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Susanville WebXtra for April 16th, 2018
 
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The Long Valley Fire crossed Turtle Mountain and tore through
the Fort Sage OHV Area last July. -Photo by Pat Ferris, BLM.


BLM Wraps Up Fire Rehabilitation Project in
Long Valley Fire Area


Natural resources specialists at the Bureau of Land Management are optimistic that a 1,200 acre fire rehabilitation project in southern Lassen County has a great chance at success. Crews took advantage of mild late winter to complete the seeding project. They hope recent spring rains will help the project along.

“We were able to get seeding equipment onto the site because of a lack of snow cover,” explained Associate Field Manager Emily Ryan, BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. “Storms came in as we were wrapping up. We are hoping this well-timed moisture leads to good germination and plant growth.”

Ryan said crews used rangeland drill equipment to plant sagebrush and native grass seed in furrows. Crews followed up by spreading locally collected sagebrush seed. Good timing played a role in this part of the project as well. The seed was collected from areas that later burned in the Long Valley Fire.

“The seeding will give the plant community a head start in getting re-established,” Ryan said. “Plant cover is important because the soils are sandy and the area is wind prone, making the area very susceptible to erosion.”

High-desert public lands in the Long Valley area provide important habitat for deer, upland birds and many other wildlife species. Roads and trails in the area are popular for off-highway vehicle recreation.

The Long Valley Fire burned about 83,000 aces of rangeland along the California-Nevada state line last July. BLM Eagle Lake Field Office crews concentrated their rehabilitation efforts on burned areas in California.



New App Gives Lassen High Students Instant Access to Professional Help

A new online app, being provided to Lassen High School students, gives someone in crisis the ability to summon urgent help with just one ‘tap’ on their smart phone.

The iCrisis app, which is being rolled out nationwide, gives instant access to a trained professional and resources to help keep the student safe.

According to Crisis Connection International, the team who developed the app, suicide rates are at a 30-year high among all ages, the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and currently the second leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year olds.

Rural counties like ours consistently have higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties, according to data from 2001 to 2005 released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

iCrisis allows the caller to contact a variety of organizations designed to help those in crisis or who are suicidal. Additionally, local behavioral health centers are listed by county. The app uses geo-targeting to find the nearest call center.

Jodi Krumm, one of the Crisis Connection International developers, explains the impetus behind creation of the life-saving app, “I have lived and worked in the Susanville area for the last 14 years. I have hurt with the rest of our community over the number of loved ones in our community, especially our young people, who we have lost to suicide.”

“When my colleagues and I began working of this app two years ago, the concept of providing faster access to local crisis professionals was foremost. We have all been touched in our lives by suicide either personally or professionally.”

Krumm said that the team explored ways to provide those resources with the technology available and chose smart phones as a platform because very few people, especially teens, are without them.

“When I shared with our team the recent loss of our young teens in the early school year we knew we had to step up and help this community.”

iCrisis is donating a license to the Lassen High School District so that local students can use the app for free.

“I have met with the Superintendent and the app is going to be introduced to the students at Lassen High School over the next coming weeks,” explained Krumm.



Agenda: 04/18/18 Susanville City Council Meeting

The Susanville City Council will be meeting in regular session in chambers at 66 North Lassen street in Susanville on Wednesday, April 18th, at 6:00p.m.

Click here to download a printable agenda for Wednesday’s meeting.



Agenda: 04/17/18 Lassen County Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors will be meeting in regular session at 707 Nevada Street on Tuesday, April 17th, at 9:00a.m.

Click here to download a printable agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.



Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

Patti Hagata, Executive Director

Make plans to attend the next Chamber Mixer that will be hosted by High Sierra Collision and Towing, located at 472-635 Johnstonville Road, Susanville, on Thursday, April 19th , 5:30 to 7:30pm.

