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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 5B : Bottles are the focus of the Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show and Sale, but organizers promise _ something for every type of collector. Photos submitted t a ...... 2 N Dealers display their wares -- antique bottles, insulators, gold rush and mining artifacts, and more -- at the Downieville show and sale. A 00tiqtle bottles to be featured, sold On Saturday, Sept. 13, almost every type of Downieville hosts the annual collector. Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show and Sale. The show's reputation has grown since it started.21 years ago andi'i P0pular among antiqtie enthusiasts. Over 40 dealers from several Western states will be featuring a wide selection of antiques. In addition to antique bottles, shoppers will find a mix of insulators; gold rush items; advertising; ephemera; stoneware; railroad collectibles; jewelry; and ' saloon, mining and Various Western-related artifacts ,: and "go-withs." Organizers , say there's something for # "Early lookers" will be admitted for $10 between 8 and 10 a.m. Admission will be free:to all from: 10 alto. to 3 p:m. This year's exhibit of antique bottles will feature Western soda water bottles. Many examples of early Western glass by various soda works companies will be on display. Several antique bottles and a gold nugget pendant will be given away to lucky drawing ticket winners. The show venue is the Downieville school gym, which is located in the heart of Downieville. Organizers suggest shoppers park and walk to the bottle show and take time to stroll along historical Main Street. Walking tour maps are available at the visitors center and allow visitors to discover historical points of interes within walking distance. Downieville also boasts a museum displaying gold rush history; various shops; a local saloon, the St. Charles; and 49 Wines, a wine bar offering tasting. Downieville is on Highway 49, about an hour from the Quincy area. For additional show/dealer information, call Rick and Cherry Simi in Downieville at 289-3659 or email ricksimi@ Saturday ~ September 6, 8am to 2pm Truman Collins Sports Complex (Next to Chester Park) Busy location to sell new to gently used items, have your yard sale, sell cookies to chainsaws, Miche Purses, Scentsy, Avon. Hold a group fundraiser. Something for Everyone! Hosted by Almanor Recreation " Open to ALL local area vendors." & Park District For information call, David Slusher (530)258-7750 or e-maih arlxI01 @frontier.corn On-line Annual Property Valuation Notices There is a new feature on the Plumas County Assessor's website. This feature allows taxpayers to view their annual value notice. These notices have historically been mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to taxpayers who have either had new construction, a reduction in value due to cur- rent market conditions or an increase in value due to changing market conditions. Also receiving annual notices are secured business property assessments, Williamson Act and Timber Preserve properties. The significant increase in the number of properties that have had their values reduced due to current market conditions as well as continued pressure on the county budget has contributed to the difficult decision to change the notification medium. It is expected that it will take a period of time for the public to get used to the new system; however, there are some distinct advantages. Unlike mailed paper notices that can be lost or misplaced, the electronic version will be available all year long at a central place. This delivery medium is more eco-friendly. Taxpayers who do not have access to the internet can contact the Assessor's Office and request a paper copy of their notice at no charge. Annual value notices can be accessed by going to the Plumas County website at; clicking on Departments, selecting Assessor and then selecting Value Notices in the upper left had corner of the page. You will need your Assessment Number Parcel Number or Physical Address. The Plumas County Assessor's website has a number of other useful features including parcel data searches, a complete inventory of Assessor's Parcel Maps in printable format and many informative resources on assessment related topics. If you have questions about our website or would like to request a paper copy of your annual value notice, please feel free to contact us at (530) 283-6380. New report shows impact of rising firefighting costs Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new report showing that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas. "Climate change, drought, fuel buildup and insects and disease are increasing the severity of catastrophic wildfire in America's forests," Vilsack said. "In order to protect the public, the portion of the Forest Service budget combating fire has drastically increased from what it was 20 years ago. This has led to substantial cuts in other areas of the Forest Service budget, including efforts to keep forests healthy, reduce f'we