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County News Wednes~y, May 30, 2001 9A I I Walker is also charged with helping keep a log of the recy- recycling clables, which Boschee turns Boschee, has in as part of the grant informa- new campaign to tion, Boschee explained. and cans, thanksCash from the containers thecoopera_ then goes back to the fair- Plumas-Sierra grounds to help offset the cost of using a county employee to from the Cal- do the job, Boschee explained. of Conser- "I work on a contract basis of Recycling, (year-to-year) for the county," ee in his Boschee explained. His salary consul- comes from a portion of the to Plumas grants he writes for the coun- ty. $B332 funds, With the green bins now the grant, lay-scattered throughout the fair- Where 10 recy- grounds, Walker said he will could be used move them around according to the event and the heavy use guidelines; areas. must in- "It will be a trial the first year, basically, to see where to the pro- put them," Walker said. Man- Walker said he was pleased received to see the program implement- then went on ed. "I don't like to see all this County waste." ars' autho- Boschee said the state is ex- pected to launch a statewide the county, campaign discussing its new of public recycling program. d receive the The California Beverage investigated Container Recycling and Litter the indus- Reduction Act now defines eight beverage containers to include metal con- any of the following: ready-to- small ones drink products in glass, plas- around the fair- tic, aluminum, or bi-metal con- tainers. the public to New containers now accept- con- ed for recycling are noncar- glass and plas-bonated soft drink containers, the special re-such as Kool Aid Bursts, Hor- chata, SoBe Lizard Fuel, maintenance Yoohoo Chocolate Drink, Fin- Walker is in seng Gold, Fruit Stand Fruit empty- Punch and others. the con- Vegetable juices appearing taking them in 16 ounces and under now be- Quincy. ing accepted include V8, .... -~.~,~ Photo by Victoria Metcalf Bob Boschee demonstrates how easy it is to drop a recyclable container into the new bin. The bins were purchased through a grant from the state. Plumas-Sierra County Fair. grounds maintenance worker Johnny Walker has taken on the task of emptying the bins and keeping track of what's recycled. Tabasco Bloody Mary Mix, mineral water; coffee and tea more than 16 ounces are ex- Hollywood Carrot Juice, beverage containers, noncar- cluded. Campbell's Tomato Juice and bonated water and mineral wa- For those interested in col- others, ter, carbonated soft drinks and lecting their own containers Beer and malt beverage con- sport drink containers are also for recycling, the California tainers, wine and distilled spir- included. Refund Value (CRV) is 2.5 it coolers, carbonated fruit Containers for milk, medical cents on containers less than drinks, noncarbonated fruit food, infant formula, wine, l(X) 24 ounces, and five cents on drinks that contain any fruit percent fruit juice in contain- containers of 24 ounces or larg- juice; carbonated water, in- ers of 46 ounces or more, and er. cluding soda and carbonated vegetable juice in containers Boschee said the bill is a complicated one to figure out. Almost any beverage contain- er of 16 ounces or less is in. cluded. He also reminded people that, when they buy the bever- age at the store, they pay the CRV at the register. In recy- cling the containers, it gives the purchaser the opportunity to get the money back. Or, in the case at the fair- grounds, it's a way to collect large quantities of containers that are traditionally thrown away. The recycling program is one of two programs Boschee now oversees for the county. The other is the used oil pro- gram. While still a full-time county employee, one of the more re- cent programs Boschee was in- volved with was the compost- ing program. Through regular classes, he taught many resi- dents about the benefits of composting, and sent them on their way to becoming better gardeners, while recycling cer- tain materials that would have been otherwise thrown away. Thinking back, Boschee has always had an interest and a respect for the environment. Both of his parents were ac- tively involved in Boy Scout- ing and encouraged their two sons to join. Later, Boschee attended Humboldt State where he re- ceived his bachelor's in natur- al resource conservation. worked for the U.S. Forest Ser- vice for seven years, before moving on to become a carpen- ter. Eventually, he would com- bine the knowledge he had gained from both careers in a 13-and-a-half-year career in Plumas County. By Alicla Higbee Indian Valley EOitor linators. The Indian Valley Commu- There were a few windy nity Services District may four Years, In-days and a very cold night ex- soon form its own building de- apple trees have pected Wednesday, May 9. partment. "We're not out of the woodsThree years ago, director blooming yet," he said. Mark Delizio brought the idea and with Winds of more than 15 milesto the board after receiving Warm weather, per hour are likely to harm ap, several complaints about de- are hoping for pleproduction, lays in the county permit this fall. Newly formed fruits are also process. of apple blos- susceptible to the extreme He had his own problems currents of changes in weather that arewith the building department, the orchards ofcommon during the spring as well. family in months. Back then, the county was the antique or-The warm days bring hope, about 12 weeks behind in pa- Institute of though, perwork, and plans were almost every- Last year, the renowned fall shipped out to Sacramento for valley, apple harvest at the institute approval, according to Delizio. pinks of crab was canceled due to the lack of Now, three years later, Pale pink and fruit. Delizio is ready for action. and the clusterPeople travel from the Bay He has gathered together all the blossoms Area and from other states to the necessary paperwork and and yards in attend the late October festival talked to some residents who Y communi- that features the country-style are qualified to be inspectors fun of hand-crank presses, im- and approve plans. horticultur- promptu music, an eclectic as- Delizio will use the Indian is hope- sortment of potluck foods, Valley Ambulance Service Au- it comes to gourd carving and other activ- thority boundaries, which in- bountiful ap- ities, clude Indian Falls and other Many show up with trunks outlying areas of the valley. than a week of full of jars and bottles, guitars, It is a doable and profitable Several kinds banjos and other instruments, proposition, Delizio told fellow in droves, boxes of apples, wild grapes, directors during the Wednes- m to blos- picnic blankets and whatever day, May 9, meeting. else makes them comfortableDirectors agreed to let him the bees for the day. continue the process with a pe- Orae, Boehmer For more information about tition to the Plumas County Ugh scary to the festival, or apples in gener- Board of Supervisors, request- carpenter al, call Manuel Boehmer at 284- hag their right to form a build- efficient pol- 6036. hag department. Q e ional team understands ce of providing a COmfortable place for resi- Whether they are here for treatment or long-term Denise Huggins at 283-2110 SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Quincy 50 Central Avenue Quincy 283-2110 Caring for those you care about. A 4.6-mile segment of the Forest travelers will need to Milford Beckwourth Road take the alternate route, which (Forest Road 26N70) located at is approximately 19 total the junction of Plumas County miles. From the junction of PC (PC) lll Road at the Dixie Val- ! II and Forest Road 26N70 at tey bridge to Squaw Valley,the Dixie Valley bridge: will be closed June 5 to con- .Travel 6.6 miles on PC 111 to Travel 5.4 miles on Forest Road 28N01 to Forest Road 26N70 to Squaw Valley. These roads may generate J little more road dust, so ex r- cise caution when traveling this area and allow additton l duct repair work on a cattle Forest Road FS25NO5, travel time as needed. We apol- guard, announced Plumas Na--Travel 6.8 miles on Forest ogize for the inconvenienoa to tional Eorest Supervisor Mark,, U, ad,2 N toRd}ad: rs, yet all works Madrid. 28N01, :, be completed in one da!.:, (g Athletic Club 336 Crescent St. Quincy, CA 95971 283-2255