You do not need to be a Chamber member to attend; everyone is welcomed. Mixers are a great way to see what a business has to offer in a relaxed setting, as well as a great opportunity to mingle with friends and business associates.

The Chamber is pleased to welcome Scott Purdy, Les Schwab Tire Manager, as the newest member of the board of directors. Scott is new to the area and is excited to be involved in the community and to serve on the board. Please join us in making him welcoming him aboard.

The Annual Spring Home, Garden, and Outdoor Recreation Show will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, from 10am to 3pm. A new category addition to this year’s show is wedding vendors.

This event is always well attended and a great way to market your service or business. Vendor booth space applications can be downloaded from our website www.lassencountychamber.org . If you need more information contact the Chamber at 257-4323.

The new digital sign has been installed in the front of the Chamber office. This sign was made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel.  The digital sign can display full color graphics and allows for advertising of your message, business, and events. Call the Chamber staff at 257-4323 if you are interested in advertising, more information, and advertising rates.






The intersection of North and Roop streets in 1941 from an Eastman Studios photo
The intersection of North and Roop streets in 1941 from an Eastman Studios photo

Plans Completed for Street Work
April 16, 1941

Surveys have been completed and bids are to be called for extensive curb and gutter and street paving activity in the city.

Cottage street is to be improved from Pine to Weatherlow, a thoroughfare where there is probably more heavy hauling than on any other street.

Lassen, Roop and Mill Streets are also to be improved. The city has ordered curbs and gutters throughout certain specified areas. The property owners are to pay $1 per running foot for the improvement, the city paying for the curbs and gutters about corners.



If you are a fan of our daily history stories you should join the Lassen Historical Society! It's a fun way to be a part of our county's rich history. When you sign up you'll receive regular Historical Society newsletters with interesting stories and information. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in area history.

Through your membership you help preserve local history.
You can download a membership application here.

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Congratulations to Jennifer Stafford, winner of this week's Pizza Factory giveaway!

You too could win a large one-topping pizza from the Susanville or Janesville Pizza Factory locations just by entering our weekly giveaway!

Just click here and follow the link to our handy entry form. You can enter once per day from each email address. We’ll announce our weekly winner right here next Monday morning.

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Today: Snow showers likely in the morning, then snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches west of highway 395 with up to 2 inches east of highway 395. Highs 37 to 47. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows 17 to 27. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 41 to 51. Light winds becoming southwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 20 to 30.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Highs 46 to 56.

Wednesday Night And Thursday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows 21 to 31. Highs 46 to 56.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 24 to 34.

Friday And Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 52 to 62. Lows 26 to 36.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 61 to 71.



Monday, April 16
Community Yoga with Lynda Jackson will be held Monday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Monday evening Yoga with Susan George will be from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Old Clubhouse at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information, please call (530) 310-3394.

Monday, April 16
Susanville Weight Watchers meet every Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 and 5:30 – 6:30 at the Susanville Mall Community Room, 805 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, please contact Theresa 530-310-5896.

Tuesday, April 17
Lassen Lit Rocks holds free workshops Tuesdays from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. Functional Literacy classes Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:15 pm and ESL classes Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. These classes and workshops are located in the Lassen Library, 1618 Main St., Susanville

Wednesday, April 18
Lassen Aurora Network Veteran’s Support Group is every Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at 811 Cottage St, Susanville. Our Mission is to provide a judgment free environment where Veterans from all era’s and services can meet and discuss issues without outside influences, “Just Us means what’s said here stays here.”

Wednesday, April 18
Lassen Lit Rocks holds free workshops Wednesdays from 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Typing workshops Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Citizenship classes Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and GED Prep classes Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:30. These classes and workshops are located in the Lassen Library, 1618 Main St., Susanville.

Wednesday, April 18
Knights of Columbus Wednesday Night Bingo. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 pm early bird bingo, 7:00 p.m., regular bingo games. Proceeds go to scholarships and aid for other non-profit organizations.  Monsignor Moran Hall, 140 N. Weatherlow Street. For more information, please call Richard (530) 249-0022.

