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41 wednesday, April 9, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Fire Safe Council announces meeting, encourages smart burning space around homes and properties. "When burning on these beautiful spring days it is important to do so safely and in a way that reduces smoke in your community," says the council. While burn permits are not required until May 1, residents still need to follow these basic rules: --Choose a safe location; be sure to have water available. Try to lay out hoses before you begin the burning process, and go ahead and have a few extra sections of hose out. --Burn only on permissive burn days; call your local air quality hotline before you burn. Residents can hear recorded phone message information on permissive burn days from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District in Chester (258-2588), Greenville (284-6520), Portola (832-4528), Quincy (283-3602) and Sierra County (994-3561). --Burn only cured (not green) materials; dry materials and piles will burn hotter and produce less smoke. --Do not burn tires, pressure-treated wood, plywood, painted wood, plastics or garbage. --Completely extinguish your pile when finished burning: this means that there are no more "hot spots" in tle burnarea. Water and mix the burned area until the fire is dead out. Residents who do not follow these simple rules while burning run the risk of escaped burn piles and they can create smoke conditions that are a nuisance to their neighbors. "Unfortunately, every spring in our county we have early-season wildfires caused by unextinguished piles that are fanned by strong winds," said Mike De Lasaux, chairman of the fire safe council. The Plumas County Fire Safe Council is a coalition of The Plumas County Fire Safe Council's regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be held Thursday, April 10, at the Plumas County Planning & Building Services office, located at 555 Main St. in Quincy, from 9 to 11 a.m. The council will be discussing its numerous wildfire mitigation and hazardous fuel reduction projects. Participation from community members or anyone interested in making Plumas County less vulnerable to the threats of wildfire is encouraged. The fire safe council wants to encourage residents to consider getting started on maintaining their defensible Green firewood soon available near Snake Lake on sale April 18. Permits are $10/cord with a.two-cord minimum. "The trees marked for cutting average 8 inches in diameter," said Andy Hart, small sales forester for the Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest. According to Hart, the trees are a mix of white fir, pine and cedar and, if split, would be dry in time for next winter's heating needs. Woodcutters may only cut marked trees and must pile the needles and small limbs left behind. Cutters may not Green firewood will be available soon for personal firewood cutting in the vicinity of Snake Lake (near Quincy), according to local Forest Service officials. Special project-specific permits for green fuelwood are required; the permits go leave the road to scout for trees but may do so to pick up their cut firewood, provided there is no resource damage to the soil and surrounding vegetation. "We are testing this program," said Hart. "If it's successful, we want to continue it. We hope it's a win-win situation: people get their firewood and we are able to reduce our woody fuels hazard in the forest." The green firewood cutting area is along Snake Lake Road (National Forest System Road 24N27 and Plumas County Road 435) within T24N/T25N R 9E, Section 6. There are a limited number of permits available. Special green firewood permits and cutting area maps are available starting April 18 at the Mt. Hough Ranger District Office, 39696 Highway 70 outside Quincy (283-0555); and Thursdays and Fridays at the Greenville Work Center, 122 Hot Springs Road in Greenville (284-7126). WasteManagement Announces Summer Hours For Local Transfer Stations The following Waste Management Transfer Stations will be switching to summer operating hours, starting April 1, 2014 East Quincy Transfer Site/Abernethy Ln: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm Closed 12:00pm to 12:30pm for Lunch Closed Wednesday and Thursday Chester Transfer Site/Hwy 36 & A-13: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm Closed 12:00pm to 12:30pm for Lunch Closed Wednesday and Thursday Greenville Transfer Site/Greenville Dump Rd. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm Closed 12:00pm to 12:30pm for Lunch Closed Wednesday and Thursday Feather, R,,iyer ,D, is.,posal (530) ;183-2004 tNA,81r IE MAIM$1UIIIIEIMT citizens, businesses, local residents and representatives from local, state and federal government agencies. Members share a common interest in preventing loss of life and minimizing loss of property from wildland fires. The mission of the council is "to reduce the loss of natural and human-made resources caused by wildfire through Firewise Community programs and pre-fire activities." The fire safe council is available to assist communities in a number of ways with the goal of increasing resiliency to wildfires. For more information on the council, Plumas County's Community Wildfire Protection Plan and other fire-safe information visit plumasfiresafe.org. Planning underway for annual Summerfest, The Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council has held fundraising events for the last five years but this year's Summerfest promises to be a real winner, say organizers. Formed in 2009 as a nonprofit organization to preserve the cultural heritage of the Mohawk Valley, the MVSC has purchased the White Sulphur Springs Ranch property and is in the process of improving it for eventual use by the public. This historical spot gained recognition in 1858, largely because of the presence of natural hot springs. It was an important stagecoach stop on the dirt road between Truckee and Quincy and has long been a favorite recreation spot for Plumas County residents. This, the sixth annual Summerfest, Will be held June 29 at White Sulphur Springs Ranch, 2200 Highway 89, just south O f the junction of County Road A15. Hours are 4 to 7:30 p.m. with gates opening at 3. The cost per person is $45, $15 for 12 and under, at the door. Tours of the partially restored house will be conducted from 3 to 4 p.m. A hearty ranch barbecue dinner is included and vocalists Carolyn Martin and Lindy Gravelle will provide fine Western music. A no-host bar will offer beer, wine and soft drinks. There will also be both live and silent auctions to complete the evening. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Pets are not permitted. Advance ticket sales are encouraged to allow food planning. Tickets for adults are available in Graeagle at EcoCentric, Graeagle Mercantile, Red House Art and the Outpost; in Quincy at the Plumas County Museum; and in Blairsden at the chamber of commerce. Call for will-call tickets at 836-2334. In the event of rain the event will move to The Barn in Blairsden. Call 836-2334 for additional information. Visit mohawkvalley.us for details on the history of the area, a description of the entertainers and the goals of the MVSC. WANTED OLD COIN COLLECTIONS... Pre-1965 Silver Coins, Proof Sets, Old Currency, Pre-1936 Silver Dollars, 10k-24k Gold, All Gold Coins FREE APPRAISALS * We come to you Over 25 years in coin business References available We can assist with all your building needs - from plans to the finished product 00ATTY (530) 283-2035 P.O. BOX 1369 QUINCY, CA 9597 I Ltc. #453927 Freddie is a domestic shorthair white and orange neutered male. female domestic short hair Torti. She LOVES to be LOVED. Wendy is a 1-year- old domestic short- hair Tabby. She is @ spayed and has the @ We think he is about 7 years old. He is a @ LOVER and does give love nips. Shelter hours are Monday, Wednesday & Frlday 8am-5pm. Saturday by appointment only. @a And closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 fee and ' license fees are $15 per year. An officer will deliver a pet to the adopting party's veterinary of F choice to have the animal altered in completion of the adoption requirement. For more infor- @ marion, call 283-3673 or visit countyofplumas.com or petflnders.com. I wave the adoption fee personality as her [ on the 2nd cat sister, Sarah. $e [ AMERICAN VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL We carry a wide selection of pet food and Flea & ck products 283'4500 Alta & Lee Rd. Quincy