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Water Worries as Snowpack Moisture Measured

Water Worries as Snowpack Moisture Measured

Snow surveyors from the California Department of Water Resources reported Tuesday that California’s mountain snowpack is among the driest for the date on record. Manual and electronic readings taken today recorded the snowpack’s statewide water content at only 19% of the January 3rd average. The number is also only 7% of the average April 1st measurement, […]

Single Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

Single Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

The California Highway Patrol reports that late Tuesday night a 1989 Dodge Dakota, driven by Westwood resident Rhonda Bechthold, was travelling westbound on Hwy 36 near Devil’s Corral at approximately 50 to 55mph when the driver lost control on the icy roadway. The vehicle travelled off the northern edge of the highway, to the dirt […]

Eagle Lake Low Water Boat Ramp Opens

Eagle Lake Low Water Boat Ramp Opens

Lassen National Forest officials are pleased to announce that boaters looking to use Eagle Lake now have a place to launch during low water conditions thanks to a recently completed boat ramp adjacent to the Gallatin Marina. The new low water boat ramp was made possible by the California Department of Boating and Waterways, who funded […]

Bank Teller Arrested for Embezzlement and Elder Abuse

Bank Teller Arrested for Embezzlement and Elder Abuse

A teller at Susanville’s branch of Bank of America, 37 year-old Kristy Lee Olson of Susanville, has been arrested for theft and booked into the Lassen County Jail on five counts of forgery and financial elder abuse. According to a press release from the Susanville Police Department the investigation began on December 20th after the […]

District Attorney Burns Announces Death Penalty Decision

District Attorney Burns Announces Death Penalty Decision

There was an important development Tuesday in the murder trial of Robin Glen James and Joanna McElrath, the pair who face felony charges for the brutal January killing of 37 year-old Susanville police officer Robert McElrath. According to a press release from Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns, his office has decided to not seek […]

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian on Susanville’s Ash Street

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian on Susanville’s Ash Street

An accident on Susanville’s Ash Street shut down traffic and sent a pedestrian to the hospital with major injuries Tuesday afternoon. The Susanville Police Department responded around 2:40p.m. to Ash Street, between Main and First Streets, on the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision. According to a report issued by SPD Captain Tom Downing, […]

Susanville Man Arrested After Early Morning Altercation

Susanville Man Arrested After Early Morning Altercation

The Susanville Police Department reports that on December 17th, just before 1:00a.m. , officers from the department responded to the Diamond Mountain Casino for a report of a physical altercation between two men in the parking lot with possible shots fired. The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office also responded and provided assistance at the scene. Upon […]

Maximum Enforcement Period for CHP and Holiday Travel

Maximum Enforcement Period for CHP and Holiday Travel

What does the California Highway Patrol want for Christmas? Topping the list, according to the agency, are designated drivers, buckled-up vehicle occupants and undistracted motorists adhering to the speed limit this holiday season along the state’s roadways. “As you prepare for the holiday traffic and winter weather, remember to plan ahead and leave yourself some […]

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