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Looking back for March 11

30 million trout placed in streams

From the March 11, 1932, Steamboat Pilot

Henry Zehner will be school superintendent

Henry Zehner will act as superintendent of the Steamboat Springs schools beginning next fall, and in addition, will carry on his regular teaching work. The decision was made by the school board at a recent meeting as a matter of economy in the operation of the schools next year. Mr. Zehner has been teaching in the high school for the past five years, proving himself efficient and capable in any position in which he was placed. He has the ability to teach in any department.

The teaching staff will be reduced next year to the extent of eliminating three full time and one half-time teacher, the necessary work to be apportioned among the teachers. This will man a saving from $6,000 to $7,000 of school revenue during the year.

Local eggs for hatchery

More than 30 million trout will be placed in Colorado streams during 1932 by the state game and fish department. In some of the state-owned hatcheries, the little fish are now wiggling about and soon will be ready for the retaining ponds. The gathering of rainbow and native trout spawn will begin early in April.

The Steamboat Springs Hatchery is one of the 15 state institutions for the propagation of trout. This winter there were no eggs placed in the hatchery from the outside, as the spawn that is to be gathered from the rainbow trout in local streams will be sufficient to fill the hatchery to capacity. The eggs from the local streams produce practically a 100 percent hatch and the young fry placed in the streams are entered into water of the same temperature and altitude to which they would be accustomed to if hatched in their natural streams.

Large number

went to Dry Lake

The ski trip sponsored by the Winter Sports Club to the Blackmer Cabin at Dry Lake last Sunday was enjoyed by more than 30 lovers of the Norwegian sport. Through the courtesy of Mrs. Blackmer, the hikers stopped at the cabin and ate lunch. Many skied all the way from town and some took a sled to the Pete Trezevant Ranch at the foot of the hill. The going was hard at times, a blizzard being encountered near the cabin, but the skiers who all of whom were more or less experienced, did not seem to mind it.

Forest Range in

demand for stock

Applications for Range in the Routt National Forest have been made for sheep and cattle as usual and the full allotment has been made. There have been some new applications, mainly from sheep men of western Moffat County.

While the forest area has been stocked to capacity, it has not been grazed to the extent of doing any damage to the forage. Last year the season was unusually dry, but the forage was nutritious and tended to fatten the cattle more than a more luxuriant growth in a rainy season. The only drawback to the dry season as far as the grazing in the forest was concerned was the lack of water for the cattle to drink in the smaller streams.

A recent measuring of the snow at Dry Lake forest officials showed only 60 inches, which is not as much as expected this winter. The snow has not much moisture and settles rapidly. Heavy snow during March is needed to supply the water next summer.

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