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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 9B OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Guidelines for letters All letters must contain an address and phone number. Only one letter per week per person will be published; only one letter per person per month regarding the same~ topic will be published. Feather Publishing does not print third-party, anonymous or open letters. Letters must not exceed 300 words. Writers responding to previously published letters may not mention the author by name. The deadline is Friday at noon; deadlines may change due to holidays. Letters may be submitted at any of Feather Publishing's offices, sent via fax to 283-3952 or emailed to dmoore@plumasnews.com. Grateful I am writing this letter because I am grateful. As you know the Carr Fire in Shasta/Trinity Counties has been devastating. As of today 1060 residences have been destroyed and many residents are still displaced. My family was very fortunate that we were just outside of the evacuation zone so we have been able to remain in our home throughout this entire ordeal. Unfortunately, many in out community were not so fortunate and have lost everything. This brings me to the reason for this letter. My husband and I are both former residents of Plumas County. The communities in Plumas County have been amazing in this time of crisis. Your communities have come together to provide relief to those so profoundly affected by this tragedy. We have had two deliveries of water, food, pet supplies, toys and clothing from Plumas County skating. I mean "skate" like our water and the control of they stay squatted, even if teeming with stars, and a Tony Hawk skateboarding, our water resdurces, the party leaves the area.huge variety of flora and Yep, I am an adult of 38 Now is the time to submit Now what? fauna to inhabit our land, years of age who still likes to more projects for flood and Well, the longer that water, and skies. Plumas play skateboarding. Been water conservation on the property stays blighted, the County is home for many doing it for 25 years. I can Middle Fork of the Featherblightier it gets, pine endemic and rare sPecies. say skateboarding saved my River. The dam failure at the needles, fire accelerators, Our Plumas communities life and it's taken mearound Oroville Reservoir is a ladder fuel, pine trees and 20 also support, sometimes the country and the world, wake-up call for action. The gas tanks -- got gas, propane seasonally, a wide range of I had heard there was a same could happen at the tanks too, You want in on unique and fascinating skate park here in Quincy Davis and Frenchman that fire? neighbors. before I came for my first reservoirs. Portola needs to This is occurring 300 feetOne such neighbor is the visit, so I decided to stop by become water wise and get from my home. It's been mygrebe, both the Clark's and for a session. Wow. I liked off the use of Lake Davis home for nearly 30 years. I Western varieties. Thanks to what I saw. A spine, a fun water and its inflated price have no fire insurance, grant funding, for several box, a couple of rails, a by the county. We need to I follow all the Calfire years these peculiar and manual pad and a giant tap into our water resources recommendations. Three endearing birds have been bowl. Everything I could and build a Weir at the hundred feet away is an monitored at their nesting have hoped for and more. So, Bridge in Portola to storeundeveloped piece of forest, sites around the county by I decided to drop in ouch. water and prevent It kind of separates us from Plumas Audubon Society. I took a small slam when I downstream flooding. "downtown." Recently an PAS has also sought to hit a twig in the park and It is time to rebuild into an array of badly used up protect the grebe's delicate quickly figured out the "advantaged city" using our vehicles have showed up, nesting requirements, concrete is like sandpaper, water rights and our more than 20. keeping Almanor's waters I'm talking rough renewable natural How do you suppose those clean and deep enough sandpaper. The concrete at resources. It is time to start vehicles arrived? Driven? during nesting to insure the skate park is worse than developing Our general plan No, ain't a one of them has their continued viability. the sidewalks we have in for 2040. been licensed in years, most Grebes winter in the San Jose. It doesn't work. It Larry F. Douglasdon't have plates. Pacific Ocean and come to slows you down and it likes Portola Ain't it against the law to many Plumas lakes, to take layers of skin off tow an unregistered vehicle? primarily Lake Almanor, in your body. And the coping, Blight Not if they show up in thethe spring. Grebes are well that's the metal that Great editorial, thanks somiddle of the night, monogamous, and they lines the whole park, it much. Fact is most came from literally run or dance across sticks. Coping is meant for Blight, huh? That's what miles away. Most are old the surface of the water grinding and sliding, it's called; it's a firefighter's fiberglass boats landfillswhen courting. Their Trying to skate at the nightmare, won't take. What's a guy to floating nests are fashioned Quincy skate park is like Portola has no code do? Move to Portola. from vegetation and situated playing tennis in the mud. enforcement officer any Ed Laurie in shallow water, making a While it's better than longer and blight (some of it Portola stable water depth critical to nothing, you won't catch me moving in, not out of town) successful hatching and safe skating there. I'll just go to has been raised, not Celebrating grebes rearing of young. Although Reno, they have skate parks lowered. We who call Plumas baby grebes can swim at that "work." A lot of blight comes on County home are fortunate birth, they often ride on Mario Guel wheels