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Susanville WebXtra for August 16th, 2019
Volume XII Issue 15
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Family and friends of Zellamae Miles gather at a dedication ceremony for a bench at Roop's Fort
Family and friends of Zellamae Miles gather at a dedication ceremony for a bench at Roop's Fort

Zellamae Miles Honored with Bench Dedication at Roop's Fort

In the shadow of the log building that is as old as our town itself, the great granddaughter of town founder Isaac Roop was honored Monday with the dedication of a park bench, celebrating the 'Zestful life of a Wonderful Woman.' Friends and family of Zellamae Miles gathered on the lawn at Roop's Fort for a simple dedication ceremony.

On the back of the bench is a plaque that reads, "In loving memory of Zellamae Miles, Great Granddaughter of Isaac Roop Founder of Susanville. A wonderful woman with a zestful life."

"She did live a zestful life," said Lynda Alberico in a short speech at the dedication, "She touched us all in so many ways."

The tribute was paid for by members of the many clubs that Miles had been a part of - her rubber stamp group, the Gourmet Gathering, the Tea Club without a name, the Pinochle Club, the Book Club and a group of friends got the money together.

The concrete slab the bench sits on was donated by Crazy J's Concrete.

Caltrans Project Update: Final Paving of Main Street Continues

The California Department of Transportation continues with its Main Street renovation project this week, with work planned from Monday through Friday from 8:00p.m. until 8:00a.m.

According to this week's update from Caltrans, crews are scheduled to complete sidewalk concrete pours in uptown and continue the Weatherlow intersection concrete redesign work.

The final lift of paving will continue from the Susan River Bridge up to Quarry Street at the top of town.

There will also be daytime electrical work requiring no traffic control or lane closures. Crews will begin the Weatherlow redesign electrical work.

Between 8:00p.m. and 8:00a.m. each day there will be one-way controlled traffic with 15-minute delays.

Lassen Land and Trails Trust Farm to Table Dinner This Saturday

Submitted by
Lassen Land Trails and Trust

The fourth annual Lassen Land and Trails Trust Farm to Table Dinner will be held Saturday August 17, 2019.

The dinner will be held at the JD Hemphill Ranch with their deep Lassen County Roots. Land and the food will be the focus of the evening as the tables of local delicacies fan out across the landscape of a working alfalfa pivot.

Endless views of the horizon of mountains circling Honey Lake Valley will cast sunset shadows on the festive evening. Land that has sustained the Hemphill family for 4 generations and represents the common goal of Lassen Land and Trails Trust supports the efforts to conserve local farms, landscapes, and trails that provide bountiful food, family livelihoods, and beauty to our community.

Jeff, Nancy, Fran and Abbie Hemphill farm beef cattle and alfalfa hay, continuing the legacy of the farming roots of their family. They are civic-minded individuals: Jeff Hemphill representing District 3 as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in his Lassen County community, Nancy is President of the Lassen County Cattlewomen serving the industry she represents, and Fran has been a fixture in the 4-H community, serving as a 4-H leader for 50 years.

Their family farm is the focus of their livelihood and life carrying on the purposeful mission their grandfather started here in 1938.

This collaboration of local food, farm, and chef will galvanize a memorable bill of fare for the evening of August 17th. The JD Hemphill ranch will backdrop for a menu of locally sourced, carefully prepared food by local chef Jacob Rule of Lassen Ale Works Pioneer in Uptown Susanville.

Jacob hails from Southern California family restaurant roots of Barones's which started their family business in 1945. Jacob has learned his craft through venturing into many cuisines, finding his passion fusing Asian techniques with home-style Italian food. His quest for the 2019 Lassen Land and Trails Trust farm to table dinner is to prepare the amazing variety of meats, vegetables, fruits and forigables found in Lassen County and its surrounds.

A bread bar with Lassen Ale Works Ancient starter Sourdough Baguettes, plus their spent grain crackers from the brewing process, will be anointed with a decadent array of choices including Dersch Apiary Szechuan Fire Honey, Maple Bacon Bourbon Onion Jam, Hulsman Ranch Douglas Fir Tip Jelly, and Madrone Smoked Eagle Lake Trout Spread.

Cooper-Garrod's Cabernet Franc wine has the strength to meld these amazing flavors on one's palate.

Deliciousness continues with an appetizer of Hole in One Beef Tarter with Miso Mayonnaise topped with cured, salted egg yolks paired with the Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards Sabre Jet wine which will linger on the epicurean mind.

A salad course follows with Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad topped with Sierra Nevada Goat Cheese and Rustic Rancher Mircogreens and finished with a Espresso Balsamic Vinaigrette. This is matched with the citrusy, peach goodness of the 2017 Cooper-Garrod Viognier.

The Farm to Table feast progresses to Spatzle with paprika topped with perfectly prepared Hole in One Ranch Lamb Ragu. Vegetarians will nosh upon a Ratatouille- topped Spatzle mirroring the deep flavors and colors in each dish. Cooper-Garrods Estate Vineyards rises to the occasion with a Thunderbold wine that drives these deep flavors' intensity.

Lassen Ale Works compliments each course of the evening: Bumpass Helles, a German golden lager for the bread bar; Uptown Brown for the Appetizer; HefWit, an unfiltered hefeweizen for the salad; and Almanor Amber Ale for the Entree.

For those dessert-minded diners, the Burnt Basque Cheesecake, made with Sierra Nevada organic creamed cheese, served in a pond of Patty Davie Raspberry Sauce flocked with Hulsman Ranch Fir Tip Sugar, will be the stunning ending of a perfect evening.

