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Susanville WebXtra for May 22nd, 2020
Volume XII Issue 215
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CHP Conducting Annual Memorial Day
Maximum Enforcement Period


As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the California Highway Patrol continues to encourage essential travel only and physical distancing for all Californians. However, those who do plan to travel should contact the county or state of their destination for information on any local restrictions or directions that may exist for those outside the area.

With the potential of holiday travel, the CHP will conduct its annual Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period.

"No matter what else changes in our world, the people of California can always count on the CHP to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security," CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. "We will continue to enforce the traffic laws, help motorists who are in trouble, and educate people about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving."

The focus of the Memorial Day MEP, which runs from 6:00p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, to 11:59p.m. on Monday, May 25th, is seat belt usage.

During the 2019 Memorial Day MEP, 34 people died in traffic collisions in California. Of the 21 vehicle occupants killed in CHP jurisdiction, 10 were not wearing seat belts. The 2019 MEP also recorded 1,099 arrests by CHP officers for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

During the state's stay-at-home order, California roads have seen much less traffic, but many more instances of excessive speeding. "The rules still apply, no matter how little traffic there may be," Commissioner Stanley cautioned. "Obey the speed limit, fasten your seat belt, drive sober, and put down your phone."

Motorists are also reminded to protect child passengers by using age-appropriate child safety seats, whether a safety seat or booster seat. The law requires that children under age eight ride in the back seat and that children under age two be secured in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat.

BLM Reminds Visitors to Recreate Responsibly
and Safely on Public Lands


With Memorial Day weekend approaching the Bureau of Land Management is working with local, state, and federal partners and will use a phased approach to expand access to closed areas in California on a case-by-case basis. The safety of visitors to public lands remains our top priority.

Some areas remain temporarily closed and we encourage visitors to please check the BLM California webpage to determine operating status and current conditions before planning their visit at https://www.blm.gov/site-page/blm-california-covid-19-updates.

BLM lands provide great opportunities for visitors to enjoy America's open spaces - and to reflect on the sacrifices made by the United States Armed Services veterans who died serving our country.

"This Memorial Day, please take time to remember and honor those men and women who gave their lives to protect our nation and the values we hold dear. And if you do choose to get outside on your public lands with friends and family over the weekend, please do so responsibly and safely," said California State Director Karen Mourtisen.

In California, the Bureau of Land Management oversees 15 million acres of public lands that support the agency's multiple-use mission, which includes 1,735 miles of nationally designated trails and 356 miles of rivers.

Because the safety of our employees and the public remains paramount, the BLM reminds visitors to recreate responsibly and safely on Memorial Day weekend and throughout the remainder of the year by following our recreation tips.

Recreate Responsibly, Recreate Safely Tips
  • Stay home if you don't feel well or have recently been sick.
  • Follow guidance from local and state authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Avoid heavily used or crowded trails, parking areas, and sites and seek dispersed recreation opportunities in your local area. Have a backup plan to avoid crowded high-use areas. If you find an area to be crowded, turn around.Check with local offices for current conditions, including closures and changes in service, before visiting popular areas and visit blm.gov for operating status updates.
  • Practice social distancing. Be considerate of others enjoying the outdoors by giving them as much space as possible in parking lots, at trailheads, and out on public lands.Help prevent human-caused wildfires.
  • Completely extinguish campfires by using the "drown, stir and feel" method. Do not park on dry grass and ensure tow chains are not dragging and tow straps are secured.

    Observe fire danger restrictions on BLM lands designated as high-risk early in this fire season.

To obtain training on campfire safety or to obtain a California campfire permit, visit preventwildfireca.org/campfire-Permit. Follow fireworks restrictions and target shooting requirements at all times.

A listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG.

Avoid unnecessary risks while recreating to prevent overwhelming medical facilities.

Bring supplies for sanitation with you and pack out your trash. Facilities, including bathrooms and visitor centers may not be open or available for in-person contact.

Public lands offer great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at a safe distance from others. Visitors should follow state and local public health guidance, come prepared, be flexible, and respect other users as well as natural and cultural resources on public lands.

Updates about the overall BLM response to COVID-19 are posted at https://www.blm.gov/alert/coronavirus-advisory.


