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14A Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 Feather River Bulletin The new map connects communities and takes into account important terrain features that affect fire activity. Photos by Joshua Sebold The old map stuck strictly to the average wildland urban interface size of 1.5 acres around a community, often leaving random gaps between projects or arbitrarily drawing lines through important terrain or vegetation areas. Need help REPLACING or REPAIRING: DOORS TRIM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. 27 years and cotmdng! During the past 26 years, we are proud to have built more than 70 homes and 1O0 garages in Plumas County, not to mention the hundreds of remodels, additions and insurance repairs we've clone as well. With the change in the economy (specifically, fewer new housing starts), my business partner (and son) Donavon and I knew we had to change our business model. We're not going anywhere, and we still build new homes, garages and commercial buildings. So, in the past year we found there was a real need to assist homeowners in making their existing homes more efficient, attractive and valuable. We've helped lots and lots of people with all kinds of projects that might have only taken 15 minutes to several days or weeks to complete. And, if we do their job, we'd make sure to connect them with someone who could. h's that kind of service and satisfaction that will help take us through our next 25 years!!! TRUCTiON INCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 FREE ADVICE FREE ESTIHATES and WE WELCOHE OWNER PARTICIPATION! MAPS, from page 1A Communities at risk are those connected to public forest lands, meaning they are at risk of having forest fires spread to residential areas. Hurley explained the wild- land urban interface is the area around a community that can connect a forest fire to residential areas. Grant sources like federal stimulus funding can be used for fuel reduction work in those areas to ensure that communities are pro- tected, The coordinator indicated that originally the map consisted of literally drawing 1.5-mile bubbles around all the communities in Plumas, as 1.5 miles is considered BUREAU, from page 1A contract and try to get down to the 10 percent target in the following budget year. Simpson added that Sheehan explained how office expenses were broken down by program and tat the county..was paying'its fair share in its Visitor's Bureau contribution. Graeagle Spervisor Ole Olsen a.ed if P!umas, Corp' worked closely with accom- modation providers. Sheehan told him the Visitor's Bureau was "in con- tact with most of the motel owners in Plumas County," keeping track of who had openings. Simpson added that the VB had an online vacancy list and that people could check that or go to the VB building, where a staff person would help them look up informa- tion. AN ON-LINE DAILYNEWSPAPER NEWS \\; \\; ...... :  i:ii, :SPORTS WEATHER : .... FIRE COVERAGE :ON.DEMAND AUDIO : ' i:,,., OPINION OUTDOOR REPORTS OBITUARIES , :: ',, " : "'SWAPSNOPI , ,' , V ! :'!::. :: . .:.::; - ,:" : : ::, 00IERI,Ak,OA::::': W Oi,:00 ii i ' NE liforma s First Sourc00t Richard IL Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0868653 Providing Insurance & Financial Services 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 www.richardst0ckton,us WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE That's baby talk for, "Do you have life insurance?" As your family grows, so do your reasons for protecting them, Get the right life insurance and peace of mind. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there, e CALL ME TODAY. 00StateFarm State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or Wl} State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and Wl) 0901028 Bloomington, IL a general guide for the size of a WUI. He said the biggest flaw with that strategy was that "the little individual circles really aren't conducive to large scale planning." "It was like each commu- nity was standing by itself as an island," he added, "we felt that wasn't logical." He explained that the new plan analyzed the area around each community, drawing the WUI lines by taking into account, "terrain, the vegetation in some cases, roads, ridges, valleys, things that really effect how fire burns into a community and away from a commu- nity." Hurley characterized the change as "more of a landscape approach to fuels planning." Green building topic of meeting Plumas-Sierra Rural Elec- tric Cooperative held its sixth Green Building Breakfast at its headquarters in Portola. At the breakfast seminar, John Trauger of Rheem pre- sented information on solar water heating options. "These seminars are a great way to introduce and explore green building tech- nologies and share innova- tive products with building partners and other profes- sionals in our community," said Jessica Nelson, PSREC Energy Services Manager. "Green Building is be- coming more popular. Home- owners are now demanding products and practices that are more sustainable, for both environmental reasons and to reduce their operating expenses," said Nelson. After th@ presentation, attendees had time to net- work, andthere was a prize drawing for a five-drawer tool center. The lucky winner. was Budd Pence of Heat Transfer Systems. 00BOB RAYMOND PA,NT, NG'G'G00 "'Recession Busting Prices"* Interior & Exterior Paint and Stain No JobToo Big orToo Small Serving Plumas & Sierra counties for over 20 years -- *Call for pre-season pricing .- 836- 1339 c Lic. #759277 THE SACRAMENTO BEE Home Delivery Call (530| 927-7030 or Email: i An exquisite lighting showroom offering unique lighting to enhance your home and lifestyle. Also available carpets by Shaw: Tuftex, Queen's and Philadelphia. Laminate and hardwood flooring. Hunter Douglas Blinds,