteer in his community and is on the board of directors for the Feather River Resource Conservation District. The coordinator services will be provided by Deer Creek "Resources to the fire safe council through a contract with Plumas Corporation, which serves as the fiscal sponsor for the council. Lunder is an employee of DCR, which is owned by Zeke and Erika Lunder, of Chico. DCR was founded in 2011 to provide wildfire management and planning services, but Zeke Lunder has been involved with land management projects and mapping since 1990 when he worked as a seasonal forestry technician on the Lassen National Forest. Since then, he has worked on wildfires and fuels management projects throughout the Western United States. DCR is currently working with the Yuba Fire Safe Council and the Mid Klamath Watershed Council to assist them with the development of their community wildfire protection plans. Zeke Lunder was a co-author of the Plumas County Hazardous Fuel Assessment and Strategy in 2004; he has extensive knowledge of the fire history and the landscape of Plumas County. Check out the DCR website for additional information: deercreekgis.com. DCR is excited to be serving Plumas County residents and employees are grateful that the former coordinator, Jerry Hurley, will be working with them to ensure a seamless transition as the PC FSC enters this new era. Hurley brought his extensive knowledge of fuels management and fire ecology, and his connections within the wildland fire community from a long career with the United States Forest Service. After 12 years of running the council, Hurley is ready for his second retirement. Since 1998, the Plumas County Fire Safe Council has been serving private landowners in Plumas County. Under the leadership of Hurley and board Chairman Mike De Lasaux, the council has assisted in developing and funding hazardous fuels reduction projects on more than 2,500 acres of private lands in the wildland-urban interface (where the forest and the homes meet). The council currently has numerous other projects in the works that will treat an additional 450 acres. For additional information about the council, visit plumasfiresafe.org. Feel free to contact Ntis Lunder at nils@ deercreekresources.com. Filing period for senior legislature The filing period is now open for election to the California Senior Legislature, a nonpartisan, grassroots body that proposes laws to meet the needs and concerns of California's 4.3 million seniors. To get on the ballot for senior senator or senior assembly person, interested residents of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas and Tehama counties must be 60 or older and registered voters. The filing period opened March 7. Petitions must be completed and returned to Passages Area 3 Agency on Aging by 5 p.m. Monday, April 7. The Area 3 Agency on Aging Advisory Council will elect the candidate at its regular meeting Wednesday, April 16. Prospective candidates will have an opportunity to speak at the April 16 meeting. Candidate petition packets are available at the Passages Area 3 Agency on Aging office, 25 Main St., Suite 202, Chico, CA 95928. Packets may also be obtained by calling Nancy at 898-6768 (Chico and Paradise) or 800-822-0109. Exchange s udents seek host Tamilies ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his or hershare of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are well-screened and qualified by ASSE. Families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and personal interests. Those interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family may call toll free: 800-733-2773. About ASSE ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a nonprofit public-benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the U.S. Department of State, was founded by the Swedish Ministry of Education and cooperates with the Canadian Provincial Ministries of , Education and the New Zealand Department of Education. REQUEST FOR MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS The Plumas Children's Council is requesting applications from community or faith- based non-profit organizations, agencies, schools', or units of government located in Plumas County with programs that serve the needs of children and their families. $10,000 is available for Mini-Grants this year, with a maximum grant award amount of $2,000. Projects will be funded on a one-year cycle beginning June 2014. Applications must indicate how the proposed services will help build the Protective Factors that strengthen families. The 2014 Mini-Grant Application will be available to the public beginning Wednesday, March 12, 2014. To receive a copy of the Application from the Plumas Children's Council email your request to Janine @ plumaschildren.org. Applications will be due by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Don't forget to give us a when you buy: a new vehicle that needs to be added to your policy. FIz nigan-Leavitt Insur0000nC-e Agency, Inc. ::it; Request for Proposal The Lassen Community Colleg e Foundation invites qualified individuals to submit proposals for providing fundraising services expected to in- clude: addressing current fundraising program, developing a fundraising plan, widen our donor base and establish an endowment, assist with the establishment of an effective and involved alumni association, and developing new fundraising opportunities. Submission Requirements: To receive consideration, proposals must be submitted as follows: 1. Submit a description of experience and qualifications. Include examples of successful fundraising campaigns 2. Provide references of three individuals including contact information and describe the work done for them 3. Describe how you would address the scope of work in as much detail as you feel necessary 4. Provide a cost proposal for delivery of services you have described and a brief explanation of how you arrived at the cost For more information, please log in to the Lassen Community College website at www.lassencollege.edu. Scroll down and click on fundraising Consultant for rassen College Foundation- Request for Proposal or call Vickie Ramsey at 530-251-8852. LASSEN COLLEGE FOUNDATION Amedgas Big O' 1ires Billington Ace Hardware Country Villa Riverview Diamond Mountain Casino Edward D, Jones (Susan Ward) Payless Building Supply Murphy's General Contractors Frontier Communications High Sierra Collision " Red Rose Cottage Subway Jackson's Service Center The Pardner Ranch and Supply Sierra Central Credit Union Susanville Chiropractic Gold Run Cabinet & Door Axil Loans Lake Almanor Propane Lake Almanor Brokers Seneca Hospital QUINCY Plumas District Hospital PORTOLA I:xnress " And NOW HEARD on the ALL NEW 104. I FM In Portola & raeaglel ............ ,p,,, ...... !. " .  ' ... .