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lOB Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter m, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced that California will receive more than $14 million in grants to help advance its collaborative efforts to collserve America's rarest species. The Golden State is one of 20 states to receive nearly $35 million in cooperative grants, providing vital support to state wildlife a~encies and conservation organizations to improve the health of the land and water that supports these species and scores of communities across the nation. Issued through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (authorized by Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act), tb,ese competitive grants enable states to work with private landowners, conservation groups and other government agencies to initiate conservation planning efforts and acquire and protect habitat that benefits threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants. "Future generations are counting on us to conserve the wild things and wild places that are not only a vital part of our national identity, but also our economic security and our way of life," said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. "The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund grants are catalysts for partnerships and voluntary conservation efforts at the local level, an essential component of successful endangered species recovery." "Private landowners and natural resource managers are the linchpin for the conservation of many of our most threatened species," said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. "By fostering partnerships between federal, state and local governments, private organizations, and individuals, we can pool our resources to develop creative solutions that will drive critical conservation and recovery efforts. These grants are one of many tools available under the Endangered Species Act and we look forward tO providing continued guidance and support for these programs." The grant funding is provided through programs Chester: Chester High School Boosters Wed annual tri-tip dinner, 5 - 7 p.m., Chester Elementary SEP'~, ~'~ School. Homemade tri-tip, baked potatoes, salad, corn, dessert offered dine-in or drive-thru (enter Martin Way, exit Aspen). Tickets $10, purchase at the door, CHS office, The Coffee Station, Berkshire Hathaway Lake Almanor Real Estate, from CHS athletes. Children 5 and under eat free with adult meal purchase. Proceeds support CHS sports. Quincy: College, Career and Transfer Fair; 9:30 a.m. - noon; Feather River College Multipurpose Building (gym). For information: Jan Prichard, 283-0202, ext. 322, jprichard@frc.edu. Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Doors open 6 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Screening of 10 selections from Nevada City show, beer, prize drawing. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Blairsden: Speakers Bureau, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Mohawk Community '~tll Resource Center. Featuring SEP'~. ~8 Or. John Scott speaking on prostate health. Includes light snacks, beverages. For information: 836-0446, mcrc@plumasruralservices.org: plumasruralservices.org/mcrc. Quincy: Hedgerows and bird diversity, 7 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Plumas Audubon hosts free presentation by Karen Velas, Audubon California..For information: plumasaudubon.org. Beckwourth: Certified farmers' market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley ~1'1 Farms. Vendors offer fresh SEa'S, ~9 vegetables, fruit, wines, cheeses, specialty ~, breads, desserts, artisan wares. For information: Gary Romano, 832-0114; sierravalleyfarms.com. 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. ~arbecues run through Sept. 26. For information: greenhornranch.com, 283-0930. Quincy: Brown bag lunchtime presentation, noon, Mt. Hough Ranger District at 39696 Highway 70. Doug Scott, chairman of National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, speaks on value, importance of wilderness today. Bring picnic lunch, water, blanket or chair for lawn. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650, ledlund@fs.fed.us. Blairsden: Celtic Festival, 5 - 9 p.m., Sat Corner Barn. Celtic cuisine, music offered in partnership SEa'S. 20 with Plumas Pines Golf Resort, River Pines Resort, Plumas Arts Commission. Proceeds benefit Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. Tickets $25 per adult, $12 children 12 and under. Two adults, two children $68. Tickets available at easternplumaschamber.com, chamber office at corner of highways 70 and 89. For information: 836-6811. Bucks Lake: Spanish Peak hike, meet 7 a.m. at Bucks Summit. 14-mile hike led by watershed education project coordinator Rob Wade for serious, physically fit hikers only; ends at Sandy Point. Transportation provided back to Bucks Summit at 3 p.m. Pack food, water. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650, ledlund@fs.fed.us. Guided bird hike, meet 8 a.m. at Sandy Point day-use area. Led by wildlife biologist Colin Dillingham. Bring water, snacks, walking shoes, binoculars, clothing for cool morning weather. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650, ledlund@fs.fed.us. "Still wild at 50" wilderness activities, noon, Sandy Point day-use area. Organized by Plumas National Forest. Opening drum circle, booths, demonstrations, hands-on family-friendly activities, speaker, live music, arts and crafts, displays, prize drawings. All activities, parking free. Bus service leaves Dame Shirley Plaza 11 a.m., returns 3 and 7 p.m. For information: Mt. Hough Ranger District, 283-0555 Mon - Fri. Wilderness stories, awards; 4 p.m.; Bucks Lake Lodge. No-host dinner follows; local wilderness artwork on display. