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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 20, 2015 13A Yoga for a cause Yoga students and teachers raised $325 for earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. Jane Steidel, a yoga teacher and co-owner of Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center, donated all fees paid for her classes last week to three nonprofit organizations that are helping people in this devastated region of the world. Many students gave extra money toward this fundraising effort and the Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center provided an additional donation. Photo submitted Kids tell versions of 'how we came to be here' Plumas Talespinners and the Gift of Music program are pleased to announce the winners of the first Indian Valley Story Writing Contest. An awards ceremony and story reading event will be held to complete the contest Thursday, May 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Downtown Farms in Greenville. Guests may enter behind the sheriffs substation. The winners will read, or have someone read, their complete stories. Excerpts from the other stories submitted will also be read. The winners Winner of the graduating senior award and a $300 scholarship is Sydney Working, a senior at Indian Valley Academy. Overall winner is Julianne Cook,a 10th,grader at ,IV-A-,- an&. -,,, =:= winner of the kindergarten through sixth-grade category is Chloe Copeland, a fifth-grade student at Indian Valley Elementary School. Second place inthe seventh- through 12th-grade category goes to Genna Battagin, a 10th-grader at IVA. Second place in the K-6 grade category goes to Jacob Cook, a fourth-grade student at IVA. The theme for this'story writing contest called for a fictional version of "How We Came to Be Here in Indian Valley.!' Organizers aimed to tap into the imaginations of local student writers, and reported the results are ',admirable." The contest als0 provided an opportunity to explore the mythology of local history by raising the questions of how much of the past is fact, and The fictional elements used to create stories varied widely, including fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, action-adventure, horror and allegory. The challenge was to write a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1,500 words. The storytelling and awards event offers an opportunity for anyone interested to hear the winning stories read by the authors. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. Seating will be outdoors, but there will be a cover over the stage and dance floor areas if it rains, along with portable heaters if it is cold. For more information contact Ken DonneU, with the Gift of Music, at 566-2561, email at kdd@frontiernet.net how,the "facts" are .............. . :: ......... or check out the Gift of Music interpreted, on Facebook. Schools work to align schedules James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@piumasnews.com Greenville High School Principal Travis Ross and Indian Valley Academy Director Sue Weber presented the Plumas Unified School District board with some options regarding the two schools' period schedules for next school year. PUSD and Plumas Charter School (of which IVA is a part) held a joint meeting a few weeks ago. Ross and Weber said they would work on aligning the schools' schedules in order to allow more options for elective courses. Each school currently offers elective options that the other school does not offer. If the schedules aligned, students could take electives from either school. When the two worked on the schedule, however, they found it harder to align than they thought it would be. All schedules they came up with had pros and cons associated with them. The first problem Ross showed the board was the difference in credit requirements for graduation -- PUSD requires 245 completed credits, while IVA requires 220. "The difference is how IVA sets up their program," Weber explained the next problem to the board. "The goal of (IVA) is to give students individualized learning plans." One approach IVA takes is offering longer class periods. Instead of seven periods to take up the day, IVA has six. Ross and Weber presented four options for the board, with pros and cons listed for each. The four schedules were standard seven-period days, seven-period modified blocks, six-period days and seven periods for Greenville High School and six for IVA. In the public comment section of the meeting, GHS teacher Dan Brown urged the board to not vote on a six-period schedule. Brown said the schedule would mean fewer elective courses for students. Weber said she would not be interested in a standard seven-period day if it meant shorter class periods. Ross said the closest to a compromise is the schedule in which GHS remains at seven periods and IVA at six. In that schedule, the schools could align maybe two or three periods, he said. "We may not get to total alignment, but at least we can take a step towards it," he told the board. Director Dwight Pierson suggested surveying the students at both schools to see which elective courses they are most interested in, and work the schedule around those courses. Ross reminded the board that they needed a commitment by June 30, along with leadership support. Ross and Weber agreed to come back to the next PUSD meeting scheduled for June 4 with more information on the students' preferences. Mix it up PUSD Maintenance Supervisor Ken Pierson asked the board if the district could donate a large food mixer to the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. Pierson said the item was no longer being used by the district and would normally be added to the end-of-year surplus item auction. The Quincy Fire Department could use the mixer during some of its community functions, such as its pancake breakfasts. The board unanimously approved the donation. , QZ/6m00" A Notice of I) What's Being Planned ( nfWome-'s "* " Men's The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperationwith the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to rehabilitate the Spring Garden Bridge and Overhead on State Route 70, located east of the community of Quincy in Plumas County. The primary purpose \\; |01[,llll  '| -J'lm|lfll$ ShoeS for the project is to provide a reliable highway crossing that meets modern seismic and highway SOd S design standards and accommodates interregional transportation needs. t  AcceS The proposed project would include bridge rehabilitation and widening, road widening, paving, , sign replacement, road striping, metal beam guardrail installation/replacerhent, retaining walls, grading and earthwork, relocation of ice warning system conduit and conductors, vegetation removal and tree clearing and temporary placement of clean gravel fill in Greenhorn Creek. Construction is anticipated to begin during the summer of 2017 andwill require two years to complete. facebook.com/mainstreetstylz SIM.00I|IIPLUMBING ! sure Your Family's Safety and Comfort! [ -S00"STEM- -, SERVICE: ........... ' I i & SAFETY INSPECTION ,", : A/C $99 SWAMP COOLERS $159 : I I Offer and coupon valid through June 30. Not valid with any other offer or coupon. I WE ALSO CLEAN CHIMNEY'S Protect Your Investment] Hire aLicen,ced Contractor  CA Lic. #C-36 396522 _'//] CA Lic. #C-20, C:lO, 9,63154 (sso) 258'3474 'i! (sso) 25.7' 82 Why This Notice Caltrans has studied the environmental effects of the proposed bridge rehabilitation project and has determined that the project would not have a significant effect on the environment. A general discussion of the environmental considerations can be found in the Initial Study/Negative Declaration prepared for this project. A Negative Declaration is the official term used in the California Environmental QualityAct (CEQA) that applies to projects that will not have a significant impact on the environment. Where You Come In You are invited to review the environmental document and technical studies. A printed copy of the  document and technical studies can be found during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Caltrans District Office located at 1657 Riverside Drive in Redding, or a printed copy of the document at the Quincy Post Office (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), located at 222 Lawrence Street in.Quincy. A copy of the environmental document is also available on Caltrans' website at www.dot.ca.aovldist31de_Dartmentslenvlnternetlenvdoc.htm. The comment period for the environmental document begins on May 18, 2015, and ends on June 19, 2015. If you would like to comment on the project or the environmental document prepared for the project, contact Chris Quiney at 530-225-3174 or chris.quiney@dot.ca.gov. PROJECT LOCATION J