Researchers capture hawk


Kara Rockett-Arsenault releases a rough-legged hawk to the wild after a transmitter was attached to the bird of prey Jan. 17 in Quincy. Members of the Plumas Audubon Society were on hand to watch biologists from Kidd Biological out of Perris, Calif., conduct their research. The transmitter will track the location and migration of the bird for five years. For a complete story and information found from the research, see next week’s Sports and Recreation section. Photo by James Wilson 


California Outdoors for the week of 1/24/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Feeding wildlife hurts animals nutritionally, behaviorally


Question: Our neighbor feeds wildlife three-day-old bread on a regular basis. The wildlife consists of deer, turkey, birds and other mammals. Although this neighbor has been told this is not good for the animals, she continues. What can be done to stop this person from feeding people food to wildlife?

Steve S.

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Plumas Ski Club cancels January longboard races

James Wilson
Sports Editor
Due to a lack of snow at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl, the first set of longboard races scheduled Sunday, January 19, 2014 has been canceled. Plans for the February and March races are still in place.

February’s races will coincide with Graeagle Plumas Alliance’s annual Winter Snowfest, set for Feb. 14 – 16. In addition to including the longboard races, the Winter Snowfest will feature the state championship snowshoe races. 

The inaugural Snowshoe Thompson Championship Cup will take place, along with cross-country ski and snowshoe tours. At Lake Davis, the Portola Rotary Club will host a snowmobile poker run. The longboard races will conclude the series of outdoor events in February’s Winter Snowfest.

To get updated information about Johnsville ski hill conditions, visit the Plumas Ski Club’s Facebook page or go to plumasskiclub.org.


Quincy, Portola boys win basketball games

Portola’s Juan Rodriguez jumps to make the layup against Incline on Jan. 7. Rodriguez scored 25 points during Portola’s 84-50 win. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor

The boys’ basketball teams from both Portola and Quincy played one game each last week, and both came out with wins. The Tigers hosted Incline on Jan. 7, to win a whopping 84-50. The win brought Portola’s record up to 4-7 overall.

Quincy hosted Loyalton that same night and, with similar results, won 73-51. The win pushed Quincy’s record to an even 8-8 overall. Both teams will start their league play this Friday.

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Golf results for the week of 1/17/2014

Mt. Huff Golf Course

This prolonged stretch of dry mild weather has lured the golfers back out onto the links at Mt. Huff Golf Course for the Wednesday Morning Scramble on Jan. 8.

The rest of the nation may be a frozen tundra, but the golf is great at Mt. Huff. The good-sized turnout allowed the scramble to resume.

Read more: Golf results for the week of 1/17/2014


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