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14A ,tuesday Nov 14 2000 From page one Resort: almost 2-1 (.ontmud from page 1 measure passed and our small-town atmosphere is corrupted by big-city values and property values are reside so thht locals can't afford homes." The outcome was, "not suprising," to CRD member Garry Prit(hard, "considering the extensive marketing of the resort and the initiative...I find it very ironic that the most outspoken Westwood proponents (of the resort) are now asking me to stop ickyqacky sprawl. I'll spend my time enjoying the lake and the mountain_.I hope the Lassen Maidu are aggressive in protecting their resources and culture." "The Honey Lake Maidu have burials in Mountain Meadows ap.d in the Jack Meadows area," said Maidu spokesman Ron Morales last week. "We'll be watching the developers very close to . ' that they don't touch burials. We'll go to them and the beard of supervisors to make sure Maidu monitors are there wiwn they start digging," Morales said. Elated "A it  t} best of luck, we'll start moving dirt next summer," ( M?, si ist week. "But I doubt that, it will probably be the ' X)v, v:u'l start developing the plan," said DMA marketing di-  :,,,>t Pimiroo. "As the week's go, we'll release informa- t i,> m v:imt we're designing for the people. We have the permits d ie KIR (environmental impact report) to go through. We cat break ground until it's done. -i> Fe s :m arcahaelogical study being done by Chico State ap, d th re's : lot on the mountain already documented by Rose- bur.z," w} , icil o ned the land for years before DMA got interest- (( Po )o S;tid. ,,\\; ,,: co>cerned about our neighbors and the community," Pomi :'oo ;d i(,(i "'% e hop they will come and talk to us at our open office in Westwood. We don't want to change the character of Lassen County. We want their input." Fire protection tax fails in .:'The attempt to pass Measure U was a nob'.effort for all the right reasons," ac- cording-t0 Westwood Fire Chief Bob Sat- terfield, yet it was unsuccessful. According to preliminary results, the Westwood Fire Department's attempt to pass a fire protection tax of $32 per year per lot failed by 13 percent. "Absentee ballots must still be count- ed, however, it doesn't look like we will be able to make up the deficit," Satter- field added. "I am not mad at those who voted against Measure U however, I am disappointed. "There are many reasons why voters chose not to support measure U. Precon- ceived ideas about how the department is funded, disgust with the district as a whole, or just being unaware of the im- portance of having the equipment and training necessary to run a safe and effec- tive fire department, are all what I be- lieve to be the fundamental reasons for not supporting the fire protection tax. I can not bring myself to believe that fail- ure of Measure U was due to the amount requested. After all, Clear Creek's assess- ment is $100 per year per lot, and it passed with votes to spare. "The fact remains that our department is now in a downward spiral. Unless we are able to find some kind of reliable mechanism of funding for our depart- ment, it will only be a matter of a few years before we will no longer be unable to safely and effectively respond to fire- related emergencies in our community. "Our volunteers feel that they have been let down by their community. Morale has all but disappeared. We are short the necessary form interior fire nozzles, wyes, and failing and we cannot no longer have the train our volunteers. "It is hard for stand why port their only fine and hazardous "My only response to that they, (those who sure U) do not our department's "Our department those who supported that they will fort to keep the safe from Two new, one back on WCSD emit Brown Staff W0ter The voters of Westwood added two new faces and re- turned an old one to the board of directors of the Westwood Community Services District. Elta Silva is returning with 19.32 percent of the vote after serving the board since Nov. 6, 1995. Silva was first appoint- ed to the board and ran suc- cessfully for election on Nov. 5, 1996. "I'm just really pleased that I was re-elected and I think the main objective of the board is to get the fire depart- ment on a working budget," said Silva. Nick Ceaglio was voted in with the biggest percentage of votes at 19.97 percent. "I was very pleased with the outcome of the WCSD vote," said Ceaglio. "I look forward to working with Elta and Krissy, as well as Ben and Ted. This job is more of a privilege than anything else. I hope I can contribute to not only provid- ing our community with qual- ity services, but enhancing them in the future." Ceaglio thinks that his first step in office is "to identify and ensure that we (WCSD) have our policies and proce- dures in place." Said Ceaglio, "Knowing bilities are, business is In-st and Krissy winner in 19.27 House said, I couldn't be honored to I' first goal is self with currently Janesville goes Arabian' By Becky  J Spec  ti es Jflh, McKee's seventh-grade students learned more tha> just text book facts when they studied the history and culture of the Middle East by putting on an Arabi- an Bazaar at Janesville Elementary School. Dressed in costumes of the area, the students set up stalls and bartered their goods for dirhum, money used in Saudi Arabia. Wrapped