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1OA Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Feather River Bulletin Where in rne World? Joseph and Margaret Munoz come ashore with their newspaper while on a sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands "with great friends." Local girls learn leadership skills From Feb. 28 to March 2, four Girl's Rite participants from Quincy joined 350 California kids at the 20th annual REACH for the Future Leadership Conference. Sponsored by Plumas County Public Health Agency and program coordinator Jennifer Kaufmann, the girls traveled to Chico to attend the three-day conference. One of the Girl's Rite attendees commented, "REACH was like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I say 'like' because I really want to go back next year." The REACH conference was an overwhelming success for the girls because it pushed them in new ways and connected them with kids, young adults and experienced educators from all over Northern California. The girls learned how to overcome fears and gain confidence in themselves through activities that stimulated the heart, mind and body. The girls participated in a wide variety of sessions over the course of the conference, which included keynote REACH for the Future Leadership Conference participants show love and respect "signs" while participating in an activity. Photo submitted speakers, workshops, games, showcases from school/community programs, a talent show, a dance, a climbing wall, [00UBLIC NO.TICES rocket building, trust exercises, team building and more. In addition, an organization called Challenge Day ( pushed the kids to "be the change" that they want see. This involves taking a look at oneself and talking about violence, bullying, stereotypes, struggles and pain that youths deal with Opportunity to Comment Chipmunk Recovery and Restoration Project Mr. Hough Ranger District, Plumaa National Forest Plums County, Calilomia The Forest Service, PIumas National Forest, Mr. Hough Ranger District, has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Chip- munk Recovery and Restoration Project (Chip-munk Project). to manage National Forest System lands affected by the Chips Fire. The proposed action includes the follow- ing activities: remove roadside fire-killed and tire-injured hazard trees, recover the eco- nomic value of tire-killed trees, and re-estab- lish forested conditions by planting native conifer seedlings. The project area is located near Butt Valley Reservoir and the communities of Seneca and Caribou within the Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, California. killed timber include: 1) impacting approxi- mately 10 acres of green trees adjacent to skyline logging system treatment areas to implement skyline logging operations; 2) con- structing landings, skid trails, and approxi- mately mile of new, unclassified, non-sys- tem temporary roads to permit removal and utilization of material; and 3) constructing and reconstructing water drafting sources to water roads during implementation. Mitigation measures were developed to ease some of the potential watershed impacts the proposed action may cause, specifically reducing equivalent roaded acres (ERA). Approximately 165 acres of skyline salvage units were dropped from the Chipmunk Project proposed activities. Four additional watershed improvement activities are being proposed to decrease the Clear Creek water- shed ERA values. These improvement activi- ties are proposed within the Clear Creek watershed only and include: 1) gravel specif- This action is needed because: 1) the Forest ic road surfaces at approximately 20 Service is required to maintain roads for road/stream crossings; 2) use NFS road access and safety; 2) the Forest Servi has 26N23C as a haul route and then remove cub role to play in providing a wood sulSl'f  "vrs 'ahd decommissio the road after project ]pcal manufacturers and sustaining a parLo.f... ,kme.ltation; 3Lugri the culvert at the e employment base in rural communities : idlsction of ',!d'feek and Seneca the 2004 Sierra Nevada Forest Plan" Road; and 4) protect system OHV trails from Amendment Record of Decision provides for selvage logging following wildfires for the objective of recovering economic value from fire-killed trees (SNFPA ROD, page 52); and 4) Forest Service policy considers post-fire salvage harvest the functional equivalent of a regeneration harvest and directs forests to make a best effort to re-establish forested conditions within 5 years after salvage hat- vest (Forest Service Manual 2471 and 2"472). Roadside hazard tree treatments would include felling and removing fire-killed and tire-injured conifer trees posing a hazard to roads (up to 1,788 acres). Approximately 514 acres of Riparian Conservation Areas (RCAs) within 150 feet from the road prism and with- in roadside treatment units would be included for hazard tree removal. Salvage harvest treatments would include felling and removing tire-killed conifer trees (up to 3,675 acres) to recover the economic value of these trees. Approximately 949 acres of RCAs would