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iljl !lllLl!!.d! i!4i II IJIHD il :llll] MI hill lit ]lltfiLIII II ILL4., ill Jill: [ii,i IL+, Ji I I11 : Ll]tiliL.IJklkli lill ! F!*Lil IJl ,Illi!I'!tRIIIIi]iU !LII.|I. J]_JLlll|l AI Jl!||iiiJilLllJ The Adams County Record Editor's Notebook Look for the beauty around you We are in the middle a miracle. Just go outside and look around. Every year, without exception, I am just over- whelmed with the miracle of spring. I get used to the drab dreari- ness of win- ter--the bare branches on trees, the colorless land- scape after the snow is gone. And then the green comes. And the flowers. And it comes so quickly, once it starts, that it's startling. Right now, every hillside is brilliant green, and the "sunflowers" add yellow. And the contrast against the white snow left on the mountains is so beautiful. I have friends and relatives who live in southern climates who say, "You're so lucky to live where you have four seasons!" I gener- ally smile politely and nod my head while I'm remembering the time it was twenty below and a pipe froze and exploded under my house right at bedtime, and I'm think- ing they're crazy. But this time of year is what makes winter worth enduring. I have a request. I'd like our readers to photograph some local spring scenes and send them in. I'll feature the best ones in the paper. They should _be well- composed shots that show the beauty of spring-in our area. And I'm always looking for more pictures for the "Where is This?" feature, so bear that in mind too. On this election year, as always, there will be tons of mud thrown. One of the big national issues, of course, will be the economy, so we can expect .every kind of distortion of the facts. I would recommend that anyone who wants to understand exactly what happened to make the economy collapse and how TARP came to be: watch the PBS Frontline series, "Money, Power and Wall Street" at It's a two-part series. Part one has aired on PBS and the second is yet to air (depending on when you read this). Even if you think you know what happened, this documentary contains some important details, told by the people who participated in and/or witnessed the decisions. There are also other programs at their site that investigate the financial meltdown and other topics. In case you haven't noticed, we've had a little rain lately. The rivers have been at or above flood level for most of the past week, but the flooding has been minor. We should be seeing mushrooms, and I've heard reports of sporadic finds, but I don't know that they are out in abundance yet. So you 'srhroom hunters, let me know when they really start popping up. Of course you don't have to give away your favorite hot spot. If you would like Deb Wilson to write a Community Spotlight about a particular mother for our Mother's Day issue (May 9) let us know as soon as possible. 'r'ov00 h00netow n Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Payette Forest Coalition Update BY DALE FISK The Payette Forest Coalition (PFC) met on April 26 to continue planning their recommendations concerning the Lost Creek / Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project. It is vital that the public realize that this project may affect them; It is especially relevant to grazing permittees who run 'cattle within the project area, and to anyone whose livelihoods involve the National Forest. The following is a very brief summary of some of the primary activities during that meeting. For complete details, including links to presentations and much more, visit: http:// PayetteForward.html Several subcommittees have been formed: Vegetation, Roads & Recreation Infrastructure, Monitoring and Communication. The Vegetation Subcommittee reviewed progress on vegetation treatment priorities and landscape objectives. The Subcommittee meeting notes and preliminary presentations: Soil, Water, maps are posted on the Riparian and Aquatic Forum at the above web Resources- Management site. Direction and Current The ID Team is in the Conditions. process of delineating The Roads and Riparian Conservation Recreation Infrastructure Areas for the project area. Subcommittee will work Anticipated completion is with the ID Team on fall, 2012. ID Team gave Background Presentations on the project area history, showing it to be one of active forest management, as documented by five to six decades of activity data: Plantations - 17,900 acres Uneven-aged management - 15,000 acres Sanitation harvest and Fuels treatments - 1,750 acres. The fire history for the watersheds is relatively small, about 950 acres. Even with this active management history, the current conditions are not consistent with the desired habitat conditions as defined in Appendix A of the Forest Plan. Much of the project area departs from the historical fire regime class. One of the ID Team .... priorities for the stream crossing investments that will benefit fish and watershed health. The ID Team schedule of tasks reviewed at a previous PFC meeting included a "pilot" Travel Plan Analysis (TPA) Pha00! Laugh O f the week Those Darn Newspapers The pastor of a small hearing of the news, post- town entered his donkey ed the following headline in a race and it won. The the next day: NUN HAS pastor was so pleased with BEST ASS IN TOWN. the donkey that he entered The bishop fainted. He it in another race, and it informed the nun that she won again, would have to get rid of The local paper ran the donkey, so she sold it the story with the head- to a farmer for $10. The line: PASTOR'S ASS OUT next day the paper read: FRONT. NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10. The Bishop was so upset This was too much for with this kind of publicity the bishop, so he ordered that he ordered the pastor the nun to buy back the not to enter the donkey in donkey and lead it to another race. the plains where it could The next day, the local run wild. The next day paper's headline read: the newspaper ran the BISHOP SCRATCHES headline reading: NUN PASTOR'S ASS. ANNOUNCES HER ASS This was too much for IS WILD AND FREE. the bishop, so he ordered The bishop was buried the pastor to get rid of the the next day. The moral donkey, of this story is being con- The pastor decided to cerned about public opin- give it to a nun in a nearby ion can bring you much convent. The local paper, grief and misery, even shorten your life. So be + yourself and enjoy life. Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and you'll be a lot happier and live longer! Transfer your Rx touay: 00o,y Ross, ACHC PHARMACY Inside Adams County Health Clinic mL 205 N. Berkley, Council Idaho 2o8-x53-4957 Where you are treated like family! Page 23 for the Boulder Creek Watershed. This activity will be an important one for the Roads & Trails Infrastructure Subcommittee. TPA is an interdisciplinary process which identifies a minimum road system and identifies unneeded roads for decommissioning. The date of the next PFC general meeting is yet to be determined. Check with the Spatial Interest web site for committee meeting information. The-Sheriff's Job Bob Hagar foundthis poem with a campaign card from Ervin Waggoner who was running for Adams County Sheriff in 1952. It may have been written about that time, as it appeared in a national newspaper that year. In light of the current sheriff election, folks might enjoy it. The Sheriff's Job by Bud Bourdreu The Sheriff's job is a curious one; Like the housewife's work, it's never done. Calls come by night and come by day; They may be near or miles away. Do hurry up, says the voice of the caller, You're badly needed in Possom Holler. Paw's on the rampage--he's got a gun- Been looking for Maw since half-past one. So we jump in the ffivver and hit the trail And drive like a streamliner carrying the mail. Our only hope and all we can rigger Is to be on hand before Paw pulls the trigger. We finally arrive and amid confusion We learn the affair was a simple delusion. Paw with his gun was just hunting squirrels; Maw had gone to school with the two oldest girlS. Next day we're hunting a mottled-face cow; That night we referee a nice family row. Now that's just a sample of what we do; An endless variety of the old and the new. He may be a prowler, a burglar, a drunk, He may steal your billfold, your watch or your trunk. We set out to catch him and do our best. We catch our percentage and lose the rest. We can't catch them all, for some leave no clue; They don't leave cards, like the candidates do. Sometimes they plead guilty, and the judge will scold, And half the country will want them paroled. They blame the depression, the New Deal, the Tariff, But most of the folks put the blames on the sheriff. So it's quite a game; if you stay right in You'll get a pat onthe back, and a sock on the chin. But I like it and I'm shedding no tears And I'd like to be your sheriff for another four years. 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Office: 208-365-4401 Emmett, Idaho 83617 Sale Day Tuesday at Noon