My turn: EPA’s intended consequences

By From page A4 | April 24, 2013

I had the great fortune of spending my high school years growing up in Quartz Valley, Siskiyou County, a picture postcard little valley with a river running through it. It was nestled between Scott Valley with its busy little towns of Greenview, Fort Jones and Etna to the east, and Marble Mountain Wilderness Area to the west. In the early 1960s, living on a small hay ranch, the work seemed to never end. But I made a little money hauling hay for the neighbors under intense blue skies and cut firewood for the Quartz Valley schoolhouse in the smoky meadows of fall. Local forest fires were common in late summer, enhancing a sense of seasonality in an otherwise timeless corner of the world.

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Rod Kerr

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