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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3A rr II Twenty-eight people joined Plumas County Museum Di- rector Scott Lawson on Fri- day, June 25, for an enjoyable trip to Sierra Valley. Veteran bus chauffeur, Frank Augugliaro of Plumas Transit, drove while Lawson pointed out various historical sites along the route east from Quincy. The first stop was at the Dotta Ranch where Mark Dotta gave an engaging his- tory of his ranch and the economics of ranching. His family has lived and ranched on this same spot for 0ver 120 years, but, un- fortunately, his children are not interested in carrying "on the tradition. Straying from the histori- cal, and not surprisingly since Mark is the chairman of the Plumas County Planning Commission, he spent some time answering questions for our group relative to the county's General Plan update process. Our next stop was at the Pitchfork Cattle Co. Ranch, owned by Dave and Doris Goss of Vinton. Dave and his grandsons, Jericho and Tyler, gave tours of the barns and outbuildings, as well as horse- drawn wagon rides. The hos- pitable Goss family sincerely enjoys sharing their ranching heritage. From the Goss Ranch the tour took in Dyson Lane run- ning through the center of Joshua Sebold Staff Writer The l lumas County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized Sheriff Greg Hag- wood to apply for a grant from the Department of Justice's Office of Cg unjty Orient- ed Policin~'~SOrvices, known as a COPS grant at a Tuesday, June 6, meeting. If the sheriffs office got the grant, it would receive fund- ing for two entry level officers for three years, just over $500,000, but would be re- quired to keep those officers for one additional year. The combined cost for the two officers is pr.ojected to be $180,000 in the third year, and the sheriff's office will be on the hook for slightly more than that in the fourth year, when it picks up the tab. The board had some trepi- dation vhen discussing the same grant last year, but seemed to be more comfort- able with it at this point. BOS chairwoman and Chester Supervisor Sherrie Thrall observed the sheriff's office didn't get the grant the previous year and asked Hag- wood how the odds were look- ing this time. "I and my staff are working with the staff of some state and federal representatives to bring Some attention to our application," Hagwood said. He added the city of Portola was helping with the Sierra Valley, passmg the site of the Island School, which is now located on the outskirts of Loyalton. Along the way we crossed the historical 1910 steel bridge on Marble Hot Springs Road, after which we turned into Ken and Kathy Smith's "Explore Sierra Tour- ing Co." for a sit-down barbe- cue lunch in their restored barn. After a leisurely repast there, we stopped in at Sierra Valley Farms where we caught the tail end of the Sier- ra Valley Farmer's Market. Owners Gary and Pam Ro- mano were very gracious, Gary giving a history of his Folchi family connections and the beginnings and growth of their successful business. After spending some time and a little money at the market, we proceeded to Beckwourth where Connie Diaggi met us to give a tour of the 1910 brick Masonic Hall. Mrs. Diaggi went out of her way to open this historic building for us, which every one enjoyed immensely. The Vintage photographs of early-day Sierra Valley pio- neers who belonged to the Ma- sons were particularly inter- esting. It was a long day, so our last scheduled stop, his- torical Whispering Pines Cemetery was tabled for an- other trip. The museum is planning its annual bus trip to La Porte Friday, Oct. 15; be sure to call and reserve a spot now, as the trip fills quickly. For more information, call the Museum at 283-6320 or vis- it or ZI: i i iii!ii iiiii:::i:i ,,: application as well. will have improved by the Addressing the prospect of time th.e grant runs its course. Tour participants listen as Gary Romano, of Sierra Valley Farms (left), explains the site's history and his family's history. The tour also visited the Dotta Ranch (above) which has been part of Sierra Valley history since 1874. Photos submitted Hagwood said Alpine Coun- ty was the only one, adding he funding the two officers when Hagwood indicated there had spoken with the sheriff in the grant ran out, Easternwas a point in the past where that area to find out about his Plumas Supervisor Terry this type of grant required a methods for success in the Swofford said, "Hopefully by two-year funding commit- grant application. then things have improved." ment, making this a better "One certainly hopes so," deal by comparison. Thrall agreed. The board is Quincy Supervisor Lori banking on the hope that the Simpson asked if any rural some combination of the state, counties got funded in the last local and national economies round of the grant. " "alle" Ele An eveningat the schoolhouse ,, ,. . "e,$o on the green by local musicians Music begins at 5:30pm Dinner Buffet presented by: Southern Accent Sunday, August 1, 2010 Meadow Valley Schoolhouse Dinner served 5-6:30pm Limited-time pre-sale tickets: Dinner & Music: *20 each At the Door: .*25 each Concert Only: '15 " Bring your blankets and lawn chairs Music by: Johny McDonald & Friends Tickets on sale at: :: i Meadow Valley Store, Quincy Natural Foods, Epilog Books . Every child needs a Hero Please join us for Vacation Bible School First Baptist Church 74 Reese St East Quincy, CA 95971 July 26 -30 9am - noon Ages 5 through 12th grade For more information or to pre-register call Lois at 283-2792 "I had very limited use of my right arm after surgery, l am now able to do most things without pain and feel really good about myself. I thank my therapy people for this and all the~encouragement and praise they have given me." William KopeckS PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, MPT ] 78 , A e., ui. y I ! on Visit my 283-2020 website at: FRIDEN OPTOMETRY FAMILY EYE CARE CONTACT LENSES Jonathan Friden, O.D. Joshua Baer, O.D. Formerly Drs. 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