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PAGE 4 • THE INTERMOUNTAIN NEWS • OCTOBER 28, 2009 RAC seeks input for use of fed funds For the 2010 funding cycle the Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is is trying something new to be more involved in project development. Requests for a Concept Paper or Pre-application for use of funds provided by the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act (PL110-343) a.k.a. Payments to States. This is the latest round of funding under the amended and reauthorized legislation that expires in September 2011. The first step in the application process is to complete a 2-3-page Concept Paper or Pre-application, which essentially asks for a conceptual description of the project, partners involved, and estimated cost. Letters of Support from agency or landowners, and a site-specific map of areas to be treated are also requested as part of the pre-application package. This Pre-application must be returned by November 20, 2009, to the Lassen County RAC, c/o the Lassen National Forest, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA, 96130, Attn: Heidi Perry-McCourt. Following a review of the submissions by the Lassen County RAC on Dec. 10, invited applicants will then be asked to submit a full application to the Lassen County RAC, at the above address, by Jan. 15. Decisions on funding will be made by Feb. 4. All RAC project concepts must be closely coordinated with Ranger District representatives and other key partners. To obtain a copy of the pre-application form and to get more information about the Lassen County RAC project application process, please contact Lloyd Keefer, Lassen County RAC Chair, at (530) 253-3159 or access the web at http://fs.fed.us/r5/ lassen/. Links to other information about the Payments to States legislation and county RACs may be found on the same website. 725-0925 At least 25% of this newspaper is printed on recycled paper. This newspaper is also printed using soy-based ink. Publisher: Craig Harrington Manager: Katie Harrington OUR POLICY All letters to the editor must bear the writer's name, hometown and telephone number or they will not be printed. At a writer's request, we will print the letter unsigned in the newspaper, although we discourage this. We welcome letters from our readers but none can be acknowledged or returned. Short letters are urged. We do reserve the right to edit letters for space. Letters should be addressed to The Intermountain News, P.O. Box 1030, Burney, CA 96013 or e-mail at intermountain.news@mac.com. Opinions expressed by the authors are strictly their own. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: The Intermountain News P.O. Box 1030, Burney, CA 96013 ABOUT THE NEWS The Intermountain News is published every Wednesday morning for the communities of Burney, Fall River Mills, McArthur, Round Mountain, Big Bend, Montgomery Creek, Johnson Park, Old Station, Hat Creek, Glenburn, Cassel, Nubieber, Bieber, Lookout, Adin, Dana, Little Valley, Pittville, Cayton Valley, and Pondosa. The newspaper is published by Cright Incorporated, P.O. Box 1030, Burney, Calif. 96013. Craig Harrington, president and publisher. This newspaper is judged a newspaper of general circulation under court decree #24204, filed April 27, 1959, and can accept legal advertising. Telephone (530) 725-0925, Facsimile (530) 776-5609 or 335-5335. USPS No. 266-560. Second class postage paid at Burney, California 96013. THE INTERMOUNTAIN NEWS IS A MEMBER OF: California Newspaper Publishers Association C A L I F O R N I A TO PROMOTE AND DEFEND THE PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOW Trustee candidates outline positions in seeking election to Fall River Joint Unified School board -From Page 1 “A large part in my decision to move to the Intermountain area was to raise my family in the familiarity and security of this small community. “Another advantage is the opportunity to participate in the area; our communities will only be as strong as the time and effort we invest in them.” Howes is vice president, Intermountain Healthcare Foundation board; member of Friends of Intermountain Library and American Association of University Women; and, treasurer of Burney Presbyterian Church. She served on the Raymond Berry swimming pool oversight committee and currently mentors two students’ senior projects at Fall River High School. RANDY OLLER The Burney resident taught at Burney High School from 1964 until his 1999 retirement. A Shasta College instructor for 39 years, he currently teaches via interactive television with students located in Alturas, Susanville and Redding. The founder of the Burney Wrestling Invitational tournament, he coached the Burney Raiders wrestling team for 42 years. He serves on the Rural Occupation Program board. Oller is seeking his second four-year term. IGNACIO VENEGAS The former chairman of the Pit River Health board is proud of the organization’s financial growth. He credits the staff with the organization’s financial solvency. During his four-year term, the health center financial position changed by nearly $900,000 from a deficit