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81B Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter DITORIAL AND OPINION EDITORIAL IS Ive rug The State Water Board is looking for water. As the California drought continues, leaders are examining every possible source to supply a thirsty state. Local officials have discussed the looming threat to water rights, but even they were surprised when the state looked toward springs for potential water sources. They knew surface water would be vulnerable, but thought underground water from springs would be safe, since it does not flow into any part of the state water system. Many who hold water rights for springs have no other water source. Community water systems, private residences and seasonal lodges are among the 230 entities that received written notices from the water board. They were required to fill out questionnaires discussing how a curtailment would affect them and what options they had to replace spring water. The Dawn Institute, which supplies water for the Dawn Garden and Indian Falls residents, received written notice and has considered its options. Hauling cases of bottled water or hiring the county's sole potable water truck to haul thousands of gallons to a community storage tank are not palatable choices because of the exorbitant cost and impracticality. The Institute hopes that its written plea to be exempt will be accepted. The county wrote a letter of its own: "Plumas County requests that the Water Board grant immediate health and safety curtailment exemptions for diverters in Plumas County who use isolated springs where there is no other available source of water. Especially for rural and economically disadvantaged areas, health and safety domestic uses for isolated springs should be broadened to include irrigation for family and local community food production, for seasonal recreation lodges' needs, and for emergency fire protection." The supervisors approved the letter as an urgency item during their July i meeting to meet the state deadline for comment. Supervisor Kevin Goss led the effort after being contacted by one of his constituents, Terry Schwartz, representing the Indian Falls water users. Goss immediately sought out Planning Director Randy Wilson and Environmental Health Director Jerry Sipe for assistance. They helped draft the letter and shared the information with the rest of the supervisors ..................... We commend the quick response of Supervisor Goss and the other county leaders, but it's a reminder of how vigilant they must remain as the drought drags on. As the demand for water grows, state leaders will be forced to dig even deeper, putting long-held water rights in jeopardy and questioning the use of every source. And even as county leaders work to preserve water rights, individuals need to do their part. Sipe said it's imperative that water rights holders return their-individual questionnaires to maintain their precious water sources. In addition to protecting individuals, it's important for the economic vitality of the county. Seasonal resorts are among those impacted and if they were to lose their water, those businesses would be forced to close. In addition to the loss of jobs, tourism dollars and the owners' livelihoods, the county would lose TOT and sales tax. Water is the state's most valuable resource. We are fortunate to live at the top of the watershed but we cannot take it for granted. A~ Feat blishing spaper For breaking news, go to plumasnews.com Michael C. Taborski .............. Publisher Keri B. Taborski .... Legal Advertising Dept. Dan McDonald .......... Managing Editor Jenny Lee .................. Photo Editor Ingrid Burke ................. Copy Editor Staff writers: Laura Beaton Debra Moore Carolyn Shipp Maddie Musante Michael Condon M. Kate West Makenzie Davis Aura Whittaker Ruth Ellis Sam Williams Will Farris James Wilson Susan Cort Johnson Samantha P. Hawthorne Feather River Indian Valley Record Bulletin (530) 284-7800 (530) 283-0800 Portola Reporter (530) 832-4646 Chester Progressive (530) 258-3115 Westwood Lassen County Times PinePress (530) 257-5321 (530) 256-2277 Member, Printed on California Newspaper recycled paper Publishers Assoc. Survival f ur theatre is up to us "Here's $10. That should be enough for admission and some candy," my mom said as she handed me a crisp bill, dropping me off on the corner of Main and Bradley. "I'll pick you up right after the movie." And like that, she was off. My 10-year-old self searched around until I spotted the group of friends I was meeting up with. I still couldn't believe it! My mom let me go to the movies with just my friends -- no adults! I joined my group of friends and we chattered about the trailers we had seen for the movie while waiting for the rest of our group to arrive. Eventually, once everyone showed up, we ventured in the Town Hall Theatre, grabbed some candy, took our seats and were swept away into the world of the movie. MY TURN JAMES WILSON Sports Reporter sports@plumasnews.corn There was really nothing particularly special