in long flowing robes, shawls and lots of jewelry, the seventh graders invited the whole school to the bazaar to trade dirhum for in- cense sticks, colorful bangles and food. Students loudly haggled for a better price for their goods, exchanging and making deals like a miniature auction. The auction was fast and furious for several hours while youngsters from first through eighth grades traded eagerly for the best possible deals, then went back to their classes to share their goods. This is the fifth year McKee has organized and worked with students to learn geography and make history come alive in this special way. Photo submitted Seventh-grade students at McKinley School had a good time examining Arabic culture. New direction for Staff Writer The board for the Westwood Uni- fied School District will seat its three new members at the Decem- ber monthly meeting. Returning to the board is Benny Wallace, who was appointed Feb. 17, 1999, to replace Ben Pacatte who had been elected to the position but de- clined to be seated. This meantWallace had to run in the next election and he has now been elected to the position with 28 percent of the vote. "I was very pleased to be elected and I would like to thank everybody who sup- ported me," he said. Wallace, who was elected to a four-year term, says his main objec- tive is to "maintain good relations between the board, the superinten- dent and the staff, and to ensure the kids continue to get a good quality education." The other open seat for a four- year term went to I got 25 percent " " ed she was rehev were over" to be new school Lee is ready to first goal is to a school and a prove our This is Barber, who term with 68 pe "I'm really that voted for things that I pen is for the star be And I best on All new sworn in and the meeting W the Fletcher School library. due to the C THIS WEEK'S LUCKY NUMBERS: NUMBERS VALID TUES., NOV. 14, 2000 THROUGH MON., NOV. 20, !i iii? II ...... .*" :C/ t. BUFFALO CHIPS PIZZA $2 emc ST.. WESTWOOO 256-2412 4 DAY PASSES Including Facilities & Most Classes IRON HORSE GYM os  25 LUBE, On & nD 5 qTS. mL. nT. SUSANVILLE C/i Your Local LASSEN.00 TEI,EI00OI00E DIRECTOi00 May Hold Your Lucky Number! How to Use your locally produced directory every time look up a local business or personal number. You a Lucky Number on the inside front cover of Every Tuesday the Lassen County Times will Lucky Numbers (chosen at random) and the prizes that week. Winners must present their Lassen-Plumas the Lassen County Times within 7 days of the contest date week. Bring in your book and claim your prize! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE, MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEA 14A ,tuesday Nov 14 2000 From page one Resort: almost 2-1 (.ontmud from page 1 measure passed and our small-town atmosphere is corrupted by big-city values and property values are reside so thht locals can't afford homes." The outcome was, "not suprising," to CRD member Garry Prit(hard, "considering the extensive marketing of the resort and the initiative...I find it very ironic that the most outspoken Westwood proponents (of the resort) are now asking me to stop ickyqacky sprawl. I'll spend my time enjoying the lake and the mountain_.I hope the Lassen Maidu are aggressive in protecting their resources and culture." "The Honey Lake Maidu have burials in Mountain Meadows ap.d in the Jack Meadows area," said Maidu spokesman Ron Morales last week. "We'll be watching the developers very close to . ' that they don't touch burials. We'll go to them and the beard of supervisors to make sure Maidu monitors are there wiwn they start digging," Morales said. Elated "A it  t} best of luck, we'll start moving dirt next summer," ( M?, si ist week. "But I doubt that, it will probably be the ' X)v, v:u'l start developing the plan," said DMA marketing di-  :,,,>t Pimiroo. "As the week's go, we'll release informa- t i,> m v:imt we're designing for the people. We have the permits d ie KIR (environmental impact report) to go through. We cat break ground until it's done. -i> Fe s :m arcahaelogical study being done by Chico State ap, d th re's : lot on the mountain already documented by Rose- bur.z," w} , icil o ned the land for years before DMA got interest- (( Po )o S;tid. ,,\\; ,,: co>cerned about our neighbors and the community," Pomi :'oo ;d i(,(i "'% e hop they will come and talk to us at our open office in Westwood. We don't want to change the character of Lassen County. We want their input." Fire protection tax fails in .:'The attempt to pass Measure U was a nob'.effort for all the right reasons," ac- cording-t0 Westwood Fire Chief Bob Sat- terfield, yet it was unsuccessful. According to preliminary results, the Westwood Fire Department's attempt to pass a fire protection tax of $32 per year per lot failed by 13 percent. "Absentee ballots must still be count- ed, however, it doesn't look like we will be able to make up the deficit," Satter- field added. "I am not mad at those who voted against Measure U however, I am disappointed. "There are many reasons why voters chose not to support measure U. Precon- ceived ideas about how the department is funded, disgust with the district as a whole, or just being unaware of the im- portance of having the equipment and training necessary to run a safe and effec- tive fire department, are