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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 13B Leah Irons, left, and Gloria Boland count the change collected in a Salvation Army kettle. Protocol dictates that counting and all documentation be completed by two people. Irons is the office manager for The Resource Center and Gloria Boland is the local coordinator for the kettle program. Photo by Debra Moore Michael Baca contributes to the Salvation Army kettle in front of Leonard's Market in Portola, while Crystal Smith rings a unique set of bells. Smith said she is enjoying the experience. 'Tm spreading holiday cheer. You get to meet interesting people." For his part, Baca said he donates because "What are we here for if not to help one another?"Photo by Ann Powers KETTLES, from page1B enthusiastic; she dances." six days a week from 11 a.m. Juanita Williams, a fieldto 7 p.m. in front of representative for Salvation Wal-Mart, Safeway and Portola through Portola Army in Susanville, IGA through Christmas Care's Resource Center. oversees Plumas as well as Eve. Bell ringers can be found in : other north state counties. "We really stress that all front of Leonard's Market "This is the first year of the money stays in the daily from4 to 6 p.m. there are no kettles in community," Williams said. "It was easy to find bell Chester," she said. "In If an area requires more ringers this year," said Greenville, we are awaiting money to meet its needs, Mary Marklee, of the another coordinator." "Salvation Army backfills." resource center. "We have SusanviUe bell ringers "Where there's a need, I one lady who is very ring for eight hours a day, can meet it," she said. al :ions in el I ,n LNFI Lassen National Forest reminds forest visitors that snowmobile and ski routes are off limits to wheeled vehicles from Dec. 26, 2014, through March 31, 2015. The roads where wheeled vehicles are seasonally restricted from traveling are identified on the motor vehicle use maps, available at Forest Service offices and online at These annual winter season restrictions stem-frorrrJ ~,' concerns for both visitor safety and natural resources. The ruts created by wheeled vehicles in the snow can result in hazardous conditions for snowmobilers and skiers. Wet winter weather can also "Providing for a variety of winter recreation on the Lassen National Forest is our goal." Dave Hays Lassen National Forest Supervisor soften the ground and roadbeds, increasing the of wheeled, vehicles get-ting stuck and causing,' : resource damage. Violation of road and trail closures is not only dangerous, it can be costly, say forest officials. It could mean a fine of up to $5,000 for an individual, $10,000 for an organization, and/or imprisonment for not more than six months. Violators could also bear the cost :associated with repairing damage to trails. Visitors are reminded that the use of anymechanical vehicle, wheeled or not, is prohibited year-round in designated wilderness areas. The Lassen National Forest has six major designated snowmobile areas that generally offer more than 400 miles of groomed trails, one of the largest groomed trai~ systems in California. A weekly report to keep winter recreationists apprised of conditions will be posted to the forest website when and if there is information to share. Funding for snowmobile Wafts maintenance and grooming comes from the state of California's Off-Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Division. "Providing for a variety of winter recreation on the Lassen National Forest is our goal," said Forest Supervisor Dave Hays. "Through strong partnerships, we are able to work with a variety of organizations and agencies to provide opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling." While winter recreation on the forest can be fun and exciting, visitors are reminded to be safe and to observe the rules. Additional information about maps, restricted areas and current conditions may be obtained at, or by calling the following forest:.:; offices: --Almanor Ranger ' District, 258-2141. --Eagle Lake Ranger District, 257-4188. --Hat Creek Ranger District, 336-5521. --Forest Supervisor's Office, 257-2151. 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