Emily Smith (left) hands fellow Girl Scout Samantha Tuite another piece of trash for Tuite to dispose of. Smith and Tuite were two of several local Girl Scouts who spent their Saturday cleaning the Grizzly Island Trail. (Ian Thompson/Daily Republic)
Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.