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2.A Wednesday, May 2, 2001 Opinion/Community News Dame Shirl thanks to everyone who has PG&E, this job hasn't b bankruptcy, there was some helped with the development,, doubt as to whether this pro- of the Dame Shirley Plaza ~'-.~ject would proceed. We are next to the courthouse. If you now being told Pacific Bell KEN~ELS()~ take a walk through the area and PG&E will finish this pro- COUNTY SUPE~SOR you can now see where the ject this summer. parking and sidewalks will be .With the arrival of the final When elected, I promised to located, along with the gener- census numbers, revamping keep you informed on issues al layout of the plaza. Most all county supervisorlal bound- and concerns facing Plumas of this work has been done aries needs to take place in or- County residents. The first with volunteer labor. Grass der to bring the districts in few months as a county super- will be in within a couple of balance with new population visor have been proven to be months, with the parking in figures. All of us are now interesting, to say the least, place by next summer. Costs working on possible solutions. There is still much to learn, are being kept to a minimum This, in turn, may result in but I have not wavered from as a result of the donated help. new lines being drawn for su. my pledge to make county Neat things happen when we pervisorial districts and the government more responsive all get involved, possibility that some of you to your needs. .The undergrounding of could eventually end up being The following briefly sum- Quincy's Lawrence Street represented by a different su- marizes my thoughts on many telephone and electrical sys- pervisor than the one you of the issues before us: terns looks to be back on presently have. I would like to give my track. When PG&E declared .We are all receiving the message from Sacramento that the energy crunch will get worse before it gets better. There will be rolling black- outs this summer. The Courthouse Annex Committee came back with a recommendation for a 48,888 sq./ft building. I still believe this is still possibly more square footage than we need. If we can pay for the building without tobacco money and no big hits to the county's gen- eral fund, then we need to move ahead to solve a prob- lem that should have been dealt with a long time ago. Local Forest Service per- sonnel came forward with a plan for implementing the Quincy Library Group (QLG) proposal. For $26,000,000 the Forest Service will do hazard reduction and other silvicul- when wel tural treatment on 58,000 acres of forest land, along be sure with the underburning on the 48,000 acres. Unfortunately in enced. doing this, they will only har- one vest approximately 2,000 to handle small diameter trees. This is less than one day's production for the small log mill in Quin- cy. Quite frankly, I am disap- pointed with the Forest Ser- vice proposal. Given the work that needs to be done, and all Enougia of our tax dollars they have available, I feel they could" have come up with a better so- lution to our forest problems, if We have been working to town, redo the job description for chat. the County Administrative Office (CAO) to better fit the nyon residents r rveth iruni u The plea I made for input fol- reality is that the second is a re- stand some of the issues in- lowing the Feather River sult of the first, valved. Canyon residents are Canyon Community Council As more people move into the notoriously independent, an at- meeting has resulted in letters Sacramento Valley, the demand titude that fits the geographical from two Canyon residents, on recreational areas is going to aspects of our little ditch very These letters were very well increase. There is already a well and sitting in meetings is written and the views expressed four-lane highway in the plan- not compatible with that inde- therein were fired by obvious ning stages that will connect pendence. emotional conviction. Sacramento to Chico. This But, ff we sit back and let the The message seemed to be transportation artery, when world come to us, without a leave the Canyon alone, except completed, can only result in a plan, I can guarantee that some perhaps to remove some of tremendous growth boom to the enterprising soul, or a collec- those elements which interfere areas affected, tion of that kind, will find ways with the natural environment, The stated goal of Vision 2020 to develop our little piece of par- i.e.: power dams, high tension is to provide residents of small adise. And, they won't be overly lines, and other man-made art- areas some means of dealing concerned about our fate in the facts; this was expressed far bet- with expected growth in a man- process of making money. ter and in more detail than I ner that doesn't totally destroy Rhonda and Loren Perkins can do here in this limited the lifestyle or the natural and of Storrie are getting ready to space, historical markers of that re- build a wedding chapel on the Yes, say I. Most of ua that live gion. grounds of the historic Startle in the Canyon, and in Plumas The Feather River Canyon Resort and Vacation Retreat. County for that matter, do so Community Council was