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Portola Reporter Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3A The nearly 100 participants present for the event held at the Portola Veterans Memorial Hall were treated to a free lunch and gifts from sponsors. Photo by Julie Ruiz Julie Ruiz, from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, assists Portola Mayor Bill Powers as he draws the names of the gift card winners on April 12. Photo by Susan Jacobson Susan Jacobson goal of cleaner, healthier air other representatives, Staff Writer which will continue for demonstrated various heating generations," said Portola devices and the best ways to Mayor Bill Powers. heat your home more Nearly 100 residents "We are so pleased with efficiently while saving :turned out for the Woodstove the tremendous turnout and money. Change-out Fair held April 9 look forward to pl icing Those in attendance were in Portola. orders which will improvetreated to a free lunch of hot The event, sponsored by air quality in our area," said dogs and sandwiches. Gifts the Northern Sierra Air Powers. - were distr~b~ked an&four :Quality Management The event was held in lucky participants won $25 District, was held to partnership with the city of gift cards to Leonards encourage residents to take Portola, Portola Family Market courtesy of public advantage of a $2.48 million Resource Center, the USDAhealth. grant and replace their older and the California Air As of April 12, 50 wood stove with a cleaner Resources Board. Staff from applications were submitted burning device, the event partners, as well as with the majority being from In January 2015, the EPA county and state officials, the "Zone 1" non-compliant designated the city of Portola were on hand at the fair.areas in and directly around and surrounding parts of "The support of the county the city. Confirmation letters Plumas County as a federaland the city of Portola is began being mailed last week nonattainment area for thevery important to the to those who were annual PM2.5 health-based program and we appreciatepre-approved so thfit they standard. PM2.5 is the fine these partnerships," saidcan schedule their on-site particle pollution found in Julie Ruiz, air pollutionestimates with the approved smoke, control specialist for the air local stove retailers. Studies indicate that the district. For more information main source of smoke in Wolf Creek Wood Stoves about the program, visit the Portola is from residential and Quincy Hot Spot, selected air district website at woodstoves and fireplaces,as air district- approvedmyairdistrictcom or call the "This is exactly what the city retailers for the Change-out Wood Stove Change-Out needed in order to reach the Program, along with several Information Line: 832-4067. Participants at the Woodstove Change-out Fair held on April 9 in Portola learn about the advantages of rbew, more effkientstoves.,Photo by Julie Ruiz AKHOUSE WITH A UNIQUE TWIST ON SOUTHWESTERN CUISINE. Prawns Diablo - Mahi-Mahi - Calamari Chicken Chili Relleno - Chicken Santa Fe Chili Verde - Pork Carnitas - Milanesa Seafood Enchiladas - Chorizo Tostadas Mesquite Shredded Chicken Burritos - Beef Tacos Vegetarian Options Unique Dinner Salads Fresh Southwestern Pastas Much Much Morel OVER 70 BACK-BAR TEQUILAS -WALL OF FLAME: 50 HOT SAUCES 2ND ANNUAL Sat. May 28, 2016 10 AM- 3 PM A fundraiser in downtown Graeagle, CA, to benefit High Sierra Animal Rescue This Free Family Fesitival Includes: ~ Walk to Save Homeless Pets ~ Raise money by recruiting sponsors! Get family and friends fo sponsor your one-mile walk. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 receive the event t-shirt FREE! Check-in begins at 10 am. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. -- Contest and Games ~ Costume Contest for Dogs, Diving for Hot Dogs, Scavenger Hunt and more. - Entertainment, Vendors and Food ~ Live Music. rescue demonstrations, groomers and more. -- The Retriever's Ball ~ Numbered balls released in the Mill Pond and retrieved by Rider, a rescued dog. Purchase numbers to get a chance to win a kayak or a fabuous Weekend Getaway package: 2-nights at Grizzly Ranch, golf & dinner. More information, including walk registration, can be found online at www.highsierraanimalrescue.orgleventslpaws-on-parade 530-836-2002 ~ILL Reeomme.ded by TrlpAddsor-- and Yelp