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IN THE NEWS
July 7, 2015
Crystal Flores Crowned 2015
Burney Much Safter Than in 2014
Queen Hannah Riddell placed crown on 2015 Queen Crystal Flores
at the Burney Basin Days Queen Pageant Thursday. More pictures
of the Queen and her Court, the Honorary Mayor and Burney Basin
Days events can be found throughtout this weeks edition of the
(l-r) Cal Fire Forester Shane Larson and
Battalion Chief 2411 Brian Noel explain
the history of the fire break project.
By Walt Caldwell
Mountain Echo editor
BURNEY — A lot of positive things have happened since last
year’s Eiler Fire, the private landowners such as Fruitgrowers
and Sierra Pacific Industries have harvested or are harvesting
the salvagable timber. The land owned by the private companies
in burned areas are or have been replanted, a Burney Area Fire
Safe Council has been formed, met three times and already gotten
a grant and put the money in use to start improving the fuel
break around the towns of Burney and Johnson Park.
The Fuel Break, a defensible line, was started during the fire
when Cal Fire management of the Eiler Fire management got 10
bulldozers from the Day Fire team and ran them five on each end
of an offshoot from the “Old Dump Road” blade to blade and
cleared a wide swath giving firefighters a defense line “the
last defense” for ground crews to hold the oncoming blaze.
Since then Cal Fire, Fruit Growers and Sierra Pacific have
worked out an agreement which sets the stage for not only
keeping the break but making sure that it remains open and clear
for the future.
Phase 1 is the area which started at Highway 89 on the east and
runs to Mountain View Road above the High School and the water
tank. Phase 2 will take it from that point to Jack Rabbit Flats
and Tamarack Road just west of Burney. Phase 3 will take it on
across Highway 299 and complete a break at the west side of
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Legislature Passes Bill Which Allows Mayers to Meet Deadline
Bill signed into law
will save Mayers Memorial Hospital exessive amount of money
and time that would have been the death knell for meeting
Are you old enough to remember Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m
Just a Bill”? What may seem insignificant and just “a bill”
to some can make the ultimate difference for others.
In the case of Mayers Memorial Hospital District (MMHD) of
Fall River Mills, a simple bill, AB1290 is the difference
between providing service for years to come or having to
close their doors on January 1, 2020.
AB1290 was introduced by Assemblyman Brian Dahle on February
27. Dahle and his staff worked with Valerie Lakey of MMHD to
write the bill and see it through the process. The bill
passed the Assembly Local Government committee and floor
unanimously. On the Senate side, Lakey addressed the Senate
Governance and Finance Committee with Assemblyman Dahle and
Senator Ted Gaines presented the bill to the Senate floor;
both of which passed unanimously.
AB1290 made it to the “top of the hill” in Sacramento last
week when Governor Brown signed it into effect on Tuesday,
June 30. AB1290 is an essential piece of the puzzle for
MMHD. Seismic requirements set forth by SB1953 require MMHD
to be compliant with the facility by January 1, 2020. AB1290
authorizes MMHD to use a Design-Build procedure in the
building construction and facility improvements to our rural
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Murdock Suspect's Trial Septamber 29
Sanchez Rosales, 22, has been sitting in the Shasta County
Jail in lieu of posting a $1,050,000 bond since October 24,
2014 on charges of allegedly murdering an Intermountain Area
He is scheduled for a jury trial at 9 a.m., in Department 2
of Shasta County Superior Court September 29.
Rosales, who reportedly had taken care of Artis McHugh Jr.’s
marijuana garden at the victim’s Mountain Home Road home
outside of Burney, is accused of stomping McHugh to death in
He was arrested in Gerber, in Tehama County by the
California Highway Patrol and charged with auto theft.
Shasta County officials had him transferred to Shasta County
where he has remained since.
He was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty on January
Burney deputies found McHugh’s body when they went to his
home to check on his welfare after a neighbor reported that
he hadn’t been seen in approximately a week.
McHugh had made a report to deputies October 8, that he had
been assaulted by a man who tended his marijuana garden and
that his SUV and dog had been stolen while he was in the
His dog was recovered in Shingletown when Animal Control
picked up a stray that turned out to be his dog.