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6A Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 COMMUNITY CORNER ‘WEEKLY GATHERINGS, MEETINGS "AND CLUBS Thursday, Jan. 9 Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PC FSC), 9 — 11 a.m., 2nd Thursdays, Plumas Co. Planning & Building Services office, 555 Main St., Quincy. Open to the public. For more ' information please visit plumasfiresafeorg; email: nils@deercreekresources.com. NA Meeting, 6 p.m., every Thursday, Indian Valley Community Center, 209 Crescent St., Greenville. Friday, Jan. 10 Coffee Social, 10:30 am. — 12 p.m., Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church, Nelson Street. For more information, please call 284-7861 or 284-7670. Celebrating Recovery, 5:30 p.m., free dinner; 6:30 p.m., worship; 7:30 pm: group meeting; Lake Almanor Community Church, 2610 Hwy. A-13. Call 596-3683. Childcare provided. AA Meeting, '7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 116 Bush St., Greenville. Monday, Jan. 13 Ladies Bible Study, 10 a.m., Indian Valley Christian Fellowship, 133 Hot Springs Road, Greenville. For more informatin, plase call 284-1463. Grand Jury Assoc. of Plumas County, 1 p.m., 2nd Mondays, Feather Publishing office, 287 Lawrence St., Quincy. For more information, see grandjuryassoc-plumas.org. Indian Valley Community Center board meeting. 5:30 — 7 p.m., 2nd Mondays, Community Center. ‘ Historic Taylorsville Hall, 6 p.m., 2nd Mondays, Main Street, Taylorsville. Call 284-6618. Wolf Creek 4-H, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Hot Springs Road. Call advisor Randy Hovland, 284—1545. LAST WEEK‘S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Dec. 27 43 18 Dec. 28 42 20 Dec. 29 40 27 Dec. 30 45 32 Dec. 31 47 26 Jan. 1 53 32 Jan. 2 45 Jan. 48 Jan. 4 '47 31 Jan. 5 46 Jan. '6 22 Total Precip. to date: 11.94” Last year to date: 8.95” 2018-2019: 47.45" precip, 48.5" snow 2017-2018: 31.34" precip" 2016-2017: 67.43" preclp, 65.5" snow 20152016: 42.99” precip, 15.5" snow 2014-2015: 26.8" precip., 6" snow 2013-2014: 18.12" precip; 8", snow (Weather year is July 1 to June 30) Compiled by Raymond Hunt LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor ‘Elevation tCurrent 4,483.4 ¥1 Year Ago 4,484.3 Lake Almanor "Capacity tCurrent 870,697.5 ¥1 Year Ago 891 ,144.1 Bucks Lake “Elevation tCurrent 5,124.7 ¥1 Year Ago 5,140.4 Bucks Lake “Capacity tCurrent 52,1734 ¥1 Year Ago 76,7095 *Elevation above sea level in ft. “Storage injacre ft. tJan. 5,2020 ¥Jan. 6, 2019 AA Meeting, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Bush ‘ Street, Greenville. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Sewing, Crafts and Coffee, 10:30 am. — 1 p.m., potluck at noon, Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church, Nelson Street. Please call 284-7861 or 284-7670 fer more information. American Legion and Auxiliary, 7 p.m., Greenville Legion Hall, Pine St. Call 284-7580 or 284—6829. Al-Anon Family Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 386 Main St. (back door on Brentwood Drive), Chester. Wednesday, Jan. 15 Bingo, 10:30 a.m., Greenville Senior Nutrition Site, Green Meadows Housing Development off Hot Springs Road. Call a day ahead for ride and lunch reservations, 284-6088. Bible Study & Dinner, 5:30 p.m., The Rock on the Ridge, 210 Crescent St., Greenville. Please call 575-5693. . Indian Valley Recreation and Park District, 5:30 p.m., 3rd Wednesdays, Indian Valley Community Center, Greenville. , Men’s Bible Study, 6 p.m., Indian Valley Christian Fellowship, 133 Hot Springs Road, Greenville. Please call 284-1463, for more ' information Greenville Rotary, 6:30 p.m., lst & 3rd Wednesdays, Cy Hall Museum, 132 Main and Mill Streets, Greenville. Free and Accepted Masons, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Main St., Greenville, 284-7875. To update Calendar info, email typesetting@plumasnews.com or call, Eva at 283-0800. Earthquake Report December 26 ‘January 1 By (.hntles P. Watson, Caliimnm Professional Geologist No. 7818 Magnitude Magnitude M21 1 2 3+ Total Regional 8 2 0 10 Previous Week 8 I 0 9 l Earthquake activi measuring M 1.0 or stronger remained a cut the same as the previous week, but it was 'ust enough to wish the tally back to dou le~digit levels. I The intensi of seismiclty increased slightly as wel , as two quakes registered in the M range. I The largest earth uake measured M 2.7 and occurred early hursday morning, the day after Christmas, north of Lake Tahoe in the Carson- Range. It happened at 12:13 am. about 1.5 miles SE of Flonston and ulli’ llt’ck' Sta-c past reports and more tit Better Silence 12/28 2mm“ . I ..