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Wednesday, Jan 17, 2001 5(} open:, sldm ..: " ;LNeiman, a Quincy varlJty skier, competes in PhOto by Lisa Hochrein tJN lom at Bor L The For moro Imfor~ion, see Ipm~o 1C, ~loen:q ~ For the first time in Califor- nia's history, two orphaned California black bear cubs will be returned to the wild af- ter being raised in captivity for six months. The two bears have been cared for at the South Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Facility--the only Cali- fornia facility licensed to care for bears. Why the bears were orphaned is unknown. The best chance for survival for the cubs is ensured with good ~utrition, which allows them to have adequate fat re- serves to hibernate. The facili- ty has served as a surrogate mother to allow the cubs to de- velop foraging instincts. The less human contact, the better chance for survival by not re- lying upon humans for food af- ter it emerges from the den in the spring. An undisturbed den in good bear habitat will also help ensure that the cubs will survive naturally after they emerge. Placing the cubs m the wild at this time of year is consis- tent with the time that wild bears are denning. The cubs will awaken in makeshift dens that have already been pre- pared. It is common fl)r cubs in this situation to wander out of the den. They may den else- where or return to the origi- nal den site. Most of the life o[' the cub during year one is learning and experimentation in its habitat. The cubs must learn foraging behavior and recog- nize home range boundaries. The current 22,000 statewide bear population estimate indi- cates that California black bears are stable to increasing. The bear population is very healthy and is about twice the number of bears in the state ,compared to 20 years ago. Frenchman Lake Frosty, cold tempera- tures have created ice on most of Frenchman Lake. There is stilI some open wa- ter at Big Cove and at Lunker Point. There is also a little open water at the Dam area. The roads are OK, but watch for ice. Bank fishing using night- crawlers has been getting the best results. You need to float the crawlers off the bottom. Some are having luck with different colors of power bait, as well as marshmallows. Two local boys, Jesse Page and Zachary Leonard, from Loyalton, caught three nice rainbows on Jan. 6. Each fish weighed two pounds. Call Wiggins for day-to- day conditions at 993-4683. River Hatchery person- ently hauled away an ated 23,000 juvenile a. 2f l! the hatchery was to destroy because of t: u.':"i ltbrea k. of a s p orozoan series of race- t fsl0,000 Eel River king and 13,000 Noyo River alrnon yearlings were liOniZed and trucked to a ~ldt County facility to en: tWarded to a Modesto iix ng plant for produc- et: at-based products. 60 and Game said the fish ti ,een hatched from Eel Yo salmon eggs pro- uY adult spawners cap- iri the two rivers last Ihe five-inch fish were ,,, t led to be released into land ,l oyo last month " bf o 'dfng enhance- ment programs for the two where PKD has been known to river systems, exist in the past. The release was canceled af- The National Marine Fish- ter an ultraviolet light system cries Service recommended used to sterilize water enter- against release of Mad River's ing the Mad River Hatchery Eel and Noyo fish into Folsom ponds failed, permitting an because the yearlings came outbreak of an ailment known from wild. fish that presently as proliferative kidney dis. are listed as threatened under ease (PKD) in one series of the federal Endangered raceway ponds. Pathologists Species Act. NMFS told the said they halted the plant be- DFG the release would be an cause the disease is not "inappropriate use" of listed known to exist in the Eel or species. Noyo systems. Fish and Game said destruc- The outbreak also caused a tion of the fish at Mad River change in plans for a crop of Hatchery does not mean a to- 20,000 yearling Klamath River tal loss this year for the en- king salmon being raised in hancement efforts on behalf of adjacent ponds that may have the Eel River. A similar num- been exposed to the disease ber of Eel River Wings raised through splashed water or at the DFG's Warm Springs predatory birds. The Klamath Hatchery at Healdsburg were fish were released into Folsom planted as scheduled, the Reservoir near Sacramento, agency said. i/ ..... YOU CHOOSE: Up to s30 of clothing or accessories credit Up to s300 off of our DISCOUNT price No Down - No Payments - No Interest Until June 2001 14 models in stock, including "The King of the Hill" 800 RMK IIIII 23 Crescent St. Quincy I' Ill IIIIII II tternor Gray Davis today new portal provides powerful riced the launch of a search functions to speed and California web portal simplify access to state ser- :f tll offer access to an ex- vices and information. :: array of online infor-One of the featured links off a and state services, in- of My California is to the De- the ability to pur- partment of Fish and Game's California annual s,,port(DFG) new E-License site, "- licenses. The new My which allows direct Internet rriia" web portal is lo- purchasing of California an- . nual sport fishing licenses with the launch of and stamps. E-License can be My California home- accessed via the My Califor- are using web tech- nia web portal, or through the to personalize govern- DFG web site at lri a-way no other state. done, Governor Once the easy online trans- r _said. With advice from action is complete, anglers minds in the Silicon will receive their license in We have developed an the mail within seven days. site that makes it Those wishing to purchase a to register cars, check license for immediate use are Schools academic per-still encouraged to drop by ce, get live pictures of their nearest authorized rlsh- te parks, and much ing license agent. A search en- ur seamless, state-of- gine to find those agents is i lt t Web portal is your on- available on the E-License to California." site. 1E" California also allows "We want to continue to to personalize the make it easier for our cus- for quickest access to tomers to access our services, items they use most and this will be a big help for erisuring privacy. Theanglers to get their fishing sport licenses and stamps for the 2001 season," said DFG Di- rector Robert C. Hight. "We're thrilled we were able to begin providing this service as one of the kick-off features for the Governor's My California web portal." In September 2000, the gov- ernor announced an "eGov- ernment" initiative designed to use the power of technology to bring state government closer to California citizens and businesses. 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