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. - PAGE 5A nri HAPPENING IN THE DAYS AHEAD Youth art contest The California Department or Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is sponsoring the eighth annual California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme, “Be An Invasive Species Detective,” encourages stu- dents to think about how paying attention to their surroundings can protect against the spread of invasive species. “Detectives look for clues and use observa- tion to solve crimes,” said Eliz- abeth Brusati, an environmental scientist with CDFW’s Invasive Species Program. “We want young people to look for ways to stop the spread of invasive species. Helpful actions could Include choosing native plants for landscaping, not releasing unwanted pets into the wild, reporting Invasive \ species sightings, and taking precau- tions to clean, drain and dry gear after visiting waterbodies.” There are three age divisions for youths in grades 2-4, 5-8 and 9-12. All types of media are wel- come and encouraged, Includ- ing (but not limited to) drawings, paintings, animations, comic strips, videos and public service announcements. The deadline for art contest entries is May 5. Completed entries and entry forms should be submitted elec- tronically. Submission instruc- tions can be found on the CDFW website. Bob Vila on Zoom Bob Vila, “the dean of home renovation,” will tell the story of his project to save the Cuban home of Ernest Hemingway in a presentation open to the public by Zoom at today's meeting with Mt. Shasta Rotary. To see the presentation live, RSVP to mtshastarotary@gmail.com‘ to get the Zoom link to the pro- gram. For 20 years, Heming- way lived at various times” just outside Havana. He loved his house, called the Finca Vigia (“lookout farm”), and it has long been a national museum. It’s where Hemingway indulged his passions, from fishing to enter- taining. It’s also where he wrote his most successful and widely published novel, “The Old Man and The Sea.” Comments sought Lassen Volcanic National ark is accepting public comments on its Draft Accessibility Self-Eval- uation Transition Plan through April 15. This Is Intended to help parks remove physical and pro- grammatic barriers and improve the accessibility at the park for all visitors. To learn more about this plan and strategy, please visit the Lassen Accessibility Strategy website at: https:// go.nps.gov/Iavo/setp. “Provid- ing experiences for all visitors at Lassen Volcanic National Park is a top priority,” sald Superinten- dent Jim Richardson. “We strive to do all we can to ensure every- one’s enjoyment of this special national park. We hope to hear from our visitors on how we can help them do just that.” Submit comments by visiting the proj- ect planning website at: https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/LAVOac- cessibility. Telephone (530) 595- 4480 for more information. Covid shots Saturday Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain will be giving COVID ' vaccinations this Saturday start- ing at 8 am. Telephone ahead to register for the first vaccination at 337-6243. ‘ The l’-0- Box. 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In conjunction with the Shasta County Department, of Public Health, the district placed FRHS on distance learn- ing from March 4-19, with an in-person return of Monday, March 22,” he said. “This particular out- break was highly con- tagious and resulted in transmission occurring in the school site in some cases. Up to this point, the district had not dealt with positive cases result- ing in other students at the' site contracting the virus, but in this case we could contact trace pos- itive cases to student to Education foundation celebrates 30lyears with salute to one of its founding members Whlle on theflschboi board,B_ob Wlmer here is ing acrqu digioma In 1977 to foreign exchange student Justine (yum) Wollencamp from Belgium who; livedwlth the Withers while she‘ attended Fall River High School. The family still maintains contact, visiting over the years with Justine and. her family. Bo-bWimer “as led the way for this charity By GREG HAWKINS Burney-Fall River EducatiOnFoundation president and FRJUSD superintendent 2011-2019 This year marks the 30th year of the Burney-Fall River Education Foundation; This organization has proven to be instrumental in providing finan- cial assistance to benefit the students, educators, and schools 0f the ,Fall1 FtiverJoint Unified School District. To date, the foundation has awarded in excess of $1.25 million. Reflecting on the beginning of the foun- dation, during the early 1990s, finances for public education in California were strained. Numerous ' , reduced staffing. Two FRJUSD trustees, Stephen, Albath and Bob Wimer. discussed the concept of anEclucation Foundation to enema our schools wouldfcort‘tinue to have necessary finances. They “drafted” local attorney Matt McAlerney to create bylaws, and, after numerous caps of coffee at a local-restaurant, BFREF was created. I During BFREF's duration, there have been many directors, however, one special person has remained an, active director during the foundation’s conversations stemmed ardund program cuts and Major changes to fishing rul existence Bob Wimer. The directors of BFREF 'would like to recognize Bob for everything he has done for the foundation, as well as the many other —,-Please See Page 4A student and staff to staff exposure,” Grant said. “The local health orga- nizations have been conducting rapid tests (with an hour delay) and have really assisted the schools with this com- ponent and vaccination availability for staff.” Schools lockdown following shot fired Deputies arrested a Burney man Tuesday morning following reports of a shot fired near Pine Street and Woods Avenue and a subject seen carrying a shotgun near there just before 8 am. Those calls initiated a lockdown of the Fall River Joint Unified School Dis- trict office on Tamarack Avenue which is also the location for Mountain View High School. “All Burney schools and the dstrict office were on a short lockdown (6 minutes),” said Dr. Mer- rill Grant, district super- intendent. He said there was no real disruption as students were in class at Burney High School and most students were not yet on campus at Burney Elementary School. “Subsequent calls reported a man was seen with a shotgun walking toward Pit River Health Service,” said Sgt. Marc St.Clair of the Shasta County sheriff’s office. When deputies arrived at the clinic, multiple people pointed at some storage units behind the Pit River Casino. St.Clair said he spot- ted Kyle Christie carry- ing a shotgun, having crossed Burney Creek. Christie then reportedly threw the shotgun into —Please See Page 3A es for north statewaters now in effct By RICHARD ALLAN News Sports Editor The California Department of Fish and Wildlife implemented new inland sport fishing regula- tions that took effect on March 1, which will allow year-round fishing in area rivers and tribu- taries with varying restrictions. The new regulations are meant to reduce confusion and make it easier to understand bag and possession limits, and replaces district regulations with statewide regulations. In gen- eral, the rules for streams and rivers have been streamlined to reduce complexity. Although flowing waters have more p1 restrictive regulations and allow less harvest than still waters. While anglers can now enjoy year-round fishing, area conser- vationists have some concerns for the wild trout population. The fall and winter months will require artificial lures with barbless hooks and don’t allow harvesting, this can still be detrimental to the trout. In the spring and summer months there is concern forthe taking of the larger 'broodstock trout and disturbing spawning areas, which are normally found in the smaller tributaries. Michelle TItus of Clearwa- NEWS PHOTO Many north state waters including Fall River, pictured __P|ease See page 2A above, are now open to fishing year-round. ’ SUBSCRIBE TODAY!