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The Independent Weekly Newspaper Serving the Backcountry Communities of Julian, Cuyamaca, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley, Mt. Laguna, Ranchita, Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs and Wynola. Volume 29 - Issue 30 Wednesday March 5, 2014 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 www.Julian Girls Soccer - League Champs a i n, Second Year Running by coach Javier Cordova I'd like to start by saying Congratulations to Julian high School Girls Varsity Soccer for receiving the tittle of 2013-2014 League Champions second year in a row!l!! We are all so proud of the hard work and dedication you have put forth this year. Id like to introduce the Championship Squad, Team Captains : Jessica Nichols, Livia Limon, Kylene Shuler and Shannon Stanley. Team Players: Victoria Montes, Kricia Garcia, Alyssa Lucas, Journey Smother, Erika Abarca, Caitlin Sanders, Samantha Sheppard, Juli-Ann Rangel, Lindsey Rangel. A special thank you to my Assistants Chris Sanders and Tyson Flack, the staff at Julian High School and a huge thank you to my team moms. Thank you for making this a fun and memorable year. I hope all you guys come back and I invite the community to come show support and become part of history in the making. Go Eagles! 23 O With the sings of spring everywhere and no measurable winter, with the exception of some cold days and evening, many wondered if we'd ever see rain again? In an area that is beholden to the ground water and not the California AquedLJct, rain (and snow) becomes a necessary event for preserving our livelihoods. Deper lg on exactly where you art, area, we got about 6 inches ain in the storm, with even ,(Valley getting as much : , inch and a half. For " -ear we are still short nearly ., thirds of the water we norma! eceive. The lack of any real sl 4 this year, combined with !ack of rain will impact water t )les for all the wells, especiai / the private ones. Although the storm produced some major downpours as it made its way through. Most of the water did not appear to runoff, instead being absorbed "into the parched ground. This should mean some help for the wells and the farms. It will also mean that the bane of spring time, "weeds" will be able to once again cover some landscapes. Julian News PO Box 639 Julian, CA, 92036 Change Service Requested Julian Jr. High Girls Come Home Champions This past Thursday(February 27) saw the boys and girls basketball teams from Julian Junior High take the 45 minute drive down the backside of our hill to Borrego Springs for their annual basketball tournament hosted by Borrego Springs High School and Coach Tim Fletcher. Each year Borrego hosts teams r .......... from Julian, Cottonwood, Paumal Hamilton,and Warner Springs, and each year sees these teams battle each other for close to 6 hours of continuous basketball. This years squads started the tournament with differing results. The boys beat a tough squad from Hamilton in their first game, but unfortunately then lost their next two games. In a double elimination tournament, that spelled the end of the day for the boys. The girls squad on the other hand lost their first game to .... Ham]lt6n and were instantly faced with the possibility of their day ending after each game if they were at the the wrong end of any finishing score. But these girls were.only beginning their march towards greatness.. Everyone in attendance watched as the Julian Ten grew as a team with each game played. Borrego Springs, Cottonwood, and Pauma, were vanquished by the Timberwolves as this team began to gel and show their heart in each game. With ba l handling ski!Is from Toni Dominguez, as well as a sweet outside jumper, the Lady Wolves began to steam-roll through each game. Dominance on the offensive and defensive boards, continued on page 9 Volunteering Kurt Boettcher retired in 2004. After a 35-year career in the medical field, he wasn't about to sit idle at home and knew he needed an outlet io stay active. On Tuesday, February 25th, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors honored Boettcher as the Volunteer of the Month. In less than nine years, he's put in nearly 3,800 hours with the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). "It was a big change in my life," Boettcher said. "My wife suggested I consider volunteering for the sheriff's department." It was a perfect fit. Boettcher said he considered a career in law enforcement earlier in life and he had often seen the white RSVP patrol cars in the community. "In reality, I think my wife thought it was good for me to be out of the house," he joked. At the Julian Sheriff's station, Boettcher serves as a volunteer administrator, patrols the community, visits You Are Not Alone (YANA) seniors who live alone and maybe at risk and works on data systems. He also worked with the County to expand home meal delivery services to Julian and often provides transportation on his own time to seniors that need to Earns Honors For Local from County News Service From left: County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, Kurt Boetteher, and RSVP manager Linda Hopkins. run errands. "1 feel strongly that senior volunteer patrols make a difference in the community," Boettcher said. "By being visible on patrols, visiting homes of people on vacation and YANA clients, RSVP makes a big difference in keeping crime rates low." Linda Hopkins, San Diego County RSVP manager, said Boettcher is always there when his community needs him and willing to do whatever it takes. "What I see in the community is a lot of people saying 'if only there was somebody to do this, or we need to find somebody to do that,'" said Hopkins. "Kurt's the somebody." Boettcher has no plans to slow down either. His work with the data systems at the sheriff's department has given him plenty of learning opportunities. "1 like computers and computer programs, and rve had a lot of opportunities that the sheriff's department has given me," he said. "We have to keep learning as we get older. "To me it's important to stay busy, and as you know in Julian there are no golf courses." You can find out about the RSVP program on the County's website. You can also download a volunteer application from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Library Presentation American If you have traveled through rural areas east of the Mississippi River, chances are good you have seen a decorated barn on your journey. Your reaction? Probably a mixture of surprise and pleasure, akin to finding an Easter egg when you least ~pect it. Odds are you have just encountered a quilt trail, and U~ POSTAGE .AID .