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28 Wednesday, April 11,2001 Bulletin, Progressive, I~Progres Students enjoyed a stop at the Devil's Golf Course In Death Valley. On the valley floor, the course is formed by sodium chloride and Is continually sculpted by wind and rain Many of the students couldn't resist a taste of the salt Then, it was Friday and Morgan Lambert: I loved time to head home. Taking Death Valley so much and down the tents proved to behope to one day go back there Continued from page 1B quicker and cooler than with my kids. Finally, the last stop of the putting them up. But, Am m I.ohn: The sand dune day, and perhaps the most an-before heading back to Porto- was my favorite, but I wish I ticipated of the trip---a chance la, there was one final stop at would have brought my snow to take a shower and go swim- the sand dunes. Except for the board. ming. There are few pools to lack of an ocean, the students Cassandra Fnrrin: It was be found in Death Valley, and felt they were at the beach,misery that first full day, until swimming at Furnace Creek and removed their shoes and the sunset. entailed a two-hour wait to ac- socks to walk in the soft sand. Joshua R.: The only thing I quire passes. That is, until the sun bore hated about Death Valley was But, the students thought down brighter, and the sand the heat... I'm glad Mr. Coff- the wait was worth it, and got hotter, and the studentsman and Mrs. Tansey made it they swam until dinner beck- were hot footing it to find so much fun. Dried. That evening's campfire their shoes. Inn A. Cooke: When I got featured stories by Mrs. Work Those four days in Death home, I slept for days. and Mrs. Tansey. Valley provided the studentsCole Pruitt: My favorite That night was also the with many memories which place in Death Valley was windiest of the trip. The howl- they wrote about when they Scotty's Castle. ing kept many of the students returned home. Here are someRoss Juden: I will remem- awake long into the night. The excerpts from their notes: ber Death Valley because it boys seized the opportunity to Mogen McKinley: I can't was so very hot which made toilet paper the girls' tents, speak for everyone, but I the pool feel even better... My thought it was awesome, favorite was Scotty's Castle. The Plumas National Forest is preparing grant applications for continuation of the summer and winter OHV grants for 2001-2002. Drop by during the times not- ed to talk with district person- grant a nel, ask questions and provide comments on the grant applica- tions. Open houses will be held in the following locations: *April 12 at the Plumas County Hamilton Branch school now St. Andrew's Academy, locat- ed in Hamilton Branch, is cur- rently accepting applications for the 2001/2002school year ..... Plans are in place to move in grade levels from the middle and high schools and build a grammar school. Partic- ularly, the academy is accepting applications for a fourth/fifth combination class to start this fall. A certain enrollment will have to be met for St. Andrew's to be fmancially able to offer this class. If you are interested in plac- ing your fourth/fifth, middle school or high school student at St. Andrew's Academy this fall, contact the Reverend Brian Foes (bfoos@standrews.place.cc), headmaster of the academy, or Mrs. Elaine Rinehart (erin- hart@standrews.place.cc), the academy's administrative assis- tant. The phone number is 59f 3343 Monday through Thursday; a message may be left at other times at 284-1003. Visit the St. Andrew's Web site at for application mater and infer- mation about the school. The surplus commodities will again be distributed on Wednes- day, April 25, at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Quincy from 10-10:30 a.m.; and Thursday, April 26 at the: Wildwood Senior Center in Chester from 9:30 a.m.; Town Hall in Greenville from 9- 9:30 a.m.; and EPCAN, 120 Nevada St., in Per- tola from 10-10:30 a.m. To receive the commodities, an individual must sign their name stating that their house- hold income is below the maxi- mum amount. If there are any questions, call 283-3546. Free custom-fit 2.5 US gallon fuel can standard with all Vertical EDGE RMKs. IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, SNOW CHECK" SELECT. Customize model year 2002 700 and 800 RMKs Snow Checkm S~lect rebates are good on mo~t model year Save up to $1,402 on factory 2002 Polaris snowmobiles. Head to your dealer to order installed custom options the sled you've always wanted. Plus, get a $200 Rebate and a free 2nd Year Engine Service Contract* (~ Customization available only The Woy Out. through Snow Check" Select- cat, your dream sled online It offer ends April 10, 2001 www.pol=~iRdu~.~ The Snow Check TM Select program le not available to prtr~ctplll or employeea of ~lll'~l ll.lttlorilld I~llrta d~tl ~ler=hit~. racers, government, tint or rent$t units. Available only It i~ttict~tl~ dealer= and on ~ modela. Vo~d where prohibited, taxed or reQulated by law. *Conaumer must olece $500 non-refuncleble, non*trlmal~llde de#o~dt Der eligible model year 2002 polada snowmobile to qualt~ for the $200 rebate e'~l frte 2e, d .u~ ~r~ ter~ ~omract it the time of order, Snowmobile puroha~d under the Snow Check Select program mu~ be eegimred in the ~.mtomet *s name ea ihown on the Snow Che~ ~lect form.The uatomer must ~ for end take delivery of the Snow Ched w-.owrr~la b/no later then Octot~r 1. 2001. !