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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, July 2, 2014 7B Plumas National Forest increases fire restrictions Fire restrictions are increasing specific to campfres within the Plumas National Forest (public land) according to Forest Supervisor Earl Ford. Fire Restrictions No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires will be allowed outside of designated areas supervised by a campground host even with a valid California Campfire Permit. However, lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed as long as the forest visitor has a valid California Campfire Permit (http://www.preventwildfirec a.org/Campfire-Permit/) or from Forest Service offices during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated recreation site. Internal combustion engines are restricted to National Forest system roads, routes, trails, and areas as identified on the Plumas National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map. Cross-country travel between roads, routes, trails, and areas is prohibited; trail riders are urged to be careful. No possessing, discharging or using any kind of Firework or other pyrotechnic device, using an explosive or operating a welding or other torch with an open flame. Some people may be exempt from these restrictions if they have been specifically allowed by the Forest Service via a permit or approved plan of operations. Additionally, any federal, state, local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duW would be exempt. Woodcutting Woodcutting is currently allowed within the Plumas National Forest (public land) if the daffy fire indices permit. To determine if woodcutting is permitted on a given day, call (800) 847-7766 prior to cutting wood. A recorded message will notify woodcutters if the next day is hoot-owl (no cutting after 1 p.m.), open all day (no restrictions), or no woodcutting allowed that day. Note: call before 4:30 p.m. on the day you plan to cut as the message is updated for the following day at about that time. Hot and dry weather is expected to continue throhgh summer and early fall resulting in increased fire danger. Woodcutters are urged to cut firewood now as conditions are changing rapidly. Questions about fire restrictions, designated recreation sites, motor vehicle use and firewood cutting on the Plumas National Forest (public land) may be directed to local Plumas National Forest Service offices including: Supervisor's Office, 283-2050; Beckwourth Ranger District (Portola/Milford area), 836-2575; Feather River Ranger District (Oroville /Challenge area), 534-6500; and Mt. Hough Ranger District (Quincy/Greenville area), 283-0555. A list of designated recreation sites is also available on the internet along with the Motor Vehicle Use Map at: http://fs.usda. gov/plumas. Senior summit scheduled for July 16 Four Plumas County seniors, their family members and those concerned about senior issues, will be gathering at the Quincy Senior Nutrition Site on Wednesday, July 16, for the Second Annual Senior Summit. Besides updates on the county's health care and transportation systems, there will be panels on getting started on family histories, on services to veterans and accessing support for families dealing with Alzheimers and dementia. Need a ride? Plumas County Health and Senior Services will provide transportation to and from the Summit. Call 283-6337 no later than Tuesday July 15. The morning session will start at 10 a.m. for sign-in with coffee, tea and sweet rolls available. There will be a break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Reservations for the lunch provided by the Nutrition Site must be made by calling 283-0643 no later than noon on Tuesday July 15. (Lunch for seniors is $2.50; for those under age 60, it is $6.50. ) The afternoon session, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., will give attendees the opportunity to explore the various topics, and get answers to their questions. Proposals for action will conclude the event. For more information call Plumas County Health Services at 283-6337 or Nancy Lund at 284-7206 Cal Fire director orders burn bans across 31 million acres California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Director Ken Pimlott issued an order to suspend open burning across 31 million acres of state responsibility area in California. The suspended burning order is part of Cal Fire's continued efforts to mitigate the increased threat of wildfire due to the state's drought emergency. "The increase in fire activity this year, coupled with record-setting drought conditions, requires us to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting," said Pimlott. "In support of the governor's drought state of emergency, I am ordering each of the 21 unit chiefs and six contract county chiefs to issue local proclamations suspending burning on state responsibility area lands in their respective jurisdictions, effective no later than July 1, 2014." The process of geographically specific burn bans will allow for greater Our community benefits from it! flexibility to cancel individual bans locally during the fall months if conditions warrant. The localized proclamations will include suspension of all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement and other industrial-type permitted burning. Campfires may still time period. Residents are urged to visit ReadyForWildfire.org for tips on how to prepare their homes and family for wildfire. The website also links to important water-saving tips, a resource critical to the control of wildfires. Gov. Brown has called on be allowed in designated all Californians to reduce campsites. For information, their water use by 20 percent visit the nearest Cal Fire and prevent water waste --, station and visit visit saveourH20.org to Fred calfire.ca.gov, out how everyone can do his Cal Fire has already or her part, and visit responded to 2,118 fires this drought.ca.gov to learn more year, a nearly 70 percent about how California is ' increase in the average dealing with the effects of the number of fires for the same drought. Plumas Pines Shopping Center Welcomes Granci Opening!!! F=resh and Delicious Korean Ib[bQTacos, Wraps, and Kce bowls with Dour choice of chicken, beef or pork Amazing sides and sushi like Sou have never had bet:ore! Grand Onin sF00I: Evering) C) Flumasshoppin&com For leang irorrnon, rJes oonlac Gary Cstensm Pacc COTn gary@pcrrg.net ]F.ctc cL IT: 828235 Giv e us a call today: General I=5 ,A..TTY SUilcaaii.LiCO4rg7 tOr CONSTRUCTION (530) 283-2035 Special Summer Concert with Danny Agajanian Springs of Hope Church 59 Bell Lane, Quincy 6 p.m., Sunday July 6th Admission is FREE! DANNY AGAJANIAN AT SPRINGS OF HOPE CHRISTIAN FELI'OWSHIR JULY 6 TM (SUNDAY), 6PM. Danny is an expert in banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and a host of other stringed instruments! He has played for over 30 years with the Billy Graham Evangelist organization, the"Grand Ole Opry", Disneyland, Las Vegas, Knotts Berry Farm, and very literally, around the world! There is no charge for the concert (although CD's will be available) and he is inviting local artists to come play with him that night! Springs of Hope is located at 59 Bell Lane, here in Quincy, on the west side of the Sierra Pacific Mill. For further information please call John Sturley at 927-7626 VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Human Resources Management Service. 975 Kirman Ave., Reno, NV 89502 775-829-5630 r Diamond View VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic Susanville, CA Providing primary health care services to our veterans living in the Susanville area - I ' I I I I Physician,RN, t/z e,BC/BE HomelnternaIBasedsociaiPrimary Care Medicine Worker, Home Based Primary Care Rehab/PhysicalDietitian, parttime Therapist ! V'mw job announcements, and application instructions at www.reno.vaov/careers, or scan QR code: VA offers stable employment and a future that is challenging, satisfying, iw  and rewarding. Our interdisciplinary patient-centered care environment includes learning/teaching opportunities, an advanced electronic medical records system, and competitive salaries, with a generous comprehensive benefits package, including liability protection. m