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SusanvilleStuff Week in Review for April 22nd, 2012


Welcome to our Sunday recap of what you might have missed if you weren’t tirelessly clicking on SusanvilleStuff all week long!


Lassen Youth Fastpitch Softball Opening Day
Niki Cunningham SusanvilleStuff Sports Editor The wind and cold couldn’t put a damper on the spirits of young local softball players this weekend. Opening day was filled with team introductions, giveaways by the board members and of course, SOFTBALL. Lassen Youth Fastpitch has U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 divisions. They play at Susanville Ranch Park and Diamond View School….

Chief Downing Cautions Susanville Teens on Kony 2012 Protest
Police Chief Tom Downing has some words of caution for Susanville teens who are planning on taking part in the Kony 2012 ‘Blanket the Night’ protest on April 20th. According to Downing the Susanville Police Department has been monitoring the progress of the Kony 2012 movement and, “wishes to make sure potential participants are aware of the consequences of committing crimes in our community during this event.” Kony 2012 supporters are planning events…

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – April 16th, 1960
The Noble historical marker installed May 1st, 1960 Two Historic Events Slated in Susanville April 16th, 1960 Two events of interest to Susanville and Lassen County will take place Sunday in Susanville’s Memorial Park. One of these events is the opening to the public of the new William H. Pratt Memorial Museum at the site of historic Roop’s Fort….

Photo: Triple Threat 7th Grade Girls Basketball
Triple Threat Spring 2012 Tournament 7th Grade Girls First Place Winners Jordan McCloughan, Savannah Santana, Makenzie Gray, Holly Fortin, Maddie Camacho, Grace McCoy, Rachel McCoy, Brynn Winters, Marissa Geer, not pictured Jessie Kirby…

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – April 17th, 1946
Diamond Mountain Guest Ranch staff, 1946 Lassen Dude Ranch Planned April 17th, 1946 Susanville will have a first quality dude ranch a year from this summer, according to J.E. “Jack” Hauskins, who has purchased the former George Wingfield place on Diamond Mountain from C. D. Draucker, and already has started work on making it over into a guest ranch. Hauskins was the founder and owner of the guest ranch ‘Rio Blanco’ in Colorado until he moved to…

Chamber of Commerce Update for April 17th, 2012
Patti Hagata, Executive Director Mark your calendar to attend the next Chamber Mixer that will be hosted by High Sierra Collision and Towing, Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. As is the case at all mixers, you do not need to be a Chamber member to attend everyone is welcomed. Mixers are a great way to network, as well as support local businesses, while seeing what they have to offer in a relaxed…

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – April 18th, 1946
BUILDING THEIR OWN—Dr. J. R. Packwood, left, installs wiring in a garage he helped build. E. B. Woltkamp, one of Susanville’s ex-servicemen, nails sheet asphalt siding to a wall of his new house. From the New York Olean Times Herald Despite Hardship Susanville People Find a Way April 18th, 1946 Self-reliance and a refusal to wait for government bureaus to do something are lifting this northern California community of 8,000 out of the worst…

LHS Baseball Gets Big Win Against Chico
Niki Cunningham SusanvilleStuff Sports Editor Lassen Baseball traveled to Chico on Tuesday and came away with a huge win. It was a nail-biting 1 to 0 game until the top of the 7th inning with 2 outs when freshman Daniel Perry stepped up to the plate and hit a GRAND SLAM! Lassen continued to bat through the lineup and ended the game with a score of 10 to 0. Daniel Perry hit a grand slam for the…

It’s Time for the 23rd Annual Junior Fishing Derby!
Kids ages 2 to 15 are invited to come enjoy fishing along Paiute Creek and the Susan River this Saturday as the Lassen Sportsmen’s Club presents their 23rd Annual Junior Fishing Derby. Year after year the fishing derby is a terrific place for young anglers to get a taste for the sport, for free, weeks earlier than the regular opening of local rivers and streams for the season. The busy morning starts at…

Susanville Symphony Presents Musica de Espana
A SusanvilleStuff Feature by Char Petersen Susanville’s Symphony is once again preparing to surround the community with its hypnotic melodies, featuring a collective concert with music compositions from Russia to Argentina, all with the common theme of Spanish Flair. This weekend’s concerts showcase the many aspects of the Latin Flair that had such a great influence over the Renaissance and Baroque eras….