Memories will linger on the melodies that symphony musicians, Tiffany Russell and Amy Holmen, harmonize with the waning moon during the sunset hour.

Lassen Land and Trails Trust will make its mark on the culinary landscape of Lassen County with an unparalleled evening of excellence.

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SusanvilleStuff Today in History
Susanville from Inspiration Point around 1880

Honey Lake Matters
August 16, 1857

The fact that a collision has taken place between the Settlers in Honey Lake Valley and the Washo Indians, is fully established. A committee from the Settlers appeared a day or two since, with a petition quite numerously signed, asking for aid from the Executive of California.

But we do not see how the Executive can act in the premises, if Honey Lake, as claimed by some of these same petitioners, not long since, is without the limits of California. California can only interfere to protect her own citizens; those citizens may volunteer to assist their fellow men in distress.

An attempt was made by the authorities of Plumas County, in August last, to organize a township in Honey Lake. The Board of Supervisors did organize a township; appointed two Justices and two Constables, and appointed an election precinct. Upon learning what had been done, a majority of the Honey Lake Settlers convened and passed a series of resolutions, which were copied into this paper from the North Californian.

After appointing a committee to correspond with the authorities of Plumas, the meeting adopted the following resolve: On motion it was Resolved, That the citizens of the Valley attend the place of voting on the day of election and prevent the polls being opened. The last resolution was literally carried out, as we understood that an attempt was made to open the polls, which was defeated by those who attended the previous meeting.

Judges of Election were elected, a magistrate was present to swear them in, but those who declared that Honey Lake Valley was not in California, prevented the polls from being opened by force of numbers. We believe the Assessor went over to make a list of property in the Valley, but the anti-Californians there soon made the Valley so uncomfortable for him that be deemed it prudent to leave without making any assessments.

The Justices and Constables were also notified that their services were not required in that Valley.

Not the least curious part of the proceeding is the fact that Mr. Williams, who is the bearer of the petition to the Governor, appears, from the proceedings, to have been the man who offered the series of resolutions before the meeting held in Honey Lake Valley in August last, from which we have quoted.

Under these circumstances, the Governor ought not to furnish aid, unless the petitioners acknowledge themselves citizens of California, and willing to abide the laws of the State, and the jurisdiction of the officers of Plumas county.

If Honey Lake is in Plumas county, and that is where all the maps we have consulted place it, the application for aid should, have come from the authorities of that county. The petition states that the women and children had been removed to Indian Valley, which lies west of the summit of the Sierra Nevada, and which, the Honey Lake Settlers admit is within the limits of Plumas county. The Indians will not follow them into that Valley. But they seem very much disposed to drive the independent settlers, (who have appropriated a section of land each,) out of the Valley of Honey Lake.

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a bar, the bartender looks up and says,

"Sorry, we don't serve breakfast here!"

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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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Susanville Weather Forecast

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

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

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

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 46 to 56.

Sunday Through Wednesday: Clear. Highs 87 to 97. Lows 46 to 56.

Monday, August 12
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

Monday, August 12
Al-Anon 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Al-Anon, is for families and friends of alcoholics/problem drinkers, 815 Cottage St, Susanville. Meeting in the rear. For more information call 530-252-1019

Monday, August 12
Community Yoga: Beginning/Intermediate Yoga with Lynda Jackson 9:00- 10:00a.m. Community Yoga at the Clubhouse 470-835 Wingfield Road, Susanville. Classes are ongoing. Check us put on Facebook at Susanville Community Yoga

Tuesday, August 13
Lassen County Arts Council presents, Contemporary Tuesdays: Instruction for older developing artists. Concepts covered include color therapy, perspective, shape, form and design concepts. Instructor will include drawing with dry pastel, and painting will include use of oil pains and guache. Tuesday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at 807 Cottage Street. Target age is 14 and older intermediate to advanced artists. Instructor is Eric Matranga, LCAC Gallery Director, Please call 530-257-5222 or visit the Gallery to register or for more information.

Tuesday, August 13
Lassen County Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held from 9:00 - 10:00am at 707 Nevada St. Lassen County Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, August 13
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, August 13
Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon Trivia Tuesday will be every Tuesday night from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. $5 per person to enter. Teams of 1-4.

Tuesday, August 13
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.

Wednesday, August 14
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, August 14
Susanville Weight Watchers meet Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 at the Susanville Mall Community Room, 805 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, please contact Theresa 530-310-5896.

Wednesday, August 14
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, August 15
This month's Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Mixer will be hosted by Susanville Auto Center. The event is from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm and will be at 704-485 Richmond Rd. For more information, please contact the chamber at 530-257-4323.

Saturday, August 17
Susanville Air Fare will be held at the Susanville Municipal Airport at 471-920 Johnstonville Dr., from 7:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 17
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 Masonic Hall on Lassen Street (Across from the Post Office) the 3rd Saturday of each month. Proceeds go to benefit the School & Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, August 17
Eagle Lake Resort Annual Wiener Dog Races will be held at 509-700 Stones Rd., North end of Eagle Lake. Entry fees per dog-$10.00 (All 100% of these entry fees are donated to Susanville K9 Unit). You can register at

Saturday, August 17
Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-Off. Competitive BBQ Cook-off 11:00 - 4:00p.m. at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. BBQ Tasting and judging for People's Choice. Craft show, Car Show, Musical entertainment, Raffle prizes and Kid's Play land. All proceeds benefit Lassen Senior Services, Inc. $5.00 Admission; Food sold separately by participants.

Saturday, August 17
Community Yoga: Beginning/Intermediate Yoga with Lynda Jackson 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

Saturday, August 17
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 email or visit

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