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/ii The atabantaS TimeS--March 6, 2003Pa8e 3 00oob ..f2 em by Joe Stevens, Director of Communications .h snuck in this past v,i:h blue skies and on Saturday, then decided like the lion we were ex- and dropped four inches of night. Needless to say up quite nicely for the ag spring skiing and riding ing at the weather forecast of the week, the situa- return to a basically nor- week. But I am to have a hard time de- normal this season. Mountain's snowfall now reads 190 inches for 105% of the resort's average of 180 inches per Our closing date for the seems to be in ques- see the powers to be have outside and low and finall) noticed the tons i of snow on the slopes. Of- at this time, v,e are sobd- close Sunday. April 6, but he changed to April 13 stay tuned for up- ly the v, ay. the Silver Creek close for the season. Sun- 23. some resorts south of Mountain have fired back up to make it the spring season, the guns are going to remain quiet at this re- sort. The resort's snowmakers are busy working on cleanng about 10- 12 acres of terrain on the Snowshoe basin area to break up some of that congestion that everyone complains about. The bumps are awesome on Lower Shays Revenge on the West- ern Territory, Grabhammer, Knot Bumper and Choker at the Snowshoe area and Flying Eagle and Bear Claw at the Silver Creek area. With the milder temperatures on the way. the bumps are soft and fun. This old man put his board in some of them over the weekend and it again reminded me why 1 work in this industry. The average base on the slopes continues to stay at an impressive 86-106 inches. Check other resorts throughout the country, they only wish they had the amount of snow we have on the mountain with March now upon us. If you heard cheers this morning it was the staff of the Nordic Cen- ter. Four inches of new snow will do that for you when job security depends upon natural snow. The 10 cross-country and snowshoeing trails continue to have 20-40 inches of cover on them. And in some places even more snow. The awe- some conditions will change very little this week because cold tem- peratures are in the forecast. I took a snowmobile trip out to the Back Country Hut this past Saturday night and saw for myself the piles and piles of natural snow through- out the backcountry. The Mountaineer Terrain Park at the Silver Creek area has five rails, six tabletops and the 400 ft. half- pipe. This season's new terrain park area on Spruce Glades is where you will find two tabletops and three rails. The parks and pipe are ()pen for all. The new access road allows you to drop off at the largest public parking lot on the resort. Don't forget you can get tickets. rentals and slope entry at the Top of the World complex. Plenty of free parking located there. The road was opened in November and travels 2.9 miles from the top of the resort from a few miles outside of Cass. If you are coming in from DC, Richmond, Virginia Beach or Roa- noke or even Charlotte. you should try it out. Snowshoe Mountain's special two nights lodging and two days lift ticket package for just $99 per person is getting a lot of attention. This special package is available Sunday - Thur.sy nights at the Inn at Snowshoe. Double occupancy is required. Availability is limited so call 877-441-4FUN today! Don't forget we are about to get into the spring discount season. Keep checking the web for the best deals. . . . | i i 7Library, 7Line00 I by Allen Johnson, | Director of Pocahontas County Free Libraries ] Green Bank Alumni From The Mid-60s Support New Library As construction of the new Green Bank Library continues, the list of alumni donors grows long- er. Among them are: Karen Mulle- nax Senger, '63, of Mt. Sidney, VA; Helen Moore Woolridge, '63, of Dunmore; Harry,Aldridge, '64, of Morgantown, in memory of Warren Blackhurst; Jackie Plyer Butler, '64, of Snowshoe; Lee E. Kimberling, '64, of West Gardiner ME, in memory of Estes Crist; Norris Long, '64, of Marlinton, in memory of Bus and Ursula Long; Samuel M. Sheets. '64. of Spenc- er; Barbara Jean Banton Wilfong, '65. of Stafford, VA, in memory of Harry Banton; Mary Ann AI- dridge Alonso,'66. of Arbovale; Delores Brewster Kirby, '66, of Asl:land KY; Thomas Oliver, '66, of Perry OH; Doris Vannoy Reed, '66, of Westminster MD; and Lin- da Foe Simmons, '66, of Hills- boro. . - - This winter has lots of folks snowbound, and some of them have used this as an opportunity to pur- sue indoor hobbies. Some of these are people who enjoy writing. Po- cahontas County has always had an exceptional number of talented ing Competition (for adults) and the West Virginia Young Writer's Contest is soliciting entries from West Virginia residents on a variety of categories: Articles/Essay:,ffMemoir; Children's Books; Drama; Inspirational Writ- ing; Novel; Poetry; Short Story; Emerging Writers-Poetry; Emerg- ing Writers-Fiction/Non-Fiction. For students grades 7-12 the catego- ries are Poetry ; Essay/Article/Memoir; Short Story. A small tee for each entry is re- quired. Submissions should be postmarked by March 15 although the deadline can be extended until March 31 with an additional $2. Cash prizes starting at $200 are awarded for first, second, and third place for each category. Some of our local writers ought to enter. The library branches should have entry forms, or call (304) 372-3001 for guidelines. A few weeks ago this column highlighted some of the new books