Miners knocked off .Page 6 Pet of the Week •Page 3 FIREFIGHTERS HONORED Awards ceremony held •Page 1 INSIDE The Ukiah In Brief 2 Landers 9 Class, ads.. .10 Letters 4 Comics 8 Lottery 2 Crossword .. .9 Sports 6 Forum 4 TV listings 9 Jumble 9 Weather ... .12 50 cents tax included Mendocino County's local newspaper Tomorrow: Morning showers, some sun MONDAY Jan. 13, 2003 CONFERENCE BRINGS POMO BASKETRY TO LIFE ', a^,t. • > • ••'• •-'"••' •• . v • i. <:H«rman M'gfWenp^nie.pallyJournal Luwana Quitiquit, left| from the Robinson Rancheria in Lake County, and Karen Whipple, right, frbrh Round Valley, were two of the presenters Saturday at a two-day conference on cultivating and collecting plant materials for Porno basketry organized by the Suscol Intertribal Council. Keeping a tradition alive By LEEANN LAMBERT The Daily Journal L earning how to cultivate and collect the sometimes hard to get natural products used to make traditional Porno baskets in Northern California was a goal of a two-day conference put on over the weekend at Lake Mendocino and at the Robinson Rancheria in Lake County. Organized by the Suscol Intertribal Council, the conference brought together Native American basket makers and others interested in creating, improving or restoring areas were plants like sedge, redbud, dogbane and more are grown and are needed to make the baskets. There was also discussion by participants about preserving the knowledge and ability " to gather these materials and make baskets plus carrying on the legacy by teaching others. "I didn't know how bad it was that we didn't have any weavers," said Luwana Quitiquit, who was a presenter during one of See WEAVING, Page 12 The conference featured displays of basket weavers' work, such as those shown in the photo, panel discussions, and also hands-on workshops about how to grow and harvest plants like sedge and dogbane used In basket making. Highway 101 closed indefinitely Cal Trans crews work to move debris from Confusion Hill area The Daily Journal A major slide near Confusion Hill has caused Cal Trans to close down Highway 101 Sunday afternoon indefinitely as it works to reopen the roadway that effectively shuts down travel inland between Mendocino and Humboldt counties. "Every effort will be made to get the highway open to one-way, controlled traffic by Tuesday morning^ Jan. 14, subject to slide stability and weather conditions," says Cal Trans information. '. "There is no detour," it continues, and travelers are advised to take other routes between Ukiah and Eureka such as via Highway 20 to Interstate 5 and back along Highway 299. A California Highway Patrol report out of Garberville says that it is estimated that 6,000 yards of dirt and rock have fallen across the highway. For the most current road information, call 1 (800) 427-7623 or log on to www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo. Options still available for harvest plan Jackson State Demonstration Forest to see a 'light touch' By MARK HEDGES The Daily Journal Forest activists are saying that the Board of Forestry "completely caved in" to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection at its Wednesday meeting in Sacramento regarding the latter's plans to begin logging portions of Jackson State Demonstration Forest. "CDF has now cleared almost all obstacles to begin logging in Brandon Gulch and Camp 3 - 1,000 acres of unentered old growth redwood forests in the heart of the recreation area of Jackson State," said Vince Taylor of the Campaign to Restore Jackson State Redwood Forest. With their lawsuit of May 2001; Taylor and the Campaign halted timber harvest plans 483 and 484 for Brandon Gulch and Camp 3 until a new management plan was prepared. "The Board of Forestry appeared ready to force a delay in these plans See FOREST, Page 2 Area firefighters honored at annual awards ceremony The Dally Journal The 2002 Ukiah Fire Department awards were presented Saturday night at the department's annual ceremony in recognition for the service firefighters performed over the past year. The recipients, says Fire Marshall Chuck Yates, are chosen by a secret vote of the department's membership. Both the UFD's professional firefighters and its volunteers are honored at the event. "Volunteers are the backbone of the department and are relied upon heavily during major emergencies," says Yates. "Volunteers are trained to the same level as the career staff, operating all of the department's equipment and working side-by-side with career members of the fire service." Volunteer Firefighter of the Year The annual Volunteer Firefighter of the Year is presented to the firefighter that best represents the spirit of service to the people of Ukiah. And this year's recipient, Nadine Schultz, "has worked tirelessly both behind the scenes supporting the volunteer and career staffs, as well as responded regularly to emergency calls for assistance," Yates says. Schultz completed the County Fire Chief's Academy last year and went on to complete her certification as an EMT-1. During the summer, she was employed as a lookout at one of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection mountaintop stations. She is currently enrolled in a college paramedic class. Volunteer Rookie of the Year The Volunteer Rookie of the Year is awarded to the outstanding rookie - someone with less than one year of service - volunteer within the department. The recipient of this award is chosen by all the firefighters, says Yates, who feel that this person has shown outstanding enthusiasm for the department, the community and the citizens the firefighters serve. The 2002 Volunteer Rookie of the See AWARDS, Page 12 Herman Magdateno/The Dally Journal Captain Mike Hamilton awards Ukiah Fire Department firefighter Wesley David the 2002 Career Rookie of the Year award Saturday night at the annual departments awards dinner held downtown.
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