BLM Opening North Eagle Lake Campground
in Time for Memorial Day Weekend


The Bureau of Land Management has announced the opening of the North Eagle Lake Campground on Friday, May 22, in time for Memorial Day weekend and the Eagle Lake fishing season opening day.

"We are pleased to have the campground open in time for the fishing season opener," said Emily Ryan, manager of the Eagle Lake Field Office. "We ask that visitors remember to use appropriate social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Ryan said campers should be prepared to pack out their own trash, as some maintenance services are not yet available.

The campground on Lassen County Road A-1, a half-mile west of the junction with California Route 139, offers 20 sites on a first-come, first-served basis. There are sites for tents, trailers and recreational vehicles up to 35 feet long. The fee is $8 per night. A camp host is on site.

In addition to the campground, the BLM offers more primitive camping experiences at Rocky Point on the Eagle Lake shoreline near the community of Bucks Bay. There are no services or fees.

More information on camping at the north shore of Eagle Lake is available online at www.blm.gov/visit/north-eagle-lake-campground.

Fire Department Reminds Residents of
June 29th Weed Abatement Deadline


The Susanville Fire Department is reminding city residents that the Weed Abatement deadline is Monday, June 29th, 2020 for removal of weeds and fire hazards.

"We are asking that all hazards be mitigated before the deadline," explains Assistant Fire Chief Dan Weaver. "The following Weed Abatement Standards are designed to assist firefighting efforts by, prevention of, or slowing the spread of fire."

According to Weaver the Susanville Fire Department has the final decision in determining whether an area is 'safe from the spread of fire' and conforms to the intent of the code.

The applicable City Code Section, 8.28.030, says that, "It is unlawful for the owner, agent, lessee or other person having charge or control of any piece or parcel of land within the city to allow weeds or rubbish to grow, or to remain thereon, or upon the street or sidewalk in front of such piece or parcel of land."

Weeds, grass, or other combustible growth may be abated by mowing, disking, or scraping. If mowed the combustible growth must be cut and maintained to a maximum height of 4 inches.

All hazards must be mitigated prior to the June 29th, deadline and abatement by open burning is not permitted.

Guidelines for removal of hazards on all properties within the city:
  • Mow or disk space around all buildings 30 feet wide at minimum.
  • Mow or disk space 50 ft. wide minimum completely around the perimeter of the property to the street or sidewalk. Mow or disk 30 ft. wide minimum cross-breaks every 50 ft. maximum, (property can be completely mowed or disked in lieu of cross-breaks.)
  • Mow or disk space extending 30 ft. minimum beyond the foliage of any group of trees.
  • All rubbish, trash, trimmings, rubble or litter shall be removed from the property.
  • All woods, fuel, or lumber shall be neatly stacked or removed from the property.
  • All weeds, grass, or other combustible growth shall be cleared at least 10 ft. from around any combustible storage.
  • Greenbelt, pastures, and environmentally-sensitive areas shall be assessed on an individual basis. Contact the fire department if you believe that this applies to your property.
  • Mow or disk space may be required to be larger if a potential fire hazard exists.
  • Remove down branches from trees and trim lower branches up to 6 ft. from the ground or 1/3 the height for smaller trees.
For more information regarding the Susanville Weed Abatement Program please contact Assistant Chief Weaver at 530-257-5152.


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SusanvilleStuff Today in History
An aerial view of Memorial Park under construction in 1951
from an Eastman Studios postcard

Selections Made For Susanville’s 'Little League'
May 22, 1951

Four teams were picked Monday night for Little League baseball, averaging 18 players for each team. Teams were chosen from the more than 200 boys between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

Remainder of the boys not making the four teams were chosen for farm teams, giving all the boys a chance to play baseball.

Managers bought the players with points, each manager being allowed 36,000 points with which to buy 18 players, starting at 50 points for younger players and averaging up to 1,000 for older boys. Each manager paid 10,000 points for two pitchers.

Little League baseball will officially open Monday evening, June 4, on the Little League field near the Lassen Lumber & Box Co.

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In case I get a hole in one!



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Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 54 to 64. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 29 to 39. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 63 to 73. Light winds becoming northeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 45. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 70 to 80.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 40 to 50.

Memorial Day: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs 76 to 86.

Monday Night Through Wednesday: Clear. Lows 47 to 57. Highs 84 to 94.

Wednesday Night And Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 59. Highs 84 to 94.




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