Turkey Trot Thursday morning

This Thanksgiving morning lace up your walking or running shoes to join in the 17th annual Weaverville Turkey Trot. The 2½-mile course loops through the scenic Weaver Bally trails behind Trinity High School. Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to join in and start your Thanksgiving Day out with some fun and good exercise, while likely returning home with a homemade pie.

The event is rain or shine, at 9 a.m., and starts and finishes at Trinity High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the THS Track. All participants are entered in the famous raffle for homemade pies. The overall female and male winner each earn a one-of-a-kind Olson Stoneware mug.

A donation is requested, and all proceeds benefit Trinity High School athletics.

Pre-register at Main Street Shoes. Help streamline the race start-time by swinging by Main Street Shoes during their business hours and pick up your race number, sign your waiver, and ensure your T-shirt size, too.

TAGA results

Trinity Alps Golf Course, Nov. 19

1st: Dan Michel, 62

2nd: Earl Frank, 64

3rd: Greg Lowden, 64

Closest to the pin (#2): Dana McNickles  2’3½”

Pool League standings

As of Sunday, Nov. 21

Tangle Blue II    63

Rock Slide II    57

Diggins I    51

Tangle Blue I    49

Boozehounds    48

Diggins II    46

TAP I    43

Rock Slide I    42

Tangle Blue IV    41

New York     38

Tangle Blue III    32

TAP II    27

CDFW saves more than 2 million chinook salmon

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has begun releasing juvenile fall-run chinook salmon into the Klamath River now that river conditions have improved with cooler temperatures and increased flows that give the young salmon their best chance at survival and reaching the Pacific Ocean.

More than 2 million baby chinook salmon that were hatched in early 2021 at CDFW’s Iron Gate Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County were held over the summer at three different CDFW facilities, including 1 million fish trucked to the Trinity River Hatchery through Redding in triple-digit heat. All three groups of fish did exceptionally well over the summer and thrived despite challenging circumstances.

Drought conditions impacting the Klamath River – including a disease outbreak – would have killed about 90 percent of the young fish according to scientific projections, had those fish been released this past spring as is the standard practice.

CDFW so far has released into the Klamath River the 1.1 million juvenile chinook salmon held over the summer at the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery and at a nearby satellite facility at Fall Creek. Those releases provide room and sufficient water quality for the 1 million fish relocated to the Trinity River Hatchery to return to Iron Gate. This group has spent several weeks at Iron Gate to reacclimate to the Klamath River and will be released later this month.

“Dozens of CDFW staff worked diligently over several months at the three locations in a united effort to save these fish that would have otherwise perished,” said Dr. Mark Clifford, hatchery senior environmental scientist for CDFW’s Northern Region. “Over 2 million healthy chinook salmon are on their way to the Pacific Ocean that will ultimately benefit commercial, tribal and recreational fisheries and will retain the intrinsic value of these fish and their genetics for the Klamath River population.”

Seeking Bigfoot info

Author Tom Morris has been studying Bigfoot for years. Morris asks hikers and hunters that if any incidents involving Bigfoot come up, to notify him on his landline at 925-930-8123; send him an email at tommorris@msn.com and put BIGFOOT in subject line; or send a report in to the Bigfoot Field Research Organization, www.bfro.net/GDB/submitfm.asp.

The organization has sightings in Trinity County dating back as far as the 1960s and into the 2000s. Morris has interviewed witnesses in Trinity County as recent as last year, a few in the past several years.

Also, check out the Tom Morris experience on YouTube.