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Susanville WebXtra for December 6th, 2018
Volume XI Issue 924
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SusanvilleStuff Holiday Light Gallery Video

Show Us Your Lights! Submit Your Light Display for our 12th Annual Holiday Light Gallery

It's time for our 12th annual SusanvilleStuff Holiday Light Gallery Video! Each year we spend the month of December taking video of the valley's most beautiful light displays for our big gallery.

If you are proud of your light display, or see a light display we should include in our gallery, let us know.

This year we have neat prizes from Lassen Municipal Utility District for winners in three categories; Best Theme Display, Spirit of the Season and Most Spectacular.

Our panel of judges will visit each entry and our top winners will each receive a $50 Energy Gift Card from Lassen Municipal Utility District.

Click here for details. Deadline to submit your display is Wednesday, December 19th and our winners will be announced when we publish our video gallery on Christmas Eve.

SusanvilleStuff Holiday Light Gallery Video

CalFire Announces End of 2018 Peak Fire Season

Recent snow, rain and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires, allowing Cal-Fire’s Lassen-Modoc Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 8:00a.m. in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties.

Cal-Fire will continue to maintain staffing to meet any potential threat, as well as maintaining the ability to strategically move resources to areas that remain at a higher threat level.
CalFire Announces End of 2018 Peak Fire Season

Cal-Fire will also continue to monitor weather conditions closely and will increase staffing should weather conditions change or if there is a need to support wildfires or other emergencies in other areas of the State.

The 2018 fire season was the most destructive and most deadly fire season in the state’s history. Statewide, Cal-Fire and firefighters from many local, state and federal agencies responded to over 6,200 wildfires within the State Responsibility Area that burned 876,167 acres.

Over 22,700 structures were destroyed, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and close to 100 people lost their lives.

During the cooler winter months, Cal-Fire will continue to actively focus efforts on fire prevention and fuels treatment activities as guided by the State’s Strategic Fire Plan and localized Unit fire plans. These will be done through public education, prescribed burns and various types of fuel reduction. These activities are aimed at reducing the impacts of large, damaging wildfires and improving overall forest health.

Residents are urged to still take precautions outdoors to prevent sparking a wildfire.

A leading cause of wildfires this time of year is from escaped landscape debris burning. Before you burn, ensure it is a permissive burn day by contacting your local air quality district.

During burning, make sure that piles of landscape debris are no larger than four feet in diameter, provide a 10-ft. clearance down to bare mineral soil around the burn pile, and ensure that a responsible adult attends the fire at all times with a water source and a shovel.

For more ways to burn safely visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Standish 4H Holding Christmas Craft Fair December 14th and 15th

The Standish 4H Club will be featuring lots of quality hand-made artwork and crafts at their annual Old Fashioned Christmas Craft fair scheduled for December 14th and 15th.

The event, which will feature hot food and marvelous crafts from a variety of local artisans will be held at the Standish 4H hall, 718-880 Highway 395 East.

Come browse woodwork, leather, candles, soap and lotions, handmade sweets, cakes and candy, pottery, home-sewn clothing, jewelry, floral arrangements, home décor, wreaths and more.
Standish 4H Holding Christmas Craft Fair

There will be a drawing for lovely Christmas decorations, vintage and antique items as well as brand new items donated from your community and beautiful gift items donated by craft vendors. Tickets are only $2.

Comfort food served from the 4H kitchen for just $5 a serving. Get a bowl of Carolina pulled pork and slaw or loaded baked Potato.

The craft fair will be held from 4:00 to 8:00p.m. on Friday, and 10:00a.m., to 4:00p.m., on Saturday.

For more information about the Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Fair call Mia at 249-4494 or Virginia at 310-1993.

Friday Deadline for City of Susanville
Leaf Collection Program


Too many leaves in your yard with nowhere to put them?
Until this Friday, December 7th, the City of Susanville’s annual leaf collection program offers a way for Susanville residents to rid themselves of the leaves for free.

After bagging leaves please bring them, tied securely, to one of these locations:
  • The Southeast corner of Riverside Park off of Sunkist.
  • The vacant lot on Skyline Road at Numa Road.
Friday Deadline for City of Susanville
The area where you are to place your bags will be marked with tape and barricades.

The bags are not to weigh more than forty pounds and are to contain leaves only.

If you are handicapped or elderly please call 530-257-1041 to arrange for pickup of already bagged leaves.

This program is made possible for Susanville residents through a partnership with C&S Waste Systems and the California Correction Center.

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SusanvilleStuff Today in History
Susanville's City Hall and Fire Station on N. Lassen Street in 1947.
Courtesy of UC Davis, Special Collections

Funds Assure Fire Protection
December 6th, 1940


With raising of more than $700 by popular subscription in the residential districts outside the city limits, permanent fire protection is assured that area, according to members of the Johnstonville Grange of which Mrs. Sarah Buffum is master.

