Wednesday, July 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Pleasant Valley Grange Fire Safe Council

By
From page A4 | September 30, 2013 |

EDITOR:

The Pleasant Valley Grange Fire Safe Council began as a concept acted upon by the Pleasant Valley Grange #675 to unite with the California Fire Safe Council and other Californians to speak with one voice about fire safety. In June, the council organized to become the very first Fire Safe Council established by a grange within the state of California. The inaugural event occurred on Sunday, Aug. 18 with free hot dogs and great raffle prizes donated by several local supporting businesses.

It was a memorable day with smoke-filled air and an eerie orange-looking sky. Just prior to the meeting, we received a surprise with the arrival of special guests from the U.S. Forest Service — the actual innovators and driving force of the new “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire” National Campaign. Truly, it was the “Inspiration Team” with members from the Shasta/Trinity National Forest, Lassen/Modoc National Forest, Prescott and Coconino national forests in Arizona, and Cal Fire. A special “thanks” goes to Tonya Blassingame from our Eldorado National Forest, who coordinated this visit.

Other supporting agencies and organization representatives were from El Dorado County Fire District, EDC Office of Emergency Services, neighboring Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council, El Dorado County and Logtown Fire Safe councils and El Dorado Irrigation District.

The Pleasant Valley Grange Fire Safe Council’s vision is to provide help to rural residents within the Pleasant Valley region and surrounding areas to become more fire safe through education and individual, neighborhoods, developments and partnering stakeholder fuel reduction projects. Our mission is increasing awareness and personal action to reduce fire fuel hazards. The bottom line: Fire doesn’t recognize property lines, and as a larger community we must be prepared to react quickly and responsibly against the real threat of catastrophic wildfire.

Grange membership is not a requirement to participate in the Fire Safe Council and monthly meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall. To learn more about fire safety and to become involved, visit pvgrange.org or e-mail firesafe@pvgrange.org.

CARI DEWOLF
Pleasant Valley Grange Fire Safe Council

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

.

News

 
Heard over the back fence: Attorney to warn about scams

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

Road zone of benefit protester reaches dead end

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Six file for Dist. 2

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

District 2 candidates forum Aug. 14

By News Release | From Page: B1

 
EID ditch customers get relief

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1

Veterans receive wildland fire training

By News Release | From Page: B1

 
Market data open for local biz

By Ross Branch | From Page: B1

Volunteers clean up national forest

By News Release | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
.

Opinion

My turn: Special interests at EID

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Russian metastasis

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

The Democratic-Chronicles: Not invented here

By Gene Altshuler | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Small Farm compromise

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
EID and Dale Coco

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

DA hogging Main St. parking

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
CAO and staff hiring friends

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Altshuler’s hypocrisy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
.

Sports

Sharks defeat Loomis Basin in season finale

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Celebrity golf at Tahoe

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Roundup: July 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Dolphins ring up another title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Dodgeball: Not the national pastime but …

By Shane Theodore | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

At a glance: Comets to meteors

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Taste the best at the State Fair

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Tractor Supply Store recognized

By Uc Cooperative | From Page: B3

 
Amador Fair honors cowboys

By Amador County Fair | From Page: B3

 
Arbor Day book helps to identify trees

By Arbor Day | From Page: B4

 
Learn about lavender and its many benefits

By Christian Women's Connection | From Page: B4

Lee’s Feed appreciates customers

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B5

 
My Time meeting in August

By Senior Day | From Page: B5

Builders’ Exchange honors scholars

By El Dorado Builders' Exchange | From Page: B5

 
En garde at Silver Screen Classic

By Auburn Silver Screen | From Page: B5

.

Essentials

Weather stats 7-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: July 8-10

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Walter Vali

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Jean Lachelle Taylor

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Arthur J. Funston

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8