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PAGE 4A 0 THE INTERMOUNTAIN NEWS 0 MARCH 17, The Wimer family pictured above, from left, Lela, Renee, Greg, Marie and Bob. At right, Bob with Springer Spaniel mama and puppies. ' Education foundation salutes Bob Wimer for his 30 years of BFREF service, advice, support —From Page 1A contributions he has made during his time in the Intermountain area. In 1964, Bob Wimer and his wife, Lela, moved from Stockton to Burney, their home for the next six years. In 1970, they moved to their current home at the foot of Saddle Mountain, where they raised their three children, Marie, Renee, and Greg. Bob and Lela have been married for 62 years. Prior to being drafted into the. Army, Bob was working for PG&E, a‘company he would con- tinue working for over the next 45 years. After his military time, he resumed working for PG&E in Willow Creek, California. He then took his skills as a PG&E lineman and transferred to the Stockton area, before heading north to work for the company in the Inter- mountain area, where he was widely known as a lineman/trou— bleshooter. He even managed the PG&E “Swamp,” located outside of McArthur, on horseback. In his later years, Bob held a manage- ment/office job, yet he preferred being “in the field” and working with the community. During his PG&E years, on several occa- sions Bob received prestigious awards for life saving rescue efforts. Bob made many friends during his PG&E years. Bob has always been very involved in the community, and his resume is impressive. He served eight years as a Fall River Joint Unified School District trustee, including two terms as president; was an active member and past president of the Fall River Valley Chamber of Com- merce; served as president of the local School Attendance Review Board; was the chairman of the ’FR Valley Zoning Commission; and, as stated, has been on the BFREF for the past 30 years, serving as president for many of these. Additionally, Bob organized and directed many community events, including a ski jump competition at the Fall River Lake, snowmo- bile races at Bogard Flats, and community cleanup days. For his incessant efforts, Bob has been recognized and awarded numer- ous times, including being named the Fall River Valley “Citizen of the Year” in 1991. Bob has always been an avid hunter and fisherman. Many family vacations consisted of camping trips to the Pacific coast during salmon season, which sometimes stretched to Alaska to fish for halibut. His hunting excursions would find him chasing elk in Oregon or Washington or whitetail deer in Saskatchewan. When a wildfire threatened their home, Bob did not interrupt his fishing trip to the coast, but strongly encouraged his special friends who were at his home to be sure his prized white- tail mounts were saved. When Lela retired after 30 years as a real estate broker, the pair enjoyed traveling the U.S., taking RV trips, as well as visiting the beaches in Mexico, sharing adventures throughout ’ Europe, China, Canada, and cruising Panama. Unquestionably, their favorite activity is spending time with their family, including those precious grandchildren! Bob also loved his Springer Spaniel dogs! Bob Wimer’s impact on BFREF is immeasurable. In addition to being a “founding father,” and serving as president for many years, he, as well as his wife Lela, have been instrumental in solic- iting donations for the Founda- tion’s dinners, an event the Wimer family has always supported both laboriously and financially. His current BFREF position is the Vice-President of Resource Development, where he manages and oversees the foundation’s investments. With his expertise and careful monitoring, the Foun- dation’s finances have grown tre- mendously. He has also worked with many individual community benefactors on setting up endow- ments/trust contributions, His impact is greatly felt each year. The Burney-Fall River Edu— cation Foundation, in addition to the students and staff of the Fall River Joint Unified School District and everyone in our local commu- nities, have greatly benefited from the lifelong efforts of Bob Wimer. We sincerely thank you, Bob. New fishing regulations open many north state waters to year-round fishing but add new angling restrictions —From PagefA ter Lodge said it’s important for people to be informed of the rule changes and hopes they will 'prac-‘ tice some discretion while fishing local waters. ‘ “We-want to make sure that people'are being made aware of the new changes and we want to protect our.wild trout population,” said Titus. . “The trout have very distinct spawning areas and if those areas are harmed it will hurt the trout population, and we want to protect our broodstock. The larger trophy trout are proven breeders that help maintain a healthy trout population, so we want people to release those trout.” The- Fly Shop in Redding is supportive of year-round fishing but note the impact needs to be monitored. “We are glad that people can fish all year long,” said Erik Argoti. “That’s why we’re here, to help people fish, but we will have to see what the impact is.” The Fall River and all its tribu- taries are now designated the Fall River Complex and is open year- round with restrictions on bait and limits. The Saturday before Memorial