Volume XV Issue 88 | Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

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Why We Love This Place Wednesday: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

By Terra Avilla

I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, as we kick off the holiday season in this beautiful county of ours, I know that we all have so much to be thankful for.

This week I want to write about the annual Turkey Trot that I really am thankful that we have in our community!

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Previously operated by the wonderful Linda Powell, (who by the way still volunteers at the event) it is now orchestrated by the just-as-wonderful, Charlotte Roberts.

Sickness prevented my participation last year, but this year I was so excited to do the event with my two oldest girls. And they had so much fun.

The morning begins with registration and a smile from Carol Growdon. After signing the waivers and dropping of the donation of food to participate, (yep, all it takes to enter is a food donation for seniors) runners can then enter the costume contest.

There is an individual and team contest, as well as a prize (a turkey!) for the largest group of attendees! Susanville community members flock around the starting line and mingle on the holiday morning, and what a beautiful morning it was!

The runners who want to exercise go to the front of the group, while my people (the ones with lollygagging children) go to the end. And it is a perfect event for all of us.

The runners take off and my children, as well as the other groups of children, go at their own pace, reading facts about thanksgiving which are posted along the way on the trail, and of course my favorite part, playing spot Jeremy and Marshel!

My children and I discussed what we are thankful for, and even about how hungry we were getting for my mom’s famous mashed potatoes later in the day. My daughters, who I was slightly worried about being able to complete the trail without whining or having a break down, did great and were so proud of themselves for finishing and getting their turkey necklace.

The event is a beautiful event that has become a tradition for some many families. It is a beautiful way to start the day, see your community and work up that appetite. I highly suggest that you check it out next year (walkers are more than welcome) and come see why it is one of the reasons I love where we live.

Public Scoping Meetings for Forest

Resiliency Project Continue This Afternoon

The Golden State Finance Authority, acting as the California Environmental Quality Act lead agency, has released a Notice of Preparation for the Golden State Natural Resources Forest Resiliency Project. This project would procure and process sustainably sourced biomass into a pelletized renewable fuel source to replace the use of fossil fuels.

The NOP initiates a 30-day public review and comment period from November 18, 2022, to December 19, 2022. It marks the first step under CEQA and will be followed by an Environmental Impact Report to assess the project’s potential effects on the environment.

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GSFA will host three in-person meetings and one virtual public meeting during the scoping period. The public meetings are an opportunity to learn about the proposed Forest Resiliency Project and submit feedback on the scope of the EIR. Each meeting provides the same content.

The first Scoping Meeting was held in Sonora Monday afternoon and the second was held at the Bieber Veteran’s Hall yesterday.

Lassen County Scoping Meeting

Wednesday, November 30th, 4:00 to 6:00p.m.

Board of Supervisors Office, 707 Nevada St., Susanville, CA 96130

Virtual Scoping Meeting

Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00 to 8:00p.m.

Location: Click here for registration information

Closed captioning and Spanish interpretation will be provided at this meeting.

Attendees will have the opportunity to share verbal comments.

If you require language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, please email gsnr@gsnrnet.org at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting you plan to attend.

Festival of Lights Begins This

Friday at Lassen County Fairgrounds

December 2nd – December 25th

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas, the Lassen County Fair is hosting its ‘Holiday Festival of Lights’ exhibition at the fairgrounds.

The displays are built by different local groups, organizations, and individuals for the public to drive through and ‘oooooh and ahhhhhhh’ at during the season.

The massive display of holiday cheer is also a stop on the annual Senior Light Tour.

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Friday and Saturday gates are open from 5:00 until 9:00p.m., and on Sunday, gates are open from 5:00 until 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 to 10:00p.m.

Please note, Friday, December 16th is walk-through only from 4:00 – 8:00p.m., no cars.

Donations are accepted.

LIHEAP Weather Bulletin: Heavy Snow

and Gusty Winds Begin This Evening

Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno are warning Honey Lake Valley residents to expect heavy snow with total snow accumulations of 3 to 9 inches here on the valley floor, and 10 to 20 inches west of Highway 395.

Winds will be gusting as high as 50mph with gusts to 70 mph along exposed ridgelines.

The Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Lassen, eastern Plumas and eastern Sierra Counties from 10:00 tonight until 4:00a.m. Friday.

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Travel will be very difficult with hazardous conditions impacting the morning and evening commutes. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

The heaviest snowfall rates are anticipated on Thursday. The combination of heavy snow and wind may bring periods of whiteout conditions. For road conditions, check with Caltrans at quickmap.dot.ca.gov.

A break between storms is anticipated for the remainder of Friday and much of Saturday, with well below average highs (mainly 30s to near 40) Friday edging upward a few degrees Saturday.


Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. Have a backup plan in case of power outages.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Washington School on Cottage Street c.1940 ~Courtesy of UC Davis, Special Collections

Lassen Schools Plan Many Events Before Christmas

November 30th, 1936

An extensive program of extracurricular activities has been scheduled at the Lassen Union high school and Junior College between now and the Christmas holiday.

The first event will be the annual parents’ and sons’ banquet and entertainment to be sponsored by the Future Farmers of America, Friday, December 4, in the school gymnasium.

On December 5, 14 students will represent the school at the student conference to be held in Redding under the direction of the Y.M.C.A. The conference will feature a study of student problems.

The senior play. “The Last of the Ruthvens: will be presented on Friday, December 11, and on the following day six students will attend the California Scholarship Federation conference at Corning. The federation membership included students with high scholastic standings.

The last week of school before the holidays will be unusually busy. The Dixie Jubilee singers, famous entertainment group, will give a public performance at the school on Monday, December 14. The Block L Society’s fathers and son’s night program featuring boxing, wrestling, tumbling and other gymnastics, is scheduled for December 16, and on December 17 the Christmas assembly program will be presented.

A mother’s and daughter’s banquet on December 14 will be sponsored by the 3-A club.

School will be dismissed on December 18 for the holidays and will resume on Monday, January 4.

The new activities period schedule at the school went into effect yesterday providing a period on two days of the school week during which pupils will make up school work and hold conferences with their teachers. The schedule was arranged for the convenience of students who have outside of town and who are unable to remain after school, but it applies to all pupils.

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Congratulations to Jan Medley, the winner

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.

The prize is good for take-out or dine-in orders only, sorry no delivery.

Good luck and enjoy that yummy Pizza Factory Pizza!

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