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I  r The Only Weekly Newspaper Serving the T Backcountry Communities of Julian, l Cuyamaca, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley, Mt. Laguna, Ranchita, Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs and Wynola. Volume 28 - Issue 49 Wednesday July 17, 2013 Julian, CA. lSSN 937-s46 www.JulianSews.com Chariot Fire Scorches Historic Camps On Mt. Laguna by Michael Hart rT/ A tanker dropping its cargo, caught by the permanent camera of UCSD atop Mt. Laguna Communication tower. Tuesday, July 9 as the fire jumped Sunrise Highway. As of Sunday night at 6pm the Chariot Fire was 7,055 acres and 98% contained, basically out, with the crews mopping up and checking for hot spots. In the one week life of this fire it had done its' damage. After a very good start to the attack of the fire climbing the mountain on Sunday (7/7) winds and access became as big an issue as the fire itself Monday (7/8). the fire repeatedly tried to breach the line at Sunrise Highway and after a day of no progress crews hoped the night time would bring a respite, un(0turnafely the winds ]ds-lept blowing and shifting, not allowing crews to create a good line of defense. On Tuesday as the sun rose and the temperature began to rise, the battle was on. The fire won the battle and crossed the highway, .with the aid of swirling gusts it quickly jumped into the forest and started running in the direction of the Shriner's Camp. Air tankers, The main lodge at the camp. One cabin that survived Propane tank at Shriner's Camp photo by Bill Everett. helicopters and the VLAT(Very Large Air Tanker) a converted DC-10 dropped load after load to try and stem the tide. Evacuation Orders went out for the Mt. Laguna area, 1400 firefighters on site and 3500 acres burned and then the new came down that it had gotten into the camps. By Tuesday night the fire fighters had regained some control. Wednesday morning was greeted with rain and overcast conditions, cooler temperatures and progress, although the acreage had increased to over photo by Bill Everett 7000 the containment had also to 40%. Thursday saw more helpful weather and containment up to 65%. The assessment team reported that 149 structures had been lost, nine more damaged. The AI Bar Shirine camp being the hardest hit, taking out the main lodge and over 100 Cabins. The Sierra Club lodge was also lost in the fire. Crews continue to work the area and will be there fo at minimum another week. Keeping an eye on the ground looking for tell tale signs of smoldering roots. The Laguna Mountain Lodge is open and so is Sunrise Highway from both sides. Just be careful and drive cautiously, there are still firefighters near the roadways. photo by Bill Everett JCFPD Announces Fund Raising Efforts I. JCFPD Fundraising Group s now selling raffle tickets. We have three different great packages! They are 1 for $5 or 6 J for $25. 100% of the profit goes to help save/support JCFPD. You can buy them at Julian Fitness and Rabobank (Julian branch). We will be drawing the winners on Sept. 28 at the JCFPD Open House. Thank you for your support! Package #1 Orchard Hill Country Inn-2 night stay Tour Eagle & High Peak Mines Lunch at Julian Pie 4:)inner at Romano's Carriage Ride Lunch at Julian Tea Wine Tasting at Witch Creek Package #2 Eagle Nest B&B-2 nights stay (midweek) Horseback riding at Julian Stables Lunch at Soups and Such. Caf6 Dinner at Jeremy's on the Hill Tour Smith Ranch and Mine Lunch at Cuyamaca Restaurant Wine tasting at Orfila Winery Package #3 Butterfield B&B- 2 nights stay (midweek) Boating at Lake Cuyamaca Lunch at Mom's Pie Dinner at Julian Grill Tour at the California Wolf Center Wine Tasting at Menghini Julian News PQ Box 639 Julian, CA, 92036 Change Sewice ReqLmsted I aUt.lAN, CA Small Town Papers TFN  217 W Cota St ,,, Shelton WA 98584-2263 Library Features Food and Song In Tuesday Presentation Another delicious program will be at the Julian Branch Library as part of the People Who Cook Series when Chef Elizabeth presents a cooking presentation with a special flare on Tuesday, July 23 at 6 pm. Elizabeth Posiadlo shines through her cooking classes where Chef Elizabeth shares her "small town" wisdom on life, love and music with the people of San Diego where she lives with her husband, daughter and two dogs. Chef Elizabeth received her love for cooking from her mother who was an accomplished musician, composer, poet, and adventurous chef, and from her French godfather, who, along with Elizabeth's mother, prepared amazing meals using farm-fresh meats and produce from local orchards. Proud owner of a worm compost farm and a small vegetable garden, Chef Elizabeth encourages cooks to be resourceful and more aware of how they, as individuals, can help to preserve the environment. Whether it means using a milder soap, or using a product that was more conscientiously produced, Chef E. tries to offer a greener approach. Chef Elizabeth has been interviewed on radio and appears several times a year on the local television stations where she promotes her upcoming concerts and cooking classes. She teaches cooking classes in many San Diego County venues including museums, botanical gardens and thru Oasis, a nationwide senior education program. Elizabeth's love for food pales only to her love for music. One of her life's quests has been to learn how to sing more freely. Finally, with the help of her teacher Pandeli Lazaridi of the "Small Opera of San Diego" Chef E's voice was set off on a course of free singing, where a direct connection to her support was finally realized. Chef Elizabeth enjoys bringing musicians and audience together via her live cooking classes or recorded programs. She recently released a CD, The Good Woman, which can be purchased from her website, www.theoperasingingchef.com and features a children's choir, soloists and two adult choirs singing sacred music. Chef Elizabeth is in the process of filming a series of cooking shows with opera-singing guests. Chef Elizabeth provides a very educational and entertaining cooking program while interjecting a song here and there to keep the audience on their toes. Please join us at the Julian library on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 6 pm. There will be yummy food samples and drinks provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 760- 765-0370. Saturday Fire In Ramona Off 67 Slows Traffic A 15-acre brush fire shut down state Route 67 in Ramona for about three hours Saturday afternoon and threatened several homes in the area before it was halted by air tankers and ground crews. The fire started near SR-67 and Dye Road about 1:38 p.m. One homeowner was successfully trying to save his newly planted vineyard. His observation was that "the fire jumped some 300' to the pasture where it took hold. I was quite mpressed with the CaIFIRE lane that was doing the airdrops of retardant and from what I saw -that plane saved the home you see in direct line of the fire and several others." The California Highway Patrol website indicated that the fire CalFIRE tanker didn't have far to travel. photo by Debbie Fetterman The fire area between the 67 highway and Hanson Elementary school. Julian News graphic may have started with a barbecue in the back of a truck driving in the area, but CaIFIRE Battalion Chief Nick Schuler said the fire's cause is still being investigated. Traffic into Ramona on the 67 was at a standstill with some people reporting delays of over an hour. The fire was knocked down and crews took over after about an hour and a half of air support. Roads reopened at 4:30 to traffic on the 67 in both directions. Julian-Cuyamaca sent a water tender to the scene for support. The area burned was just off the highway in open land and not in a congested neighborhood. Tankers where stationed at Ramona air field and only had a short flight to respond. Who Will Be The Merchant Of The Year t