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Page 20 Wednesday, August 15, 2012 q-he Adams County Record Fire restrictions now local FROM THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE Local wildland fire protection agencies have expanded Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effec- tive Monday, August 13, 2012, beginning at 12:01 a.m. The expand- ed area includes pri- vate and agency lands protected by the Boise, Payette, and Sawtooth National Forests;, Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Forest Protection Districts, Southern Idaho Timber Protection Association, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Offices with- in the areas listed below. With the expansion, the area under Stage 1 Fire Restriction s now includes: All private, State, and BLM protected lands outside incorporated city limits within Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington counties, and portions of Idaho, Adams, Valley, Custer, Elmore, Camas and Blaine coun- ties; All Boise National Forest lands within Boise, Elmore, Gem and Ada counties, and a portion of Valley County; All Payette National Forest lands within Adams, Washington and Idaho counties, and a portion of Valley County; and For a detailed map, visit: http://www.idaho- fireinfo.blm.gov/south- west/firerestrictions.htm The additional Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will remain in effect until fur- ther notice. The restric- tions are being imple- mented by federal and state agencies providing wildland fire protection in the area, including the BLM, Boise National Forest, Payette National Forest, Sawtooth National Forest, and Idaho Department of Lands. There are no fire restric- tions in any designated Wilderness area at this time. Under the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, the follow- ing acts are prohibited on the restricted state and federally managed lands, roads and trails: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, stove fire except within a designated recre- ation site, or on their own land, and only within an owner-provided structure. Smoking, except with- in an enclosed vehicle, building or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. A "dsignated recre- ation site" is a recreation site that: 1) is included on the individual National Forest's list of areas where campfires are permit- ted; and 2) which con- tains a Forest-provided fire ring. Campfires are not permitted at sites on the list that do not have a Forest-provided fire ring. The closure order, which includes the list of approved sites, will be available at Ranger District offices or Forest websites (www.fs.usda/ boise; www/fs.usda/pay- ette; www.fs.usda/saw- tooth). Following are exemp- tions to the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions: Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act: Persons using fire solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels. Such devices, including propane camp- fires, may be used in an area cleared of flammable material. Persons conducting activities in those des- ignated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice. Any federal, state or local officer or member of an organized rescue or All land within a city firefighting force in the boundary. performance of an official Other exemptions duty. unique to each agency. Stage I Fire Restrictions Idaho Effective 8/13/2012 I=YNa/and agency lands protactnd by the Boise, PayeRe and " Smlllx Nallonal ; IDL Forest  DLqU'k, Idaho  PmlaeUon Assoc/m0on, and BLM Field Ollices min lhe m Slg/ed below. "l'hls indudes aN of BOmB Coun and poa ot kaho, Mams. Valby. Cusr. Bmore. Camas and Balne Coundes. Legend  ' bcVe 7/17/2012 V-i00- U Council author publishing first book BY DALE FISK Leslie Greenwood says, when he was growing up around Council, he was "a very imaginative person to the point-of distraction." Now his imagination has resulted in a novel: Dragon Lore. Greenwood said: "My love of fantasy started at a young age. At the time, I read every fantasy book I could get my hands on. It was only a matter of time before I began to write. Of the thousands of stories I have imagined, this is one of the greatest. It is myaspiration to become a published author. I have worked for many years toward this goal. This book is the product of my aspiration. I only hope that my readers will enjoy it as much as I have." Leslie is the son of Zerry and Rodney Greenwood, and was raised on Hornet Creek where he was home schooled after the seventh grade. "lie lives in Montana, but earning his GED in still thinks of Council as 2004 and received home. an Associates Degree A synopsis of the in Social Science book: On the northern from Treasure Valley Community College in 2007. Having worked in a sawmill and as a wrangler in Yellowstone National Park, he now reflects on his life. He has been running too long and he wants to change though he doesn't know how. That-is, until this day when he would meet his fate. Three eggs in the darkness of the cave he uses as shelter. What is this he wonders? Soon his life would change in ways he had never imagined. q-his is the story of a man who would become a dragon-rider. Greenwood spent about a year writing the first draft of the 450- page novel, and another Year to completely finish it. His publishing contract stipulates that he must pre-sell one hundred books before it will be printed. He is asking people to go to his author website (http://sbpra.com/ continent of Alandrial lwgreenwood) and buy a a young man is running book. Once the book has from the army that officially been published, tried to recruit him. people who ordered the Headed into a land that "book in pre-sales will is mysterious to him he receive their copy first.