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2A Wednesday, April 25, 2001 II ' I Thl I ,.,.. :::~ :: ~'3 " I walk out of my front duo%\, tention. ~:~j and head up the driveway and The roses have been lovingly : : :: : there !hey are, "Good morning pruned, mulched with wood [~ girls,' I say. They look up from chips and are just beginning to -~ ~..: ~: : breakfast, stare at me for a put forth leaves. They look ~ii ::~' i: ~ ! while and maybe move off a lit- great. tle. But there is no panic. One recent morning I was They know my car. When I picking out my cle.anest dirty They are the girls. They drive up the road, they may coffee cup for the morning jolt, roam freely up and down Rush look up when I pass, and they and looked out the kitchen Creek Road, browsing on this and that, here and there. For may not. I am harmless, one of window to see all seven of the their pets. girls getting down and serious some reason there always I call them roses. Flowers on breakfast at the roses. seem to be seven of them, a that don't last long once they I charged for the front door mixture of mature does and are picked, but bloom profuse- to harangue them from the yearlings, some of whom may ly and smell wonderful. The porch, banged the screen open be boys, but they still travel girls call them delicacies and and stopped dead. Three feet with the girls, hence they are here we reach a point of con- away, the most feared creature known. of the Canyon was turning around with its raised bushy tail and lining up the artillery. Reaching behind me, I grabbed the handle of the screen door, stepped back- wards into the house, tripped over the door sill, fell and man- aged to slam the door shut with my foot. Shaken, I walked back into the kitchen and looked out the window to see breakfast still in full swing. I ran out to the back deck and stood by the railing screaming, hollering and clap- ping my hands. The girls looked up briefly and stared for a moment. Have you ever seen a deer shrug? "What do you think that id- iot wants? .... I don't know, ig- nore him." At this point I am furious, and turned back to the house to grab a shotgun. One blast in- to the ground, I figure. That should run the greedy pigs out. I stepped in something un- pleasant. Apparently my rogue rac- coon hadn't found any good fresh grease on the barbecue the night before, and had left his usual calling card. Stand- ing on one foot, I removed the offensive to the tOL~._ I was t~r this the john s and boot, qL animal ~' my n~d~: flashback" ternoon e ters fmished. I By Victoria Metcalf of this acreage as part or all of short-sighted, number of personnel the forest Staff Writer the treatment. Their concerns were echoed plans to hire to handle the new The fiscal year 2001 Herger- "We have initially estimated by environmental attorney programs. Feinstein Quincy Library that FY 2001 projects will yield and Quincy Library Group Stone said there are now va- group Forest Recover Act pro- around 40,000 cubic feet of bin- (QLG) member Michael Jack- cancies for 16 people. Five to gram of work for the Plumas mass and sawtimber," said son, who questioned PNF's use six of those positions will be National Forest (PNF) is well Dave Stone, ecosystems staff of $26 million received from filled by wildlife biologists, a underway, according to PNF officer on the PNF. "Because the Herger-Feinstein Recovery hydrologist and an archeolo- representatives at a Plumas the treatment acres are pri- Act plan. The total amount re- gist. The others will be filled County Board of Supervisors marily fuelbreaks, the majori- quested by PNF was $31.5 mil- by foresters. meeting Apri117. ty of the yield wiil be bin- lion. Meacher asked about the As of this month, employees mass." Supervisor Robert Meacher salary range of the new era- are working on 13 fire hazard Stone noted that some people asked, "There's only 700 acres ployees. Stone said they should reduction projects that will be in the community, were dis- on a million-acre forest? rangefromaGS7to9to lls. credited to this fiscal year, ac- couraged with the estimated What's the logic behind it?" Dennison asked if those era- cording to information from yield for these projects. Stone responded t.hat the for, ployees were available and PNF Supervisor Mark Madrid. "Most of the volume people est is stopped cold by the Sier- were other forests willing to He noted that nine projects are hoping for is in the group ra Nevada Framework on one give them up. are currently undergoing envi- selection treatments," Stone side of the forest, but the other "A lot of forests don't have ronmental analysis and will be said. Group selection acres is untouched. Some of the pro- luxury of the QLG funding," awarded this summer, while would be limited until the