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7, 2015

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First Or Worst Snow Day

by Michael Hart

It started peacefully enough, snow falling overnight Wednesday, coating the area with upwards of 9 inches of light powder. What a finish to the to the old year. Coming into town before 6am, the highways were plowed, Bruce Stachota was clearing the Post Office parking lot - typical snow day. It should have been an indicator when I was returning to town at 8:30 that things where going to get weird. Already the flatlanders are making their trek up the hill, stopping to put on chains, not at designated spots but half way up America’s Grade, not off to the side of the road but right there in the lane. Wednesday was not too crazy, most folks getting ready for their New Years celebrations, I guess The evening was quiet for a New Years Eve as many decided to stay home instead of braving the frozen roads. Welcome to 2015, as the

New Years eve morning at the library

New Years eve morning at Hoskings Ranch Road

New Years day early in the afternoon

The line to get to Julian from Wynola at one in the afternoon

Highway 79 - Thursday

New Years day at 7pm - still selling gas

photo courtesy Kurt Barnhart

photo courtesy Juli Zerbe

Pot Luck Mixer - Bring Your Own Food www.julianca.com

photo courtesy Patti Thornberg

Town Hall, January 8th - 5:30 pm

morning progressed and reports started coming in of people stuck, people slipping on ice in town, then the reports of traffic backing up to Pine Hills Road. Still it was starting off like another typical snow day. By noon traffic was backed up to Wynola, at one o’clock it was backed up through Santa Ysabel and beyond. I got a phone call from a friend in Ramona “do you know how crazy it is down here?” Traffic was stop-and-go all the way through Ramona and down to Poway Road on the 67. NOT your typical snow day. The townsite was in grid lock, it was a three hour drive from Ramona to Julian. It was one hour from Santa Ysabel. And still they came, and the rumors started to fly, first it was reported that the gas stations were out of fuel (not true), then the town was closed (not true), although many restaurants were getting short on supplies, lines at the public rest rooms averaged 10 deep, parking was non existent, and those that parked illegally found tickets on their vehicles (and would later complain about it on social media). Saturday thing had calmed some, far less traffic, but they did keep on coming, and trespassing, leaving trash, plus a number of other activities that one would think people knew better. Sunday, most of the snow around town was either melted or evaporated. Town was busy, more like a typical weekend. Retailers reported average sales, the pie shops were again swamped and restaurants had above average receipts. Next storm isn’t due for awhile, we’ll have time to clean up, and then when the snow falls next time - be ready to do it again. Hopefully it won’t be as crazy.

Winter Sports Schedule

Boys Basketball Thursday, December 4 Mountain Empire W 62 - 36 Tuesday, December 9 8:00 @Tournament L 68-31 Wednesday, December 10 @Tournament W 53-28 Thursday, December 11 @Tournament W 46-43 Monday, December 15 St. Joseph Academy W 65-48 Thursday, December 18 @Mountain Empire W 52-47 Tuesday, January 6 5:30 @San Pasqual Academy Wednesday, January 14 5:30 San Pasqual Academy Friday, January 16 5:30 Calvary Christian Tuesday, January 20 5:30 Borrego Springs Girls Basketball Thursday, December 4 Mountain Empire L 55-19 Wednesday, December 10 @Escondido Charter Thursday, December 18 @Mountain Empire L 48-9 Tuesday, January 6 4:00 @San Pasqual Academy Monday, January 12 3:15 @West Shores Wednesday, January 14 4:00 San Pasqual Academy Friday, January 16 4:00 Calvary Christian Tuesday, January 20 4:00 Borrego Springs Thursday, January 22 5:30 @Foothills Christian Tuesday, January 27 4:00 Vincent Memorial Boys Soccer Tuesday, December 2 Maranatha Christian Thursday, December 4 Rock Academy L 3 -1 Monday, December 8 @Ocean View Christian L 4-3 Thursday, December 11 W 7-2 @Southern California Yeshiva Monday, December 15 3:15 Calexico Mission -Wednesday, December 17 @Foothills Christian L 1-0 Tuesday, January 6 6:00 @Calipatria Tuesday, January 13 3:15 San Diego Academy Thursday, January 25 3:15 @Borrego Springs Tuesday, January 20 3:15 Vincent Memorial Thursday, January 22 3:15 @Mountain Empire Girls Soccer Wednesday, November 26 @Brawley(scrimage) Monday, December 1 L 7- 0 @San Diego Jewish Academy Thursday, December 11 Classical Academy L 5-1 Wednesday, December 17 Brawley W 3-2 Thursday, December 18 @West Shores W 19-0 Wednesday, January 7 3:15 Rock Academy Friday, January 9 5:00 Monday, January 12 3:15 Calvary Christian Thursday, January 15 5:00 @Classical Academy Monday, January 19 3:15 @Maranatha Christian Thursday, January 22 3:15 Mountain Empire Monday, January 26 3:15 West Shores Thursday, January 29 3:15 @River Valley

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