- . Data Source. USGS and N31 1:56 pm. 12:13 am. '9' 12/31 12/26 just inside the Washoe County line. It was centered about six miles below the surface and the type of fault motion was strike-slip alon a NNE—trending plane. Minorground shu ders were felt in Incline and west Reno, but nothing toppled from tables or shelves. Although it was a lone quake, a smaller M 1.0 jiggle was detected five days later a couple mi es further north. I At 11:15 am. Monday morning, a M 2.6 earthquake struck a few miles west of . Chico near Hamilton City. It was centered about 10 miles below the surface. One person reported feeling the quake. I A curious collection of four quakes occurred north of Pyramid Lakeand a M 1.6 happened in South Redding. "‘ Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earthli" wwwadvancedgoologiccom Ut‘itt“! SEIVlCt‘ Better Results! Wednesday, Jan. 8 Sunrise 7:25--Sunset 4:54 Cloudy skies, with a high around 44. Winds 51010 mph. Wednesday Night: Snow, low near 33. Saturday, Jan. 11 Sunrise 7:25--Sunset 4:57 Snow turning to rain, with a high around 41. Saturday Night: Snow showers, with a low around 25. Thursday, Jan. 9 Sunrise 7:25-Sunset 4:55 a Snow showers, with a high near 45.Winds light and variable. Thursday Night: Clear skies, low near 25. ' Sunday, Jan. 12 Sunrise 7:25--Sunset 4:58 Rain and snow showers, high near 42. . {5%, sis” its Sunday Night: Snow showers, with a low . around 31. Weather Forecast for Greenville Friday, Jan. 10 Sunrise 7:25--Sunset 4:56 Partly cloudy, high around 47. Winds light and variable. Full Moon . "Es c) ads Friday Night:Snow showers, low 31. Monday, Jan. 13 Sunrise 7:24-S’unset 5:00 Snow showers, with a high near 39. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Sunrise 7:24-Sunset 5:01 CHURCHES 1 ‘ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 284-7517 or 284- 1414, Hideway Rd, Greenville. Community United Methodist Churches of Greenville and Taylorsville, 212 Pine St, Greenville, 284-7316. Services 10am. Nelson & Warren St, Taylorsville, 284-7956. Services and Sunday school, 9:30 am. First Baptist, 284-7714, 133 Hot Springs Rd. Greenville. First Lutheran, 284-7683, 258-2347, 116 Bush St., Greenville. ' Greenville Assembly of God, 284-6586, Forgay Setzer, Greenville. Indian Mission Full Gospel, N. Valley Rd, Greenville. Indian Valley Christian Fellowship, - 133 Hot Springs Rd., Greenville. Sunday School 9:45; worship services 11 am. 284-1463 (284-1GOD). Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses, 284-6006, 1192 N. Valley Rd., Greenville. Our Savior Lutheran (ELCA) 283-2546. Church High Sis, Quincy. quincylutheranorg Southern Baptist, 284—7522, I 241 Greenville Wolf Creek Ftd., Greenwlle. St. Anthony's Catholic Father Stephen M. Borlang. Jesse Street, Greenville. 283-0890. Sunday Mass, 11 a.m.;Thursday Mass, noon. The Rock on the Ridge. 210 Crescent St. (Hwy 89), Greenville. 530-575-5693. therockontheridgecom. Sunday mornings 10:30 a.m.;Wed. night Bible Study Dinner, 5:30 pm. Indian Valley Record Fair theme announced Anyone who has taken the time to pay attention to themes of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, would see that they have been all over the map. Some have reflected the point in time of the Fair; like “150th Anniversary” in’ 2009, or “Come Alive in ’75” for 1975. Others were calls to action. The first modern Fair in 1940 was based on the theme “It’s Your Fair, So Be There.” After that, it would appear organizers didn’t feel the need for a theme until 1952. At that time, there was a close connection between the Fair and the Plumas Chamber of Commerce, the former led by the legendary Tulsa St. Elmo Scott and the latter by Chet Peckinpah, both members of the Western Fairs Association Hall of Fame. The year 1952 featured the