The money, secured by popular subscription by Supervisor Tro Emerson, member of the grange, not only assures the use of seven state forestry division fire trucks and keeps two paid men in call at all times, but forms the nucleus for including a similar sum annually in the county budget for fire protection in nearby rural districts.

The state forestry in the past has discontinued fire protection service with the end of the hazardous summer season. The interest shown in providing fire protection will result in the tax payers of the district dividing the burden thereafter.

Lassen Municipal Utility District


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. When you sign up you'll receive regular Historical Society newsletters with interesting stories and information. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in area history.

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

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SusanvilleStuff Joke of the Day
I got offered a job at a vegetable company, but I didn't take it...
I didn't like the celery package!



Congratulations to Allyson Stillwagon, 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!
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Susanville Weather Forecast


Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 32 to 42. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 14 to 24. Light winds.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 34 to 44. Light winds.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 14 to 24.

Saturday And Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 41 to 46. Lows 17 to 27.

Sunday And Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Highs 37 to 47. Lows 19 to 29.

Monday And Monday Night: Cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Highs 38 to 43. Lows 22 to 27.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Highs 38 to 43.





Wednesday, December 5
Susanville Weight Watchers meet Mondays 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.
Community Calendar

Wednesday, December 5
Lassen Aurora Network Veteran's Support Group Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm at 811 Cottage St, Susanville. Our Mission is to provide a judgment-free environment where Veterans from all era's and services can meet and discuss issues without outside influences.

Thursday, December 6
Wrencher's Car Club is an informal group who discuss their car projects. Meetings are held at the Pizza Factory, 2975 Main Street Susanville from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. For more information, please call Chris at (616) 212-3068 or visit our Wrenchers Facebook page.

Thursday, December 6
Chamber of Commerce Mixer - Hosted by Plumas Bank will be from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at 3000 Riverside Dr.

Friday, December 6
Christmas at the Ranch. The Doyle Ranch Christmas Store, a gift shop and local crafters, will be open Nov 9th to Dec 15th Fridays and Saturdays from 15th 9:00 - 4:00 Doyle Ranch, 441 885 Hwy 395, Milford

Friday, December 6
2018 Festival of Lights, a brilliant display of lights at the fairgrounds created by local groups and organizations for people to drive through and enjoy. The festival will be open Friday's and Saturday's from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday's 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, December 2nd until Sunday, December 23rd and two extra days Monday, December 24th from 5:00 - 10:00 and Tuesday December 25th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Please note, Friday, December 7th no cars, walk through only.

Saturday, December 7
Westwood celebrates the holidays with Christmas in the Mountains. Come rain, shine or snow, everyone is invited to the community center at 5:00p.m. Santa will arrive on the Fire Truck in the Light Parade. Children can sit on Santa's lap so bring your cameras for a photo opportunity.

Saturday, December 7
2018 Festival of Lights, a brilliant display of lights at the fairgrounds created by local groups and organizations for people to drive through and enjoy. The festival will be open Friday's and Saturday's from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday's 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, December 2nd until Sunday, December 23rd and two extra days Monday, December 24th from 5:00 - 10:00 and Tuesday December 25th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Please note, Friday, December 7th no cars, walk through only.

Saturday, December 7
The Lassen County Fair's annual Holiday Craft Fair is a huge two-day event featuring everything from hand-crafted wooden toys to homemade maple syrup and steam punk jewelry. It is the perfect place to shop for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas shopping list. Crafters fill up several buildings on the fairgrounds with great gift ideas. This year Santa will be on hand for pictures with the kids. Remember to bring your camera for a great photo opportunity. The show opens on Friday, December 7th from 4:00 to 8:00p.m. and on Saturday, December 8th doors will be open from 10:00 to 3:00p.m.

Saturday, December 7
At the fairgrounds is the 29th annual Lassen Family Services and the California Correctional Center Victims of Crime Hobby Craft Fair. You can find something for everyone while helping out a good cause; clocks, toys, belt buckles, redwood jewelry boxes, benches, picnic tables and a wooden locomotive playhouse are just some of the handmade items. Camp inmates donated their own time and supplies to produce craft items. All of the donated hobby crafts will be on sale at the fairgrounds Friday and Saturday as part of the Lassen County Fair's holiday craft fair; on Friday, December 7th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8th from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 7
Christmas at the Ranch. The Doyle Ranch Christmas Store, a gift shop and local crafters, will be open Nov 9th to Dec 15th Fridays and Saturdays from 15th 9:00 - 4:00 Doyle Ranch, 441 885 Hwy 395, Milford


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