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Safe and Sane announces Coffin Race winners

The Billington Ace Hardware team members push their coffin during the coffin race Friday, Oct. 31. Photos by Makenzie Davis

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 — Waves of Lassen County residents celebrated Halloween in Uptown Susanville with local businesses, endless amounts of candy and thrilling activities.

The annual Safe and Sane Halloween, held Friday, Oct. 31 by the Historic Uptown Susanville Association, had the traditional passing out of candy by businesses and new additions.

Lassen National Forest advisory prescribed burning on Eagle Lake Ranger District

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 —The Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest is planning an underburn in the Butte Creek and Bidwell Springs areas today, Monday, Nov. 10.

The district plans to burn 130 acres which will cause smoke for one to four days in varied directions, depending on conditions that day.

Communities or smoke-sensitive areas is located in a remote area and should not impact any communities or smoke sensitive areas. Smoke might be visible from Highway 44.

Free entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran’s Day

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 — To honor America’s service men and women, Lassen Volcanic National Park will join other areas managed by the Department of the Interior in waiving entrance fees Tuesday, Nov. 11.

“We invite visitors to come to Lassen Volcanic National Park and enjoy the day in honor of our veterans and their role in keeping America safe,” said acting park superintendent Steve Gibbons.

On Nov. 11, Lassen Volcanic National Park visitors will not be charged an entrance fee and may simply come to the park and enjoy the opportunities to explore unique volcanic landscapes, enjoy scenic vistas and take in Lassen’s beauty. Many hiking trails remain accessible and snow free and we invite you to come take a hike in the park. The Lassen National Park Highway is currently open to traffic and will remain open for the fee free day, weather permitting.

Planned power outage Monday

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 — On Monday, Nov. 10, Lassen Municipal Utility District customers in the Litchfield/Wendel area will be without power from approximately 9 to 11 a.m. The estimated two-hour interruption will allow LMUD crews to perform necessary work and system upgrades to our facilities.

Once power has been restored LMUD will update customers via text alert and Facebook. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as it improves the reliability of its system.

If you would like to sign-up to receive LMUD text alerts, text LMUD to the number 95577 from your mobile phone. (Standard text messaging fees may apply.)

Locals plead guilty to illegal woodcutting

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 — Two recent cases involving the illegal cutting of green trees on the Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest have resulted in three guilty pleas.

Mike and Bryan Trumbull, of Susanville, pled guilty to illegally cutting in excess of 200 green Western Juniper and Ponderosa pine trees, some of which exceeded 42 inches in diameter. Their illegal activity also damaged natural resources, including a rare plant species known as Penstemon sudans (Susanville beardtongue). The Trumbulls were ordered to pay $18,809.82 in restitution and serve three years of probation. They are also prohibited from entering the Lassen National Forest during this period.

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