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Susanville WebXtra for July 11th, 2019
Volume XI Issue 249
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Photofeature: 4H and FFA Members Spread the Word About Jr. Livestock Auction

The Lassen County Fair is just a week away and 4H and FFA members from clubs all over the valley visited local businesses Tuesday, spreading the word about the July 21st, Jr. Livestock Auction.

It's an annual tradition and a true sign that the fair is right around the corner. Club members, parents and advisers first gather at Memorial Park for pictures and to assign sections of town to different groups who then head out to hang posters in business windows up and down Main Street. They also visit KJDX radio station to record advertisements for the upcoming auction.

The Jr. Livestock Auction

Just after dawn on Sunday of the fair 4H and FFA exhibitors will make their way to the judging pavilion at the fairgrounds, ending months of grooming, training, feeding, conditioning and care of their prized animals, to be sold at the fair's annual auction.

Jr. Livestock exhibitors purchase their market animals in the Fall or Spring depending on species and are responsible for feeding, grooming and taking care of their animal. They are also responsible for calculating their average daily gain (how many pounds they need to gain per day) to produce the best quality meat product for the buyer.

The 4H and FFA kids spend the week at the fair, taking care of their animals, showing their animals and making friendships and connections that can become lifelong.

After a long hot week of washing, grooming and showing, the Jr. Livestock Auction is where the kids will sell their animals.

"We just want everyone to come out and support the kids. This is a way for the youth to excel in life and help further their education. They are our future," said Fair Manager Jim Wolcott.

The 4H and FFA Junior Livestock Auction will be held Sunday morning, July 21st, in the judging pavilion at the fairgrounds. Buyer registration and a good morning social begin at 8:30. The auction begins at 9:00.

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Janesville Woman Killed in Highway
395 Head-On Collision

A Janesville woman sustained fatal injuries Tuesday afternoon as the result of a head-on collision that occurred on Highway 395 near Johnstonville.

According to details released Wednesday by the Susanville office of the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at around 12:30 as 82-year old Janesville resident Evangeline Deveir was driving a 2012 Nissan northbound on US-395, just south of the junction of Highway 36.

At the same time Sparks, Nevada resident Eugene Keen was driving a 2018 Dodge southbound on the highway towing a Wildcat RV at between 45 and 50mph.

"For unknown reasons," explains the report, "Devier turned her Nissan to the left over double yellow lines into the southbound traffic lane directly in the path of the Dodge."

According to the report Keen applied his brakes and turned to the right but could not avoid a collision.

First the front of the Nissan collided with the front of the Dodge then both vehicles separated and entered a counter-clockwise rotation, during which their left sides collided again.

Keen's vehicle came to rest facing in a northwesterly direction on its wheels, partially on the southbound shoulder and partially in the southbound traffic lane.

The Nissan traveled in a southeasterly direction before coming to rest, on its wheels, partially on the northbound shoulder and partially in the northbound traffic lane.

Devier and a passenger from Keen's vehicle were initially transported by ground ambulance to Banner Lassen Medical Center for treatment. Because of the severity of Devier's injuries, she was flown from BLMC to Renown Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at around 2:30p.m.

The collision investigation is on-going and anyone who witnessed the accident, or has information pertinent to the investigation, is encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at 530-252-1800.

Summer Fun Abounds At Lassen Land and Trails Trust Nature Camp

Summer is here, and Lassen Land and Trails Trust's Nature Camp is a great opportunity for the children in your life to spend some time in the great outdoors, exploring the many natural wonders in Susanville and the surrounding area.

Two sessions of Nature Camp day-camp are being offered for children ages 8 to 12; the first session is scheduled from July 22nd through the 26th, and the second session is scheduled for July 29th through August 2nd.

"Participants at Nature Camp will enjoy observing wildlife, learning about history, archaeology, watersheds, geology, botany and how to be safe in the out-of-doors from our returning outdoor education professional, Gwen Pacheco," said LL&TT Project Manager Amy Holmen.

"Summer camp is always a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and gain a greater appreciation of our beautiful Lassen County home."

Nature Camp hikers head up the Bizz Johnson Trail to the Susan River at last year’s camp.
-photo provided

Registration for the camp is $100 per child and this includes all transportation fees, lunches from Susanville Supermarket IGA and snacks for the day.

To register, please visit, pick up a form on the kiosk at the Susanville Depot, 601 Richmond Road, or at the Farmers' Market in Pancera Plaza each Saturday from 8:00 until noon. You can also call (530) 257-3252 for more information.

"We would like to extend a special thanks to Lassen Municipal Utility District, a generous supporter of Nature Camp!" said Holmen.

This event is a program of the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative, a partnership between the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Lassen National Forest, the Lassen County Office of Education and Lassen Land and Trails Trust. For more information about the Collaborative, the Trust, their work or about trails to enjoy, please visit

A limited number of scholarships are available for families who qualify. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please call the Trust at (530) 257-3252.

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties

Warming temperatures and winds are drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting the CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties.

This suspension takes effect Monday, July 15th, 2019 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves.

