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2A Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress GET UP TO AN COOPER TIRES "-'-- yuu VISA PREPAID CARD MARCH 1 APRIL 15 2014 l When you buy a new set of four qualifying tires today you'll get a Visa prepaid card worth up to $80 by mail $80 Reward -Afr3, CTS $70 Reward - Cooper Zeon RS3-A Cooper Zeon RS3-S $60 Reward - CS4 HT3, H/T Plus $50 Reward - CS3 M O HAWK TRAmNe coMFANY FULL SERVICE STATION AUTO TRUCK & RV REPAIRS & SERVICE 284-7312 * = $  B4 417 Highway 89 Many other credit cards also accepted Greenville CA 95974 ATTENTION EMPLOYERS! Business and Career Network 2014 Lassen Job Fair Respond by March 21, 2014 lusiness career network AmerrsaobCenter of C'olifornio  Jilance for Worldoe vetopmettt. Inc.  atJ EqtJal OpltfUIty Elnployert'Prldrtk Auxi#at)f aids and eercoa are available (Ipon requeM to inditdJels with disab?ilies, Reql;eats ma4fe at leas! 72 hout in advance, wl help to en,(lre avaab#lty. Brian Dahle stands in front of the Quincy library March 6. A former member of the Quincy Library Group, Dahle said he based his leadership style of finding common ground on what he learned as part of the QLG. Dahle was in Quincy to conduct a townhall meeting. Photo submitted Assemblyman shares a fresh approach to government Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Speaking in the Quincy library meeting room, state Assemblyman Brian Dahle told the audience that the setting had helped shape his approach to goeernment. "We should look for opportunities to work together where we can," Dahle said. "I learned that right here in this building with the Quincy Library Group." Dahle told the two dozen citizens gathered for his townhall meeting March 6 that he seeks common ground in the Assembly. "I will run bills that I think can be signed into law," he said. "It's reaching across the aisle and trying to get things done." He thinks the opportunities will arise more 10ften because of the open primary system. , He explained that in a closed primary, a Republican had to "out-right" the other candidate and a Democrat had to "out-left" his opponent, which resulted in "extremes in the Assembly and the Senate." And because of the way term limits worked, the average assemblyman had a tenure of just 3.6 years, not long enough to really know "1 like to focus on things that I can accomplish." Brian Dahle, Assemblyman asked Dahle about his sentiments regarding the state of Jefferson, and whether he supported the effort to form another state. "No," Dahle said and went on to explain why it would be difficult for northern counties to survive as an independent state, largely because so much of the land mass is federally owned. "I like to focus on things that I can accomplish," he said. ,, ,... l ........... GMOS" z,.,,,,-'l i: Resident Pat Terhune asked Dahle for his opinion on genetically modified organisms." ."I'm a seed farmer," Dahle said. "GMO has a place. We won't feed the world without GMOs." For Dahle, proper labeling of products is what needs to be discussed. SPI settlement a fire from having to pay the tax. About schoolchildren Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Micheline Miglis delivered an impassioned plea for relief from being held to the same standards as large school districts without being given adequate resources. Dahle said he understood the plight of small school districts, noting that his wife, Megan, is the president of the school board in his hometown of Bieber. "I will always be engaged in that fight," he said. "I have three kids." "I have 1,700," Micheline responded. Other issues Dahle also addressed questions pertaining to frackin:fir,.0urldwat er quality, atokuck requirementg"and good forestry. "I'm an environmentalist; I'm a good steward of the land," Dahle said, and became a little emotional as he talked about his desire to preserve his land for his children. Dahle brings his colleagues to his district to educate them about rural northern California. "Some of them have never been north of the job. Quincy Library Group Sacramento," he said. Now, an assemblyman can member John Sheehan asked He referenced one Southern serve 12 years, and because Dahle about his reaction to California assemblyman who, the primary system is open, the "hand slap" that the state when asked where his water more moderate voters are attorney general's office and came from, responded "from entering office, department of forestry the tap." Discussing the 41 freshmen received for falsifying 'I intend to show him members of the Assembly, information in the lawsuit where his water comes Dahle said, "We talk against Sierra Pacific from," Dahle said. differently." He estimates Industries that i't will take just two more "I'm ashamed that people His mission election cycles for the in the public sector "I took a pay cut to go to dynamic of the Assembly to knowingly did that," Dahle Sacramento and I m away change, said. "I think we should take from my wife and kids," Plumas County Supervisor a firm stand and fire them. Dahle said. Jon Kennedy; who was in the After a year in office, he and audience, applauded Dahle's CalFire fee his wife discussed whether he approach to the job. In response to a question should run again. (Dahle is up "I really appreciate what about the Howard Jarvis for election this year.) you do and how you do it," Taxpayers Association They decided that he would Kennedy said. You don t see lawsuit against the CalFire because they believe that he D' and 'R (referring to fee, Dahle said he thinks that can make a difference. Democrat and Republican)." it will succeed. "It's one year in and the He also introduced a bill kids have adjusted well," he State of Jefferson that would exempt people said. "It's our opportunity to Attorney Robert Zernich whose homes were burned in shape the future." Election slate set for June ballot X the area's most unique gift shop. )/ Debra Moore Dougan said he bowed out The county officials who k/// Staff Writer for family reasons. He has will appear on the ballot dmoore@plumasnews.com four sons: one in medical unopposed are as follows: .... school, two in college District 3 Supervisor -/Veho e-ot.].r dis ountw'l ]e J, All incumbentcountyoffice studying premed and a fourth SherrieThrall p c 1 lp you with your personal holders, as well as two in high school. Sheriff Greg Hagwood  budgeting for the home and for any gift-giving plans for  challengers for District 5 "My family has to be the District Attorney David family and friends:  supervisor, met the March 7 priority at this time," said Hollister 3  . , ( ]. deadline to file nomination .Dougan, who couldn't justify Clerk/Recorder Kathy ppers and declarations of mounting a costly campaign Williams BaT00rb:0000yL00:a:nadlF;.Ye:ds candidacy for the June at the expense of college Treasurer Julie White election, tuition. Assessor Chuck Leonhardt Clio residents Jeff Engle As a former grand jury Auditor Roberta Allen and Jim Judd are .challenging member, Dougan said he County Superintendent of Open Thurs-Fri-Sat 11-5 7 ~ as always open by appointment ~ (A.II 284-6016 . incumbent Supervisor Jon Kennedy to represent Graeagle, Mohawk Valley and East Quincz. Another Clio resident, Mark Dougan, also had announced his intention to run, but decided against it just hours before the deadline. "saw a huge need for someone who knew what was going on" to be on the board. Dougan thought his grand jury experience combined with his background in planning and management, as well as a master's degree in business, could benefit the. board. Schools Micheline Miglis It has been a long time since all seven countywide elected officials have not been challenged. As far back as 1990 at least one -- and up to five -- has faced opposition. Election Day is June 3. The elections office will send out vote-by-mail ballots May 5.