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Measure B funds put to work-- Page 2A Plumas gives to Carr Fire victims-- Page 8A Vol. 88, No. 38 * www.plumasnews.com,530-283-0800 Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 $1 I I I II I I III I I I I I I I I Local, pick sweet crop of fresh berries More photos on back page Berry picking went faster on a summer night when Greenville sisters Liah Bowers on the left, 11, and Serenity, 13, teamed up. Photos by Roni Java Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor eroth@plumasnews.com As is traditional, the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Board met for an enthusiastic presentation from Fair Manager John Steffanic before the fair opens to the public today, Aug. 8. A dedication ceremony for the new entrance gate will take place today at noon. Steffanic extends thanks to Sierra Pacific Industries, Plumas-Sierra County Fair Foundation and Plumas Sierra Farm Bureau for their donations that made the new gate possible. The temperature outside was so similar to the inside of an oven on July 25, that the group agreed to hear the "pitch" and take the tour visually from the newly created VIP lounge. The lineup of fresh new attractions for the Welcome to the Neighborhood-[hemed fair will undoubtedly leave a long and lasting impression. New this year are a U.S. Army semi-truck filled with simulators, juggling master Matt Henry, PSCF Foundation Tiki Lounge/Wine Bar, Hypnopalooza, Innovation Station and Drone wars. Returning favorites include Artropolis, the Fishing Pond, world-renowned Drum Corps, 4-H animals and ag, and all the favorite fair foods imaginable. Looking forward, the star lineup is solidified and tickets are now available for the second annual Americana Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds during Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. rlf[!!!!lll!!!!!!lli7 To subscribe to the Record, call 530-283-0800 les are Weeds, debris ordinance means fines Meg Upton Staff Writer mupton@plumasnews.corn It doesn't take much to start a fire in our present dry drought climate. The fire on Lee Road in East Quincy gave a perfect example of the importance of eradicating weeds and debris from town properties. In the area of Greenville known as "The Flats," five property owners have been served with letters from the Indian Valley Community Services District for allegedly violating Ordinance 6.02.050 -- which sets out requirements for the removal of fire hazards such as weeds and debris from the premises. The property owners have until Aug. 24 to comply with the ordinance. At the September IVCSD board meeting, directors will have a resolution to consider on weed Not a good year to let a property go to the weeds. A fire hydrant in the area known as "The Flats" is abatement. For property might not have the remove weeds and debris. owners that do not resources to remove the Residents have been comply, tax liens against dried grasses and debris,vocal on the need for the properties could be All have at least knee high removal. "We don't want next. weeds and several have to go up in flare 3s. A fire Some of the properties flammal le debris in the could sweep right through look abandoned and some yards, here in seconds," said are in foreclosure. Some There is also one Dottle Preston about the properties are inhabited property in TaylorsviUe problem. She indicated by senior citizens, who that received a notice tothat in the past, the county barely visible. Photo by Meg Upton had sent people out to cite property owners giving them 30 days to comply. The protocol through the IVCSD means non-compliance could run through fire season, with concerned neighbors having to just hope that nothing bad will happen.