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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, June 11, 2014 15A When will Lassen Peak awake again? A century has passed since Lassen Peak first awoke from its 27,000-year slumber May 30, 1914. A single steam explosion awoke the volcano but it wasn't until May 22, 1915, that Lassen Peak blew its top. Volcanic explosions continued for several years, into 1917. By the 1950s, steam from the volcano's craters began to dissipate. Although still considered active, Lassen Peak is sleeping quietly until the unknown time when it will erupt again. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne rave writer labels I I cookie the Debra Moore Staff Writer When members of the Plumas County Tourism Council met last week, they weren't alone. There was a travel writer in their midst. And within the week the 20 million readers of learned that the best gingersnap can be found in Quincy, that Ada's Place provides the perfect setting for a night's stay, and that great meals are to be found at Moon's and. Sweet Lorraine's. Barbara Steinberg, the Sacramento-based owner of California Travel Insider, makes regular treks to Plumas County. This was her third trip in the past year during which she visited Lake Davis, the Graeagle area, the Brewing Lair (which she dubbed her favorite), the Sierra Buttes, Sardine Lake and other landmarks. She hopes to return soon'to kayak on Lake: .Al ma! gl: to return to other favorite places including the Dawn Gardens, the Maddalena and Heart K ranches, and the farmers' markets. "I love to share adventures and unexplored regions," she shared via email. "Plumas County has much to share and I hope to write more in time. I've often said, 'I run out of itime before I run out of fun.'" In articles that appeared on and on her .own website, Steinberg wrote !of f'mding the perfect gingersnap. "Nice chewiness and a bit iof a snap -- my dream cookie. iAmerican Valley Baking !makes a variety of desserts and breads, but I went right rfor the gingersnap. That's all ',you need to know. American iValley Baking is very small :and local. No Facebook. No !website. The focus is on ibaking. Thank you for that!" ,, American Valley Baking is located in Quincy Natural iFoods on Main Street. ! She was equally effusive iabout Ada's Place. "A !peaceful drive along two-lane iscenic roads through Plumas ::County brings you to this !rainbow's end. The cottages iare darling. Yes, I would live ihere!" : Steinberg goes on to !Pool needs ADA lift Fundraisers planned i In an effort to make the iTaylorsville Community Pool !accessible to everyone, the pool committee is looking to :purchase a portable, iself-operating Hoyer lift. , Two fundraising events ave been planned during the 0ol's Pioneer Day opening to :help raise money for the lift: ]VIichele Greco is offering $10 !haircuts at the Main Street iSalon & Boutique in ,'raylorsviUe; and the , ommittee will be having a fi3ake and Book Sale at the iChuck Clay Park where the pool is located. All proceeds rom the two fundraisers will ,go toward the lift. The pool will be open to the ublic from 1 to 3 p.m. on pioneer Day, June 14. "Admission for this one-day ;opening has been reduced to $1. "Get there soonl. And come back often." Barbara Steinberg Travel Writer on Plumas County describe the accommodations and the gardens, which she labeled "stunning." She summed up her article by calling Plumas County "an outdoor recreation wonderland," and concluded with "Get there soon! And come back often." Steinberg's writings played into what Carl Ribaudo, author of the "Rural Tourism Strategic Marketing Plan," told those who attended the tourism council meeting. After naming a long list of the county's attributes, Ribaudo said, "This is your sweet spot. You've got the grocery store, but nobody knows about it. You've got to tell everybody about it.,' ......... At least one travel writer was listening and she told 20 million readers. Paid Political Advertisement I entered the race for Auditor to give the voters a choice. I respect the voter's choice and I congratulate on her election as the next County Auditor. I look forward to the next couple of years as I complete my current term on the Board of Supervisors, tackling the variety of issues before the county. As one county election cycle closes, so begins the next cycle and the elections of 2016. In order to give the voters in the 2"d Supervisorial District ample time to consider their future representation, I want to state that I will not be a candidate in the June 2016 Primary for another term as the 2nd District Supervisor. I hope that the next generation of community leaders will come forth and compete for that seat. I have always been impressed with the capacity of the voters of the county to decide what is best for them. It is that same respect that underlies my opposition to the proposed term-limits for supervisors that is being placed on the November ballot by the Board of Supervisors. In the 40 years that I have been involved in local electoral politics, the voters have never hesitated to impose limits on those who represent them. This current election proves that point in many ways. The proponents argue that we need term limits to guarantee candidates with "new ideas". I think the voters are more interested in candidates who have the "right ideas" and why would the voters want to limit their choice? Finally, I would like to express my thanks to those who did support me in the recent election. I also am eternally grateful to those who gave me the opportunity to serve the past 40 years, representing you at the city, college and county level. It has been an experience of a lifetime!