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2A Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Feather River Bulletin 0000lusic in the air: a trio o00concerts coming Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plu masnews.com The summer music season is already in full swing in eastern Plumas. The Feather River Dixieland Jazz Society began its summer concert series May 25 with returning favorites Midnight Rose Jazz Band and Black Tuesday Jazz Band. The group holds its Dixieland concerts on the Graeagle Picnic Grounds on Apache Trail, but the weather proved daunting so the concert went inside at the Graeagle Fire Hall. However, the weather was not formidable enough to stop jazz lovers, and nearly a hundred folks showed up, including a sizable contin- gent from Reno, to dance their shoes away. The next concert is sched- uled for June 27 at 1 p.m. and will feature Fog City Jazz Band and 20th Century Jazz Band. Admission is $10 at the door to non-members and on- ly $3 to members of the Feath- er River Dixieland Jazz Soci- ety. Children under 12 attend for free. The event also features an inexpensive bar, soft drinks, hot dogs and popcorn. The Sunday afternoon per- formances continue July 18 with King Cotton Jazz Band and Dr. Bach and his Jazz Practitioners. Cats 'n' Jammers Jazz Band and Polly's Hot Paupers will appear Aug. 15, and the final summer concert will be held Sept. 5, with performances by Jazz City Jazz Band and a re- tur n performance by King Cotton Jazz Band. The concerts are always a lot of fun and no one is shy about dancing, so plan to attend and bring a visitor. The jazz con- cert series in a small mountain town might be a surprise to newcomers to the area, but it is a familiar and welcomed entertainment to residents. Portola's Concerts in the Park begin July 9 with a new group called Blue Haven, which is doing its best to keep the blues alive and well. The concert series is held outside in City Park, so bring your own chair or blanket to the in- formal and free event. Perfor- mances begin at 7 p.m. Feather River Community Partnership sponsors the event in collaboration with the city of Portola and Plumas Arts. Many of the groups ap- pearing this year are new to the series, and Feather River Community Partnership promises to have more infor- mation on individual bands closer to their appearances. July 16 brings Sawdust Charlie with gold old-fash- ioned country rock to the per- forming stage. The MexiCultural Fiesta returns July 23, with Mexican food available to concertgoers. The favorite event is a real ex- travaganza, complete with pifiatas for the kids, and draws a huge crowd. The highlight of the evening is a troupe of Mexi- can folk dancers from the Reno area. The dancers are all under the age of 20 and some of them have been as young as 4 or 5 in years past. They are fully costumed in a variety of ways from folk costumes with swirling skirts to cowboy at- tire and even Aztec clothing with gold and feathers. The Devilles, familiar to lo- cal audiences for their funk and soul sound, will appear July 30, and P.A. Test Dum- mies headlines Aug. 6. The final two performances this summer bring new per- formers to the area: Momen- tum, high-energy rock, blues and funk, appears Aug. 13, and the Young Country Band will perform country music at the Community Picnic kicking off Railroad Days on Aug. 19. Another concert series in the area has been ongoing for decades now: the Music at the Mine series in Sierra City on the other end of the Lakes Basin. Concerts are again held outdoors, this time at the Kentucky Mine Museum grounds on Saturday nights throughout, the summer. The concert series opened last Saturday with Bourgeois Gypsies. Next performance is July 17 with the big band sound of Swing Fever. Ticket price for that show is $15. Mumbo Gumbo brings its unique Zydeco-soul-rock blend back to the mountains July 24. Tickets are priced at $20 for the popular band. The Stardust Cowboys add coun- try western rock to the series July 31. Tickets are $15 each. The final performance hap- pens Aug. 7 with Joni Morris performing a tribute to Patsy Cline. Tickets for this show are $20. All performances be- gin at 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encour- aged to make a night of it and attend the pre-concert barbe- cue, cooked by Chef Bob Morales, beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are priced at an additional $15 each. For more information and directions to the Kentucky Mine, visit kentuckymjne.org. The amphitheater at the Kentucky Mine is located amid beautiful mountain scenery, and the setting al- ways enhances the evening's musical enjoyment. All of the concert series boast magical mountain ambiance and great music. When you add in the fact that they are either free or very nominally priced, how can you even resist? So, be advised, if you keep your Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays open this summer, you shall have music wherev- er you go. Portola renews contracts with sheriff, Gold Mountain the unknowns due to the elec- tion of a new sheriff. No such vagaries exist now that elections are past: Hag- wood appeared at the last meet- ing and was congratulated on his electoral victory. Discus- sion of the new contract was minimal since the only major change was to extend the time frame to a full fiscal year, with a proportional increase of fees to $75,000 for the year. The only additional clause included in the contract re- quires the PCSO and the city of Portola to work together on potential grant opportunities to enhance law enforcement services inside the city limits. The City Council also re- newed its contract with Gold Mountain Community Ser- vices District to provide fire suppression services to that area and to mitigate emer- gency incidents. The Portola Volunteer Fire Department PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT agreed to provide coverage to Gold Mountain for the sum of $25,000 per year (or the results of a complicated formula ap- plied to parcels and multiplied by the number of parcels, whichever is greater). As part of the consent calen- dar at the June 9 meeting, the council voted to approve par- ticipation