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IN THE NEWS
March 3, 2015
Fireman's Carnival March 7
The Fall River Bulldogs’ Johnny Westlund drives for two points
in win over Maxwell Friday night. The Bulldogs
host the Semi Finals against Liberty tonight (Tuesday).
For details see Sports
Burney Burglars Bagged
U.S.F.S. Continues to Evaluate Wind Damage
to Lassen Forest
It’s not really smart to burglarize a residence a block from the
—Deputies were dispatched to the 37000 block of State Highway
299 in Burney for a reported burglary in progress on Saturday,
February 28, at approximately 6:08 p.m. The reporting party
stated they observed two subjects enter a residence that the
reporting party was caretaking. Deputies arrived moments after
the call was received and began to surround the location.
While surrounding the location, Deputy Ben Estill encountered a
subject, later identified as Monty Carey(shown left), 25,
fleeing the location by jumping out a second story window. Carey
was taken into custody without further incident. Deputies then
ordered the other subject out of the residence. The other
subject was taken into custody without incident, and was
identified as Jacob Barbee (shown below right). Barbee, 33, was
in possession of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia, along
with burglary tools.
a walkthrough of the residence, numerous items appeared to be
placed into bags in preparation to steal. These items included
antiques, jewelry, and miscellaneous personal items.
Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Shasta County
Jail for residential burglary and conspiracy. Their bail was set
at $10,000 each. The case is still under investigation.
SUSANVILLE, – Natural resources staff from the Lassen National
Forest continue to evaluate the extent of damage caused
throughout the Forest by a major wind event earlier this month.
Moderate to severe blowdown of trees is being discovered across
the Forest, with many roads blocked and impassable. Crews are
systematically working to clear away trees and debris and reopen
roads, beginning with highways and main thoroughfares.
Forest visitors are reminded that they are not permitted to cut
or remove trees to open roads. Additionally, wheeled motorized
vehicles may not be used off-road, except to retrieve firewood,
but not to scout for it.
Woodcutters should keep in mind that trees marked with paint or
within areas where “Cutting Prohibited,” “No Woodcutting,” or
similar signs are posted are also unavailable for cutting at
In accordance with fuelwood cutting requirements, temporary
cutting restrictions could be put in place at locations
throughout the Forest. Violations of these requirements could
result in a citation and/or fine.
Some administrative sites, such as buildings and campgrounds,
were also impacted by the storm, and the Forest is making
removal of standing hazards and downed trees from these areas
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Historic Building Not to be Repaired
BURNEY — The Historic McCloud River Railroad’s Burney office,
completed in 1957, is in the process of becoming abandoned.
The building housed the Burney portion of the Rail operation
until it’s demise in 2009. During those years it also housed
other businesses, from the PG&E Pipeline Construction offices to
Fruit Growers Supply Company.
The latest wind storm brought trees down and left the building
damaged and the owner has reportedly declined to have it
repaired, leaving Fruit Growers no choice but to move into
offices on Main Street in downtown Burney.
John Carlton, the original Burney Manager for McCloud and now
owner of Carlton Enterprises, says it is a shame. It took over a
year to build the office. It’s siding is all pine cut from the
McCloud mill and is extremely well built.
Burney Booster's Crab Feed a Sell Out
The Burney Booster’s Crab Feed/Tri Tip Dinner was a sell
out, serving a guesstimate of over 200