LAUGHLIN: THE PLACE WHERE CHAMPIONS MEET TO COMPETE
Ramada Express International Rally USA December 9-11
America's Grand Canyon Rally in the Land of the Hualapai
December 1, 2005 Laughlin, NV - The Ramada Express International Rally USA returns to Laughlin, NV this week, bringing exciting rally competition action to country roads within southern Nevada, western Arizona and the ancestral Lands of the Hualapai Indian Nation in northwestern Arizona.
More than forty-five top American and European teams arrive Wednesday and Thursday, headquartered at Laughlin's Ramada Express Hotel-Casino, opening of the eighth running of America's longest, toughest three-day endurance rally, the Ramada Express International Rally USA.
As the final event in America's rally calendars, three national to regional championships are on the line. Foremost is the United States Rally Championship whose teams gather from states across the country for a final test of determination, preparedness, and speed. Though having more than five vehicle classes, the two favored vehicles are the Mitsubishi EVO series or the Subaru WRX and Impreza, both with full four-wheel-drive and responsive handling.
A new Open Class challenge in this event is the European-based Ford Escort Cosworth, prepared under special supervision of former American Rally Champion Mike Whitman of New Mexico and co-driver Bill Westrick of Michigan. They should prove a challenge to current top-points leader Tom Lawless/Jason Gillespie in an EVO 8, and defending event winner Peter Workum/Chrissy Beavis in a Subaru. French-speaking Stephan Verdier and co-driver Alan Ockwell of Canada, a top national team in the west are here to challenge the strong field, going for an upset.
Surprise entry Flip Van Zutphen and Theo Badenberg, arrive straight from the Netherlands bringing in a rare 300 horsepower Lancia HF Integrale Evoluzione 3. This experienced team, with World Rally Championship experience, is guaranteed to stir the mix.
While the flashy Open Class vehicles grab much of the press, strong competition in less modified Group N arrives this year from New Zealand in the form of Sam Murray and Anton Cheetham in a Subaru Impreza. Pressure is on Doug Chernis of Mesa, Arizona and co-driver Alan Perry of Washington to push their Subaru WRX STi to its limits, fighting for the top finish after three long days of competition.
VW Jetta GLI team Craig Hollingsworth of Zephyr Cove, Nevada with Jason Grahn of Washington begin their final event leading the National Open 2wd championship, but face surprisingly strong competition from California's Jeff Rados/Guido Hamacher in a Ford Ranger, Larry Gross/Doug Young in a Toyota Corolla, with Colorado's Jimmy Keeney/ Brian Moody in a nicely prepared Honda. Adding spice to the mix is the female team of Lisa Klassen/Kala Rounds in their Toyota Corolla.
Nicknamed "America's Grand Canyon Rally", and "Rally USA", the event grabbed national and worldwide attention in 1998 following demanding competition in blizzard conditions, establishing its reputation as America's longest, toughest competition rally. The event consistently challenges the best rally teams who face almost two-hundred competition miles over winding mountain and forest roads, enduring winter's oft-changing Nevada and Arizona weather.
The rally returns with a new name and new date November 9-11, 2006 as The Laughlin International Rally & Motor Sports Festival, to include exciting new events and activities for every racing enthusiast. The event is organized by the American Rally Sport Group, Inc., of Laughlin, Nevada.
The United States Rally Championship is sanctioned by the United States Auto club (USAC) for its FIA International listing, and is presented by National Auto Sport Association RallySport (NASA). The United States Rally Championship expands to eight events in Tennessee, New York, California, Washington, Arizona and Nevada in 2006.
Additional information is available at http://www.RallyUSA.com , http://www.usrallychampionship.com , http://www.usacracing.com and http://www.nasarallysport.com .
Howdy from Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand!
Friday night, December 9 We will be performing in Orem, UT at the UVSC McKay Events Center as part of Wasatch Christmas!
The show starts at 7:30 pm. Other performers include Peter Breinholt, Eclipse, and James Conlee
Tickets are available at http://www.smithstix.com or by calling 800.888.TIXX or at the McKay Events Center Box Office 801.863.7469
More details are available on our website http://www.shupe.net
Fishing and Hunting Licenses Make Great Christmas Gifts
Utah fishing and hunting licenses make great Christmas gifts and they're easy to buy.