at Hillsboro. We now turn to McClintic Li- brary this week for some of their new fiction acquisitions, For more titles and details at all the county branches check out our website at w ww.pocahontaslibrary.org Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel; Dive From Clausens Pier by Ann Packer; Forever by Pete Ha- mill; Horned Man by James Las- dun; Hornet Flight by Ken Foi- lett; I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Person; Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Lovely Green Eyes: a Novel by Arnost Lustig; Prey by Michael Crichton; Q Is For Quarry by Sue Grafton; Sea Glass a Novel by Anita Shreve; Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver. A sampling of the ks donated by our patrons include the follow- ing fiction titles:. He Sees You When You're Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark; Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcatewa. Donated non-fiction includes these titles: American Son by Richard Blow (A Portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr.); In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniei Philbrick (The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex); Last Man Down by Richard Piccit- to (A Firefighter's story of survival and escape from the World Trade Center); The Sea Hunters by Clive Cussler & Craig Dirge (True Ad- ventures with Famous Shipwrecks; Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr. (An Encyclopedic Guide); Winner Take All by David T. Bunn. I Sh0p locally this yeart I CB RADIOS Stop in at NAPA, Marlinton or Bartow, for all of your CBRadio needs. If we don't have it, we will get itl Call 799-6250 or 456-4432 the past few weeks. I our country, as well as i"rattling their sabers" and War. also read about why or e should go to war, and or shouldn't support and legislature. everyone is trying to Democrats for this and for that and oh and Independents. country is the greatest in and our brothers, sons, sisters, mothers and in the Military have always ultimate price for the free- all take for granted. been in other countries criticize the government imprisonment or death. guarantees us the free speech and the privilege a nation where we are ac- equals. is horrible, and only those Iv ,itnessed iiknow how it can be, but go_ is not one man's deci- a number of people we so in essence, those have elected to represent who make the decision War or not. biggest concern is that "'balloon goes up," it will ailitary and our valiant will be blamed and ps- I. I've seen it happening al- must never forget that a in the military, above" else, does not want to go to they are the first to pay price. They do so for their count, and for for which it stands. a Vietnam Veteran who was in battle in the service of I can never forget hav- thrown on me when I re- from Vietnam by a fellow ,'ho was protesting our Cs policies. matter what our country de- this is our country. always support our men in uniform and never let or hold them responsible government's policies. are the defenders of free- Vho choose to serve their in the military and deserve loyalty, support and un- are the Heros of America. Dennis M: Mynuk ISG, Ret. Marlinton Ill 1245 3:45 1230.&# k 3:3O 10 , 101mr im.lal ..'. m.sm LZ45.3:. I/1t/630 * gel0 ,..,. 7Letter00 to toe 00bitor Dear Editor, "The use of ATVs on public lands has been a hot topic of discussion the last few years, and even more so with the proposed bill that is being looked at now. I also hear a lot of discussion in the community among citizens from every walk of life. What I don't hear is discussion from people that actually ride ATVs. namely four-wheelers, on a regular basis. I am an ATV "'rider." I am also a tax payer. If these wails are actually "public lands" and I am considered part of the public, then why should I not be allowed to ride on part of these public lands. I also have to confess that I while I am a pastor now, and I do follow the "law of the land," it has not al- ways beea my practice to uphold the law with my four-wheeler an- tics. In my early years I was part of the problem that gave ATVs a bad name. And while there is no excuse for breaking the law, it would have been much different if there were a designated place for my buddies and I to go and ride our bikes. Cara Rose wrote a letter stating that private land owners should be- ware if this legislation was passed because it would generate more un- Thursday. Friday and Saturday during March is the truth. If we have designated areas for ATV use, it would cut down dramatically on trespassers. by law officers, because there would be thought that people from outside of our county coming here to par- take of entertainment opportunities and spend money, was a good thing. Not to mention the saftey factor is much better when riding occurs on designated areas. As an EMT for our local rescue squad, I would have to say that was a good thing, as well. stop trespassers or law-breakers from riding ATVs. And I find it kind of funny that some of the people that used to cuss me for rid- writers. Maybe it's the snow. "" Wo.,V,r,,n00a.onua, We. IMarlinton Rotary Pancake Dinner ing my four-wheeler years ago, are now calling me to bring my bike Back Allegheny ,emsoclates I and plow them out. So, on behalf Rodney Gardner, Professional Surveyor]  IL .f#urday, Morch 8 of all of the other ATV enthu- Boundary Topographic Construction I "$. 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