Sand Mine Scoping Meeting

posted Oct 6, 2011, 12:17 AM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:43 AM ]

Pankey Sand Mine map
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The San Miguel Advisory Council is hosting a public scoping meeting for the Pankey Indian Valley Sand Mine on Tuesday, March 9th at 7 pm at Lillian Larsen School in the gym.
The meeting is sponsored by SLO County and open to all residents, with emphasis on San Miguel and it's environs.*Click here for the SMAC invitation flier.
The project is proposing a sand and gravel mining operation, including approximately 33.59-acres of proposed extraction / skimming area, 7.5-acres of sorting and stockpiling, and 1.54-acres of haul roads. The project is composed of three  excavation areas that total a maximum excavation volume of 105,500 cubic yards per year (36,000 from the north Salinas River excavation area, 60,000 from the south Salinas River exaction area, and 9,500 from the Vineyard Creek excavation area). The project is proposed to have a 20-year operational lifespan. 
An Environmental Impact Report will be prepared to evaluate the environmental effects of the proposed project. This link will take you to important documentsrelated to the proposed project. 
For further assistance call Murry Wilson at (805) 781-5010. County personnel attending will be John Nall; Environmental Coordinator, Murry Wilson, Project Manager and Elizabeth Kavanaugh, North County Planner. 

Lion Club Speech Contest

San Miguel Lions Club contest
Speech contestants are pictured with the judging panel - photo courtesy of Mike Sanders
The San Miguel Lions held their annual Student Debate/Speech Contest on February 18th. Students gave their speech before a panel of judges on the assigned theme, "Universal Health Care - How Will It Affect Us?" Judges were Douglas Moore, DDS and teachers, Eileen Rogers, and Tom and Susan Apkarian.
Anthony Kalvans won the speech contest for a prize of $75. Navil Ayon and Marci Santos each were awarded $50. Anthony is a Junior at Paso Robles High School. He will compete at the Zone Speaker's Contest in Templeton on March 4th.
Guest were treated to an excellent meal prior to the speeches. -submitted by Lynne Schmitz

10th Anniversary
Buzz Marathon

Images from Buzz Marathon
Photos of Buzz Marathon courtesy of Meg Brooks
Saturday, February 13th was the 10th anniversary for the Buzz Marathon run through the hills and meadows of Camp Roberts Army National Guard Reservation.
Runners came from across the country to compete.
David Campa organized a group of running alumni from Lillian Larsen School to join the challenge.
A BIG THANK YOU goes to the San Miguel Firefighters who donated their time and food at the BBQ for the Marathon. Eileen Rogers who founded the event is both teacher and coach at Lillian Larsen School for over 25 years. She organized the event with the aid of dedicated volunteers: Meg Brooks, Sue Moore, Debbie Flores, Mary Jane Taylor, and Chris Shuck.

Full Marathon
Mens division

1st place overall- Colin Donnelly 2:49:49 NEW RECORD
2nd place  Kevin Wolf at 3.17.43, former Lillian Larsen student
3rd place Trevor Forzetting 3:18:14

Womens division
1st place-  Susan Wetzel, at 3:20:10

1/2 Marathon
Mens division

1st place Jonathan Mason 1:21:37

Womens division
1st place Diane Hunke 1:43:34

Childrens division
1st place Casey Montgomery

Men's division

1st place John Paul Wiemann NEW RECORD at 17:24

Womens division
1st place Marabel Arroyo 21:12

Kids Mile
1st Girls; Marabel Arroyo 5:48
1st Boys; Colton Campa 7.26

Marathon winner
First Place winner Colin Donnelly set a new record for the Full Marathon!
Get complete details at the Buzz Marathon website.
Revenue from Buzz Marathon helps fund the athletic programs at Lillian Larsen Elementary School of Kindergarten to 8th grade students. Larsen features cross country and track and field for all children, then flag football, volleyball, basketball, and golf for the middle schoolers grades 6 to 8.
The Buzz Marathon is an Active and Healthy Lifestyle promotion fundraiser for the athletic program at Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel. This is a low income rural school district and funds are used to cover entry fees, uniforms, referees, equipment, field and course markings, physicals, and when possible scholarships to summer camps for high school bound students.

Thank you to the wonderful Buzz Marathon sponsors:
Kennedy Club Fitness and Marit Koch
Paso Robles Swim and Tennis Club
Go For It Sports
K-Man Cycle and Run
Dos Padres Mexican Restaurant
Tenth Street Basque Cafe
Mission Burger and Coffee Station
Mission Deli and Mkt.

