Longboard races are on for March 18

Feather Publishing
3/16/2012 UPDATED

LONGBOARD RACES ARE ON! Come one, come all to the Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl to celebrate the history of downhill racing. This is a one-of-a-kind event that promotes our regional uniqueness and our rugged mountain culture! For information, go to http://www.plumasskiclub.org/

Original post: The Plumas Ski Club’s 20th annual historic longboard races are scheduled for this Sunday, March 18, at the ski hill above Johnsville.

Race organizers hope that this week’s storms will bring enough snow to cover the course.

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California Outdoors for the week of 3/14/2012

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Game


Duck eyesight

Question: Can ducks see color? I know deer see different shades of gray, but what about ducks and geese?

—David V.

Answer: Well, this actually is a fairly entertaining question since waterfowl are much different than many other animals — especially us!

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Chester skiers finish in top ten statewide

Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor

The Chester High School ski and snowboard team generated impressive results during the state championships at Northstar Ski Resort March 4 – 8, as three Chester racers finished in the top 10 overall.

Jesse Gorbet earned fifth overall in the men’s snowboard competition, Moises McCulloch placed sixth overall in the men’s ski division, and Bailey Smith captured eighth overall in the women’s ski division.

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Portola Tigers advance to championship round

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Kaitlyn Boyd draws three defenders in Portola’s semifinal playoff win against Colusa.
Photo by Tiffany Williams

The Portola High School girls’ basketball team advanced all the way to the Division V Northern Section championship in Chico last Saturday by winning three home playoff games, including an exciting three-point victory in the semifinals against Colusa Tuesday, Feb. 28.

In the championship match, Portola lost 57-27 to top-ranked Hamilton, giving the Tigers the Northern Section runner-up award.

The Tigers, now in the state tournament as the ninth seed in the north, travel to eighth-seeded International High School in San Francisco Wednesday, March 7, for the first round of the Division V state championship brackets.

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Wolf OR7 returns to Oregon

Feather Publishing

After drawing much public attention for his historic trek into California, the gray wolf designated as OR7 has turned north and crossed back into Oregon.

Originally part of a wolf pack in northeastern Oregon, OR7 wandered more than 1,062 miles in Oregon in September through December of last year before crossing into California Dec. 28, 2011. Gray wolves were extirpated in California the 1920s, leading to speculation that OR7 might be the first wolf to re-establish roots in the Golden State.

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