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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 9A Upward Bound students Theresa Caporale, Luke Zemple, Sidney Mclntosh and Nick Clawson, along with UB staffers Audrey Petersand Randi Nash, participate in a challenge course game at the leadership camp kickoff on Lower Bucks Lake. The students are from Quincy, Greenville and Portola high schools. Photo courtesy Upward Bound col Jamie Huynh Upward Bound An all-expenses-paid trip to the coast? Yes, please. Thai food, talent show, rock climbing? Check, check and check. When students in the Upward Bound program get together it's all fun and games ... and learning. From confidence building and teamwork to Spanish song apps on iPads, Upward Bound students are climbing and grooving their way to a college education. In case you haven't heard of it already, Upward Bound is a program designed to help select students attending local high school prepare and transition to college -- and have fun in the process. It all started with Camp Timberwolf Leadership Camp on the shore of Lower Bucks Lake. Students began bonding over a challenge course, board games in the evenings and marshmallow roasting and story telling around a campfire. Students stated that they enjoyed the new experiences and fun leadership games. "I liked how I met a new friend in Greenville," beamed one student. Throughout the summer 12 high school students from around Plumas County converged on Feather River College to "actually think during the summer instead of forgetting everything," as one student put it. Spanish 1 and 2, language arts and advanced literature, advanced math, geometry, algebra II, environmental science, biology and college life skills courses provided students with a wealth of information and support for the coming school year. One student stated that she appreciated "the one-on-one help when needed." The college life skills course addressed concepts such as how and where to study, healthy eating on a budget and different learning styles such as auditory, visual and kinesthetic. The kinesthetic learners got involved by recording group discussions on the white board. During the summer program each instructor led a Friday field trip themed to their subject area. Destinations included a Shakespearean compilation play in Reno with dinner at a "traditional Chinese restaurant; a visit to Jamison mine and museum, a dip in the creek and a nature hike on surrounding trails; and a visit to a laser tag arena in Shasta Lake for a behind-the-scenes look at the math that makes laser tag possible and -- of course -- a game of laser tag. The Upward Bound summer program culminated in a five-college tour in northern California. Eight students departed for Shasta College on July 28, after which they visited College of the Sisikiyous and the Turtle Bay Parrot Playhouse. Traveling on to Humboldt State University, the students enjoyed a rare sunny afternoon on the coast, The Plumas students joined HSU's Upward Bound program for its Arts Alive talent show, where Greenville High student Georgia Tomaselli sang and Quincy High student Gracie Taylor-Mays performed a dance routine along with many other acts performed by Humboldt area UB students. Students toured College of the Redwoods, went rock climbing at the HSU climbing wall, explored the natural history museum in Arcata and, finally, visited Simpson College. Upon returning home some of the participants have begun month-long internships. Stay posted for f . upcoming storms about the!r adventures forensic and environmental science, outreach and marketing, and human and animal medicine. For more information about how your high school student can join Upward Bound, visit frc.edu/upwardbound. Driveway Slurry Hot Melted Crack Filling Small Patch Work Free Estimate Serving Plumas County since 1993 3454 Hwy 70 Oroville, CA 95965 Lewis P. Beck Jr. Lic. #669409 Bookkeeper / Accountant Trainee Les Schwab / Coates Tire Center in Portola Benefits after trial period, including retirement, health insurance and profit sharing. Experience with Quickbooks and Excel helpful Easy to work with crew. Training available. Inquire with Marilyn or Bill 530-832-1533 Austin Hagwood Staff Writer Austin.G.Hagwood.l@nd.edu Despite the relief of light rain showers last week, the Portola City Council declared a local emergency due to continued drought conditions during its meeting Aug. 13. According to City Manager Robert Meacher, the announcement follows a battle for water between the city and the state. "We received a call from the Department of Water Resources wondering why the city wasn't back to 55 gallons per day per person," Meacher said. "They said we've overused our allotment for Lake Davis." Meacher noted the city was already reduced to 5 percent of its normal allotment from Lake Davis and said his office would join with the county Board of Supervisors in exploring legal options. "We brought to their attention a settlement from the flood control district suing the