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Page 22 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 q-he Adams County Record Idaho Power is working on local lines BY DALE FISK The Record asked peo- ple to send in their hunt- ing stories and photos, and our first response was from the Reid family of Fruitvale. Brannon Reid took his hunter safety class last summer before the fam- ily moved to Montana. (He scored a rare 100% on the test!) The family only had three days to You've cast your ballot. Now it's time for the really tough decisions: [] Cherry [] Apple [] Pumpkin [] Lemon Meringue [] Huckleberry [] Other Choose your pie, share a fabulous meal, and enjoy great conversation with your neighbors! hunt before they left for Montana, and Brannon didn't have a chance at a deer. This year on his first day out, he made a difficult shot and a clean kill on his first deer - a doe. It was October 13, the day before his 15th birthday, on the Blue Bunch/Red Ridge Area between Council and McCall. He used a .30 caliber lever action rifle with open sights. Brannon's mother, Deborah, said, "Hunting is a huge part of our family tradition and a privilege we hold in high regard. Having our son help provide food for the family and par- ticipate in the sport of hunting, as we both did as when we were young, and being able to pass on our love and respect for Idaho wildlife and hunting is very impor- tant to both Colin and I." BY DALE FISK Idaho Power Company crews have been busy around Council lately, replacing a number of power poles in the area. Most of the work is being done on 2.8 miles of line along Highway 95 and the Fruitvale/Glendale son, the goal is to keep Road where they are the lines and poles in scheduled to replace a good shape and prevent total of 39 poles, power outages. Portions The project started in- of work are being done July, and will end in late on BLM land and private spring/early summer of property as well: 2013. According to an Idaho Power spokesper- BY GINA BONAMINIO Congratulations to the Payette Forest Coalition (PFC) for receiving the 2012 Intermountain Regional Forester's group award for Partnerships. The Payette Forest Coalition is a diverse group of citizens who represent over a dozen interest groups. This coalition w ked in a i ollabdrative environment with the Payette National Forest to develop recommendations on a proposal for restoring vegetation and terrestrial and aquatic habitats across a 50,000 acre, multi-use landscape. The PFC helped fulfill the vision of collaboration for rural jobs tied to as described in the landscape restoration. U.S. Forest Service's The Payette Forest Collaborative Forest Coalition is currently Landscape Restoration collaborating on another Program (CFLRP). landscape restoration The partnership project on the New between the Payette Meadows District, which Forest Coalition and the is approximately 80,000 Payette National Forest is acres. They will also be viewed by both as a long actively involved in the term relationship based monitoring of landscape on landscape restoration restoration projects. goals. The benefits of this "[here will be an Honor partnership include an Awards Ceremony held increase in community in Ogden, Utah on support for accelerating November 27, 2012. If restoration in high you would like to learn priority watersheds, more about the Payette projects that reflectForest Coalition and what the needs of local andthey do, visit theirwebsite regional communities,at www.spatialinterest. and opportunitiesinfo 8BB you have a hunting st0ryyou would like to tell, or a special picture you would like to share? Send us your 2012 hunting stories and pictures by photo Coumy Record oo