Gaines’ bill to repeal fire fee fails in committee
April 10, 2013 — Although it received bi-partisan support, Senator Ted Gaines’ bill to repeal the illegal fire tax (Senate Bill 17), failed recently in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on a four-to-three vote (with two members abstaining).
Senate Bill 17 would have reversed the governor’s and legislative Democrats’ decision to raise $84 million in taxes by charging rural property owners a fee for fire prevention services as part of the 2011-2012 budget. These communities are located in State Responsibility Areas designated by Calfire, even though their property taxes already contribute to the service contracts that counties have with Calfire.
Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Lassen, Alpine, El Dorado, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.
Grizzlies look back on football season
Cole McCown, back left, Sam Joseph, Franky Shepherd, Quinn Thompson, Case Bennett, Jace Woginrich, front left, Tyler Clark, Colton Faure, Jake Thomas and Kyle Barnetche were all presented with awards during the Lassen High School varsity football awards ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 4. Photo by Maddie...Read More...
Lassen High wrestling hosts Purple and Gold Scrimmage
The Lassen High School wrestling team held its annual Purple and Gold Scrimmage on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Lassen High gym. The wrestling team broke up into two teams, purple and gold, and faced off in a night of wrestling that gave fans a taste of what they can expect in the coming season. Lassen...Read More...
Cougars face tough teams to prepare for a victorious season
TJ McCauley attempts to keep the ball away from a Fresno City College player during the championship basketball game of the El Camino Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Lassen Community College Cougars have been competing in pre-season tournaments and have earned several wins. Photo by Scott Nordstrom Dec....Read More...