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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Oct.. 27, 2010 5B Automated licenses for Fish and Game Department of Fish and Game Director John Mc- Camman announced Sept. 16, that Californians will soon buy hunting and fish- ing licenses using a real- time automated system. Especially developed for DFG, the Automated License Data Syste'm is already in Place at DFG license sales of- fices. The system will pilot at select license agent loca- tions beginning the week of Sept. 20, with full statewide implementation expected be- tween November and early January 2011. The long-awaited, long-re- quested system will provide an unmatched level of ser- vice to license-buying con- stituents. Unlike automated systems in other states, California's ALDS is a real-time system. "A real-time system.gives customers immediate access to our license inventory whtch will eliminate the need to visit a DFG office or wait for high-demand prod- ucts to be issued via mail," said James Fong, chief of DFG's License and Revenue Branch. "For example, a deer hunter will be able to go to his or her local license agent and immediately purchase any available deer tag rather than having to mail in an application or travel to a DFG office to make the purchase." ALDS will provide fiumer- ous advantages to hunting and fishing license buyers. License agents won't run out of licenses and stamps, for example, and customers can easily replace lost li- censes at any license agent for a reduced fee. "The advantages of this system go far beyond conve- nience," said Fong. "Not on- ly will we be able to improve customer service, but we will be able to use the infor- mation in the database to better manage wildlife and comply with federal grant requirements which trans- lates into more revenue for our wildlife management and enforcement programs." During the first year of ALDS, customers should be aware that new require- me.nts exist. Items issued through ALDS will be sub- ject to a three percent sur- charge for system mainte- nance. Customers mustprovide some form of legal identifi- cation and a telephone num- ber when they first make a purchase through ALDS. Customers may purchase licenses for other people as long as the licensee's prior year license is provided along with a driver license number. Without the prior year license, the buyer must provide the licensee's date of birth, legal identification number and type, address and physical description. If the purchaser does not have all of the licensee's per- sonal data, they can pur- chase a license voucher re- deemable for a sport fishing or hunting license at any ALDS license agent. The new requirements will ensure a complete and accurate customer database, reduce the risk of fraud, im- prove DFG's resource man- agement, provide more equi- table outdoor opportunities and meet federal mandates requiring complete cus- tomer data. Although customers may experience a slower license sales transaction time the first year, the process will be quicker in the future, as the customer's information will already be in the sys- tem. The license agents in the initial pilot of ALDS include Walmart in Susanville. Traditional hunting and fishing licenses will still be available at non-ALDS li- cense agents until the sys- tem is fully implemented statewide. Fishing licenses also con- tinue to be available for pur- chase online at cali- censetofish.com. Hunting li- censes are expected to be available for purchase on- line in 2011. To find a license agent near you, or to learn more about ALDS, visit dfg.ca.gov/licensing. Small businesses benefit fi'00)m development program Sam Williams News Editor swilliams@lassennews.com Three small Lassen County businesses enjoyed a huge boost this year -- thanks to an Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc., project. Traci Holt, executive direc- tor of AFWD presented an update on the Nano Business Project to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Oct. 19 meeting. According to Holt, 13 busi- nesses applied to participate in the program, open to busi- nesses with no more than one employee. Three businesses were se- lected -- Big Valley Nursery, Monath Construction and Trails End Farm. Four employees worked at the three businesses, and one Continued working at the small business at the end of the program. Another em- ployee found work and the other two current are work- ing with the professional ca- reer staff at Lassen Career Network. Holt said the program be- gan in spring 2010 when AFWD was asked to develop and monitor a Lassen Coun- ty Business Expansion and Employment project. The employees were of- fered to each of the three se- lected businesses. Each em- ployee would work for 40- hours per week for nearly six months and earn $15 per hour, pumping a total of $47,711.35 into the local econ- omy. The program was fund- ed through stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to H01t, Big Val- ley Nursery increased its SERVICE & REPAIR on Toyo & Monitor Heating Systems RICHARDSON m oil heatln8 sys,n Lic # 721353 Licensed, Insured, Bonded Jim Richardson hours of operation from six to seven days a week. The company also added a creffit card machine, gift card capa- bilities and reward cards for customers. Monath Construction was able to devote more time to expanding its business, Holt said. The company created a Web site, promoted its busi- ness through advertising, created bid proposal pack- ages and purchased new equipment. At Trails End Farm, the company increased its sales and membership in the Con- sumer Supported Agricul- ture Program. Holt said membership increased by 167 percent and the company increased its profile in the community by 50 percent through an increased pres- ence at farmers markets. "Looking forward, we will continue to provide valuable human resource solutions to Lassen County businesses," Holt said. "We will also con- tinue to assist the job seekers with a wide array of job seek- ing resources available, skills upgrades, on-the-job training, classroom training customized training and In- ternet based training." For more information on Lassen Workforce Develop- ment, visit aworkforce.org or call 257-5057. Your .......... Choice Insurance Waste Management encourages going 'green' for Halloween This season, Waste Man- agement reminds its customers to save money and Think Green by avoiding traditional Hal- loween routines-- that usually result in waste -- in favor of recyclable, eco-friendly habits: Use the whole pumpkin: Most everyone bdys a pumpkin to celebrate the holiday, and we all end up tossing it in the trash in No- vember. However, avoiding that waste is easy by using the pumpkin for both food and decoration. It's easy to bake the seeds with a little bit of salt for a tasty and healthy snack; or, puree the freshly cutout pieces for recipes that call for fresh pumpkin -- avoiding canned pumpkin. All other parts of the pumpkin can be added to a compost pile. Skip the expensive plas- tic costumes: Put less stress on your wallet by opting for costumes made of reusable or recycled materials. Incite your family's creativity by constructing a unique, ex- citing costume from scratch. Sites like treehug- ger.com offer free instruc- tional videos on how to make popular costume ideas for $10 or less. Use recyclable bags for your trick-or-treaters: A fun family activity is to create a unique trick-or-treat bas- ket, or simply put a reusable bag to good use. Avoiding the plastic Jack-O- Lantern type containers will avoid clutter, save money, and add a dash of originality to your trick-or- treaters' costume. Candy options are out there: When stocking up for Halloween, look for candy brands that donate part of their profits to environmen- tal causes; Fair Trade- sourced chocolates; or sweets made with pure cane sugar, fruit juice, and nat- ural colors. If you're skip- ping candy for health rea- sons, try handing out small toys, pencils, or soy crayons. In addition, don't forget to buy in bulk to avoid the packaging waste! Do it yourself decora- tions: Making your own decorations provides yet an- other money-saving, eco- friendly opportunity. Must- haves like plastic spiders, witches and ghosts can be a one-time purchase saved for use, year after year. When possible, look for reclaimed material; if you're buying things you know you can't keep -- like streamers or paper plates -- be sure to look for brands that are both recycled and recy- clable. Waste Management re- minds its communities that where others see waste, we see opportunity. We are working to find the most ef- ficient and forward-think- ing approach to waste. With the help of our communi- ties, all of us can help pro- tect the environment and improve the quality of life on the planet we share. For more information on Waste Management's local services, go to northval- ley.wm.com, sacramento- valley.wm.com, sanjoaquin- valley.wm.com, or wm.com. Veronica Valdez Garcla Agency Owner Se habla Espafiol CA. Ins. Lic. #0E35003 No License Too Many Tickets NO PROBLEM!! 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