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6C Wednesday, July 9, 2014 ou.=L..., ne~uru, rrogresslve, nupultur -. Lyndsey Loose, left, and Ellen Gammel jump on their bikes and take off during last Saturday's triathlon in Graeagle. The triathlon attracted visitors from all across the country, Photos by James Wilson 10 lb. Bag Russet LargoSadq 1Pound Bdi Pineapples i ea| Italian or Yellow Mushrooms Pistachios | Sale prices effecUve July 11 & 12, 2014, only. Sale starts at 6:00 am. Umited OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 5am-lOpm 50 GRAND AVE., SUSANVILLE, CA 96130 James Wilson triathlons last year in order to first in the women's division Sports Editor attract visitors to Plumasof the Olympic course, coming sports@plumasnews.com County. in at 2:23:16.85. "This race brought people Two runners in particular The fn:st of two triatMons from all over and they allbattled it out for first place in set to take place in Graeagle shopped local, they ate atthe sprint course. Sean this year drew a crowd of local restaurants and theyMolina, of Chico, came in 28 spectators and athletes to the stayed in local lodging," said seconds before Reid Weber, of Millpond last Sunday. Berg. "This type of Reno, with a time of 57:18 for The Tri-Graeagle, organized recreational event is whatfirst place. Katrina Heyder, of by Community Multisport Plumas County needs to Carson City, finished first in Events, the racing events bolster its economy." the women's category with a business out of Clio, had 85 Scott Young, of Reno, placed time of 1:05:52. adults and 25 youths fnyst in the men's division and Community Multisport participate in the swimming, overall in the Olympic course. Events plans to hold another biking and running race. Young fmished in two hours, triathlon in Graeagle on Aug. Athletes chose between two eight minutes, two seconds. 31. In addition, the events courses: the sprint triathlon Gregory Watkins, of Chico,business will hold the and the much longer Olympic finished second, coming in six 101-mile Graeagle Century triathlon. The triathletes minutes after Young with aRide on July 27. For more came from all over California, time of 2:14:39.25. information, go to Nevada, Oregon, Washington Jaqueline Sasaki placed communitymultisport.com. and even Maine. Alice Berg, owner of Community Multisport Events, started holding Bm Broccoli ea| Raspberries 1PomlO nic f Blueberries Sb'awbelfies m m ea, ea, supply. No rainchecks please. Scratch Baked Goods Fine Wines & Spirits All Lottery Games US Postage We accept Food Stamps &WIC Two swimmers "high five" each other after completing the first of three phases of the triathlon. After the swim, the triathletes rode their bikes, then they finished the course with a run. . .',i Water conservation :.:. regulation In light of the unprecedented drought, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted emergency regulations to conserve water for fish habitat and drinking water for Californians. The regulations became effective June 19. The new water drafting emergency regulations require approved timber harvesting plans on private timber lands and plans pending approval to disclose all water drafting operations, drafting rates and volumes, compliance with Fish and Game Code Section 1600 and potential effects on downstream aquatic habitat. The emergency regulations will be in place for 180 days "The severity of the drought we are experiencing makes it imperative for all of us to conserve water wherever possible," stated Dr. J. Keith Gilless; California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection chairman. "These emergency regulations will help land owners evaluate the cumulative effects of forest management on all resource systems and values." Additionally, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection are drafting a FISHING. from page 2C right now so downriggers or lead core line are essential. Some anglers prefer lead core line, but for me that is just way too heavy, especially for a small fish. I love fighting kokanee on ultra-light gear after it releases from the downrigger. enacted joint letter to private timberland owners and foresters The letter summari2e tlie new . regulations and provides a .- .. reminder that approved timber harvesting plans require compliance with Fish and Game Code Section 1600. The letter will also state that timber harvesting plans must provide background on potential drought impacts to fisheries, wildlife and domestic water supplies. Licensed timber operators will be required to ensure that water is not removed in quantities harmful to domestic water supplies, fish, wildlife or other current beneficial uses of the water. State agencies responsible for regulatory compliance of timber operations will continue to pay close attentioii::t0 water diversion activitieson all active timber harvesting !ans and will work to ensure that water conservation is implemented to the extent feasible. Gov, Brown has called on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent .- i and prevent water waste -- -- visit saveourH20.org to Emd out how everyone can do their part, and visit drought.ca.gov to learn more about how California is dealing with the effects of the drought. Tom Maumoynier, of Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co. in Chester. i- I talked to some successful anglers who said they have lowered their gear from 15 feet to 20 feet and continue to fired eager fish. Try fishing leech patterns, Jay Fair trolling flies, or Needlefish. Lake Davis Damsels continue to hatch in decent numbers. Warm weather and windless days are providing some good late-morning action. Unfortunately the water temperature is on the rise with all of the recent hot weather. I do not expect the good fishing to last much longer. But for now, damsels are hatching in the late morning and Hexagenia in the late evening. In between try midges or woolly buggers. Eagle Lake Warming water is pushing the fish deeper, according to Stream fishing Stream conditions are looking more and more like late summer but it is not game " over just yet. The lower water levels and rising temperatures have trout migrating toward cooler hangouts. The smart angler uses that to his or her advantage. Springs, tributaries and deep pools are where it is happening. , :'. On the Middle Fo(k Feather ::" : River, the best action is downstream from Two Rivers. Dan McDonald, proprietor of Camp Layman, reports some nice fish being caught right in front of the resort.