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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 13A , High-speed Internet computer lab opens in Blairsden Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plu masnews.com Before you throw your computer through the nearest window out of utter frustration, know that "exceedingly fast Internet in Plumas County" is no longer a misnomer, according to the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. County residents and business people who have yet to experience the joys of logging onto Facebook, bidding on eBay or working remotely without a lengthy delay can now do all of these things at the newly expanded chamber office. The chamber recently signed a one-year lease with Graeagle Land and Water Co. for additional office space across from the existing chamber, at the corner of highways 70 and 89 in Blairsden. The new office is the Lost Sierra Rec and Tech headquarters and has Internet connectivity via fiber optics with a computer lab open to chamber members and the public. "It's something.that helps the whole area," said Graeagle Land and Water President Dan West. In 2010, Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications received a stimulus grant to build fiber optics into the area's infrastructure. Since then, Lost Sierra Rec and Tech has been actively marketing Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties to new residents and businesses. PST General Manager Bob Marshall says the company continues to expand its fiber optic system, and apply for additional C~ia, "~ --~ - Advanced SerVice Fund infrastructure grants, as more communities and customers sign on for high-speed Internet service. "It's an added amenity for our way of life," explained Marshall. "Our mission under Rec and Tech is to attract people here for the recreation and lifestyle, and keep them here with the technology that allows them to work remotely." Marshall added that PST hopes to establish an Internet hotspotin Loyalton's Golden West Hotel before 2015. Rec and Tech will also be partnering with EPCC at the upcoming Travel & Adventure show in Santa Clara, Feb. 7 - 8, 2015. The group plans on promoting the area's high-speed Internet expansion to encourage new business and sustain existing. entrepreneurs. "Our goal for Rec and Tech is 'life, business and balance,'" said EPCC Executive Director Audrey Ellis. NOTICE: Classified ads are due at 8 am Friday, Nov. 28, because of the holiday. Supporters of Plumas Arts square off against each other during a cribbage fundraiser held at the Plumas Arts Gallery on Nov. 15. Photos submitted Crib fundraiser The winners of the Plumas Arts cribbage tournament show off "the gift~s'tffey/Noii as'pflZesYWhyne'Cartwright took first place, Louise Young second place and Ron Logan third: From left: Young, Cartwright and Logan. Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. For your convenience the Quincy Family Medicine office will be open for walk-in appointments the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28- 8 am - Noon. Please call 283-0650 if you need to see us. Plumas D~STRICT HOSPffAL 1065 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy, CA 95971 www.pdh.org rdinator says blood donation especially crucial during holidays "Blood donors can really make a difference when they donate during the holiday season," says community blood drive coordinator Susan Christensen. That's because there are typically fewer donors available due to holiday activities and travel. At the same time, more folks on the road often means more accidents, with a corresponding need for more blood product. Christensen says Quincy donors can help by scheduling an appointment at the community's next drive, which will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, from noon to 6 p.m. The drive will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy Lane. Christensen points out that someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds in the U.S. "A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood, according to the Red Cross, and those blood supplies have to be on hand when they're needed -- not tomorrow, not even an hour Donors Robin Carmichael, Christine Kaumans (first-time donor) and Brianna Ely enjoy post-donation treats at one of thisyear's earlier drives. Photo submitted from now. It*s extremely important that we help United Blood Services in Reno to maintain an adequate supply of blood at all times but especially during the holidays." Donors can schedule their own appointments online by going to bloodhero.com (use the sponsor code "Quincy"), or they can call Christensen at 283-2424. Completing the health history questionnaire the day of the drive, then printing the form and bringing it with them, shortens donors' predonation interview time considerably. Christensen reminds donors that walk-ins are welcome, but all donors should eat a good meal before giving and must present their ID. "Everyone's busy this time of year, but we're hoping for an exceptional turnout on the 2nd." Professionals who are always there for you! i . Full Service Plumbing . Alternative Energy Systems . New & Remodel Construction Drain and Sewer Service Radiant Heat Systems Full Heating & Cooling Services Full Service Electrical Back- up Generator Systems e www.slusherplumbing.com Protect Your Investment] Hire a Licensed Contractor CA Lic. #C-36 396522 CA Lie. #C-20, C.10, 963154 ) P d JIJ. MV'JED We would like to thank the following Sponsors: Leonard's Markets Lassen Social Media Rico's Mexican Food Ken Smith and Explore! Erin Roney and Tangles Salon Sierra Touring Company KS Market School Pathways Plumas Bank Donald Fregulia Lena's Cantina Lambert & Lambert Insurance Deals& Wheels Bruce H. Lee, DDS Cuccia's We would like to thank the following Presenters: Liz Christoffersen Michael Clawson Petra Koukal Jessica Saralegui Karen Steele THANK YO U! I I For helping make our 4th annual 1 Life Fully Lived conference a rousing success!. We'll see you all in 2015! Ii If you want to send a letter to the editor, please send it here: , dmcdonald@plumasnews.com u