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lOB Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter State and local agencies encourage water conservation Gia Martynn Special to Feather Publishing Residents of the upper Feather River watershed, did you know that you are the stewards of one of California's largest water sources? As the headwaters of the State Water Project, the Feather River is a vital component of the state's water supply. As summer has progressed we have watched our already low streams and rivers diminish to a trickle. Our state is facing one of the most severe droughts in recent memory, and many communities and ecosystems are suffering as a result. Locally, Portola recently fried an emergency drought proclamation. Environmental problems, the pressures of a growing population and the effects of climate change are making it extremely difficult to keep water flowing reliably to our economy, our environment, our farms and our communities. So now is the time to adopt new habits. One of our most important resources is in trouble, and we need to do everything we can to protect it today and into the future. State and local water managers are working on long-term solutions, including investments in our water infrastructure. But in the meantime, California needs to save every drop of water it can get.., we all need to do more to conserve water. The good news is that it's not difficult to save water in our daily lives. Just as Californians have embraced compact-fluorescent light bulbs and recycling, we can adopt habits to reduce our water use inside and outside our homes on a daily basis. After all, everyone knows that Californians don't waste! In 2009, the California Department of Water Resources joined with the Association of California Water Agencies -- 450 public water agencies throughout the state to form a statewide conservation and education program called Save Our Water. This effort is aimed at helping Californians learn about our water challenges and ways to save water inside and outside our homes. For example, did you know that the typical Californian uses much more water Events Around Plumas County Chester: Townhall meeting, 6 p.m., Almanor Recreation Center at 450 Meadowbrook Loop. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall leads discussion of Forest Service over-snow vehicle regulations. Graeagle: Free live music bythe Millpond, 6:30 p.m. - dusk. Presented by Graeagle Outpost. Featuring Code Bluegrass. Food, drinks available for purchase. Quincy: Native plant meeting, 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Introduction meeting to link people, resources of common interest. For information: David Popp1283-1350. Silent Film Night, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Quincy High student Tailor Walmer presents silent comedies as senior project. Proceeds support Save Our Theatre campaign. Includes Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest; '20s dress-up encouraged. Presale tickets available at Plumas Arts: $10 adults, $6 kids (ages 0 - 16). Tickets at the door $2 more. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. o Greenville: Communityblood drive, noon - 5:30 p.m., Town Hall at 120 Crescent St. Must be 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be free of rary illness, list countries and states visited in past year. Wear loose-fitting or short-sleeved shirt, bring ID. For information: Sandie Kanniainen, 284-6456, To register online: sponsor code N1GVC at Quincy: Grand opening, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Day Reporting Center at 56 Harbison St. Tours, information, refreshments. Public also welcome to 4:30 p.m. reception following ceremony for first group of Drug Court graduates. Quincy Certified Farmers' Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by The Back 40; Love Local at 6 p.m. Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information:, 487-4386. R6formiste and Happy Happy Joy Joy Family Band concert, 7:30 p.m., Midtown Coffee. Proceeds benefit Town Hall Theatre digital conversion. Chester" Fish Fry, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake F r,r|  Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 / jG'o 2g / Main St' $8 per persn' Art show and reception, 5 .... - 8 ep.m., Blu Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. "Off the Wall" theme includes featured artists Carlene Gibson, Glen Donley, Chrissie Clapp, Jacquie Cordova, Augie Velasquez. Prizes, refreshments, fun. Greenhorn:  All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Ribs, chicken; salmon, veggie kabobs with reservation. Also available: bonfire sing-along with s'mores, horseshoe tournaments, swimming, horseback rides, wagon rides. Barbecues run through Sept. 26. For information:, 283-0930. Westwood: Live music, 9 p.m., Chuck's Railroad Room Bar and Grill at corner of Fourth and Ash. Featuring The Cemantik Warehouse, The Flip Flops. For information: 256-2420. Chester: Free screening, 7 p.m., Chester Theater. Featuring Jim Carrey in "The Majestic." To RSVP (required): Graeagle: Annual Graeagle Antique and Collectibles Faire; noon - 6 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun; Graeagle Fire Hall. Features vendors, local artisans. For information: Greenville: Sixth annual parking lot flea market, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Way Station. Proceeds support Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Participation free, provide own table and shade; donations welcome through Aug. 27. Sat, Aug. 30 Blairsden: Plumas Eureka Community m''r_  Services District Auxiliary clt__  Labor Day pancake ]UG, 30  breakfast, 8-11 a.m., -  Plumas Eureka Fire Hall. ........ 