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open 9 AM to 6 PM daily, serving
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinne

15565 Black Angus Lane
Hat Creek

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43288 Hwy 299E
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
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January 27, 2015

Now is Your Chance to Learn White-Water Rafting

Redwoods and Rivers Rafting will be conducting Whitewater Guide training March 15-20, on the Trinity River and its tributaries.

This is the 20th consecutive year that Redwoods and Rivers has been providing local youth and adults Whitewater guide training. This well rounded program provides participants with the skills necessary to work as a professional river guide for commercial rafting companies or to safely guide their own private river trips. This school is recognized throughout the United States as one of the foremost in training guides for commercial and private rafting, and is one of only a few in the United States that is accredited by a State University.
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Big Bend Arson Suspect jailed
FIRE/Shasta County Fire Department (SCFD) responded to a residential structure fire on January 17 at 8:41 p.m. The fire caused approximately $100,000.00 damage and no injuries were reported.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. January 19th, CAL FIRE/SCFD law enforcement officers arrested 46 year old Bonnie Lee Montgomery of Big Bend on felony arson charges in connection with that fire. Ms. Montgomery is being held at the Shasta County Jail with a $250,000.00 bail.

Fall River Man Escapes - Captured
REDDING — Joshua Wortman, 33, was taken into custody around 9:15 Monday night. less than 24 hours after he walked away from a Conservation Camp in Elk Creek early that morning.

Redding police reported that a CHP helicopter spotted Wortman with their thermal camera, while he was running through backyards on Cameo Court. Police said he ran into an outbuilding and refused to come out.

A Redding Police K9 unit was sent in to subdue him and Wortman was taken into custody.
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 Intermountain Health Care Foundation’s Annual Chocolate Fest

There were Chocolate Cakes, Cookies, Brownies, delightful sculptures, candies of all sizes and designs. They were made by adults, children, adults and child, businesses, and all with one thing in common - they were delicious! This year there were more entries than ever and as always, the money goes to help our hospital help us!

Drought isBad, but could be Worse
The National Interagency Fire Center’s predictions issued January 1 reported that December was wetter-thannormal across most of Northern California, but drier-than-normal across northwestern California. Much of this rain occurred with high snow levels, so there was a good base of moist ground and fuels in the mountains before colder air and snow arrived later in the month. The storm track was broken during the last week of December with the first string of dry days since Thanksgiving.

The prediction didn’t live up to reality in the northeast corner of the state. According to the Weather Underground Adin Mountain only sported two inches of snow at 6,200 feet January 23. Cedar Pass at 7,100 feet showed 12 inches on the 23rd and Crowder Flat didn’t have any at 5,100 feet.

The Mount Shasta Ski Resort was closed, waiting for a storm to bring fresh snow to add to the 13 inches it had at the bottom and 19 inches at the top of the runs.
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A Whole Lot Ah Shakin’ Goin’ on
There have been an unusally large number of earthquakes of all sizes within a radius of 150 miles of the Intermountain Area

It may not be big news or new news to anyone, but the earth has been doing a belly dance around us.

In the four days between January 20 and afternoon of January 23, there had been 87 earthquakes recorded at the Wimer Place, Nevada, 23 miles north-northeast of Vya, Nevada and 43 miles east-southeast of Lakeview, Oregon. Eight of those earthquakes were 3.0 or stronger, one was a 3.9 and the largest was 4.5.

To the southeast of the Intermountain area there were 21 small earthquakes. Viola had 16 during those four days, Chester recorded three and Portola and Greenville each had one. All were 1.5 or under.

To the northwest of us, Mount Shasta City at the base of Mount Shasta, had two small quakes on January 21. One measured .6 and the other 1.2.

Boosters Raise Funds with Firewood
BURNEY — The Burney Boosters have been extremely busy for the past couple of months.

Sierra Pacific Industries donated 48 Christmas Tree Permits to the Boosters for the Cheer Leaders annual Christmas Tree sale in the Mount Burney Theatre Parking lot courtesy of Donna Sylvester.

The Boosters cut the trees and nearly all were sold.

The Booster’s also worked out a fundraiser to help Burney High School Sports teamsTubit Enterprises donated enough logs to generate 18 cords of firewood.

Cal Fire Station 14 in Johnson Park let them store the logs on their property. They were cut, split and stacked.

The wood went for $200 a cord. All of the teams sold the wood and made a total of $4,000.

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