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IN THE NEWS
January 27, 2015
Now is Your Chance to Learn
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
Fall River Man Escapes - Captured
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.
Intermountain Health Care Foundation’s
Annual Chocolate Fest
— 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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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
A Whole Lot Ah Shakin’ Goin’ on
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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Boosters Raise Funds with Firewood
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.
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
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.