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8B Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter H~.,d~,% ~,,,,~B d.,-A,,i" kl co~, HOWLING BOGS - BIKE & SKI O ~'~'*'~, ~ 0 Carrying fire safety into fall season protects homes, forests It's no secret that WHERE I STAND the moisture content of more information about there is a burn ban in effect, burning from nearby California has been OURTNEY GOMOLA surrounding vegetation, open burning rules and tips, but checking with the camp wildfires. Most homes particularly hot and WATERSHED COORDINATOR Burn in the morning if you Contact the NorthernSierra host or local campground destroyed by wildfires ignite exceptionally dry this past LAKE ALMANOR WATERSHED GROUP can, before afternoon winds Air Quality Management owner will let you know for . because embers that are year. This year was the SIERRA INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY pick up. District sure. blown from the main fire hottest on record (the AND ENVIRONMENT --Make sure burn piles ( --Do not build your fire land in an ignitable area timeframe of which covers easily ignitable. As we have are small, and don't exceed 4 ning, 274-9360). For morelarger than necessary, that leads to the house the last 120 years), and the seen with the Kings Fire,feet in diameter without a information about burn --Like with brush burningcatching on fire. Removing sixth driest for the Northern these factors make large special burn permit, permits or to determine if around your homes, alwaysdebris from gutters and Region of the state. We have wildfires even more --Only burn appropriate you need to obtain a permit make sure there is a underneath porches and recently been blessed with a unpredictable. It is materials, such as dry, contact your local Forestresponsible adult, shoveldecks, as well as cleaning few rainstorms, which have important for residents to natural vegetation that has Service or Cal Fire office, and water source near your out flower boxes and moistened the ground and keep these conditions in been collected from your Keep in mind that there campfire, planters of mulch and dried have effectively ended our mind, and remember that aproperty, and do not burnare safer alternatives to deal --After you are done vegetation, is good for the fire season few rainy days do not household trash or garbage, with unwanted brush and enjoying your fire for the upkeep of your home as well However, the threat is not eliminate the potential for Making sure debris is yard waste rather than night, make sure that your as reducing dangers from gone. The National Weather small mistakes to cause thoroughly dry will cut burning. Composting is a fire is completely out with windblown embers. For Service's predictions for this larger problems, down on the amount of great way to utilize yardthe "drown, stir and feel" more information on year are for the long-term Fall is a common time forsmoke produced, waste to benefit your home method. Pour water over the reducing fire risk to your drought to continue for residents to burn debris as --Completely clear all garden or landscape, and fire so that it is completely home from wildfire airborne much of the state, and that they clear leaves and debris in a 10-foot diameter chipping/mulching the out. Then, stir the fire area embers, look into Plumas E1 Nifio will only reach weak overgrown brush from their around the burn pile. This material is another good with your shovel to make County Fire Safe Council's intensity. Because of the yards and areas around will help make sure your alternative if you have sure all ashes and embers"Ember Aware" Program at likelihood of these hot and their house. The recent burn pile doesn't spread,access to a chipper, get wet, and all remaining dry trends continuing, lifting of restrictions on --A responsible adult Autumn is also a great wood has been completely Fall is a beautiful time in Californians need to keep dooryard debris means should be in attendance at time in Plumas County to go soaked. When you are surePlumas County, and fire safety in mind and begin many residents will lightthe burn until the fire is out, outside, enjoy the fall that the fire is out and certainly a safer time to fire%afe planning and work fires around their homes. If and a shovel and a water foliage, soak up fall sun and everything is wet, use the have campfires and brush supply should be close byenjoy some of the last few back of your hand to feel if burns than the middle of the around their property now you are 15urnmg, here are a for next year and the years few tips to keep in mind: until all embers have burned nights of cool camping there are any hot or warmsummer. However, with the to come. --First and foremost, out. weather before the snow spots in the campfire area. If current drought and warmer Many residents are aware make sure that it is an Although burning yard falls. If you find yourself out there are, repeat the "drown, temperatures throughout that the increased density of official burn day for your debris is a good way to in the woods and hoping to stir and feel" until there is the area, residents should trees in Northern area and that the weather reduce green waste in warm your hands over a no more warmth, still keep precautions in Californian forests provides safe conditions for Plumas County, due to campfire before settling in In addition to being mind for their debris pile exacerbates the risk and burning. To make sure limited waste disposal for the night, please conscious and safe when you burns along with their severity of wildfires in the you're burning on an resources, homeowners need remember responsible have an open burn, now iscampfires. Safe practices area. The lack of appropriate day, contact the to always keep in mind that campfire etiquette: also time to take steps to and safe fires will make for precipitation for much of the Northern Sierra Air Quality it comes with risks. In fact, --If you are in an reduce the risk of your home safer forests this fall. last year coupled with high Management District via its the No. 1 source of established campsite, always temperatures has intensified website,, human-caused fires in theuse the fire ring provided for these risks. Lower moisture where you can find Plumas National Forest isyour campfire. POWERS, from page6B in the air and ground has information linking you to embers escaping from burn--Make sure to check on caused the landscape to dry your local contact person, piles, burn bans in the area where out more quickly than --Winds in particular Following the above tips is you plan to have your normal, leaving the brush should be considered when a good place to start in campfire. Parks and local and understory growth more deciding to burn, as should keeping your burn safe. For campgrounds often post if * DOG BOARDING FACILITY * State-of-the-art facility for your pet, offering climate controlled