Fishing the North Coast: Rain should jump start winter steelhead run

first_imgIt wasn’t much, but it was a start. Tuesday’s storms brought just enough rain to bump up the river flows, and hopefully light a fire under the winter steelhead. Most of the rain fell from Eureka north, with the Smith and Chetco each jumping a couple feet. The Smith was dropping quickly and will likely be clear by Saturday, but the Chetco should be in great shape and fish through the weekend. Locally, the Mad River saw increase of roughly 300 cfs, which is plenty to pull some fresh steelhead …last_img

Fifa gives South Africa 8/10

first_img25 June 2009As the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup heads for its climax, South Africa appears to have cleared yet another hurdle on the road to 2010.Yes, there have been setbacks: both the Egyptian and Brazilian teams experienced minor incidents of crime; there have been concerns over the transport facilities to matches; and supporters stayed away from a couple of the lesser fixtures. Yet Fifa’s “Festival of Continental Champions”, a key curtain-raiser for the main event in 2010, has been a resounding success. That’s according to global soccer’s governing body, which has given the host an 8/10 ranking.“The organisation from the [Local Organising Committee] has been really top-class, and the players are returning to their countries with a good opinion of South Africa, the people, fans, stadiums and training facilities,” Fifa Secretary-General Jerome Valcke said this week.These sentiments were echoed by Fifa President Sepp Blatter, who said South Africa was more than ready to host the quadrennial showpiece of international soccer.“I am proud – and South Africa can be proud – that the technical premises will be ready,” Blatter told a media briefing. “There is no doubt.”Strong words from the most powerful sports administrator on the planet. No more rumblings about a “Plan B” – just a clear affirmation that South Africa is meeting its Fifa requirements.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010last_img read more

#2. A farmer’s story

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The #2 story of 2015 was: A farmer’s story This straightforward story from Richard Flax from Clark County about his life-threatening experience in a grain bin last winter is a must read for anyone working around grain storage facilities. It only takes a moment to unwittingly put your life in danger. The story covers what Richard admits he did wrong, but also what was done right to turn a possible tragedy into a success story and a warning for others. Thanks to Richard for sharing his powerful story.last_img