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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 56 uce e Plumas National Forest officials have started to . conduct a number of iprescribed burns this fall to : reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health. "To the extent economically ',feasible, we've removed all i merchantable materials prior !to burning," said Earl Ford, forest supervisor. Planned projects include burning piled materials, low- to moderate-intensity understory vegetation burns on the forest floor, and moderate- to high-intensity broadcast burning of brush. The goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires, provide added protection for communities in the wildland-urban interface, promote more diverse and resilient ecosystems, and improve habitat for wildlife. The burns will take place on the Beckwourth, Mt. Hough and Feather River ranger districts between now and March 2015. The actual dates of ignition will depend on local weather and fuel conditions. All prescribed fire projects are conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan to ensure the safety of people and property in the area, Burn plans describe the specific conditions under which burns will be conducted, including the weather, number of personnel and opportunities to minimize smoke impacts. Visitors are asked to avoid areas where prescribed burns are being conducted. Some spur roads near burn areas may be inaccessible during operations. As a result of the burns, some residents and visitors may see or smen smoke. They may also witness glowing from the fires at night. People should not be alarmed; the I-n:es will be carefully monitored. Local authorities are notified prior to burn days and kept informed urns plann Is, " Beckwourth Ranger District Dotta Underburn, 350 acres, north of Beckwourth/Sierra Valley. Freeman Underburn, 350 acres, Lake Davis area north of Portola. Freeman Piles, 100 acres, Lake Davis area north of Portola. Turner Timber Sale Piles, 50 acres, Lake Davis area north of Portola. Jackson Hand Piles, 150 acres, along Highway 89/70 between Blairsden/Graeagle and Cromberg. McDermott-Lee Summit Piles, 350 acres, near Walker Mine north of Sloat/Cromberg. Clark's Aspen Piles, 350 acres, hand and grapple piles north of Frenchman Lake, east of Doyle. For more information contact Fuels Specialist Don Fregulia at 836-7176. Mt. Hough Ranger District Meadow Valley Underburn, 390 acres: 150 acres east of Meadow Valley, 130 acres east of Deanes Valley, 110 acres south of Tamarack Flat. Empire Underburn, 300 acres: 175 acres near Four Corners north of Quincy, 125 acres northeast of Massack. Wolf Creek Bear Grass Underburn, 10 acres, southeast of Canyon Dam along Forest Service road 27N80. American Valley Hand Piles, 138 acres: 115 acres south of East Quincy, 23 acres north of Thompson Valley, Bucks Lake Hand and Machine Piles, 77 acres, campgrounds at Haskins Valley, Thompson Lake. Chips Reforestation Piles, 925 acres, grapple piles in the Chips Fire area south of Lake Almanor. Corridor Hand Piles, 11 acres, west of Mt. Hough Ranger Station. Empire Hand Piles, 10 acres, north of Quincy near Mt. Hough Road. Keddie Rock Cress, 15 acres, north of Highway 70 along Kingsbury Grade. For more information contact Fuels Specialist Megan Martinez at 283-7672. Feather River Ranger District Slapjack Underburn, 350 acres, Slapjack defensible fuel profile zone units near the community of Woodleaf, and along Oregon Hill Road south of Challenge. Feather River District Piles: Butte County: --Concow Plantation, 54 acres, along Rim Road. --Sunset Hand Piles, 24 acres, near Sunset Lookout, Forbestown. --Woodleaf/Kanaka, 89 acres, Feather Falls/ Ponderosa reservoir. --Meadow Enhancement, 13 acres near Forbestown and Feather Fails area. Plumas-Sierra counties: --Cemetery Restoration, 10 acres, near historical towns of Port Wine, Howland Flat, St. Louis. --Ararat-Grizzly Timber Sale Pries, 15 acres, near the Bucks Lake/Granite Basin area. --Stag Point Timber Sale Piles, 84 landing piles, above La Porte. --Little Grass Valley, 2 acres, near Little Grass Valley Campground. --Meadow Enhancement, 11 acres, near Camel Peak and Little Grass Valley. Yuba County: --La Porte Hazardous Fuels Reduction Piles, 5 acres, near Scales area. --Meadow Enhancement, 2 acres, near Sunset Lookout. --Slapjack Timber Sale Piles, 17 acres, near Challenge and Clipper Mills. --Scales Deck Timber Sale Piles, I acre, near Slate Creek and County Road 2. --Slapjack Hand and Dozer Pries, 42 acres, near Woodleaf, Challenge, Bullards Bar Reservoir. --Burnt Bridge Hand Piles, 10 acres, south of Challenge throughout burning operations:--acres.;.northwest of Round ....... alongOregon Hill Road: ........... Following is a list of Valley Reservoir. . _.--Oregon Peak Hand Piles, 19 prescribed t'we projects (with Maidu Stewardship Hand acres, near Oregon Peak Lookout acreage and locations) Piles, 239 acres, north of For more information currently planned for this Greenville along Highway 89. contact Fuels Specialist Jason fail. ' Twain Broom Piles, 20 Vermillion at 532-7434. COUNTY OF PLUMAS NOTICE OF SOLICITATION FOR REQUEST FOR BIDS The Plumas County Public Health Agency (PCPHA) is soliciting bids from automobile dealerships for one (1) midsize sedan and one (1) minivan, new or late model used and low mileage. PCPHA is seeking vehicles that either meet or exceed the specifications provided below. The full Solicitation for Request for Bids is available from PCPHA, 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy, CA 95971,530-283-6086, FAX 530-283-6425. PCPHA will accept sealed bids through October 31. 