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14A Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Funds cover new bus Caltrans has awarded ap- traffic congestion, clean the proximately $350 million in air, and provide Californi- grants to improve public ans with more viable alter- transit across California. natives to rising gas prices." An estimated 80 projects Among the notable pro- will upgrade transit service, jects awarded Proposition purchase eco-friendlybuses, 1B funding, the Plumas modernize transit stations , County Transportation and create jobs throughout Commission was awarded the state. The grants are $205,000. The county will funded through Proposition purchase a new transit bus, 1B, the 2006 voter-approved as a 13-year-old bus is ready transportation bond, which for retirement. In addition, is providing $3.6 billion over the county is designing and a 10-year period to improve constructing permanent bus public transit in California. storage and a parking facili- "These projects are a di- ty on Plumas County prop- rect investment in our erty. Plumas County cur- state's public transit system rently rents space from an- and will help energize Calm- other entity. fornia's economy," said Cal- To date, Proposition 1B trans Director Malcolm has provided $1.7 billion in Dougherty. "Not only will funding to more than 700 these projects help create transit projects statewide, jobs, they will also reduce with 216 completed. Dan McDonald type of thing is we are pro- McCaffrey said he thought Staff Writer moting growth. Yeah, (Beck- . the 15 percent request was dmcdonald@plumasnews.comwourth fire) takes a hit right low. "I think it should be off the bat. But since this is more like 35 - 40 percent," he The Beckwourth Fire De- all slated for future growth said. partment made a bet that, it this is just an exponential However, McCaffrey said hopes, will pay off whennumber." the fire district's board property values start rising The number the county would probably approve the again, agreed to share with the fire county's 12 percent offer In fact, its chief expects the district was 12 percent. That when it meets June 21. department's proposed an- means 12 percent of every 1 The 3,084 acres to be an- nexation will make the prop- percent increase in property nexed represents just less erty more valuable, value going forward. It than 7 percent of the 38,555 The Plumas County Board doesn't include a property's acres in the two county tax- of Supervisors unanimously base value, rate areas. approved a request by Beck- Supervisor Jon Kennedy, McCaffrey said the annexa- wourth fire to annex 3,084 who made the motion to ap- tion proposal was a response acres into its protection aicea prove a tax exchange, said to requests from property during its meeting Tuesday, adding fire protection for the owners in those areas. He June 5. county "is a top priority." said an area north of Beck- Aside from some. small an- "(The tax sharing) is still wourth "is already slated for nual fees from residents in not a lot of money, but it's 280 homes." He said two the newly annexed area, better than a bake sale,"parcels are zoned for industri- Beckwourth Eu'e won't earn a Kennedy said about the po- al and commercialbuilding. dime until property values tential revenue for the fire "All of these people have start appreciating, district. "It pays for gas in come forward because they Beckvcourth Fire Chief the trucks. It handles financ- have plans for subdivisions Greg McCaffrey said that is ing a piece of equipment." and other growth going for- fme with him. Beckwourth fire asked ward," he said. "We realize we are basical- the county for 15 percent of If the tax exchange is final- ly annexing sagebrush," Mc- the county's 39 percent and ized, Beckwourth fire would Caffrey said. "But one of the 33 percent share in the two begin receiving an annual $60 best reasons for doing this affected tax rate areas, fee from residential units and $135 from industrial units. County Counsel Craig Set- tlemire cautioned the super- visors that giving up tax rev- enue could potentially make it hard for the county to pay for services it is legally sup- posed to provide, like police protection. He recommended that Beckwourth fire adopt a spe- cial parcel tax instead. "Adopting a special tax would provide those services immediately," Settlemire said. "And (the fire district) could also have a provision in the special tax measure that would allow for a con- sumer price adjustment as well, which would keep track with inflation." McCaffrey countered by saying that despite getting a smaller percentage, the coun- ty could actually stand to earn more tax revenue from the exchange. He said people would be more inclined to buy and build on parcels that have existing fire protection, which would generate more tax revenue. MM NI CORN WEEKLY CALENDAR. Thursday, June 14 Healing and GrowLq. g NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- through Grief bereavement tal Road, Courthouse Annex- group. Open to anyone strug- Orchard House. Quincy. gling with grief. 