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15565 Black Angus Lane
Hat Creek

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43288 Hwy 299E
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
(530) 336-5678
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September 23, 2014

One killed, Three hurt

ROUND MOUNTAIN — A Powell Butte, Oregon man was killed in a crash involving two semi-trucks at approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday on Highway 299 near Oak Run Road. The crash shut the highway down for roughly nine hours, going from that to one lane for much of the afternoon.

The Highway Patrol says that Daniel Maciejewski of Garden City, Idaho was eastbound on Highway 299 west of Plummer Street at an “unknown high rate of speed for the roadway.” Clarence Avila, 50, of Powell Butte was westbound on Highway 299, west of Plummer Street at approximately 50 mph.

Maciejewski traversed a sharp right curve causing a large container of discarded building materials and asbestos to come off his flatbed trailer and into the westbound lane directly in front of Avila’s truck. Avila collided headon into the container sustaining fatal injuries. Additionally, Avila’s load was dislodged into the eastbound lane. Maciewjewski’s truck continued eastbound and rolled onto its side blocking both lanes.

A large amount of diesel fuel was spilled onto the roadway and the south shoulder as a result of the collision.

Maciejewski’s passenger Thomas O’Berry, 44, of Star Idaho and Avila’s passenger, Paul C. Avila and Maciejewski were injured.

Neither alcohol or drugs is suspected to be a factor in the crash, but the incident is still under investigation. The Coroner’s office has released Avila’s name after notifying his next of kin.

Marijuana Cops Score Big in Series of Raids
Agents from Six agencies conducted a two day marijuana eradication operation last week, netting enough evidence to turn eight cases over to the District Attorney’s office.

Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, with assistance from personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, California Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Enforcement Team, CAMP, and the Shasta County Planning Department conducted the operation in the areas of Buzzard Roost Road, Montgomery Creek Falls Road and Backbone Ridge Road outside of Round Mountain and Montgomery Creek and Bella Vista.

According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Powell, 1144 growing marijuana plants were eradicated from multiple parcels in the area. Evidence of water diversion was found at multiple sites and will be further investigated by the California Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Enforcement Team.

Eight cases will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Caltrans Wants to Drill Near Big Springs

OLD STATION - The California Department of Transportation is in the process of planning to straighten out curves on the portion of Highways 89/44 south of Old Station and residents of both Hat Creek and Old Station, which rely heavily on the flow of Hat Creek are up in arms.

Caltrans has asked the Hat Creek Ranger District of the USFS for permits to bore three hoizontal and one verticle borehole in the fragile lava flow base which serves as the floor along much of the creek, including the Big Springs tributary and area.

Ranchers, farmers and a number of residents depend on water rights along the creek to provide them with their water supply. Additionally, the Hat Creek is a trophy trout stream as well as popular camping area.

Caltrans cites eight traffic accidents and one deer strike in five years - due to unsafe speed and icy conditions as justification for the work.
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Mayers Cares for Evacuees
FALL RIVER MILLS — Mayers Memorial Hospital has experienced to evacuation emergencies caused by wildland fires in just over a month.

The first one was the Eiler Fire which threatened Burney and forced the evacuation of long-term residents at the hospital’s Burney Annex. Last Monday, they went into a similar emergency mode to take care of long term patients September 15 from Shasta View Nursing Center during the town of Weed’s Boles Fire.

Mayers Chief Nursing Officer Sherry Wilson and her hospital emergency response team admitted and integrated the displaced Weed patients without incident, giving them a comfortable place to stay with quality care.

It was just over one month ago when Mayers Memorial Hospital District had to evacuate the long term care residents of our Burney Annex.

“At that time we were assisted by a great staff and many facilities in the Redding area ready and willing to help,” Incident Public Affairs Officer Valerie Lakey said. “We were able to transfer our patients and be confident that they were receiving quality care. The care,compassion and willingness to help from these facilities did not go unnoticed.” On September 15 we were able to return the gesture.”

Mayers took six patients without question. Those patients were still at Mayers Monday, doing well and receiving visits from their family, Lakey says.

Lakey says the hospital’s dietary staff stayed over and made sure the new patients would have a meal when they arrived. Housekeeping laundered their clothes assuring they’d have fresh clothing in the morning when they woke up. Admitting staff came in, administration was there or other needs. The Clinical Staff prepared to make the transition for these patients comfortable.

“We were blessed to meet and care for these patients. There was the Air Force nurse of 30 years, the lifelong Weed resident, the native Missouri resident, the ‘precious’ lady who liked her tea really hot and the spunky lady who renamed one of our staff “Cutie Pie.” Lakey said.

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony

Buglers Glenn Nagel (l) and George Mathews (r) play taps at the conclusion of the POW/MIA remembrance ceremony last Friday as Master of Ceremonies Bill Baldwin salutes the missing Viet Nam veterans
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The 75th Anniversary Party

The 75th Anniversary Party for the Burney Fire Department was well attended, tasty, and lots of fun Saturday. For More Photos go to Around Town.


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