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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 5B Recent storms limit access to Christmas tree cutting Christmas tree cutters are being advised to practice ex- tra caution during their out- ings to the Plumas National Forest. Recent snowstorms blanket- ed the Sierra with 2 - 3 feet of fresh snow, and made most higher-elevation cutting loca- tions on the Plumas National Forest currently inaccessible to most motor vehicles, includ- ing four-wheel drive vehicles. Beckwourth Ranger District, 836-2575 Inaccessible Willow Creek Road north of Highway 70 (Forest Road 24N12) Grizzly Road at Lake Davis north of Bagley Pass (Forest Road 24N08). Gold Lake Highway (Coun- ty Road 519) beyond the stag- ing area (approximately 3 miles from Highway 89) Limited accessibility Areas in close proximity to plowed roads and which cur- rently provide limited access include: Gold Lake Highway (plowed to the staging area only and accessible only by snowmobile thereafter). Lake Davis has limited ac- cess on both sides of the lake from the dam cutoff road on the east side and the Camp 5 access road on the west side. Four wheel-drive vehi- cles, clains, snowmobiles, walking, snowshoes or skis are advised. Frenchman Lake has limit- ed access from the dam cutoff road around the lake. Mt. Hough Ranger District, 283-0555 Inaccessible Quincy and Bucks Lake area Big Creek Road (County Road 423) past staging area (accessible to staging area) Snake Lake Road (County Road 422) Slate Creek Road (Forest Road 24N28) Deane's Valley Road (Forest Road 24N29) Silver Lake Road (Forest Road 24N29X) Squirrel Creek Road (Coun- ty Road 401) Massack Road (Forest Road 25N41) Antelope Lake, Indian Valley and Genesee Upper portions of Nye Road past Brady's Camp (Forest Road 25N42) Antelope area Upper portions of Hungry Creek (Forest Road 27N09) Indian Valley area Upper portions of Keddie Ridge Road (Forest Road 28N23) South of Canyon Dam Approximately 2 miles down Seneca Road (County Road 306) Limited accessibility Some roads in close proximi- ty to plowed roads may pro- vide limited access. In the Bucks Lake area, Bucks Lake Road (County Road 414) is ac- cessible only to Bucks Summit. Feather River Ranger District, 534-6500 Limited accessibility Oro-Quincy Highway (County Road 119), deep snow approximately 1/2 mile east of Mountain House. Four Trees (various access routes) is only available via snowmobile. Lumpkin Ridge access (For- est Road 22N27) is limited by deep snow. Land north and south Of Lumpkin Ridge is privately owned timberland and is closed for Christmas tree cutting. La Porte Road (County Road 120) is plowed and open tothe town of La Porte. Tree cutters should expect deep snow on either side of the road. The road is open on- ly to snowmobiles past the La Porte Snowmobile Staging Area. Christmas tree cutting per- mits are available at the For- est Supervisor's Office and at district offices. Permits are al- so available at selected local vendors. For more informa- tion, go to Visitors should call district offices for the latest on con- ditions. Five tips for staying safe on the roads over the holidays The holidays are a time of cheer, but they can also be a time for battling traffic and bad weather all the way to Grandma's house. Staying safe should be a top priority for all travelers, so the Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommends taking a few precautions when hitting the road this holiday. Every year, holiday travel- ers take to the skies and hit the rails, but most spill onto the highways. Last year, AAA estimated that 87.7 million Americans traveled more than 50 miles over the holi- days and 85 percent of them drove. "Because of weather condi- tions and increased traffic, staying safe on the roads over the holidays takes a few addi- tional precautions," said Barry Goggin, president of the BBB serving northeast California. "Before loading up the family, make sure the car is in good shape and you're prepared for bad weather. While you're driving, put down your cell phone or GPS and focus on the road ahead." The BBB recommends tak- ing these steps for safe dri- ving this holiday season. Create a car safety kit Holiday driving often in- cludes the threat of dangerous winter weather. Snow and ice lead to accidents, car trou- bles, long delays and road clo- sures. You can prepare for bad weather by creating your own safety kit. Basics for the kit include a blanket, flashlight with extra batteries, radio, first aid kit, jumper cables, nonperishable foods, such as granola bars and nuts, bottled water, an ice scraper and warm gloves. Get a car checkup Breaking down on the side of the road can definitely put a damper on the holiday spir- it. If your car is due for a checkup, take it in before making a long haul. At the very least, check the car's fluid levels, wipers and tire pressure. Check the con- dition of your tires and, if you plan to drive through serious winter weather, consider get- ting snow tires. Take BBB with you When you're away from home or in the midst of an emergency, it's hard to know Fire safe council rn0000t.00ts Dec. 9 The Plumas County' Fire Safe Council invites all coun- ty citizens to participate in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Plurnas County Planning and Building Services office in Quincy, 9 - 11 a.m. The