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603-03 -A I..7100 I 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584 ue 33 ...... =uay, March 7, 2012 COUNTY m00com00 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER ThanK, for Keeping Us Warm! The students at Council Elementary School would like to thank the Council Senior Center. and especially Irene Schuerkamp and Jerry Bowman. for all the mittens that they received. Irene and Jerry knit all year to make things for the Senior Center to sell at a craft fair. and this year they gave the mittens that didn't sell to the grade school Payette Fbresf Coalition M,5 ting Preliminary Work Started on Study of- Lick Creek/Boulder Creek Restoration Project by Dale Fisk The Payette Forest Coalition (PFC) met near New Meadows on Thursday. The group reviewed and revised their procedure for reaching a consensus, deciding that a super majority would enable the approval of recommendations instead of the unanimous approval that seemed to be necessary previously. Payette National Forest Supervisor. Keith Lannom, gave an update on the Mill Creek/Council Mountain Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS process is on schedule for a record of decision (ROD) in early April. A meeting with the PFC will be scheduled to review and celebrate the decision, with the EIS and record of decision (ROD) being the only items on the agenda. Under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) The Secretary of Agriculture has approved 82.45 million for landscape restoration on the Payette NF. The money must be matched by other program dollars, meaning that 84.9 million in fiscal year 2012 will go toward restoration. See PNF Commod MEETING. page New (00olnmission " Distri00zrs Outlineci! by Lee Buy Commissioner Joe Holmes now represents the largest voting dis- trict in terms of square miles in .Adams County. The Adams County Commissioners final- ized the district bound- xt i tt theil--Monday meeting in t4me for the 2012 elections. Holmes represents District 1, which now stretches from Indian Valley in the South, through Bear and Cuprum on the west side of the county, to Pinehurst in the North. It took an area that large to include an equal amount of citizens to balance out the other two dis- tricts in the county. The northern part of Adams County added the most population according to the 2010 census, so nat the boundaries of the three districts had to be redrawn. Clerk Sherry Ward asked the Commissioners to add another precinct for counting the absentee ballots in this vear's to drop solid waste fees from county properties. There is some confusion in the county about why a solid waste fee is levied. especially when a home- owner has paid for trash removal. Commission Chairman Bill ,Brown 6 ...changes in Idaho State Election Laws will cause some vot- ers to have to complete six 99 forms before casting their vote election. Recent changes in Idaho State Election Laws will cause some voters to have to com- plete six forms before casting their vote. Ward felt that the new paper- work will require more time to count the actual ballots that are cast. The Commissioners fielded several requests emphasized that the fee levied by the county cov- ers the operation of the solid waste landfill and does not affect trash col- lection. Southwest Idaho Cooperative Housing Association did request and receive an exemp- See NEw COMMISSIONEI DSTmCTS. back page Adams County Commissioner's Districts L 1 a A Wild Time in New Meadotr, OF by Dale Ftsk Last week the New Meadows High School gym saw one of the more bizarre events it has hosted. A rollicking round of Donkey Basketball games rocked the place. The first game was the high school boys vs. girls, with the boys winning. The second game was between the school faculty and New Meadows business people, with the businesses coming out on top. The final playoff between the businesses and the high school boys resulted in the businesses becoming the overall champions. Where is This? by Dale Fsk Last week's picture location was fairly easy to guess since it's a pretty popular place to drive to...even though the road is a trial. The picture was of Hornet Creek Reservoir on Cuddy Mountain. We had seven correct answers, and the winner of the drawing was Dave Addington. So, this week I decided to go back to another harder one. A lot of people can probably identify the general area, but I need the name of the creek and, for extra credit, the name of the unique rock butte just right of center. I would guess that half of our readers have been to a spot just out of sight in this shot, but I doubt more than one or two have been close to where the photographer, Gayle Dixon, was standing. Let's just say it's a climb that would give the best of us a workout. This week's photo is an example of one of the types of pictures I'd like to feature here: it is a place that might be familiar to a lot of people if they saw if from a different angle. An attractive, creative photo is always a plus. And I'm always looking for more pictures, so please send them in. This week's prize is a jar of arnica salve (for use on bruises and sprains) and a tube of lip balm from D&L Herbs in Council. Remember the deadline for entries is Monday at 4:00 PM. ......................................... i ................................ , ...... ' ....... .....