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still library Page 5 Fishery . i program at V Lake 00o.oma See Below. Exchange Bank lauded See Page 5 Published weekly since 1879 1879 Hoag & Sons 127 Railroad Spnngport MI 49284 Z8 118 years of serving the community , Sonoma County, CA March 26, 1997 VoL CXVIII, Issue 13 35 Cents steelhead and salmon raised at Lake Sonoma soon to be released return rates success of since 1995 KramlN' :Prt of a stock rescue pro- for the upper Eel River 20,000 Steelhead 000 Chinook (King) are being raised at the Hatchery at Lake into the Eel to three weeks. to Associate Biolo- ;) for the District Rich- the project was 1995, when the loss of r in the Upper Eel Riv- real threat. Ddon't want ahatchery sys- the Upper Eel--we want It's for Mother Na- it as opposed to this We're hoping be eight years when efed up numbers to exp L'I egg taking facility on Salmon and steelhead 165 the Eel River to live Ocean. Then, when it is they swim back When they reach the their eggs are taken of the eggs are taken to and to the Mad River The groups are split Case a disease or unfore- decimates one group- will be safe, or as all your eggs in one has- the fish reach one year r are transported from to Van Arsdale there for seven to ten an imprinting period. them that's where They were born in raised in Russian As part of a stock rescue pcogmm for li uppmr Eel River drainage, 20,000 Steelhead Trout and 20,000 Chinook (King) Salmon are being raiwcl at the Warm Springs Hatche at Lake Sonoma for release into the Eel in one to three weeks. Last week voltmtNrs from several agencies and environmml groups mmtuKIllle flshtoheip detmrminether0tmn .i....t!Imlh idtw their release. (Above, from left) Fowler, Reserve Fish and Game Warden; Biirrbwmmmll, UMah Rod and Gun Club, and Associate Biologist (Marine/Fisheries) for the Lake/Mendoclno Oistrict Richard Idacedo participate In marking the need to be reminded is where they is very suc- explained. r fish then stay in Please turn to page 2 Rsh and Game Biolgist Scott Hards (I) and Coullney Albrecht of Amedcorp are busy marldng steelheed. According to Idacedo, the stock rescue program has been very succetsful with a 5% return rate. leaders hope to delay shutdown Reservation, which operates the Casino, are hoping for a time exten- May I deadline imposed by Attorney General all State indian gmin fA_cilities to cease pull-tab machines. to spokesman Jerry Teague, the Hopland that public outcry will sway federal allow continued use of gaming machines until reached between the tribes and the to Teague, the governor and the Pala Band of are currently negotiating a Class III Compact. would decide the scope of gaming and what :machines would be allowed at Indian operated in Californi this month, Reno directed three of the four U.S. in Californi to issue letters to each gaming their districts threatening to close their casinos they agreed to sign an immediate agree- use of the video machines by May 1. of the US Attorney General's action upon are is inappropriate while these Tribal/ are continuing in good faith," Ramon Billy Sr. in a recent press tribes of the Northern District signed the agreements. The Hopland Tribe signed the agreement with U.S. Attorney Michael Yazaaguchi because we were forced to. If we would have refused to sign, he would have closed our facility immediately," the release states. The tribe wants federal officials to back off until an agreement is reached between the State and gaming tribes.  "If we don't get an extention, weZl shut down the ma- chines," said Jerry Teague. "We won't defy the law." He said the casino would continue with bingo and some poker games, but said, "that's not what the public wants." According to casino operators, the facility employs roughly 130 people. "Of these employees, approximately 50 percent are non Indian. Our facility is one of the larger employers in Mendocino County," the press release states. "Ninety-eight percent of our employees are from local and surrounding areas. " According to Teague, prior to the employment opportuni- ty at the casino 85 percent of employees were either unemployed, on welfare or working part time jobs. "Our casino has virtually eliminated unemployment on the Hopland reservation. Because we are in such an economi- cally depressed area with little or no other economic development, our employeees will be forced back on the" welfare and unemployment rolls if we are forced to close our casino, the official statement from the tribe states. Please turn to pege 2. CalTrans agreement to improve boulevard excludes downtown City will receive $280,000 An agreement between Cal- Trans and the City of Cloverdale has opened the way for road improvements by the state on Cloverdale Blvd. from Mittles- tadt to Sandholm Lane, exclud- ing the portion from Citrus Fair Drive to Fourth Street. CalTrans will give the City $280,000 toward the downtown boulevard reconfiguration. CaITrans will repave their por- tion of the project with a new asphalt surface. The boulevard will be re-striped, and damaged curb, gutter and sidewalks will be replaced. Also, in the agreement is a stipulation that a drainage prob- lem at Mittlestadt will be cor- rected. Later the box culvert at Cloverdale Creek will be re- moved and a new bridge con- structed. The Downtown Specific Plan calls for removal of the median, resurfacing, and widening of sidewalks. The project is expect- ed to cost between three and four million. The City will apply for grants and loans from feder- al and state agencies. City Manager Bob Perrault reports that the City is support- ing continuation of the Inter- modal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act scheduled to ter- minateSept. 30, 1997. This agen- cy has been a source of funding for Cloverdale street projects in the past and would be a possible source of funds for the down- town street improvements. The City Council was concerned about two issues that have been resolved in the agreement. The first issue was concern regarding liability for work per- formed by CalTrans prior to re- linquishment CalTranswill send a 90 day notice of intent to relin- quish to the City providing it with 90 days to review the work prior to actual relinquishment. The second issue was fear of the City's liability should under- ground storage tank removal in the future involve the roadway. CalTrans has agreed to include petroleum and it factions in the definition of hazardous substanc- es in this instance even though it is excluded from the definition in state statutes. According to City Engineer John Wanger, the state could go to bid by August for its portion of the project and work could begin in early fall or could be deferred to the spring of 1998 depending upon the length of time it takes to complete the bidding process and award the contract. I I I | Cloverdale High participates in Community Unity Day 3/27 On March 27, between 8:30 and 11:30 am, Cloverdale High School students will take part in the second annual "Community Unity Day'. Started by student government last year, the highly successful Community Unity Day involves the entire high school in various projects around the city. This year, 35 groups will plant trees around town, clean up litter along Highway 101 and Asti Road, weed the cemetery and repair headstones, graffiti removal, refur- bish the baseball field and the boys locker room at CHS, paint murals, visit residents at Manzanita Manor, and more. Bags will also have been distributed all over town for residents to donate food and they will be collected by students during tomorrow's event. According to Student Government Advisor Joe Dobbins, the event was started last year as a means for the high school to provide some service to the community. "The idea was to have the whole school involved. We had an assembly on school unity and that kind of dovetailed into trying to unify the whole community with the school," Dobbins explained. Plemm turn to page 2 Cloverdale Lions Club to hold annual Easter Egg Hunt 3/29 Children 10 and nder are invited to join in the fun of a Cloverdale tradition. The Lions Club is hiding over 1,000 eggs and numerous special prize eggs for children to find at Jefferson School on Saturday, Mar. 29. Egg hunting will begin promptly at 10 am. Longs Pharmacy will provide free 5x7 pictures of kids with the Easter Bunny from 9 am to 10 am. As in past years the event will be held in three separate fields for three age groups. The age groups are preschool, first and second grades, and third and fourth grades. The event will take place rain-or- shine and will be held indoors if necessary. Kids are reminded to bring an empty basket or similar con- tainer for eggs.