~mmm metkld to ommmer 45.e0 deyt ~ I:,W-off end ~mmW m0hmlm~n of tha Snow Check Select anowrnobtle by the dealer. Should the 2002 Snow Check Selel snowmobik) not be IVllle~ from Polaril by October 1. 2001. the customer ahaJt hive 10 days from the date of the unit's =rrlvld et the deeMHll~p tO complete the (3urehe~ The ~ ChQ~k Se|eet offer alj~{~ only to avolla~tity oq ~ ano~w~ot~t~ e~ ~ I~teflll Ipon=ored promotion, not any trade-in end/or ultimate selling price negotiated between oh0 authorized dealer end uatomer. or pre-psyment made b~ore delivery of the anowmobtle. Offer good Merit 1 fflrou~h/~d116, ~ on 2002 models. Offer not valid on Indy 340 ~luxe, 340To~, rt~, 120 XC SP. 440 Pro X F~n ettd I~uld-oo~ r~oe mo~lde, Polaris roeervea the tight to ~enge modele and ll~tficatlons It any time without IntrriP41 Obll~. ~ y~= pertlcipeting Polaris dealer for details. Pollrill reommendl that ill anowmobil~ ddel take I tcelnl~i ~f~, [:~ no~ att~n~ menauverl bl./o~d ~U cl~ebiliW. Ah~-/~ Wll~f a he|me end o~hl~ i~1~ ~r~, ~ P~MII SeN}I I~. DuPont Power Tool Hvw 70. Quincy, CA (530) 283-2136 or 1-88-88-2-RIDE-1 Library, 445 Jackson St., Quin- cy, from 7-8:30 p.m. April 19 at the Butte County Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave., Oroville, from 7-8:30 p.m. The Plumas National Forest offers a summer OHV program consisting of: 2,600 miles of roads available for summer OHV touring, 464 miles, which are signed as OHV routes including 109 miles of "true" 4x4 roads. Developed OHV Camps at Gold Lake, Poker Flat, Stag Point, American House and he w: Badwster Bmdn Is the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere, at 282 feet level. Visitors are asked to beware of the tiny Badwster snail, which makes the crusty salt perimeter of the pool. Wyatt Lee: The pool was are going to look back on to- wonderful, probably the best gether and talk about. I was part of the whole trip. with great friends and that Deslree Couslneau: The will always stand out in my campground we were at had mind about the trip, hills all the way around it. Stacey rom : What I will When I climbed to the top and remember most about Death looked at the view--it was so Valley is the Golden Canyon beautiful and different from hike, We did it in the middle everything that I was used to of the day, when the tempera- seeing here at home. ture was at its peak, and most- Matt West: I loved going toly everybody's water was the sand dunes, Ubehebe warm bythen. Crater and the other places. I Tiffany Came: I thought it also liked that I missed would be no fun at all because school, it was so hot, but it was. Matt Bml kw: I really likedKristan Ross: If I could, I it in Death Valley, and am would do it over. My favorite glad that the teachers and par- places to go were Devil's Golf ents put up with all of us for Course, and I loved going to four days, so thanks teachers the Sand Dunes. and chaperones--it was a lot Natalie C mr: When I went to of fun. Death Valley I learned a lot Carly Moore: I will remem- about all the different desert bet the people that I was with plants and animals, such as and all the memories that we the pickle weed bush, the salt accepted Cleghorn Bar. ",A map showing summer OHV routes and facilities on the forest. Monitoring for OHV impacts to soils and wildlife habitat. An active volunteer program through Adopt-A-Trail. The Plumas National Forest offers a winter snowmobile pro- gram consisting of: Three winter recreation at-" eas (Bucks Lake, La Porte and Gold Lake) consisting of 184 miles of groomed snowmobile trails with an active volunteer for 41mlller grooming program. 195 miles of signed, un- groomed snowmobile riding op- portunities. Winter staging areas at Gold Lake, Bucks Summit, Big Creek and La Pone, and warming huts at La Porte Staging Area, Four Trees and four trailside warm- ing huts associated with the La Porte trail system. Trail maps/brochures in sup pen of the three groomed riding areas on the forest. Monitoring for winter use impacts to wildlife habitat. s the e knc grass, the kit ~nm~ sidewinder rattlesn$ the ly wanted to see th in, a but I didn't get to. ho m The How: that Death Valley ll ation me is that it is a r's place and there as tl beautiful landscaperank] Sandra Ceballe ng h vorite part was in. nice cold breezes bright stars. All the[lows ing from one tent toled it Stacle Cm nal: I nev of us, Death Vall luent great learning and l nost experience. Wolv Cbeleey Wiiki~'s p~ member back on as K think of a hot, tiringFmm a place that can bdLake your friends..L__twn' Christine Pear ~'mf~'m~otu Death Valley trip b~ class closer togethe$,~g fo~ Yvonne Martinez;)~war interesting experP~st, Scotty s Castle. ue m Rachel Welch: AS][ in t went by, the place and I have new resl emed pioneers who crossmSe c] Valley. Bauer: I remember the great te are with my friends, stair K( the night stars. 1) Rlcky MIIby: Theand sort of fun. Y Pub Jnred Recasons: ~e 19, Death Valley was ~ng cool (not temperatuff for ~ Dye: T~per, perience I evef spe '~ ~rt 'I ' A Special Supplement, produced by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. featuring fine dining in Plumas County. FuU color cover * Process color available inside & out * 30,000 copies printed and delivered to approximately 250 outlets throughout Plumas County * A publication that customers keep all year long * Extra copies available for tourists Don't be left out/ Deadlines: April 24th * Distributed: May 21st Contact your advertising representative today! 283-0800 284-7800 Sherri, Rhonda, MichelleAlicia Che Cari