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t'-er ~eF %crrd Reporter Wednesday, April 4,200t 1B ) lib rm Inside Section B Arts & Entertainment Opinion & Perspective j Letters to the Editor 'ul wor Li Vitals mt I W, . " heading out to predetermined instruction site, over 45 snowmobilers gathered near the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Park on March 17. s owmobile s Sevtap He encouraged snowmobil- Editor ers to wear helmets and gog- _ 45 snowmobilers met at gles and to equip their "sleds" Almanor Snowmobile with a spare belt, spare plugs, Participate in the Call- tools, a tow rope, maps, a com- Nevada Snowmobile As- pass, a folding saw and shovel, :.on s (CNSA) winter safe- transceivers, a probe pole, and | inar. survival and first aid kits. !; ",;., ievent, sponsored by the Before breaking for lunch, | i" lmanor Snowmobile Arnold Mass, of Burney, dis- I nd funded by a grant cussed frostbite and hypother- California Parks & mia. " " ti9 r ol- ]I V1R Division, After celebrating St. ' the club's Patrick's Day with corned beef ector, Jenny Cesarin. on rye provided by the Lake uition to Snowmobile Almanor Snowmobile Club members and their and prepared by Cesarin, the '1.several people attended group was trained on survival to become certified in the snow by Scott Nedved, - :er snowmobile safety. CNSA Safety Director, who 'jLgroup met at the park taught the snowmobilers how .l., istration, which was to avoid avalanche dangers, by official CNSA how to build a'snow cave, m rapher Gall Johnson, ofwhich tools should be Carried at all times and how to read participant received packets. Enclosed Were emergency whis- dch work "even if your is so cold it will hardly )Und it," said Snowmo- ant Pat Roarty. group then rode eight the forest to an area feet in elevation. Ac- g to Roarty, the location led a natural amphithe- stled among the tall tim- CNSA safety ator, began the semi- a presentation of ba- safety. the importance rning and using the hand signals and distress signals. the weather for warning signs. After Brian Mass, of Burney, showed the group how to per- form emergency snowmobile repairs, Nedved gave away The winter safety clinic, held on March 17, drew over 45 snowmobilers, who assembled their "sleds" In theater-like po- door prizes, including a shovel- sitions after arriving at the instruction site located eight miles into the woods. saw combination, a space or survival blanket and a sur-tion. guy, whether he be on a sled, must obtain a California spe- no event at a speed which en- vival lantern. Though Roarty is an experi-skis, snowshoes or on foot." cial use permit, dangers the safety of other per- The day ended with a hands-enced snowmobiler, she found Driving while under the in- sons or property. on demonstration on how to the safety clinic to be a very Snowmobile operating rules fluence of alcohol or drugs is The speed limit within 50 use transceivers. Using oneeducationalexperience. All off-highway vehicles prohibited. The law and penal- feet of a campground, camp- transceiver to track another "We learned new safety tech- (OHV), including snowmo- ties are the same as for on- site, or concentration of people Nedved had previously buried, niques and equipment and biles, must be issued and dis, highway violations. The or animals is 15MPH. the snowmobilers not only were reminded of things we play and identification plat or blood/alcohol level is .08 per- If anOHV useris involvedin found it, they also found aknew but had forgotten withdevise (Green Sticker) issued cent for conviction. This con- an accident resulting in injury snow cave that had been built time," she said. "We urge all by the Department of Motor viction is also counted against or death of any person or dam- the day before, snowmobilers to learn aboutVehicles, unless otherwise reg- one's driving record, age to any property, including The participants took turnstheir machines and to read and istered or specifically exempt. No person shall operate an vehicles, he must stop the vehi- going into the snow cave toheed all safety rules and regu- All out-of-state OHV mustOHV at a speed greater than is learn how efirmient it might ac- lations, follow the law and al- have a current registration or reasonable and prudent and in See Safety, page 2B tually be in a survival situa- ways watch out for the other & Photos Submitted SnOWlmoMle Club, Califoi a.Nevada Snowmobile Association and The winter safety students pair. Properly equipped, the Director Scott Neclved. learned basic snowmobile maintenance and emergency re- sled itself hould be the emergency kit, taught CNSA Safety