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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.

It’s Turkey Trot time!

Hundreds of Lassen County residents participate in last years Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot to benefit Lassen Senior Services. The second annual event begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 near the Lassen County Hall of Justice. Cash or non-perishable food item donations will benefit the Meals on Wheels program. For more information, call 257-2113. Photo by Sam Williams


Church prepares Thanksgiving Day meals

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 — A local church and nonprofit are providing Thanksgiving meals for people this year.

People can still sign up to receive a meal from Susanville Assembly of God Church, which will be providing dinner Thursday, Nov. 27.

Crossroads Ministries will be distributing Thanksgiving baskets and is still in need of frozen turkey donations.

Make the holiday’s merrier this year

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 — The holiday season is officially here, but for some it might not be met with anticipation, but possibly despair as they struggle to make ends meet and the possibility of gifts and a warm festive meal seems out of reach.

There are many organizations in Lassen County that with the community’s help, ensure everyone from the elderly to the children are provided with a merrier Christmas.

Whether you are interested in helping a senior citizen stay warm, donating food for Thanksgiving, or hosting a table for a Christmas dinner, there are plenty of opportunities to give back this year.

Locals share traditions

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 — From turkey dinners and family, Lassen County residents are gearing up to celebrate the holiday dedicated to giving thanks.

Coming up this Thursday, Nov. 27, many local families and friends will be gathering together, crowding the television watching football and the Macy’s Day Parade, and of course, stuffing their faces and stomachs with delicious food.

“I’m just thankful for everything we have in our life … I’m happy that we live in the wonderful country that we do,” said resident Ellie Brown.

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