ad- jects need more study under Taylorpointed out, so the era- four others were awarded last ministrative study called for in the framework, before they ployees may be available. calendar year (the beginning the framework project deci- canbeincludedin workplans. of the federal government's fis- sion is completed. Taylor explained that this is &ddlU~ i~'malion cal year 2001 which runs Oct. The administrative study is just the first year of the five- Madrid also explained that 1, 2000-Sept. 30). intended to investigate the re- year program, and it must be pro-planning for out-year pro- The 13 proposed analysis at- sponse of the California spot- remembered that more jects is also part of this year's eas (may be more than 13 pro- ted owl and its habitat, partic- acreage will be included in up- program of work and includes jects eventually) reflect an esti- ularly populations of prey coming years, approximately eight analysis mated 24,400-30,400 plus or mi- species and features of their "It's a fast track study," areas (18,000 acres) for fiscal nus acres, habitats, to various sllvicultur- Stone explained. The studies year 2002. Fiscal year 2003 Approximately 580 acres are al treatments, including group are expected to take about a analysis areas will be deter- being analyzed for small group selections. The administrative year. mined this field season. selection and another 357 acres study plan is expected early Rising to the remark, Jack- Madrid cautioned that pro- for individual tree selection, this summer, son, speaking from the audi- ject acres, estimated yield, and The remainder of the acreage once, said the QLG doesn't rec- even treatments Change as pro- would be treated to construct ll e meeth l ognize the framework as part jects are analyzed. defensible fuel profile zones But when PNF representa- of the program. "Don't count More information about the (DFPZs or fuelbreaks), tives Stone and Lee Anne on it being legal," he said, re- vegetative program of work on Treatments would consist of Schramel Taylor, public infor- ferring to the QLG's recent ap- the PNF can be found in the biomass and sawtimber mech- mation officer, announced the peal of the framework plan. April implementation update anized harvesting, hand chain- figures, several members of for the Herger-Feinstein Quin- saw thinning, mastication, and the plumas Coj!nty Board of M 'e mll , ...... cy:IAh ary Group Act, grapple piling. Prescribed Supervisors expressed their Dennison, who had criti- on the forest website,-et burns will be included on some dismay, saying the plan is cized the PNF figures planned www.r5.fs.fed.us/plumas. for the first year, turned to the Located in downtown Graeagle (530) 836-1234 " Leah West WHY GO TO THE MALL? Planning to shop for some owner' requires 24/7 attention clothing, books, or new shoes? to advertising, taking calls, Why do you often choose the keeping the home ready for local mall over smaller, more instant showings: and dealing geographically scattered, spe- with title compames, inspectors, cialty stores. Your answer is appraisers, and lenders. likely to include 'more choices." Going it alone can also bring Home buyers also like to have fmstratmn, disappointment, and choices. They prefer to see a low offers. Worst of ali, the pri- broad selection of inventory, mary reason for self-representa- styles and floorplans. For those tion - "saving the commission" - reasons, most informed buyers rarely results in a sale. Wh),? choose to work with a Realtor. Buyers also want to save me Kay Farris They understand that the Realtor commission, which is the only can show them all available reason they contact the owners homes, directly in the first place. Thinking about selling your To receive top dollar for your home? Read the first two para- home, price it fairly, and be rep- graphs again, and remember- resented by the best Realtor m most senous qualified buyers town. work with a Realtor. Selling "by Call Kay or Leah today! h" iES Quincy: (530) 283-3386 email: krealtor@jps.net II "' presents the bal Feather River Base 1 Player ofthe Week Nate Landa 2000: Nate did a great job working out of the bullpen as a freshman. He picked up two crucial saves against Shasta College and College of the" Siskiyous last season. 1999: Redshirt. 1994-98: Nate earned seven var- sity letters in basketball and base- ball at Yerington High School, Nevada. He was a First Team All-Conference performer as a sophomore, junior and senior in both sports. Personal: is married to Candice Landa and has one daugh- ter and one son. His goal is to be the best father and baseball player possible. Favorite Pizza Factory Meal: Bread Sticks and Lasagna. Nate was born 1012/79. He is a liberal studies major. 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