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4A Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Young riders excel at junior rodeo Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer sha .wthorne@plumasnews.com Taylorsville was filled with young equestrians of all ages and experience levels ready. to compete in the 13th annual Taylorsville Junior Rodeo on July 26. Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club hosted the rodeo, which brought talented riders from Northern California, Oregon and Nevada to the Taylorsville rodeo grounds. Out of the 100 riders, the all-around cowboy and cowgirl titles both went to Taylorsville residents: Tanner Meigs and Shasta Banchio, respectively. They were both awarded a custom saddle, sponsored by the Neer family, S Bar J Cattle • Co., John Goings, family and friends of John Taborski and the Mannies family. Tanner Meigs, 15, was last year's Plumas County champion. This year he placed first in the boy's 15 - 19 division breakaway competition, third in the single-stake competition and was named all-around champion in his age group. Banchio was also chosen as this year's Plumas County champion; she and Meigs also won first place in the team-roping event. In her division, girls 11 - 14, she won first place in the goat-tying and breakaway competitions and second in pole bending, and she was named all-around champion. Maple Gramps was chosen by the Wilson family as this year's recipient of the Hard Luck Award, in memory of past rodeo competitor Ran Wilson. Peewee Division For being one of two contestants who earned Kolt Cardenas participates in the Taylorsville Junior Rodeo mutton-busting competition, Peewee Division. Photo courtesy Tim and Linda Pitlock placements in more than one Peewee Division , competition, Kenley Neer earned the title of all-around champ in the 0 - 5 age group. Neer placed second in both the ribbon-jerk and mutton-busting competitions. Kolt Cardenas took the first and only placement for dummy roping. Mackenzie Kirkendoll took first in ribbon jerk. Sawyer Foster placed first in mutton busting. Mae Musachia was the only other contestant to place in two competitions within her division. She won third place for both ribbon jerk and mutton busting.. Girls 6 - I0 All-around champ for the girls 6 - 10 division was Shelby Dunning. She took first place in pole bending and goat tying, and first in steer daubing. First in the barrels competition was Lacey Bullivant. She also placed in the top ranks in every other competition in her age group. Kamish Wagner took first place in the steer-daubing competition and placed third in pole bending and fourth in goat tying. Boys 6 - 10 For the second year in a row, all-around champion for the boys 6 - 10 division was Kyle Stewart. He placed first in goat tying and steer daubing, and second in the single-stake competition. Blake Myers came in first in the single-stake completion and also p.laced second in steer daubing. Reno McGill won first place in steer riding and placed third in goat tying. Brighten, Up Your World with a New Coat of Paint! ' • Interior & Exterior Paint & Stain • Commercial, Residential, Big or Small • Serving Plumas and Sierra Counties • 30 years Experience • Discount Pricing There is no substitute for quality ] BOB RAYMOND PAINTING I 836-1339 or 249-3966 CA L.#7S92n Feather River Bulletin Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy;, CA 95971. Office is open Man. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOW to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283..3952. Email: mail@plumasnews.com Website: plumasnews.com 0wnership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytime! TO obscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudicetion: The Feather River Bldletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Pomanter: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborsld Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-0wner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Ked Taborski Mary Newhouse Operations C0-0wner/Legal Classified, Circ. Manager Tom Fomey Advertising Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevln Mallory Human Resources Dir., Eliea Monroe Vice Pres./Admin. Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Sherd McConnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Adv. Manager Composing Manager Member, =,ifomiaNewpaaer I'ISOY INK[ • Publishera kt recycled paper | Feather River Mu t" o/'mBulletin p.o. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I Please enter my subscription for _ years. I I [ Enclosed find my check for $ I | [J In County $26 per year [ Out of State $44 per year [ In Califomia $37 per year. I I Name I I I I I Address I City, State, Zip I I sd6cflp =n Im ed, bM not refumld. I Ill m m m I m m m m m lt m m I Girls 11 - 14 Shasta Banchio earned all-around champion in her age group for placing in the top ranks in all but one competition. Jayce Blake earned first in pole bending, second in goat tying and fourth in barrels. Nicole Tomasello earned first in barrels and fourth in pole bending. Boys 11 - 14 Once again Cody Stewart earned the title of all-around champ in the boys 11 - 14 division. He earned first place for goat tying and third for single stake. Corte Smith was the only winner in the breakaway competition, and he also won second for steer riding, Drew Tilton won first in single stake and third for goat tying. , James Banister won first in steer riding. Girls 15 - 19 , Abigail Pfister earned the title of all-around champ in the girls 15 - 19 division. She also placed first in pole bending, fourth in barrels and third in breakaway. Hannah Terns placed first in goat tying. Lindy Lehman earned first place in goat tying. Emilie Barnes earned first in the barrel competition. Helena DeCasa placed first in the breakaway competition, as well as fourth in pole bending and second for goat tying. Boys 15 - 19 Meigs earned all-around champion in his age group for placing in the top ranks in two of the three competitions he participated in. Wyatt Spencer placed first in goat tying. Caden Lehman earned first place in the single-stake competition. Jordan Meisenheimer earned first place for steer riding. For a complete list of buckle sponsors and rodeo results, visit taylorsviilerodeo.com. Calpine Elks 3rd Annual Dave:Storey tlorsjShoe Tournament Sardfiy, August 16 • 10:30 am En'Fee $15 (Includes Lun ........ c h ) ( partner Draw ( ! C o n. 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The lakes have a total combined surface area of 30,750 acres compared to Gold Lake's 20 surface acres. Gold Lake is accessible only by foot. Orange said that in recent years the number of planted fish was significantly reduced; therefore, to make a claim that the allotments of fish were doubled and tripled would necessitate knowing the baseline count of fish planted over the years. Sheriff Greg Hagwood said it was like comparing apples and oranges to compare stocking fish in Bucks Lake, Lake Almanor and Antelope Reservoir to removing fish from Gold Lake. "It's like my neighbor stealing my lawnmower and giving me a weed eater in return," Hagwood said. Orange said that the project to use gill nets to remove the fish would never be effective. It didn't work in Lake Davis, even though they spent $22 million, he said. "It's like Lake Davis never happened," Orange said. "There's a huge lawsuit rolling through the courts right now." The letter will be drafted and presented to the board for approval before being sent to CDFW in Sacramento. CDFW response Tina Bartlett, the CDFW's North Central Region manager, didn't attend the Aug. 5 meeting. However, she sent an email to Supervisor Lori Simpson after watching the meeting online. Bartlett, who met with Simpson, Supervisor Terry Swofford and County Public Works Director Bob Perreault in Rancho Cordova on July 16, acknowledged the CDFW "could have done a better job communicating with the county" on the project. Bartlett's email addressed several points mentioned in the Aug. 5 meeting. She pledged that, in addition to planting greater numbers of fish in the county, CDFW would work more closely with Plumas County. "I am sincerely committed to better communication with the county about (CDFW) activities in the county," Bartlett wrote. Fish and Game meeting Two days after the supervisors' meeting, CDFW fisheries biologist Kevin Thomas attended the monthly Fish and Game Commission meeting in Quincy along with Supervisor Simpson. The local commission has been critical of the CDFW for not being notified of the trout removal plan until after the decision was made and the project was in place. Commission members reiterated their complaints to Thomas during the two-hour meeting. Commission member Horton continued to question the CDFW's research and statistics regarding the frog. He said he was concerned that other lakes and streams besides Gold Lake would be targeted for fish removal. "The trust factor is nonexistent," Horton said. "It's not going to end (with Gold Lake). Pretty soon you will be evaluating streams. Pretty soon we won't have any fish, and then we won't have any tourism." Thomas said he understood the commission's frustration. But he added the frog is a federally listed species and the CDFW is mandated to try to protect it. Thomas said the fish removal, originally scheduled to begin in June, was postponed until sometime after Labor Day. He said part of the reason for the postponement was to allow for a "cooling off" period. When the removal project does begin, Thomas said wardens would likely be on site to provide protection for the CDFW staff. "We've had threats of physical violence to our folks from residents of Plumas County," Thomas said. "We have to take that seriously." Managing Editor Dan McDonald contributed to this report. DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE SLURRY SEALCOATING SS111 OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING FREE ESTIMATES SERVING ALL OF PLUMAS & LASSEN COUNTIES 29581 HWY 89, CANYON DAM, CA 95923 • C-12 CA LIC. #762465 530 - 284 - 1474 If you' re not using High Sierra Gas, . then you don't know "Jack" GAN 65 East Sierra Ave, Portola 530-832-i252 No delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. 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