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Record, Wednesday, May 9, 2001 13B Photo courtesy of tr~e Ptumas County Museum In the history of the Spanish Peak Lumber Company, its people and the sur- area is still going strong. This is a photo, believed to be of the post office in lleCording to Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson. The two communi- linked by an important tramline for logs. Plumas County Museum open 7 days now The Plumas County Muse- um is now open seven days a week, beginning the weekend of May 5. New summer hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Assistant Director Evelyn Whisman noted that the muse- um would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers and do- cents who make it possible for the museum to stay open on weekends. "With the increase in tourists to our county during the summer season, it is very important to have recreational and cultural facilities avail- able for these visitors, particu- larly on Sundays," Whisman said. Tours of the 1878 Variel Home will also be available on weekends, as well as by ap- pointment during the week. Seating for the annual His- tory and Archaeology Night, held by the Plumas County Museum and Plumas National Forest Heritage Division, set for May 16, has completely filled, In response to public de- mand, the program will be shown a second time Friday, May 18. The two-hour slide show narration will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available at the Plumas Coun- ty Museum. As a bonus, ice cream and homemade cobbler will be served for both events. There has been a great re- sponse from the public to the previous news article about this event. Several former mill employees came by the muse um to share photos, stories and memories about their time at the Spanish Ranch Mill. This show will feature vin- tage photos of the unique aeri- al tramway that carried lure- FOe moire call 283-6320 her five-and-a-half miles over the forested mountains from Spanish Ranch to Twain on the Feather River. Also high- lighted will be the railroad system from the mill into the woods around Snake Lake, as well as logging and milling methods of days long gone. Be sure to call early to re- serve your seat for the Friday, May 18, showing. Call the museum at 283-6320, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, or 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. I ge 12B They designated a Ro- to head the com- Project. He then asked members to and public input Plan evolved, it was that a recreational needed to decide if park was desired y. Several (75 + at- Were led by profes- park de- county then au- a mail survey to de- What additional choices Plumas ties desired meetings and the both clearly that a skate- was in the top two of more than 16 possi- for recreational ac- of Supervisors d $25,000 for the :ional mas- the county proper- Grounds Road. The extensive input community mem- several public Members from the ierra County Fair these meet- expressed a desire parking, green camper and facilities, and for a community The recre- was drawn in- desired features park. Were originally residents on Fair- about the loca- skateboard park. were ad- the loca- park so to those resi- Grounds Road. a part-time COurt that can be into additional for large fair. Included as green area for outdoor perfor. mances. The skateboard park takes up approximately four percent of the total area. The remaining 96 percent is dedi- cated to improving the fair fa- cilities. The plan is certainly open to change; however, it does seem to make exceptionally good use of property that his- torically has been used as a haphazard parking lot for on- ly a couple of weeks during the year. The Board of Supervisors will be discussing this plan at their next meeting. If you think children and teenagers need more recreational facili- ties in the area, please com- municate your feelings to your supervisor. Greg and Beth Gilman Quincy About dressing I want to compliment Debra Coates on her recent editorial concerning "cross-dressing." Your editorial was thorough and factual, while maintain- ing a lightness of delivery I have seldom experienced when this subject is discussed in ,the media. ............ Isn't it amazing how many emotions we can project onto the pieces of cloth and orna- ments used to decorate our bodies? Can you remember the diverse reactions to the hippie fashions of the '60s, and the punk fashions of the '80s? Fashion is a subject which clearly reinforces the philoso- phy that reality is primarily a product of our minds. Women have shown great courage and worked very hard to seek equality with men, and earn the right to play with "men's clothes" and all of the other boy's toys. I'm certain many can recall when it was socially unacceptable for women to wear pants and other "men's garments." Now it is the men's turn to show 9 prior year Banshee, Blaster or Warrior from April 1 and receive $300 in free accessories and/or apparel." *Offer not valid on 640R Raptor mode. Eagle Mountain Yamaha 2019 E. Main St., Quincy equal courage by demanding the right to explore all of the benefits and responsibilities in the "women's world," in- cluding the right to play with the girl's toys. Ken Donnell Greenville Applaud the attention The Feather River Canyon is the gateway to Plumas County. The natural beauty of the area should be the first concern of all locals and visi- tors