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Progressive, Record, Reporter :ure crown a truism in sports, competition that her team ;raeag ampionships are earned would not give in without a rnte the competitor at the top fight. Setting the standard for olfftested by the best the compe- others to challenge, she put up " " de, a first run time of 25.49 sec- 'l~oS~:,~~eosCu~~b~cy~lltmOl:e~~,.~oe onds. ~e visil[~e p t Racers Kathleen Murray throw at you, respond well and Riley Marquette answered ..... you'll probably win. for the,Blizzard Wizards. , ,.,ia aat's what happened to the Murray s time of 25.95 sec- 4 #''~ " " ' " "" their la' ";: liZzardinWizardSst ends, while not better than S:?e Miller's, was good enough for : 'a tejunior season, the Blizzard second place. Murray was fol- non Fizar " s ,Mr ds earned the Johnsvflle lowed by teammate Riley op '.: lnior Ski Team champi- Marquette, whose time of 26.02 g" was good for third. a_va l ntermg the s xl thevent of .... With the Wizards garnering o,, e three places, a Blizzar d Wizardsknew Extreme Team's lower seeds aea 1 othings: they knew that the were going to need to ski tebreakers and the Extreme impeccably to win the event eam had raised the pressure and to have a shot at the cham- l them considerably during pionship. Heather Hochrein, middle races of the season. Extreme's second seed, turned IQeir answer: They skied well in a brilliant race and earned _ a team in the season's fifthfourth. She was followed by at Gold Mountain and teammate Ellie Logan in 11th tended their thin lead over and Geoffrey Newstead in two competitors. 19th. . the Wizards also knew With superb skiing by trle would have to ski just as Extreme Team, they won the asistently in the season s event with a total team score [ al event if they were to of 369 points And, while the on to the team champi- Blizzard Wizards' total of 367 [ tShip. With that knowledge netted second place, their total I tting the stage, the Blizzard enabled them to stay in first t rds joined the rest of theplace in team standings and i sville Junior Ski Team inearned them a team champi- season's final team compe- [ on. Races were held at the ewood Ski Resort March 17. IPl Alicl rr# li, "a Miller, Extreme s top seeded skier, made lear from the beginning of onship. The Gatebreakers also put up a strong challenge, but with a third place showing in this event, they could not improve themselves in team standings. Page One/Spor A member of the Plumas Johnsvllle Junior Ski down a slalom course at Homwood March 17. Photo by Shelly Hit~ Team races i i i I Wednesday, March 28, 2001 SG River: Feather River College has a strong program for outdoor adventures Continued from page 1C through Serpentine Canyon, ation students for transfer to a named after the type of rock four-year college, explained located there. Indian Creek Stock. John Gallagher ran the and the Tobin section of the recreation classes for 20 years North Fork are both class V before Stock was hired, rapids, for experts only. "I'm not starting something The Middle Fork of the new," said Stock. "I'm building Feather River, about 16 miles on the solid foundation that below the North Fork, is world (Gallagher) created." renowned. Classified as a wild With a slew of new classes and scenic river, most of the and new equipment, FRC is Middle Fork is inaccessible by demonstrating a strong com- road. Only one bridge exist in mitment to recreation, taking a 38 mile stretch, and stunning advantage of its ideal location scenery awaits those skilled for outdoor adventure activi- enough to run its class V ties. waters. In late April and early May, kayakers from around Just a few miles from the world come to float lt. Feather River College is a mecca for whitewater enthusi- Beginning June 2002, PG&E asts, on the river the college will start releasing water out was named after. The North of the Rock Creek Dam and the Fork of the Feather River has Cresta Dam on the North Fork miles of great whitewater of the Feather River, creatinga runs, varying in difficulty myriad of more whitewater from class II to class V rapids, opportunities. The releases will happen the first weekend Runs from Oakland Camp to of every month, from June to Keddie and from Keddie to the October: Greenville Y are each class II stretches with one portage. Because of FRC's Outdoor Trips from the Greenville Y to Recreation Leadership Woodys, Rich Bar to Belden,Program, its students will be and Rock Creek to Tobin are able to enjoy the many advert. all class III. A good class IV ture sports available in from Virgllia to Rich Bar is PlumasCounty. Hunter ed class offered A hunter education class is being offered starting Monday, April 9. This class will be held at the Quincy Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, California. A hunter educe. tion certificate