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 By Sam Williams    Opinion    December 13, 2016 

Remembering John Glenn, a true American hero

When I was a kid the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union was a really, really big deal. It was such a big deal that for a short time my dreams and those of many of my grade school friends in San Diego shifted from wanting to be...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    December 6, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Days promotion encourages local shopping, offers amazing prizes

This year’s Santa’s Sleigh Days promotion, sponsored by the Lassen County Times in partnership with 20 local businesses, offers residents a great way to win cash and prizes while shopping locally. The promotion begins today, Tuesday, Dec. 6 and...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 29, 2016

Nutcracker's cast of locals, pros brings down the house

Absolutely nothing succeeds like success. A case in point - last weekend's fourth annual production of Nutcracker Ballet. For nearly two hours, about 20 professional ballet dancers mingled with local...

 
 By Sam Williams    Opinion    November 29, 2016

My Turn

Some of the stories circulating today really crack me up, especially the ones about the liberal college professors who indoctrinate rather than teach and how conservative students finally have the courage to defiantly stride straight out of those...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 22, 2016

Body found at treatment plant identified

The deceased person discovered at the Susanville Sanitary District sewage treatment plant Oct. 25 has been identified as Jeanine Uruburu, 48, of Susanville, according to a statement from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation into...

 
 By Sam Williams    Opinion    November 15, 2016

Please people - enough is enough already

I’m guessing I’m not too much different than a lot of folks in America these days, just reeling and shaking my head in the aftermath of last week’s Presidential Election and trying to simply take it all in. As I write this, I know some people...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 8, 2016

Two gray wolves confirmed in Lassen County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed the presence of two gray wolves in western Lassen County. After a wolf-like canid was photographed by trail cameras in Lassen County in...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 8, 2016

Workshop will help residents deal with wolves

With wolves returning to California, the Working Circle Collaborative has scheduled a series of meetings in Oregon and California to deal with the topic, "Wolves, livestock and people." The...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 8, 2016

New Crimestoppers program works

Lassen County's newest crime fighting effort - dubbed Crimestoppers - is already showing positive results. Jim Uptegrove, the city of Susanville's interim police chief, introduced the local program,...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 1, 2016

Unidentified body discovered in Susanville

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office seeks information regarding the identity of a deceased woman discovered at the Susanville Sanitary District sewage treatment plant Tuesday, Oct. 25. According to a statement from the LCSO, the Washoe County...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 1, 2016

Watershed restoration or providing more water for Eagle Lake?

The Pine Creek Coordinated Resource Management Planning Group's annual meeting, held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Eagle Lake Ranger District Office, splintered into two separate discussions...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 1, 2016

Blue Star Moms host Election Day fundraiser

The Soaring Eagle Chapter of the Blue Star Moms can help cheer all your Election Day woes or let you bask contentedly in your candidate's victory with a baked potato fundraiser held from 5 to 8 p.m....

 
 By Sam Williams    News    November 1, 2016

Lassen Ale Works will move to expand production

Big changes are coming for Lassen Ale Works - the popular brewery and nightspot in Uptown Susanville. Margaret Liddiard, one of the brewery's owners, announced last week the brewery's equipment would...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    October 25, 2016

Modoc deputy killed in the line of duty

Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon leads the criminal investigation into a shooting incident last week that claimed the life of an on-duty Modoc County Sheriff's deputy. "We've had people up here...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    October 11, 2016

Community supports K-9 fundraiser

A Sunday, Oct. 2 fundraiser held at Treats Natural Pet Marketplace to raise money for a K-9 officer for the Susanville Police Department was a huge success. Monte Kielty, Treats’ owner said he was...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    October 4, 2016

Court officer files federal suit against judge, court, state agencies

The relationship between Lassen County Superior Court Judge Tony Mallery and Court Executive Officer Andi Barone got off to a bad start on Mallery's first day as a judicial officer - Jan. 7, 2013 -...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    October 4, 2016

Best of Broadway holds auditions for 2017 shows

If you want to be a singer or a dancer, Susanville’s Best of Broadway is looking for you. Director Lisa Bernard said the group is willing to train performers who are “at least willing to try” participate in dancer numbers because everyone in...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    September 27, 2016

Council approves water rate analysis

The Susanville City Council took the first step in the process to approve a new rate structure that would add a $15 per month surcharge to most of its water customers’ bills at its Wednesday, Sept. 21 meeting. By a 3-1 voted, the council accepted...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    September 27, 2016

Search warrant leads to stolen weapons, marijuana garden methamphetamine, cash

On Monday, Sept. 19, Courtney Eames, Jr., 55, of Susanville, was booked into the Lassen County jail on several charges after a search warrant was served at a Shasta Street residence. Charges on the...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    September 27, 2016

Ravendale pot farmer in custody

A Minnesota man is in custody after being arrested last week at a large, outdoor, marijuana garden. According to a statement from the district attorney's office, John Xiong, 42, of Brooklyn Park,...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    September 20, 2016

Distracted driver causes crash

A driver, distracted by the Willard Fire activity, caused a crash at the intersection of Highways 36 and 44. According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, about 3:58 p.m. Sunday, Sept....

 
 By Sam Williams    News    September 13, 2016

Rancheria opposes Dakota Access Pipeline

Brandon Guitierez, tribal chair of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, wrote a letter to the chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Fort Yates, North Dakota, supporting its opposition to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. “The indigenous people...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    September 6, 2016

Fire threatens Hall of Justice, electrical substation, residences

A 5.475-acre wildfire threatened a government building, storage units, an electrical substation and several residences near Riverside Drive Monday, Aug. 29. The fire broke out near the Susan River...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    August 30, 2016

Council hosts water rate workshop

The Susanville City Council met with residents for more than three hours to discuss a possible increase in water rates at a special meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 24. Everyone at the meeting - councilme...

 
 By Sam Williams    News    August 30, 2016

Shelton case sent back to trial court

Visiting Lassen County Superior Court Judge Stephen Bradbury offered the attorneys “a gratuitous assist” during a Tuesday, Aug. 23 court hearing regarding convicted double murderer Joseph P. Shelton. Bradbury made his comments from the bench and...

 

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