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Volume X Issue 120
January 12th, 2018
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Ranger Led Snow Shoe Walks at Lassen National Park

Ranger-led snowshoe walks at Lassen National Park are an excellent way to learn or practice snowshoeing techniques and explore Lassen in its winter form. The walks cover one to two miles of moderately strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests near the Visitor Center.

At the beginning of each snowshoe walk, a ranger will demonstrate how to put on snowshoes and how to move around. Once the basic techniques are covered, the group heads out into the snow and the adventure begins!

Ranger -led walks will be held Saturdays and Sundays from now through April 1st, at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center  from 1:30 until 3:30p.m.

Snowshoe walks can be cancelled due to a lack of snow. Please check a day or two before the walk you plan on attending to verify, by calling the Visitor Center at 530-595-4480.

Some walks can be cancelled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions.

•Location is at the park’s southwest entrance off of Hwy 36.
•There are no ranger-led walks at the park’s northwest entrance.
•Snowshoes are provided, a $1 donation is requested to cover maintenance costs.
•Organized groups or groups larger than 10 planning on attending a regularly scheduled walk must schedule a ranger-led snowshoe walk outside of regularly scheduled walks.
•Space is limited; obtain a free ticket at the front desk the day of.
•Walks are open to those eight years of age and older; children in carriers are not allowed due to safety concerns.
•Appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended such as; water-resistant hiking boots or snow boots, layered clothing and water or wind resistant outerlayer, hats, gloves and sunglasses.
•Snowshoes are only provided for the ranger-led activity; the park does not rent snowshoes or other winter equipment.

Improvement Work to Begin at Rice Canyon OHV Area

Cleanup and improvement work will begin Friday, January 19th, at the Rice Canyon Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area east of Susanville, and the Bureau of Land Management is asking visitors to be careful around work areas.

Crews will be working on weekends through the early summer. A major focus will be construction of a kids OHV track, site preparations for a vault toilet, trail maintenance and construction of jump areas.

Crews will also be developing a new gravel pit in the area.

“The Rice Canyon OHV area is a great place for families, novice riders looking to improve their skills, and experienced riders looking for steep hill climbs,” said Marisa Williams, an outdoor recreation planner with the BLM. “We are proud to be a good neighbor in our community by providing top quality off-highway recreation opportunities.”

The BLM has been working since last year to improve the area, building new trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

“We have graded and graveled the main access road, improved parking, and installed barbecue grills, picnic tables, and informational kiosks,” Williams said. “Much of the work has been funded with grants from the California Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Division. These funds come from off-highway vehicle registration fees”

To get to the OHV area from Susanville, take County Road A27 east about 6.1 miles to the junction with Rice Canyon Road and turn left. Continue 1.8 miles to the OHV entrance on the left, just after the pavement ends.

Williams said the BLM always welcomes volunteers to help with improvement projects at OHV recreation areas. Anyone interested can telephone the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office (530) 257-0456, or Williams at (530) 252-5303.

Assembly Republican Leader Dahle Responds to California Budget Release

Today, Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle released the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s budget proposal:

“It’s a strange world where politicians are celebrating that the government took too much money from taxpayers, but that’s exactly what is happening with this budget surplus. My question is: when do California taxpayers get a break?

“In the meantime, Sacramento needs to invest in the state in ways that don’t put taxpayers on the hook for more ongoing spending programs. That means increasing the rainy day fund, paying down our out-of-control debt and investing in one-time infrastructure projects.”

Brian Dahle represents California’s 1st Assembly District, which includes Lassen County along with all or parts of Butte, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.

9th Annual Westwood Chowder Cook-Off This Saturday

Expect a tasty good time at the Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Chowder Cook-Off Saturday, January 13th, at the Westwood Visitor Center.

The Cook-Off will be held from noon-4:00p.m. You can purchase a tasting kit for $5 at the event and there will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Tasting kits include a sourdough bread bowl.

The event promises fun for the entire family! Taste lots of great chowder, enjoy live music plus a bounce house and hot dogs for the kids!

The event will be held outside so dress warmly. 

For more information you can contact the Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce office at 530.256.2456.

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Turkey Growers Plan Shipments
January 12, 1941

A crew of thirty feather pluckers are busy on the Jay Gibson turkey ranch near here today, preparing the last of 1,800 fat turkeys for shipment to Buffalo, N.Y.

Gibson and partner, C. H. Haley, started last May with 7,000 Washington bred Oregon broad breasted baby turks and by the advent of the holiday season had 6,800 gobblers and hens ready for Thanksgiving and Yule tide.

Some 5,000 supplied the Reno, Susanville and Westwood markets. The balance were sold to the eastern market and will be shipped in refrigeration during the current week direct to Buffalo. The market price is none too good, according to Gibson and Haley.

If you are a fan of our daily history stories you should join the Lassen Historical Society! It's a fun way to be a part of our county's rich history.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history of our area.

Through your membership you help preserve local history. You can download a membership application here.

Historical Society Membership

Congratulations to Victoria Estrada, winner of this week's Pizza Factory giveaway!

You too could win a large one-topping pizza from the Susanville or Janesville Pizza Factory locations just by entering our weekly giveaway!

Just click here and follow the link to our handy entry form. You can enter once per day from each email address. We’ll announce our weekly winner right here next Monday morning.

The prize is good for take-out or dine-in orders only, sorry no delivery.

Good luck and enjoy that yummy Pizza Factory Pizza!

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs 44 to 54. Light winds.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 20 to 30. Northeast winds around 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 55. East winds around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 22 to 32.

Sunday And Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 48 to 58. Lows 23 to 33.

Martin Luther King Jr Day: Mostly cloudy. Highs 48 to 58.

Monday Night Through Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows 26 to 36. Highs 48 to 58.

Friday, January 12
Lassen Family Services Parenting Group 9:30 – 10:30 pm at Lassen Family Services, 1306 Riverside Dr. Parenting Group classes are designed to help reduce chaos and power struggles within families. Learn an approach to parenting that is both simple and effective. All classes are free but space is limited. Please contact Heather at 530-257-4599 for more information.

Friday, January 12
Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Wellness Support from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Women’s Group from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 13
Annual Chowder Cook-Off. The Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to participate in the Annual Chowder Cook-Off from 8:00 – 4:00 pm. Taster Kits will be available for purchase.  Please, call Westwood Chamber for details at (530) 256-2378. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14th
Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks January through April.  Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park in its winter form. Walks are open to those 8 years and older and last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The walks start at 1:30 pm at the Lassen Volcanic National Park Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. A $1 donation to cover snowshoe maintenance is appreciated. Space is limited; free tickets are available each day inside of the visitor center.  For more information, please call Please call the visitor center staff at 530-595-4480

Monday, January 15
Susanville Weight Watchers every Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 and 5:30 – 6:30 at the Susanville Mall Community Room, 805 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, please contact Theresa 530-310-5896.

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