be included within salvage treatment units. Of acres listed above, 844 acres are salvage units that include roadside hazard tree removal. Reforestation treatments would include site preparation and planting of native conifer seedlings in areas of moderately high and high vegetation bum severity (up to 3,675 acres). Areas proposed for reforestation treat- ments are identical to those areas proposed for salvage timber harvest. Three actions nec- essan] for implementation and connected with recovering the economic value of fire- impacts due to logging operations and con- duct repairs if damage occurs. A map of the proposed action is available online on the Plumes National Forest web- page (; select the "Land and Resources Management" tab and then select "Browse through the Forest Projects" to'find the project websita. The envi- ronmental analysis is available for review at the Mt. Hough Ranger District Office. Additional information regarding this project can be obtained from: Katherine Carpenter, Project LeaUer at the Mt. Hough RD, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA, 95971 (Telephone: (530) 283-7619; e-maSh kacaroentar @ fs.fed.usl. The purpose of this comment period is to pro- vide an opportunity for the public to provide early and meaningful participation on a pro. posed action prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. Those who pro- vide substantive comments during this com- ment period are eligible to appeal the deci- sion pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations. How to Comment and limeframe Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days follow- ing the publication of this notice in the Feather River Bulletin. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this analysis. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information PROPOSED RATE INCREASE PROTEST HEARING AT THE HOUR OF 9:15 A.M. ON JUNE 13, 2013, AT THE OFFICE OF THE QUINCY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT, 900 SPANISH CREEK ROAD, QUINCY, CALIFORNIA, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE QUINCY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC PROTEST HEARING REGARDING THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE. IF ADOPTED, THE NEW RATES WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE JULY 1,2013. PROPOSED NEW WASTEWATER RATES Current Residential Flat Rates ($/mo.) July 2012 i July 2013 Single Family $43.80 [ $45.82 I Multi-Family (per DU) $38,97 I $40.77 I Non-Residential Wastewater Rates Monthly Service Charge (S/month) 5/8" Meter $8.16 I $8.54 I 3/4" Meter $10.43 I $10.91 I 1" Meter $15.12 I $16.86 I 1 1/2" Meter $31.00 I $32.42 ] 2" Meter $48.13 I $50.34 I 3" Meter $88.13 I $92.19 I 4" Meter $145.22 I $151.90 I Commodity Rates ($1100 gallons) Low Strength User Medium Strength User High Strength User Schools East Quincy Wastewater Treatment Rate Service Charge (S/month) , PROPOSED NEW WA Monthly Service Charge ($/mo.) 5/8" Meter 3/4" Meter 1" Meter 1 1/2" Meter 2" Meter 3" Meter 4" Meter Commodlty Rates ($/100 gallons) First 2,300 gallons O'er 2,300 gallons Published FRB April 24, May I, 8, 2013 $0.505 I  $0.528 I $0.622 I $0.651 I $0.917 I $0.959 I $0.463 ] $0.485 I $19.97/DUE I $21.17/DUE J $27,751.00 I $29,426.30 I 'ER RA TE S July 2012 July 2013 $26.10 $26.75 $37,93 $38.88 $61,61 $63.15 $120,78 $123.80 $191.79 $196,58 $357.49 $366.43 $594.20 $6O9.O6 $0.154 $0.158 $0.177 $0.181 provided by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period. Written comments must be submitted to: Earl Ford, Forest Supervisor, c/o Katherine Carpenter, Project Leader, Mt. Hough RD, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA, 95971. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official's office during normal business hours, in person or via telephone (530) 283-0555. In an effort to reduce paper use, the Forest Service will emphasize elec- tronic correspondence throughout this pro- ject. Please submit your comments via the project website at pop.php/?project=41149. On the right side of the screen, under the "Get Connected" head- ing, select "Comment on Project". This will take you to the comment screen where you can type your comments or attach a docu- 2013. Please submit comments to Linda Smith, District Culturist, Mr. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971, by phone at (530) 283-0555, by fax at (530) 283-1821 or by email to comments-pacificsouthwest. plumas-mthough @ Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, would be considered part of the public record on this proposal and would be available for public inspection (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21). Published FRB April 24, 2013 I Estate of Cortez-Young NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE of Betty Zenaida Cortez, AKA Betty Zenaida Cortez-Young, decedent Case Number PR 13-00016 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- Pursuant to Ordinance 02-967 regarding "Outdoor Festivals", application has been received from Steve Emmerich for outdoor music festival to be held in Twain, California, property owned