Tubers could face dry float on Sacram...

Tubers could face dry float on Sacramento River

There are 28 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Feb 7, 2011, titled Tubers could face dry float on Sacramento River. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Tubers on the Sacramento River may face a "dry" float during future Labor Day weekends if the Butte County sheriff and district attorney have their way.

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Lon Rocke

Chico, CA

#1 Feb 7, 2011
My religion requires that Myself and followers participate in the annual Float ending at Beer Can Beach. It's there that we have a deeply Religious and personal ceremony that is very important to our Faith. The consumption of beer during the float is a necessary part of my religion. The proposed ban is unconstitutional.
Snowman

Denver, CO

#2 Feb 7, 2011
You know who wouldn't like this much....Aaron Rodgers, that's who.

Since: Oct 10

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#3 Feb 7, 2011
Don't our ligislaters both at the county and State level have anything better to do?

Perhaps they should start working towards taking more laws off the books instead of putting new ones on the books.
N Stater

Chico, CA

#4 Feb 7, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
Don't our ligislaters both at the county and State level have anything better to do?
Perhaps they should start working towards taking more laws off the books instead of putting new ones on the books.
...or possibly help John Scott clean up the beaches and river of dscarded cans, flotation devices, ice chests, flip-flops and...
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#5 Feb 7, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
Don't our ligislaters both at the county and State level have anything better to do?
Perhaps they should start working towards taking more laws off the books instead of putting new ones on the books.
What laws?
el oh el

Chico, CA

#6 Feb 7, 2011
Good luck trying to enforce that lol

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#7 Feb 7, 2011
Middle of the road wrote:
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What laws?
According to the article the county supervisors seem to be conspiring, as it were with state lawmakers to legally restrict alcohol comsumption just on one stretch of river for one weekend.

We already have laws that cover Drunk in public and littering and such, why not just enforce those?
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#8 Feb 7, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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According to the article the county supervisors seem to be conspiring, as it were with state lawmakers to legally restrict alcohol comsumption just on one stretch of river for one weekend.
We already have laws that cover Drunk in public and littering and such, why not just enforce those?
I'll agree with that if an "event tax/fee" is imposed to pay for extra officers to police the event. The idea to take officers away from their normal duties to police a drunken mob doesn't sound like a good idea.

Just a thought........
joey95926

Redding, CA

#9 Feb 7, 2011
On Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day, there will be thousands of young people drinking, partying, and acting irresponsibly. Isn't it better if we know where they all are and can allocate personnel accordingly? Tell them where they can't drink and all you do is lose track of where they will be drinking. It seems simple to me.
dcc

Chico, CA

#10 Feb 7, 2011
just another example of the nanny state that california has become, used to be that the river was a fun place to hang out, 30 or 40 years ago you used to be able to ride motorcycles on lots of dunes and trails, take your 4 wheel drive vehicle out romping around through the brush and the mud, have a big bon fire out on the gravel bar, and party your a@@ off. then the tree huggers and the shrub cuddlers got that shut down for fear of someone running over a garder snake or a shrimp ferry. i'm not even a fan of the tubers. as someone who fishes that stretch of the river often, they are a nusiance, but their basically harmless. but come on!! these kids have to have a place and a way of blowing off steam, there is damned little left for young people to go out and do without the local "barney 1 bullets" hassling them. besides while salmon fishing on that stretch of river in 2003, 2 of my fishing buddies and i ended up rescuing 4 different parties of tubers who were hung up on snags, or over shot their exit point. while the the glenn co. butte co. state parks officers and several other official agency types, stood on the gravel bar and ogled college girls in bikini's, and truth be told, thats why most of them volunteer for river patrol on the big float weekends. so as a crusty old river rat myself, i say let the damned kids have some fun without the gestapo breathing down their necks.

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#11 Feb 7, 2011
Middle of the road wrote:
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I'll agree with that if an "event tax/fee" is imposed to pay for extra officers to police the event. The idea to take officers away from their normal duties to police a drunken mob doesn't sound like a good idea.
Just a thought........
And who are you going to impose that event tax or fee on?

There are no organizers of this event, nobody sells tickets, it is simply a Chico tradition.

