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tOAQ & 6,,'3 D.'J;. =.!..- . i 5p? I, "-'-" I------I - Sonoma County, California Clo vef da le vel"lle '6/Shed \\;0 Vol. 102 No. 53 894-3339 Wednesday- December 31, 1980 20 cent= Cloverdale City Council. Rezoning supported for lumber firm relo.cation circle of life flows freely the gnarled and weathered tree-- placing its gifts unto earth -- then returns to |e IO Sixth Annual Old Time to get under way. The town of Cloverdale made in 1976 at its first contest, almost as many people I in the town time. This year, the contest the Cloverdale Historical to support its museum fund, will setting in its approach. two in one fiddling contest ' place on Saturc[ay, January I0, the CitrusFairgrounds, com- contempora:y contest style standardized rules, and :back of the clock style contest y as Old timers will be in and stylists of this era will off their talents. It will gathering of different variations all together for a of fiddling. wiP start registering at Entry fees are $4 for the adult and $3 for the Junior Continued on page 3 WEATHER Hi Low Rain 2"2 65 4X 23 61 37 24 55 39 25 73 ! 7 o.(12 2G 67 11 27. 62 -12 28 71 `13 INDEX Life Notices News I. ,ertion 13, 14 4 13 12 9 II l0 Photo by Bob Trusler. Cycle of Life The cycle of life continues -- so all of earth may see a tender new beginning -- in a sweet and tiny tree. v. w,,,= I II i The overdale City Council has agreed io support a rezoning ap- plication that would ati0w a Ukiah lumber firm to relocate its operation to the east end of Santana Lane. Ward-Way Lumber Co., Inc., is seeking Sonoma Counly rezoning from M-P io M-2 lot the p,pety. Counci| approved a*to the county supporting the zoning change. "We presenlly employ 20 to 25 people in a whulesale-rct all lumber operat ion. Our =axable sales for 1979 was in excess of $10,000,000 and in 1980 will be about $8,000,000," according to a letter from Ward-Way. "I think it is very goo! we have a business interested in our community and any way we can help we should help," said Councilman Sieve Congdon. Olher council members agreed thai Ward-Way would provide a number of badly needed jobs for the local job market. BOMB THREAT ACTION A special committee was appointed by the council to review police department procedure to be followed in the event of a homb threat. Police Chief Rodney Persons told the council Ihat a bomb threat made in person lo a local merchant raised queslions about how to deal with such suspects. Persons, City Attorney John Klein, and council members Marie Vandagriff and Jerry Moore met after the regular meeling to discuss the matter. A for- mal reirt will be made at the danua lS council meeting. CABLE RATE INCREASE A public hearing was scheduled for January 13 on a proposal by Vlacom Cablevision to increa monthly rates from $6.6 to $7.50. Second outlet rates will go up from $1.50 to $2, according to the proposal. Vmcom's tt :rate , was approved by the cotmetl three ylrs ago. BUS DRIVER8 Burt R. Bernstein was hired M the city's first bus driver. He was lmleeted from seven final applicants who were interviewed for the job. Bestein is now employed by Morgan Wood Products. He worked previously at Cloverdale Products. Gerald Thompson, a former Cloverdale School District bus driver was hired as a backup driver. The city's new an transportation service is scheduled to start on January 2. RESIGNATION The resignation of Park and Recreation Commissioner Tom Pmgh was accepted by the council. Ptlgh said his recent promotion to alstant safety engineer at Warm Springs Dam will leave him little extra time for b-i work as a commissioner. However, he said he hopes to help the recreation commission whenever time allows. WATER 8YSTEM8 The council approved a policy Continued on page 15 I II I I I II First Silver Salmon arrive at Geyserville telephone Customers Warm Springs hatchery "We needed one more good rainfall up here in the Russian River Valley before the silver salmon could make Iheir way upstream to our new hat- chert to spawn," said Don Estey, manager of the $8.1 million Warm Springs Dam Fish Hatchery built by the US Army Corps of Engineers' San Francisco District at the bas of the dam construction site. The rain did fall over the December 20 - 21 weekend, and a school of ap- proximately 10 Silver salmon, averaging 6 to 15 pounds, reached the hatchery on Monday afternoon, climbed the fish ladders and are now in the holding pond waiting to spawn. On