Planning and Building Ser- vices office is at 555 Main St. At the meeting the council will discuss progress on wild- fire mitigation grants that provide for wildfire educa- tion, fire planning, hazardous fuel reduction and implemen- tation of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Fire season 2010 is over and members of the council wish to express their appreciation for the excellent efforts in ag- gressive fire suppression and in keeping our communities safe from wildfire by our vol- unteer fire departments, US- FS and CalFire personnel. Fire Safe Council members would like to extend their best wishes to all for a safe holiday season. The mission of the Fire Safe Council is: "To reduce the loss of natural and man- made resources caused by wildfire through Firewise Community programs and pre-fire activities." In 2011, the council will con- tinue to work aggressively with the citizens, businesses, communities and representa- tives of,locaL state and federal government agencies, to- wards mitigating impacts from wildland fires. For more information on the council, Plumas County's Community Wildfire Protec- tion Plan and other fire safe information, visit plumasfire- Man Goes "TOAD-AL" at High School Reunion BEXAR COUNTY- After using Them-Gesic  on aching joints, Tom V. attended last Friday's reunion where, according to 5 anmsed and concerned classmates, he went TOAD-AL. He squatted, extended both arms to the ground, arched his back and did his best to hop numerous times while croaking. When asked to explain his behavior, he painlessly replied, "None of your dang business!" SAVE, LIVE, B UY TtlERA-GESIC . V[. WO[_[ I THIS WEEK'S I . SPECIAL! ,, SAVE I1 s400 SOAPSTONE HERITAGE i,:ii!i ( Beautiful! Regular Price s3,045 This Week: $2,645 Also, deduct 30% for Federal Income Tax Credit SideFront Load * Matte Castings In Stock This offer good Dec. 1-7 We have the largest display of WOODstoves in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties, and we've been doing WOODstoves for 33 years! ~ 284-7849 ~ 4291 Nelson St., Taylorsville 1 CA Lic. 681552 ~ Since 1977  hearthstone i i I. DE,,vER: Quincy Susanville Greenville Chester Portola 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 258-3115 832-4646 which businesses -- such as tow trucks and locksmiths -- you can trust. The good news is you can now rely on BBB's mobile op- timized website for finding businesses you can trust when you're away from your computer. Start early and slow down The best way to fight holi- day traffic is to give yourself some extra time to make the trip and don't speed. Speeding leads to accidents that increase traffic even more. Also, if you're caught speeding by law enforcement, that adds travel time and puts a dent in your holiday spending. Drop the distractions According to the National Safety Council, 28 percent of accidents happen when peo- ple talk on their cell phone or Send text messages. When you're behind the wheel, don't text and drive, use a hands free headset when talking on the phone and get someone else to fumble with the GPS. For more advice on staying safe over the holidays, visit holiday. Deadline for property taxes Susan T. Bryant-Grant, Plumas County Tax Collector, reminds all taxpayers with se- cured property tax bills to pay their first installment of prop- erty taxes by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Payments may be made at her office in the county court- house in Quincy. .Taxpayers may mail their payments but should insure that the envelope is post- marked by the Dec. 10 dead- " line. Payments may also be made by credit card To pay by cred- it card, contact Official Pay- ments at (800) 272-9829 or at of- Enter ju- risdiction code 1535 when prompted. There will be a 2.5 percent convenience fee charged -by the credit card company for this service. First installments not & Northeastern Rural : Health Clinics : Proudly Acknowledges . Dee Dee Culter ,g : , Administrative Secretary : . D e c e m b e r . : 2010 received or postmarked by Dec. 10, will automatically have 10 percent added to the bill according to state law. If a tax bill has not been re- ceived, the property owner should call the tax ollec- tor's office, 283-6260, as fail- ure to receive a bill does not relieve the taxpayer of any penalties if the taxes become delinquent. The tax collector's office is open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. As the office did last year, it will have vol- unteers in the courthouse lob- by to take tax payments be- tween the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p:m. Monday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 10. If a property owner has any questions regarding this or other matters regarding prop- erty taxes, they should not hesitate to call. i Christmas WANTED OLD coIN COLLECTIONS... Pre-1965 Silver Coins, 10k,24k Gold Pre-I936 Silver Dollars, graded extra fine or better, Old currency, All gold coins FREE APPRAISALS Employee * ' We come to you Over 20 years in coin business References available : Of The Month J WILDWOOD VILLAGE .k" " " An A4::orclable Housing Communitoq ''.r''''rr'r'--]---- Join us C0r the , Grand SUMMIT BUSINESS ADVISORS Was pleased to represent Jennifer Haverfield in her successful sale of B0nta St. Bistro Congratulations, Jennifer!!! 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