BLM Officials Ask for Vigilance in Illegal Activities
As the spring and summer outdoor recreation seasons get into full swing, officials from the Bureau of Land Management are asking public land visitors in northeast California and northwest Nevada to watch for illegal activities including dumping, vandalism and potentially dangerous marijuana growing operations. BLM officials said marijuana growing is a major concern because it poses dangers for unsuspecting public land visitors and harms water sources and other natural resources. “Most public land…

CalTrans Taking Part in Great American Cleanup
The Lassen District of the California Department of Transportation will join eleven other Caltrans districts statewide for an all out litter cleanup day this Thursday, April 19th. The day is part of the nationwide “Great American Cleanup” beautification campaign. According to CalTrans it costs California taxpayers millions for cleanup and disposal of trash along roadsides each year….

Business Spotlight: The Signs of Spring!
It must be spring because new signs and fun things are going on at businesses all over town! Wheels West on Main Street has a brand new building at their dealership! Francis and Ardalia Law invite you in to check out their new car detailing service The new sign for Zaengles Home and Floor Covering comes out of its crate. Technicians from YESCO lower the new Zaengles sign into position Visit SusanvilleStuff.com – The Internet Home…

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – April 20th, 1947
Buildings Arrive at Lassen School April 20th, 1947 A cafeteria kitchen and two classrooms for the Lassen Union High School and Junior College, a building of war-emergency type, was acquired through the federal works agency from Lathrop Calif and arrived here this week by truck. The building, 40×96, will be erected approximately 60 feet south or behind the junior college building according to Dr G….

Forest Service Announces Prescribed Burns
The spring prescribed burning program on the Lassen National Forest will soon be in full swing. Burning will occur when weather conditions and other factors allow for safe and efficient burning. Dynamics such as air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and fuel moisture are used to determine the optimal time to burn….

Gallery: LHS Track and Field vs. Oroville
Char Petersen SusanvilleStuff The Lassen Track and Field athletes competed against Oroville High School Wednesday. Lassen won all four sections with Varsity boys gaining 85 points, JV Boys gaining 76 points, Varsity Girls gaining 55 points and JV Girls gaining 64 points. During the event, many athletes shined individually. Portia Martin won first place in Girls Varsity Triple-Jump, Long Jump, and 100 meter dash….

John Choo: A Lifetime of Good Deeds and Kind Acts
A SusanvilleStuff Volunteer Week Feature by Melissa Blosser Many of us get into the spirit of giving during the holidays or write an occasional check to a charity, but for John Choo, charity work is a part of his daily routine. “When I was around ten, social services used to come to my house and would bring us food,” said John Choo….

Win Passes to the Sierra Theatre and Uptown Cinemas!
Welcome to our weekly feature where we give you a chance to win a pair of passes to the Sierra Theatre and Uptown Cinemas. Congratulations to this week’s winner Wendy Plainer! You could be our next winner. Just scroll down and use our handy entry form. You can enter once per day from each email address. We’ll have another winner right here next Friday! Good luck and enjoy the movies! Now through at least Thursday 4/26 IN…

Business Spotlight: The Signs of Spring!
It must be spring because new signs and fun things are going on at businesses all over town!

Lassen Baseball Beats Oroville in Nail Biter
Niki Cunningham SusanvilleStuff Sports Editor Lassen Varsity Baseball beat Oroville 1 to 0 in nine innings. My dad told me I use the term ‘nail biter’ too often, but this was definitely one of those games. Jared Bertotti bats for Lassen in Friday’s game against Oroville Jared Bertotti hit a double in the bottom of the 9th inning, followed by a walk for Joey Beck, then Adam Miranda hit the ball and made it safe to first scoring…

Lassen College Cougar Softball splits with Feather River
Niki Cunningham SusanvilleStuff Sports Editor In the first game of the double-header Lassen beat Feather River 4 to 2. Leading Lassen at the plate was Dani Wise with a double and a base hit, Sierra Barton with a base hit and 2 RBIs, Danielle Lewis with a base hit and an RBI. Lynnsie Johnson and Beanie Avilla each with a base hit. Dani Wise led LCC at the plate Winning pitcher Ivette Garcia pitched all 7 innings….

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