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8C Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter The winners of the kids' division at last Saturday's Sled Wars show off their awards. From left: Jameson Barnett, Haydon Meisenheimer and Liberty Gott. Photo submitted Sled Wars returns James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The fourth annual Sled Wars was in full effect last Saturday, Oct. 4, as snowmobile drivers took turns drag racing on the grass in the middle of the American Valley Speedway. Drivers from all over showed up to compete, going one on one on the grass. Dick Avery came out as the winner of the main event. In the children's division, Haydon Meisenheimer took first place, while Jameson Barnett and Liberty Gott shared second. Between the main drag racing and throughout the day, the audience in the grandstands was treated to a rock-crawler event. Multiple drivers jumped in their trucks and played around on a course filled with rocks and tires. Another highlight of the annual event was the Vintage Show and Shine. Snowmobile enthusiasts displayed their classic snowmobiles, all revamped and restored. In addition, a large prize drawing was held, Dana Pearson s ticket was chosen and she became the proud owner of a 2014 Polaris Pro. The annual event was held as a fundraiser for the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. To view more photos, go to the Quincy Sled Wars page on facebook.com. A participant in the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce's Leaf Peeper Century Ride cruises through Taylorsville, taking in the changing colors Oct. 4. The annual ride is one of two the chamber puts on each year. Photo by James Wilson Droves of peepers cycle Ind!a,n Valley James Wilson the cut, the and to Taylorsville were also Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce put out its cry for help, and the community responded. To help raise money for the chamber, 65 participated in this year's Leaf Peeper Century Ride that took place around the valley Oct. 4. The chamber recently had to drastically cut its hours of operation, closing the office with the exception of volunteer hours. Since longer has regular office hours. The Leaf Peeper Century Ride, along with the ride offered in spring, is annually the chamber's premiere fundraiser. The money raised at last weekend's ride was essential to keeping the chamber alive. Century riders started at Greenville High School, made their way past Genesee, up and around Antelope Lake and back-cycling a total of 100 miles. Shorter routes from the high school to Genesee enjoyed by many. "I like this ride. It is just beautiful," said half-century rider Mal Perry, of Sonora. In addition to the good vibes that came from helping out a good cause, participants in the century ride were treated to the cool, crisp air and the beautiful colors of autumn in Indian Valley. Riders also received lunch prepared by the Genesee Store. Several aid stations along the route provided riders with water and snacks. with every test drive this month! Those who know Doug McDonald might say he'sa bit of a car buff. His love of cars steered him in the direction of : buying and selling vehicles, which he has been doing in Susanville since 1991. Doug is married with 3 daughters and 6 grandkids. He firmly believes in honesty integrity, and you will see that when you deal with Doug in purchasing your next car, truck or SIJV. FISHING, from page 3C and late afternoon when trout are-rising to midges and small mayflies and attractor dries in riffles and pocket water. Try midges and attractor nymphs in the deeper pools during the warmer part of the day. There are plenty of stockers around Elam and Alder Creek. Fish downstream from there if you are looking for the more challenging wild trout. On the North Fork Feather River below Lake Almanor the flows above Caribou are very low. The Caribou Afterbay offers some cold water and some nice rainbows can be caught at the powerhouse. Further downstream there are some planters above Caribou Crossroads. Fishing is good around Belden, where water temperatures are lower than farther downstream. A sink tip fly line or some split shot will help get your offering down into the deeper and cooler water. Flows on the upper end of the Middle Fork Feather River are low and still on the warm side. The trout have moved downstream. There is good smallmouth bass fishing around Portola and Graeagle. For those anglers that target the once-scorned but now more popular and hard-fighting carp, fishing can be good. I have not tried fishing for carp yet, but those who have say it is a challenge to hook a carp and a real blast once you have one on the line. Carp are bony, so they are not popular table fare, but I have tried smoked carp and it is absolutely delicious, : Downstream fishing for ! trout is improving below Two Rivers. Deep water below riffles and below ,! tributaries is a good bet. Fly anglers are starting to see som e action fishing : attractor dries, caddises and small yellow stoneflies.