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10A Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Feather River Bulletin An AmeriCorps team will work along the La Porte Road through July to do pile burning, hazardous fuels reduction, aspen restoration and trail building. As the fire season approaches; the team's work will become all the more important in reducing fire occurrence near the wildland-urban interface. Photo submitted A Sacramento-based team of 10 AmeriCorps National Civil- ian Community Corps mem- bers is partnering with the Forest Service on Plumas Na- tional Forest through July 21, to decrease the threat of wild- fires to nearby communities and increase recreational op- portunities for visitor, s. Corps members are working under the direction of a fuels specialist to remove haz- ardous fuels, cut fireline, car- ry out prescribed burns and thin trees to restore the aspen population. Team members come from all over the United States and bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience; they are unified in their com- mitment to make communities safer, healthier and smarter. This particular team under- went special training to be certified as Type II wildland firefighters as well as to oper- ate chainsaws. Members are • on call to respond to wildland fires as part of a hand crew and fire engine. The team has previously served at the Utah Food Bank Montana, Nevada, Oregon, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Utah, Washington, Wyoming Camp Sealth in Vashon Is- and the territories of Guam land, Wash. Approximately and Samoa, as well as the Gulf half of the team is interested Coast Region. in exploring a career with the The Pacific Region campus is Forest Service after complet- one of five campuses in the Unit- ing the AmeriCorps NCCC ed States; the others are in Perry program. Point, Md., Denver, Colo., Vin- Team members are eager to ton, Iowa and Vicksburg, Miss. start their rigorous lO-hour NCCC members, ages 18 - days working among the ma- 24, must complete at least jestic pine and fir trees. 1,700hours of community ser- "We're all extremely pre- vice during the 10-month pro- pared, excited and ready to gram. In exchange for their spend the next three months service, they receive $5,350 to doing what we came here to help pay for college or to pay do. It's what we've been train- school loans. ing for all year long -- it's the Other benefits include lead- culmination of our Ameri- ership development, team Corps experience," said Corps building skills, increased self- member Joey O'Brien. confidence and the satisfac- AmeriCorps NCCC is a part tion of knowing they have of AmeriCorps, a network of made a real fference in com- national service programs cre- munities across the country. ated to improve the environ- AmeriCorps is administered ment, enhance education, in- by the corporation for National crease public safety and assist Civilian and Community Ser- with disaster relief and other vice. For information about ap- unmet human needs, plying to an AmeriCorps pro- The Pacific Region campus gram, call (800) 942-2677 (800-94- in Sacramento serves Alaska, ACORP) or visit Ameri- California, Hawaii, Idaho, Corps.gov. our 27th year in business! During the past 26 years, we are proud to have built more than 70 homes and 100 garages in Plumas County, not to mention the hundreds of remodels, additions and insurance repairs we've done as well. With the change in the economy (specifically, fewer new housing starts), my business partner (and son) Donavon and I knew we had to change our business model. We're not going anywhere, and we still build new homes, garages and commercial buildings. So, in the past year we found there was a real need to assist homeowners in making their existing homes more efficient, attractive and valuable. We've helped lots and lots of people with all kinds of projects that might have only taken 15 minutes to several days or weeks to complete. And, if we couldn't do their job, we'd ....... to connect them with some- make sure one who could. It's that kind of service and satisfaction that will help take us through our next 25 years!!! Need help REPLACING or REPAIRING: • DOORS • TRIM • WINDOWS • PLUMBING • ROOFING ° ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 FREE ADVICE Genera/ FREE Building Contractor ESTIMATES Calif. Lic. #453927 and (530) 283-2035 WEWELCOHEowNER PARTICIPATION! M. Kate West course, which is targeted at Chester Editor first-time applicants, 'in- chesternews@pl'umasnews.com cludes a full eight-hour train- Spring marks the time of ing venue that includes top- the year for the first offering ics on safety, how to qualify, of the 2010 concealed rules and regulations to car- weapons permit classes for rying a firearm, and what Plumas County residents de- you can and can't do while siring to carry a firearm, carrying a firearm. Sponsored by the Plumas According to George Orloff, County Sheriff's Office, applicants can expect this George and Phyllis Orloffclass to be "very labor inten- will host the first class Satur- sive." damy, May 8. The second day of training The extensive two-day moves students out of the classroom environment and match, to encourage appli- out onto the firing range for cants to purchase or carry the required qualification,the handgun that is most The range master is a Na- suitable to them," he said. tional Rifle Association certi- The initial permit to carry fled shooting instructor, a firearm is good for two For the firing range ses- years. There is an adminis- sion, applicants may bring trative fee of $90 for the class their handguns, or for those and range training. who have yet to choose a per- Pre-registration is required sonal handgun, the Orloffs and space in the class may be will offer a variety of display reserved by calling George or weapons. Phyllis Orloff at 596-4116. 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