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6B Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Deadline nears for disaster applications The U.S. Small Business Administration recently reminded small, nonfarm businesses in 39 California counties and neighboring counties in Nevada and Oregon that they have until Sept. 23 to apply for an economic injury disaster loan. These loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began Jan. 14 in the following primary counties, announced Tanya N. Garfield, director of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center West. Primary California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Y01o and Yuba. Neighboring California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, E1 Dorado, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Neighboring Nevada counties: Carson City, Douglas and Washoe. Neighboring Oregon counties: Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake. "SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and businesses directly impacted by the disaster," Garfield said. Small, nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for economic injury disaster loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. "Eligibility for these loans is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 4 percent for businesses and 2.625 percent for private, nonprofit organizations, a maximum term of 30 years, and are available to small businesses and most private nonprofits without the fmancial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship," Garfield said. Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Agricultural enterprises should contact the Farm Services Agency about U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance made available by the secretary's declaration. However, in drought disasters nurseries are eligible for SBA disaster tssistance. Applicants may apply online using the electronic loan application via SBA's secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. For owners of these impacted small businesses, disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA's Customer Service Center by calling toll-free at 800-659-2955 or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba .gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339. For more information about SBA's disaster assistance programs, visit sba.gov/disaster. Downieville Antique Bottles &, Cl'lfiiho ' 8 saic Sat., September 13, 2014 Early Lookers 8 - 10 a.m. - $10 Free raffle ticket included Free admittance 10 a.m,- 3 p,m. Downieville School Gym, Hwy 49 For info: Rick & Cherry Simi (530) 289-3659 ricks/mi@att.net l00raf-t Terra Cott:a Coolde Stamp Ceramic 5tucio g, Home o CookieStamp.com CDLP_ISRATD L:AK ALMANOR'S CENTP_NNIAL 191+-Z014- I-lancJmae ... ig, Cra Terra Cot-La ISoos, Kits, coolSmml  .Supplies PREP_ Recipes PRP-:P-- Craft lCor Decorating Prcects :or 5eautit:ut #1- La.e Almanor Paper & Coo.ies... 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As the world population continues to increase and changing climates affect our precipitation levels, the struggle to meet all the demands for this precious resource will only intensify. Recent news reported that in the southern Central Valley people are stealing water from fire hydrants. Apparently, water theft isn't just a concern in the Central Valley but throughout the state. Law enforcement agencies have been on the watch for water thieves along the coast as well. Living in the Feather River watershed almost seems like a dream when you read stories like this. But we all mus: continue to remind ourselves that we are all in this ogether. Ultimately, whaever happens dowzstream will affect those ofusupstream. Now is the timeto be proactive and do what we can to conserve. We must be willing to work together, because none of us can live without water. Local efforts are being made by water districts throughout Plumas County. Community service districts in Greenville, Quincy, Graeagle and Portola have all asked their customers to help in the conservation efforts by not allowing excessive irrigation that causes water to run off property onto sidewalks, gutters, streets, ditches or storm drains, limiting landscape watering to early morning and evening to reduce evaporation, not allowing washing down of hard or paved surfaces, prohibiting use of potable water in fountains or other decorative water features: Uessit]gpabfi : ' ': ' '' " recirculating system, and only using a hose fitted with a shutoff nozzle to wash an automobile. Some districts have also established alternate watering schedules based on your street address or have limited the total time per week a landowner can water his or her landscape. There are many ways we can help conserve our water. If you are planting for the fall or planning for spring, prioritize your landscape with water-wise plants that use little or no water once established. A water-wise tip for indoors: Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan or small bucket of water instead of running Water from the faucet. conservation ann c; Uculat(   ': your current water use'at home, visit saveourH20.org. I I I We can assist with all your building needs - from plans to the ffmished product (530) 283-2035 P.O. BOX ! 369 QUINCY, CA 95971 Lc..#'453927 Diamond Mountain Limit d :ess area subject to annual temporary, road closures For the 31st consecutive year, selected roads and off-highway vehicle trails in the Diamond Mountain Limited Vehicular Access Area will be closed to motorized vehicles before and during deer hunting season within Zone X-6A. The motor vehicle restriction is due to the volume of vehicles in deer hunting areas during the deer season and the effects of motor vehicles on deer behavior. The motor vehicle restriction goes into effect Sept. 22 and continues through Oct. 20. I To send a legal: typesetting@plumasnews,c0m To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews,c0m The Resource Centers in Greenville, Portola, and Quincy are here to help you and you can call us toll free at Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 You will get support, referrals and illi information, and connection. A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center LET US SAVE YOU TIME & MONEY REACH 75+ M|LLION READERS WITH ONE ORDER, ONE 8iLL! Cmmunity Classified Ix $650 Sta=wide 25 words/245+ papers $435 North/S485 South Daily Classified" 7 days $995 25 words/41 papers/7 days $650 North/S650 South CLASSIFIED COMBO 8 days $1,270  25 words/282+ papers Statewide DISPLAY - Community Newspapers P" 140+ papers lx $1,600 2x2 Statewide; Sizes: 2x2; 2x4; 2x5; 2x6 $1,240 2x2 No.; $1,240 2x2 So. CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPERS DELIVER! The affected area is bounded by Diamond Mountain on the north. Heading southeast, the area follows the boundary of the Lassen National Forest, then continues south to the south end of Wildcat Ridge, then continues northwest to Indian Creek, then continues northwest along Indian Creek to Red Rock, then continues northeast to the starting point at Diamond Mountain, as shown on the forest order (11-12-14) map. This road closure order includes all or portions of national forest system roads 28N02, 28N02E, 28N35, 28N26X, 28N31, 28N02, 28N15 and 28N52, as well as motorized trails 12M28, 12M29 and !2M38. While motorized vehicles are prohibited on all roads and trailS in the area during this closure, some activities are exempt from this order, as are people with disabilities using assistive devices such as wheelchairs. Partners in this successful effort include the Plumas County Fish and Game Commission, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Plumas National Forest. Visit the Plumas National Forest's website after Sept. 10 to view the forest closure order and associated map: fs.usda.gov/plumas; see "Alerts & Warnings." Those who need more information about the forest order or what activities are exempt, or who would like to obtain a copy of the map, may contact the Mt. Hough Ranger District at 283-0555. Topsoil & Compost .................... 12 yards, delivered* $325 Topsoil, Compost & Manure ..... 112 yards, delivered* $350 a Manure Only .............................. i2 yards, delivered* $350 - Screenedand Processed - SAND & GRAVEL AVAILABLE Call (530) 257-4506 *Susanville area, call for outlying areas. Invest in i PLUMAS COUNTY