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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9B Amazing Animals Robert, Bea and Noah Nasis' Scottish terrier named Romeo gets thirsty while enjoying the beautiful warm weather. We want to publish unusual "Amazing Animal" shots. Submit your favorite photo and a description of the picture to Every six minutes in America, an underground utility damaged because someone decided to dig without first making the free call to 811. Ahead of the 2014 construction season, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reminds California homeowners and contractors to make a free call to 811 at least two business days before any digging project. The free service helps get all underground utility lines properly marked for projects big and small. "Contacting a regional notification center is a state requirement, not an option," said Contractor State License Board Registrar of Contractors Steve Sands. "We encourage consumers as well as our 300,000 contractors to always call 811 before beginning any type of digging project to avoid safety and f'mancial risks." April is National Safe Digging Month and serves as a reminder that safe digging prevents serious injuries, repair costs and inconvenient outages. In almost every case, these accidents can be avoided with a simple call. Even when digging only a few inches, the risk of striking an underground utility line still exists. "We're really stepping up our damage prevention efforts this year,, said Nick Stavropoulos, executive vice president of gas operations at PG&E. "In 2013 alone, there were more than 2,000 incidents of damages to our gas and electric lines as a result of unsafe digging practices. Calling 811 before you dig shows a commitment to safety and your community." Whether the project is commercial construction with heavy excavating equipment, a residential fence installation or even a backyard spring planting project, calling 811 two business days prior to digging enhances public safety. Callers are connected to a local call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies -- such as PG&E -- of the intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the locations of underground lines. Once lines have been accurately marked, hand digging can begin around marked lines. For more information about 811 and safe digging practices, visit In keeping with the spirit of National Safe Digging Month, PG&E offers these tips for safe excavation: Campgrounds, from page 8B vehicles on existing roadways, as cross-country travel is prohibited. This policy protects sensitive areas and resources, and prevents damage to vehicles. Visitors are also reminded that, for campfnces away from developed campgrounds, a California campfire permit is required. These permits may be obtained free of charge at any Cal Fire, Bureau of Land Management or Forest Service office. The Forest Service encourages anglers to review the 2014-15 Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations Handbook for information and possible restrictions. This booklet is available at many fishing supply retail outlets. It is also posted on the Web at For the most current information, contact the following Forest Service offices: Almanor Ranger District, "258-2141. Eagle Lake Ranger District, 257-4188. Hat Creek Ranger District, 336-5521. For more information, visit the Lassen National Forest website at --Call 811 at least two working days before and up to 14 calendar days in advance of an excavation or digging project. --Customers will receive a list of notified utilities that may have underground lines in the area. If you believe a utility may not have marked its lines, call 811 again. --On paved surfaces, mark the proposed excavation area with white chalk-based paint. Homeowners can also use other white substances such as sugar or flour. --On unpaved surfaces use flags or stakes to mark the proposed excavation area. --Carefully hand excavate within 24 inches on either side of a utility-marked facility. Digging even a few inches can pose some risks of striking a utility line. --Be careful not to erase facility marks -- that were indicated by the professional locator- while working. If you cannot see the markings, call 811 and request a remarking. --Requests via 811 are active for 28 days. Call 811 if work continues beyond that time. --Immediately notify utilities about any type of contact or damage to wires or pipes. If there is any damage to PG&E electric wires, or ff there is a possible gas leak, take these steps: --Move to a safe location. --Call 911. --Call PG&E at 800-743-5000 and/or the gas supplier as applicable. About PG&E PG&E, a subsidiary of PG&E Corp. (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and Online at ,;II 0 OUr Iqk ,:, tslnc Ler , Grand Prize ~ Kari O'Reilly / Shoofly Farms ($1,000) 2nd Place ~ John McCormick / Sasquatch Farms ($500) 3rd Place ,,, Brian & Presley Sundberg / Sundberg Growers ($300) From left back: Judge Leah West contestant David Covinton, judge Rick Leonhardt, contestant Brian Sundberg, contestant John McCormick, contestant Lowell Siwundhla, and Dana Masih. 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