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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 5A Roof railing removed on county building Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.corn Worried that winter weather would cause the railing on the county's one-stop permit center to come crashing down, facilities personnel removed it last week. The rafting ringed the second story of the brick building on the corner of Highway 70 and West Main Street, across from the county courthouse. "The wood had become rotten," said Facilities Director Dony Sawchuk on Oct. 30. "We wanted to take it down before the snow or bad weather caused it to come down and injure anyone." Now someone has to decide if it will be replaced. "It was an architectural detail, but I'm receiving a lot of comments that people like it better without the railing," Sawchuk said. "We may have to include the Quincy Design Review Committee." If it is replaced, Sawchuk plans to find a white composite material that would be more durable, and would eliminate the fear of rot and the need to repaint on a regular basis. With the railing down, crews repaired the roof where it had been attached to ensure that there wouldn't be leaks and more damage to the' wooden walkway below. In addition to the railing area, the rest of the building's roof was also repaired. Sawchuk had planned to divide the work over two budget years based on an earlier estimate, but Skyline Home Improvements, out of Greenville, made the repairs for a lower cosL The same contractor will also work on the Portola Memorial Hall. "It's most important to get the roofs buttoned up," Sawchuk said. The supervisors allocated $186,088 for deferred maintenance during this year's budget cycle. BAR, from page 1A former owners of the Capitol Saloon, still have the historical back bar and just put it up for sale a week and a half ago. The two-story brick building on the Huskinson Block that housed the Capitol Saloon was constructed in 1873. Andrew "Doc" Hall bought the lot the building resides on for $800. At the time, the building housed a bar named the Courthouse Saloon with the Capitol Saloon housed in a wood-framed building next door. It's unclear when the two bars merged, but in an article published by the Plumas National in 1881, the Capitol Saloon was identified as the bar in the building Plumas Arts now occupies. According to estimations, the infamous back bar was installed in the Capitol Saloon around 1890. The bar was built in New Brunswick, Canada. Local legend prevailed that the bar was shipped around Cape Horn, traversing below South America, to find its place in California. Once the bar landed safely in San Francisco, it was allegedly brought to Plumas County via covered wagon. According to Scott Lawson, director of the Plumas County Museum, this story of how the back bar arrived in Quincy is a romanticized version of the truth. The back bar was actually brought to California by train, then over Bucks Summit in a freight wagon. The triple-arched, 22-foot long, hand-sculpted bar is currently in a storage unit. The Gotts are offering the bar up for sale for $16,000. "Right now it's just sitting in storage and not being appreciated by the public," Rob Gott commented. "I really hope someone local can buy it and put it on display." Those interested in purchasing the historical back bar Can contact Gott at 366-0225. h Sierra Firearms Instruction Offering CCW Classes for Sierra, Plumas and Lassen Counties As well as Personal Protection Classes and Men's and Ladies' Basic Pistol Courses Call for Schedule NRA Pistol Instructors Curt McBride & Travis Schiavone Call for information and sign up for one othe upcoming classes 530-927-9760 It is your right to protect your home and family. Know how to do it right and be prepared. Q, from page 1A Library at 445 Jackson St. Thu 3 - 7 p.m. members only (memberships available at sale); Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Books cost $1 or less. Proceeds support library. Friday: Artists' opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery. Featuring "Carried Away" by Lucinda Wood, art by Brian and Sylvia Wood in Tiny Room. Complimentary wine, appetizers. Artist's opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery. Featuring new Feather River College art instructor Rafael Blanco. For information: 283-3402. The Back 40 in concert; doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30; West End Theatre. Presented by dramaworks. Tickets $10, available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, westendtheatre.us. Saturday: Morning prayer, 7 - 11 a.m., Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Lane. Participants pray, fast for nation, Israel and the Middle East, the church, elected leaders, rain, other things. No preaching service. Come for all or part of time. For information: 927-7626. All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November- April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950. Holiday open houses. Businesses collect nonperishable food items for food bank. Forest Stationers open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Quincy Hot Spot, Epilog Books open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Operation Blackout, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., Ohana Skate Rink in Serpilio Hall at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Skate and dance night includes lights, fog machines, glow sticks, body paint station, music. 