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Local flier soars for Team USA

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At the recent World Gliding Championships in Finland, a Ramona resident was one of seven on Team USA.

To qualify for the team, Garret Willat won the 2013 U.S. Club Class Nationals in Mifflin, Penn.

“That got me enough points to make it on the team,” he said.

San Diego County invites public to MSCP workshop

The county will conduct its Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) Annual Report Workshop at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at its operations center, 5520 Overland Ave., San Diego.

Residents are invited to learn about regional habitat conservation accomplishments and goals, according to the county. Local jurisdictions and state and federal agencies will give an update on lands preserved for the approved MSCP and on MSCP projects completed in 2013 in the southwest portion of the count

Intra BU16 competes in Crusader’s Cup

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Ramona Intra BU16 soccer team played in the Crusaders Cup July 5 and 6, ending the tournament third in its bracket.

During the first game the BU16 teammates played TVSA Hawks from Temecula. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The boys’ Saturday afternoon game against Chula Vista FC was played at Alliant University. The game ended in a 0-1 loss for Intra in the last five minutes of the game.

Ramona 4-H, FFA win big at San Diego County fair

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Ramona 4-H and Future Farmers of America members once again returned from San Diego County Fair with top awards. Among them are Kaylin vanTol, Christopher Wier, Brenna Alvarez, Jazmine Zwicker and Carney Flinn.

After two years of earning supreme reserve champion designation at the San Diego County Fair for a veal calf she raised, Kaylin vanTol settled for reserve champion dairy calf at the 2014 San Diego County Fair.

Academy-bound and preparing to serve

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Four Ramona High School 2014 graduates will be continuing their educations and preparing to serve the country.

Co-valedictorian Karl Sapper, Matt Lawler and Garrett Glaudini will be entering the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Travis Kerchner will be enlisting in the Navy and attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Sapper earned a 4.5 grade point average and served in FUSION, a service club. He earned varsity letters in football and tennis, played volleyball and wrestled. He was a team captain, a Scholar Athlete of the Year and won the Coaches Award in

Student athletes train for fall sports

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School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean student athletes planning to compete in fall high school sports are taking it easy.

Many of those athletes are out nearly every day training and working up a sweat.

In fact, Bulldog Stadium is quite busy weekday mornings with football players performing drills on the turf and cross country athletes running around the track.

Trustees do what voters elected them to do — make difficult decisions

Kudos to Ramona Unified School District trustees. During their workshop meeting to discuss the make-up of a bond measure for the November ballot, they didn’t fall for “the more we ask for the more we’ll get in matching funds from the state” that was a sweetener when a previous board borrowed $25 million a decade ago.

San Diego County supervisors approve $5.08 billion budget

San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $5.08 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and a $4.87 billion spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
The budget for the upcoming year — about 1.6 percent larger than the current year — includes $1.9 billion for the county Health and Human Services Agency and $1.6 billion for public safety.
“The new budget reflects the county’s rock-solid finances, along with our efforts to spend money as prudently as possible and to make sure we’re doing right by taxpayers,” board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said. “It includes additional money for fire protection as we enter what could be another brutal wildfire season.”
Public safety spending will be around 5.6 percent higher than this year, with funding for new fire equipment and information technology and communications projects for the County Fire Authority, improvements to the regional communications system, and additional staff for the Sheriff’s Department.
HHSA spending will be reduced around 5 percent because of Medi-Cal changes. However, more than 350 staff years are being added to implement new responsibilities associated with the federal Affordable Care Act.

Search continues for missing Ramona man

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Authorities continue to search for a 67-year-old Ramona man, missing from his home in the 17000 block of Handlelbar Road since early Tuesday morning.

Sgt. John Boyce of the sheriff’s Ramona station said residents can help by checking barns, sheds or other structures on their properties.

Carl Salayer, described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 140 pounds, mostly bald with some gray hair and a gray mustache, suffers from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Ramona High selects 2014 Bulldogs of the Year

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The Bulldog of the Year Award was initiated when Ramona High was not winning many games in any sports. The purpose of the award was to honor the student/athlete who made coaching a joy. Criteria for the award is leadership, character and athletic ability. The Bulldog of the Year exemplifies what being a Ramona athlete is all about.

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