about that night, but for me, it felt like a rite of passage. It was one of my first memories of having the feeling of independence, of freedom. That wasn't my This week's special days NOT JUST United States Secretary of the Treasury AN ORDINARY Alexander Hamilton in a duel, dying the DAY next afternoon. COMPILED BY 1889-- Tijuana, Mexico is founded. KERI TABORSKI 1914 -- Babe Ruth makes his major Not just an ordinary day....a samplin2 of league debut when the 19-year-old Ruth pitches seven innings and the Boston weekly notable special days and facts Red Sox win against the Cleveland throughout the year. Indians 4-3. July 9 1850 -- United States President Zachary Taylor dies.and Vice President Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States. 1877 -- The first Wimbledon tennis begins championships begin in London. 1962 -- Andy Warhol's Soup Can art exhibition debuts at a Los Angeles art galley. 1981--Donkey Kong, a Nintendo video game is released. July 10 1850-- Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th President of the United States upon the death of President Zachary Taylor, who died 16 months into his term. 1890 -- Wyoming (The Cowboy State or The Equality State) is admitted as the 44th state of the United States. 1913 -- Death Valley, California, hits a record 134 degrees, the highest temperature recorded in the United States. July 11 1804 -- United States Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounds former 1922-- The Hollywood Bowl band shell amphitheater opens in Los Angeles, California. 1960-- "To Kill A Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee ,is first published. July 12 Today is pecan pie day. 1962 -- The Rolling Stones perform their f~rst-ever concert at the Marquee Club in England. July 13 1923 -- The ,'Hollywood" sign is otTmially dedicated in Los Angeles in the Los Angeles hills. It originally read "Hollywoodland" but the last four letters are dropped after renovations in 1949. July 14 1881 -- Billy the Kid is shot and killed outside Fort Sumner, New Mexico. 1960-- Jane Goodall arrives at Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild. 1964 -- 50 years ago food prices in the United States: eggs 53 cents a dozen, coffee 81 cents a pound, bacon 67 cents per pound, pork chops 88 cents a pound, round steak $1.04 a pound. first fond memory involving the theatre, however, nor would it be my last. The theatre has been a mainstay in my life ever since I can remember. The first movie I ever saw there was "American Tale," the cartoon of a poor immigrant mouse named Feivel. I remember standing in line around the corner, waiting to see "Home Alone." Only two other movies, that I can remember, attracted lines around the corner of Bradley Street: "Dances with Wolves" and "Titanic." As I grew older, I still went to the theatre on a regular basis. In high school, I sneaked my first kiss there. I'm sure I'm not the only one with that memory. There have been plenty of times I myself have been up on stage there, as well. While attending Feather River College, I played Yosil the hat-maker in a production of "Fiddler on the Roof." On two occasions, I got up on stage and slaughtered jokes as a stand-up comedy bit. There were countless live shows that I helped with or participated in, in one form or another. To sum all this up, that theatre means a lot to me. And once again, I'm sure I'm not the 0nly one. The theatre is, and has been for years, the backbone of Quincy's downtown. Now, with the Hollywood studios switching to digital film only, the theatre needs a new projector or it will close. The theatre doesn't make enough money on ticket sales to afford a new projector on its own, though. To put it simply, it's up to us in Plumas County to raise the money to keep the theatre open. The closing of the theatre would be detrimental to Quincy on both a cultural and economic level, and we can't let that happen. The theatre is the only fixed-seat auditorium in the county, providing a vefiue for first-class performances. It is also the only movie theatre left in Plumas County. The theatre draws a crowd to downtown multiple nights a week. Those same theatre-goers also often grab a bite to eat at one of the downtown restaurants and a drink afterward at one of the local bars. Quincy can't afford another blow to the downtown economy after the destruction of the Pizza Factory and the conjoined businesses by fire last year. Roxanne Valladao said it best in the Help Save Our Theatre video, accessible at plumasarts.org. "Nothing says 'dead town' like a boarded-up movie theatre." Luckily, the solution to this dilemma is fairly easy. Donate. If it's $10, $30, $100 or $1,000, donate. Your money will go a long way and to a great local cause. Plumas Arts needs to raise $70,000 to buy the new projector, and so far the display of public support has been tremendous. There is still money needed, however, and every little bit helps. To help save our theatre, and prevent another hard blow to our local economy, go to plumasarts.org and donate. At this point, it's all up to us. REMEMBER WHEN KERI TABORSKI Historian 75 YEARS AGO ..... 