Utah fishing, small game and combination licenses are now available for 2006, and the person you give the license to will receive an added bonus this year -- they won't have to wait until Jan. 1 to use it. These licenses are now 365-day licenses that are good for 365 days from the day they're purchased. For example, if you purchase the license on Dec. 12, 2005, the person you give it to can use it immediately and can continue using it until Dec. 11, 2006.
In addition to fishing, small game and combination licenses, Utah 2006 two-pole permits, setline permits and cougar pursuit permits also are available.
Many Ways to Buy One
If you have a major credit card, you can purchase a license or permit at the Division of Wildlife Resource's Web site ( http://wildlife.utah.gov ). You can have the license mailed to you (so you can wrap it and give it as a gift) or you can have it mailed directly to the person you're buying it for. It may take up to five days for the license to arrive in the mail.
The same items also may be purchased at DWR offices and from hunting and fishing license agents across the state. Most of the licenses that are available from the DWR may be purchased from license agents except cougar pursuit, two-pole and setline permits (about 200 license agents are connected to the DWR's Agent On-line system and are able to sell these permits).
Utah resident costs for 2006 are as follows:
Fishing license (14 - 64 years old) $26
Fishing license (65 years old and older) $21
Two-pole permit $15
Setline permit $15
Small game license (12 - 13 years old) $11
Small game license (14 years old and older) $17
Combination license $34
Cougar pursuit permit $30
They're Easy to Buy
"Purchasing a license for someone is easy," says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR. "If you're visiting a DWR office or our Web site, all you'll need to provide is the person's personal information -- name, height, weight, eye color, hair color, date of birth, address and phone number."
If you purchase a small game or combination license from a license agent or the DWR's Web site, you also must supply verification (known in Utah as a "blue card") that the person you're purchasing the license for has completed a DWR-approved hunter education course. The course is required for everyone born after Dec. 31, 1965 who wishes to hunt in Utah.
"License agents are not able to verify completion of a hunter education course via computer, the way we can at a DWR office," Tutorow said.
Tutorow said it's also helpful to provide the person's Social Security and driver license numbers, but these aren't required.
Buyers are reminded that the combination license does not include a deer or elk permit and does not allow someone to hunt deer or elk. Hunters may apply for 2006 general deer permits in January. General elk permits will be available, over-the-counter, in June.
Two-Pole and Setline Permits
The two-pole permit allows an angler, who must also possess a fishing license, to use two fishing poles while fishing at Lake Powell; Flaming Gorge, Newton, Hyrum, Willard Bay, Pineview, Starvation, Yuba, D.M.A.D, and Gunlock reservoirs; Utah Lake; Pelican Lake; Gunnison Bend; the Malad River; the Little Bear River below Valley View Highway (SR-30); and the Bear River, from the Idaho state line downstream, including Cutler Reservoir and the outlet canals.
The setline permit allows an angler, who must also possess a fishing license, to use one setline containing not more than 15 hooks while fishing at Utah Lake; in the Bear River proper downstream from the Idaho state line, including Cutler Reservoir and the outlet canals; the Little Bear River below Valley View Highway (SR-30); and the Malad River.
Methods of Purchase
Resident licenses may be purchased with credit cards, cash, checks or money orders. DWR offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Those with questions may call their nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.
Birdscaping Your Backyard Workshop
The Layton, Wild Bird Center will hold a free workshop, "Birdscaping Your Backyard", Friday evening at 7 p.m. It will be presented by Ann Matthews, Jack Rensel and Bill Fenimore, Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Ann is a Wild Bird Center staffer who has been a Backyard Bird Feeding enthusiast for many years. She has completed a Backyard Habitat program for her Clearfield yard that successfully attracts a wide variety of birds that her family enjoys.
Jack is the retired Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Northern Utah Regional Supervisor. Jack is a local bird expert who has many years of experience in professional wildlife management. His Ogden backyard is a bird Mecca.
Bill Fenimore, Wild Bird Center owner is a nature nut, so that says it all.
The workshop will offer information about the best plant selection and yard location to support the birds in our area (think natives). The workshop will provide information on attracting butterflies and dragonflies in addition to bird attraction.
Songbird and hummingbird flower seeds that will naturally attract the birds, as well as hand-harvested, drought-tolerant, Utah native wildflower seeds in some 18 hard-to-find varieties will be shown.
