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2A Wednesday, Aug. 1,2001 0pinion/Community News Calcium traces m it's time to conserve wat I the mountain. The]~er fered serious inj$~ pro expected to cornPl~ cus er. ' mm The humming Care Somewhere around the end of September, I begin to get a lot of white stuffon my drink- ing glasses and pots that have been used for boiling water. Calcium or "scale" is what this stuff is, according to common wisdom, and it dis- solves readily in vinegar. But this year, the white what comes next. We gotta long to the Feather River service district and tests that stuff has begun to appear cut back some on the water Community Services Dis- are required by the state to much earlier and in greater we use. We 8otta drink, bathe trict, especially those whobring everyone back on line. quantities. Plumber Don Mc- and cook~But when it comes live in the Crystal Springs, Belden's Biker Weekend Connell tells me that folks all to irrigation, especially orna- Woodys and Hot Springs Flatwas a success again this year over the county have been ex- mentals and ldwns, there isarea, conservation is critical, despite all of the electrical periencing problems with one simple thing that we can These communities are all problems that have kept the wells drying up or deteriorat- do to minimize,waste, served by the same well andresort from operating at full ing water quality. Watering after the sun goesthe system has been plaguedcapacity. But the crew of bik- This has been born out by down eliminates most of thewithleaks, ers that stayed for cleanup some of my neighbors in the waste caused by evaporation. Some attention to conser- and left Monday following Canyon. Sparse rainfall the An hour of watering in the ration by all will help ensure the event experienced a near previous winter has lowered evening gets more moisture that there are no further in- tragic accident just west of stream levels and the water to plants and lawns than four terruptions of service. These Rock Creek Reservoir. table. We are in the midst of a hours of sprinkling in the interruptions are expensive. In a mishap involving a water shortage, heat of the day. They usually require inter-car, a motorcycle rider lost I reckon y'all can guess For my neighbors that be- vention by volunteers of the control and struck the side of Y I sion of Rush c re tl over. I have bee 'e one of my faithf t that this is an ;c~ri tion of a part ~X that lasts for a weeks. My reside.$J are delighted wit|lit feeders I put out t~t~l date the invadinf ' e:r I've got enough s n for a year. [t 1! i By Victoria Metcalf Staff Writer Fire totally devoured the Greenhorn Creek home of Tim Smith early Tuesday, Ju- ly 31. "I had a vision of this," Smith said, as he climbed the hill toward what was left of his still fully engulfed home. Until Smith arrived in a pickup on Highway 70, the Quincy Fire Department and Mt. Hough Ranger District "crews were uncertain if the home was occupied at the time.of the blaze. The heat was too intense for initial ef- forts to get close to the struc- ture and no internal investi- gation was possible. ment battled the structure blaze, Mt. Hough Ranger Dis- trict fire crews arrived to keep the fire from spreading to the adjoining wildland. Battalion Chief Ron Hein- bockel and Fire Chief Andy Anderson handled joint inci- dent command. As Anderson directed his crews to resupply their en- gines at a nearby swimming hole on Highway 70, Hein- bockel requested the Plumas National Forest helicopter do water drops on the vicinity around the structure. Heinbockel said that spot fires blown off as flames fol- lowed the column of smoke, and disbursed as small explo- Is a woman's place in soci- Smith had lived much of his ety determined by nature or life. culture? Adding to the problems ex- Are women biologically perienced by firefighters was programmed to be emotional the amount of debris allowed and nurturing or is such be- to accumulate in the sur- haviorlearned? rounding area. An old travel Do women and men inter- trailer, signs, lumber, dis- act with each other in a bio- carded appliances and other logical pattern or is their in- items not only surrounded teraction a product of cultur- the home; but the land alexample? around it. What has been women's Tall oaks allowed to grow contributions to the develop- around the home caught fire, ment of material and spiritu- which meant it could have al culture? easily spread. Feather River College's Maiden trip As the Quincy Fire Depart- ment responded to the blaze, its brand new fire engine was "Women in Society" course addresses many such ques- tions about women: their place in society, their work, their psychological andphys- ical potentials and the role they have played in human evolution and the develop- ment of human culture: Taught by anthropology in- structor Helen Valborg, this class offers an opportunity to get beyond the deeply grained attitudes and biases that exist in any one culture. Cross cultural examina- tion of women as children, i adolescents, mothers and us to understand and tel and strengths where share in ,rta To explore these ] wo,MPlUtt issues facing Of ferent cultural sitl~[. ~~ roll in FRC's Soci ] re "Women in Society,.