1939 Averaging four inches in length, 10,000 small mouth bass were planted in the Feather River last week by the California Fish and Game Commission. 50 YEARSAGO ..... 1964 Linda Wurtzinger of Greenville was crowned Queen of the Fourth of July Taylorsville Silver Buckle Rodeo last weekend. The Plumas County Historical Society announced this week that PG&E has donated a 100 by 80 foot lot at the south side of Lake Almanor to use as a museum building site. Present plans are for the construction of a fire proof building with a full basement as a cost of $50,000. The historical society has five years in which to build the museum or relinquish the donated land. 25 YEARS AGO ..... 1989 Veronica Viscarra was crowned Queen and Kindra Kent was named Princess of the 40th annual Fourth of July Taylorsville Silver Buckle Rodeo last weekend. Longtime Lake Almanor resident, real estate agent and Plumas Bank board of director Jerry Kehr has been named Plnmas County Chamber of Commerce Merchant of the Year. 10 YEARS AGO ..... 2004 Megan Johnson was crowned Rodeo Queen and Kendra Nicholas was named Rodeo Princess at the Fourth of July Taylorsville Silver Buckle Rodeo last week. After serving as Plumas County chief probation oIYmer for. 31 years, Tom Frady will retire this month. Note: items included in the weekly Remember When column are taken from our bound newspaper archives and represent writing styles of that particular period. The spelling and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper. Being an introvert doesn't mean I'm socially awkward I'm an introvert at heart, and I think that's OK. It took a long time to accept this about myself because it's not an easy life we introverts lead, mainly because as soon as I say I'm an introvert people automatically think I'm a socially awkward Boo Radley type of character. I'm not. Being an introvert doesn't mean I'm mad or angry or socially awkward, it just means I can be by myself and I like it. Growing up with a family of extroverts and marrying into a family of extroverts presents its challenges. Extroverted people do not bother me, by any means, but it seems like the idea of being an introvert is so sad to extroverts because they just love to be around people. It's like I'm in a constant state of time-out to them, so me saying I'm going to watch Netflix in my room brings on this expression of compassion that I am always unprepared for. So, I thought I would provide some tips to extroverted people as to how to react around introverted people. The first tip is that everything is allowed in moderation. Hang-out time is unlimited; however, there have to be breaks in between. I think this ends up with a more fulfilling time together in the long run. When I visit my parents, I talk to them for an hour, then I go and do something by myself like read or watch TV. Then I come back and visit again. We've all suffered MY TURN ' Staff Writer cshipp@plumasnews.com from death by conversation, and taking breaks in between is a great way to keep the attention span alive. Along those same lines, be aware of an introvert's attention to detail. Please understand that if we're around people it's because it's something we have committed our brains to. Which also means we will commit ourselves to listening to people. The fact that we have a pair of active listening ears does not mean that a person should take advantage and say every single thing that comes to his or her mind. Stay on topic, don't go on tangents and maybe provide a pause for the introvert to slide a word in edgewise, just so we can pretend like we can hold a candle to an extrovert's jabbering. when we do start talking, please don't interrupt. It's embarrassing. It's not like every sentence the extrovert declared during his or her 2{ minute conversation was Pulitzer Prize worthy, but we still put the effort into making the converser feel appreciated for his or her thoughts. Try doing the same. Also, silence is OK. You haven't done or said anything wrong if we aren't speaking for a few minutes. Chances are we are so deep in thought we forgot there was another person in the room. We'll snap out of it soon enough, and waiting for the introvert to break the silence is way better for our state of mind, since our mind is busy enough as it is. Also, and this was something I had to explain to my confused siblings who would always wonder what they did wrong when I would go into my room after - a long day of high school, understand we like you. We do. We just need to recharge so we can be more fum We also like that extroverts blossom just by being around introverts. We like that you can make us laugh and you can lead the conversation, which takes a lot of pressure off us. I think that every person is a little bit introverted and a little bit extroverted. However, I think that because we tend to be quieter we introverts don't really have a chance to speak for ourselves. I hope I provided a little more clarity on the subject and maybe now introverts won't be such a mystery. } I