Workshop participants will learn how to receive a yard certification, as a backyard habitat with the National Wildlife Federation. Call the Wild Bird Center to register for this free workshop, 801-525-8400.
NINETY NINE 90 OPENS TODAY WITH EPIC SNOWFALL AT THE CANYONS RESORT
Park City, UT -- Skiers and riders at The Canyons were treated to deep turns today, with nearly a foot of fresh powder falling in the past 24 hours. Ninety Nine 90 opened for the first time this season at noon, with excited guests ready to take on the steep and deep turns. "It may have been my best day ever off of Ninety Nine," said Dave March, Event Manager at The Canyons Resort. "It was untouched and light and perfect," he added.
The Canyons has had over 70 inches of snow fall this year, and is currently reporting a 42 inch base. In addition to opening Ninety Nine 90 today, The Canyons also opened Doc's run off of Shortcut lift (the main artery to the base of resort).
Current snow photos can be found on line at http://www.thecanyons.com . Updated snow reports are also available at (435) 615-3456.
Guests can expect additional terrain to be opened in the days to come, as the snow continues to fall.
News from Stone Circle: "Winter Sky" finished
"Winter Sky", Stonecircle's fourth album, has been completed and will be released next week. Those fans attending the Winter Solstice concert can redeem their discount coupons for the new CD.
Stonecircle's 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Concert. and CD Release Party
Fri. Dec 9, 2005 7:30 PM
Black Box Theater--Salt Lake Center for the Arts Salt Lake City, UT
138 West Broadway (300 South)
Salt Lake City UT
Tickets $12.00 (Gen) $9.00 (students & seniors) available at ArtTix Call 355-ARTS or visit http://www.arttix.org
IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO LAKE CREEK SNOWMOBILE TRAILHEAD
Peoa-- The Lake Creek Snowmobile Trailhead in Wasatch County has received improvements thanks to the efforts of Kent Berg and the Wasatch County Public Works Department. The entire parking area has been cover with one foot of road base, allowing better parking access. In the past, parking has been difficult due to extremely muddy conditions.
The parking area is relatively small and users are encouraged to park responsibly to maximize the area. Vehicles must park in the parking area, and not along the road shoulder or outside the parking lot, due to congestion and emergency vehicle access problems. If the parking area is full, snowmobilers are encouraged to visit one of many other trailheads in the area including Nobletts and the Strawberry area.
The Lake Creek Trail is groomed several times a week by employees from Rockport and Jordanelle state parks and is very popular with snowmobilers. The trailhead is located on private property and leased to Utah State Parks. The surrounding land and land bordering the trail is private property. Snowmobilers must stay on the groomed trail until reaching the Forest Service boundary, five miles from the trailhead.
For more information about grooming in the Lake Creek area, please visit http://www.snowut.com or call 1-800-OHV-RIDE.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE AT SNOW CANYON STATE PARK
Ivins - The road through Snow Canyon State Park is temporarily closed to traffic beginning Monday, December 5, for approximately four weeks. The closure is necessary to complete road repairs associated with damage from summer floods. Both lanes are closed between the Sand Dunes and Hidden Pinyon parking lots.
All park facilities including the campground and trails remain open. Visitors are urged to access the park via State Route 18 and the north entrance station.
For more information please contact park staff at (435) 628-2255.
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT WILLARD BAY
Willard - Willard Bay State Park hosts Fantasy at the Bay, a drive-through holiday light display November 18 to January 1. Display hours are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 per vehicle. Utah State Park passes are not valid during the hours of the light display.
The Cottonwood Campground is filled with animation, lighted trees, roadway lights, and displays. A concession service offers hot chocolate, hamburgers, chili, scones, s'mores and other items around a large campfire. The Box Elder County Centennial Train runs every Saturday and Monday nights. There will be a horse drawn hay wagon on selected nights for an additional cost. To reach Willard Bay State Park, take exit 357 off I-15. For more information, please call Willard Bay State Park at (435) 734-9494 or Fantasy at the Bay at (435) 734-9297.
Hunting Bears In the Spring
Fewer female bears should be taken in Utah under a proposal that would allow more of the state's black bear hunting to take place in the spring.
People can learn more about the proposal and provide their comments at a series of meetings in December. Citizens representing Utah's public Regional Advisory Councils will take the input received at the meetings to the Utah Wildlife Board when it meets Jan. 5, 2006 in Salt Lake City to approve Utah's 2006 Black Bear Proclamation.
Meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:
Beaver High School
195 E. Center St.
John Wesley Powell Museum
885 E. Main St.
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
1100 E. Lagoon St.
Department of Natural Resources
1594 W. North Temple
Salt Lake City
Brigham City Community Center
24 N. 300 W.
Spring Bear Hunt
Fewer female bears should be taken in 2006 under a Division of Wildlife Resources' proposal that would switch more of the state's bear hunting from the fall to the spring.
"Over the past five years, we've conducted an experimental spring bear hunt on four hunting units to compare the number of female bears taken in the spring with the number of females taken on four fall-hunting units," said Kevin Bunnell, mammals program coordinator for the DWR. "The four fall units chosen for the experiment are close to the spring units and have bear populations that are similar in size."
The results from the five-year experiment are encouraging. On the four spring units, 21 percent of the bears taken by hunters were females. On the four fall units, 30 percent of the bears taken were females.
"We're happy with the results," Bunnell said. "If we switch more of Utah's bear hunting from the fall to the spring, hunters should take fewer females and the state should have healthier bear populations."
Spring hunting reduces the number of females taken by hunters two ways.
"Male bears usually come of their dens in the spring earlier than females, so it's more likely hunters will encounter male bears in the spring," Bunnell said. "Also, a female bear's cubs stay close to her in the spring. When hunters see cubs close to a bear, they know they've found a female."
For more information, contact the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.
UPCOMING UTAH STATE PARKS EVENTS
December 10 Wasatch Mountain State Park - Midway
Stories of Light: Astronomy Program- Join the park naturalist at 7 p.m., (weather permitting) at the Visitor Center for an evening discussing and discovering some of the wonders of the brilliant winter night sky. Dress warmly. For more information, please call (435) 654-1791.
December 14 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum - Blanding
Viewing the Skies through Navajo Eyes- A program on Navajo Astronomy: Join members from the Indigenous Education Institute of Bluff at 6 p.m., to view their indoor Starlab, and hear stories of Navajo Cosmology. Learn how Native knowledge can mesh with and enhance Western science. This will be an informative evening of fun for all ages. For more information, please call (435) 678-2238.
Judge Denies Firearms Industry Motion to Dismiss New York City Case
Decision Will Be Appealed Immediately
NEWTOWN, Conn.--A federal judge in New York City today ruled that the city may ignore federal law and proceed with its frivolous lawsuit against firearms companies.
Industry defendants had filed a motion to dismiss the suit after Congress passed the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" in October. While the new law was intended to protect firearms industry companies from lawsuits like New York's, Eastern District Judge Jack B. Weinstein opted to deny the motion and side with the city.
Firearms industry defendants plan to appeal the decision immediately.
"Judge Weinstein's decision was not only predictable, but intellectually dishonest and blatantly
biased, given his decade-long track record of aiming to derail the firearms industry," said Lawrence
G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation
(NSSF), the trade organization for the firearms industry.
"New York City's lawsuit is precisely the type of suit the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was designed to prevent. During debate in each chamber of Congress, Sen. Larry Craig and Rep. Cliff Sterns--the sponsors of the bill--both referenced the city's case as a quintessential example of a lawsuit the act would prevent," Keane said.
The "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," signed into law in October, was created to prevent lawsuits attempting to hold firearms industry companies liable for the actions of criminals who misuse the industry's lawful products. The law prevents wrongful civil liability lawsuits against law-abiding companies.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry, representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers among its 2,800 members. For more information, visit http://www.nssf.org .
Surveys: Teenage Girls Taking Up Shotgun Sports in Record Numbers
Parents Give Competitive Shooting High Marks for Youth Development
NEWTOWN, Conn.--The number of teenage girls participating in shotgun sports is up dramatically over the past five years, surveys show.
And there's every indication that parents are pleased with their daughters' new pastime.
Across the sports of trap, skeet and sporting clays, the number of female participants age 12-17 rose 56 percent--from 133,000 to 208,000--between 1999 and 2004, according to a National Sporting Goods Association report.
The upward trend also has been seen in the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP), which in 2005 alone saw an 84 percent increase in participation by girls from elementary- through high-school age.