"Last year was a devastating reminder that the public cannot let their guard down. Together, we must adapt and evolve to be able to withstand the intensity of these fires, keeping in mind, that the only way to mitigate the damage they cause is through preparation," said Chief Thom Porter, CAL FIRE director.

"The dry, hot weather that fueled the massive fires last year will return again this year, so it is up to the public to be ready."

Since January 1st, CAL FIRE and firefighters across the state have already responded to over 2,108 wildfires for 19,144 acres.

While outdoor burning of landscape debris by homeowners is no longer allowed, CAL FIRE is asking residents to take that extra time to ensure that they are prepared for wildfires by maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home and buildings on their property and being prepared to evacuate if the time comes.

Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property:
Clear all dead and or dying vegetation 100 feet from around all structures.
Landscape with fire resistant plants and non-flammable ground cover.
Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility

The department may issue restricted temporary burning permits if there is an essential reason due to public health and safety. Agriculture, land management, fire training, and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a CAL FIRE official inspects the burn site and issues a special permit.

The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property. Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A campfire permit can be obtained at local fire stations or online at

For additional information on how to create Defensible Space, on how to be prepared for wildfires, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit

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SusanvilleStuff Today in History
The scene of the accident, 1937
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Gas Truck Driver Averts Tragedy
July 11, 1937

The quick action of Don Gott, a truck driver for the Union Oil company, this morning prevented what might have been a tragedy when the truck he was driving turned over spilling gasoline, after colliding with a car driven by Richard Edenholm.

The minute he felt the impact, Gott turned off the ignition key.

Although both cars turned over after meeting at the intersection of Roop and North streets none was seriously injured. Edenholm was taking several friends picnicking.

The truck escaped damage but the car owned by David E. Edenholm, father of the driver, was badly smashed.

It Takes 30 Days To Find Out Judge Means His Words

George E. Williams, 33, learned last night that Judge N. V. Wemple of Lassen county does not confuse the words "suspension " and "dismissal".

It was a costly lesson for Williams will spend 30 days of his life in the county jail after being arrested for the second time in two weeks for being intoxicated and disturbing the peace.

He was brought to the Lassen county jail last night by Sheriff Olin S. Johnson on the charge of violating the same sobriety ordinance which caused his arrest June 24, and resulted in a 30-day suspended jail sentence.

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Congratulations to Jonathan Graham, 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.

The prize is good for take-out or dine-in orders only, sorry no delivery.

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Susanville Weather Forecast

Today: Sunny. Highs 84 to 94. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 46 to 56. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 86 to 96. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows 49 to 59.

Saturday Through Tuesday: Clear. Highs 86 to 96. Lows 46 to 56.

Monday, July 8th
Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon Industry Night, every Monday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lassen County's only industry night for restaurant, bar, food service and hospitality professionals. Relax and get waited on for a change. Bring your business ID or paycheck stub for specials on appetizers and beer.
Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 9
Lassen County Board of Supervisors Meeting starts at 9:00a.m., at 707 Nevada Street. Lassen County Board of Supervisors Meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, July 9
Community Yoga: Meditation with Teresa Mossinger 6:00- 7:00p.m. Community Yoga at the Clubhouse 470-835 Wingfield Road, Susanville. Classes are ongoing, drop-ins are welcome. Check us put on Facebook at Susanville Community Yoga

Tuesday, July 9
Lassen Family Services Parenting Group Classes. Reduce the chaos and power struggles; learn an approach to parenting that is both simple and effective. Designed as a 12-week program, group and individualized instruction is provided on an on-going basis. Group classes are held Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 9
Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon Trivia Tuesday will be every Tuesday night from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9
Soroptimist International of Susanville is a women's community service organization. Soroptimist sponsors many awards and scholarships in our community. Join them every Tuesday at noon in the Willow Room the Diamond Mt Casino. For more information please contact Sharon at (714) 393-5487. $10.00 for lunch.

Wednesday, July 10
Community Yoga: Stretch & Strengthen with Kelly Fairbank 9:00 - 10:30a.m. Community Yoga at the Clubhouse 470-835 Wingfield Road, Susanville. Classes are ongoing, drop-ins are welcome. Check us put on Facebook at Susanville Community Yoga

Wednesday, July 10
Susanville Weight Watchers meet Wednesdays 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.

Wednesday, July 10
Lassen Aurora Network Veteran's Support Group Wednesdays 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.

Thursday, July 11
Lassen County Chamber Mixer will be hosted by Susan River Realty. Mixer is from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm and features the band Rickety Bridge. For more information, please contact the chamber at 530-257-4323.

Saturday, July 13
Eagle Lake Nature Program presents, Grebes and Shore Birds at Eagle Lake by Plumas Audubon at 7:00 p.m. at the Eagle Lake amphitheater adjacent to Merrill Campground on County Road A1. Eagle Lake, South Shore. (in the event of rain, event will be postponed or canceled).

Saturday, July 13
Lassen Land & Trails Trust Farmer's Market 8:00 - 12:00 p.m., Pancera Plaza at the corner of Gay & Main St. For more information, please call Laura Medvin at (530)310-4556 or visit

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