all what I be- lieve to be the fundamental reasons for not supporting the fire protection tax. I can not bring myself to believe that fail- ure of Measure U was due to the amount requested. After all, Clear Creek's assess- ment is $100 per year per lot, and it passed with votes to spare. "The fact remains that our department is now in a downward spiral. Unless we are able to find some kind of reliable mechanism of funding for our depart- ment, it will only be a matter of a few years before we will no longer be unable to safely and effectively respond to fire- related emergencies in our community. "Our volunteers feel that they have been let down by their community. Morale has all but disappeared. We are short the necessary form interior fire nozzles, wyes, and failing and we cannot no longer have the train our volunteers. "It is hard for stand why port their only fine and hazardous "My only response to that they, (those who sure U) do not our department's "Our department those who supported that they will fort to keep the safe from Two new, one back on WCSD emit Brown Staff W0ter The voters of Westwood added two new faces and re- turned an old one to the board of directors of the Westwood Community Services District. Elta Silva is returning with 19.32 percent of the vote after serving the board since Nov. 6, 1995. Silva was first appoint- ed to the board and ran suc- cessfully for election on Nov. 5, 1996. "I'm just really pleased that I was re-elected and I think the main objective of the board is to get the fire depart- ment on a working budget," said Silva. Nick Ceaglio was voted in with the biggest percentage of votes at 19.97 percent. "I was very pleased with the outcome of the WCSD vote," said Ceaglio. "I look forward to working with Elta and Krissy, as well as Ben and Ted. This job is more of a privilege than anything else. I hope I can contribute to not only provid- ing our community with qual- ity services, but enhancing them in the future." Ceaglio thinks that his first step in office is "to identify and ensure that we (WCSD) have our policies and proce- dures in place." Said Ceaglio, "Knowing bilities are, business is In-st and Krissy winner in 19.27 House said, I couldn't be honored to I' first goal is self with currently Janesville goes Arabian' By Becky  J Spec  ti es Jflh, McKee's seventh-grade students learned more tha> just text book facts when they studied the history and culture of the Middle East by putting on an Arabi- an Bazaar at Janesville Elementary School. Dressed in costumes of the area, the students set up stalls and bartered their goods for dirhum, money used in Saudi Arabia. Wrapped in long flowing robes, shawls and lots of jewelry, the seventh graders invited the whole school to the bazaar to trade dirhum for in- cense sticks, colorful bangles and food. Students loudly haggled for a better price for their goods, exchanging and making deals like a miniature auction. The auction was fast and furious for several hours while youngsters from first through eighth grades traded eagerly for the best possible deals, then went back to their classes to share their goods. This is the fifth year McKee has organized and worked with students to learn geography and make history come alive in this special way. Photo submitted Seventh-grade students at McKinley School had a good time examining Arabic culture. New direction for Staff Writer The board for the Westwood Uni- fied School District will seat its three new members at the Decem- ber monthly meeting. Returning to the board is Benny Wallace, who was appointed Feb. 17, 1999, to replace Ben Pacatte who had been elected to the position but de- clined to be seated. This meantWallace had to run in the next election and he has now been elected to the position with 28 percent of the vote. "I was very pleased to be elected and I would like to thank everybody who sup- ported me," he said. Wallace, who was elected to a four-year term, says his main objec- tive is to "maintain good relations between the board, the superinten- dent and the staff, and to ensure the kids continue to get a good quality education." The other open seat for a four- year term went to I got 25 percent " " ed she was rehev were over" to be new school Lee is ready to first goal is to a school and a prove our This is Barber, who term with 68 pe "I'm really that voted for things that I pen is for the star be And I best on All new sworn in and the meeting W the Fletcher School library. due to the C THIS WEEK'S LUCKY NUMBERS: NUMBERS VALID TUES., NOV. 14, 2000 THROUGH MON., NOV. 20, !i iii? II ...... .*" :C/ t. BUFFALO CHIPS PIZZA $2 emc ST.. WESTWOOO 256-2412 4 DAY PASSES Including Facilities & Most Classes IRON HORSE GYM os  25 LUBE, On & nD 5 qTS. mL. nT. SUSANVILLE C/i Your Local LASSEN.00 TEI,EI00OI00E DIRECTOi00 May Hold Your Lucky Number! How to Use your locally produced directory every time look up a local business or personal number. You a Lucky Number on the inside front cover of Every Tuesday the Lassen County Times will Lucky Numbers (chosen at random) and the prizes that week. Winners must present their Lassen-Plumas the Lassen County Times within 7 days of the contest date week. Bring in your book and claim your prize! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE, MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEA