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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 19, 2014 13I~ All are encouraged to welcome in another beautiful Plumas County spring with the sweet harmonies of Benny, Penny & Dude at the Friday, March 21, Portola Words & Music. Held at the Williams House on Highway 70 right across the highway from Sierra Energy, the event includes a "bring your own" beverages and snacks policy. Audiences can prepare to be delighted by soulful vocals, masterful guitar work and lively rhythms. Ben Harston and Penny and Dude Berry have been on separate but somewhat parallel musical paths for many years. In the spring of 2011, though, those musical paths somehow met and an interesting new musical collaboration began in eastern Plumas County. Focusing on the best tunes of the "old" folky, bluesy, country-rock era and sprinkling in some of the best of the "new" folky, . bluesy, alt-country tunes, they've found a place where all their musical desires can be reached. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door. Music begins at 7:15 p.m. Open stage follows the featured set. Any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or performers are encouraged to sign up at the door for a five- to seven-minute time slot. All music performances Ben Harston (left) and Dude and Penny Berry play at Portola's Words & Music on Friday, March 21. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts must be acoustic only. of Portola. Original work is For more information encouraged, but not about this or any of the required, programs sponsored by Words & Music is a Plumas Arts, call 283-3402, program of Plumas Arts, visit plumasarts.org or stop featuring acoustic by the Plumas Arts Gallery performances of music and located at 525 Main St. in the spoken word. Portola Quincy. Office hours are Words & Music is produced Wednesday, Thursday and in partnership with the city Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Denim & Diamonds benefit set for March 22 The Denim & Diamonds Some of the auction items event to benefit the Plumas are as follows: District Hospital Foundation --Several room and dinner is this Saturday, March 22. packages from Harvey's Lake Doors open at 7 p.m. and Tahoe, Atlantis, the Nugget Quincy' five-piece jazz combo and Diamond Mountain Stratus begins playing Casino. at 8. ............ '~Golf package ~r four : Admission is $20 per from Plumas Pines. person and includes --Five-class certificate appetizers. There is a no-host from Quincy Zumba. bar anq ! silent auction. --Bluetooth from Plumas Motor Supply. --Professional dartboard from American Valley Hardware. --Chainsaw maintenance from Rusty Warren. --Italian gift basket from the hospital volunteers: ......................... Tickets are available at Carey Candy Co. and Pangaea Caf6 and Pub, as well as at the door. Investment Advisor DR WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC. www.buildgreatwealth.com The Standard & Poors 500 (S&P 500) is anunmanaged group of securities considered to be representative of the stock market in general. You cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Securities offered through First Alliance Securities, Inc., A registered broker/dealer-Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through First Allied Advisory Services, Inc. A registered investment advisor. Su I pport economy an, nvest in Approximately $1.2 million in grant awards for projects that reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and improve forest health was recently approved by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's governing board during its quarterly meeting in Sacramento. The funding is from Proposition 84, passed by voters in 2006. "These projects improve forest and watershed health and help protect communities from catastrophic wildfire in the Sierra Nevada," said SNC Executive Officer Jim Branham. "As the region where more than 60 percent of California's developed water supply originates, this helps all Californians." The projects approved for funding include the following: --Plumas County: Plumas Community Energy Wood Processing Facility, $350,000. Development of a wood processing facility in the community of Crescent Mills that will convert forest biomass into conditioned wood chips to supply heating boilers in public facilities in Plumas County. --Nevada County: Sagehen Basin Old Forest Sensitive Species Habitat Restoration Project, $349,140. Forest thinning and prescribed fire will be used to help restore the forest to a more natural condition, resulting in reduced risks of large catastrophic fire, improved habitat conditions and a healthier watershe Treatments will occur on291 acres of the 2,621:acre project area, located on USFS laqd approximately 10 miles north of Truckee. --Placer County: American River Canyon Shaded Fuel Break, $288,206. Fuel reduction treatments on approximately 45 acres of forested land in high-threat wildfire areas on the rim of the American River Canyon adjacent to the city of Auburn within the Auburn State Recreation Area. --Fresno County: Soaproot Stewardship Project, $349,788. Forest thinning in areas with dense vegetation to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and restore approximately 1,038 acres of the Sierra National Forest to a healthier condition. In addition to the grant awards, the board also received an overview of Rim Fire restoration efforts, as well as an update on a variety of issues and activities affecting the utilization of forest biomass in the Sierra Nevada. About the Sierra Nevada Conservancy governing board Created in 2004, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy is a state agency whose mission is to improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada region. The SNC has awarded more than $50 million in grants for projects to protect and enhance the health of California's primary watersheds by improving forest health, remediating mercury contamination from abandoned mines, protecting critical natural resources and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. Funding for these projects comes from Proposition 84, which was passed by voters in 2006. The SNC governing board meets quarterly around the Sierra Nevada region, which spans 25 million acres, encompasses all or part of 22 counties and runs from the Oregon border on the north to Kern County. -In Beautiful Indian Valley- (weather permitting) Member Rates For Everyone During the Entire Winter Season.t Check-in: 10:30 am Tee Time: 11am Power Carts Available Member NCGA Call for Tee Times Open Tuesday thru Sunday. lOam-5pm MT HUFF GOLF COURSE 5528 yards...Par 66 Hwy 89 & Arlington Road, Crescent Mills in Crescent M lls 0 all items in the store (excluding display furniture & Antiques) From March 12- May I We are offering this to thank our existing customers for their patronage and to encourage new customers to visit the area's most unique gift shop. And, of course, we hope to increase our cash flow during these most challenging times. We hope our discount will help you with your personal budgeting for the home and for any gift-giving plans for family and friends. Thank you, as always, Barbara, Lisa and Friends Open Thurs-Fri-Sat 11-5 ~ as always open by appointment ~ 284-6016 Hwy 89, Crescent Mills