alike, not just Canyonites. Additionally, improved and expanded services and facili- ties are paramount to the quality of life and best use for the public in the Canyon. In Will's column, he men- tioned the Vision 2020 meet- ings being held to brainstorm for future growth of services and facilities in the Canyon. The issue of future growth in the Canyon has proven to be a hot topic of conversation-- those who don't want growth and those who embrace it. The fact that possible help may now be available to en- hance the existing facilities, and affd additional facilities, is a long time coming. With over 90 percent of the Canyon being National Forest, ore'r-building is hardty a threat. After living in the Canyon for over 40 years, I relish the ability to have conveniences in the area. Driving over 30 miles every time you need anything gets old after awhile. When sightseers and vacation- ers come to Plumas County, they enjoy our area much more if they have information and easily accessible facilities available. Let's not forget that the National Forests are for everyone to enjoy. I applaud those who are tak- ing the time to make a differ- ence and hope that the opin- ions I hear over coffee will be taken to the meetings. It's the only way! It's a good place to start chipping away at the eye- sores that have been erected along our scenic byway. Please keep us all informed of the meeting dates and loca- tions by publishing them in the paper in advance. Jeffery Wilson Tobin We can have beth After reading comments about the skate park and handicap ramp, I wanted to take time and agree with both projects. I feel we can have both completed this summer/fall without either one being compromised. I am a Lake Davis resident and have seen funds from the Lake Davis settlement distrib- Business Owner \ \. \ Apply By Phone Terminal, VZwele~, PC Internet Processlng TlaS-AnVaHlXCE Call Deist C503 .... '1429 We've cut the cost of cutting grass. Without cutting comm. You still get the powerful engine, the ease of use, and the light turning radius- everything you'd expect from John DeeR. The only thing you don't get is a high price tag: So hurry, before the yard sale's over. JOHN DEEt Nothing Runs Like A Deere" www.aeere.eom poOGT04 uted to other projects that had would be a great learning ex- nothing to do with the lake. As perience for the class, as well far as I can surmise, it only as community service at its benefited a few people. Howev- best. It would also give an er, that is not the issue at enormous amount of pride hand because those projects back to the community know- were important to those indi- ins they helped build it, for viduals as these two are now. years to come. In fact, I would But the skate park and handi- be the first to volunteer my cap ramp will benefit many time to help if needed. more people. The skate park has been an The skate park will benefit a issue for the past five years. I wide range of youth and have only heard about the young adults, not only in the handicap ramp need this year, Portola area, but Plumas even though it would seem ob- County as well. I always see vious, it should have been the youths getting sent away constructed back with the from the few places in town boat ramps. I feel both of these that could be used for roller issues are important and need blading as well as skateboard- to be completed, and can be if ins. We need to help the kids the money and tasks are man- get a place where they can ex- aged and distributed properly. ercise and have fun safely I would like to see the skate without being pushed away. park receive this money first We can't keep sending them because it cannot get federal away and not give them some- money allocated to it. Where- where to go! We all know for a as, I have been told the ramp fact that we weren't born into already has money set aside adulthood, and if we look back for it to be distributed this into our younger years we summer. wished we had a place to go, I am hoping that the corn- with adults supporting us in munity's supervisors will suP- our needs and dreams. It's port the issue of the much way overdue and time to sup- needed skate park as its high- port the youth oPo~oJa. ,,.. ~ est priority. And also that We ~I have~iso suggested tothe reallocate this money to the Forest Service, that if at all park so that two great needs possible, use the construction can be met this summer, not class at Portola's high school just one. in the planning and building Vlvlen Finch of the handicap ramp. It Lake Davis If you have Medicare or Private Insurance, You may be eligible to receive your: Diabetic supplies at NO Cost For more information call Diabetic Supply Program Free 1.888-466-2678 (no HMO patient.s, please) Imagine walking in the woods and coming upon a box. Overwhelmed with curiosity, you peek inside only to find these three adorable kittens. This is a true story. They are 7 to 8 weeks old. 2 males and 1 female. Come take a look. This little guy is very shy. He is a shepherd/husky cross, and about 4 months old. Gold & black in color and was found wander- ing the streets of Greenville. Visit our Website at For more information call the Plumas County Animal Shelter in Quincy at 283-3673. This public service announcement brought to you by: HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEMS Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration Specialist 818 Quinc /Junction Road, Quincy