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September 1, 2010 6roceries. Fresh Produce Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County"Meat Department ILS.D.A. Choice Bee[ Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Speci[ications oI   :. :;&apos;;'*! <" '  i  .,?;a:. . - .....  o: '   ,,  t,.'.:::.:-,.......: .-:.:*** ;";@ ....................... Phone & tlllUom , checking , savings Home Equity Business Banking 2033 Main St., Julian I 765-2765 Member FDIC Rabobank James Henry Rainey September 22, 1949 - August 27, 2010 Jim Rainey passed away ..... peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, CA. due to esophaegel cancer. He was born in Denver, Colorado moving to California at the age of 5 yrs. old. Jim was an 18 year resident of Julian, moving only after the Cedar fires of 2003 claimed his home, where he resided in Guatay until his passing. Jim is survived by his two devoted children, Shaun Rainey, age 21 and Jennifer Rainey, Age 19, his sister Barbara Spees, brother-in-law Don Spees, his nephew, Mike Spees, nieces, Debi Stranahan, Kelly Pecoraro, and Lisa Landers, nine great-nieces and nephews, one great-great niece and former wife, Sheryll Rainey-Strickland. Jim was an extremely talented artist, award winning wooden pipe carver, and sign maker. His signs can be viewed throughout Julian to this day. He worked at Home Depot Expo designing unique solid-surface counters from 1991 to 2008. Jim Rainey served "in country" in the Navy in 1968/69 during the Vietnam War. He will be cremated and a military grave site service will be held on Saturday, Sept 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Julian Pioneer Cemetery followed by a memorial gathering at Angel's Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to the American Cancer Society. It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts. - Adlai Stevenson Major Pot Grove Found On Santa Ysabel Reservation Some of the haul from County's 2nd largest "Pot Bust" photo courtesy DEA Drug enforcement officials discovered a 29,000-plant crop of marijuana -- with an estimated street value of $116 million -- on the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation near Highway 79 and Highway 76, Officers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Narcotics Task Force, which is made up of law enforcement from around the region, spent 9 hours in triple-digit temperatures on Tuesday (August 24) to investigate the area where the plants were being grown. Authorities at the scene gathered evidence, including equipment: possibly used to grow and manufacture the drugs. The plants had to, be airlifted out of the area because the terrain was considered too, treacherous to transport out over the ground. Deputy Steve Reed of the county task force said the discovery' of water lines led authorities to the marijuana farm. "We got some, reports of water lines that shouldn't have been where they were, [we]l didn't know where they went. We flew over, figured it was probably' marijuana, and sure enough, it was," said Reed. The operation included water diversion from a natural springl and chemicals to aid the plants' growth, officials said. No arrests; were made, but evidence suggested that four to five people livedl at the field. The large and sophisticated operation was theorized to, be operated by a Mexican drug trafficking organization. The Santa, Ysabel tribe was not involved in the marijuana grow, authorities said. County To Test Nation's First Mass Mobile Alert System Sprint And State Announce Partnership To Pilot New Technology In San Diego County Imagine you are among thousands of people attending a Chargers game, unaware that a few miles away, your route home has just been shut down by a dangerous chemical spill. The County Office of Emergency Services is the first local agency in the nation to test new technology that could send mass text alerts in these types of emergency situations to notify people in specified areas. "This expands our reach beyond reverse 911 and those who have registered their cell phone numbers with AlertSanDiego," said Ron Lane, director of the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services. "With this new system, we could reach people with potentially lifesaving information wherever they are, even those who are visiting our area." The Office of Emergency Services (DES) is working with Sprint and California's Emergency Management Agency to test the technology, called the Commercial Mobile Alert System, or CMAS. CMAS is a national program established by the Federal Communications Commission to provide emergency information from federal, state and local officials about disasters, terrorist threats and other imminent dangers. The alerts will be sent over a secure interface to participating wireless providers, and then sent to cell phones as text messages. It will be able to reach hearing or vision-impaired users with vibration or audio cues. DES will test the system in the fall, distributing 100 phones to fire agencies and other partners. The technology may be available for public use in about a year. Until the technology is available, residents can receive cell phone alerts by registering their numbers with AlertSanDiego at www. ReadySanDiego.org. Shelter Valley Developer Jack Kenneth Napierskie July 17,1928 to August 23, 2010 Native San Diegan, he resided in Lakeside 50+ years. Graduated Hoover High School. Jack was a plummer, land developer, old car buff and loved the desert. He was preceded in death by his wife Sandy. He is survived