Friday, 30 September 2022

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The Clear Lake High School football team poses with the Bass Bowl trophy after beating Kelseyville in the 2021 game. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Lake County’s most intense and storied football rivalry game is this week.

The Knights of Kelseyville High School will be gunning to dethrone the defending Bass Bowl Champion Clear Lake Cardinal this Friday night starting at 7:30 p.m. at Don Owen Stadium in Lakeport in the 13th annual Bass Bowl.

Kelseyville holds a commanding lead in the series, 7 to 4, while Clear Lake is looking to win its third Bass Bowl in a row.

The home Cardinals will enter the game unbeaten with a 3-0 record.

Last Friday, the Cardinals beat Rio Vista 35-0, a team that beat Lower Lake 70-0 two weeks ago.

So far this year, the Cardinals are averaging over 31 points a game while giving up only 11.

The visiting team Knights bring a 0-3 record, and have been struggling so far this season, getting routed in their first two games, while losing by a point in their last game against a tough Sonoma Valley team.

The Cardinals will be clear favorites to keep the Bass Bowl trophy in Lakeport. But historically, all bets are off in this heated rivalry, as the Knights will not roll over to their rivals and likely play their best game of the year.

The Bass Bowl Trophy will be brought to the game by the Cardinals, and it will go home with the winning team. It has resided at Clear Lake High for the last 3 years, after the Cardinals won it in 2019 by beating Kelseyville 37-30. There were no games played in 2020 due to Covid.

The trophy sits on a totem pole that has the team mascots carved into it. The scores and victors of every Bass Bowl is plated onto the trophy itself.

The first ever Bass Bowl was played in 2010, with Kelseyville winning the inaugural game 34-20. The next two Bass Bowls were won by Clear Lake, followed by Kelseyville winning the next 6 games in a row, a streak broken in 2019.

The Bass Bowl was recognized in the book “The Dirty 30: America’s 30 Greatest High School Rivalries” by Tom Ward. The section on the Bass Bowl is entitled “Kiss My Bass”, of which the author acknowledges as one of the book's best chapters.

For the first seven years of the Bass Bowl, the organizers put together a series of fundraisers related to the game including a Bass Bowl Pageant, Kiss My Bass, and Bass Bowling. In addition, a Civil War era cannon was brought to the first six Bass Bowls and fired after every score. But opposition from school administration over liability and noise put an end to those elements of the Bass Bowl.

Local real estate brokerage Country Air Properties has sponsored the Bass Bowl every year since its inception, and this year they will be awarding the winning team $250 to help with equipment and travel expenses.

General admission is $5 and $3 for children. Tickets are still available, but it is advisable to get there early as it should be a full house.

Fans of both schools are encouraged to attend and wear their team colors: Black and cardinal red for the Cardinals, and black and orange for the Knights.

NORTH‌‌ ‌‌COAST, ‌‌ ‌‌Calif. —‌ Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌reports‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌following‌‌ ‌‌road‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌will‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌taking‌‌ ‌‌place‌‌ ‌‌‌around‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌North‌‌ ‌‌Coast‌‌ ‌‌during‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌coming‌‌ ‌‌week. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Included‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌Mendocino‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌may‌‌ ‌‌impact‌‌ ‌‌Lake‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌commuters, as well as work in Del Norte and Humboldt counties.
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Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌advises‌‌ ‌‌motorists‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌drive‌‌ ‌‌with‌‌ ‌‌caution‌‌ ‌‌when‌‌ ‌‌approaching‌‌ ‌‌work‌‌ ‌‌areas‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌‌prepared‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌stop‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌traffic‌‌ ‌‌control‌‌ ‌‌stations. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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The‌‌ ‌‌Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌Traffic‌‌ ‌‌Operations‌‌ ‌‌Office‌‌ ‌‌has‌‌ ‌‌reviewed‌‌ ‌‌each‌‌ ‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌determined‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌individual‌‌ ‌‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌delays‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌expected‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌less‌‌ ‌‌than‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌statewide‌‌ ‌‌policy‌‌ ‌‌maximum‌‌ ‌‌of‌‌ ‌‌30‌‌ ‌‌minutes‌‌ ‌‌unless‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
noted‌‌ ‌‌otherwise. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

