Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Late Winter 2017 | 47 Club News Poultney Valley Snowmobile Devils We have a better year than last year for snow, but the weather has been temperamental with warm-ups and cold spells. Hopefully, everyone got some riding in to enjoy our trails. Both Tucker groomers have been out trying to maintain our base. We had a very successful pancake breakfast serving 250 meals, including 52 that were free for landowners. We raised money that will go to the Poultney food shelf, senior center, booster club, library, the school’s music program and Project Graduation. See some photos from the event on page 22. A warm spell during the last week of February forced us to cancel some events but hopefully we will get some more snow. Ernie Dematties, Club News Correspondent Like us on Facebook Shrewsbury Sno-Birds It is the first part of March and we have lost most of our snow. Unfortunately, we had just gotten our trails in great shape. The water bars and wet spots were frozen and filled with snow. We were grooming complete runs twice a week. Then the warm temperatures and rains came, and now we are back to the beginning. Let’s hope we are not totally done for the season. We had our Tucker down on Center Street in Rutland again this year to help out with the city sliding party. We leveled out and packed the snow that the city trucked in. It works out pretty well, considering the type of crusty and chunky snow they bring. The people that work for the city are very happy with our help. I want to thank Rick Hubbard for the use of his trailer, Dave Fucci for trucking the Tucker both ways and my dad for taking the drag off and putting the compactor bar on and then getting the drag back on so it will be ready for grooming again. Without their help, it would not be done. We had about 10 hours of prep time for 2 1/2 hours of sliding, you wonder if it is worth it? But when you see the smiles of the people sliding you think, “Yes, it is!” Scott Ryan planned another club cookout that we had on March 4. Shrewsbury Sno-Birds club cookout attendees stay warm by the fire.