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Cause of Explosion in Johnstonville Residence Still Under Investigation

Cause of Explosion in Johnstonville Residence Still Under Investigation

Investigators from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the cause of an early morning explosion in a residence on Diamond Crest Road in Johnstonville that blew out a wall of the house, but left the residents uninjured. At around  1:40a.m., Sunday, deputies responded to a report of an explosion in the Diamond Crest area. […]

NWS Weather Bulletin: Fire Watch in Effect Tonight and Friday

NWS Weather Bulletin: Fire Watch in Effect Tonight and Friday

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Fire Weather Watch in effect for our area and the Lake Tahoe basin tonight and Friday. Forecasters expect fast moving thunderstorms with little to no rainfall, dry lightning strikes and gusty outflow winds. Winds will be out of the southwest at 15 to 25 mph with […]

Forest Service: Engineering Specialists Assess Forest Service Roads in Dixie Burn Area

Forest Service: Engineering Specialists Assess Forest Service Roads in Dixie Burn Area

In addition to threats to human life and safety, the Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response program assesses potential threats to Forest Service property and infrastructure such as roads. BAER engineering specialists assess the effects of the fire to roads and other infrastructure within the Dixie burned area. They identify potential threats to public users […]

Gunshot Victim Flown to Hospital After Wingfield Road Fire Destroys Home

Gunshot Victim Flown to Hospital After Wingfield Road Fire Destroys Home

Deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office had their hands full Sunday afternoon when they arrived at a reported structure fire on Wingfield Road, near the golf course, to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound, a fully-engulfed residence and a vegetation fire that had spread into the surrounding forest. At around 2:40p.m., according […]

Unemployment Assistance Approved for Those Impacted by Summer Fires

Unemployment Assistance Approved for Those Impacted by Summer Fires

Californians in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas counties who have been impacted by wildfires that started in July and August 2021 can now file for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance. The California Employment Development Department administers these benefits, which are available to workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs or businesses, or had […]

Public Health Acknowledges COVID Spike as County Hits 194 Active Cases

Public Health Acknowledges COVID Spike as County Hits 194 Active Cases

Lassen County Public Health is reporting a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases here in the county and that, as a result of this rise, the Emergency Room at Banner Lassen Medical Center has a larger than normal number of unvaccinated patients with COVID-19 like symptoms or are confirmed to have COVID-19. Public […]

Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Update

Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Update

Patti Hagata, Executive Director The Chamber board will meet on Thursday, September 9, 2021, for the monthly board meeting that will begin at noon, at Diamond Mountain Casino in the hotel conference room. The board encourages member attendance and comment. If you would like to address the board, please contact the office staff prior to […]

Voting Opportunity for Out-of-County Emergency Workers

Voting Opportunity for Out-of-County Emergency Workers

Lassen County Registrar of Voters Julie Bustamante announced Thursday that emergency workers responding to wildfires in our area who are unable to vote in their hometown for the September 14th, Gubernatorial Recall Election, can vote a provisional ballot that will be sent to the county they are registered to vote. Election Officials will be setting […]

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