in the general elec- tion Nov. 2, 2010. City Council seats currently field by Curt McBride and John Larrieu are up for election. The positions of city clerk and city treasurer, currently held by Leslie Tigan and Susan Scarlett, respective- ly, are also open to election. Election packets for inter- ested contenders are current- ly available at City Hall and nominations for any of these positions can be submitted during the period of July 12 through Aug. 6. The council continued pub- lic hearings on the budget: the Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plurnasnews.com With little fanfare and few changes, City of Portola coun- cil members approved a new contract with the Plumas County Sheriff's Office at their meeting June 9. As acting undersheriff, Greg Hagwood had renewed discus- sions with the city regarding additional services it required, and those negotiations culmi- nated in a contract between the two entities last October. The new contract empha- sized a more integrated work- ing relationship between the city and the sheriff's depart- ment as well as outlined code enforcement duties needed by the city. While council mem- bers were pleased to re-enter a contractual relationship with the PCSO at that time, they were reluctant to enter into a full year contract because of Contribute to the ( Tax Limitation Initiative Fund Our Mission: Limitation of the Property  Tax Levy for the Hospital Bond to tt $50 per $100,000 of Assessed Value. "Measure B" Your Tax Limitation Initiative will limit your property tax to $50 per $100,000 of assessed value. "Measure A" Granted the Hospital Board of Directors UNLIMITED taxing authority. t.kl :1: I-.- Vote 'Yes on "Measure B" You may contribute to your campaign fund by writing a check to: 50/100K Group P.O. Box 21 Meadow Valley, CA 95956 We are all in support of our Hospital We DO NOT support Unlimited Taxation PAID FOR BYTHE 50 PER 100K GROUP process continues at the next meeting June 23. Public com- mentator Larry Douglas re- stated his position that the city needs to establish an eco- nomic re-development agency. The last action item on the June 9 slate addressed city com- mentary on the proposed mate- rials recovery facility in Dellek- er. Last December, Plumas County invited commentary from interested parties during its review of the special use per- mit required for the MRF. At that time, the city identi- fied a great many concerns in many of the categories com- mon to environmental re- view, such as noise and light pollution, air quality, and aes- thetics, hydrology and water quality. The city proposed that the project was subject to environmental review. In ad- dition, the city raised con- cerns about how projects, such as the 10-inch pipeline planned by Grizzly Lake Re- sort Improvement District for many years and implemented as part of the MRF project, would impact the future of Portola. A revised application for the special use permit re- quired for the MRF had been submitted to the county, which redistributed it for comment. Although the item had been placed on the city council's agenda to meet the June 18 deadline for commen- tary, city staff felt that they had insufficient time to re- view the document, which had grown to fill a three-inch binder. After some discussion, the council directed City Planner Karen Downs, City Attorney Steve Gross and consultant Tom Valentino to review the MRF application and to com- ment to the county, based on the concerns already ex- pressed by the city, and sub- ject to the changes in the more comprehensive document. With that, the council can- celled its scheduled closed session and adjourned. Summer reading program The summer reading pro- gram is open to all school-age children, and all programs are free. Programs are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Quincy Library meeting room, 445 Jackson St. Here is the weekly line-up: June 29: Shark Attack! -- More Optmns, Less Pain There may be multiple options in treating your pain. We work with you to find the right treatment that will achieve real, lasting results. Back Pain Neck Pain Auto Accidents "Make a Splash--READ!" is the theme for the summer reading program at the Plumas County Library in Quincy. Children are invited to come explore the watery world around them through stories, crafts, games and Other activi- ties all about water and the creatures that live in it. make a shark puppet July 6: Under the Sea - sto- ries and crafts about aquatic animals July 13: Sailing, Sailing - make origami and recycled boats that float July 20: Water You Looking At? - cool water science July 27: Beach Party - play water games outside, or play inside and stay dry For more information, call the library at 283-6310. Shoulder Pain Alignment Early morning & evening appointments available All appointments seen promptly Accept all insurance Friendly and knowledgeable staff PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Feiker, MPT 78 Central Ave., Quincy 283-2202 .00QUINCY CHIROPRACTIC Stephen P. Grosse, D.C.  2254 E. Main St.,. Quincy - 283-5666 Pepsi, an adorable terrier mix, came all the way from Baldwin Park, LA, where he was a staff favorite at that high kill county shelter. He got an upper respiratory infection (lots of dogs do, because of the stress of being dumped at the shelter) that was heading towards pneumonia. He survived, but was very  : weak and was going to be euthanized , !,,' the day I took him. Now, he's eating like a horse, is energetic, super affec- tionate, and loves to play with other dogs his favorite playmate is a 1 year old pitbull. His best friend at the shelter was a 9 year old human volunteer, so he'd be a great family dog, or a great dog for an older couple, as he's quiet, undemand- ing, asks to go out, and has learned to use the doggy door. He loves walks and adores cuddling on your lap. There has been debate on his age: the shelter said 3-5, my vet said 7-8. He seems to get younger the healthier and happier he gets. If you think that you can give Pepsi the loving home he deserves, please contact Linda: 836-2704; lsatch57@gmail.com You can view his shelter video at youtube.com. Put "Baldwin Park Pepsi" in the search bar. Thanks for caring.