Firefighters gather to honor Luke Sheehy
|Members of the wildland fire community stand at attention while Luke Sheehy’s flag draped casket is rolled by at the Susanville Airport. Sheehy was flown from Modoc to Lassen County Wednesday, June 19. The Honor Guard, consisting of various natural resource agencies, was also in attendance. Sheehy was a member of the California Smokejumpers out of Redding and died June 10 while fighting a fire in Modoc County. John Heil III, regional press officer for the Forest Service said, “It’s a lot of deep grief for the Forest Service and the entire firefighter community … it’s a real devastating loss and everyone’s grieving right now.” Sheehy’s parents accompanied him on the smokejumper airplane he used and friends and family members gathered with them at the airport. “Our sympathies and heartfelt grief go out to the Sheehy family,” Heil said. Photo by Ruth Ellis|
|Members of the United States Forest Service's Lassen Hotshots gather on Main Street to show their respect and honor for fellow firefighter Luke Sheehy as his procession, including family, law enforcement and fire agencies, drives through Main Street Susanville Wednesday, June 19. Memorial services for Sheehy will be held in Westwood on Saturday and in Redding on Sunday of this weekend. Photo by Makenzie Davis|
Lassen High wrestling hosts Purple and Gold Scrimmage
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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...
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