from county to be enveloped by nature's their parents' backs -- quite Quincy properties that the countysuperlatives: tall mountains, a sight to see. has pressured blightists to beautiful clean rivers andFrom Aug, 24 to 26, PAS Portola's woes remove from the county, lakes, a complex geology will be sponsoring its third Portola was incorporated Several county thanks to the convergence of annual Grebe Festival. in 1946. The General Plan "immigrants," have broughtthe Sierra Nevada and Birders and outdoor 2020 was intended to guide unlicensed, unregistered, Cascade ranges, immense enthusiasts will converge on the City of Portola through uninsured vehicles into our forests sprinkled with Lake Almanor to experience an era of substantial change, town and once they squat, ancient trees, dark skies first-hand and close-up the These changes include an increase in the retired population, more leisure time and affluence to enjoy communities. I would especially like to thank Kiley, Kevin and Jamie Boley for organizing these amazing relief efforts and Save Mor Foods for supporting them. Our community is so grateful for everything you have done. Thank you, Brandi Seaters Former Plumas County resident Doesn't work I love living in Quincy. Coming from the Bay Area, this place is paradise. I've got everything I need, fresh air, forests, rivers, creeks, snow, wildlife and most importantly, solitude. Saying that I live in a town with only two tral~lC lights makes my family and friends in the Bay Area somewhat jealous. Although, what I don't have, is a good place to go skate. No, not the skate like roller rink attractive communities, and i: i technologic advances that enable certain types of employment to locate to relatively isolated locations. Two years before the general plan is to be updated the city is in a state of blight with infrastructure woes. Since Portola is considered a "disadvantaged community" we now have a project to help us move forward using a State Revolving Fund, The technical assistance is being administered by California State University with oversight from the State Water Resources Control Board. The Project has already been expanded to address water issues as well as sewer. The city council approved to submit applications for two projects, estimated to be approximately $35 million. Our water customers have issues with the expense of grebes and an array of other natural wonders through pontoon boat and kayak trips, hikes, art opportunities, a speakers' forum, free screening of the film, "Albatross," and more. County residents are especially invited to attend this local event. Complete details are available at plumasaudubon.org. Piers Strailey Plumas Audubon Society Board President Quincy Follow the money The official title of Measure B, which will be on your November ballot, is the Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Ordinance. You'd assume from that name that California never passed Prop. 64. Oddly lacking in its title is anything whatsoever about growing marijuana commercially, yet that is exactly what this measure is about. Like virtually all initiatives, Measure B represents the agenda of those who wrote it, in this case a group of marijuana growers who have been producing crops locally in quantities that exceed the amount of medical marijuana that could ever be used by local residents. where did the excess go? Exported out of county at a profit -- to the growers, not to the county. Measure B proponents speak nobly of helping wounded veterans, the ill, and the elderly by turning Plumas County into See Letters, page lOB New Open Hours: Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm * DOG BOARDING FACILITY * State-of-the-art facility for your pet, offering climate controlled indoor runs with a year-round fenced outdoor exercise yard. (530) 832-4727. Proceeds from the boarding facility benefit the High Sierra Rescue operation. Ronnie Hey there! My name is Ronnie and I'm a 4 year old male Brittany mix that weighs about 40 pounds. I'm sweet, social and very active. I'm looking for that special forever family that likes to get up and go! I'm ready for new adventures and am eager to learn anything you're willing to teach me! I love to dance; I'll even give you lessons at no extra charge! Boogie on down to High Sierra Animal Rescue and trip the light fantastic with me. I could be your perfect partner! Hi, my name is River. I am a female 2 year-old Shar Pei mix that weighs 45 pounds. I am a sweet girl that just needs a chance to warm up and show these around me how well behaved I can be. I would really enjoy long walks, being outdoors with my people and being able to just be me. To top it off I show lots of love and like to snuggle up close. Give me the chance to introduce myself by making a trip to High Sierra Animal Rescue to meet me; I promise you won't regret it! I Mark Smith Broker & Owner Offl~: 530-836-0444 Mobile: 775-?~,9-3913 Fag: 530-836-1418 DRE ~u #01:306367 Soda Fountain and GI~$hop I[ m feathers:,financial 20 A Crescent St Quincy, CA 95971 (530)~ 283-2341 ~vw.feotherfinc=nciol.com 8 3 2" S 2 0 8 Bruce Honis Lee, D.D.S. General Dentistry 181 Gulling, Portola 832-4461 Nic Beddoe, Agent #0G78680 NV- #850735 CA 530,-550-1400 nic.beddoe.uOpa @ statefarm.com www.beddoeinsurance.com Contact your elected officials PLUMAS COUNTY SUPERVISORS - 520 Main Street, Room 309, Quincy, CA 95971; (530) 283-6170; FAX: (530) 283-6288; E-Mail: pcbs@countyofplumas.com. Individual supervisors can be e-mailed from links on the county website: countyofplumas.com PRESIDENT - Donald J. Trump, the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20500. (202) 456-1414. Fax: 202-456-2461. E-mail: whitetiouse.gov/contact/ U.S. SENATOR- Dianne Feinstein (D), 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg Washington, D.C. 20510. 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