These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • State aid sought for watermaster investigation
  • Utility discusses future rate increases
  • Lassen Community College honors Disability Awareness Month
  • Supervisors table Herlong property sale
  • Local resident wins Mini Miss California pageant

Train derails in Feather River Canyon



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Rail traffic through the Feather River Canyon has been diverted following a derailment that occurred early Tuesday morning.

According to the Union Pacific, 11 cars carrying corn jumped the track near Belden about 3 a.m. There were no injuries reported.

Nine of the cars went over a steep embankment. spilling corn into the river.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators for Union Pacific, OES and the Department of Fish and Wildlife were at the scene.

According to Union Pacific spokesperson Calli Hite, the 106-car train was headed for Traver near Fresno. It originated in Nebraska.

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