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ii 12B Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter LETTERS, from page 11B unacceptable in these very difficult economic times. Just saying the money is for liti- gation just doesn't cut it. There needs to be something more specific on a line-by- line itemization. The public needs to know. In the past money was given with few questions asked. The QLG could win or lose in their current court case. There will be other QLG re- quests for future funding. This is because the QLG has a history of not seeing com- mon ground, rather they pre- fer to litigate rather than mit- igate. The can keeps getting kicked down the road. A change in attitude would be in order. They want to save the forest by cutting it down. They fit the True Believer profile of Eric Hoffer. James I. Overstreet Quincy Reckless On the Fourth of July, my wife, son and I decided to go for an ATV ride. We rode up the Squirrel Creek road to King Solomon Mine, Brady's Camp and down the Pine Creek Road to where we had parked. I was on the Squirrel Creek county road when I rode around a corner and met four mountain bikers riding up the road. They were riding across two-thirds of the road. I hit my brake and rode to the shoulder. I raised my hand and held up two fingers and waved my hand behind me to indicate that there were two more riders follow- ing me. One of the bikers waved back. Fortunately they were wearing their brightly colored outfits so they could be seen. When my wife and son ar- rived back to the truck, they each stated they had met the four mountain bikers. They said ttie bikers were riding spread across the road. This was a very dangerous and serious situation. No one was injured as we had all seen the bikers in time to move out of their way. It could have resulted in a cou- ple accidents, if we had not been riding safely. I really wonder what type of training bikers receive when they purchase their bikes? When we purchased our ATVs, we had to take a training course. I have heard of problems when mountain bike riders are using trails where people are riding horses. Now I have experienced the same thing. In those cases the bikers usually cannot see or hear the horses and they startle them. In our case, the bikers should have been able to hear our ATVs. When I have met Vehicles on the roads, I signal to them how many riders are follow- ing me. The vehicles usually stop and wait for all of us to pass or they drive slowly un- til everyone has passed. We have never had a problem with other vehicles or motor- cycles. I am writing this as a warning to anyolae who uses forest roads. Be on the look- out for mountain bike riders as they seem to be riding anywhere on the roads and do not seem to use the discre- tion of moving to the shoul- der of the roadway when they are approached by a ve- hicle. Undoubtedly this will lead to an accident or an in- jury. We must all use caution and care as we are using pub- lic motorways. Rex Fisher Quincy All the facts This letter is in response to Delicia Marinetti's letter in the July 1 paper It is very easy to cast jucgment on someone you don't know es- pecially when you do not have all of the fact . The person wlo adopted the Jack Russell :errier is a co-worker of min(,. This gen- tleman spent mm :h time do- ing research on J mk Russell terriers. He met  ully (as he named him) befor,. he was el- igible for adoptian. Strays must be kept for . minimum amount of time at the Animal Shelter in case tlteir owner comes looking for them. Dur- ing that time m coworker spent evenings w dking Sul- ly, getting to kno him. Sully's lack of t aining was evident, but he was willing to give it a try. He } new about this dog's separat on anxiety and tendency to b )lt and had researched traini] g methods to counteract th,.,se issues. This gentleman to )k Sully in- to his home hopin; for a com- panion, not becase he was "like the dog on F rasier." He spent money on v 3terinarian bills to have Sull  neutered that he did not ash to have re- turned. A full-time wor:ier, but an active person he lad time to spend training and exercis- ing after work, o weekends and even planne  to Spend time with Sully o  his lunch breaks. He was o excited when the day fiTally came when he could officially be- come Sully's o amer and bring him home The first thing he did was bring him by the office to nmet every- one. Unfortunately, st days af- ter adopting ully my coworker was mt by his landlord. Sully w s howling incessantly whil he was at work, disturbing lthe neigh- borhood. Sullyhaattempted to bite my coworkr, his girl- friend, his son's rpother and his 12-year-old so. With the / A[)( PT.A.PET @ Rogue is a friendly Shepherd cross who loves @@ kids. This spayed female is 7 years old. She is house broken and up  to date on shots. Gambit is a lovable " Spaniel cross and son of Rogue. This 6 year old neutered male would make a great family pet Storm is a beautiful 6 year old collie cross. This spayed female is the @, sister of Gambit. She is also housebroken and . to date On shots. ' up @ Shelter hours are Monday and Friday 8am - 5pm, Wednesdays 10-7pm, closed 1-2pm for @@ lunch and closed weekends. Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 fee and license fees are $5 per year. An officer will deliver a pef to lhe adopting party's veterinary of choice to have the animal allered in completion of the adoption requirement. For more information, call 283- 3673 or visit plumasanimalservices.com. biting issue and the threat of losing his home, he had no choice but to return Sully to the pound, a decision that was not made lightly. You are not the only person who shed tears over this little dog. Instead of being angry be- cause the dog was returned to the pound, look at the ef- fort that was given. The fact that Sully is now neutered-- making him an easier adop- tion for another person--and now that his issues are pub- lic, perhaps someone" who has the time to spend 24/7 with Sully will adopt him. Vicki Poh Meadow Valley Kinda scary First of all, I'm so sorry to hear the bus to Chico and Reno is being cancelled. Many people who can't drive or can't afford a car depend on the bus in order to go to doctor and other appoint- ments or shopping in Reno or Chico. What will they do now? Second, I've heard that SSI cad MediCal have been dras- tically cut. There are seniors and disabled people who, for whatever reason don't quali- fy for Social Security, or Medicare, and some on edicare depend on MediCal a!; their supplemental insur- a ice. I hear MediCal is cutting o ]t vision and dental care, a; well as not covering n any medications that were previously covered. Vision and dental care should never be considered unnecessary luxuries, Regu- lar checkups can often um cover and/or prevent serious problems that could result in severe consequences and cost much more to deal with if not taken care of in a timely manner. And people will just be doing without their med- ications if they don't have the money to pay for them. I've heard that some people on SSI have been cut back to as little as $500 a month. No one can live on that. And many people truly can't work. What will happen to them? It's kind of a scary world at present, especially for senior citizens who have worked and contributed all their lives and who now feel as if they're on the way to being put out on the ice floes for the polar bears! Oh, I forgot, the ice floes are melting so there's not much danger of that. Does anyone out there have any suggestions or solutions to offer? Judith Parks-Stevens Meadow Valley Stand and defend I was glad to be a partici- pant of the recent July 4 TEA Party protest in Quincy, but I was disappointed to see such a small turnout. I know that there are many persons in this county that elected Tom McClintock, who believe as I do that this nation is going the wrong direction with tril- lions of dollars in wasted "stimulus" spending that is making things worse--un- constitutional government takeovers of banks, auto com- panies and all. Perhaps many are too busy complaining to take action. Those days are over; if you want to save this country, you must stand up and fight to defend our Constitution now or it may be too late. So next time you hear of a tea party in Quincy, please come and stand with us, and per- haps this paper may even show up to cover the story. David Pinson Blairsden Glove of darkness Under the cloak of an al- most total' news blackout while the media obsessed over Michael Jackson, the United States House of Repre- sentatives quietly passed the Cap and Trade Bill, now more appropriately called "Tax and Destroy." It is now up to the people to demand that the U.S. Senate kill this bill that would be the undoing of America as this committee sees it. In California, our two sena- tors are Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Sherry Halverson Plumas County Watchdog Committee Portola ates change for QLG tour New dates have been set )r two Lassen National For- st monitoring field trips. The monitoring field trips 'ill look at a variety of for- st treatment projects rang- ag from thinning and fuels eduction to riparian 3storation. The luly 16 field trip for the lmanor Ranger District has een rescheduled to Oct. 6. The field trip for the Hat reek Ranger District is :heduled for Aug. 25. The Herger-Feinstein !uincy Library Group Pilot roject Area includes the assen and Plumas national rests and the Sierraville anger District of the Tahoe Iational Forest. These tours will include a mbination of walking and riving on forest roads. Par- cipants should wear appro- riate shoes and be prepared )r some walking on uneven .rrain. Many of the field trips will take a full day and participants should plan to bring water and lunch. Space is limited, so people interested in participating are encouraged to RSVP to the appropriate ranger dis- trict. Tours will start at the corresponding district office unless otherwise specified. Forest Service employees will also gather feedback from tour participants on how to improve future pro- ject management. Field trip notes