first of several themes that promoted the economy and attractions of the County; “Lumbering Progress.” Although the use of themes was still sporadic, later years had similar motives; “Outdoor Glory,” “Natural Resources Plumas County’s Wealth” and “Progress’n Plumas Style.” History had its turn on many occasions. The year 1976 featured “Plumas Pride In Our Past, Faith In Our Future,” followed in 1977 with “The Old West At Its Best.” The 1983 Democrats 'to meet The Plumas County Democratic Central Committee will conduct a regular business meeting, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Feather Publishing Conference Room, 287 Lawrence St. in Quincy. All are welcome to attend. Please contact plumascountydemo crats@gmail.com for any questions or for more information. theme made a nod to . agriculture and history with “Harvest of History.” And of course, the old faithful rhyming and word play themes seemed to be popular since the ’80s “A Family A-Fair” in 1985, and “Bales, Tails Happy Trails” in 2010. The past few years though, the Plumas Sierra County Fair Board has made choices that have given the Fair an opportunity to address issues that can educate and inspire our community. V The 2017 theme of “Art to Ag” was awarded First Place among fairs with attendance of 100,000 or less on the West Coast, as well as being nominated as one of the top five outstanding programs of fairs of allsizes. . The 2020 fair theme is “Young At Heart.” The road leading to that theme began With the idea of how the Fair could showcase the talent and deep resources of our youth in Plumas and Sierra counties. The Fair board wanted to celebrate the knowledge and accomplishments of the young people in our community. Then it was asked, “What do we consider young?” Just because someone doesn’t know how to operate a cell phone beyond answering a phone call, doesn’t mean they don’t FEEL young. So, after discussing and considering these deep rhetorical thoughts, the Fair board found the obvious phrase we all know: “Young At Heart.” ' Everyone knows people that, despite their age, are truly young at heart. These are the people, along with the youth of our two counties, which the 2020 Plumas-Sierra County Fair is built around. Plans to do just that are in the works, but the Fair invites anyone who has an idea, or maybe knows someone that exemplifies the theme, to contact the fair office and share their thoughts. Look for activities that will help us all discover how young at heart we really are. Getting back to the youngsters, the Fair is planning a Kiddie Land featuring bounce attractions, activities and games. This concept is centered around the idea of creating a fun, safe place where our younger visitors can hang out throughout the Fair. The 2020 Exhibit Guide is scheduled for release around the first week of February. ‘fThe exhibit guide is the portal to a successful fair,” declared Fair Manager John Steffanic. “Last year saw a significant increase in entries and contributed to one of our best Fairs ever.” Steffanic emphasized that the more entries, the stronger the fair. The 2020 Plumas-Sierra County Fair takes place Aug. 12-16. It always begins on the second Wednesday in August. from page 4A held by Frank, Revene, Rasmussen and Susan Terry, who got the last one to win the 24-Hand Pot. There were two unlucky players who had a terrible (133', each posting a 2/ 1 score, winning just one out of the nine games. I promised not to mention their names as they have already suffered enough! The Graeagle Peggers Grassroots Cribbage Club meets at Gumba’s Pizza in Blairsden every Saturday for a nine-game tournament. Check-in is at 10:45 a.m., and play begins at 11 am. The American Cribbage Congress sanctions the tournaments that qualify when we field enough contestants each week. For more information or questions, contact me, Doug Rodrigues, the club’s director at 836-4254. Players of all skill levels are welcome! PUBLIC NOTICES: YOUR RIGHT To KNOW Statewide public notices from participating California newspapers can be viewed at www.capublicnoticecom or plumasnelwscom Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Thompson Meadow Restoration and Water Budget Evaluation Project