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2A Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Indian Valley Record l iI, ~, i Excitement thrums in Indian Valley, just like the rotors of this helicopter flying over where the Moonlight Wildfire burned more than 65,000 acres over the 2007 Labor Day weekend, The large logs being salvaged have been standing dead since then, but are in amazingly good condition. There is still danger, so those interested in watching are asked to follow directions and watch for logging traffic on Lights Creek Road. The best vantage point this week might be from near the Moonlight low water crossing. See more about this historical event in future issues. Photos by Alicia Knadler The Wiz hits Packages Starting at: FOR 12 MONTHS FOR LIF _______J INSTALLATION n uo to 6 rooms H D DVR ovR is leased. ($6/mo DVR Service fee applies) Offer requires 24-month Agreement. Courtesy of Plumas Satellite, requires your DIRECTV bill and subscription to AT120 or higher. Your local DISH Network connection, Serving our community since 1989 Quincy im 530-284-1701 Visit us online at: NETWORK, AUTHORIZED RETAILER Digital Home Advantage plan reqm,~ 24-month agreement and credit qualification. Cancellation fee of $17.50/month remaining applies if sen~ce is terminated before end of agreement Programmiag credits apply dudag first 12 months. $10/me HD add-on fee warred for life of ~urrent account; requires 24-month agreement, con~nuous enrollment in AutoPay with Papartsss Billing. Showfime offer ($39 value) requires AutoPay with PaDedess B~lfi~; after 3 months then-current Dnce applies unless you downgrade. Free Standard Professional ~t ~;t ~ snn~ vN la ~s~uly'%n~ ~on~v~a~;dnummUSt pe re~m~to,D~SH NaLwork upon cance, ll,a ".t~. or unreturned equipment fees apply. Limit 6 leased tuners pet account; upfront and I P'P'I '}'~ U U~, U/It~',~lVl~lf~;. FlU programming requires I-1u television. Pnces, packages and programming subject to change without no*Jce. Offer ~l%~Hror~,aMr~ t o!e~s~apy,cab,e Pro.metiona, andResidential Customet agreements. Additional resthctioi'ls may apply. Oifet ends -- =i~l=~l~i=uucm~ll~,~..*~oloi'~wgmel~etwof,KS nca~u~L;ornpanv Giftwithaufcha.~;~iscl~lr~vnfPhlrrLea~R=~ac=e~,~ttuL, iu~,=~.,.=,;,4.,~ to me cusfomor al ~e lime ofar~vation with ne required redempifen process. ' - "" ....... - .................... ,-~,.,,,~, The Tin Man (David Riley), Dorothy (Claire Kepple), the Scarecrow (Jeff Bryan) and the Lion (Tanner Johns) are ready to skip down the Yellow Brick Road as Feather River College's production of "The Wizard of Oz" opens tonight at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre in downtown Quincy. Evening shows run Wednesday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Tickets -- if theshows haven't al- ready sold out --- are $10 at Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., The Finishing Touch and the FRC bookstore, or $12 at the door. Terry Gallagher directs. Photo by Kim Carroll raeagle arvey les Graeagle's Grand Old Man, Harvey West Jr., was at the forefront of Mohawk Valley's Independence Day parade as grand marshal last July. He was accompanied by his grandson, Harvey West III (Trey). West passed away Tuesday evening, April 26. Flags in Graeagle flew at half-mast in honor of West. The family plans a celebration of life May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Graeagle Meadows gold course. Photo by Diana Jorgenson Graeagle has lost one of its true pioneers with the passing of Harvey West Jr. last week. West died Tues- day, April 26, at St. Mary's Hospital in Reno. "He is Graeagle," said longtime friend Don Clark. "He built this community and its infrastructure with his own money. He built the streets, church, tennis is a notable recreation des- tination. "Harvey convert- ed cut-over timberland from a box factory compa- ny town into the thriving recreational community we enjoy today," said Lundy. West was ha iled as much for his community minded- ness as for his development savvy. He served for nearly two decades on the Plumas court, golf course -- every- County Planning Commis- thing that makes this town sion and helped found the what it is today." "It is the loss of a true pi- oneer and friend," said Dick Lundy, who enjoyed a longstanding professional and personal relationship with West. "This town Harvey and his wife, Shirley, built was such a special place to live, raise a family and meet so many lifelong friends," said Bob Klein, who worked for West as a golf pro at Graea- gle Meadows since 1987. West and his brothers came to Graeagle in 1957 to assess the holdings and timber of the former box factory, owned at the time by the California Fruit Ex- change. The West family, which also owned the Plac- erville Lumber Company, bought Graeagle and set to work to revitalize the town. West moved his family to Graeagle in 1958 and set up house in one of the big red houses on the hill. The place was a virtual ghost town there was no run- ning water, no electricity and only a few residents. In 1964, he began work on Graeagle Meadows, an 18- hole championship golf course, Fifty years later, Graeagle Graeagle Fire Department. He was a Free Mason and a Rotarian, and coached Lit- tle League, supported the Johnsville ski hill and pro- moted junior golf. "He was a wonderful guy, always a delight to be around," said Clark. "One of the most impressive things I remember was Harvey's commitment to not sell more real estate than the infrastructure could handle. Twenty-five years ago when real estate was booming, he told me he limited the number of lots he sold each year to just 40, even though he said he sometimes had a waiting list of 100 buyers waiting their chance." Despite his prominence, West seldom indulged in self-promotion. Clark said West turned him down for 16 years when he asked West to serve as grand mar- shal of the Graeagle Fourth of July parade. West finally relented last year. "To me that was the perfect way the community could thank him for all he has done," said Clark. For more on the life of Harvey West Jr., see the obituary section, page 3B. Let us help We specialize in turning houses into dream homes, using only the finest home improvement products on the market. Our professional services include: New homes and additions; remodels; decking; garages; fences; kitchen, bath & closet remodeling; roofing repair and replacement; window replacements; door replacements and much, much more. Have some small projects that need to be done, call us! All Work Guaranteed Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Serving the area's construction needs for 27 years! CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035