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Sprint cars and more provide family entertainment

Larry F. Douglas
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Terry Schank Jr. reached speeds of more than 70 miles per hour to win first place in the sprint car exhibition at American Valley Speedway last Saturday night, May 19. Photo by Dan McGee

American Valley Speedway

The Saturday night races of May 19 offered an evening of family entertainment and family supporters. Families and teams came from Susanville and Reno-Sparks to the points races of DART Dwarf cars and IMCA Modified cars. American Valley Speedway’s staff were pleased to see the return of favorites like Bill Pearson. Unfortunately, he hit the wall in turn one preventing him from competing in the main event.

We saw track manager Curt Nieman come out of racing retirement to help his son Chase keep in the points race in the Dwarf class. We saw a preview of the speed and performance of Sprint cars. The California Civil War Sprint Car Series is coming June 16.

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Fishing Report; Spring patterns predominate, but not for long

Michael Condon

“Beyond every bend in a stream lies a new fishing challenge, for no pool, riffle or rapids is just like the previous one.”

Dick Sternberg

 

 

This is prime time for fishing most Plumas County waters.  Stream flows are a bit on the low side for this time of year, but that means clear and fishable water.  The few streams that are not yet open will open this Saturday.

Lake temperatures are in the ideal range bringing trout into shallow water in pursuit of abundant feed.  Callibaetis mayflies and various species of midges are hatching on most lakes. The Callibaetis mayfly is a very important food source for Stillwater trout.

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Golf results for the week of 5/23/2012

Graeagle Meadows

Women’s Golf Club

    On Thursday, May 10, the members of the Graeagle Meadows Women’s Golf Club played a partner game of Odds and Evens.One member of the team counted her scores on all of the odd numbered holes and the other counted scores on the even numbered holes to determine the team score.In the Red Flight the winning team was Cheryl Brennan and Maureen Ford.Taking second place were Alaine Flynn and Ellen Fearing.Dee Walker and Lynne Hogan took third place.In the Combo Flight Sue Taylor and Dink Rife took first place.

  Jennifer Baker, Ellen Fearing and Dee Walker had chip-ins.

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Four-wheel drive owners invited to follow pioneers’ wagon tracks

Feather Publishing
5/23/2012

  Participants can relive the gold rush era by traveling the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail in their sport utility vehicles (SUVs), marveling at such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs and Soldier Meadows.

  All of these sights as well as stories from early emigrant diaries will spring to life for participants on the 18th annual Lassen-Applegate Trail Ride, Friday, July 20, through Monday, July 23, hosted by the High Rock Trekkers Four-Wheel Drive Club.

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California Outdoors for the week of 5/23/2012

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Game

Hazing Canada geese

  Question:My neighbor has lake front property and regularly chases away (or throws sticks and pine cones at) Canada geese during the nesting season. His intent is to keep them off his dock, but he extends his harassment about one-tenth of a mile up the beach on several others’ private ground and PG&E property. Is this legal? I figure the wildlife came with the property location and should be left alone. Love my neighbor but hate his treatment of our local geese.

—Anonymous

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