For‌‌ ‌‌updates‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌this‌‌ ‌‌list‌‌ ‌‌check‌‌ ‌‌QuickMap‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌www.dot.ca.gov‌‌‌ or‌‌ ‌‌1-800-GAS-ROAD‌‌ ‌‌‌(1-800-427-7623). ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

Highway 20

— Road work will occur east of the Nice Lucerne Cutoff on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

Highway 29

— Road work in Kelseyville near Bell Hill Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work at Robinson Rancheria Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 175

— Bridge work in Cobb at Estates Drive will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 20

— Road work west of Road 10 is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

— Road work at James Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

— Construction near the North Calpella Overcrossing continues. One-way traffic control will run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Slide removal at Pieta Creek Bridge continues. Northbound lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work at the Crawford Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work near Henry Station Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Guardrail work in Ukiah at Route 253 will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 20. A full off ramp closure will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should use an alternative route.

— Road work continues in Ukiah at Route 222. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Fence work in Ukiah at the East Perkins Street Overcrossing continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Ukiah from the Presswood Overhead Bridge to the Hensley Creek Undercrossing continues. Lane Closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Ukiah at the North State Street Undercrossing will conclude. A full northbound ramp closure will be in effect overnight from 7 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Motorists should use an alternative route.

— Road work in Calpella at Route 20 continues. A full closure of the northbound offramp will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Southbound work along the Willits Bypass will occur. A lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor slowdowns.

— Tree work north of Willits near Ryan Creek Road is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

Highway 128

— Tree work near Ingram Creek will occur on Monday, Sept. 19. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

Highway 162

— Bridge work at Crawford Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Road work south of Dos Rios near the Rodeo Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 271

— Culvert work near Piercy south of Bear Pen Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Bridge work on the Hunter and Panther bridges will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction in the Last Chance Grade area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 25-minute delays at all hours.

— Emergency work just south of Crescent City will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m.to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Roadway excavation from Parkway Drive to Wilson & Burtchell will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Utility work near Dr. Fine Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 199

— Construction work near Kings Valley Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Guardrail work from the National Forest Monument to USFS Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect at rotating locations from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Culvert work between Monkey Creek Road and Oregon Mountain Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Tree work will occur from Fisher Road to the Ward Creek Bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 20. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Tree work from Marie Road to Johnson Lane will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 20. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Construction work from Johnson Lane to Hely Creek Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Slide removal from Bar W Road to Bridgeville Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Utility work from Larabee Valley Road to South Fork Van Duzen River will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 96

— Guardrail work north of Orleans from the Pearch Creek Bridge to south of the Siskiyou County Line will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Bridge work south of Phillipsville will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns. A northbound onramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Bridge work near Myers Flat will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full on ramp closure will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Striping work between Stafford and Fortuna will occur on Monday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 20. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Utility work at Palmer Blvd. Undercrossing will occur on Monday, Sept. 19. Lane closures will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Emergency work between Hilfiker Street and Chin’s Café will occur on Monday, Sept. 19. Lane closures will be in effect between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction and paving work from Murray Road Overcrossing to Georgia Pacific Road will continue. One-way traffic control and lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. Full on and off ramp closures will be in effect weekdays from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: Route 299/101 Interchange, all southbound on and off ramps. Trinidad Undercrossing, all on and off ramps, Seawood Drive Undercrossing Bridge, all on and off ramps, Patrick’s Point Undercrossing, all on and off ramps, beginning Monday, Sept. 19. Motorists should follow signage and use an alternate route when necessary.

Highway 255

— Permitted utility work between Young Lane and Jackson Ranch Road will continue. One-way traffic control and lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Repair work from Chezem Road to Three Creek Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Shoulder work West of Old Three Creek Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction from Willow Creek to Old Three Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Officials are temporarily closing three administrative sites on the Mendocino National Forest for hazardous material cleanup, according to Forest Order 08-22-07.

Cleanup operations are underway at High Glade lookout, Keller Place and Beaver Glade fire station.

Forest officials expect cleanup to be completed by Sept. 30.

The purpose of the closure is to protect the public and contractors during the cleanup operations.

Officials ask the public to avoid the project areas and to be cautious around heavy equipment on forest roads.