The Perkins have spoken to me because of the natural beauty formed as a means for residents about this idea in the past and and freedom from the ills of ur- to promote ideas for controlled intend to provide complete fa- ban life. We would like nothing growth. Economic development cilities for weddings and recep- i better than to mainin our is a critical aspect of that tions when the project is cam- peaceful existence, growth, because of the negotiat- pleted. L'. ........................... The crisis in health care in rural California will be dis- cussed when the Plumas County Commission on Aging meets in Chester Wednesday, May 9, at the Wildwood Se- nior Center, at 12:45 p.m. According to Commission Chair Bob Rowden, "Members who attended the April 19 Rural Health Forum in An- derson had a wealth of mater- ial to share. Hopefully we have opened a window on the problems of access and ser- vices in our area." The forum featured experts in the field of health: Bonnie Burns of the nonprofit Cali- fornia Health Advocates, Pub- II The Plumas County Public Works Department has opened Bucks Lake Road. Though some work is still underway, it is no longer necessary to use a snowmobile to access the lodges. C" IES Quincy: (530) 283-3386 emaih KNOW YOUR POTENTIAL! Kay Farris You've put aside an extra $125 home search ever begins. to buy a new jacket you've seen The lender simply takes an advertised. You know how much application, then verifies employ- you have to spend and it's in your ment, credit information, and pocket. Surprise! When you get to income. The mortgage company the store, you find that the jacket will issue a loan commitment up ~ou expected to buy is priced at to the maximum mortgage 175. Disappointment sets in, and amount for which the buyer qual- you leave discouraged, ifies. Home buyers sometimes have With loan commitment in hand, the same experience - in reverse. They may know the price of buyers become a valuable corn- homes which meet their require- modity to sellers. What seller merits, but aren't sure how much wouldn't want to know a prospec- they have to spend, tive buyer had the funds to make a There's an easy solution which purchase.9. Being in a strong buy- helps avoid discouragement and mg pos|t|on, buyers gain greater frustration. Most mortgage strength in any negotiations lenders will pre-qualify home which take place. The result can buyers, even make a firm loan be win-win for everyone. commitment, BEFORE their Call Kay or Leah today. LeahWest oBJUUtola Jullo Located in downtown Graeagle (530) 836-1234 presents the Feather River Baseball Player ofthe Week Travis Backlund 2000: After earning the #1 spot as a catcher, Travis injured his left shoulder and was forced to redshirt. He is a strong candidate behind the plate for 2001. 1995-99: Travis played for Wooster High School in RenD, Ne- vada, where he earned three var- sity letters in baseball. He was a two-time First Team All-Conference performer both his junior and senior year, and traveled to Australia with the Nevada Stars. Personal: Travis was born ! 1/6/80. He is a liberal studies major. He is the son of Wayne Backlund and Jean Burr, and has one brother, Kyle. His goal is to play profes- sional baseball. Favorite Pizza Factory Meal: Meatball Sandwich. RETIREMENT DINNER May 24, 2001 Veteran's Hall, Quincy ;:'! No-hostDinner cocktails7:00 pm6:00 pm i, " $15.00 per person To honor-the Plumas County career of ,il Please make reservations no later than May 14, 2001. (Mail: c/o Barbara Coates, ~:~ P.O. Box 176, Quincy CA 95971) ,~ Questions: Phone 283-6246 or 283-62608 am - 5 p : ,, . m Plumas County's Professional Collision Repair Facility All body, frame and suspension work done to factory dimensions and specifications Complete paint services with lifetime guarantee Factory color matching for all makes and models Our craftsmen pay fine attention to detail Trained specialists to work with your insurance company Trained Professionals 1229 Industrial W, Y IIII lic Policy Consultant Burns Vick, and Peter Szego, chair of the California AARP's State the Legislative Committee. Ta- tient tiana Fassieux, director of the lack five county HICAP (Health In. in formation, Counseling and All Advocacy Program) was the sion are~ organizer of the forum, and Also on the program were vited to representatives from the of- pate in rices of Congressman Wally more Herger and Assemblymen callRose Sam Aanestad and Richard Dickerson. In the public cam- 284-7206;: ment period, Naris Bohne Heeszel ! spoke about the burden of hawk, small rural hospitals being 836-2867; forced to meet state seismic Plums County Route Route 70 - Photography op- erations under way near Stor- to rie, three miles east of the Portola, Plumas/Butte County line, way April 30-May 1. One way traffm a.m. control between 5 a.m. and 8 minute p.m. with 10-minute delays an- Route ticipated, shoulder Route 70 - Shoulder repair tween continues from two to four Greenville, miles west of the "Wye," April way traffic 30-May 4. One way traffiqc0r~- a,m..and trol between 8:30 a.m. and 3 10minutes p.m. Delays up to 10 minutes. its iJ of 65 even 231 Main St., Quincy P : :: ~ : "'=! if'. FoodS: Call for . ~~~ 2239 East MalO 283-0: Illlllll I