~ RMIT NO.3olll JULIAN, CA i iI Ixer I PASTRY COMPANY Ill=l=ll,l,l,lll,ll=,,llll,lllill,,ll,lll,llllllllllllllll,,I,lll Small Town Papers TFN 217 W Cota St Shelt0n WA 98584-2263 rlous by Michael Hart Looking to the future, a fools errand at best, the National Weather Service does not see any more rain in the immediate forecast(looking out 7 to 10 days). Folks in the city can look on it as some kind of good news, for those of us up here in the back country more rain would be a nice thing to see this spring. We all are aware what another dry summer could bring and it's not something any of us want to see, or survive again. So for now we will monitor the local ponds, and keep our fingers crossed that one we get to June and July the water tables will be at least somewhere close to our pumps and not dropping. It's not like there's no water, we just must remember that what water we have, is finite, and as much as we are reminded, conserving what We have is always sage advice. The next rain is an unknown. The best news, as far as rm concerned, would be a week of storms like we just had ... followed by another and another. Unfortunately I don't see that happening and neither do the folks who look at this stuff for a living. Quilt Trails I I I [ Julian Basketball. Boys Thursday, February 13 W 71 - 49 @ Warner Tuesday, February 18 W 51 - 46 @Mtn Empire Basketball- Girls Thursday, February 13 @ Warner Tuesday, February 18 L 73- 15 @Mtn Empire Soccer- Boys Thursday, February 13 L 9-0 @ Borrego Springs Tuesday, February 18 L g-0@Classical Academy Soccer- Girls Tuesday, February 11 W 3 - 1 Calexico Mission Tuesday, February 25 ClF P!ayoffs L 3-0 @ Crawford HS Wrestling Saturday, February 22 ClF Masters SDrino Sports Track Saturday, April 5 Arnie Robinson Invitational @San Diego Mesa College Softball Monday, March 3 3:30 - Foothills Christian Thursday, March 6 @ Classical Academy Friday, March 14 3:30 - Lutheran Wednesday, March 19 3:30 @Warner Friday, March 21 3:30 - Calipatria Tuesday, March 25 ..... 3:30 - Classical Academy Wednesday, March 26 3:30 - Borrego Thursday, March 27 @Vincent Memorial Wednesday, April 9 3:30 - Mountain Empire Thursday, April 10 3:30 - Warner Friday, April 11 3:30 - Warner Tuesday, April 15 @Holtville Wednesday, April 30 @Calipatria Baseball Thursday, March 6 3:30 @San Diego Jewish Academy Saturday, March 8 12:3012:30 - San Jacinto Valley Academy Tuesday, March 11 4:00 @Calvin Christian Friday, March 14 3:30 @Lutheran Wednesday, March 19 3:15 - Calipatria Thursday, March 20 4:00 @ Ocean View Monday, March 24 3:15 @ Baptist (Hemet) Friday, March 28 3:15 @Vincent Memorial Tuesday, April 8 4:00 @Liberty Charter Wednesday, April 9 3:30 - Mountain Empire Tuesday, April 15 3:30 @Holtville Thursday, April 24 4:00 - Ocean View Friday, April 25 4:00 Foothills Christian Wednesday, April 30 3:30 @Calipatria Golf Schedule Not Yet Available _HISTORIc I [ I www.' Jl there are many more of those decorated buildings out there. Please join us at the Julian branch library for a presentation about American Quilt Trails on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6 pm. This program is sponsored by the Julian Women's Club and led by local resident Nancy Weber. What is a quilt trail? It is a driving route through country areas along which property owners have decorated their barns, oUtbuildings or residences with colorfully painted wooden quilt squares viewable from the roads. Although barn ornamentation dates back to colonial times, the first organized quilt trail only began in 2001 in Ohio. Developed mainly as a means to improve tourism in rural areas, the simple beauty, grassroots involvement, personal stories and historical roots have made each a source of community pride as well as a traveler's delight. Every colorful block reflects a personal connection to the property owner; and those stories are as fascinating as the patterns. The movement has quickly gained momentum and currently 43 states have quilt trails; some have developed extensive regional ones such as the Appalachian Quilt Trail. Enthusiasts describe an imaginary clothesline of quilt squares stretching across the United States. One doesn't have to be a hiker or quilter to appreciate a quilt trail. Want to learn more about this uniquely American folk art phenomenon moving across the country? Come to the Library on Tuesday, March 11 at 6 P.M. in the Community Room. Local resident Nancy Weber is hosting an informative presentation on American Quilt Trails. A retired U.S. History and Language Arts teacher, Nancy and her husband Jerry moved to eastern Tennessee after the Cedar Fire destroyed their cabin. There she witnessed the development of the Quilts in the Smokies Trail and was amazed at the groundswell of support. What began as six quilt blocks mushroomed to 70 in less than two years. "Although I am not a quilter, I have always loved quilt patterns AND the architectural beauty of barns. My interest in quilt trails marries the two. Now I am hooked." Her research indicated that only two northern California counties ............ host quilt trails, which of course begged the question, Why not in rural San Diego County? Weber now chairs a Julian Woman's Club committee interested in bringing the first southern California quilt trail to East County. Several community groups have heard her presentations as these plans have progressed. A second library meeting on implementing the Julian Backcountry Quilt Trail is planned for April 8. 'h An,,uar Daff odillsho Julian Town Hal- March 22ndand23rd