Day through Septem- ber, only artificial lures can be used (no bait) with a limit of two. The Fall' River Complex will remain open from October 1» though the Friday preceding Memorial Day for catch and release sport fishing. Only artificial lures and files may be used 'with a zero take ' limit. The complex is made up of Fall River and tributaries from its origin at Thousand Springs downstream to the PG&E Pit #1 Diversion Dam, excluding Bear Creek. The tributaries include Lava Creek, Little Tule River, Horr Pond, Ja She Creek, Big Lake, Thousand Springs, Spring Creek, Ahjumawi Lava Springs and East- man Lake. . The wild trout section of Hat Creek from Lake Britton upstream to Baum Lake is open all year with the use of barbless artificial lures with zero take through the entire section, including Hat Creek Park. Pit River section 3 from Lake Britton Darn to the Pit 3 Power- house is now open year-round with artificial barbless lures and flies for catch-and-release with a zero take limit. Burney Creek from Burney Falls downstream to Lake Britton is open year round with artificial lures and barbless hooks only, ‘with' a zero trout limit. Hat Creek from Lake Britton upstream to Baum Lake, exclu- sive of the concrete Hat No. , intake canal between Baum Lake and the Hat. No. Powerhouse is open year round with the use of artificial lures and barbless hooks. Catch and release only, zero take limit. , Hat Creek No. 1 and Cassel ‘Forebays is Covered under state— wide' 5.85(a)(2) which states: All inland streams, rivers, and canals, except those "listed in ‘ Section 7.50(b), are open to fish- ing‘from the last Saturday in April through Nov. 15, with a five trout daily bag limit, and 10 trout pos- session limit, with no gear restric- tions. From Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Sat- ‘urday in April, a zero trout bag limit applies, and only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. In waters where the bag limit for trout is zero; trout must be released unharmed, and should not be remdved from the water. Rules for the McCloud River and tributaries in Shasta and Sis- kiyou Counties: v Moosehead Creek and all its tributaries and Edson Creek are ' closed to all fishing. , Swamp Creek and all tributar-' ies from the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30 may only use artificial lures. Closed to all fishing 'year round is Sheepheaven Creek, Bull Creek and tributaries and Dry Creek south of upper McCloud River. The McCloud River from McCloud Dam downstream to confluence of Ladybug Creek is open from the Saturday preced- ing Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. From Oct. 1 through the Friday preceding Memorial day only arti- ficial lures with barbless hooks may be used. The McCloud River from con- fluence of Ladybug Creek down- stream to Shasta Lake is open all year; only artificial lures with bar- bless hooks may be used. The Pit River (Modoc County) from the Hwy 395 bridge/South Fork Pit River crossing near the town of Likely downstream to the Highway 299 (Canby) bridge/Pit River crossing is governed by Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2). , . Pit River, South Fork Pit River and tributaries upstream of the Highway 395 bridge in Likelyare open from the Saturday preced- ing Memorial Day through the last day in February. Pit River, North Fork and trib- utaries from the confluence with the South Fork upstream to and including Franklin Creek is open from. the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through the last day in February, however; only, artificial lures may be used. From Pit No. 3 downstream to the outlet of Pit No. 3 Powerhouse is open all year, only artificial lures and barbless hooks may be used. From Pit No. 3 Powerhouse downstream to Shasta Lake is open all year with a take limit of two and four in possession. Big Valley cross-country runners improve at meet on Arrowhead course; ' SCL season ends Friday The Big Valley cross-country runners showed big improve- ments Friday at Arrowhead golf course in Alturas. Lauren Farber ran the three-mile varsity course in minutes and 30 seconds for a fourth-place finish. Coach ‘ Talor Fulfer said she ran well on the expanded course which made, three trips up the big hill. ‘ “She was about 45-seconds‘ faster than her last time for a split on the second lap,” he noted. Mt. Shasta took the top three finishes and Modoc took the 15 points as the only team with five runners. In the- middle school division, Lily Benson improved her time by more than three minutes finish- ing in fourth place with a time of 20:58. Benson’s first time on the Modoc course was 23:06 on Feb. 24. “It was quite the improvement,” said Fulfer. The cross-country season will end on Friday with the Shasta Cascade League championships, hosted by the Trinity Wolves at 'ljrinity Alps golf course in Weav- erville. It will be the first and only large meet of the season with run- ners from nine schools; Fall River, Etna, Redding Christian, Trinity, Modoc, Big Valley, Weed, Mt. Shasta and Golden Eagle Charter all competing for league honors. There will be a senior recogni- tion ceremony for all seniors. The varsity girls race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m., followed by the varsity boys, then middle school girls and boys.