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tzL Wedoes=y, 4, Environmental News Feather River 8. River BL Estate of Jacks AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF William Arms Jacks, Jr,, a.k.a Bill Jacks, Decedent. Case Number 5966 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors and persons who may be other- interested in the will or estate, or both, of William Arms Jacks, Jr., a.k.a. Bill Jacks. A Pstition For Probete has been filed by Royd M. Derma in the Supedor Court of California, County of Plumm. The Patition For Probate requests that Floyd M. Danoa be appointed m personal represen- tative to edminister the estote of the deceder The Petition requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils ate available for ex- amination in the file kept by the coud. The Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Indeqendent Administra- tion of Estates Act. (This euthor~ will allow the personal reqrsserltatNe to take m~w ac- tions ~ obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, howev- er, the persooal reqresentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or corts~ to the proposed action.) The inddpendant adminis- tration Imthodty will be gnmted unles4; en irv tereated penmn files an ot~ection to the peti- tion and shows good cause why the court should not grent the =~'~W. A hearing on the pe~don will be held on Ap~l 23, 2001, at 9:00 a.m. at the Superior Court of California, Dept. One, Courthouse, 520 W. Main Street, Room 104, Quincy, CA 95971. IFYOU OBJECT to the grent~9 of the peti- tion, you should appear It the hearing and stats your o~ec~ons, or file ~ ~ections with the court before the hearing. Your ap- pearance may be in person or by your attor- ney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court end mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the c0urt within four months from tbe date of first issuance of letters M provided in Section 9100 of the California Probete C0de. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the date of the hesring date no- ticed above. , YOU MAY EXAMINE the fife kept by the court. ff you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and apprais~ of estate assets or of any peti- tion or account as provided in Section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is .arable from the court clerk. Signed: Attorney for Petitioner, David L Add- an, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 809, Quincy, CA 95971 Rlod: Mm'h 27, 2001 Shed WerL Court Admini=mtor By Sheri Shi~ds, Deputy Published FRB April 4, 11, 18, 2001 Bids for well EAST QUINCY SERVICES DISTRICT NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby glvefl that sealed proposals or bids will be received by EAST QUINCY SERVICES DISTRICT, in the ~ of the Dis- trict Manager, P.O. Box 81,179 Rogers Av- enue, Quincy, California, 95971, up to 200 o'clock p.m., April 30, 2001, for the WELL DRILLING, DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING PROJECT, in East Qutncy, Plums County, State Of California, In'~wlth Plans : and Specificalior~ on ~e for uk:l Work in the ofr of Manaw of Eas1Quincy Ser- vicu Dtstriot. The Work in generel shall consist ot construc- tion of a test well ~th~ and testing of 0mv IX ed pal water Sul~y well. prop= s or wm be opaned by M=a of East-Ou 'yServ at the time and place above rated and a re- pod of the names of all bidders and the amount of Ud or ixop .m be mabe by ~d MmNor ~o ~Boml of Diroctom at the next regular or special meetlng of the Board of Directors following the date of open- Workmen employed in said Work must be paid at rates at least equal to the Prevailing Wage Rates as determined by ~ California Director of Industrial Relations, dated 2001 and on file in the District's office. Said Wage Rates are made a part of the Con- tract Docume=ts for the Work to be performed; and each bidder, at the bidder's option, may refer to or obtain copies of the State Prevailing Wage Rates from the East Quincy Services District, At the time this Contract is awarded, the Con- tractor shall possess a Class C-57 license. Each bid must be on the form provided by the District and must be accompanied by cash, a cashier's or certified check or a Bidder's Bond on the form provided by the District, in the sum of not tess than ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate of the bid, and said checks or bond shall be made payable to the order of the EAST QUINCY SERVICES DISTRICT as liqui- dated damages in case the successful bidder fails to file satisfactory bonds as required by the Contract Documents or fails or refuses to enter into a Contract within the specified time. The successful bidder shaft furnish a Perfor- mance Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of Bid and e Payment Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the bid. The required bonds shall be on the forms provided by the District. Pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Con- tract Code of the State of California, this Con- tract will contain provisions permitting the suc- cessful bidder to substitute