by Delbert and Donna Lehr running adjacent to Butterfly Road near 130 Twain Store Road: "THE BOUNCE" TO BE HELD JUNE 20 - 24, 2013 The Board will take public input and com- ments about this event, and conditions appropriate for the permit. For further information on the above hearing please contact: the Clerk of the Board at (530) 283-6170. Written comments should be mailed to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, 520 Main Street, Room 309, Quincy, California 95971. Published FRB April 24, 2013 I Water quality notice IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ment. Please indicate the name "Chipmunk gent creditors, and persons who may other- YOUR DRINKING WATER Recovery and Restor|tion Pmjeat' onthe. wisQ be interested in the will or estate; ot Este informe..contiene:qfiformacion muy  subject line of your comment letter. In Cases bothl of: Betty Zenaida Cortez, AKA Betty importante sobre su agua potable. where no identifiable name is attached to a Zenaida Cortez-Young. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que Io comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an elec- tronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Only those who submit timely and substantive comments will have eligibility to appeal the subsequent decision under 36 CFR 215. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal must meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6. Published FRB April 24, 2013 I USDA FOREST SERVICE Plumes National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District Plumas County, CA Scoping Notice Chips Fire - Muggins Site Prep and Plant Opportunity to Comment on the Chips Fire - Muggins Site Prep and Plant Project The Mr. Hough Ranger District of the Plomas National Forest proposes to reforest a 152- acre portion of the Chips Fire in the Muggins Creek area. Reforestation treatment will con- sist of manual and mechanical site prepara- tion, planting of native conifer species, and manual release for survival. Mechanical site preparation treatment would occur on slopes under 35%, while manual treatment would occur on slopes greater than 35%. Manual planting of one- to two-year-old native conifer seedlings would occur in early spring follow- ing completion of the site preparation. The seedlings would be planted in wide-speced clusters, which are comprised of three trees approximately eight feet apart, spaced approximately 21-25 feet between cluster centers. This would result in initial stocking of 210 to 300 trees per acre, based on seedling availability. Manual release treatment would remove all competing vegetation, also known as grubbing, from a five foot radius around each surviving seedling. The legal land description for the Chips Fire Muggins Site Prep and Plant Project is: T. 26 N., R. 8 E., sections 7, 18, 28, 29, 32 and 33. This comment period is being provided pur- suant to the March 19, 2012 order issued by the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Case No. CV Fll-679LJO DLB. Only those who provide Comments dur- ing this comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR 215. Any individual or representative from an orga- nization submitting comments must either sign the comments or verity identity upon request in order to maintain appeal eligibility. How to Comment and Timelramo A draft memorandum detailing the proposal is available for review at the Mt. Hough Ranger District Office. Additional information regard- ing this action can be obtained from: Linda Smith or Maurice Huynh, in person at the Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971, by Telephone: (530) 283-0555; or by email: or mlhuynh Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral and electronic comments concerning th action will be mosl helpful if received by May 24, A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Elizabeth Cortez in the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Elizabeth Cortez be appointed as per- sonal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to admin- ister the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The inde- pendent administration authority will be grant- ed unless an interested person files an objec- tion to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: May 13, 2013, al 9:00 a.m., at the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Room 104, Dept. 2, Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the peti- tion, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or per- sonal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Cocle. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledge- able in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you mayf with the court a Request for Special Notide (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of eslate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Alice M. King, Post Office Box 3926, Quincy, CA 95971, (530) 283-0325, SBN: 144687. Endorsed April 15, 2013 Deborah Norrie, Clerk of the Court By P. Marchetti, Deputy Clerk. Published FRB April 24, May 1, 8, 2013 Music festival hearing NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING APPLICATION OF STEVE EMMERICH MUSIC FESTIVAL "THE BOUNCE" The Plumas County Board of Supervisors will be holding a public hearing on the fol- lowing matter on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. in the Board of Supervisor Room 308, Courthouse, Quincy, California. Email Public Notices to By Thursdays, 4 p.m. entienda bien. Tests Showed Coliform Bacteria in the Quincy CSD Domestic Water System Our water system recently violated a drink- ing water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct the situation. We routinely monitor for drinking water con- taminants in the water system. For December 2012, we collected 13 samples from our water system to test for the pres- ence of c01iferm bacteria. Six of these sam- ples showed the presence of coliform bacte- ria. The standard is that no more than one sample per month may show the presence of coliform bacteria. What Should You Do? You donot need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline al 1 (800) 426-4791. What Does This Mean? This is not an emergency. If it were, you would have been notified immediately. Coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, poten- tially.harmful, bacteria may be present. Cofforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems. Usually, coliform bacteria are a signal that there may be a problem with our source of supply, storage, or distribution systems. Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E. coil, are present. We did not find any of these bacteria in our subse- quent testing, and further testing shows that this problem has been resolved. What Happened? What Was Done? On December 3, 2012, the District collected two routine samples from the distribution system that contained total coliform bacteria. On December 4, 2012, six repeat samples were collected from the distribution system, four of which were found to contain total col- iform bacteria. Sample results suggested that the contamination was originating from the Claremont Spring transmission line. Therefore, this source was taken off-line. The entire distribution system was then dis- infected and flushed. On December 27, 2012, five additional samples were collected from the distribution system and were found to be absent of lotal coliform bacteria. As weather permits, we will continue to investi- gate the source of the contamination from the spring transmission main. This source will not be used until sample results show the water is free of total coliform bacteria. For more inforrnation please contact Larry Sullivan, QCSD General Manager, at 283- 0836. This notice is being provided to you by the Quincy CSD in compliance with the California Domestic Water Quality and Monitoring Regulations as a means of keep- ing the public informed. Published FRB April 24, May 1, 2013] every day in order to be the change they want to see while making a difference in the lives of their friends, family, school and community. At times, the conference was emotional, challenging, fun, encouraging and loud. The attendees were pushed to meet new people and share positive encouragement, hugs and respect with everyone involved. All participants were encouraged to take home what they learned and continue to grow from their leadership knowledge by sharing their inspiration with their school and community. Kaufmann coordinates the Girl's Rite program through the local nonprofit Women's Mountain Passages. Girl's Rite is a weekly program that serves 10 - 15 middle and high school aged girls. Activities are designed to build confidence, connect with peers and women in the community, develop leadership skills and increase serf-reliance through outdoor activities and group mentoring. Girl's Rite has spent time in meetings since the conference talking about lessons learned by the four girls that went and by sharing memories from REACH through a photo poster, personal stories, and by viewing a video clip from Channel 12 News in Chico that was filmed while they were there. To view the video, visit The girls who attended were sad to leave, but excited to have another chance to go next year. A few of the Girl's Rite participants who weren't at REACH mentioned that they wanted to go next year after hearing the stories and Viewing the video. The REACH for the Future Leadership Conference for junior high students is organized by the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health and was held at the Youth with a Mission conference center outside of Chico. A high school conference is also available around the same time of the year. REACH was packed with activities and had the kids busy from 7:30 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Girl's Rite thanks the Plumas County Public Health Agency for sending members to the conference. For more information about the Girl's Rite program, contact Jennifer Kaufmann at Jennifer@womensmountain Members meet on most Wednesdays at the Passages office at 355 Main St. in downtown Quincy from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. during the school year and twice a week over the summers. l