J.Lohr Winery
Cinquain Cellars
Riverstar Vineyards and Winery
Tolosa Winery and Courtside Cellars
Locatelli Vineyards and Winery
Pretty Smith Vineyards and Winery
Graveyard Vinesyards
Five Rivers Winery
Silver Horse Winery
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard
Rio-Seco Vineyard and Winery
Pear Valley Vineyard
Vista Del Rey Vineyards
Caparone Winery
Via Vega Winery
Tackitt Family Vineyards
J and J Cellars
Terrace Hill Olive Oil

San Miguel Firefighter
of the Year

Firefighter of the year
Ken Smith is flanked by Dale Hamblin and Firechief Snow -photo courtesy of Paso Robles Press
The San Miguel Community Services District [CSD] Board of Directors recently adopted resolutions honoring two of the community's volunteer firefighters.
The resolutions, adopted during the board's regular meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 28, honored San Miguel Fire Apparatus Engineer Kenneth Smith as firefighter of the year for 2009 and volunteer firefighter Gilbert Celedon for meritorious action while off duty at a traffic collision encountered while he was going to work.
Firefighter award
Gilbert Celedon holds his award between Dale Hamblin and Firechief Snow -photo courtesy of Paso Robles Press
According to a media release, Celedon took quick action by crawling into a vehicle and established an airway on a trapped victim and continued to provide aid until the arrival of paramedics and other firefighters. The Board also welcomed three new volunteer firefighters to the District and the Fire Department. - Paso Robles Press Staff report

Lions Fish Fry

San Miguel Lions Club cooks in the kitchen
San Miguel Lions Club cooks in the kitchen
San Miguel Lions are frying up their fish dinners for the 7 weeks of Lent starting February 19th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. The generous portions of tender cod come with fries, coleslaw, ice cream and a drink for $10 each, dine in or take out. Follow the signs in town to the San Miguel Community Center next to the Library on 13th and alleyway between K and L streets.
Proceeds benefit the many programs of the Lions Club founded in 1949: Community FREE swimming, Old Timers BBQ, NRA Hunter Safety, The Great AGventure Day, White Cane Days, FREE Red Cross Swimming Lessons, student eye screening, Project Lifesaver transmitter bracelets, and much more!

Funds for Mission San Miguel

Mission San Miguel  Cookbook
Buy the Mission San Miguel Cookbook by the Busy Bees in two versions: 3 ring bound for $15.00; or spiral bound for $20.00.
All proceeds go to finish projects for the new Parish Center. The beautiful Parish Center is now open to the public. 
Cookbooks can be purchased at the San Miguel Mission Parish Office or the Rios-Caledonia Adobe Gift Shop. Call 805-467-2131 for more info.
A beautiful quilt crafted by the Persian Pickle Piecers and the Almond Country Quilt Guild has been donated to raffle to raise funds for the Mission San Miguel Restoration Fund.
Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
Drawing to be held April 5th at the Old Mission San Miguel Gift Shop.
For details call 805-467-3256.
Quilt Raffle

Natural Childbirth at Twin Cities Hospital

Twin Cities Hospital labor tub
New labor tub at Twin Cities Hospital

If you’re having a baby or planning to someday, Twin Cities Community Hospital is the best place to welcome your new addition to the world. It is our mission to provide quality patient care focusing on individuality, compassion, safety, and respect.   The Obstetrical Services at Twin Cities offers a natural and comforting atmosphere for the birth of your child in the security of a hospital setting.
If a natural childbirth is what you’re looking for, we have many alterative amenities for use during labor from soaking in a warm labor tub during labor to hydrotherapy in a warm running private shower.  We have aromatherapy oils for massage, and soothing scents to add to the labor tub or room air as desired.  CD players are available to listen to your favorite relaxing music.  Birthing balls and labor birth beds allow physiologic positioning throughout labor and birth.
We are the only hospital in San Luis Obispo County to offer all private rooms and we encourage the father or the support person to stay overnight with the mother.  We value the importance of couplet care, which keeps mom and baby together during their stay to support bonding. We have lactation educators on staff for breastfeeding support. A nurse is assigned to care for the mother and newborn 24 hours a day.
We offer free educational classes to our delivering families to prepare them for that special day and the care needed for newborns after the birth.
We will listen to our patients, meet their needs, requests and provide professional guidance for positive birth outcomes.   The most valuable amenity we have is the warm, friendly, caring, nurturing staff. We all feel it is a phenomenal experience to share in, support and be apart of this life changing event. There is nothing more miraculous than the birth of a child. - submitted by Shareen Taylor, Director of Perinatal Services