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4A Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Q, from page 1A crafts, games, nature walk, Earth Day pledge; drop-ins welcome. Monday - Tuesday: Third annual Rough Stock Rodeo Clinic, Feather River College rodeo arena. Instruction on bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding free to anyone interested. For information: Jesse Segura, 283-0202, ext. 306, Tuesday: Feather River College Earth Day Celebration, noon - 2 p.m. Includes drum circle at noon, presentations. For information: Darla DeRuiter, Earth Days celebration, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Screening of "Treading Water," discussion with director, local activists. Includes announcement of winners of Community Sustainability Awards. Donation-based admission. For information: Darla DeRuiter, Feather River College environmental studies instructor, 283-0202, ext. 262, dderuiter@frcedu. Wednesday, April 23: Family Walk at Feather River Land Trust Leonard Learning Landscape, meet 5 p.m. at Quincy High School parking area near gym. Rob Wade, Paul Hardy share information about public access, use of area. For information: Vanessa, 283-5758. CAL FIRE, from page 1A experienced firefighters recently completed training for the upcoming inspections. Vargas said they intend to enforce the "spirit of the law, not the letter of the law." For example, one Cal Fire guideline requires a 10-foot horizontal spacing between trees. Vargas said that removing ground fuel eliminates the ladder effect that fuels a fire and trees would not need to be removed. Adjustments are also made if a home is made with more fire-resistant materials. As for private property rights, Vargas said that if a gate is locked or there is a "no trespassing" sign, inspectors will not enter the property. "If you don't want me to help you make your house more fire safe, I will move on," he said. Vargas singled out Jan Kennedy as an elected official who has been proactive in contacting him to get information to share with his constituents. "He wants to better inform his citizens and asked that we sta with his house when we begin work in his district," Vargas said. Kennedy represents District 5, the Graeagle and East Quincy areas. The parts of the county From left: Capt. Shane Vargas, Mike Vargas, Chris Robinson and Rich Martinez are ready to help Plumas County residents prepare their properties for fire season. All four men are veteran firefighters and say they will use that expertise as they meet with homeowners in the coming months. Photo by Debra Moore that will be considered for Rich Martinez. The men Cal Fire inspection include want to share their Canyon Dam south. Only experience to let the public residents who pay the Cal know that they are familiar Fire annual fee are potential with fire suppression and candidates, what homeowners can do to "We have a list of people help the effort. who have already contacted us and want the ShaRe Vargas assessments," Vargas said. Vargas, 41, lives in Chico The Cal Fire personnel with his wife Sheila. They who will be visiting Plumas have four sons ranging in properties include ShaRe age from 7 to 20. Vargas, his brother Mike He has worked with Cal Vargas, Chris Robinson and Fire since 1991 and before that belonged to the Susanville City Fire Department Explorer program. Rich Martinez Martinez, 42, resides in RenD with his wife, who is a registered nurse, and their 9-year-old son. He might be a familiar face for some because he referees Feather River College and local high school athletic events. Before becoming a Cal Fire employee, he worked for the Forest Service for 20 years where he was a member of the Hotshots and was a smoke jumper. He also worked in fire prevention. Chris Robinson Robinson, 28, lives in Chico. He has a degree in fire science and fire technology from Butte College and was a volunteer firefighter in Nevada County before working for Cal Fire. Mike Vargas Vargas, 32, is Shane's younger brother. He lives in Susanville and has a 6-year-old son. He volunteers with the Susanville City Fire Department and worked for the Bureau of Land Management before becoming a firefighter with Cal Fire. He has also worked in fire prevention programs. awareness # We... Patched the holes! Fixed the seams! Replaced some pad! Restretched the carpet! Removed the pet odor! , Deep cleaned it t0o! & REPAIR Call for FREE Estimate 530-283..0423 FEATHE 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 centeot us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: Website: Ownership and hedtege: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - t945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytime! To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953)and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postinastor: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Front page flag photo courtesy Maggie Hennessy Michael C. Taborski Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-0wner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Ked Taborski Mary Newhnusc Operations Co-0wner/Legal Classified, Circ. Manager Tom Foroey Advertising Sandy CondoR Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir., Elisc Monroe Vice Pres./Admin.Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Sherrl McConnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Ad~ ManagerComposing Manager Member, California Newpaper Publishers Assoc. recycled paper ilH i i mini mz i m. ~ i ~ BIB mm I~ Subscription Order Fonn Feather River Bulletin RO. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subscdpUon for __ years. [~ Enclosed find my check for $ In County $26 per year [~J Out of State $44 per year [~J In California $37 per year. Name Address I City, State, Zip Subecdpflons can be "mulmfened, but not refunded. Ikl mmlmmm mini mum lmldl FACILITY, from page 1A support and just makes sense. jail on one campus. "All the feedback I've The proposal, which was heard has,been sympathetic announced in January, had to our cause," Hagwood said. strong local support and an "That was from community endorsement by Sen. Gaines. members and business Hagwood said he identified leaders." a 13-acre site in East Quincy The local CHP and sheriff and was beginning the have been individually appraisal process when he seeking to build new offices learned of the CHP's for years. Both of their decision, current facilities are widely Hagwood said the new considered small and campus would cost about $30 outdated. million and would save the The Plumas County jail state and county millions of has been a topic of concern dollars in the long run by for more than 20 years, sharing resources. Several grand juries have The sheriff said he would called the jail unsafe for both continue to pursue the plan inmates and corrections because it has a lot of officers. 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