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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 9A PG&E ; Sierra to im 'Sisters' in harmony, from left, Janet Radtke, Linda DeWolf, Sarah Rhodes and Kari Tibbedaux delighted the crowd with a number from their upcoming comedy "Nunsensationsi The Nunsense Vegas Revue" that opens Dec. 31 at the West End Theatre in downtown Quincy. The quartet was introduced by Jodi Beynon (not shown) who will direct the play. More scenes from the annual sing Pianist Alice King's beautiful playing accompanied many of the performers. Applause rang out from the appreciative participants at the Community Sing. Many volunteers helped bring the Community Sing about. Not shown, are Pastor Andrew united Me odist Church of Quincy, who led his choir on "Joy to the World" and many of the sing-along favorites; local Iongtime music man John Probst; and master of ceremonies David Hollister, who also serves as the Plumas County District Attorney. Other performers included the Quincy High School Choir with pianist Joel Frank Sr. and the trio of Ken Cawley and Shelley and David Johns. Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced Nov. 28 that nonprofit Sierra Institute in Plumas County won one of two PG&E Better Together Resilient Communities grants, providing $100,000 in support of projects that examine new ways of managing forest and watershed land to prevent wildfires. The additional grant winners represent an expansion of PG&E's Better Together program, doubling its investment from $1 million to $2 million or four $100,000 grants every year for five years. "We are committed to finding real, lasting solutions to climate change by helping California communities build resilience to wildfire risk. The organizations we have recognized with funding have been deliberate, focused and committed to studying real, tangible ways that we can tackle climate challenges together. It's going to take time, which is why we are committing support over five years, but I'm confident that programs like these are what will lead to meaningful results," PG&E Corporation CEO and President Geisha Williams said. The successful grant proposals recognize that collaboration is key to addressing climate change, and that solutions should protect the safety and vitality of communities. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment will launch a collaborative effort in the headwaters of the California State Water Project, including Upper Feather River, Upper Mill Creek and Upper Deer Creek areas, to reduce fire risk while supporting the surrounding rural community and helping it to thrive. "The Sierra Institute works with our partners to advance projects that benefit the environment and improve local socioeconomic outcomes and rural communities. This grant will support work with a powerfully diverse mix of local partners on some of the last free-running trout streams in California and across a landscape facing high risk of catastrophic wildfire. This work will help us contribute to California's broader climate resilience and upper watershed improvement efforts," Jonathan Kusel with the Sierra Institute said. The Better Together Resilient Communities grant program focus for 2018 will be announced in early January. The application process will open in March 2018. novative pan Maggie Wells Staff Writer Sierra Institute begins construction on California's first full cross-laminated timber building this week. Cross-laminated timber, referred to as CLT, is a structurally sound wood product that is seeing increased use in construction projects throughout the country. Buildings using this product include structures in Portland, Oregon and Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Research and development work has found ctural this sturdy material to be seismic and fire safe alternative to steel and concrete, and also offers an opportunity to keep carbon sequestered in a wood product," said project manager Camille Swezy. Swezy hopes the CLT building, atthe Courthouse Annex biomass project site, will put Quincy on the map by showcasing the potential for use of the wood product. It can be "an example to the rest of the state, and demonstrate that the material is not limited to [use in] urban projects," Swezy said. BREAKING: NEWS1 THE TOY STORE LittLe peOpLe 383 MAIN STREET QUINCY CA 95971 383MAIN C BIB im asslve mE , QUINCY CA 95971 530,283,0404