risk, and strengthen local economies." Vilsack noted that on top of the budget reductions outlined in the new report, the Forest Service's non-fire program budgets are affected by "fire borrowing., Funds spent on fire suppression have exceeded the allocated amount in all but four years since 2000. In these cases, the shortfall is covered through transferring, or "borrowing," additional funds from Forest Service programs that have already been cut over the last 20 years. Secretary Vilsack renewed his request to Congress to allow an existing disaster fund to provide resources to fight catastrophic fires in years when Forest Service and D]riet: ofJnterior fw costsxceed the amount:;;.: Congress has budgete4,,, :, rather than forcing borrowing from non-fire programs. "Bipartisan proposals to fund catastrophic f'we like other natural disasters could help ensure that efforts to make forests more healthy "In order to protect the public, the portion of the Forest Service budget dedicated to combating fire has drastically increased from what it was 20 II years ago. Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary and resilient and support local tourism economies aren't impacted as significantly as they have been in recent years," Vilsack said. "These proposals don't increase the deficit, they just budget smarter by allowing existing natural disaster funding to be used in cases of catastrophic wildfire." The recent report, shows the extent to which many Forest Service program budgets have been cut even before borrowing occurs to accommodate for the rapid rise in En'efighting costs in the past 20 years. For example: --Funding for the Vegetation and Watershed Management Program -- a cornerstone for forest, rangeland, soil and water restoratien and enhancement activities, and a key factor in post-fire restoration -- has been cut by 22 percent since 2001. This has reduced the Forest Service's ability to prevent and limit the spread of invasive species, which can weaken forest health and make forests more susceptible to f'we. .sMainnance and capital improwementson, . ..,:: approximately 21,600 :: recreation sites and 23,100 research and other administrative buildings has been reduced by two-thirds since 2001. --Support for recreation, heritage and wilderness activities that connect the public with natural lands and support tourism and thousands of jobs (visitors to national forests contribute more than $13 billion to America's economy each year) has been cut by 13 percent. --Wildlife and fisheries habitat management has been reduced by 17 percent, limiting recovery efforts for threatened and endangered species. --Research funding has declined by over $36 million in the 10-year period ending in 2013. --While fire staffing has increased 110 percent since 1998; staffing for those dedicated to managing National Forest Service lands has decreased 35 percent over the same period. Vilsack said the average number of fires on federal lands has more than doubled since 1980 and the total area burned annually has tripled. He said that climate change, population growth near forests, brush and fuel buildup have drastically increased wildfire severity and the cost of fighting them. Vilsack's request to change the way catastrophic fire costs are funded is included in the Obama administration's proposed budget and is supported by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The change means that in years when the cost of fighting wildfires exceeds the firefighting budget provided to the Forest Service by Congress, additional resources would be provided from an existing fund already, in place to help provide emergency funding for natural disasters, rather than forcing the Forest Service to take money from other programs designed to protect forest health. To ead he full report, g0,to htp:/luSago/lq2MUyI, The mission of the Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. CARPET & WINDOW CLEANING BUSINESS FOR SALE Established Central Plumas County carpet and window cleaning business for sale. Carpet cleaning business is contained in a 6' x 10' cargo trailer and contains everything you need to go into the carpet and upholstery cleaning services industry. In the trailer is a 2008 Hydramaster Boxxer 318 Truck Mounted Hotwater Extraction Carpet Cleaning Machine with recovery tank. Fresh water tank on board. Suction and solution hoses, reels and tools. On the job training will be provided. The window cleaning equipment includes assorted ladders, wands, squeegees, belts, towels, buckets, etc. Training will be provided. Purchase price is $25,000 for the equipment, client list, phone number, training and covenant not to compete. Seller carry may be available with a substantial down payment. For further information call (530) 520-8552 Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing; calling prior to visiting shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must Complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs is $15.00 per year. Your Local Full Service Pet & Feed Store 283-9605 362 Crescent St. Quincy (next to Feather River Fitness)