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650, ledlund@fs.fed.us. Chester: Great Sierra River Cleanup, 9 a.m. - noon, meet at Chester High School parking lot. Volunteers clean up four sites in Almanor Basin; bring work gloves, water bottles, a bucket. Organized by Caribou Alliance for Trails; sponsored by Collins Pine Co., Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Almanor Recreation and Parks District, Lake Almanor Watershed Group, Westwood Parks and Recreation Association, Mountain Meadows Conservancy. To volunteer: Peggy Fuldar, 256-3920. Greenville: Great Sierra River Cleanup, registration starts 8:45 a.m. at Indian Valley Community Center at 209 Crescent St. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment organizes volunteers to clean up Wolf Creek. Concludes with barbecue in Greenville Ballpark at 12:30 p.m. Gloves, trash bags provided; bring water bottle, hat, comfortable clothing. Rakes, buckets, trucks welcome. Sponsored by Indian Valley Community Services District, Evergreen Market. For information, to preregister as individual or team: Courtney, Lauri, 284-1022. 39th annual Italian Dinner, 5 - 8 p.m., St. Anthony's Church on Jessie Street. Spaghetti, meatballs, ravioli, fresh garden salad, wine, fruit juice, dessert table. Prize drawing and 50150 giveaway.'Tickets $10 adults (includes glass of wine,) $5 children age 4 - 12, free for children 3 and under. Tickets available at the door, from church members. Eat in or take out. For information: 284-6502. Indian Valley: Indian Valley barn quilt tour. Sponsored by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce; pick up map at chamber starting Sept. 19. Lake Almanor Basin: Major Appliance Cleanup Project. Large appliances picked up for free by Rotary Club of Chester, local sports teams, parent volunteers. To schedule pickup: 258-3552 by Sept. 12. No e-waste; set items curbside before 8 a.m. Donations welcome; proceeds benefit high school sports. Sponsored by Rotary, Almanor Energy Plus. Portola: Plumas Thunder Powerlifting Classic, 10:30 a.m., Healthy Bodies Gym on Delleker Road. Competition sanctioned by American Powerlifting Association. Spectators (free admission) encouraged. Walk-in entries $105 for one division, $135 for two divisions; day-of registration cash only. Food, drink available. For details: Cindy Wood, 832-5599. Plumas-Sierra Master Gardeners tour, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Meet at Pizza Factory on Commercial Street. Master gardeners offer advice on vegetable production, fire-safe landscaping, weed and pest control; highlights include community garden, train garden, exotics greenhouse. Free; open to the public. Donations appreciated. Space is limited. For reservations (by Sept. 18): 283-6572. Quincy: Great Sierra River Cleanup, 9 a.m. - noon, meet at Gansner Park. Spanish Creek cleanup hosted by Plumas Corp. Thank-you picnic for all volunteers follows. For information: 283-3739. Fifth annual "A Grave Occasion," 3 - 7:30 p.m., Old Quincy Cemetery. Plumas County Museum fundraiser features drinks, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, historical characterizations, dinner play, cemetery tours. Tickets available at museum, 500 Jackson St., 283-6320, plumasmuseum.org; from trustees Jerry Thomas, 283-4231; Charlie Brown, 283-3416; Don Clark, 836-2586. Guided painting, 5 - 7 p.m., The Drunk Brush. Art instructor Danielle Frid leads session to support Save Our Theatre campaign. $40 fee includes all materials, glass of wine. Sign up at The Drunk Brush. Big Game Banquet, 5 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation event benefits elk, other wildlife, habitat. For information: Stephanie, 283-0855. Timber Cup race; grandstands open 5 p.m., racing starts 7; American Valley Speedway at 206 Fairground Road. Adults $8, ages 13 -- 17 $7, ages 6- 12 $5, 5 and under free. For information: americanvalleyspeedway.com, 283-2175. Westwood: Annual Invitational Doubles Cribbage Tournament, Double G Iron Horse Saloon. For information: Mary Gow, 256-2621. Greenville: Inaugural Pumpkin Jamboree, 4 - 9 p.m., Downtown Farms. SUll Gift of Music celebration of SEa'S, ~-~ harvest includes live music, potluck picnic, dancing, pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving and decorating. Costumes encouraged. Open to all; sliding scale admission $5 - $10. All proceeds benefit Indian Valley Fire and Rescue. For help with costumes: Kathleen, 518-5661. To volunteer: Ken Donnell, 284-1689. Lassen Volcanic National Park: California Native Plant Society outing, leaves 8:30 a.m. from Chico Park & Ride west lot (contact leader for alternate meeting site). Mount Lassen Chapter presents Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh lakes, easy 3-mile round trip. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, lunch, sun/insect protection, windbreaker, money for ride sharing, park pass if available. For information: leader Wes, 342-2293; mountlassen.cnps.org. Quincy: Beginners' Church, 10 a.m., Christ the King Episcopal Church at 545 Lawrence St. Special service designed to introduce newcomers to beliefs, worship style of Episcopal Church. For information: Facebook.com/ChristTheKingQuincy. Quincy: Free computer class, 9 - 11 W~OII a.m., Quincy branch of S~,~'~, 22 Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Erin Roth teaches participants how to perform basic Internet searches. No computer experience required. Space limited. For reservations: library, 283-6310. established to help advance creative partnerships for the recovery of imperiled species. This year, the fund will allocate approximately $7.4 million in grants