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m Men Vol. 149, No. 16 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 Turkey not tickets -- The California Highway Patrol serves a i Thanksgiving feast at in third round of playoffs./Page 1C Today: Ongoing. Winter Apparel Coat Drive, accepting new and slightly used coats, gloves, boots, socks, hats, scarves. Drop off at Plumas County probation Dept., Plumas Crisis Center, Say Mor. Information: 283-6304, 283-5515. Ongoing. "CAN"DO Holiday Food Drive. Help feed hungry families. Drop off donations of canned and non-perishable food items at Feather River Bulletin, 287 Lawrence St., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon - Fri. Information: 283-0800. Donations accepted through today. First of its kind: Downtown Quincy recently hosted the first blue jay ever recorded in Plumas County. "Blue jays breed as far west as Montana and British Columbia and are irregular vagrants in much of the western United States. Mostly younger birds migrate outside of their normal range," said David Arsenault, executive director of Plumas Audubon Society. 'q'here have been a handful of blue jay records for California. One was in the Chico area in the winter of 2011-12, but this is a first for Plumas County." Photo by Willie Hall/courtesy Plumas Audubon Society ime Annual count e:r:way. Plumas Audubon Society is calling all bird watchers to participate in its Christmas Bird Count, an early-winter bird census to assess the health of bird populations and guide conservation efforts. Participants can venture outside to count or tally from their own windows. Either way, their observations will make a difference, said Teresa Arrate, outreach and education coordinator for Plumas Audubon. The Christmas Bird Count is the country's longest running citizen science See Bird count, page 4A Bald eagles are among the species likely to be spotted during Plumas Audubon's Christmas Bird Count. Potential bird watchers are invited to hone their identification skills at a workshop next week in Quincy. Photo courtesy Plumas Audubon Society Delaine Fragnoli Staff Writer dfragnoli@plumasnews.com By the time the public comment period ended Monday, Nov. 30. a broad range of interests had weighed in on the Plumas National Forest's proposal to manage over-snow vehicle use. The Plumas County Board of Supervisors, Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Environmental Protection Agency submitted comments. Groups as varied as the Sierra Access Coalition, which represents motorized recreation interests, and the Pacific Crest Trail Association commented. Friends of Plumas Wilderness offered a conservation alternative, and Snowlands Network, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that prompted the planning effort, proposed another. The Forest Service will now sift through all the input, a process called ,'content analysis," and develop additional .alternatives. said Dave Wood, acting public service staff officer. An Enterprise Team will join Plumas staff in the \ analysis, Wood said. ,\ He described the team as i einforcements for regular s[ ff. "They don't take the pla e of local staff," he said. "The 're an extension of the forestk like a separate little businesS' "It's a cal,-saving effort," Wood added. i The interdi iplinary team includes specia sts in wildlife and hydrology, a National Enviror mental Policy Act specialist, ' computer people a .d others, working directly w th See Plan__' 5-A Magic Beanstalk Player program for K-2 grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., at West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Friday: Sparkle festivities start at S p.m. Hometown holiday celebration with carolers, special shop hours, a light parade and tree lighting. Santa arrives at courthouse at 5:40 p.m. Tree lighting at 7 p.m. JDX-Country 92.7 airs event live. Todd Borg will sign newest Owen McKenna mystery "Tahoe Blue Fire," 5 - 7 p.m., Epilog Books, 373 Main St. For information, 283-2665. Plumas Arts Gallery, 525 Main St., hosts reception from 5 - 7 p.m., to mark return of award-winning landscape photographer Carr Clifton. Visit plumasarts.org for information. See Events, page 5A To subscribe to the Bulletin. call 530-283-0800 Fun with turkeys Students in Susie Robinson's and Carly Kurpjuweit's second-grade see page 4A. Photo by Debra Moore class display the festive turkeys they made for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more photos