Volume XV Issue 142 | Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

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The Good Stuff by Shelley Bennett

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope your day is full of flowers, chocolate, and someone special. Unless you think that Valentine’s Day is an over-hyped, cash grab invented by Hallmark to sell more greeting cards. If that’s the case, then have a great Tuesday!

It was another great weekend for the Lassen High School Grizzliettes! They competed at the USA Northern California State Dance Classic in three divisions and brought home some hardware.

In the military division, the Grizzliettes placed first with a routine to “Paint it Black” choreographed by drill team alum Kat Guess. Jen Paez, another former Grizzliette, came back to teach and clean the dance.

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Their hip hop dance, choreographed by former captain Anna Townsend and Seanne McElrath, earned third place in a very competitive division. The team also got a third in the lyrical division with a dance to “Hold my Hand” choreographed by Jillaine Singleton.

This was the first time the team has competed at the state level and as their coach, I couldn’t be prouder. Now we have a month to go over the judges’ feedback, re-do formations, and get ready for the Nationals Competition in Anaheim on March 17th.

In other local sporting news, the LHS basketball teams enter playoffs this week. Our boys team plays Winters on Wednesday 2/15 at 6:00. We would love to have a big, rowdy crowd to begin their post season with a successful start.

The Lady Grizz will play the winner of tomorrow’s Yreka/Colusa game on Thursday 2/16 at 7:00. Celebrating their league champ status, the team would also benefit from a gym packed with lots of local fans.

Lassen wrestlers had a great showing at last weekend’s CIF match, placing third as a team. Dathen Moore and Talon Pleau took first, Reagan Dunten and Kona Rigney grabbed second, while Deshon Moore, Zayn Wright, Hollin Thomas, Quinton Maumoynier, and Clayton Biggs placed third. Aviana and Trinity Crandall both got fourth in their classes. Alex Shaw and Phillip Bush finished sixth.

Lassen’s soccer teams are also entering playoff season. Our girls team, finishing 3rd in league, will play Corning at home on Thursday 2/16. The boys take on West Valley at home this afternoon. Times to be announced.

Baseball season is right around the corner and our Little League board has a new president, Casey Lee. I asked Casey what to expect from the board with his leadership and he said that with “the changing of the guard” they will be “bringing the focus on the kids.”

He acknowledged that there were issues with last year’s sponsor banners and is hoping to repair those relationships with an event that was held last week. He said they “are excited to get a fresh start”.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Susanville Little League on Facebook.

Remember when news was ‘newsy’? When you read about weddings, family events and engagement announcements in the newspaper? If you have something that might be newsworthy, please submit it to shelleybennett24@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to include it here in “The Good Stuff.”

BLM Corrals in Litchfield Reopen

for Horse and Burro Adoptions

The Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corral near Susanville has reopened for animal adoptions and purchases after a closure due to weather-related issues.

The facility on U. S. Highway 395, 21 miles east of Susanville, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome to tour the corrals to view available animals during regular business hours. The BLM requires appointments for adoptions and purchases.

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The facility currently holds more than 300 wild burros and about 400 wild horses. Most were recently removed from public land in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area northeast of Susanville.

Information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse and burro and the required facilities for the animal can be found in the adoption and sales section on this website.

The BLM is responsible under the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burro Act for protecting and managing wild horses and burros on public lands. The agency periodically removes animals from the range when populations exceed levels established to allow wild horse and burro herds to thrive in balance with other range users, including wildlife and permitted livestock.

More information on visiting the Litchfield Corrals and making adoption or purchase appointments is available by contacting the corrals at 530-254-6575.

Monthly Crime Statistics from

the Susanville Police Department

Officers from the Susanville Police Department responded to more than 1,600 incidents in the month of January according to statistics released this week by Police Chief Ryan Cochran.

407 calls for service, 1,265 officer initiated incidents, 966 business and building checks and twelve vehicle and pedestrian checks comprised the 1,672 incidents logged by the department during the month.

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Officers issued 126 citations: two infractions, fourteen misdemeanors, eighty-eight traffic violations and twenty-two parking violations.

Officer reports totaled 96, with a variety of reasons for the report being filed.

There were a total of 126 front desk / counter calls.

There were twenty-one misdemeanor, and three felony arrests in January.

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Lassen Crime Stoppers, a local organization which pays up to $1,000 for tips and information leading to the arrest of someone who commits a crime, has released this week’s list of names and photos of subjects ‘wanted’ by local law enforcement agencies.

To report information about a crime you can anonymously call a simple telephone number, (530) 502-TIPS, and if that information pays off for local law enforcement you will be paid up to $1,000 in cash.

Help clean up Lassen County by anonymously working with the Susanville Police Department, the Lassen County Probation Department and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office through Crime Stoppers.

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Eagle Lake from the air in 1948 from an Eastman Studios postcard

Aerial Mapping of Forest Area

February 14, 1946

Aerial mapping is now being used to complete a new map of the Lassen national forest. Pictures of this area were taken from airplanes in 1941, but due to the war and the need for trained map men by the army and navy, work was abandoned until now.

The area is divided into strips, and a plane usually flies at 20,000 feet along each strip, taking pictures which overlap at least 60 percent. Uniform prints are made, locating distinguishing points and the prints matched into a mosaic. Translation is made to show roads and springs, elevations and streams, timber and terrain of an accurate and complete map.

Several thousand pictures are being made for the Lassen forest. Each day’s flight shots are marked with the sequence, date, flight number and other identification.

If you are a fan of our daily history stories you should join the Lassen Historical Society! It's a fun way to be a part of our county's rich history. When you sign up you'll receive regular Historical Society newsletters with interesting stories and information. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in area history.

Through your membership you help preserve local history. You can download a membership application by clicking here.

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of this week's Pizza Factory giveaway!

You too could win a large one-topping pizza from the Susanville or Janesville Pizza Factory locations just by entering our weekly giveaway!

Just click here and follow the link to our handy entry form. You can enter once per day from each email address. We'll announce our weekly winner right here next Monday morning.

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