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TRiO will not prosper under the current PROSPER Act


Date: 2/14/2018 7:31:00 AM

Tom Huber lives in Rainbow Lake and directs TRiO Student Support Services at Paul Smith’s College

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News and events in business and industry


Date: 2/11/2018 11:31:00 PM

SECO board Members in SECO Energy's District 7 gathered at the Rainbow Lake Estates Community Center in Dunnellon on Jan. 23 to elect a District 7 Trustee for a three-year term. Rob Henion was chosen. Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less

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Into the Wild: Trolling on the Ice: perch and carp on the line

The Leader Herald

Date: 2/11/2018 10:28:00 PM

As I have discussed before, fish such as walleye, perch, trout (brown, rainbow, lake, splake), and crappie are constantly on the move in the winter, primarily following schools of bait. While these fish will hold on structure such as rock piles

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Earthquake rattles Ridgefield residents

The Ridgefield Press

Date: 2/7/2018

“Things fell in my kids’ rooms above me,” added another resident, who lives near Rainbow Lake. “This is something for us all to think about: The epicenter of this 2.2 quake is 20 miles (as the crow flies) from town hall,” another resident posted

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DNR asks for feedback about possible ATV/UTV use at Upper Wolf River Fishery and Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Areas


Date: 2/1/2018 1:28:00 PM

TOWN OF NEWBOLD - ATV riders can't just hop on their machine and go where they want in town of Newbold. The town only allows ATVs on Rainbow Lake Road in the wintertime, but that could change this spring. The Newbold Town Board will consider allowing ATVs

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• Surface Area: 116 Acres
• Volume: 800 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 83 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 7 Feet
By damming Walnut Creek in 1903, Mormon settlers created Rainbow Lake. Eventually, the settlement grew into a community called Lakeside, incorporated in 1986 as the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Rainbow Lake now lies just outside the boundaries of the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside; but is intimately connected with the area because of Walnut Creek, which runs through three lakes (in downstream order) in the area - Woodland Park Lake (owned by the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside); Rainbow Lake and the privately owned Lake of the Woods. Rainbow Lake is mostly surrounded by homes, including the private HOA Shores at Rainbow Lake on the southeast side. Arizona Game and Fish maintains a Public Landing on the northwest side of the lake allowing access for fishing, boating, swimming, bird watching or just enjoying the outdoors.
In past years, Rainbow Lake has had a significant problem with invasive aquatic weeds, particularly the Eurasian Milfoil. Efforts by the local volunteer group Show Low Creek Watershed Enhancement Partnership (SLCWEP), in conjunction with the Little Colorado River Plateau RC&D, resulted in a systemic herbicide treatment of the lake in the summer and fall of 2011. The results were not as good as hoped, with the coontail weed rapidly replacing the milfoil in the lake. Long term efforts of the Rainbow Lake Coalition (a subcommitte of the SLCWEP) are now focused on the introduction of sterile white Amur carp, which have been proven to control milfoil for up to 10 years. Arizona Game and Fish requires mediation to ensure that the carp, a non-native fish, are prevented from escaping Rainbow Lake and potentially invading other water bodies. The Rainbow Lake Coalition is now working to design and construct a fish barrier on Walnut Creek below Lake of the Woods, who have used the carp for weed control for many years.
Rainbow Lake was built as a storage facility for the Pinetop-Woodland Lake Irrigation Company, who own all the water in the lake to be used for irrigation purposes. The water levels in the lake vary widely, depending on the season, rainfall and the needs of the irrigation company. In 1998, the Show Low Irrigation Company and the Pinetop-Woodland Irrigation Company merged; however, the land under the lake (to the "high water mark") is still owned by the Irrigation company as well as all the water. The public landing, which is managed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is located on in Navajo County near Lakeside at 6,760 feet. The land surrounding the lake is privately owned and not generally accessible to the public; however, the Department owns a small parcel of land on the lake used as a Public Landing and maintains it for public fishing and recreational boating.
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