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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 17, 2015 51B The Tahoe National Forest offers Sardine Lookout as its newest recreation rental starting this summer. Photo courtesy Tahoe National Forest Sardine Lookout new recreation rental The Forest Service is providing Sardine Lookout on the Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest for public occupancy with no fees charged through Oct. 30. The limit per reservation is two nights with a limit of one reservation for the season. "Sardine Lookout will be the second lookout available for the public to rent, the first being Calpine Lookout," said forest officials. "It will be available on a temporary basis to provide a quality recreation experience and to help us control random vandalism." The Forest Service provides the opportunities to rent these historical structures under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. All new fee proposals are reviewed by a regional citizens' advisory committee, the California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. RRAC members represent a broad array of recreation interest groups and help to ensure public issues and concerns about recreation fees are addressed. Sardine Lookout is expected to be operational as a rental under the FLREA Program in spring 2016. Access to the lookout is via at least 9 miles on dirt roads so vehicles need at least 7 inches of ground clearance. To reserve a weekend call the Sierraville Ranger District at 994-3401 during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. County residents urged to prepare for summer heat Temperatures throughout Plumas County communities are expected to reach above 90 degrees this week and into the weekend. With a quick rise in temperatures, Plumas County Public Health Agency warned that people, especially those who are more sensitive to heat, are at increased risk of heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures may cause serious conditions like heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can even be fatal. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness. At the first sign of heat exhaustion, move to a cool location, rest and drink fluids. Signs of heat stroke may include an extremely high body temperature, unconsciousness, confusion, hot and dry skin (no sweating), a rapid, strong pulse and a throbbing headache. If signs of heat stroke occur, immediately call for medical assistance. Move the person to a shady area and begin cooling his or her body with water. Recommended precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses include the following: --Drink plenty of liquids; don't wait until you are thirsty. --Wear light, loose-fitting clothing. --Stay out of the sun if possible, and when in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use sunscreen. --Avoid strenuous activities if you are outside or in buildings that are not air-conditioned. If you are working outdoors, take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area. --Never leave children, elderly people or pets unattended in closed cars or other vehicles. --Check on those who are at high risk -- including seniors who live alone, people with heart or lung disease, and young children -- to make sure they are staying cool. --Stay cool indoors -- if your home is not air-conditioned, visit public facilities such as stores or libraries to help stay cool. Plumas County Health Officer Mark Satterfield said, "With common sense and attention to the information above heat-related emergencies can nearly always be prevented." For more information, contact Plumas County Public Health at 283-6330. WE DELIVER! Quincy Chester 283-0800 258-3115 Susanville Portola :f1 '/:I//,.,  257-5321 832-4646 Eliminatingjun I made the mistake of ordering from a catalog a friend gave me. The ordered item did not fit me, and this single order resulted in a deluge of dozens of new catalogs. First one, then three, then five, then eight altogether 37 new catalogs in two months. I was not only disgusted by the absolute waste of paper and trees, I was upset that one company could sell my name and address to these other retail companies. Apparently it is common practice to do anything that promotes more business, including selling a customer's information. In the past my only two catalogs were L.L.Bean and Lands' End. After I have dealt with them for over two decades, they have never sold my information to anyone. And now I have learned that I need to tread very carefully, perhaps remaining in my "buying rut" in order to avoid a future deluge of catalogs. To eliminate this mail order onslaught, I first started k mail helps conservation ; ' . COMMUNITY GREEN PAMELA NOEL calling the 800-numbers on each catalog, requesting that my name be erased from their lists. However, this took approximately 15 minutes per catalog to accomplish, and I was told that I might still receive one or two mailings before I would be off their lists. As this process was too time-consuming for my comfort, I enlisted the help of one of my favorite young neighborhood helpers to assist with the calling. At the same time I went online to determine what I could do to avoid future junk-marl bombardment. While researching this I discovered that about 80 percent of all advertising mail comes from the Direct L Marketing Association. It is possible to opt out of its mailing list through its free preference service. To use this service I went to dmachoice.org. Those with a deceased relative can use the website to remove the relative's name also. The National Resources Defense Council and National WiIdlife Federation have teamed up to launch a similar website at catalogchoice.org. Through this website 6 million catalogs have "not been sent" to consumers. With Catalog Choice, it is a fast five-minute process. And if a catalog company doesn't honor a request, there is an easy complaint process. However, it is estimated that 95 percent of all opt-out choices are honored. Trees, water and oil are all utilized to deliver catalogs to consumers in this country. I discovered that it takes 3 gallons of water to make the paper used in one catalog. Nineteen billion catalogs are mailed each year -- 50 million a day. This is enough to make a 70-mile stack of catalogs -- 12 times the height of Mount Everest -- each day, according to Huffington Post. Advertising accounts for 59 percent of all mail each day -- credit card offers and coupons fill up our mailboxes, amounting to 500 tons of unwanted mail each year. Because of wasted resources, schoolchildren have joined the effort to help reduce this waste. They have now canceled 22,000 catalogs, and have a goal of canceling 100,000 catalogs before the end of the year. We contend with so much excess in our lives, spending much time dealing with "stuff." We would save a lot of resources by refusing catalogs and junk marl, as well as looking inside ourselves to consider if we "really need this item." Following the adage "less is more" could put us one step closer to conserving our precious and limited resources. I _00___E_ATTY For all your construction needs, give us a call today! General Buildng Contractor ,530) 283-2035 Calif. Lic. #453927 REDUCE . RE-USE "k RECYCLE Budget conscious? Find g ooo prices & good values at these area stores. "Quality treasures at affordable prices." BaPl00aln Boagtqae fine t;hPl008 dt00s ii i iii ii i i i i iiii Connl(e ]P]lac(e S(e(cond Hand Tr(ealssu]res • Antiques • Collectibles • Used Furniture • Books • Household Items • Jewelry Open 7 Days a Week • 10am-4pm 72850 Hw. 70 • 3 Miles West of Portola • 530-249-1745 "Bargains Galore" 530-927-8790 373 W. Sierra Avenue, Portola CA KRISSPS KLOSET AND KOLLECTIBLES THRIFT STORE 530.832.5600 • Second-hand Clothing • Collectibles, New & Used, and much more • Donations X/elcome Mon-Fri., 10am - 5pm; Sat., 10am-3pm • 181 Nevada St., Portola CLOTHING BOOKS HOUSEWARES JEWELRY & MORE Come and see the menagerie! 230 Main Street, Quincy • 283-1762 Rekindle Thritt Store Men, Women & Children's fashions. Local Artwork, Electronics, Furniture and much, much more! IAWawo Avatlabl on ALL ARTWORK. 530-616-0095 • 2288 E. Main St., Quincy EPHC Auxiliary Nifty Thrifty 116 Commercial St. • "Old Town Portola" 832-5967 Open for donations and great values. Tuesday through Saturday, lOam-3pm i FIREHOUSe: THRIFT STORE $E THR/'c2"^O. Clothing & Misc. Treasures / " All Donations Welcome (i' Profits Benefit Eastern ...... Plumas Fire District ' Open Tue - Sat • lOam-4pm Closed Sun & Mon 852-9676 208 w. Sierra Ave., Portola Peninsula FIRE SIRENS Thrift Store The Peninsula Fire Sirens  : Newly Refurbished Thrift Store Come see the new store! Great prices! Wednesday & Saturday • 10am-2pm PUBLIC WELCOME 801 Golf Club Drive, Lake Almanor Wdc.ome to tile Hope Chest cfovli Furniture, Coffecfes Jessica Lebsack & Victoria Powell (530) 283-3627 2095 E. Main St. Quincy, CA 95971