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Ed Stovin

SDORC News for December 2016

News Flash, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to NOT list the flat tailed horned lizard as endangered or threatened. This petition submitted by the CBD a year and a half ago is finally resolved in favor of off-roaders, farmers, renewable energy companies and land management agencies. Why do we care? If it were to become listed, the CBD would likely then sue State Parks (Ocotillo Wells) and ask for many restrictions be implemented. Open riding would probably be a thing of the past and the park would never be the same. Now the park will begin to allow special events to take place again like Desert Safari, SDORC's Lost Lizard Fun Run, geo caches, movie shooting etc.

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Del Albright

DISASTER PLANNING AT HOME

DON'T BE LEFT IN THE DARK!

Plan, Prep and Practice.

Disaster planning and prepping are key to surviving major messes in today's world. Fire, flood, hurricane, you name it, the lessons I learned in 30 years of fire service, including "strategic planning and responses to disaster management" are simple -- but usually neglected by most of us. It's never too late. Here are my (past Fire Chief) suggested 10 things to save your life (and help you recoup) in disasters:

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John Stewart

If an OHV is on the holiday list, don’t forget the safety gear

Six items all riders need before hopping behind the steering wheel or handlebars

PHOENIX — Another year has passed and if a new off-highway vehicle (OHV) is in the cards this holiday season, the Arizona Game and Fish Department advises you to remember the wear the following equipment.

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John Stewart

Hunters Should Prepare for Possibility of Being Lost

LITTLE ROCK - Nearly a year ago, two northwest Arkansas hunters died tragically in Oklahoma on a duck hunt in the middle of a winter storm on a large public lake. The story was national news as the new year began. Rescue parties were unable to reach the men before both had perished.

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John Stewart

Fatal off-highway vehicle accidents serve as reminders to practice OHV safety

PHOENIX –The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to wear the proper safety gear and ride responsibly in the wake multiple separate accidents.

Since Thanksgiving, three people have died in accidents on OHVs. The first occurred in Mohave County after an ATV rolled, killing an 11-year-old female passenger and injuring the 12-year-old driver, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

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