8Adults $ , children $3. Gin fizzes, bloody Marys $2. Cash drawings: $100, $50, two $25. Bucks Lake: Bucks Lake Snowdrifters meeting, 10 a.m., groomer shed. For information: Kathy Felker, 283-4437. Chester: Fundraising yard sale, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 336 Lassen St. Hosted by Barbara Montandon to benefit Plumas Animal Welfare Society. Donations may be dropped off in driveway. Clio: Cajun fundraiser; dinner 5:30 p.m., music 7 p.m.; Nakoma Resort and Spa on 348 Bear Run off A15. Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council presents Cajun buffet dinner, live music by Mumbo Gumbo. Tickets $35 for music, $50 for dinner and music. Proceeds go toward materials to rebuild bathhouse at historical White Sulphur Springs Ranch. Tickets available at, the door. For information: Alice Berg, 836-1201. Greenville: Greenville Community Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lupines Natural Foods on Highway 89. Indian Valley residents sell garden harvests, handmade goods, crafts. Live music, healthy lunch available. Sponsored by The Sierra Farmstead. For information: 284-1973. Lake Almanor: Annual end-of-season sale, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fire Station No. 2 at 801 Golf Club Road inside Lake Almanor Country Club. Presented by Fire Sirens; donations welcome. Sale features $5 bag specials, furniture, other large items. History presentation, 1 - 2 p.m., Ptumas-Eureka State Park Museum. Carl Chavez leads discussion, readings on 1975 - 79 when park was still "a secret place." includes book signing.. Sponsored by Plumas-Eureka State Park Association. For information:, 836-2380. Quincy: 90th birthday party, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pioneer Park. All welcome to celebrate with Dorrie Beck. No gifts. To RSVP (required): 283-1257. Westwood: Live music, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., Chuck's Railroad Room Bar and Grill at corner of Fourth and ASh. Featuring The Sheehy Brothers (Doug and David). For information: 256-2420. Chester: Chester High School ski/snowboard team fundraiser swap meet, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., US Bank parking lot. New and used equipment available. Graeagle: Triathlon. Presented by Community Multisport Events; partial proceeds go to Mohawk Community Resource Center. For information: Twain: Barbecue and music, nursery open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., California Sister Nursery at 29186 Highway 70. Browse nursery stock (20 percent off), stay for barbecue, beer and wine by the Elks, arts and crafts, live music. Admission $15. For information: 925-783-2913. Quincy: Blood drive, noon - 6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy Lane. Walk-ins welcome; eat good meal, bring ID. To set up appointment: Susan Christensen, 283-2424;, sponsor code "Quincy." Chester: Community blood drive, noon - 6 p.m., Elks Lodge. Save time by answering screening questions at To schedule donation time:; Jude Morse, 259-3626. Portola: UCCE Master Gardeners certification course, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Portola Rotary Clubhouse. Continues Fridays through Dec. 5. Costs $150; scholarships, payment plans available. For information, application: Cody Reed, 283-6572. Blood drive, Holy Family Catholic Church. Co-sponsored by Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary, United Blood Services. New donors, walk-ins welcome. To schedule appointment: 877-827-4376. Plumas-Eureka State Park: Guided hike to original gold discovery site. Meet 9 a.m. at park museum or 10 a.m. at Eureka Lake. Dink and Dave Rife lead moderate two- to three-hour hike. Bring water. Free; limited to 15 participants. For reservations (required): 836-2380. Quincy: SafeTALK suicide awareness training, 9 a.m. - noon, Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Open to everyone; seating limited. To register: Janett Massolo,; 775-688-2964, ext. 261. outdoors than indoors? Watering the lawn, washing cars and cleaning off the driveway and patio use much more water than you might think. Simple changes to our behavior, such as watering only when your landscape needs it or using a broom instead of the hose on the driveway, can add up to big water savings for the state. Local conservation efforts being made by Feather River College include letting noncritical/noninstructional turf and landscaping areas die out; increasing the height of mowing to reduce the need for as much water