"Nationwide, over a third of all female participants in shotgun sports today are under 24. There's a growing youth movement in shooting, and it's a credit to the many programs that are opening doors and creating opportunities for women of all ages to enjoy outdoor lifestyles," said Cyndi Dalena, NSSF director of shooting sports development.
In a 2005 SCTP survey, 94 percent of parents said the competitive shooting program is a positive influence in their child's development. Overwhelmingly, parents observed improved responsibility, teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership skills. In fact, 98 percent of SCTP parents believe shooting is just as important as other sports, and 94 percent would support shotgun sports as a school-based athletic program.
"Part of the attraction and uniqueness of trap, skeet and sporting clays is that girls can compete with boys. Shooting is not all about strength or speed. It's also about coordination and concentration, and more and more girls are discovering that those skills are great equalizers," said Dalena.
Overall, there were 1,309,000 total female participants of all ages in shotgun sports in 2004, up 11 percent from 1,177,000 in 1997.
Growth also is being documented in hunting. Between 1997 and 2004, 2,426,000 women of all ages hunted, up more than 20 percent compared to 2,018,000 in 1998.
SCTP, now in its fifth year, provides school-age girls and boys nationwide with the chance to compete as a team for state and national championships in trap, skeet and sporting clays. Other youth development programs like 4-H Shooting Sports and the Boy Scouts of America's Venturing Program are also opportunities for youths to get involved in shooting sports.
The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program and the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Women in the Outdoors program focus specifically on introducing women to activities like shooting and hunting. NWTF, the National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and other organizations also publish outdoor or shooting magazines especially for women.
Other programs like NSSF's STEP OUTSIDE program introduce newcomers--including many girls and women--to shooting as well as hunting, fishing and archery.
For more information, visit http://www.nssf.org and http://www.nsga.org .
First Night at the Conference Center on Temple Square:
Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband Headline at a New Year's Eve Concert for Youth
Salt Lake City - Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband will headline at an exciting New Year's Eve concert for youth December 31 at the Conference Center Auditorium on Temple Square. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with festivities beginning at 7:30 p.m. and concluding at 11:00 p.m.
In addition to Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband, special appearances will be made by songwriter-singer Peter Breinholt, American Idol finalist Carmen Rasmusen, BYU's premier contemporary a cappella group Vocal Point, and conductor/performer Kelly DeHaan, among others.
Sponsoring the event is the Utah Salt Lake City Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and families are welcome to join their youth for a safe and fun-filled evening. "For the Strength of the Youth" dress standards apply.
Tickets are required and free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.lds.org/events , in person at the Conference Center ticket office (door 4), or by phone at 801.570.0080 or toll-free 1.866.537.8457 (1.866.LDS.TIKS). There is a limit of six tickets. Blocks of up to 100 tickets may be requested by stakes, wards, or groups by calling 801.570.0080. Those attending this event are advised that cameras, recording devices, backpacks, food, and beverages are not allowed in the Conference Center.
Nature/Bird Walk Schedule for January and February
The Wild Bird Center leads free nature/bird walks. The cost of the walk, as we like to say is "enthusiasm." We provide the rest. We leave the store at 10 a.m., (unless otherwise noted) and carpool to the destination. The walks are designed for birders at all levels, especially families. Dress for the weather and brings binoculars. Here is the schedule for December/January/February:
December 10 Kayscreek
December 17 USU Botanical Gardens/Kaysville Ponds
New Years Day Antelope Island Audubon Christmas Bird Count (leave at 7:30 a.m.)
January 7th Ogden Nature Center
January 21 Beus Pond
February 4 USU Botanical Gardens/Kaysville Ponds
February 11 Eagle Day at Farmington Bay
February 25 Kayscreek
Wild Burro Adoption awaits Dec 17
The Utah BLM Wild Horse & Burro Team is proud to announce a rare occasion...
A WILD BURRO ADOPTION. These burros are from the Blue Wing Herd Management
Area located near Winnemucca, NV which is really nice because these burro are use to the colder climate that Utah has to offer.
These wonderful wild burros will be making their debut at the Salt Lake Wild Horse & Burro Center December 9, 2005 for everyone to see.
If you are interested in adopting one of these wonderful little jack or jennies, Then please make sure
you make it to the:
WILD BURRO ADOPTION
DECEMBER 17, 2005
SALT LAKE WILD HORSE & BURRO CENTER
8605 W 12600 S
Viewing begins @ 8:00 a.m. and Adoption will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
For more information, please contact the Salt Lake Wild Horse & Burro Center toll-free at 1-877-224-3956.