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Bids may either be delivered in person or via US mail to the following address: PCPHA, 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy, CA 95971. It is PCPHA's intent to review bid documents by the close of business on November 3. 2014. It is expected therefore that any successful bidder(s) would bc notified by November 7. 2014. The projected time period for delivery of selected vehicles is by November 14. 2014. Sincerely, Mimi Hall, Director Plumas County Public Health Agency Vehicle Specifications: New or late model used Power steering (under 35,000 miles) Power brakes Automatic transmission * Power windows All-wheel drive Power door locks Traction control Cruise control Air conditioning Rear window defroster Antilock brakes * Four doors PLUMAS COUNTY YOUTH ARE MAKING A PLEDGE TO GROW UP SAFE, HEALTHY AND DRUG FREE. PLEASE JOIN THE MOVEMENT BY WEARING RED OCTOBER 23rd-31stl Plumas County Alcohol and Other Drug Services is a proud sponsor of the Red Ribbon Campaign. Please visit our website at Like us on Facebook! "OnCe you choose hope, anything is possible." --- Christopher Reeve NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK IS OCTOBER 23-31,2014. LOVE YOURsELE BE DRUG FREE! m anor district plans pile burns The Lassen National Boondocks; and the West Dusty, Cold Springs Forest's Almanor Ranger following campgrounds: and Bobcat Jackpot -- this District has plans to Benner, Cherry Hill, fall and winter. conduct numerous Domingo Springs, Elam, "The Almanor Ranger hazardous fuels reduction West Branch and Yellow District thanks the public pile burning projects Creek. for its understanding throughout the fall and There are also plans for aduring these efforts to winter of 2014-15 within number of small pile burnsimprove the health of our Plumas, Butte and Tehama in remote locations, national forest lands," said counties. No major impacts are Esther Miranda-Cole, LNF As weather conditions anticipated for any of thepublic affairs specialist. permit, pile burning could listed locations, althoughFor more information take place throughout the larger piles can be expected about these piles burns, district in and around these to produce smoke of short contact Fuels Officer locations: Chips Fire area duration, potentially for two Assistant Eric Kronner at (south and west of Butt Lake days/nights. 258-2141. For more Reservoir); Jonesville These pile burning plans information regarding homes; Philbrook Lake are in addition to the prescribed burning on the homes; Mill Creek homes; Almanor Ranger District's Lassen National Forest, Feather River homesites; plans to implement three contact any forest office or Warner Valley homesites; prescribed fire go to the website located at Swain Mountain; The underburning projects -- al ire li ons: burning allowed without permit Northern California's first vegetative waste such as firefighters across the state significant rainfall of the leaves, pine needles and yard very busy as fire activity has season, combined with lower clippings, been significantly higher this temperatures, allowed the Cal --Scrape a clearance of atyear. While Cal Fire Fire Lassen Modoc Plumas least I0 feet to bare soilrecognizes the need for and Unit to lift restrictions on around any burn piles, convenience of debris dooryard debris burning --Always have a shovel andburning, it is important that effective MOnday, Oct. 27, at 8 water supply nearby, residents monitor the a.m. --An adult needs to be in weather closely, as a warming This means residents may attendance at all times, trend could increase the fire burn dooryard debris without --Never burn on windy threat. a permit where burning is days. Those who must burn allowed. Permits will not be --Piles should be no larger should use extreme caution, required until May 1, 2015. than 4 feet in diameter and says Cal Fire. Never leave a However, residents must still four feet high. Break larger fire unattended. If a debris contact'their local air piles down, and add to the pile burn escapes a resident's pollution control district to as it burns down. control, he or she could be ensure it's a permissive burn --Never burn trash, held liable. Learn how to day. painted wood or other debris, prevent wildfires at --Burn only clean, dry This fire season has kept Fire restrictions li on NF land Fire restrictions on the 'during normal business city offices. Plumas National Forest hours and at preventwildfire For more information (public land) were lifted, about fire restrictions, Friday, Oct. 24, according to For information about fire woodcutting and recreation Earl Ford, forest supervisor, restrictions on private land, opportunities or to locate Campfire permits, required residents should contact their local Plumas National Forest for fires outside of designated local California Department offices, visit the Plumas recreation sites, are available of Forestry and Fire National Forest website at from Forest Service offices Protection (Cal Fire) orfs, y Sp0ns0red i CLOSING NOVEMBER 2 ' :: We stood with tORY TO ITAT| i iii Archives, Nevada State Museum, and the THE ORIGINAL EMANCIPATION FRO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, THUHUOAY, 10130 FRIDAY, 10131 SATURDAY, !!11 SUNDAY, lOam-Tpm -It lOam-5pm -It lOam.5pm -It lOam-5 lllO GENERAL ADMISSION I FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMUERR All ticl*eu wlll be distributed dail~ until capacity has been reached. 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