securities for any moneys withheld by the District to insure per- formance under this Contract. All bids must be addressed to the Manager of the East Quincy Services District and shall name to be con- Rumas National Forest Beckwourth Ranger Distri~ Crystal Adams Defensible Fuel Profile Zone Group Selection Project The Beckwourth Ranger District is beginning the scoping process for the Crystal Adams Project. The purpose of scoplng is to deter- mine what issues will be covered, and in what detail, in the environmental analysis. The scoplng period will end on April 25, 2001. The Crystal-Adams is located north of Chilcoot and east of Frenchman Lake, and in- dudes all or portions of T25N15 through i7E, T24N15 through 17E and T23N15 through 17E. The District proposes to deve(op a Defensible Fuel Profile Zone and harvest Group Selec- tions to accomplish goals of the Plumes Na- tional Forest Land and Resource Manage- merit Plan as amended by the Record of Deci- sion for the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Ubrary Group Forest Recovery Act Environmental Im- pact Statement and the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment. The Proposed Action in- dudes: biomass thinning by mechanical methods and under burning approximately 1,121 acres; hand-thinning, lop and scatter, and under burning approximately 1,359 acres; hand-thinning, hand pile, and under burning ap~eb/71 acres; masticating brush, mechanical thinning, and under burning approximately 470 acres; under burning (only) approximately 110 acres; broadcast burning (only) approximately 962 acres; reconstructing/relocating approximately 12 miles of existing roads; construing approximately 7 miles of tempo- rary and system roads. If you have any comments or would like further information, please contact: Nick Hall at Jones & Stokes, 2600 V Street, Sacramento, Califor- nia, 95818, phone: 916-737-3000. You may al- so contact Barb Boaz, Ecosystem Manager, P.O. Box 7, Blairsden, CalifOrnia 96103, phone (530) 836-2575. Published in FRB, PR 4, 200t Rumas National Forest Mt Hough Ranger Dist'ict Storrie Fire Salvage Project The Mt. Hough Ranger Distdct is beginning the environmental planning process for the Storrle Fire Salvage Project. The purpose of scoplng is to determine what will be covered in the environmental analysis, and in what detail. The scoplng period will end on April 16, 2001. The analysis is located north of State Highway 70 at Caribou Creek, between Forest Service Roads 26N26 and 27N26 and is approximately 2,500 acres. It is located in Section 4,5,6,7,8, 17, 18, 19, and 20 of T25N, RTE; Sections 31, 32, and 33 of T26N, R7E Forest Service resource specialists examined the project area in the fall of 2000 to determine the existing condition and identify opportunities and specific management practices that could be implemented to accomplish some of the goals described in the Rumas National Forest Land and Resource Manags~rr~t Ran (1988) as amended by the Record of Decision for the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Ubrary Group Forest Resovery Act (August 1999), and as amended by the Record of Decision for the Sierra Neva- da Forest Plan Amendment (January 2001). The Mt. Hough'Ranger District proposes to salvage flre-da~ trees utilizing helicopter, cable, and tractor based yarding systems. Tractor yarding would occur on ground that is less than 35% slope. No new comtmction, re- construCti(Yn, or realignment of~ystem roads is propce~, NO temporary road construction is proposed. The environmental documentation for this pro- ject is being conducted under contract to the USDA Forest Service by Garcia and Associ- ates of San Anselmo, California. ff you have any comments, or would like more information, p =e Cy th Kayser, proi maoag- er at Garoia and Associates, One Saunders Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960 or phone (415) 458-5803. Published FRB April 4, 2001 Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck ann~q~ced his re- tirement from fed~l service effective Saturday, Ma_."rch 31. Announcing his retirement with senior staff, Dombeck ex- pressed satisfaction in his ef- forts to guide the agency and looked forward t.o pursuing new opportunities outside gov- ernment service. "I have enjoyed every minute of my tenure as Chief of the Forest Service," Dombeck told the leadership o- I By I~m Williams Staff Wnter Polychlorinated biphenyls leaking from transformers at a Lassen Municipal Utility Dis- trict substation near Janesville posed no threat to public health according to Mike Whipple, an environmen- tal specialist with the Lassen County Department of Health and Bill Waltman, LMUD's hazardous waste coordinator. According to a release from the health department to the Lassen County Board of Super- visors, LMUD notified the de- partment of the PCB spill on March 21. "They did everything above board," Whipple said. "Every- thing's been cleaned up. The spill was in a small, confined, fenced area. They did a really Springtime brings forth a burst of energy in most of us as we start tidying up our homes, inside