is now a requirement in many other states for those hunters that plan to hunt outside of California; a valid hunting 2 Y I Free Edger Klt - $35 Value (on, units In Stock) Purge - pump carburetor ensures reliable starting Commerclal grade - 2 cycle englne Long Iastlng preclslon - worm gear transmission 507 Bell Lane, Quincy 283-2226 Tiller~Cultivator )' Tuesday, Wednesday and by one, radio transmit- plex strategies for survival," mile--of any area in the west- ranged from 1.5 to 1.9 cubs per Friday evenings and will con- license may no longer be collars are coming off said Callas. ernUnitedStates, female. Adult female bears tinue on Saturday, April 14, enough to satisfy this require- state black bears, a sig- Launched in 1992, the Although a thorough reportusually give birth once every beginning at 9 a.m. ment without proof of comple- that the Department of intense study has resulted in on the 10-year north stateother year. A $5 fee will be charged for tion of a Hunter's and Games 10-year study the summer captures of 198study is at least a couple of .The mortality rate for cubs each student that takes this Education/Safetyclass. the California bruin is wind-bears that have been fitted years away from completion, in their first year of age is class. There is no age limit, Please contact Harry "Scott" towardaconclusion. with radio transmitter collars, preliminary numbers and approximately 50 percent-- but we recommend using ageHowsden at 283-1378, evenings biologists said they are In recent winters, biologists observations reveal some note- possibly due in large part to 12 as a guide for a good base after 5 p.m. Students will be pleting their annual visits Callas and Melissa Crew, both worthy information, such as: predation by adult male bears maturity level. This class will accepted on a first-come, bear wintering dens near working out of Montague, have .During one summer period,and the relatively high bear be limited to 25 students,first-served basis. A student Cloud in southeastern been visiting dens of adult crews captured 40 different numbers. A hunter education certifi- list will be generated once we .m tSkiyou County and the sows to learn, among otherbears within a 15-square mile .The oldest female bear cap- cate is required for all persons have filled this class. This stu- b_," amath River's Happy Camp things, about the production area near the Klamath River. tured is 22. At age 20, she gave who have not formerly held a dent list will be used to deter- e, ' ea in western Siskiyou and survival of cubs. .In the Klamath area, malebirth to a cub and still had the California resident hunting mine when the next class may [0tmty--this year, to remove Cooperators include the U.S. bears had an average age of 8 youngster with her in theirlicense and wish to hunt in be offered. transmitters as well asForest Service, a McCloud tim- years and females, 9.4 years. In winter den a year later. e the usual check for cubs. bet management firm, Forest McCloud, males average 7.8 If of the last 28 collared Systems, an otltje r prLvate, , d a df emales, 7.5 [*ws---will give up their col- est habitats suppOrtvblack For both areas, litter sizes i ) this winter. The remain- bears. Study teamsha e cap- ! I1!1 i half will be stripped of the tured 89 female bears and 109 " , _ acnoS iitttrsRn:hx:rdW anl er', m du '??m 2 :sC:n rsS:bn2Y:l FREE _.^ [ildlife biologist leading the animals. F - : : : 257-4465' 822 Mare St., Susanville = : , : - "" The study has accumulated m data on a variety of subjects, Pri~s effective 3/27/01 through 4/2/01 All prices plus tax, lic, and dec fees, t i o .dy 00" ]When the in-depth study is r cluded and the final report among the most important Take a high-flying adven- itten, Callas said, the DFGbeing the survival rates ofture, ,e,rn Ate rising gas is PPects to have a new and subadult bears less than three aviation at the same time. uable storehouse of data onyears old and the relationship Local pilots and members Cb ch OUt state's only bear species, of a sow s age to its reproduc- of 5usanville's EAA ing the agency information tire ability. Chapter 794 continue to . will help it protect the Fish and Game estimates theoffer free airplane rides bear's northern habitats population of California black }I 0 ~a : ",,,~ ..... guide management pro- bears at between 17,000 andfor eight to seventeen-year ........ rns that include tightly con- 23,000. The northern end of the olds. Qualified pilots and :f'i l~lWuseCa:a~e~lgaa~e:~dbli~ state tncludes forest territory aircraft are available on in western Siskiyou County short notice. For reserva- that supports what may be the tions or information, call highest density of bears--the ~ 253-398"/ rcies that has evolved com- average number per square _= [ 'w.p!umasbank.c0m [ vw.p! [ ,w .p! [ ' 'v.p[ www, ,re .i}! ' L ' [ vw.p! / tq w.i ! .