by three sons Mark, Jeff and Steve, three daughters Marcia, Linda and Loretta, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. There was a graveside ceremony at the Julian Cemetery at High Noon on Saturday, August 28th. Jack lived a full life and had many friends and interests. Remembering Jack by David Lewis Almost forty years ago now, I had a summer job, one that I will probably never forget. Not many people get to make something that will last an eternity, but the results of my summer job will always be there for my children and their children to see. I helped to build roads. What made the job truly unique was that the roads were built by three high school aged boys helping two grown men. The contractor for the job was my uncle, Mike Mushet. Dick Vanderstaay was the other adult on the job. The high school aged boys were my cousins, Kenny and Wayne Mushet, and me, David Lewis. All of us had been driving vehicles of one kind or another since we were about fourteen or younger, so we were actually capable of running the construction equipment we used to build the roads. The roads we built have names like Kickin' Horse, Broken Cinch, and Lucky Devil. Lucky Devil was named after my uncle Mike. The roads were all a part of Phase Three of the Shelter Valley Ranchos. Jack Napierskie was the developer of the Shelter Valley Ranchos. After the grading was completed for the roads, Wayne, Kenny, and I, were responsible for mixing the asphalt used to surface the roads. The asphalt was mixed on-site. Dick would wind row decomposed granite that we trucked in (yes, we were dump truck drivers too) from a local borrow pit. A tanker truck would spray oil onto the windrow. Then, we would mix the windrow using a Seaman mixer. The mixer was like a giant six foot wide rotor tiller. It was pulled by an old Ford tractor. Every piece of equipment we used was old, and we became quite good at taxing the engines just hard enough to keep them from boiling the water out of the radiator. Speaking of hot! Like I said, it was summer. Summer in Shelter Valley can mean temperatures of over one hundred degrees. It was hard on equipment and people. We rotated who got to run what, because part of the mixing job meant someone had to walk along behind the mixer and throw the rocks out of the mix. Black asphalt meant that we were throwing some very hot rocks. Boys being boys, we soon turned the rock throwing into a game. The game was to see who could hit the most for sale signs that Jack had placed on the lots. Sorry Jack. I am writing this story because we buried Jack this last Saturday. The funeral was billed as a small family affair, and Jack had left specific instructions requiring that the services be very simple and short. The service was neither. You can't have that many friends and,keep it short. And so I too am breaking Jack's rules and writing a little about him. Jack was one of a kind. Jack was a real promoter. He once offered Kenny, who was about sixteen at the time, to take his Montgomery Ward motor cycle as a down payment for a lot The Julian News 7 on BOOKKEEPING & TAX SERVICE LUERS & DYER, CPAs, LLP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT: Income Tax and Accounting Full Service Fir  Accounting and f'mancial statements Tax planning and preparation Rebecca la*e*'$, :PA Ma*tcr Deee Ln 'ixatilm Personal attention to your special needs Wynoka Center 4367 Hwy. 78, Suite I 12 * EO, Box 1934 Julian, CA 92036 Tel: 760 765-0343 Fax: 760 765-0150 Email: rebecca@luerscpa.om ANTHONYJ, ROMANO Attorney-At-Law Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business and Water Law (619) 696-9916 1901 First Avenue, Suite 110 San Diego, CA. in Shelter Valley. At the service, when it came time for sharing, many in the crowd spoke of Jack, and it soon became evident just how much Jack meant to everyone there. Jack was a man of integrity and he cared deeply for his family. There was a lot of adventure for us three boys that summer of 1970. We found out that Red Racer snakes are scary fast, and we found out not to slide broad side into the equipment yard when Mike had arrived at work before us! I don't know if we ever told Mike, but Kenny and I drag raced our fully loaded dump trucks down Forty Rod Trail. At the service for Jack, I saw his daughter Linda for the first time since we built those roads. Not far into the conversation she reminded me, "You guys gave me such a hard time trying to learn how to double-clutch that dump truck." I had forgotten that we had talked her into driving the dump truck. I don't know if she Lori Arter MANAGEMENT  CAD/Drafting ' Building Permits { Project Coordination  Bookkeeping P.O. Bc,x 401 Julian, CA 92036 760-765-1113 was even old enough to have a license. The summer was not without drama either. Wayne's dump truck slid into a wash when the bank gave way while he was dumping his load. A thunder storm was coming and we would lose the truck if we couldn't get it out before the storm struck. We had to empty the truck with our shovels and managed to pull the truck out just as the wash turned into a torrid river. Mike, Dick, and Jack are all gone now, a sobering reminder that even larger than life men can't escape the final appointment. Now we are the old men, a condition I may never learn to accept. Next time you pass through Shelter Valley, remember it was the product of a remarkable man's vision. The Great Sandy Trail is named after Jack's wife Sandy. They are together now, and forever. Jack always had these parting words of advice: Keep a tight cinch. So long Jack.