The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and United States Forest Service (USFS) have released a draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS), and DWR intends to adopt a pro- posed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), for the Thompson Meadow Restoration and Water Budget Evaluation Project (proposed project). The draft EMS and proposed MND have been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act to provide agen- cies, the public, and interested parties an opportunity to review the environmental analysis of the proposed project. The proposed project is located on National Forest System lands within the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest, approximately 11 air miles north of Portola, CA, in Plumas County. The purpose of the proposed project is to restore chan- nel/floodplain function to 0.68 miles of degraded stream channel along Thompson Creek and 47 acres of degraded meadow in Thompson Meadow to reestablish the his- torical meadow water table elevation, stabi- lize eroding stream banks, improve water quality, attenuate flood flows, and restore meadow vegetation. A secondary purpose of the proposed project is to improve the quality and quantity of woody and non- woody riparian vegetation along stream reaches and to improve wildlife habitat and livestock forage. A full water budget evalua- tion will be conducted comparing pre- and post-project implementation conditions. A complete description of the proposed pro- ject is included in the draft EA/IS. The 15le provides an assessment of the proposed project’s potential significant adverse impacts on the environment. The EA/IS concludes the proposed project would not (have any significant adverse effects on the environment after implemen- tation of mitigation measures. The EMS is being circulated for public review and comment for a period of 30 days starting January 8, 2020. written comments should be submitted and received no later than close of business on February 7, 2020. Copies of the draft EMS and proposed MND are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=527 60 ' A printed copy is available to view during business hours (8 am to 4:30 pm.) at the DWR office located at 2440 Main Street in Red Bluff and at the Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District at 23 Mohawk Road in Blairsden. Please submit comments in writing or email to either: ~ O .Todd Hillaire, California Department of Water Resources, 2440 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080 or Todd.Hillaire@water.ca.gov. - Responsible Official, Matt Jedra, District Ranger c/o Plumas National Forest, Attn: Joe Hoffman, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971 (Monday-Friday 8:00 am. to 4:30 pm), FAX (530) 283-7746. Comments may be mailed, delivered, faxed, or emailed (comments-pacificsouthwest-plumas-beck- wourth@usda.gov). The most effective comments are those that follow the guidelines below: 0 Comments should be concise and focus directly on the analysis in the EMS. 0 Comments should identify the specific part of the EMS at issue and include supporting evidence and facts. 0 The commenter should provide complete references and/or citations, particularly when referring to websites (that is, provide a specific URL address rather than simply cit— ing "DWR website," for example). Written comments must be received by close of business February 7, 2020. For fur- ther information, please contact Todd Hillaire at (530) 529-7347 or Todd.Hillaire@water.ca.gov or Matt Jedra at (530) 836-2575 or mjedra@fs.fed.us. Published FRB, IVR, PR Jan. 8, 2020| Legal Notice for Opportunity to Comment .Thompson Meadow Restoration Project (52760) Beckwourth Ranger District, Plumas National Forest The Forest Service is seeking comments on the Thompson Meadow Restoration Project Environmental Assessment (EA). Your com- ments are important to the Forest Service and the planning process. Submitting pro- ject specific written comments at this time allows us the opportunity to consider your comments before completing the Environmental Assessment and draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact which are expected in March 2020. This EA