through the Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance Grants Program; nearly $18 million through the Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grants Program, and $9.5 million through the Recovery Land Acquisition Grants Program. A complete list of the 2014 grant awards under these programs (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 15.615) is available online at fws.gov/endangered/grants. Habitat conservation plans Habitat conservation plans are agreements between a landowner and the FWS that allow a landowner to undertake otherwise lawful activities on his or her property, even if they may impact listed species. In return, the landowner agrees to conservation measures designed to minimize and mitigate the impact of those actions. HCPs may also be developed by a county or state to covet'certain activities of all landowners within~their jurisdiction and may address multiple species. Under the HCP Land Acquisition Grants Program, the FWS provides grants to states or territories for land acquisitions that complement the conservation objectives of approved HCPs. For example; California will receive $2 million to support the acquisition of 1,881 acres in Santa Clara County that will protect key serpentine grassland habitat and associated species, such as the federally listed bay checkerspot butterfly, as well as other listed species including the California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog. The property is a key acquisition for the NCCP/HCP, and fits into a local assemblage of publicly and privately protected lands that complement a suite of other organizations' conservation goals for the Mount Hamilton region, including The Nature Conservancy, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Silicon Valley Land Conservancy and others. Purchase of this property will secure a vital linkage between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mount Hamilton Range through the Coyote Valley. The HCP Planning Assistance Grants Program provides grants to states and territories to support the development of HCPs through funding of baseline surveys and inventories, document preparation, outreach and similar planning activities. For example, California will use a grant of $675,345 to support the development of the Upper Santa Ana River HCP, which seeks to balance conservation of primarily aquatic species with the effects from water infrastructure and maintenance activities. The Upper Santa Ana River HCP will include conservation- and restoration of habitat at different locations throughout Santa Ana River watershed in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Conservation efforts associated with the HCP will focus on restoring aquatic, riparian and adjacent upland habitat and protecting the proposed 16 or more covered species including the Santa Ana sucker, coastal California gnatcatcher, Delhi Sands flower-loving fly and others. Recovery land acquisition The Recovery Land Acquisition Grants Program provides funds to states and territories to acquire habitat for endangered and threatened' species with approved recovery plans. Habitat acquisition to secure long-term protection is often an essential element of a comprehensive , recovery effort for a listed species. Shriners hospital'expands services in north state Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California, a statewide leader in pediatric orthopedic and burn care, has broadened its nationally recognized programs to include pediatric surgery. This is the first major expansion of the hospital's services since it opened in Sacramento in 1997 with specialties in burns, orthopedic conditions and spinal cord injuries. The decision to expand services reflects Shriners Hospitals' commitment to ensuring that all children have access to high-quality, specialized. pediatric surgical care. The development of a program in pediatric surgery is made possible by the working partnership Shriners Hospitals , for Children has with the University of California Davis Health System. U.S. News&World See Shriners, page 138 FEELING THE WEIGHT OF YEARS How fleeting is the day when one grows old; How dreary is the long and restless night! The out-worn heart is tired, bent and Cold And all the shining past has lost its light. So many memories are dimmed or lost And faces of the present blend as one, So many narrow bridges have been crossed As now the private journey's all but done. Past pride, and fame and glory fade away As, step by feeble step, one makes his way And so survives to face another day Where present needs past triumphs now outweigh. If life is but a bowl of cherries, red and sweet, Let's clean the bowl before our journey is complete. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano August 17, 2014 9:15 PM p m m m m m m m mmm m m m m I SENIOR Wednesday, Sept. 24 Juice, meat loaf, mixed vege-|: ~IENI~ tables, baked potato, whole | Monday, Sept. 22 grain roll, red & green grapes | Healthy heart: herb roasted Thursday, Sept. 25 chicken, peas/cauliflower,High sodium day: turkey sand- |, | carrot/raisin salad, whole- wich, Italian pasta salad, angel wheat dinner roll, fruit food cake topped with straw- | cocktail berries & blueberries |i F~day, Sept. 26 Tuesday, Sept. 23 Breaded pork cutlets, brown| | Taco salad, sliced oranges rice, Brussels sprouts, peaches, , | and avocado, cantaloupe ice cream ~ | Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;| | Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- | 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for| reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older." | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory| charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. 1