Senior Flyers and Rangers to renew rivalry at North Peace Arena

first_imgThe Flyers also hold another victory over the Rangers, although that contest was in the pre-season.Fort St. John enters the contest with a record of 5-1-0 early in the season. The Rangers have a strong mark of their own at 6-2-0.After tonight’s game the Flyers will be in Grande Prairie on Thursday night for a tilt against the Athletics.- Advertisement -Opening faceoff this evening is at 8:30.last_img

Nature ground opens to public

first_imgThe nearly 700-acre nature sanctuary is a passive recreational area spread over two separate properties – one near the Rio Hondo and another near the San Gabriel River – in Pico Rivera. City and county officials, as well as conservancy groups, have spent $5.1 million transforming the once-barren lands into the spreading grounds. Both properties now include thousands of native-California plants, shaded rest areas and six miles of trails. Local resident Miguel Bravo was among about 300 people who turned out for Saturday’s premiere. He was accompanied by his wife, Alicia, and two sons, Jason and Sean. “I do a lot of bike riding, and I thought this seems to be easier for the entire family,” said Bravo, 34. “It’s not too long and it’s pretty.” Alicia Bravo, also 34, said she’s not a biking enthusiast like her husband, but the spreading grounds suit her taste perfectly. PICO RIVERA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said she’s making it a point to put open space – and a community’s natural resources – to good use. The plan, called “greening the river,” has Molina and county officials partnering with cities to transform waterways into recreational venues for the public. “I was one of those 10-year-olds that couldn’t get to the river and had to jump the fence,” the county supervisor said. “Now we’re finding ways to make use of the river besides what it already is. We’d like to bring \ back and restore them.” On Saturday, Molina visited Pico Rivera to debut the city’s newest “greening” project, the Paseo del Rio Spreading Grounds. “I love the open air,” she said. “I also saw two hummingbirds – and you never see hummingbirds. You don’t really get to see anything like this.” Pico Rivera outreach coordinator Raymond Chavez said visitors to the spreading grounds may also find Canada geese and other water fowl in the area. The grounds are “passive use” facilities designed for short visits that include nature-watching and exercising. Nine-year-old Alejandra Ibarra already plans on returning to the spreading grounds every weekend – if her parents let her – to get some laps in on her bike. “At my school, we have to do exercise,” said the South Ranchito Elementary School third-grader. “I want to come here because then I can \ faster, do more laps and get more exercise.” “It’s helping me be better,” she added. Chavez said the spreading grounds cater to visitors from throughout the Southland, not just Pico Rivera. “It’s also for people from Whittier, Santa Fe Springs and the other surrounding communities,” he said. “This is going to be a big asset to people all over the region.” The nature sanctuaries will also offer educational opportunities. Interpretive signs along the trails will provide details about the adjoining basins, which serve as water storage and recharge facilities, according to officials. “It’s also an educational piece to provide visitors with information on the water recycling process,” Molina said. Both the Rio Hondo and the San Gabriel spreading grounds will be open from dawn to dusk daily. Visitors can enter via four pedestrian access points: at Whittier and Washington boulevards, respectively; at Loch Lomond Drive and Paramount Boulevard; and at Mines Avenue and Paramount Boulevard. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more