(The News as We See It) by R.T. Fitch
Cattoor Chopper Grounded Due to High Winds
SUSANVILLE, CA (SFTHH) Although the mean beating of helicopter blades was heard across a portion the public lands north of Susanville not a single wild horse was witnessed being captured this day. Press and public alike were sequestered on a small, hillside lookout above a temporary horse trap in the valley below. Although the observation area was closer than in days past it was impossible to see the trap and chute in its entirety, due to vegetation, and observers were forced to fight for viewing spots behind the limited jute rope observation location. Unlike the access that was granted to the New York Times only 48 hours earlier the press was held a considerable distance from what would be considered fair and appropriate access as set by the earlier precedence.
Although most would consider the day to be a bust the general mood of the observation team was one of elation as many wild horses would be able to spend yet another day on their rightful land in the state that both God and Congress intended them to be, free and with their families.