Wednesday, April 18
Integrative Yoga with Kelly Fairbank will be held Wednesday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Athletic Yoga with Jim Reichle will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Old Clubhouse, at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information, please call (530) 310-3394.

Thursday, April 19
Lassen Community College Kinship Education Program will be offering the workshop, Defining a Healthy Family presented by, Lisa Jersey. This workshop will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Lassen Community College upstairs in the Creative Arts building Room 209. For additional information please call (530) 257-6181 Ext 8901 or email: kinship@lassencollge.edu

Thursday, April 19
Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Mixer hosted by High Sierra Collision & Towing will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at High Sierra Collision & Towing, 472-635 Johnstonville Road

Friday, April 20
Lassen Family Services Parenting Group 9:30 – 10:30 pm at Lassen Family Services, 1306 Riverside Dr. Parenting Group classes are designed to help reduce chaos and power struggles within families. Learn an approach to parenting that is both simple and effective. All classes are free, but space is limited. Please contact Heather at 530-257-4599 for more information.

Friday, April 20
Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Wellness Support from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Lassen Aurora Network 815 Cottage St. 530-257-3864
Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Women’s Group from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Lassen Aurora Network 815 Cottage St. 530-257-3864

Friday, April 20
Restorative Yoga with Ellie Orbeton will be held Fridays from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Old Clubhouse at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information, please call (530) 310-3394.

Saturday, April 21
The 29th Annual Junior Fishing Derby will be held from 5:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Check in is at Memorial Park, ages 2 to 15 years old can participate. Registration and Check-In is from 5:00 to 9:00 am, there is a free breakfast for all kids from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m., adults breakfast is $2.00. Free lunch for all kids 10:30 to 1:00 p.m., lunch for adults is $2.00. Prizes will be awarded at 3:00 pm at check-in line. All participants should be off the river no later the 2:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 21
Parents, grandparents, foster parents, child care providers, aunts, uncles, babysitters and anyone who plays a caregiving role in the life of a child of any age are all invited to participate in a free conference being offered April 21st, at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Susanville. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30a.m., when doors open. The workshop begins at 9:00 and ends at 3:30p.m. For more information and to register call Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities at 530-283-1242.

Saturday, April 21
The Susanville Fire Department in cooperation with SEMSA and the Lassen County Health Department will be hosting a community CPR and First Aid class at the Susanville Fire Hall. The class starts at 8:00 a.m and will last approximately 6-hours with a half hour lunch break. This course is intended for the general public and will not meet professional rescuer requirements. Call the Susanville Fire Department at 530-257-5152. The class size is limited to 30 people and cost for participants is $17 each.

Saturday, April 21
Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks January through April.  Walks are open to those 8 years and older and last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The walks start at 1:30 pm at the Lassen Volcanic National Park Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. For more information, please call Please call the visitor center staff at 530-595-4480.

Saturday, April 21
Yoga for Everyone with Lynda Jackson will be held Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Old Clubhouse, at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information, please call (530) 310-3394.

Saturday, April 21
Lassen Lit Rocks holds GED Prep classes Saturdays from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. These classes and workshops are located in the Lassen Library, 1618 Main St. 530-257-7471.

Saturday, April 21
Masonic Lodge #149 host their 3rd Saturday Breakfast from 8:00 – 11:00 am. The cost is $6.00, and it’s held at the Susanville Mason Hall on Lassen Street (Across from the Post Office) the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Monday, April 23
Community Yoga with Lynda Jackson will be held Monday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Monday evening Yoga with Susan George will be from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Old Clubhouse at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information, please call (530) 310-3394.

Monday, April 23
Susanville Weight Watchers meet every Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 and 5:30 – 6:30 at the Susanville Mall Community Room, 805 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, please contact Theresa 530-310-5896.



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