Tuesday 50 steelhead arrived ranging from four to six pounds each. The Corps built the fish hatcher to produce about 300,000 yearlings an. nually to mitigate the ioa of steeihead and silver salmon in spawning areas above the dam in Dry Creek and the Russian River, and also to provide an enhancement measure, or reestablish- ment of the historical runs, byt producting approximately one million King Salmon smolt and 100,500 Silver Salmon yearlings. Operation of the hatchery became the responsibility of the state's Department of Fish and Game in early October as the result of a contract agreement signed with Ihe Corps' San Francisco Dislricl. Esley said thal iasl week the waler flow of Dry Creek was only about 50 to 75 cubic feel per second (cfs), and that il needs to reach between 150 to 200 cfs in order for Salmon to navigale their way upstream 1o the hatchery. "One of the benefits of Warm Springs Dam - after it has been completed - is that we will finally be aable to control the temperature and water flow rate of Dry Creek on a year-round basis," explained Estey. "'This will hopefully establish a more normal spawning cycle in the future Salmon runs which will no be as crilicaily affecled by the annual precipilaion olal as it is now." The hatchery is still in the "slart up" stages of operation, and Esley eslimales it will lakeaboul fimr years lo develop the fish hatchery cycle and Io establish a stable fish population in Dry Creek and the Russian River. "Our presenl plans," said Estey, "call for bringing in approximately balf-a-,,iilion Salmon eggs by mid- January. We will place these eggs in the optional calling service offered hatchery incubator, trays, where hey will hatch within 30 days, and then continue 1o grow inlo two-inch fingerlings after about four months." The yearlings will finally be released and givev t heir freedom,into Dry Creek below Ihe dam site at the hatchery s.meime nex fall, probably in October or November, afler the water flow condi ions are right, so they will not get sranded on Iheir Iravels downstream and out into the ocean. Corps officials emphasized thai the halchery's public viewing area has nol been completed and will nol be open to he public until next summer. Beginning Friday, Decembef 19, one- party residential telephone customers iA,eyserville will be offered an op- tional plan allowing them toll-free calling to Cloverdale, Windsor, and Santa Rosa al fixed rates based on hourly usage. Pacific Telephone Manager Dan Hammalian announced that the plan, known as Optional Calling Measured Service. or OCMS, will provide sub- scribers in Geyserville with one, two or Ihree hours worth of direct-dialed "day ime" calls per month [o anyone in those Ihree communities. Those taking part in Ihe plan to Cloverdale or Windsor will pay $t.65 for each cumulalive hour of usage .per I month on calls placed between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because of the further distance involved, hourly rates on the plan between GeyserviUe and Santa Rosa will total $3. By way of example, a Geyervflle cuslomer opting for the OCMS plan to Cloverdale who accumulates one hour and 45 minutes worth of daytime during a given month would pay $2.8& Anomer customer who choose= the OCMS plan to Santa Rosa and ,ac- cumulates the same amount of time during a given month would pay 116. Anyone who accumulates more than three hours of usage per month will pay ('mtinued on page 15 Four car crash injures three people Five other people were involved in the 5:55 p.m. accident riday but escaped with only minor tjhu'ies. , According to the California Highway Palrol, l.,ouderback was driving north on Highway 101 when his vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane and struck the soulhbound Woodall vechile head 0/. The. Duncan, aulo then rear-endkid. Woodail's car and was itself rear-ended A four-car accident triggered when'a " vehicle driven by an elderly Lake County man crossed the center line of Highway 10l north of Cloverdale, hospitalized three people. George Looderhack, 77, Nice; Clem Woodail, 75, Escondido; and Harriet Duncan, 46, Ukiah, were listed in salisfactory condition in the Ukiah AdvenliSl Hospital. I II II by a car driven by Frederick Ho, 44, Santa Rosa. The California  Patrol mid Louderbaek's vehtele;,t down an embankment after the eolliMt. Officers were unable to dt_.mine why Louderback had drifted into the oncoming lane or to additio 'details of the a. vide ' i