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' 6A Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 Feather River Bulletin secures more I Debra Moore Staff Writer i dmoore@plu Trails on Mount Hough land in Beckwourth-Genesee will benefit from the bulk of > the $861,254 flowing into the ii county from the state's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program. "This is the total of everybody's efforts," Public Works Director Bob Perreault told Plumas County supervisors during their Nov. 4 meeting. The public works, facilities and sheriffs i. departments, as well as the Eastern Plumas Recreation District, all applied and were successful in their grant applications. Public works received $241,590 for the : Beckwourth-Genesee OHV i. trail; $43,070 for multiuse ' roadway signage; $25,323 for a feasibility study and ) $10,933 to host booths at community events. Facilities Services Director Dony Sawchuk and Supervisor Terry Swofford were successful in securing $458,397 for Mount Hough trail development. The sheriffs department was awarded $49,631 to patrol off-highway vehicle areas. The Eastern Plumas Recreation District received $32,310 for Frenchman-Chilcoot trails. Perreault plans to host bimonthly meetings to coordinate the efforts. During an interview following the meeting Board Chairman Jon Kennedy said that in the past the Forest Service had received grant awards that were not implemented, so other entities stepped in to secure funds. He also credited the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship for being "the boots on the ground that will get the work done." "It's almost $1 million that will be spent locally," he said. Kennedy also acknowledged Bob Hickman, the owner of Chalet View Lodge, for his work in acquiring the grants. "This is working out and it only took a few months," Kennedy said. Sawchuk told the board that he is coordinating with the probation department and its work experience program to work on the trails. "This just keeps getting better," Kennedy said. James Wilson Staff Writer The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship isn't letting the cooler weather slow it down: multiple events and projects are planned for this fall. The stewardship plans to do lots of trail work in the Quincy area spanning the next few years. The biggest project the stewardship plans to tackle is the Mount Hough Trail System, a network of trails for multiple user groups. First up on the stewardship's calendar is a volunteer workday on the Hough system this Saturday. Sierra Cycles in East Quincy plans to sponsor the event, providing food for volunteers. The stewardship is partnering with the Plumas National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District on building the trail system, and volunteers help leverage off-highway vehicle funds the Forest Service receives through grants. The stewardship hopes the new system, once completed, will serve as a recreational draw for locals and tourists in Quincy. "We're excited to be working more in the Quincy area," said SBTS Program Director Tara Stone. "We like the idea of more trails in the ip plans workday, film screening Filmmakers from Hunter Sykes and Coldstream Creative interview Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Executive Director Greg Williams for the documentary "Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra." The stewardship plans a special showing of the film Nov. 20 at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. Photo submitted area, and we hope the community is excited about it as well." Volunteers for the workday are asked to meet at Four Corners on Mount Hough at 9 a.m. Volunteers will then be split up into different groups, tackling multiple trails. The next event the stewardship has planned is a showing of the documentary "Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra" at the Town Hall Theatre on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. The documentary, produced by Hunter Sykes and Coldstream Creative, presents an overall view of the SBTS' past, present and future. The fdm was shot entirely in Plumas and Sierra counties and boasts the dramatic and breathtaking views both counties have to offer. General admission for the documentary is $5; admission is free for those volunteering at the trail day. Beer from The Brewing Lair out of Blairsden will be sold, as will a selection of nonalcoholic beverages. Seating will be limited, so early arrival is suggested. Leges ! Hot Wheels 6ames Puzzles Clothing & morel a,1 Maim Street CA ('Jso) 2m-0404 MondapSabrday 9. .Oem-S:3Oixn Local author Cynthia Lusk will be signing copies of her book saturday, Nov. 15 lpm - 3pm "Always Remember Me" The story of jedidiah Lusk (530) 283-BOOK(2665) 373 W. Main St., Quincy Wed-~i ll:30am to 5:30pm Sat 12pm- 4pm in,., control why ..... RadioShack, ofcourse! 283-1362 85 W. Main St., Quincy (LOCATED INSIDE PLUMAS MOTOR SUPPLY) Amy's Famous Gourmet Makes the perfect gift for anyone, even yourse !! C. t RcE Y gV''Y Co. 91 Bradley St., Quincy 530.283.4735 i i i ii i i i ii i iii ........ ii iiiii iiiiiii i .... ! +