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1 &apos; LtllLBIllllBIJL I]IIIII IUJ JmllAlmilllllllmBIOl B Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Draft Environmental Impact Statement :or OHV use nowready for comment Following four years of work and over 20 public meetings and workshops, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Plumas Na- tional Forest Public Motor- ized Travel Management Pro- ject has been completed and is available for review and comment. This project is part of a na- tion-wide process to autho- rize OHV use on those exist- ing trails, roads and areas, which will provide for a vari- ety of recreational experi- ences in a safe and ecological- ly sustainable manner. Au- thorized use would also con- tinue a restriction on travel between trails, roads and ar- eas (cross-country) unless some type of permit is in place that allows otherwise. The complete DEIS is available electro/ically at the following Web address: fs.fed.us/r5/plumas/projects_ and_plans/ohv route_desig- nation. Contact Pete Hochrein, project manager, at the address below to obtain the document in another format. Comments are invited on the DEIS. The purpose of the Comment period is to pro- vide the public an opportuni- ty to provide early and meaningful participation on the proposed action prior to the forest supervisor's deci- sion. The 45-day comment period begins the day the No- tice of Availability for this project is published in the Informational Open Houses Blairsden, Jan. 15, 2009 3-6 p.m., Beckwourth Ranger District Office 23 Mohawk Road Quincy, Jan. 13, 2009 3-6 p.m., Mount Hough Ranger District Office 39693 Highway 70 Oroville, Jan. 8, 2009 3-6 p.m., Feather River Ranger District Office 875 Mitchell Avenue Federal Register, Dec. 29. While comments may be submitted anytime during the analysis process, only those who submit timely comments or otherwise ex- press interest during the comment period will have el- igibility to appeal the subse- quent decision under 36 CFR 215. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Written comments must be submitted to: Pete Hochrein, Interdisciplinary Team Leader, Plumas National Forest, P.O. Box 11500, Quincy, CA 95971 or hand delivered to 159 Lawrence St., Quincy, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided during normal busi- ness hours via telephone at 283-2050 (ask for Pete Hochrein) or in person at the address above, or at an offi- cial agency function (i.e., pub- lic meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an E-mail message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf) or Word (.doc) to plumas_ohv_mail in data- base@fs.fed.us. In cases where no identifi- able name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibil.ity. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. The forest expects to issue a Final' EIS and make a deci- sion on this project in the spring of 2009. A Motor Vehi- cle Use Map is scheduled for later Jn the year. Informal open houses are scheduled for January 2009 in Blairsden, Quincy and Oroville, respectively. Drop by at any time from 3 - 6 p.m. Team members will be avail- able to familiarize people with the route designation and environmental analysis processes and will provide assistance to those who want to provide comments during the open house. Contact any of the follow- ing Plumas National Forest Recreation personnel with question's or to review maps: Deb Schoenberg, Feather River Rd., Oroville, 534-6500. Peggy Gustafson, Mt. Hough Rd., Quincy, 283-0555. Judy Schaber, Beckwourth Rd., Blairsden, 836-2575. Pete Hochrein, Super- visor's Office, Quincy, 283-2050. Blue Shield has a health plan that's right for you. 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Snacks are provided. . u CHESTER January 6-February 10 Tues, 4:00-6:00 pm ABC Resource Center 258-4280 Debbi Britton PORTOLA January 5-February 9 Mon, 6:00-8:00 pm Portola Resource Center 283-3611 Martin Rosen, MFT GREENVILLE January 8-February 12 Thurs, 3:00-5:00 pm Indian Valley Civic Center 283-3611 Leslie Wall QUINCY January 6-February 10 Tues, 6:00-8:00 pm PRS, 586 Jackson St. 283-3611 Rhonda Hardy More information at 283-3611 or 1-800-284-3340 REVIEW, from page 3B April 8. Former Deputy County Counsel Brian Morris filled in • for Thompson. When asked to briefly explain the situation, Morris said that Thompson contact- ed him earlier and.that he agreed to represent the coun- ty on an emergency basis through the remainder of her contract. -k"k * New Plumas County Sher- iffs Commander Gerry Hen- drick didn't have to utter a word and his department was given the nod to fill two positions. The scene April 15 was a complete change from just a week before when Undersh- eriff Michael Beatley was be- fore the board arguing that the two positions were vital to the department. The difference was that County Administrative Offi-, cer Jack Ingstad was present at the most recent meeting. Ingstad said that while he is encouraging close scrutiny of all hires, the sheriff is an elected official and should have more control over his own budget. If the funding is available, he said the sheriff should be able to determine if the department could afford replacing two employees. May It was fiscally painful, but it had to be done. That was the message as supervisors took action to protect the county against accessibility litigation. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 (Ole Olsen was ab- sent) at its April 15 meeting to hire Gilda Puente Peters Architects to prepare an Americans With Disabilities Act serf-evaluation and tran- sition plan. The price of the plan is not to exceed $299,560. The agree- ment does not include reim- bursable expenses such as lodging, per diem, printing and the like, which are ex- pected to cost $29,865.50. County Administrative Of- ficer Jack Ingstad said, "When I first came here, I saw this (ADA compliance) as a huge liability. To spend this kind of money for a plan, you really have to con- vince me it's needed. I and (Risk Manager) Kelly Stane are convinced this is the best investment the county can make." Sunday, May 11, the Plumas County Sheriffs Of- fice reported a double homi- cide at 143 Ald0n Drive in Chester. The victims were Jenny Carrigan, 18, a Chester High School student, and Steven Furtado, 18, from Willows. A suspect, Reyes Carrillo, 18, also a Chester High stu- dent and Carrigan's former boyfriend, has been taken into custody. He was sched- uled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon, May 13. Carrigan's and Furtado's bodies were discovered at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. Carrigan's mother, Joane (Jodie) Carrigan, discovered the scene and immediately called 911. Individuals and institu- tions throughout Plumas County struggled last week to come,to terms with the See Review, page 7B Quincy man arrested ar drug possession Joshua Sebold Staff Writer jsel0old@plumasnews.com Brad John Gale of Quincy was arrested oma clie:of, Greg Hagwood reported that around 15 pounds of marijua- na and hashish were recov- ered, along with several hun- dred dollars worth of silver possession of marijua!laI2x_. He also saidJ.t the pot sale Friday, Dec. 19. The Plumas County Sher- iffs Office served a warrant at Gale's alleged residence at 2396 Main St. in Quincy. Investigative Sergeant • NEW HOMES • GARAGES • CARPORTS • REMODELS • BASIC IMPROVEMENTS • SMALL JOBS •INCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. 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