Shaver Lake Triathlon
Where: Camp Edison
Fresno County's longest-running multisport event has a new owner (Sierra Cascades Multisport) but keeps the same sprint-distance course in and around Shaver Lake.
Competitors begin with an 800-yard swim, then bike 16 miles through town and up Dinkey Creek Road before running 3 trail miles around Camp Edison.
News & notes
-- General deer hunting season in Zone D7, which includes most of eastern Fresno and Madera counties south to the middle fork of the Kings River, runs Sept. 21 to Nov. 3. Zone D8, which includes most of eastern Tulare County, opens Sept. 28 and closes Oct. 27. Last year's estimated hunter success rate was 11.4% in D7 and 9.8% in D8, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
-- While Fresno-area deer hunters have dealt with the ban on lead ammunition since 2008, it could become state law if Gov. Jerry Brown signs AB 711. The controversial bill is opposed by hunting groups. Make your views known to him at (916) 445-2841 or by fax at (916) 558-3160.
-- The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced this week that Forest Plan Revisions for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo national forests will be "streamlined" into one environmental impact statement. Details are available on each forest's web site.
-- The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project's third annual Sportsmen's Dinner will be Sept. 28 at the Shaver Lake Community Center. Tickets are available through Shaver Lake Sports at (559) 841-2740. The SLTTP will be planting about 3,000 trophy trout this winter.
-- Trails in the Kaiser Wilderness near Huntington Lake reopened Saturday after being closed for more than a month due to the Aspen Fire. Smoke may still be visible from the ridge top and Kaiser Peak.
-- Critter Creek Wildlife Station, a nonprofit rehabilitation center for injured or orphaned animals, is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at 36710 Sand Creek Road in Squaw Valley. Gates will close at 1:30 p.m. Details: (559) 338-2415.