I Suppose you could charge to enter the river at Finch River ramp or charge at some of the exit points and that may even work a little, but loads of people will simply avoid the fee by entering or exiting at a different point. Like pushing a buble down in walpaper, students have been tubing in chico forever (just about) and you can control it to some extent but you also have to just except it to some extent as well.

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#12 Feb 7, 2011
oops, "accept it" not "except it", as usual my brain knows the difference but sometimes my hands do not
bob dog

Chico, CA

#13 Feb 7, 2011
dcc wrote:
just another example of the nanny state that california has become, used to be that the river was a fun place to hang out, 30 or 40 years ago you used to be able to ride motorcycles on lots of dunes and trails, take your 4 wheel drive vehicle out romping around through the brush and the mud, have a big bon fire out on the gravel bar, and party your **** off. then the tree huggers and the shrub cuddlers got that shut down for fear of someone running over a garder snake or a shrimp ferry. i'm not even a fan of the tubers. as someone who fishes that stretch of the river often, they are a nusiance, but their basically harmless. but come on!! these kids have to have a place and a way of blowing off steam, there is damned little left for young people to go out and do without the local "barney 1 bullets" hassling them. besides while salmon fishing on that stretch of river in 2003, 2 of my fishing buddies and i ended up rescuing 4 different parties of tubers who were hung up on snags, or over shot their exit point. while the the glenn co. butte co. state parks officers and several other official agency types, stood on the gravel bar and ogled college girls in bikini's, and truth be told, thats why most of them volunteer for river patrol on the big float weekends. so as a crusty old river rat myself, i say let the damned kids have some fun without the gestapo breathing down their necks.
Hehe damn right got my baja stuck out on bcb once, had to darn near air lift it out, they'd cut yer nut for doing that these dayz, and the smudge pot fires..good times..gone now.
Dude

Columbus, OH

#14 Feb 7, 2011
When I saw the title of the story I thought Calif was expecting another drought and the Sac river would be dried up.
dcc

Chico, CA

#15 Feb 8, 2011
bob dog wrote:
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Hehe damn right got my baja stuck out on bcb once, had to darn near air lift it out, they'd cut yer nut for doing that these dayz, and the smudge pot fires..good times..gone now.
yup bob dog, almost forgot about the smudge pot fires, oh yeah smudge pots are illegal in ca. now to. they wonder why kids get in so much more trouble these days, probably because you practically can not walk out of your front door with out breaking some sort idiotic law designed to save us all from ourselves.
Delevan

Colusa, CA

#16 Feb 8, 2011
Dude wrote:
When I saw the title of the story I thought Calif was expecting another drought and the Sac river would be dried up.
When I first read the headline I thought, "Thats funny, everytime I put a potato (or any other tuber) in a pot full of water it sinks, it doesn't float".
Lon Rocke

Chico, CA

#17 Feb 8, 2011
Delevan wrote:
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When I first read the headline I thought, "Thats funny, everytime I put a potato (or any other tuber) in a pot full of water it sinks, it doesn't float".
Ain't a lot of these folks just about as smart as a potato? I thought I saw some Sweet Potatoes too, in the piece on TV.
personal accountability

Menlo Park, CA

#18 Feb 8, 2011
i say put no police on the river that day and let natural selection do its thing. if your dumb enough to get sloppy drunk on a river than maybe you dont deserve to be rescued. just saying.
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#19 Feb 9, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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And who are you going to impose that event tax or fee on?
There are no organizers of this event, nobody sells tickets, it is simply a Chico tradition.
I Suppose you could charge to enter the river at Finch River ramp or charge at some of the exit points and that may even work a little, but loads of people will simply avoid the fee by entering or exiting at a different point. Like pushing a buble down in walpaper, students have been tubing in chico forever (just about) and you can control it to some extent but you also have to just except it to some extent as well.
I'm just looking for different ways control the crowd and prevent the littering. When I was younger I sustained a major cut to one of my feet due to some uncaring moron discarding a broken beer bottle on the Eel River. It took twenty some stitches to close the laceration followed by weeks of pain and a restriction from hanging out at the river.

How about a ban on glass containers on the river for that weekend and a temporary law allowing local law -enforcement to bring on reserve officers and divert all littering fines generated on the river to pay for those officers?

Just looking for alternatives/solutions.
Lon Rocke

Chico, CA

#20 Feb 10, 2011
In Canada they call "tubers" "Hosers".

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