to the financial position where “we (health service) can operate comfortably,” Venegas stated. Board experience enabled him to learn about state, federal and non-allocated grants as well as organizational policies and procedures. The candidate said he has a “good grasp on being a board member.” The Fall River Mills resident said he “learned how to work with people to move an organization forward” while on the tribal board. TERI VIGIL The senior member (10- years) of the current school board believes she brings “experience and continuity to the district.” She worked with three superintendents. “I experienced the highs and lows of school finance. I dealt with many issues the district is currently facing. I BUSINESS DIRECTORY OPEN 7 DAYS 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. HWY 299 EAST FALL RIVER MILLS (530) 336-5400 MARKET & DELI Groceries • Convenience Foods • Cold Drinks • Ice • Beer/Wine •Sandwiches • Soft Serve Ice Cream • Local Products • Gift Baskets GIFT SHOP - GREETING CARDS Fishing, Camping, Golf & Hunting Supplies Contact Wayne or Brandon Mitchell (530) 335-3838 Office (530) 524-0541 Cell Lic.# 904523 (530) 335-5778 Fax Custom Home & Remodeling From Start to Finish, We Do it All No Jobs Too Big or Small Concrete • Roofing • Framing Siding • Windows • Tile • Flooring Sheetrock • Finish Work Painting, Etc. BIG PINES REALTY Main St., Burney BILL CAMPBELL Sales Associate DRE # 01860874 (530) 339-1048 realestatebill@frontier.com www.century21bigpines.com IGNACIO VENEGAS JANELLE HOWES RANDY OLLER TERI VIGIL have been through budget crisis before.” Vigil is trained in interestbased negotiations. She was a member of the district labor negotiating team for eight years. A classroom volunteer, Vigil said she has “a good working relationship with the employees of our district.” IMN: Any information about your family that you would like to share with voters? OLLER The retiree is enthusiastically waiting for a telephone call announcing the birth of his first great-grandchild. He will travel to southern California when newest member of the Oller family arrives. The father of four children and 13 grandchildren was married for 43 years prior to his wife’s death from cancer three years ago. VENEGAS The 1995 graduate of Fall River High School is married with two children. His eldest child attends Fall River Elementary and the second child is in pre-school. A life-long Intermountain resident, Venegas has Latino and Native American heritage. He would like to “see minority interests represented” on the board. VIGIL An Intermountain area resident for 22 years, Vigil is married and has four children. Her eldest son is a senior at the University of Idaho and a daughter attends Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a rodeo scholarship. Another daughter attends Fall River High School and her youngest child is a student at Fall River Elementary. Both children are active in sports and academic programs. Her husband, Michael, manages Dixie Valley Ranch. INTERMOUNTAIN FLOORS 37260 MT. VIEW & MAIN ST. BURNEY • 335-3880 CARTET • VINYL • WOOD • PERGO Dennis Williams, Owner/Installer INTERMOUNTAIN INSURANCE SERVICES Lic# OE16980 BUSINESS • PERSONAL FARM • RANCH Established in 1981 336-5565 or 800-655-6561 43223 Highway 299E Fall River Mills They enjoy rodeo and travel in their spare time. HOWES Relocating to Burney in 2003, Howes has two children at home and is adopting two children. “I made sure to enroll my oldest son in the district’s independent study program and have been duly pleased. He is a first grader this year. In time, he and his siblings will move into the classroom school setting.” IMN: Why are you a school board candidate? VENEGAS “Bridge the gap between parents and the school district,” stated Venegas. Venegas thinks the board needs a “new perspective… what parents see is the best for kids.” A quality school system is important because his two children will be educated in the district. VIGIL “I am running for the school board again because I love the challenge of this kind of work. “Student achievement is of great interest to me,” she said. She attended team leadership meetings and discussed with administrators the best practices to create the best learning environment for students. “I take this job seriously and do my best to represent all parties fairly,” Vigil stated. Quoting an anonymous source, “A school board member can either be a critic or a part of the educational team,” Vigil wrote, “I want to be a part of this team.” HOWES The candidate reviewed board minutes for the past six years. “I plan to bring a positive attitude and team-player mentality to our district, L. ENLOE WELL DRILLING ‘We are well experienced’ Call 800-895-4H2O or 800-895-4426 Contractor’s License 710459 INTER MOUNTAIN BODY WORKS CORP. 24-HOUR TOWING encouraging all community members to actively participate.” She “hopes to bring a fresh perspective as a former teacher, enthusiastic community member and concerned parent.” Howes considers it a “privilege to advocate for all our area’s children to continue to receive the best education possible in the safety of our Intermountain area.” OLLER “My priority is the kids,” stated Oller. Oller’s passion is working with students, which is the reason he is a school board member. “My whole life involved the kids. I can’t get away from it,” the candidate enthusiastically stated. IMN: What is your platform and/or what are the compelling issues? VIGIL “The issue most important to me is to make the students of our district ready either for the workforce or ready for college or university when they graduate.” Vigil believes every student is a capable learner with different abilities and states expectations for all students should be equal. “Every student needs to be pushed to do their personal best. I believe in our vocational education programs. “I believe in the arts and music. Academics aimed at the college prep student are a necessity. Sports and athletics create character. We must maintain all these programs to serve the needs of every student and to form the well-rounded individual.” HOWES “Pursue funding avenues to provide a complete education for our students and desirable compensation for employees,” the candidate wrote. She believes the district • COMPLETE PAINT JOBS • AUTO GLASS REPLACEMENT • FRAME STRAIGHTENING • COLLISION ESTIMATES Insurance Work Welcome 335-4558 38227 Main Street, Johnson Park VALLEY HARDWARE & NURSERY 43185 Hwy 299 • Fall River Mills 336-5583 Home of Your Local Radio Shack Paul & Darla Van Riet, Owners Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5:30 • Sat 8-5 • Sun 9-3 must prepare students to enter the work force and/or pursue a postsecondary education. This goal “involves the complete schooling of students: academics, the arts and technology.” The candidate would like to develop internships with the community, aid the learning and growth of talented and special education students with advanced placement courses. Howes believes the district must retain its excellent educators by motivating them with academic freedom, paying competitive salaries and benefits, and being supportive and respectful of their professions. For parents, the candidate states the district should “promote and expect more parental participation in their children’s lives; success in school is due in large part to parental involvement in their home.” OLLER His governance role is to assure “money is spent in the classroom,” the candidate stated. California’s reduced educational funding means the district has to continue to be proactive in finding alternate financial sources, he believes. Oller’s philosophy is the district should “hire best teachers you can find, get out of their way and let them do their job.” VENEGAS “Want to do the best I can for kids and bring what I have (experience) to the board,” Venegas stated. He is interested in the school curriculum because his two children will be graduates of the local school system. The candidate believes staff and parents are sometimes disconnected. 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Limited supply of H1N1 vaccine available A limited supply of Pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine shots and nasal spray has arrived at Shasta County Public Health. Public Health will distribute most doses to local vaccine providers, and set aside 400 doses to be given by appointment at 2650 Breslauer Way in Redding. For now, the vaccine is only available to groups who are at highest risk of severe disease or spreading disease; therefore, for this shipment, those first in line are: • Children ages 6 months through 9 years (especially those with chronic medical conditions) • People who live with or care directly for infants under 6 months old • Healthcare workers who have frequent, close contact with small children (pediatrics, emergency rooms, health clinics, OB/GYNs and family practice offices with lots of pediatric care) • Pregnant women (who are willing to receive vaccine containing thimerosal) “We want to quickly give vaccine to people at highest risk of complications from flu and those who care for them,” said Shasta County Health Officer Andrew Deckert, M.D., MPH. Appointments will be given to people in the risk groups listed above on a first come, first serve basis. Providers in Shasta County are scheduled to receive 27,900 doses in November, more in December and January, and there will eventually be enough vaccine for anyone who wants it, health officials said. Watch www.shastaflushots.com for updated information about additional shipments of vaccine. More information about protecting oneself and family is available at www.shastapublichealth.net. $500,000 initial gift made by wind farm to community fund -From Page 1 our projects are located and we are especially appreciative for the local support we received that helped make this project a reality.” “The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is happy to partner with the citizens of the Burney Region and Hatchet Ridge Wind to help make the vision of the Burney Regional Community Fund a reality,” said Kathy Ann Anderson, CEO of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. “This initial gift of $500,000 with a total of $1 million over