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t 4A Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Alicia Knadler His major courses of study Indian Valley Editorback then were related to aknadler@plumasnews.com agriculture, his main interest at the time. Young family man Kevin He missed his home in the Goes just may be the new Dis- mountains of Plumas County, trict 2 supervisor in Plumas though, and decided to return County. and go to work for his dad, No one else filed to run for Greenville pharmacist Bill the seat currefitly held by Goes. Robert Meacher, so Goss'sHe studied and earned his name will appear on the elec- pharmacy technician license tion ballot along with a write- and can now fill and label in space, as required by law, those bottles in five minutes according to County Regis- or less, as some needy souls trar Kathy Williams. can attest. Born in Oceanside in 1970, He also climbs ladders to re- Goss was barely school age place ballasts, helps those in when his parents fell in love search of natural remedies with the Plumas County area and performs a host of other on a camping trip. duties in the shop. They settled first at the old In the community, Goes is Hideaway Village Motel. president of the Taylorsville Goes and his sister, Shelly, Community Grange, and is on both grew up in Indian Valley three boards of directors: the and graduated from Indian Valley Health Care Greenville High School. District, Indian Valley Ambu- Goes went on to study at lance Service Authority and Fullerton and Butte junior Local Agency Formation colleges as well as Cal Poly. Commission. ,epo econo mlC Lassen en ar A new National Park Ser- by 281 million visitors in vice (NPS) report shows 394 national parks and that 384,570 visitors in 2010 nearby communities and spent $16,053,000 in Lassen are included in an annual Volcanic National Park and peer:reviewed visitor in communities near the spending analysis conduct- park. That spending sup- ed by Dr. Daniel Stynes of ported 207 jobs in the local Michigan State University area. for NPS. "The people and the busi- Across the U.S., local visi- ness owners in communi- tot spending added a total of ties near national parks $31 billion to the national have always known their economy and supported economic value," park su- more than 258,000 jobs, an perintendent Darlene M. increase of $689 million and Koontz said. "Lassen Vol- .ll,500jobs over 2009. canic National Park is To download the report clean, green fuel for the en- visit nature.nps.gov/social gine that drives our local science/products.cfm#MGM economy." and click on "Economic Most of the spending/jobs Benefits to Local Communi- are related to lodging, food ties from National Park Vie- and beverage service (52 itation and Payroll, 2010." percent) followed by other The report includes infor- retail (29 percent), enter- marion for visitor spending tainment/amusements (10 at individual parks and by percent), gas and local state. transportation (7 percent) For more information and groceries (2 percent), on how NPS is working in The figures are based on California, go to nps.gov/ $12 billion of direct spending california. At home in the North Arm Feather River College, and of Indian Valley, Goes lives Goes hopes expansion contin- with his wife, Shalyn, and ues so there is a connection children Madeline, 8, and Car- all the way around to Su- son, 5. sanville in order to make a His daughter is saving her full loop. money up for a horse and is The thought of budget is- eager to join 4-H next year, sues brought a groan, and and his son loves all things to Goes said those issues need to do with football and cars, in- be taken as they come. cluding NASCAR races. It's tough to see two years They enjoy participatfng in down the road, he said. local events, most recently Health care is another issue the Firemen's Ball. of interest to Goes, and he hopes someday to see all the Why supervisor? districts one page so they Goss was first introduced to can save money and offer politics as a high school stu- more specialties. dent when he was chosen as The education system is al- the American Legion Post 568 so important to Goes and his representative to Boys State. family. His interest remained, and "We don't really have juris- since settling down, he has diction over that," he said. become increasingly involved "But I would like to help fight in public service, to keep K-12 education in each Updated technology infra-community." structure is needed in order Goes keeps a Facebook to attract newer and younger presence and has created a famLlies to Plumas County, website in order to make him- Goss said. self more accessible. He's happy to know work is Otherwise, those who wish progressing with the fiber op- to contact him may call his tics line installed by Plumas- cellphone at 816-1020, or send Sierra Rural Electric Cooper- an email message to him at ative, kevin.goss4district2@gmail. So far it's made it as far as com. At home in the North Arm of Indian Valley, Plumas County Supervisor District 2 candidate Kevin Goss lives with his wife, Shalyn, and children Carson, 5, and Madeline, 8. Photo courtesy Goes family Dan McDonald rebound?" Simpson asked. The developer proposes to homes could be the first ones Staff Writer "... Is that the plan? I mean, build 1,674 residential units, built. dmcdonald@plumasnews.comit must be." 100,000 square feet of retail "That would be one of the Mark Nicholson, speaking and commercial space, a 150- first areas we focus on, to see When people start buyingon behalf of