may be viewed at fs.fed.us/r5/hfqlg/monitoring Other monitoring field trips include: July 22, 10 a.m., Feather River Ranger District, South Fork Feather River Stream bank Restoration and Woodleaf prescribed burn. Contact Kelly Whitsett or Chris Christofferson, 534- 6500. Meet at the Challenge Work Center. July 30, 9 a.m., Eagle Lake Ranger District, Caboose De- fensible Fuel Profile Zone and Gordon Aspen Enhance- ment. Contact Scott Staw- iarski, 257-4188. Meet at Bog- ard Work Center: Highway 44, 5 miles north of A21 and Highway 44 junction. Aug. 25, 10 a.m., Hat Creek Ranger District, panner Tim- ber Sale (North 49) and Old Station Project. Contact Alis- sa Tanner or Matt Stau- dacher, 336:5521. Meet at Ashpan Snowmobile Parking Lot: T32N, R4E, Section 29. Sept. 22, 9 a.m., Beck- wourth Ranger District, Blakeless Underburn and Grizzly Stream Restoration. Contact Sabrina Stadler, 836- 7141. Oct. 6, 9 a.m., Almanor Ranger District, Warner DFPZ, Feather and Clone As- pen Enhancement Projects. ! Contact John Zarlengo, 258-5125. Republican Women to meet Plumas County Republi- an Women Federated will aeet Thursday, July 23, at he Mohawk Resource Cen- r on Highway 89 in Blairs- en. Following the 1(k45 a.m. usiness meeting, members ill enjoy a luncheon and ,ear a presentation from lrad Dacus, president and 3under of the Pacific Justice nstitute. A non-profit legal defense organization, the institute has a network of approxi- mately 1,000 volunteer affili- ate attorneys. It specializes in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights and other civil liberties. A former legislative assis- tant for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm and a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Dacus has publicly de- bated the president of the ACLU, testified before the U.S. House of Representa- tives and California State Legislature, and guest lec- tured at Stanford University School of Law. Dacus has been a guest speaker on numerous radio and television programs and participates weekly in sever- al radio talk show inter- .views. He has appeared on "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "CNN," "Hannity and Colmes," "News Talk TV," "MSNBC," "NBC News," NBC's "Date- line" and made many ap- pearances on the "O'Reilly Factor." Members need to R.S.V.P. by Monday, July 20, to Mar- lene Nelson at 836-1547 or Sharon Thon at 283-0138. ENDEAVOR HOMES 1-800-482-8453 PUBLIC NOTICE Request For Proposals FOR LAFCO EXECUTIVE OFFICER SERVICES The Local Agency Formation Commission of Plumas County (LAFCo) desires to retain the services of a qualified professionalto perform as the ExeCutive Officer to the Commission. The Executive Officer is appointed by, mporls to, and serves at the will of the Commission. This position as authorized by 56384 of the California Government Code, has responsi- bility for overall policy development, program planning, fiscal and personnel management, general administration, contract administra- tion, and operation of the Local Agency Formation Commission. The Executive Officer is responsible for developing and accomplishing administrative goals and objectives, in addition to implementing the applicable provisions of the Government Code and the policies and procedures of the Commission. The Executive Officer will also be responsible to conduct the day-to-day business and administration of the Commission, and to make reports and rec- ommendations to the Commission on matters that require the Commission's consideration and action. The expectation is that, as an independent contractor, the Executive Officer will serve as the equivalent of a 25% equiva- lent position, though more time may be nec- essary in the beginning to update the pro- gram. This position will serve as an indepen- dent contractor to the Commission. This Request for Proposals may not be the exclusive manner for Plumes LAFCo to enter into a contract for Executive Officer services. Plumes LAFCo is considering options that may include utilization of r Planning Department staff for administrative and tech- nical support. LAFCo reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received by this request. Plumas LAFCo is under no obliga- tion to award any contract. Ten copies of your proposal must be submit- ted in a sealed opaque envelope. Your return address and the proposal name (RFP for LAFCo Executive Officer Services) must appear on the outside of the envelope. Sealed proposals will be received by LAFCo at 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 until 4:30 pro, Friday, August 7, 2009, at which time, sealed proposals will be opened and read in the office of the LAFCo Executive Officer located at the above address. Proposals received late will be rejected and returned unopened. Copies of the entire Requesl for Proposals for LAFCo Executive Officer Services are available at the Plumas County Planning Department. If you would like a copy sent to you or if you have questions, please contact Nancy Fluke at (530) 283-7012. Published PR, FRB, CP, IVR July 15, 22, 2009