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
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship held its annual Trailfest at Nakoma Golf Resort on Jan. 18, and droves of trail users came out to support the efforts of the nonprofit.
The black-tie gala truly gave attendees their money’s worth with lots of food, libations and a casino-themed party that brought everyone to the tables.
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?
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.
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
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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