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A wild male turkey displays to a group of disinterested females in the hills west of Winters. Although the turkeys thrive in this area, they aren’t popular main courses for Thanksgiving.

Photo by Roy Bellhorn


Bond money will
not be used to
build new school

Staff writer
The two information-packed presentations took focus at the Nov. 18 Winters City Council meeting this past week, with representatives for both asking the council to support proactive future planning.
City Building Official Gene Ashdown presented a slideshow of his experience responding to the Napa earthquake in August, citing his observations of damages and assessments to encourage the council to work toward an earthquake plan for downtown Winters, with Winters Superintendent of Schools Brent Cushenbery following to cite updates on bond money plans for schools.
Bond plans
Cushenbery presented an overview on the state of the school district’s Facilities-Finance Committee planning toward bond-funded campus upgrades.
“There will be no new high school,” he started off with, “The plan is to partially fix what we have, and partially add the shiny new penny.
“What we know we can do with our own bonding capacity is Phase One, which are priority ones, architecture fees, and to get in line for potential future improvements at the high school.”
Cushenbery explained that PG&E will grant some fees, there will be new home and hotel fees, alongside fees from the Solano College learning center partnership and Proposition 39 dollars.
During his presentation, Cushenbery said that many ideas were wrestled by the Facilities-Finance Committee, which is comprised of Winters residents Mike Martin, John Pickerel, Jack Graf, Jill Aguiar, Kate Frasier, Lisa Brown, Patti Wong, John Donlevy, Curt Balasek and Robin Rominger. . . .



Top: Ulises Hinojosa returns the ball for some extra yardage after intercepting the Trinity quarterback in the semi final playoff game on Friday, Nov. 21.

Photos by Ken Stewart



Warriors route Trinity, host Section Finals

Express sports

For the first time since 1978 the Winters High School varsity football team will be hosting the Northern Section Championship game. On Wednesday, Nov. 26, the Warriors will host East Nicolaus in the Division IV section final. East Nicolaus defeated the undefeated Williams High School with a 20-14 victory to move on to the finals.
In 1978 the Warriors hosted North Tahoe in the NSCIF AA championships and won 25-6 to finish the season with a 12-0 record and a number one state ranking in small schools. Now school board trustee Rob Warren was named the games MVP. The Warriors won their first NSCIF AA title in 1976 at home when they defeated Trinity 34-12 at Dr. Sellers Field. Dave Lucero received the MVP award in that game.
On Friday, Nov. 21, Winters hosted Trinity High School in the semi final playoff game and pulled off a 54-6 victory to advance into the finals for the second straight season. Only one other time in school history have the Warriors repeated as section champs in back to back seasons. In 1980 the Warriors beat Biggs High School 31-14 and then shutout Sutter High School 27-0 in 1981. Both games were played at Colusa High School on a mutual field. . . .









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