~W~ The class meets ~za each Tuesday andk~I] i from 2-3:30,_,Ipg c August 28. Call 2~'~Pl tension 214 for Lnf0P~ler. Dave Rudolph, off-duty Mt. sions occurred from inside put to work for the very first "Perkett remlnds_ia{ Hough Ranger District fire the structure-were found up time. Tuesday, Aug. 7, is the date AARP will hold a brief meet- personnel, said he was one of to 100 away from the - Positioned on Highway 70,the AARP and the Greenvilleing with updates on what is the earliest to arrive at the house, hoses were aimed at the nutrition program will hold happening in regard to pre- 6:30a.m. scene. The house, lo- "There's a lot of bad haz-structure, until the watertheir annual "Picnic in the scription drugs, Social Secu- rated on the curve of a hill mat smoke," Heinbockel tanks were emptied. It wasPark." The event at the rity and other issues now be- overlooking a meadow and added, then driven down the road to Greenville Park. at noon, is fore Congress. as well as creek, was already totally en- Since neighboring PNF en- a deep swimming hole near one that AARP members and plans for our fall activities. gulfed. ~ines were still assigned to the Highway 70 Greenhorn friends look forward to every |t~, Quincy Fire Department the Stream Fire at Antelope Creek Bridge, where its tank year. Jr engines began to arrive soon after, positioning attacks from the driveway, and High- way 70. With the arrival of fire crew members from the,Mt. Hough District, a helicopter, water tenders, and fire sup- pression units were called up. Lake, Heinbockel recruited two engines from the Mo- hawk District. Hot Shot crews were also alerted to assist in keeping the fire from spreading, but were called off when it was determined the situation was under control. The house The fire consumed the one- ~J~nt As Quincy Fire Depart- story home and studio where I "- ,aoao,e /:;:il I (530) 836.1234 I Leah West I ] SHAPE IT UP! ,/ I Imagine the excitement of Now imagine you re ai I going to a car dealership to prospect for that home. Would I ] purchase a .new vehicle; you pay the asking price, given [ I ~our annc~pauon ~s nigh - unto its present condition? The I you pull into the lot. There you home is "ust -e in fi '*"~ [ | see a scattering of dusty vehi- ,.. Ji 9v~g g or a low [ olmr, ~sn t st worse yet, many | ties parked helter-skelter . many ] buyers would walk away, look i around the building. Some look-I | have flat tires, ot hers are ing elsewhere for the home of [ | scratched and dented. If you their dreams, l / even make a purchase, would Ifyou plan to sell your home, [ [ you 9pay their full asking be aware that buyers often] / price.. . , . offer $2 less for every $1 in[ r ow tmagme you re a nome- "rs ' ' i . needed repro . It s just a rule [ ! owner planning to sell Yourof thum ........ :-:- I - . .... " . o, out one wnlcn merits I / front aoor nee, as patm, me yara ...... .......... your auenuon recewe top I I IS CnOK~l Wll/l WeeflS, UIC car- -r , ~u~t *zt~il~,tl ~.a th~ h~th~,h~ dollar, offer your home in] 1 need caulking. In short, the moael nome condmon - or it's I | house is in a state of "deferred you who will pay the price. ] r ,I maintenance. Call Leah or Kay toda / ! Quincy: (530)283-3388 [ emml [ Kay Fam ": " ,t j [] [] Great Northern ~lair Co. 458 Main St, Quincy could be refilled. Investigation A fire investigator was called in to determine the cause of the incident. But at this time, the incident is still under investigation, and no causes were discussed at the scene. "In addition to the delicious picnic fare prepared by Jesse and Alberta, our wonderful cooks," says AARP President Betty Perkett. "we will have music by the Melodears and a chance to sing along with some of our old favorites." Following the lunch, the WE REPAIR WITH ] )ATALI]} rER LA5 ER ACC JRAC'Y AUbody, fiame andsuspens,on ! work done to ..... factory. .. _ spec catlons.i ..... . , ........ gn~ Plumas County s Quality Collision Repair Specialists We handle all insurance paperwork. Hi-Tech Frame and Finish I 283-0191 283-3302 or 283-3760 P Eagle Mountain Yamaha | 2019 E. Main St., Quincy | 283-3059 t ~0mmt ~itp !~0rll n -" LOST LEE Friday, August 17 Saturday, August 18 Sunday, August 19 FRIDAY' 7:00 P~ 7:00 3:00 ~P CHESTER COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH Donations Appreciated