the next 20 years is a great beginning to the Burney Fund which will make a difference for the people and organizations of the Burney region. We look forward to seeing this fund grow to provide a legacy for generations to come. “ “The Hatchet Ridge Wind project is the epitome of a win-win. It will provide local jobs, much-needed tax revenue and economic stimulus, clean renewable energy and over $2 million in local charitable dollars split between the new Burney Regional Community Fund that will be administered by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation and the Burney Fall River Education Foundation,” said Pam Giacomini, chair of the Burney Regional Community Fund. “The Burney Regional Community Fund formation committee, made up of local service club representatives, looks forward to the first granting cycle sometime in the near future with the generous donation from Hatchet Ridge Wind.” Engagement announced John and Leanne Rincon of Chico have announced the engagement of their daughter Amy to Jonathan McKinney of Redding. Jonathan is the son of Don and Sandy McKinney of Big Bend. Amy is a graduate of Paradise High School. She is currently employed as a stock manager of World Market in Chico and also works as a personal trainer. Jonathan is a graduate of Foothill High School and Shasta College. He is the manager of Zumiez in Redding. Christmas tree permits on sale beginning Monday Christmas Tree Permits are available Monday and will be sold through Dec. 19. Each permit allows the harvesting of one Christmas Tree from Lassen National Forest lands. Permits sell for $10 each and the maximum allowed per household is two permits. Along with the Christmas Tree Permit tag, purchasers are provided a map showing cutting areas, requirements and helpful tips. When purchasing in person exact change is appreciated. Permits may also be purchased through the mail. Mailed requests for permits must be received by Dec. 11 and should be “The Burney Fall River Education Foundation is delighted to receive these donations from the Hatchet Ridge Wind project,” said Ralene Metcalf, president of the Burney Fall River Education Foundation. “Our purpose is to provide the students in the Fall River Joint Unified School District with the most up-todate and progressive of educational experiences. With these monies, this goal will be greatly realized for many years to come.” ABOUT PATTERN ENERGY GROUP LP Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates power projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America. Pattern Energy commenced operations in June 2009. Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy and powerfocused private equity firm with $17 billion under management, purchased Babcock & Brown’s North American energy development team and development pipeline to form Pattern Energy. Pattern Energy retains an 80-person staff with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and New York, which developed, financed and placed into operation more than 2,000 MW of wind power in eleven states. Pattern Energy’s development pipeline exceeds 4,000 MW of renewable energy projects in addition to multiple power transmission projects and natural gas power projects. directed to the nearest Forest Service Office. To expedite a request, one is urged to write on the envelope “Christmas Tree Permit.” When purchasing by mail, please include the following: printed name and address to which the permit(s) are to be mailed; a daytime telephone number; and a check or money order for $10 per tree, made out to: “USDA Forest Service.” Also provide the name of the person who will be signing the permit and cutting the tree. Permits will be available at the Information Center, Highways 89 and 44 in Old Station and Hat Creek Ranger Station in Fall River Mills. Free concert Tuesday at Polley Center Dennis Agajanian is scheduled to perform a free concert at the Liz Polley Performing Arts Center Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Dennis is on tour and is driving through Burney on one of his many stops. He is just returning from Nashville where he received the Living Legend Award for 2008 from the Christian Country Music Association. He plays gospel, country, blue grass and classical music. Pat Nugent, pastor of Calvary Chapel Burney Falls, the sponsor of the event, said, “I was surprised and pleased to hear from Dennis asking if we wanted to sponsor his visit. I said, ‘You bet!’ This is Dennis’ fourth time ministering in Burney. “You don’t want to miss this. It is something for the entire family.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Information about Dennis’ ministry can be found on http://daconcerts.org/. This event is sponsored by Calvary Chapel Burney Falls. An offering (love gift) will be received. For more information, telephone Nugent at 335-2910. Gallery reception slated for Friday An opening reception for Vicky Sjoberg Photography is scheduled at Fall River Arts and Trophies, 43514 Highway 299, Fall River Mills Friday from 6-8 p.m. The Cedarville photographer is showing her work there through Nov. 20. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. THE INTERMOUNTAIN NEWS • OCTOBER 28, 2009 • PAGE 5 Candidates address issues facing the school district -From Page 4 team approach and creating American casinos might good relations to keep the be a new alternate funding IMN: Candidate answers funding priority on the classroom. source. to the next two questions overlapped so they are combined. The questions are tration study every situation “All the stakeholders will The board and adminis- VIGIL how can the district survive to determine the classroom work together to do the best the funding crisis and what benefit. for our students,” Vigil wrote. can you do to resolve it? His concern is the local She said the teachers and district has less control over administrators work together money because of governmental to solve problems. and legal constraints. The budget is an open The candidate stated the book and the board examines few teacher layoffs are a every dollar for the ben- result of administration and efit of students. board doing their homework. Administration keeps the The “administrative staff is board abreast of budget bare bones, which is the way issues. The board will “try to it should be,” he stated. be proactive about them. “We will do our best to VENEGAS work together to make the “Need funding for great dollars stretch for our students,” schools,” the candidate she stated. stated. “We will survive. We have He said alternate funding in the past and will continue sources such as grants are a to do so in the future.” priority. He suggested Native HOWES “The most pressing problem in our district is the budget, to be able to adequately provide for all the district’s needs with limited funds,” she stated. The candidate said the problem is exacerbated because of the district’s small size, declining enrollment and reduced state funds. Howes will search for alternate funding sources including state and federal monies to which students are entitled; district support of fundraising efforts, including parent teacher association and boosters; and, grants and encouraging philanthropic support. The candidate thinks the district should “anticipate loss of student enrollment and plan accordingly, including search for means to increase enrollment.” She cites growth in the number of home-schooled children and proposes to incorporate them into the district independent study program instead of allowing other counties to receive these children into their school districts. OLLER The financial situation is “pretty gloomy” but Oller believes “we will weather this storm, we will do the best job we can for the kids.” He is optimistic the financial issue will reverse in a couple of years. Oller credits the board, administration, teachers and classified staff in building a INDOOR FLEA MARKET WHERE BARGAINS & TREASURES ABOUND! SATURDAY, OCT. 31 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING! LOTS OF VENDORS! SHOP EARLY 4 XMAS! TABLE SPACE $25! CLEAN RESTROOMS! For more info or to reserve space Call Debbie Bidwell: 335-3093 Or Teri Vigil: 336-5902 Russell’s Recycling We buy Scrap Metal: Iron, Tin, Baling Wire, Pot Metal, Lead, Car Batteries, and Vehicles with a DMV Junk slip or Vehicles with the title and chain of ownership. We also buy all your non ferrous metals: Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Radiators and Stainless Steel, however we abide by the new California Scrap Metal Theft Law that includes the non ferrous metals. Please call for more information. (530) 233-2825. We also buy all your CRV items such as Cans, Plastic and Glass Bottles. We Accept all your major Appliances FREE of CHARGE: Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Air Conditioners, Furnaces, and Water Heaters. (NO Electronics). We have a Portable Crane & Magnet available for those large amounts of Scrap Metal for Pickup. Roll of Boxes and Bins are available for Businesses and Large Cleanup Sites. Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 10am to 5pm Located @ 504 West 12th Street, Alturas, CA 96101 Questions?? Please Call (530) 233-2825 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Dr. Michael S. Maier Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Effective and Gentle Chiropractic Care for treatment of: • Stress • Headaches • Car Accidents • Sports & Work Injuries • New or Old Neck, Back and Hip Pain • Many Other Conditions * Most Insurances Accepted 43123 Hwy 299E Fall River Mills (At the “Y”) 336-6547 “We provide personalized care, and have had the pleasure of improving the quality of life of people in the valley for 12 years” Our exciting indoor flea market will feature a wide range of vendors offering new and used merchandise, as well as antiques and collectibles. Shop October 31, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in enclosed comfort. BUY OR SELL ANYTHING YOU DESIRE TABLE/SPACE ONLY $25 Donation of items will be accepted DON'T MISS THIS CHANCE TO GET STARTED FOR THE HOLIDAYS GIANT FLEA MARKET JENNIFER SKUCE PAVILLION Located at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds • McArthur

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