New Year’s resolutions

There’s still time to be the best that we can be as individuals and part of a community

A new year brings New Year’s resolutions for many and now, a little more than a week into 2019, how are you doing? Are you still on track? Have you already broken a resolution or two? The good news is that it’s not too late to reset. There’s no need to write off all of this year and wait to start anew in 2020. With that in mind, we have been thinking of New Year’s resolutions for the various facets of our lives. Maybe there are a few here that strike a chord and will inspire you to adopt some of them during this second week of 2019. Looking back, 2018 was a difficult year, but let’s do all that we can to give 2019 a chance.

As individuals

Be kind

Make the best choices for our health

Appreciate each day

Love our family members

Spend time with friends

Put down the electronic devices; be in the moment

As community members

Be respectful of our neighbors and keep our yards free from blight

Look for ways to better our community

Participate in events

Volunteer

Donate to local organizations

Shop at our local stores

As Plumas County residents

Participate in government; pay attention to what’s happening with the board of supervisors

Attend meetings

Write letters to the editor

Spend time in other parts of the county; get to know our neighbors

As U.S. citizens

Let’s resolve to do our part to become educated about the people who will seek to represent us in 2020

Let’s make politics less personal

Seek common areas of interest

Conserve energy, recycle and repurpose

Supervisors urged to proceed carefully with cell tower regulations

We all want fast, reliable service, but the Plumas County Board of Supervisors is encouraged to carefully consider the ramifications as major companies prepare for 5G coverage.

While the supervisors seek to promote the area’s scenic beauty, increased tourism and encourage growth, they need to consider what more and higher towers, and increased radiation exposure potentially means to residents and wildlife. Supervisors should also seriously consider the best means of providing secure communication after seeing what happened to the victims of the Camp Fire when cell towers burned.

A tower just went up in Chilcoot and it’s understood another is slated for Beckwourth. Supervisors need to move swiftly to regulate what’s happening in our county, but they should consider ways to mitigate potential problems. A citizens group has proposed some suggestions that while allowing 5G, would provide oversight into its implementation. Residents can make their voices heard by attending a Jan. 15 hearing at 1 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ chambers.

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