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August 31, 2003
We are going through a drought cycle here in the West, but Lake Powell is doing exactly what it was designed to do--store water in dry years and regulate flooding in wet years ("A Desert Resurrection," by Wade Graham, July 20). It is nowhere near drying up. The lake is a wonderful, fully functioning ecosystem, and Glen Canyon still exists and is thriving. While there are many fascinating sandstone features under water, there are many more above water. Species that call Lake Powell home include wild burros, bighorn sheep, deer, mountain lions, bobcats, beavers, rabbits, coyotes, mice, bats, snakes, scorpions, tarantulas and a wide variety of birds.
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NEWS
July 28, 1989 | From the Associated Press
The U.S. attorney for Nevada conceded Thursday that the government failed to build a strong case against six rural Nevadans who escaped conviction on charges of taking or killing wild horses and burros. "I think we underestimated the difficulty of proving these cases," Bill Maddox said. "We didn't do a very good job. I take all the blame." On Wednesday, U.S.
NEWS
March 15, 1987 | ANN JAPENGA, Times Staff Writer
May many another youth be by me inspired to leave the smug safety of his rut and follow fortune to other lands. --Everett Ruess, writing at age 19 Amid the arrests and auto thefts reported in the Los Angeles Police Department bulletin for Sept. 4, 1935, one item seems out of place. It's too romantic, too mysterious to belong on a police ledger.
SPORTS
December 14, 2003 | Ben Bolch;Mayar Zokaei;Elia Powers
His options limited at running back with Cameron Lonzo sidelined because of a broken ankle, Fontana Kaiser Coach Dick Bruich turned to hulking defensive lineman Bernard Afutiti. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound junior, typically reserved for short-yardage situations, responded with 93 yards rushing and four touchdowns in 16 carries Saturday at Fontana High to lead Kaiser to its second consecutive Southern Section Division VIII football title with a 41-31 victory over Ridgecrest Burroughs.
NEWS
January 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Interior Department ordered an investigation into whether government employees were profiting from a federal wild horse protection program, including selling some of the animals to slaughterhouses. The Interior investigation, as well as a senator saying he might ask for congressional hearings, was prompted by an Associated Press report outlining abuses within the wild horse and burro protection program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001
The owner of a team of pack animals that has served cabins in the San Gabriel Mountains for more than 60 years reached an agreement Thursday with the U.S. Forest Service, ending a dispute that had many residents worried the team would be gone by the end of the month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
A wild donkey rescued by a federal program and adopted by Centennial Farm at the Orange County Fairgrounds soon will give birth. Sugar, a 4-year-old white burro, is expected to deliver the farm's first donkey foal in mid-October after an 11-month pregnancy. She was acquired through the federal Bureau of Land Management, which rounds up wild horses and donkeys that proliferate too quickly. When Sugar was rescued in 1995, she was with an inbred foal that later died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than 60 years, cabin owners in Big Santa Anita Canyon have relied on a team of mules and donkeys to lug supplies from the last stretch of paved road above Arcadia to their own steep, rocky recesses in the San Gabriel Mountains. The pack animals stabled at Chantry Flat are more than just a romantic holdover from a bygone era.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
They are stubborn and can move slow or fast, depending on their mood. And they can pack a heck of a lot of weight. They're donkeys, and they're going to trot onto the basketball court at Mariners Christian School. To raise money, parents and faculty will play hoops Feb. 6 from the burrows' bare backs. Proceeds benefit the K-8 program. "It's a throwback from the '70s," said Jean Winder, activities director at the school. "These donkeys can play either softball or basketball.
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