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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 nyon ' nts h @|1 however, a certain columnist Theq urnber arrived, is now getting'water the old- walked the pump house, fashioned way--hauling it. I scratchedin the dirt iS noticed my water pressure and asked, Where is the well dropping last week, walkedhead?" Here is where the for- Water? Yes, some folks up to the pump house and ex- mer city dweller begins yet have it The leak I wrote amined the mystical arrange- another course.of"Living in about last week has been ment of pipes, tanks and me- the Mountains 1A." I didn't found and repaired through ters. know that wells had heads, divine intervention, or at Yep, the meter says 10 figuring that everything that least that's how it appears pounds instead of the 40 had to do with my water sys- since no one is talking. But pounds somebody told me I tem was in the pump house. the Crystal Springs, Woody's, should have. Immediately, I Now I know better. Not on- and Hot Springs Flat commu- jumped on the telephone, my ly does a well have a head, nities once more have the wet favorite plumbing tool, and but mine has a hat. The stuff when they turn on the was assured that someone plumber tells me, "I can't do water , but not this anything until I find the well head to the pump house. All I sued. head which should be in a have to do at this point is dig of renting a pipe that sticks five feet out a ditch, following the line un- owner of the ground with a red cap til I reach my objective, ing his on it." Meanwhile, I be dry. no idea Nope, nothing that even The Feather River Canyon begin work. resembles that description Community Council will hold Loren Perkins can be seen. The plumber its next meeting Tuesday, says I probably don't want to June 12, at Paxton Lodge. a pay his rates when I couldbe This is another potluck affair weekend. My finding it on my own. I and we are looking forwardtended the agreed, thanked him and to a large turnout. Diningconsisted oft broke out my least favorite will begin at 5:30 p.m. ditto set of plumbing tools--pick Belden is up and running age? Definitely over: and shovel, using a portable generator, maybe a shade I now have a hole, which but as of Thursday, May 31, a 30. has eventually revealed the building permit for perma- line that comes from the well nent repairs has not been is- m Dave Keller said he is frustrated by the borrowing the money. Staff Writer Davis approach to balancing A similar spending plan in State Assemblyman Sam the state budget--a raid on the state Senate passed by a Aanestad said this week that transportation funds that are 27-11 margin, falling along he is concerned by Gov. Gray designed to upgrade roads party lines, with Democrats Davis's "pay-as-you-go" ap- and highways, in the majority. proach to the new budget. "Transportation will be Aanestad said the reason The opinion expressed by hit," he said. the legislature is taking the Aanestad, who represents On May 25, the state assem- money from transportation is Plumas and Lassen countiesbly passed a $80.4 billion bud- because of the energy crisis, in the lower house in the get on a 48-28 vote. which is hurting the econo- state legislature, is mirrored Aanestad joined 27 other my. by the bitter political battle Republicans in opposing the In the past, Aanestad said, in Sacramento among Davis,controversial spending plan. California benefited from Democrats and Republicans.The package includes a huge budget surpluses. Although a new budget is loan of about $2.5 billion from As a result, despite signs required under California the transportation fund tothat the economy was slow- law to be in place by June 15, bolster the state general fund hag and that the energy crisis the fight over the spending during the next two years,was on the horizon, Davis plan 'is expected to go down to Like other Republicans in still threw his support behind the last minute, the assembly, Aanestad said spending plans that assumed Aanestad, who spoke with he believes a promise is be- the good times would contin- Feather Publishing May 26,ing broken to residents byue. An open house is set for the ed. Mt. Hough Ranger District on Planned activities include: Highway 70, near Quincy, a close-up look at Helicopter Monday, June 11, from 4-8 512; a photo opportunity with p.m. Smokey Bear; fun activities For an interesting and in- for kids of all ages and fire formative time, bring the engine drills. family by the Mt. Hough Dis- Displays will include trict Office. Employees will wildlife (bait stations), up- be around to answer ques- dates on Bucks and Storrie tions and talk about their