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Doyle man dies in single vehicle accident


Monday, Aug. 4 — A Doyle man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred approximately 1:08 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Joshua Horner, 38.

According to the CHP, officers from the Susanville Area office were dispatched to a solo vehicle traffic collision on Laver Crossing east of Highway 395.

Highway 89 still closed due to wildfire

Sunday, Aug. 3 — Highway 89 remains closed from the junction of Highway 44 to the junction of Highway 299 in Shasta County due to a wildfire. 

According to inciweb, the Eiler fire, burning on the Lassen National Forest, has burned 23,000 acres. It has forced road closures and evacuations have been issued for Johnson Park, Cassel, Big Eddie Estates and an evacuation adivsory has been issued for Burney. Thousand Lakes Wilderness is closed, as is the Pacific Crest Trail between Highway 44 and 299. 

The Bald Fire is burning eight miles southeast of Fall River Mills and has burned 35,000 acres. It is approximately 35 percent contained. Planned actions include holding the fireline and protecting structures. Active fire is projected to spread mostly to the east and southeast and possibly to the north and northeast. Extreme fire behavior is likely. 


Lightning strikes keep firefighters busy

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 —Thunderstorms that raged across Lassen County last Wednesday and Thursday afternoon sparked a number of wildfires.

Jeff Fontana, a spokesperson for the Susanville Interagency Fire Center, said crews responded to 19 lightning-caused fires around the Honey Lake Valley on Thursday afternoon.

Fire crews are working on the largest of those fires, one burning near the Elysian Valley, but Fontana said he had no specific information about the size of the fire or its exact location.

Fire crews also are working two major fires in the North County.

Remarkable views in Lassen county

The Lagoon and Trifid Nebula, shot at shot at the Bateson Observatory, are uncovered by stitching together 40 individual photos. To reduce noise and introduce as much detail as possible Astrophotographers stitch together multiple images as possible into photos use the process of stitching in planetary imagining. Photo by Randall Evans

Thursday, July 31, 2014 — The clean air and gorgeous vistas of Plumas and Lassen Counties are only two of the many charms the area has to offer. Often, by simply stepping outside their doors residents are greeted with overwhelmingly peaceful surroundings, making it difficult not to stop and “smell the roses.”

Police host assailant training

On Monday, Aug. 4, the Susanville Police Department will be hosting a training exercise on the Lassen High School campus to simulate an active assailant incident, similar to a school shooting. The exercise will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and should conclude no later than 4 p.m. The Susanville Police Department is conducting the training exercise in partnership with several local agencies including the Lassen High School District, Susanville School District, Lassen County Sheriffs Office, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Susanville Fire Department, CalFire, SEMSA, Banner Lassen Medical Center, Mountain Life Flight and Lassen County Public Health.

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