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25 Per Copy i t I SNIDW FESTIVAL Queen Jenny Farwell and C-hahn Roger snow Friday and conclude conditions for the Festival are a toss-up. Photo by ClaMd Light Sanders test the Monday's slush, all that a postponement until the Fee- Snow Festival. was left of an earlier hope- tival's essential ingredient, The Snow Festival Com- ful nine inch snow pack in snow, arrived in sufficient mittee, under pressure to Pine Valley, added to adepth to insure all majordevelop a contigency plan weather forecast predict- events take place, as the chance of adequate ing another week of rain, Veryl Waldron of Wild Bill's snow dimmed, had finally led officials of the Hells will hold the Lip Sync and decided that the weather Canyon Snow Festival to Talent Contest scheduled for would dictate if the event cancel that event sched- Friday and the Contest Play- occurred. uled for Saturday and ffs on Saturday, both sched- Steve Winike, Chairman Sunday, January 13-14. uled for 9:00 p.m. of the Winter Bike Races, As diminishing snow Just before noon the Hells was out of town until Janu- canceled or postponed event Canyon Journal staff began ary 10 and unavailable for after event depending on a scramble to contact adver- comment but it was felt snow, Roger Sanders and tisers and either pull or modify that the Winter Bike Races event chairmen agreed to advertising and copy for the would be held. 9 by Pat Garrigus of the Hells Canyon Journa/ When you're hot, you're hot! Betty Bennett, Richland, was wearing a sweatshirt under her jacket while play- ing the progressive quarter slot machine at Cactus Pete's, Jackpot, NV December 30. She was hot. Her husband Lovell agreed to keep the machine, which had been paying off a dollar ere very quickly; you sign a form which the casino will turn into the IRS (unless you're a foreigner, then the taxes are deducted from your payoff); you get a bundle of cash(to tempt reinvestment) and the balance in a check. Lovell and Betty are going to make a payment on the ranch, put some in the bank, and buy a manure spreader. And escape the heat next summer when they take their or two, for her while she went camper and George their room on a trip to Alaska. He was hot, too and the slot machine was even hotter. The Richland couple had driven to Boise to pick up Betty's sister Retha and George Allensworth, also of Ri-" chland, who had flown in from Virginia. They spent the night in Boise and then debated whether or not to go on to Jackpot as planne& "We both had such head colds," Betty related, "we almost didn't go but finally decided we would.? More comfortable after the clothes change, Betty came back downstairs to find it hotter than ever around the slot machine she'd left Lovell to guard. What happens when you win $21,302 on a slot ma- chine? A large crowd gath- LOVELLBENNETT Races Are j I Pstp' ne( II I Snowmobile racesin I I the 1990 Snow Festival I I have been postponed, I I according to Chairman I I Roger Sanders. B I A rainy weekend I spoiled a promising, I I though late, start to the B / local snow pack. I / Rescheduled races II ,ture o Pine Ranger District will hold a town meeting January 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Halfway Community Hall. Pine District is compiling information on recreation opportunities in the Cornu- copia area. The goal is to form a long range plan identifying what facilities exist and could be developed. This meeting is to discuss the long range plan and to record all the ideas, issues and concerns people mayhave. The public is being asked, "What would you like to see happen up there?" Afull range of alternatives will be considered such as leaving it as it is, discourag- ing all use, or developing new facilities. Pine District manages only those lands outside the wil- derness boundary, so the plan is directed to the non-wilder- ness federal lands while tak- ing into consideration what the impacts might be within the wilderness. Also, virtu- ally all the Federal lands in the Cornucopia area are en- cumbered by unpatented mining claims. Any changes in use will have to take this into account, according to a forest service representative. For more information, contact Polly Gribskov at 742- 7511 or write to U. S. Forest Service, General Delivery, Halfway, OR 97834, and/or attend this town meeting. Input deadline is February 1.