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6B Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Containment expected today Forest Service Public Affairs Officer Lee Anne Schramel Taylor recently told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors the Bar Fire wasn't technically contained becauseits eastern flank was in very steep terrain, but it was mostly under control. Hotshots and helicopters have had to handle the blaze with little assistance because it has been burning in very difficult terrain. Photos by Joshua Sebold Joshua Sebold Staff Writer The Forest Service expects total containment of the Bar Fire today, Aug. 11. That date was pushed back from earlier estimates because of "occasional flare- ups and some remaining hotspots in the interior part of the fire perimeter." The acreage estimate has grown from about 900 acres to 1,040, with 75 percent containment. A press release indicated the acreage number grew because of "a more accurate assessment following an overflight of the area," not because of a significant change in fire conditions. The report said there should be less smoke coming off the fire than in the past and the fire will be monitored for the next two to three weeks. The blaze continues to be heavily staffed, with 130 firefighters, including four Hotshot crews, seven en- gines, three helicopters and a water tender. The cause of the wildfire is still under investigation. QUINCY CARPET & WINDOW CARE (530) 283-2289 When we first came to Quincy in 2002 and purchased Quincy Carpet & Window Care, it was avery small morn and pop venture. Very little was being done to promote the business in the community. To improve the services we offered, we immediately purchased all new machinery and took the appropriate courses to make sure that Quincy Carpet & Window Care could offer the best in carpet cleaning, window washing and janitorial services. Once we felt that the business was up to speed, we had to focus on getting our name & .message out to the public. We've tried direct mail programs, and considered radio advertising before deciding to focus our advertising budget on spots in the Feather River Bulletin. In the foll0wing 2 years, our business tripled, and we have been able to maintain this level of business for the past five years or so, even during the recent economic downturn. Many of our new customers have said that they called because they saw our ads in the Business and Service Directory section and on the coupon flyers. Both have proven to be effective methods of reaching prospective customers. I'd say that without the help of Karen and the gang at Feather River publishing, it would have been much more difficult to make our neighbors aware of our business. They have been very helpful in planning and executing an advertising plan, which I feel has been very successful over the past several years. At Quincy Carpet & Window Care we strive to give our customers the best service possible. We offer free estimates and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You've seen our van in your neighborhood, so why not call today and find out what your neighbors already know? Quincy Carpet & Window Care, your home-town carpet cleaning professional. 287 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 283-0800 135 Main Street, Chester, CA 258-3115 Greenville, CA * 258-3115 100 Grand Ave., Susanville, CA 25%5321 !~ Westwood PinePress Lll01~0]~l I~01~[I P.O. Box 790. Westwood, CA 258-3115 133 W. Sierra (Hwy 70), Portola, CA 832-4646 Fish and Game recommends leaving young wildlife alone The Department of Fish and Game urges people who are outdoors not to handle any young, wild animals they encounter. People often spot young, wild animals they think are orphaned or need help. In most cases they are neither, and should be left alone. In 2008, well-meaning mem- bers of the public turned more than 500 fawns into California rehabilitation facilities. Many of these fawns were healthy and did not need to be disturbed. Once a fawn is removed from its mother, it can lose its ability to survive in the 'wild. The same danger applies to most animals, in- cluding raccoons, bears, coyotes and most birds. Disease is another reason wild animals should not be handled. Wild animals can transmit diseases that can be contracted by humans, includ- ing rabies and tularemia, and also carry ticks, fleas and lice. People who handle young wildlife improperly are a problem across the nation, most commonly in the spring when many species are car- ing for their young offspring. "People frequently pick up young wild animals because they believe they have been orphaned q~ abandoned and need to be ~aved," said Nicole Carion, DFG's statewide coordinato~ for wildlife reha- bilitation and restricted species. "However, in the vast majority of cases the parents are still caring for their off- spring and the attempt to 'rescue' the young animal all too frequently results in harm. "Even though California has many capable rehabilita- tion centez:s, people need to understand that humans can- not provide the survival training or the perfect diet provided naturally by their wild mothers." The responsibility for in- tervention should be left to DFG personnel or permitted wildlife rehabilitators. It is illegal to keep orphaned or injured animals for more than 48 hours in California. People can call a rehabilitator, who will determine whether there is a need for a rescue. Rehabilitators are trained to provide care for wild animals so they retain their natural fear of humans and do not become habituated or Imprinted. For more information, visit DFG's wildlife rehabilitation website at wildlife/rehab/facilites.html. Proclamation awarded Pam Finch of Plumas County Child Support Services presented the Board of Supervisors with a proclamation declaring August Child Support Awareness month, which the board unanim ously supported. Finch explained that 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the department. Joshua Sebold 2010 Plumas-Sierra County Fair August 11 - 15 All ofour grandstand & carnival areas are smoke free! with special guests The Jeff Pershing Band Stage seats: $25 Grandstand seats $20 Bleacher seats: $15 Rockin' M Rodeo Thursday, Aug. 12 7pm $15 General Admission / $10 Seniors & kids under 12 The Great Sierra Logging Championship Saturday, Aug 14 7pm $15 General Admission / $10 Seniors & kids under 12 Contact the Fair Office or for event tickets and info. This ad paid for with Tobacco Use Reduction and Prevention Funds from Proposition 99. |l]lt{l$tl!lt[gBilllE:Ii|lllHlli[llll[llllglllllllllilil/lllllt , , ..........