January 24, 2017

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As a part of the Mayers your:life program there is a weekly topic focused on national health observances, recognitions and topics of interest. This week’s focus is “The Benefits of Walking.”

A common phrase these days is “Sitting is the New Smoking,” as many people spend a lot of time at their desks and don’t get much physical activity during the day. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.

So if you sit too much, how about fitting some walking in the schedule? There are many health benefits of walking. What seems like such a simple activity can contribute significantly to overall health. Studies show that walking can:

• Reduce risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
• Reduce high cholesterol
• Lower blood pressure
• Reduce risk of colon cancer
• Reduce body fat
• Help control body weight
• Increase bone density and help prevent osteoporosis
• Help with osteoarthritis
• Reduce risk of non-insulin dependent diabetes
• Help with overall flexibility
• Increase mental well being From

Burney VFW Post 5689 Awards Banquett

This Year’s Policeman of the year (c), center, Bryan Sancibrian; flanked (l-r) Sheriff Tom Bosenko, Program Chairman Ron Harshman and Burney Patrol Commander, Captain Troy Clegg and retired Burney Commander Mark Lillibridge.
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Winter Snow Grooming Report
Eagle Lake Ranger District:
Conditions are great with lots of powder. The A-21 road is plowed through Pine Creek Valley. However, the A-21 Swain Mt. Snowmobile Park is still closed this week.

Hat Creek Ranger District: Ashpan is 100% open with A1 – A10 completed for a total of 50 miles. Latour is 65 % groomed with 35 miles completed along L1, L2, L5. The Rim Road, L4, is not done at this point. New roads not previously completed have been started. McMullan Mtn. and Cutter Road have had some work done on them as of Saturday January 14 . Washouts are still appearing in and around Latour as water continues to flow from hillside springs, so please be cautious. Ditch lines in Latour and Ashpan are not completely filled and many are 6-10 feet deep. Please ride with caution along road edges. With snow continuing to fall as of Wednesday evening, grooming will continue throughout the week and weekend so be aware of the “Groomer Working” signage at the trail head. As always, please ride “right”. Be on the lookout for other riders and hazards as both can appear without warning!

Almanor Ranger District: Most of the Morgan Summit Routes were last groomed on Saturday, Jan 14. However all of the intact routes, except for Tamarack Springs, are expected to be re-groomed starting early Saturday morning on Jan 21. The Summit Creek route is washed out approx. ¼ mile west of the grooming shed near Morgan Summit. It will be closed for the rest of the season.