Department of Water Resources in the '90s over the eastern Plumas County. Herevealed its plans to declare 50 Monterey Amendments," he said TRAC wants to meet with cords of slash timber in said. "The Plumas him and Public Works Willow Springs as surplus Amendment said that Plumas Director Todd Roberts to property and open it to the would be entitled to its full discuss local trails designed public for fuel collection next allotment from Lake Davis with Portola as a hub. month. even when the project is The City Council has issued The slash is residue from determined short of water." resolutions of.support for both the Willow Springs Hazardous The Department of Water the Sierra Buttes Trail Fuel Reduction Project. Resources has recommended Stewardship and TRAC "I would like to make it each household to allow itself efforts, available only to city 55 gallons per person per day "It's estimated that nextresidents first," said Council until the end of the drought, year's Lake Davis Lost Sierra Member Michelle Gault. Following the emergency Race could have upwards of If excess wood remains after announc.ement, Plumas 2,000 participants, whichinitial access to Portola County Director of shows you how this industry residents, the council will Emergency Services Jerry is growing and becoming aopen the area to all of eastern Sipe expressed hope that the strong economic engine for Plumas County. Each person proclamation would provide this region," Meacher said. will be limited to three cords motivation for more state "They're very successful in apiece. administrative relief, the Mt. Hough Ranger By allowing residents to "We're continuing to work District, where the ranger is harvest the slash, the city will on setting up meetings with open to what scarce resources saye $38,000 in cleanup costs the state water board and he has. They're putting in and provide free firewood to DWR to bring a sense of miles of trails in the Quincy the public. Mayor Phil Oels reason to this," Sipe said. area." offered to attend the necessary "Unfortunately, we think the Meacher also spoke of theclasses to make the city a legal route is the way this will success of Oakridge, Oregon, licensed timber operator, and end up going." in marketing itself as a anyone wishing to conect Meacher also reported on recreational mecca and said wood from the Willow Springs the most recent Trails for the city hopes to create a property may receive a permit Recreation and Community promotional video advertising from the city at no cost. meeting and voiced his all Portola has to offer.The slash will be available support for trails across The City Council also after SepL 13. 2 water restrictions announced for Delleker Austin Hagwood Staff Writer Austin.G.Hagwood. 1 @nd.edu The Grizzly Lake Community Services District announced stage 2 water restrictions for constituent households during its meeting Aug. 13: In a unanimous decision, the board of directors expressed frustration with the state's regulations but directors said they had little choice when limiting water usage. "We're doing well, but as far as the state's concerned, they want us to move forward with more restrictions," said operator Tiffany Barron. "We're conserving, but the state has asked us to move forward." "Are they going to take something more from us?" vice chairwoman Sharon Castandeda asked. Chairman Larry Terrill responded that the board waited as long as possible but could no longer keep regulations at bay. "If they say we have to go to stage 2, have to go to stage 2," he said. The stage 2 restrictions, which went into effect for Delleker on Aug. 14, limit odd-numbered addresses to watering on odd calendar days and even-numbered homes to even days. All households are forbidden from watering on Mondays, and no lawns or gardens may be watered between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Violation of the restrictions will result in an official warning. Second-time offenders will receive a written warning followed by fines for each additional offense. According to director John Streeter, Monday was selected as the water-free day because it follows peak watering periods. "Our wells have heavy usage on weekends," Streeter said. "It's a chance to allow them to recover so we don't run the risk of running out of water and destroying a $15,000 pump." The Grizzly Lake Community Services District will send out information to its households detailing the new restrictions. The board also noted that although the regulations may pose an inconvenience, other homes across the state remain limited to 50 gallons of water per person per day. The board began the meeting by accepting $3,000 to settle a lien against 290 Delleker, a property recently acquired by Sierra Heritage Annual Yard Sale Sat., Aug. 23 9am - 3pm in the parking lot Lots of Items! "8" "X" 2453 E. Main St. Quincy 283-5433 .g. ns Barn Quilts-Ready made or custom. Hand painted in Meadow Valley. Handspun Local Alpaca Yarn. 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