the project's own- room hotel/spa and an 18-hole if we can do something short- new houses again, the devel- ere, said having the develop- golf course on a 1,397-acre site term," Nicholson said. "If the oper of a master-planned corn- ment agreement was critical on the Peninsula. market's not ready to go for- munity on Lake Almanor to attract working partners The site is adjacent to Bai- ward right now, I would hope wants to be ready to sell them. for the project, ley Creek and Foxwood to the that in the next 12 to 24 On Tuesday, March 13, the "On a project this size, we east, and to the Lake Almanor months it is. Plumas County Board of Su- want to act as the master de- Country Club to the south."Real estate seems to be re- pervisors approved a develop- veloper and partner with oth- Lake Front would include covering. If you are in the Bay ment agreement with Lakeer people on developing out 410 acres of open space. It Area, it is booming. And usu- Almanor Associates LP for a this project," Nicholson said. would have its own waste- ally it is the high-density areas future community on the "Nobody wants to partner on water treatment plant and re- that recover first, and then it Lake Almanor Peninsula. a project like this if it has a cycled-water storage ponds, moves on out to other areas." The Lake Front at Walkershort window. And so that's a The Walker Ranch Commu- The supervisors approved Ranch, which has been in the big reason for the develop- nity Services District would the development agreement works since 2003, took anoth- ment agreement." manage those facilities. Walk- after no one spoke during the er step toward becoming a re- The development agreementer Ranch CSD would also public hearing. ality thanks to the supervi- will be set for 15 years. The manage a water supply sys-The fin ronm,dnt ,l sore' unanimous approval, county can extend it twice at tern, including a well, impact reportWa completed But before the vote, Su-up to 10 years at a time.The plan also calls for road- in 2009. pervisor Lori Simpson The agreement doesn't pro- ways and storm drainage in- That report was appealed. asked the developers to ex- vide a specific schedule for de- frastructure. The supervisors held a public plain their" reasoning, con- velopment, according to coun- The Lake Front develop- hearing in February 2010 and sidering the terrible hous- ty counsel Craig Settlemire. ment will include about 100 denied the appeal, thereby ing market. He said it does require "that units that are designed to be certifying the environmental "The economy is. so poor, the basic infrastructure will "affordable housing." Nichol- impact report. But you are planning ahead be in place by the end of the son said, considering the mar- There have been no appeals in hopes the economy will 15-year first term." ket conditions, the affordable to stop the project since then. FEATHB ER Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971, Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800, FAX: (530) 283-3952. 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Nanl~ JMJdr~ " Clly, Stm, Zlp m i i i m i J to encourage in Pacific Gas and Electric Co. appropriate incentives that (PG&E) recently announcedwill enhance our state's com- that it has asked state regula- petitiveness and make it tore for the right to offer a 'golden' again." competitive electric rate to at- The proposed economic de- tract large employers to Call- velopment rate targets large fornia and convince othercompanies with power large employers already in loads of at least 200 kilowatts the state to maintain or ex- that have a choice of where ment state average, such as Plumas good for all of California." County, the utility proposes a "It is essential in our eco- more significant rate reduc- nomically challenged area to tion of 35 percent for five seek out and find new ways to years, foster economic development, "By expanding our local create jobs and assist new and businesses and attracting existing businesses to thrive," employers back to hard-hit said Madera Mayor Brett Fra- communities in California, zier. "I wholeheartedly sup- pand their operations rather to locate operations and hire PG&E's program will help port the enhanced economic than leave, employees. The rate wouldjump-start an economic re-development rate and believe "Affordable, reliable power provide a 12 percent rate re- covery that generates the it will be absolutely essential is more important than ever duction for five years for those jobs and growth we need for to our future growth." as an enabler of business and who avow that it is needed to healthier communities," The new economic develop- employment development inenable them to site new opera- said Fresno Mayor Ashley ment rate is designed to meet our state," said Tom Bottorff, tions, expand existing facili: Swearengin. "This program today's challenges and would senior vice president for regu- ties or stay in California. .provides hope not only toreplace an existing program latory relations at PG&E. "As To address the more acuteFresno, but to communitiesthat PG&E began offering in a key contributor to Califor- challenges faced by counties throughout northern and 2005. The current program's nia's economy, PG&E is com- in PG&E's service area with central California that need rate reduction has declined mitred to helping create and unemployment rates at least help revitalizing their eco- over time and it is scheduled retain jobs here by offering 25 percent higher than the nomic base. This will be to sunset at the end of 2012. ?