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CHP and Lassen Indian Health Presents Driving Program for Seniors

CHP and Lassen Indian Health Presents Driving Program for Seniors

The California Highway Patrol and the Lassen Indian Health Center will be presenting the ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’ program for older drivers in the Susanville area. Changes in eyesight, medications, and your health all affect your ability to drive. The program will discuss these subjects and more as the CHP explores ways to keep you driving safer and driving longer. The class is […]

Fire Crews Battling Wildfire Near Likely

Fire Crews Battling Wildfire Near Likely

Fire crews assisted by helicopters and air tankers are battling a wildfire that has burned about 6,700 acres of sagebrush and juniper three miles south of the northeast California community of Likely. According to BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana, the Likely Fire is burning east of U. S. Highway 395 in the Bureau of […]

92 Year-Old Dementia Patient Found after 2 Day Search in Desert

92 Year-Old Dementia Patient Found after 2 Day Search in Desert

The Lassen County Sheriff’s department today released details in the case of a 92 year-old dementia patient who was reported missing Sunday, and whose car was discovered at a remote location near Deep Cut road in eastern Lassen County on Monday. According to Captain Matt McFarland, the vehicle was found abandoned and stuck on a large boulder. Members of the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Search […]

Fire Officials Urge Hunters to be Careful with Fire

Fire Officials Urge Hunters to be Careful with Fire

Jeff Fontana Susanville Interagency Fire Center With smoldering wildfires a constant reminder of extreme fire dangers and various northern California hunting seasons underway, officials at the Susanville Interagency Fire Center are urging hunters to be extremely careful with any use of fire outdoors. “We have seen unprecedented fire behavior in recent forest and rangeland fires, […]

Rush Fire Fully Contained as of 8:00p.m.

Rush Fire Fully Contained as of 8:00p.m.

The second largest wildfire in California history has been officially contained this evening.  The 315,577 acre Rush fire started about 15 miles southeast of Ravendale August 12th, on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office. Here is the final official report released by Northern Rockies National Incident Management team. The Rush fire has […]

Chips Fire Update: Thursday Morning Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Thursday Morning Report on Conditions

Good morning, here is your Thursday morning update on the Chips Fire Size: 74,125 acres Containment: 91% Fire Status: The burnout operation around Seneca was successful last night. Night crews began lighting off of hand constructed fire line as soon as they arrived on scene, finishing early this morning. This action has reduced fuels around the […]

Rush Fire Containment Today: Closures Lifted Friday

Rush Fire Containment Today: Closures Lifted Friday

According to Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer for the BLM’s Northern California District, high desert roads and campgrounds in northeast California and northwest Nevada that were closed to public access during the Rush Fire will be reopened to the public on Friday, August 31st. The Dodge Reservoir and Ramhorn Springs campgrounds and all roads through the fire […]

Fish and Game Department Asks for Help in Susanville Poaching Cases

Fish and Game Department Asks for Help in Susanville Poaching Cases

The California Department of Fish and Game is seeking help from the public after four very large bucks were poached within the last three weeks. Three of the bucks were poached within the city limits of Susanville and the other was poached near the city. “These poachers have shown total disregard for public safety by shooting deadly […]

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