18 and over with ID. $6, $5 college students with ID; skate rental $1. For information: 386-7807, ohanaskaterink@gmail.com. Monday: Masonic ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Quincy Masonic Lodge on Harbison Street. Grand officers from throughout state designate lodge as state's first historic lodge. Public invited. Tuesday: Free screening of "The Book Thief," 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Special film appreciation class session presented as Book in Common event; open to all. Wednesday, Nov. 12: Public trails meeting, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Public input sought on proposed Bucks Lake Trail System. Review document online at http://bit.ly/1ASU b8M. ROAD, from page 1A Community Services District to perform the sewer upgrade, and ultimately reached an agreement. "I'm happy that all of the parties finally reached an agreement and got the work done before winter on one of the most heavily traveled roadways in the county," Simpson said. The contractor still has some leveling work to complete at various utility covers along the roadway, with those improvements scheduled to be completed following last weekend's storm. LEARN HOW TO DREAM, PLAN, AND LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT Join us for infusion of positive energy and powerful ideas to define and reach your business and personal goals FILL THE MIND WITH CREATE FLOW IN TOOLS FOR A YOUR MIND, BODY LIFE FULLY LIVED & SOUL 8th & 9th NOVEMBER 2014 University of Nevada, Reno 1LIFE FULLY LIVED CONFERENCE !  "" N'!g  .... ,{ o,.  ,. . . .- , Learn from world-class presenters who have come from humble beginnings and created incredible lives.  Come away with a better vision and written plan going forward with your life. For more informaUon WWW.1LIFEFULLYUVED, ORG 530-832-4336 Make incredible new connections with like-minded full life entusiasts. 1Life  DEI2'A S1G PF PUBLIC NOTICE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION lllteration I|lacl[o.t Skate and Dance night at Ohana Skate Rink in the Serpilio Hall at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds. WHAT'S BEING PLANNED Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. ~ 6 admission ~ 1 skate rental Glow Sticks Available Glow-in-the-Dark body paint station 18 and over only. Must have I.D. Bring your college ID and receive $! off Any questions: (530) 386-7807 or emil ohanaskaterink,gmail.com  United Bikers of Northern California present an "All You Can Eat" Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast WHY THIS NOTICE @ The Feather River Grange Hall, Quincy Every 2nd Saturday November thru April 8am - llam WHERE YOU COME IN ONI.Y $6 (price includes: biscuits & sausage gravy, fruit, juice, milk, coffee & tea) Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers R Mimosas available for only 84 more. v During the breakfast there will be an "opportunity drawing" with great prizes that "you need not be present to win!" Support OUR LOCAL Hospice and other local charities! For more info, call Dave & Helen Reynolds @ 283-4950 I I II I I I I IIIII III III III I lilt IIIIIIII IIII II II A NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE YELLOW CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON STATE ROUTE 70 IN PLUMAS COUNTY The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to replace the Yellow Creek Bridge on State Route 70, located near the community of Belden in Plumas County. The bridge has extensive and on-going maintenance concerns, and does not meet current standards for lane and roadway shoulder width and seismic stability. PROJECT LOCATION The proposed project would include removal of the existing Yellow Creek Bridge and construction of a new, single span bridge on the same alignment as the existing bridge. Bridge construction would require temporarily diverting stream flow through the project site in order to install rock slope protection along the banks of Yellow Creek and the Feather River. The proposed project would also include replacement of existing culverts, installation of a new down drain west of the new bridge, grading, tree and vegetation removal, relocation of buried utility vaults, and right of way acquisition. The proposed project would encroach on the base floodplain. The Safety Roadside RestArea facilities and parking adjacent to the Pacific Crest Trail, Indian Springs Trail, and the Yellow Creek Trail would not be available during construction. The trails will remain open. and alternate parking will be available nearby. Construction is anticipated to begin during the summer of2017 and will require two years to complete. Caltrans has studied the environmental effects of the proposed bridge replacement 'project and has determined that the project would not have a significant effect on the environment. Ageneral discussion of the environmental considerations can be found in the Initial StJdy/Negative Declaration prepared for this project. A Negative Declaration is the official term used in the California Environmental QualityAct (CEQA) that applies to projects that will not have a significant impact on the environment. You are invited to review the environmental document. A printed copy of the document can be found during business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Caltrans District Office located at 1657 Riverside Drive in Redding, or at the Quincy Post Office (Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), located at 222 Lawrence Street in Quincy. A copy of the environmental document is also available on Caltrans' website at www.dot.ca.govldist31departmentslenvinternetlenvdoc.htm. The comment period for the environmental document begins on November 3, 2014, and 'ends on December 2, 2014. For individuals with disabilities, we will provide assistive services such as assistive listening devices, sign-language interpreting, real-time captioning, note-takers reading or writing assistance, or training/meeting materials in Braille, large print, on audiocassette, or on computer disk. To obtain such services or copies in one of these alternate formats, please call or write, a minimum or 20 working days prior to the event, to request these needed reasonable modifications: Department of Transportation Attn: Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, 1657 Riverside Drive, i:HWA Redding, CA 96001, (530) 225-3163 Voice, TTY711 CALTRANS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER