Griffin Hired as Forest Fire Management Head
SUSANVILLE, – The Lassen National Forest announced they
have hired Steve Griffin to be the organization’s forest
fire management officer, August 18.
“Steve will be a great addition to our team,” said
Lassen National Forest Supervisor Dave Hays. “He brings
both strong fire management experience and excellent
leadership skills to the Lassen.”
Griffin began his Forest Service career in 1988 at the
Sequoia National Forest as a fire lookout, in time
working his way up to become a member of the engine
crew. He left to take on a threeyear assignment as a
hotshot crew member at Sequoia/Kings Canyon National
Parks before returning to Sequoia National Forest as a
hotshot squad leader.
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Refurbishing Lela's Gazebo
Members of Boy Scout troop 218 have just completed
refurbishing the Fair’s Gazebo (l to r) David Rees,
Colton Oilar, Wyatt Schmitt, Garrett Schmitt and
Brock Burrier. The work is Wyatt Schmitt’s community
project as he works toward becoming an Eagle scout.
Ranch Rodeo Set for September 6, After Parade
McARTHUR — One of the highlights of the Inter
Mountain Fair is the Ranch Branding Contest held
each year in the small indoor arena next to the
The event starts after the parade at approximately
1:30 p.m., Sunday, September 6.
Thirteen teams have entered this year and promise to
make it an exciting event.
The entries are the Vestal Ranch, Vigil Ranch,
Kramer ranch, Little Shasta Ranch, G2 Herefords,
Estes Ranch, Taliaserro Ranch, Woolery Livestock,
Bidwell Ranch, Rocking B Ranch, Goose Valley
Farming, Lynn Taylor and Cal Cattle Company.
Ranch Branding is sponsored by the Fall River-Big
Valley Cattlemen’s Association.
First place buckles, reserve money clips and
perpetual trophy are sponsored by The Red Barn,
Jerry and Lynda McDaniel, Harry and Millie Turiello,
California Waterfoul Association, Larry Plog and
Kurt Urricequi of Zoetis.
The All Around Cattleman’s buckle will be awarded to
the cattleman with the most points received in the
Pen Show and Branding Competition. It is sponsored
by Art and Carolyn Whitney and will be awarded after
the Pen Show.
The Pen Show will immediately follow the Ranch
Branding at the Sale Barn.
The Inter-Mountain Cattlewomen’s Association is
hosting a hospitality table during the Pen Show.
They will be serving homemade snacks hors d’oeuvr
Friends of the Library to Serve Meals at the Rex
BURNEY — The Friends of the Intermountain Libraries’
(FOIL) board of directors and volunteers will host
Dinner at the Rex on Sunday, September 13.
FOIL volunteers will bring their best tablewaiting
skills to the benefit for the Burney Libraries as
they will be serving the meal.
The fact that FOIL gets to keep the tips given by
diners makes this a special fundraiser.
Diners will be asked to tip early and often, even
when the servers bring you water and when the salad
Salad, entree and cookie will be served for $15 plus
tax per person.
The menu for the evening is Cornish game hens or
lasagna. Beverages are additional.
The event will have two seatings. The first at 5:30
p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. Tickets are available
now from the FOIL board members or at the library.
Call 335-4317 for details.
Lions Six Band Concert Sure to be a Fair Hit
McARTHUR — The Burney Lions Club is putting on their
first Concert for Lions Scholarships in the
grandstands at the Intermountain Fair September 4.
Six are professional bands, four of the six
specialize in different types of music and two doing
Rock and Roll.
Matthew Songmaker leads the concerts with Country
music at 2 p.m. Songmaker opened for Clint Black for
a gig in Redding.
At 3:30 p.m. Turn a Blind Eye will do popular
Country Western hits. End Time Lions will present
Hip Hop/Metal at 6:30 p.m. followed by Will Drury of
Glenburn with Country Rock at 6:30 p.m.
Delaney will put on quite a show with Electronic/
Vocal and Dancers at 8 p.m.
From Ashes to Empires will bring the evening to a
close with their 9:30 p.m. rendition of Rock and
Roll hits. The grandstand performances cost $20 for
the day. Once paid and stamped the audience can come
and go as they like, picking and choosing their
concerts and the groups they want to see.The gate is
split between the Lions and the Fair with the Burney
Lions Club’s share going towards the club’s
Burney Community Exchange Set for Satruday Evening
BURNEY – a Burney community exchange is scheduled
between 4 and 7 p.m. at Bailey Park Saturday, August
The community exchange event is for those with
gardens to share their extra fruits and veggies or
handmade items with others who can use them. You can
also bring homemade baked goods, jams, jellies,
fresh eggs, handcrafted soaps or other handmade
house hold items.
Those who don’t have items are also welcome to
The event will also have a lot of family activities
and a free barbecue for everyone who attends
provided by the Burney Fire Protection District.
Call Kim Golcczynski for more information at
Custom Car Show-n-Shine to Benefit Inter Mountain
McARTHUR – Fall River High School senior Ryan
Reynolds is organizing a Custom Car Show-n- Shine
and Parade set for Sunday September 6 at the
fairgrounds in McArthur.
Staging will be 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the Show and Shine
will be between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entry is $35 per
vehicle and includes two admissions into the fair.
The event is open to all vehicles. Entry forms are
available at the Inter Mountain Fair office at the
fairgrounds, on line at
http://www.inter-mountainfair. com, Mountain Echo
Newspaper, Fall River Mills and Hiway Garage in
For more information call (530) 604-1541 or (530)
355- 1844. All proceeds will be donated back to the
Inter Mountain Fair.
Foundation has Raised and Spent $180,000 to Improve
Fairgrounds Since its Inception
By Bruce Bergman
IM Fair Heritage Foundation
The Inter-Mountain Fair Heritage Foundation has
spent $180,000, since it’s inception in 2009,
provided by the generosity of Fair Sponsors and
other donors to preserve, improve and beautify the
fairgrounds. The Foundation is committed to
preserving our “old fashioned country fair” for
current and future generations. A partial list of
completed and on-going projects follows:
• Created a new community event, Mountain Jubilee,
to be held the last weekend in June each year
• Purchased an electronic highway sign to publicize
fair and non-profit, community events
• Updated George Ingram Hall with paint, new tables
and electrical and media systems
• Updated the Jennifer Skuce Pavilion with ceiling
heaters and a portable sound system
• Purchased costumes for local Hispanic dance groups
• Painted the Beef and Sheep Barns and purchased a
new livestock scale
• Repaired and painted the Horse Barn
• Beautified the Garden Reception with pavers, shade
cloth and pergola
• Painted the restrooms and over one hundred picnic
• Upgraded the restrooms and laundry at the Fair RV
• Installed new windows and painted the Fair Office
The newest update is the Flower Exhibit Building
with all new windows and insulated siding. Plans are
underway to install new heaters for the preschool
and develop a new meeting room for the 4-Hers,
quilters and for community use. Future plans include
an ADAcompliant restroom and new tables and chairs
for this facility as well.
While visiting the Fair this year, observe and enjoy
these improvements made possible by the generosity
of the Fair Sponsors. The Foundation thanks these
Sponsors and Friends of the Fair for their financial
and volunteer support. Through their help, and the
effort of many volunteers and clubs, much has been
accomplished to maintain and enhance the value of
the fairgrounds for the community.
For more information about Fair sponsorships please
go online to www. inter-mountainfair.com.