and out. This is also a good time to do a fire safety inspection and correct any problems before we reach the prime fire season. The A1- manor Basin Fire Safe Council offers some suggestions on what to look for in the form of the following checklist, which begins with the interior of the house and works outward from there. team. "Any successes I may~conS~, became the 14 Chief of retary Veneman remarke~i~ have had were achieved onlythe Forest Service on January lowing Dombeck's anno~ through the dedication and 7, 1997. iris retirement caps ment. Mike has been a (-~ v commitment of the 33,000 men ;more than a quarter century of rated professional who ha~Sti 4 and women of the Forest Set-service as a federal employee, en over half his life to p| Editor vice, who have made these the college professor, and highservice. I appreciate his ~David best four years of my life." school teacher. Prior to his ar- years of leadership in go~r Rot Dombeck said the agency's rival at the Forest Service, transition under the new ad- Dombeck served as Acting Di- ministration appeared to be on rector of the Bureau of Land track. "I feel that this is the" Mamtgement. right time to step down, spertd "I have been pleased by the time with my family, and then support and effort Chief took at new opportunities." Dombeck has extended to me Dombeck, 52, a native of Wis- and the transition team," Sec- good job. They did everything right." Whipple said the leak posed no danger to the public. He said LMUD had asked his de- partment to delay the release of an internal LMUD report on the incident until the infornm- tion was released to the directors at their next board Waltman said initial testing of the soil around the trans- formers reveals a PCB concen- tration of 30 parts per miltion. The contaminated soil was collected in four 55-gallon drums and sent to a waste dis- posal site, W ltman said According to Waltman, the soil was retested after the meeting. , .-. ~: p.,~-up and contained a PCB Waltman delhted : : =e tmti m level of only 2.5 his report to the Tlmes gte.--: . same reason. : Wal~ said LMUD had yet But in a telephone intei~;-- to determine the cause of the Waltman confirmed that lint the Rility suspects a proximately 125 a loose valve PCB-laden tratls' i'l e 7ol = leaked onto the grotm~ at 1~e! ~ ~~ _was discovered on substation. According to wait-~ ~Y., March 20, according man the transformers ate: :to:WPd man, He said LMUD substation contain a at the station about 1,165 gallons they didn't'no- former oil. : ment. All of us at USDA tpart o him and his family the rease best." i local Phil Janik, Chief Ope ary C Officer for the USDA Fdnittee Service will serve as ac~it an chief until a successo~ Wall named. and pz lls ex[ ir is t] "llll f ca, ~ung ca j color Waltman said becaus~he sa,~'" leak, which he charactet~nted as "slower than a lea~ike m~ faucet," was discvere~r-, is p, quickly, it posed no healt lyp to either the public or Ll~ Pol~ personnel. [} the But he added that if thejlls exi had continued undetect .e st risk 20 or 30 days, "it could IEolon been a serious problem." ~, ace Copies of the health del~askecl' ment's letter were sent td/# Year State Water Resources Cc~. Board, the California Reng~e in t Water Quality Control ,.,.~= ano Lahontan Region, the su~ sors, Andy Whiteman Lassen County Commissioner, the County Times, KSUE the Lassen County Emergency Services, effer and LMUD. Inside the House general precautions, here are twice a year, when clocks are sources some additional items to changed in the spring and fall -Dispose of oily check: " closed metal containers Bedrooms -Never store any rag~ Chdst ~ KRchen -If YOU sleep with the doorhave been used with ~y Lane Check the condition of the closed;i~_stall asmoke detector stains or similar prod~ Meth~ stove and other heat-producing in the bedroom (spontaneous combustion~ursday appliances .Turn off electric blankets and occur) Keep a multi-purpose t-rre , other electrical appliances extinguisher in the kitchen ~ r; When nbt in use Keep baking soda on hand to extinguish.stove-top grease fires Store matches and lighters out of the reach of children Properly store flammable liquids in approved containers ,Never smoke in bed Bathrooms Disconnect appliances when not in use Keep flammable items such as towels away from wall or Disconnect electrical Supp and appliances when a saf( U Allow hot tools such as ironm guns and soldering iro~ co~.l before storing " l~ Have basic tools such~ shovel, hoe, rake and bt~h-Day available for use in the dDavid aod the pocent, dune-shredding mmcle sport rtder~ li~ for Sh~ aft)' ~r fOr added Roof In Lif Check the condition o, 3 chimney or stovepipe scrcU P.O. Remove dead leaves Sun needles from roof and gut~.m. Remove any branches ~s in 10 feet of the chiton 'edays stovepipe 3avid Remove any dead bray overhanging the roof nity t de~ Yard , 83-1: Dispose of accumul3. combustible materials ( construction materials, ~ Serv board, pine needles, leave'Adult other yard debris) - Y2J Clear all combustible ~Scho rials within 10 feet of pro tanks - Wor Stack woodpiles away