fires, noxious weeds and oth- jobs. This.wjl! opportu: ers. nit for you to learn more For more information, call about what the district does. 283-0555. Refreshments will be provid- @@JUUt@U Located in downtown Graeagle (530) 836-1234 Leah West BE THE FIRST CHOICE! Pricing your home to sell can Compare price, terms, and con- be the greatest obstacle you'll dition of other homes sold, face when placing your home then make an informed pricing on the market. Price it too low decision. Ask your Realtor to and you leave money on the explain the final price range in table unnecessari, ly. Price it too which your home is likely to high and you 11 wait...and sell. wait...andwait. If )'ou've been offered a The price you choose to ask transter to another state, you for your home should be based may be on a 45-day timetable. on two factors. First, you must If so, beware of putting a 12- have detailed, accurate infor- month price on your home. It mation about what buyers are won't work. currently paying for homes like Remember, buyers base their yours. Second, you must know purchase offers "on the value your own timetable for selling - offered by each home. Once they ve seen a variet)t of l selling.the time you have available for homes, it's an easy decision. [ The information you need on Make your home their first I eurrentpricing is readily avail- choice for a successful sale! able from your Realtor. Call Kay or Leah today! d L" IES Qu'ncy: (530) 283-3386 ernail: Kay Fards Frame & Finish Frame & Finish J 1229 Industrial Way, Quincy I Sam /Umest State Assembly- man Aanestad calls it "a pay-as- you-go" approach that fails to plan for the future. The result today is the si- phoning off of transportation funds, smaller increases in public education spending and potential reductions in social services and public safety, Aanestad said. "Of course, the huge sur- plus is not there now," Aanes- tad said. Front row seats and re- served parking for Quincy High School's graduation are the prizes in a contest being conducted by the Quincy High School Booster Club. Friends and family of the senior class may buy tickets to win these prizes at Quin- cy High School or during the Senior Awards Night on Monday, June 11, at 6 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Graduation is Friday evening, June 15, at 8 p.m. in the gym at Feather River College. Storewide Sale (June 4 - 9) Everything you need to look great for graduation 458 Main St., Quincy 283-3302 283'3760 ,aune ~llu, zuQ1,11110 ro~Hvo ~ Ilq ~ II(~lNIsorh~ lind/or IlppafllL" "Of~r not v~cl on N01q Iq~o mm~l. And attacks By Dave Keller As a result, at Staff Writer lion in private and Gov. Gray Davis has moved has been amassed. too slow in his handling of the But Davis, California energy crisis, state has made error after Assemblyman Sam Aanestad criticism that has says. on both sides of the Aanestad, who represents spectrum. Plumas and Lassen counties in "Gov. Davis is the assembly, is just one mem- en," Aanestad said ber of a growing band of offi- handful of op] cials who have taken Davis to governor has had to task for his management of the power crisis. energy crisis. For example, "Everyone is concerned that was implored Davis is moving slow," Aanes- ers who were tad said during a May 26 inter- state's utilities view with Feather Publishing. ven into bankruptcY, The legislature recently au- utility rates to thorized Davis's plan to issue governor turned $13.4 billion in bonds to pay quests. back state coffers for emer- The governor did gency electricity purchases untiIApril, when and to cover future power lowed to rise by costs, third. But Aanestad said he is con- Aanestad cerned that Davis's plan is not tried during the early a real answer, the crisis to put "Nobody sees where the end cial session to is," Aanestad said. mounting debt, but The beginning occurred in nor refused, as May 2000 when San Diego was from $1 billion to $8 subjected to a severe heat wave today's $13.4 billion, that unexpectedly drove up figures to grow. power usage. The solution, The crisis has not waned is to develop a since, with California paying for the energy nee 10 times as much for power as nia, which is two years ago. end-user." Many thanks to my past customers friends for 22 years of loyalty. As of 6/2/2001, I will no longer be available to bake and decorate cakes for yoU. Health reasons at this time have guided me in the of another occupation. I will miss all of you! Marleen Former East Bakery-Dell Alyssa is a kind, competent, ate nurse. She exemplifies the team we strive for at PDH. Her skills, and personality make her a pleasure work with! She is an invaluable asset to OB team. 'F \