on the turf; and adjusting watering times to be maximize irrigation saturation. Nick Boyd, FRC's director of facilities, says the college has scheduled other conservation measures to be implemented in the near future, pending available funds. These consist of performing a comprehensive irrigation water audit; correcting overwatering/coverage issues;. and applying water retention amendments (e.g., Turface) to turf areas. So join in these local and statewide efforts to save California's water. These are just a few of the easy ways we can all help to save our water. : Also listen for weekly water-savingtips o n local radio" stations brought to you by your" upper Feather River watershed' coordinator at Plumas Corporation. :- For more information about " how to conserve water or about the Save Our Water public education program, visit or join the effort on Facebook and Twitter.' Gia Martynn works as a watershed ' coordinator in the upper Feather River watershed with Plumas Corporation, a local nonprofit organization that oonducts stream '- and meadow restoration and watershed monitoring in the upper " Feather River and throughout the ': Sierra. LETTERS, from page 9B beautiful tone. They take the rock, pop style and make unique music. Many of the singers are classically trained and can span multiple octaves. Turks seem more serious and introspective than Americans. Over 95 percent of them are Sunni Muslim. And that's the real point here. To illustrate that there are many beautiful Muslims in the world, most who are not looking to "jihad". People are people, is my learning. Confused, scared, living under oppressive governments. When we zero in, they are all quite unique and beautiful. And they all laugh and cry. Robert Milne Clio Trees do create oxygen To a previous letter writer: "Trees create oxygen" is a true statement. They create molecules of O2, a waste product of plant metabolism. 02 is the "natural state" of the element, oxygen, so it is perfectly acceptable English, and a logical truth, to say that oxygen (in the form of O2) is "created" by trees. "Trees produce oxygen" is also a true statement. The second definition for "produce" from Merriam-Webster online, "produce" can mean: "To make or create (something) by a natural process. Notice that the word "create" is considered such a close synonym that it is used in the defmition. The statement that "matter cannot be created or destroyed," is false. Matter seems to be created and ' destroyed almost continuously., There are lots of people better qualified than I to explain it, , and I suspect they will. Most oL the rest of your letter is ,' equally misinformed. I don't feel entertained, I feel. terrorized by those radically ignorant, so-called environmentalists who don't seem to know science when ": they see it. I get a pit in my stomach knowing that it may , be wannabe "environmentalists" who finally destroy the forests, after decades of convincing the' timber industry to give up rape and pillage and switch to sustainable practices, returning the forests to both good health and profitability. But remember, it was real environmentalists who dragged the rest of us, kicking and screaming, down the long hard road of knowledge to the ; realization that we have too long ignored our roles as custodians of this planet. Eartlv really is on the brink of death : in its present form (i.e., with ;i human beings and other living: things.) Greed is the primary cause, and ignorance is its , primary tool. Perhaps the . letter writer, and that so-called:. environmentalist, might help ' more by reading than by writing. :: Gary Terhun00 East Quincy/ THE WARS BETWEEN THE MIND AND HEART The one who wins between the mind and heart Depends on what the war is all about; And as to which of them most wars will start, I do believe there'll always be some doubt. If it's a lovers plight that starts a war, No doubt, the mind will have no chance to win; If spending for a cause is at the core, No doubt, the heart will take it on the chin. And if nostalgia strikes, an emigree, The mind has little chance to take the day; But if one's duty vies with safer play, It's just a toss as which will then hold sway And as to how my heart and mind cooperate, I put the outcome in the hands of wiser fate. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano August 8, 2014 m m m m mmm m m I m m mmm m II SENIOR Sept. 3 Tuna-noodle casserole, | MENU peas & cauliflower, red & |Sept. 1 green grapes, ice cream . | Labor Day Sept. 4 | Sites closed Leaf lettuce topped with [ chicken salad, whole- | wheat roll, melon slice |i | PorkSept'roast,2 baked beans, Sept. 5 ']|! steamed greens, whole- Broccoli/beef stir fry, | wheat dinner roll, brown rice, cubed | | applesauce pineapple, cupcake |i Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;|: | Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- :i | 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for|f reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older." | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory|i charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. t