discloses the comparative analysis of the options being considered to restore the natural hydrologic function of 47 acres of degraded meadow along a 0.68 mile reach of Thompson Creek using a variety of restoration techniques including complete fill of the incised channel, in-channel raised riffle rock structures, and partial fill of the incised channel (commonly known as ‘pond and plug’). The primary purpose of the proposed pro- ject is to restore channel/floodplain function of degraded meadow in order to reestablish the historical meadow water table elevation, stabilize eroding. stream banks, improve water quality, attenuate flood flows, and restore meadow vegetation. A second objective of the proposed project is to improve the quality and quantity of woody and non-woody riparian vegetation along stream reaches to improve wildlife habitat and livestock forage, as well as to conduct a full water budget evaluation before and after ‘ project implementation. Thompson Creek is a tributary to McReynolds Creek, which flows to Red Clover Creek in northeastern Plumas County. The project area is located solely on National Forest System lands within the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest, approximately 11 air miles north of Portola, ,CA, in the vicinity of Red Clover Valley, and lies within T25N, R13E, Sections 25 and 36, Mount Diablo Base Meridian. The Thompson Meadow Restoration Project EA document has been prepared in compli- ance with federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and also serves as an Initial Study (lS) for the state California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). California Department of Water Resources is the lead agency for CEQA compliance. The 15le document and sup- porting documents are available for public review ,at the Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District, 23 Mohawk Road, Blairsden, CA 96103. Electronic copies are also, available online at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/7project=52 760. It is also possible to navigate to the pro- ject website via the Plumas National Forest webpage (https://www.fs.usdagov/plumas). Select the “Land and Resources Management" tab, then select “Browse through the Forest Projects," and then find the project name. This project is subject to the pre-decisional administrative review process pursuant to 36 CFR §218, Subparts A and B. Only indi- viduals or entities (as defined by 36 CFR §218.2) who submit timely, project specific written comments during a public comment period will be eligible to file an objection (36 CFR 218.24(b)(6)) and should sign the comments or verify identity upon request (36 CFR §218.24(b)(8)). Comments should be written within the scope of the proposed actions, have a direct relationship to the pro- posed actions, and must include supporting reasons for the Responsible Official to con- sider (36 CFR §218.2). Comments will be accepted for 30 days fol- lowing the publication of this legal notice in the newspaper of record, Portola Reporter. The publication date of this legal notice is the exclusive means for calculating the com- ment period for this proposalYou should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. Electronic comments should be submitted via email to comments-pacificsouthwest— plumas-beckwourth@usda.gov. Attachments to comments must be submit- ted in one of the following formats only: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), rich text for- mat (.rtf), or Adobe portable document for- mat (.pdf). Comments m be maile delivere or f_ax_ed to the Responsible, Official, Matt Jedra, District Ranger c/o Plumas National Forest, Attn: Joe Hoffman, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971 (Monday-Friday 8:00 am. to 4:30 pm), FAX (530) 283- 7746. For additional information regarding this document, contact: Matt Jedra, Beckwourth District Ranger, Plumas National Forest, at (530) 836-2575 or matthew.jedra@usda.gov; or Todd Hillaire, Senior Water Resources Engineer, California Department of Water Resources, Northern Region Office, at 530-529-7347 or Todd.Hillaire@water.ca.gov. Published FRB, IVR, PR Jan. 8, 2020| ...an:d so much mom 1:; just 1 CLJCK AWAY