The High Glade lookout burned during the 2018 Ranch Fire. The Beaver Glade fire station and historic Keller Place cabin burned in the 2020 August Complex.

Exemptions to this order closure include:

• Any federal, state or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
• Persons with a Forest Service permit for use of roads, trails, or areas restricted by regulation or order, Form FS-7700-48, specifically exempting them from this order.
• Employees of Broadbent & Associate Inc., or their subcontractors, in performance of the cleanup of the developed sites.

Order 08-22-07 and maps of the administrative sites are available online at https://bit.ly/Order08-22-07.

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Luau on the Creek” on Saturday, Oct. 1.

It will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Cache Creek Winery, 250 New Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks.

The event will feature fire dancers, music by Angie Maserati, a full hog barbecue and luau fixings by Barbecue by Biasotti, silent auction, dancing, wine and beer for purchase, and the Future Farmers of America dessert auction.

For more information and tickets, call the chamber at 707-994-3600 or visit www.clearlakechamber.org.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve a resolution establishing a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, formally beginning the 2023 Plan Update for Lake County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, or LHMP.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Services will chair the committee, composed of county and local stakeholders.

One representative from each supervisorial district is invited to serve on the committee.

Members of the public interested in this important position are encouraged to submit a letter of intent. Letters are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 21.

They can be postmarked and mailed to the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Attn: OES/HMP, P.O. Box 489, Lakeport, CA 95453, or or delivered in person to the Sheriff’s Main Office, 1220 Martin St., Lakeport.

About the plan

Floods, drought, wildfires, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern in Lake County.

While natural hazards such as these cannot be entirely prevented, hazard mitigation plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster-related losses, by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

Developing and maintaining the LHMP is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

Plans expire every five years, and must be updated to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. Lake County’s LHMP was last updated and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in July 2018.

Public participation encouraged

An important part of the planning process is public input. The public is invited to actively participate in the development of the 2023 Update.

To start the process, residents are encouraged to share their knowledge of local hazards through a public survey, available on the website and social media.

Additional opportunities for information and feedback are available several ways:

• Follow www.facebook.com/lakecountyOES for ongoing public information and education regarding hazard mitigation and all things emergency management.

• Visit any Lake County Library branch to review hard copies of all planning components during the planning process.

• Attend in-person meetings around the lake (announced on social media and posted to the website).

• Visit www.lakesheriff.com/about/OES/HMP to learn more about hazard mitigation, the planning process and progress, upcoming events and more.

Questions about the plan or process can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that every Californian can now access free online tutoring available 24/7 through a new initiative offering homework help in every K-12 subject and skill-building resources for adult learners.

Real-time homework assistance can now be accessed 24/7 here and on the websites of any of the 1,130 local public libraries around the state – click on the “HelpNow” link to reach a one-on-one tutor.

The pilot program led by the State Library offers assistance in math, language arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Tagalog.

There’s no age limit to who can use the service. Adult learners can also access writing assistance, citizenship resources and other tools.

“With historic investments to give the youngest Californians a strong start in life, enrich our schools and expand supports like tutoring, we’re building on our commitment to create more opportunities for every child in our state to thrive, ”said Gov. Newsom.

Live, real-time homework assistance from tutors familiar with state curriculum and standards is available 24 hours a day by laptop, tablet, or phone from tutors familiar with state curriculum and standards.

The State Library is working with the Pacific Library partnership to make “HelpNow” by Brainfuse available throughout the state.

“Not every family can afford a private tutor. Now through the CA State Library Brainfuse HelpNow program, every Californian can get free online tutoring. HelpNow tutors will assist all learners from Kindergartners on up build thinking and problem-solving skills. Tutors work with students through their homework challenges, and guide them to the right solution, without giving the answer,” said Jack Rothstein, Brainfuse Library Services director.

Upcoming Calendar

1Oct
10.01.2022 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sponsoring Survivorship annual walk and run
1Oct
10.01.2022 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Konocti Challenge
1Oct
1Oct
10.01.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
1Oct
10.01.2022 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
20th annual Falling Leaves Quilt Show
1Oct
10.01.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
1Oct
10.01.2022 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lakeport Harvest Festival
1Oct
10.01.2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction
Peace and Plenty Farm
1Oct
10.01.2022 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Luau on the Creek

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