Even if you aren't interested in adopting....Come by a see the cute little guys.
An application is required.
Facility requirements for burros are as follows:
"Adopters should provide a minimum of 400 square feet (20X20) for each animal. Corrals must
be at least 4 1/2 feet high for ungentled burros. Acceptable corrals must be of heavy duty
construction using poles, pipes, or planks of a minimum 1 1/2 inch thickness and without dangerous
protrusions. Barbed wire and large-mesh-woven, stranded and electric material are unacceptable for
fencing. A shelter must be provided for inclement weather and temperature extremes for you adopted wild burro.
The shelter must have, at a minimum, two sides with a roof, good drainage, adequate ventilation, and
access for the animal. This two-sided structure needs to block the prevailing winds and protect the major part of the body of the animal. Tarps are not acceptable." For more information regarding BLM's requirements for adopting, please contact the Salt Lake Wild Horse or Burro Center at 1-877-224-3956 or your local BLM office.
Please visit our web-site at http://www.ut.blm.gov .
LINDSEY KILDOW WINS AGAIN IN LAKE LOUISE
Second top 10 in two days for Stacey Cook
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO), returning to the hill where she won her first World Cup race, did it again Saturday, capturing a World Cup downhill, this time by three-hundredths of a second over Sylviane Berthod of Switzerland. Stacey Cook (Truckee, CA) also punched in for the second straight top-10 of her career.
Kildow, who was leading Friday before conditions changed when a crash forced a 20-minute
delay - and she dropped to fifth in the first of the two DHs, took her second victory in 1:49.51
with Berthod finishing in 1:49.54. Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister completed the podium
Kildow, who took over the downhill standings lead, devoured the mid-section of the course, vaulting from .3 back to more than .6 ahead as she tore through the narrow and technical run in the tall pines. And then she out-lasted a potentially costly mistake at the bottom for the win.
Coach: Kildow "almost gave me a heart attack"
"It was unbelievable, great conditions with a little bit of wind," said Head Coach Patrick Riml, "and Lindsey was simply excellent. She made one mistake at the bottom, though, that almost gave me a heart attack as she came onto the flat. She was ripping it!"
Kildow agreed. "Today was lucky, really. I made a little mistake on the bottom where I caught my edge and almost crashed into the net."
But the 21-year-old, who went on to a breakthrough season a year ago after her victory here, didn't crash. And she avoided the spot at the head of the long rolling stretch to the finish where she crashed in 2003. And she earned her second win.
She called it "awesome" that she could win again at Lake Louise, especially after being upended Friday when it looked like she could have won that downhill if Lucia Recchia of Italy hadn't crashed and forced the delay just as conditions were speeding-up the course.
Rookie Cook continues to impress
Meanwhile, Riml also was highly pleased with Cook, the World Cup rookie), who came from the back to produce her second World Cup top-10 result in 24 hours, roaring out of No. 51 start and finishing eighth. Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) was 22nd and Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) 23rd.
"Stacey kept her cool and did well again. She's comfortable on this course and she's gone from no World Cup points to being tied with Julia for seventh in the world. It's exciting to see something like this because she's bringing her speed from training runs into the race," the coach said.
Jonna Mendes crashed during the race but Riml said she was not seriously injured.
The weekend schedule ends Sunday with a super G before the women move on to Aspen, Colo., for the Sirius Satellite Radio Aspen Winternational Dec. 9-11, the second event on the 10 Weeks to Torino series of alpine, freestyle, nordic and snowboard events as part of the Olympic qualifying process. The Winternational agenda calls for a super G, giant slalom and slalom.
WOMEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP
Lake Louise, ALB - Dec. 3, 2005
1. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, Colo., 1:49.51
2. Sylviane Berthod, Switzerland, 1:49.54
3. Michaela Dorfmeister, Austria, 1:49.63
4. Alexandra Meissnitzer, Austria, 1:49.69
5. Renate Goetschl, Austria, 1:49.71
8. Stacey Cook, Truckee, Calif., 1:50.13
22. Kirsten Clark, Raymond, Maine, 1:50.68
23. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 1:50.74
48T. Caroline Lalive, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 1:52.98 each
Jonna Mendes, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
For complete results: