Volume XV Issue 96 | Monday, December 12th, 2022

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Lassen County Chamber of

Commerce Update for December 12th


Kelly Ackley, Chamber Executive Director


Lassen County Fairgrounds presents its Holiday Craft Fair, Friday, December 16th from 4:00-8:00p.m., and Saturday, December 17th from 9:00-2:00p.m. For more information, visit www.lassencountyfair.org.


Santa’s Village and Craft Workshop at Susanville Ford Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Friday, December 16, 2022, from 3:00 – 6:00p.m., Santa Claus will be visiting Susanville Auto Center to greet all the kids and have lots of fun. There will be Christmas crafts, and refreshments for kids of all ages. Remember to bring your letters to Santa. For more information, call the dealership at 800.869.9375.

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The Susanville Symphony 2022-2023 Concert Season brings to you, A Susanville Christmas, Friday, December 16th at 7:00p.m., and Saturday, December 17th at 2:30p.m., located at United Methodist Church at 60 Lassen Street in Susanville. Tickets are available at Susanville Dental Care and Margie’s Book Nook. For more information, contact 530.310.8111 or visit, www.thesusanvillesymphony.com.


Festival of Lights is brought to you by your Lassen County Fairgrounds. Make sure to come out and look at all the Christmas displays people have worked so hard on. December 16th through December 25th, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the Lassen County Fair is hosting its ‘Holiday Festival of Lights’ exhibition at the fairgrounds. Friday and Saturday gates are open 5:00 – 9:00p.m., and on Sunday, gates are open 5:00 – 8:00p.m. Gates will be open the whole week from Friday, December 16th through the following Sunday, December 25th. The hours for December 24th, Christmas Eve, are 5:00 – 10:00p.m. Please note, Friday, December 16th is walk-through only from 4:00 – 8:00p.m., no cars. Drive-thru the fairway and see holiday light displays. Donations are accepted.


Bottle & Brush Art Bar Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Saturday, December 17th at 4:00p.m. It’s the most wonderful time…..for a beer. Dig out those tacky sweaters from the back of your closet and come join us for a CHRISTMAS PARTY! They will have light snacks and drink specials. The fun starts at 4 and goes until 8:00p.m. See you there. 2204 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, visit www.bottleandbrushartbar.com.


Church of Jesus Christ in Susanville presents The Live Nativity. This family-friendly, outdoor Live Nativity will run for three nights. Friday, December 16th through Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:00p.m., each evening. Admission to the Live Drive-Thru Nativity is free. You can arrive anytime between 7:00 and 8:00p.m.


This event is open to the public and located on the grounds of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 905 Richmond Road, Susanville, CA 96130 – across from Diamond View Middle School. Be sure to tune in to your radio station to the posted channel and enjoy inspiring music as you make your way through The Live Nativity experience. For a cozy experience, they suggest bringing blankets or pajamas as you enjoy this event from the comfort of your own vehicle. For more information visit the www.TheLiveNativity.org or send an email to info@thelivenativity.org.


Lassen Library will be holding a Gingerbread House Party on Saturday, December 17th from 11:00 to 12:30p.m., located at Lassen Library 1618 Main Street, Susanville. Geared toward Elementary aged children. Join us for an afternoon of gingerbread house building.


Lassen County Chamber of Commerce has launched its Holiday Shopping Campaign, Magic Made Local. This year they have 23 participating businesses around town for you to get all your holiday shopping needs. This campaign will run thru December 20th. Once you have visited 5 or more of the participating locations and received a stamp in your brochure you may drop it off at the Chamber office, 1516 Main Street for a chance to be put in for raffle baskets. For more information or to pick up a brochure, visit the Chamber office. Magic Made Local 2022 | Mysite (lassencountychamber.org)


Don’t forget to email the Chamber with any upcoming event or swing by the Chamber Office at 1516 Main Street with event posters.

Banner Lassen Lab Draw Station

Closed Until Further Notice


Effective today, December 12th, Banner Lassen’s Lab Draw Station will be closed until further notice.


In an announcement made by the hospital Friday, Banner Lassen Medical Center said that it is working diligently to assure its outpatient process for patients is seamless.


“The team thanks you for your patience and understanding during this time.”

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Lab Test Management Coordinator, Candace Owen at 530.252.2195.

Westwood Wellness Center to

Temporarily Close Due to Weather


The Westwood Wellness Center, 463-975 Birch Street, will be closed until further notice due to the current weather conditions and ongoing inclement weather predictions.


“We are working closely with Lassen County Public Works to ensure timely snow removal; however, we remain realistic on the possible volume of snowfall and need to keep roads open.,” explained Lassen County’s Director, Health and Social Services Barbara Longo, MS, RDN.

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“We will provide an update as soon as we can verify clear access to the Center.”


Please call the Lassen County Behavioral Health Department at (530) 251-8108 for an update prior to traveling to the Westwood Wellness Center.

Agenda: December 13th, 2022 Lassen

County Board of Supervisors Meeting


There will be a Lassen County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, at 9:00a.m. at the Board Chambers, 707 Nevada Street, Susanville.


Click here to download a printable agenda for the meeting.

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Susanville’s City Hall and Fire Station in 1947 from the Eastman Studios archive at UC Davis.

Tilley Quits Lassen Post

December 12th, 1946


J. Tilley has resigned as city fire engineer, and also as city clerk, effective January 1, but will retain the position of city engineer, it was announced at the meeting of the city council this week.


Tilley first became city clerk and engineer in 1922, and returned to the position twice, after short periods in other work. He will become full time engineer for the Lassen-Modoc joint highway 14, in which he has been active for several years.


Gabe Laxalt, employed by the State Farm Insurance Co., is the new fire engineer, starting Monday of this week, and as city clerk January 1, Laxalt has lived in Susanville most of his life. A graduate of the Lassen Union high school, he served four and a half years in the army, as a member of an air force inspection team in Italy.


He encircled the world from New Zealand, Australia, India, Suez and Palestine, North Africa to Italy while in the service.


Tilley expects to have preliminary work on joint highway 14 completed for awarding a contract for 17 miles next spring, and 16 miles on the Adin end for construction Next Summer.

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