2-4 p.m. every AA, noon, 260 County Hospi- other Thursday First Baptist tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Church, 74 Reese St., Quincy Orchard House. Quincy 24- JoAnne Baldwin, 283-9161 or hour info: (877) 880-3880. Doreene Wood, 283-3538. June Women's Support Group, 14, 28, July 12, 26, Aug. Every Thurs., 1-2p.m., Plumas League of Women Voters, Crisis Center, 591 Main St., 2nd Thurs., 10:30 a.m.- noon, Quincy Call 283-5515. Quincy library meeting room. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Call 283-0485 for more info. Methodist Church, upstairs in Quincy Green Thumbs, 2nd back. For families & friends of Thurs., 10 a.m., Library Con- alcoholics, ference Room, Jackson St. NA, 6 p.m., 260 County Hospi- Explorer Post 81, Quincy tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Volunteer Fire Dept. Explorer Orchard House. Quincy Program, meets 2nd and 4th Pistol shooting, sponsored Thursdays. For info call Sarah by Quincy Sport Shooting Anderson, 530-276-1503. Assoc., G0phe~ill~ite,~ Feather River Resource Thursday, 6 p:ni., (am:rive by Conservation District 5:30 p.m.) weather permitting. Board meeting, 2nd Thurs., 7 April p.m., Plumas Corp. office, thru Oct. Quincy Public welcome. Does LAST rEEK'S LAKE LEVELS TEMPERATURES Date fligh Low June 4 58 55 June 5 54 35 June 6 71 35 June 7 72 36 June 8 69 43 June 9 68 33 June 1078 32 Precip .05 .55 .02 Snow =. 29 inches snow to date* 34.67 inches total precipitation to date* Last year this date (5-30-11): precip 57.97" snow 126.25" *Weather year is July 1 to June 30 Compiled by Ron Trumbo Lake Almanor *Elevation 1"Current 4,492.88 1 Year Ago . 4,490.82 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 1,112,751 1 Year Ago 1,047,856 Bucks Lake *Elevation fCurrent 5,155.24 1 Year Ago 5,146.36 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 102,366 1 Year Ago 86,610 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. 1" June 10, 2012 June 5, 2Oll Today's Weather ~:~ .. 80/53 Sunshine. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 50s. 79/52 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 50s. 81/56 Partly cloudy, Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 50s. 84/57 Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s. 84/54 Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 50s. Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunset 5:34AM 8:34PM 5:34AM 8:34PM 5:35AM 8:34PM 5:35AM 8:35PM 5:35AM S:35PM California At A Glance Moon Phases Rock!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the EarthrM 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA 96020 (530)258-4228 Need help assessing the gold potential on your claim? Call us! am San 67/61 Last New Jun11 Jun19 First Full Jun 27 Jul 3 UV Index Wed. 6/13 1 Very High Thu 6/14 1 Very'High Fri 6/15 ~ Very High Sat 6/16 ~ Very High Sun 6/17 [] Very High The UV index is measured off a 0.11 minter scale, with a hight UV Index tect~on. 0 ~i~J~mHmMIIIB 11 not meet July/Aug. 283-7512 tal Road, Courthouse Annex- a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st for more info. Orchard House. Quincy. 4 Tues. NA, 5 p.m., women only, 260 AA meeting, noon, 260 County Friday, June 15 County Hospital Road, Court- Hospital Road, Courthouse NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- house Annex - Orchard Annex - Orchard House, tal Road, Courthouse Annex - House. Quincy, Quincy 24-hour info: (877) 880- Orchard House. Quincy Square Dance lessons.3880. AA, noon, 260 County Hospi- United Methodist Church, 282 Soroptimist International tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Jackson St., Quincy 6-8 p.m. of Quincy, noon to 1 p.m. Orchard House. Quincy 24- every Sunday Open to all: be- Women's Circle, 1-2:30 p.m. hour info: (877) 880-3880. ginners, singles, couples, all every Tuesday, Methodist AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospi- ages. $5 per person. Casual Church community building, tal Road, Courthouse Annex - dress. Refreshments. 262 Jackson St., Quincy Free Orchard House. Quincy. 24- childcare. A place for women hour info: (877) 880-3880. Monday, June 18 to connect with other women, NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- explore their interests, self- pital Road, Courthouse Annex pital Road, Courthouse Annex awareness and creativity. - Orchard House. Quincy - Orchard House. Quincy Sponsored by Plumas Rural Trap Shooting, sponsored by NA meeting, noon, 260 County Services - Domestic Violence Quincy Sport Shooting Asso- Hospital Road, Courthouse Services. For more info 283- ciation.. 