indoor runs with a year-round fenced outdoor exercise yard. Open from 10 am to 4 pro, Men. thru Sat. (530) 832-4727 Laveme Proceeds from the boarding facility benefit the High Sierra Rescue operation. Hello, my name is Laverne and Hi, my name is Shirley and I'm a 2 month I'm a 2 month old Chihuahua/Pug old Chihuahua/Pug mix. I'm very sweet mix. I came to the shelter with my and playful but need more human contact sister, Shirley. While she's fun to and T.L.C. I love to cuddle and need lots play with and all, I'm looking for of attention because after all, I'm just a new playmates! I love to snuggle puppy! Of course I'll need some training and need lots of affection. Since because I still have much to learn. I have I'm just a puppy, I'll need you to a lot to offer and am looking for a family teach me a few things. Swing by to call my own. What do you think? Will High Sierra Animal Rescue and you be mine? Come down to High Sierra let's get to know each other! Animal Rescue and find out! Shirley Plum s 832-5208 den dc%= .6 283-1605 740 E. Sierra Ave. AMBERT Portola, Ca 96122 530-832-5512 & Mobile: 530-251-3815 INSURANCE SERVICES LIC.# 0637356 Soda Fountain and Gift Shop Mark Smith Broker & Owner Pt, a,u,s Pa, Office: 530-8,36,.0444 Mobile: 775-229-3913 Fax: 530-836-1418 DRE License #01306367 High Sierra is looking for FOSTER HOMgB FOR SPgCIAL REEDS DOGS AND DOG WALKgR8 who need some extra special care, call Dan at 832-4727 Bruce HolHs Lee, D.D.S. General Dentistry 181 GuUing, Portola 832-4461 This is a 5k (3.2 miles) run/walk race. Great for the whole family! Strollers & pets on leads are welcome. Just think how much better you'll feel eating that big Thanksgiving dinner. Pre-registration: 8:30 a.m. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. at the FRC Soccer Field Donations are very much appreciated. For information: (530) 394-9263 e evenb Registration form for Turkey Trot 5K (3.2 miles) DATE: Suggested Donations Name: Address: E-Mail if wish to be on next ycors list : Wavier of liability: In consideration of participation in this event I hereby indemnify and hold hazmless and release Tru Community and their agents or employees, race directors and volunteers fi~m any and all liability for any injuries suffered by me or my minor child arising from this ~ and I essume all risk for any injories received. Iwill obey all race rules and all road rules in Plumas county and the state of California, end adhere to the estabrmhed race course and will obey any laws ofthe county ofPinmas. 1 fiuther acknowledge limt I am solely respons~le and assume all liability for any accident or injm'y which may reanlt from this reeeJwalk. X Make checks payable to Tru Community Mail to PO Box 318, Quincy, CA 95971 Any questions, call Jennifer 530-394-9263 same education, and the same seniority. The only variable is gender. Moreover, census reports show that women compose nearly 50 percent of America's total labor force, and are: more likely than men to hold two jobs outside the home. Of single mothers, about 75 percent work and 30 percent earn such low wages that they live in poverty. However, in families headed by single men, only 13 percent live in poverty. And minority women fare even worse. Compared to white men, African-American women make 70 cents on the dollar, and Latina women earn about 60 cents, according to labor statistics. The Paycheck Fairness Act was introduced in 2009 to strengthen the Equal Pay Act. The legislation would close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act, protect female employees and encourage employers who lessen gender discrimination. Ws been.~Onsistently ~,~ stalled by Republican members of Congress, most recently by a Republican filibuster in the U.S. Senate. President Obama addressed the roadblock earlier this year. "Today, the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns ... in 2014, that's an embarrassment," he said. "It is wrong." Yes it is. And what's equally embarrassing and wrong is the Census Bureau reports that the wage gap isn't going to bridge itself anytime soon. Studies estimate it will take more than 40 years, until 2058, before that happens, if that happens. Why? It's 2014, people. Why is this still an issue, and looking like it will be for decades to come? Maybe I need to reinstate my 30 percent discount. Wol Pack Hat Get yours with the purchase era membership. Call us today! Insurance - Travel Membership II Bob Phelps Insurance Agent Lic #0579096 252-5014 Fax 257-3762, Cell 386-3515 email: 2920 D Main St., Susanville CA PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice PLUMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE TO LEASE/LEASEBACK CONSTRUCTION FIRMS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEASE/LEASEBACK CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AS ALLOWED FOR BY EDUCATION CODE 17406 PLUMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT URINAL REPLACEMENT PROJECT NOTICE iS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Statement of Qualifications will be received at the office of Plumas Unified School Disthct (Distnct), 1446 East Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971, until the hour of 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 for Qualifications of Lease/Leaseback Construction Services for the Urinal Replacement Project at Chester Elementary School, Greenville Jr/Sr High School, Indian Valley Elementary School, Quincy Elementary School, and Pioneer Elementary School, all within the boundanes of the District, as outlined in the plans and specifi- cations, under the Lease/Leaseback Construction method allowed for in Education Code Section 17406. Proposals will be awarded by competitive selection as allowed for in aforementioned code. The District is requesting proposals for Lease/Leaseback Construction services for the Unnal Replacement Project located at five (5) different campus locations in the Plumas Unified School District, Plumas County, California. The subject buildings, and the specified restrooms within, will include all work necessary as per plans and specifications. The plans and specifications shall be made available by the District upon request by a qualified Lease/Leaseback Contractor, as determined by the District. Proposals must be submitted following an RFQ outline provided by the District. The outline for the RFQ is available at the afore- mentioned address, or by contacting CRM Group, acting as the District's Construction Manager, at (775) 530-0303 or by contacting Ken Piarson at the District (530) 283-6545. Three (3) printed copies of the RFQ response shall be delivered to the District no later than 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Questions during the proposal pedod should be addressed in writing to D. Kevin Nolen, by e-mail at PLUMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Published PR, IVR, FRB, CP Nov. 12, 19, 20141 ! 1 I