1 p.m., Gopher Hill Annex - Orchard House, 5675. site. Quincy Overeaters Anonymous Every other Friday in sum- Rotary Club, Mineral Build- meeting, 5 p.m., 260 County mer. ing, fairgrounds, noon. Call' Hospital Road, Courthouse 283-2127. Annex - Orchard House, Saturday, June 16 Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon.,Quincy NA, 7:30 a.m., 260 County Hos- 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robi- Boy Scouts Troop 130, 7 pital Road, Courthouse Annex nette, 283-0858 for location, p.m., Quincy Elementary Call - Orchard House. Quincy Duplicate Bridge. Every Mitch Treagan, 283-1148. NA, noon, 260 County Hospi- Monday, 6:30 p.m., Resource NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Center, Blairsden, corner of 282 Jackson St., Quincy Orchard House. Quincy hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Plumas-Sierra Cattle- AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospi- Bright, 836-1454 Or Jackiewomen, 3rd Tues. location tal Road, Courthouse Annex- Lucky, 836-2232. varies. Claudia Barnes, 283: Orchard House. Quincy, 24- AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 2247. hour info: (877) 880-3880. 282 Jackson St., Quincy 24- Quincy Provider Support NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- hour info: (877) 880-3880.Group, meets 3rd Tues., VA pital Road, Courthouse Annex Conference room, Social Serv- - Orchard House. Quincy Tuesday, June 19 ices building, Quincy Share Dukes of Plumas Cribbage NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- concerns, & stories related to Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start pital Road, Courthouse Annex home care. play 11 a.m., every Saturday at - Orchard House. Quincy Surplus Commodities. Dis- Mt. Tomba, Cromberg. PRS-WIC, Supplemental foodtributed free, 3rd Tuesdays of Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 & nutrition education for chil- the month. You must be at the p.m., Plumas County Animal dren under 5 & pregnant-nurs- CAN building, behind St. Shelter, Quincy ing women. Every Tues., 10John's Catholic Church on a.m., Quincy 283-4093 or (800) Lawrence St., Quincy, between Sunday, June 17 WIC-4093. 10-10:30 a.m. Call 283-5628 for NA, noon, 260 County Hospi- Board of Supervisors, 10 more information. See Up-to-the-minute forecast and California Women in Tim- ber, Plumas Cafe (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy Preschool Storytime. Build Kindergarten readiness and early literacy skills with sto- ries, songs, crafts and games. 10:30 a.m., Community Meet- ing Room, Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St.~For information, call the library, 283-6310. Toastmaster's Interna- tional, American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Adminis- tration. Conference Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy, For more info, contact Trish Tay- lor, 283-1936. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reservations. Plumas-Sierra Bicycle Club Show-n-Go road bike ride. Meet at the Graeagle Green ready to ride at 5 p.m. Helmets a must. Most rides around 15- 20 miles, but shorter rides pos- sible. Contact: or on Facebook. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. International Order of Rainbow Girls, 7 p.m., Ma- sonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., ..... 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. .s > roaa conomons 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. 1.5 10:59 p.m. 4:21 a.m. . 9:18a.m. ~5/30~ 8:O4"a.m. I s/3o \ - '- at , 9:19 p.m. ' , ~ I "= CHURCH S 1,0 2:55 a.m. 3'34"p.ra. 6/2 6/6 ~-- eSusan~,e Calvary Chapel Quincy Meadow Valley Community 1.4 ' 283-4463. 1953 E. Main, Mill Creek 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Shopping Center, E. Quincy. Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy Christian Life Fellowship OurSavior Lutheran 263-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal I 283-0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191,152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 283-2170, 55 Bellamy In., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927-7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church 283-0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Community United Methodist 283-1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, Starlight Missionary Baptist 283-1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. First Baptist Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. 260-8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. O 1.2 9:16 p.m. 6/5 but was from the southeast, this time causing a slightly more vigorous shud- der. There were creaking sounds as the house moved back and forth, but also earthly groans clearly cominq from out- side and the ground. Being a trained seismoloqist, I thought it could be a foreshock and paused for a few minutes and waited for the pendinq huqe side-to- side and up-down lurchinq from the "big one". Then after no major earthquake occurred, I thought, "wa dodged another bullet". My email blinked a few minutes later with an EO Alert from the USGS- M 3.0 about eiqht miles away. u At 8:04 a.m. on Sunday, June 3 a. liqht " earthquake struck the Lake Almanot ar- ea. It was centered about a half mile north of the West Shore development in Lake Almanor. The author was sitting on the couch eatinq breakfast and enjoying coffee when it struck. There were clearly two waves, but not P and S waves. The first clearly came from the southwest causinq the wall and windows to lightly shudder. The second came a second later To update information on this page, contact Eva, 283-0800. email