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Thuderstorms Touch Off Wildfires
Fire crews from state, federal and local agencies continue to battle wildfires across northeast California following two days of thunderstorms in the region.

Storms touched off 19 fires in the Honey Lake Valley yesterday afternoon and evening, and officials from the Susanville Interagency Fire Center said most have been contained.

Crews are continuing to work on a fire above Elysian Valley near Janesville. The 1-14 Fire is about two acres, burning in timber. There are four crews, four fire engines, two water tenders, two helicopters and two air tankers assigned to the fire. There are no structures threatened.

The Day Fire, near the community of Day about 15 miles northeast of Fall River Mills, is now 7,000 acres and five percent contained. About 60 people were evacuated from their homes along Day Road yesterday, and the order remains in effect from Day Road at Schneider Ranch Road to the north end of Day Road.

Residents of the Widow Valley Road and Little Valley Ranchettes have been advised that an evacuation is possible as the fire continues to spread to the north and northeast.

The Day Fire is burning timber and brush on Lassen National Forest and private lands in Modoc County.

There are more than 680 firefighters currently assigned. By this morning, there were 74 fire engines, 24 crews, 13 bulldozers and three helicopters assigned to the fire. Air tankers were also being used. A DC 10 jumbo jet air tanker made drops on the fire yesterday.

A CAL FIRE incident management team will take over the fire this afternoon.

The Bald Fire on the Lassen National Forest has burned 3,100 acres of brush and timber about eight miles southeast of Fall River Mills. There is no containment. No structures are threatened.

There is a continuing chance of thunderstorms today. Fire officials are urging everyone to be careful with any outdoor use of fire, as wildland conditions are extremely dry and fire crews are heavily committed.





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IN THE NEWS

July 22, 2014


Queen Taylor

Taylor Corder is this year’s winner of the Inter-Mountain Fair Queen Scholarship
Pageant last Friday night. Left to right, 1st runner-up Rachel Wellemeyer,
Queen Taylor Corder, 2nd runnerup and Miss Congeniality Erica Stevenson.
Queen Taylor and court will reign over the fair this Labor Day weekend.


Intermountain Area Loses Court
By Walt Caldwell
Mountain Echo editor
REDDING — Well over a century of northeastern Shasta County’s citizens having justice dispensed locally will officially come to an end September 25.

According to Historian Dottie Smith in her History of Shasta County Law Enforcement People and related history during the 1800’s, Burney and Fall River Mills each had their own Justices of the Peace elected in the late 1800’s.

Montgomery Rose was elected Justice of the Peace for Fall River Mills in 1881. J.W. Lipincott was re-elected Justice of the Peace for the Burney Valley Township in 1890.

The Justice of the Peace system evolved into Justice Courts and then were gobbled up the Superior Court System.

Two of the most prominent were Judge William Phelps who went on to be elected to the Superior Court and Judge Larry Frumes who lost his bid for Superior Court. Both were residents of the area while sitting as judges in the area.

But the crooks aren’t. They are brazenly strutting down Main Street in each one of our towns at all hours of the day and night. Not only that, there are a bunch more of them than there were.
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Doctor Wilkins Pleads Not Guilty
Timothy William Wilkins, M.D. 39, of Redding pleaded not guilty Monday on 17 criminal counts stemming from A Redding Police investigation revolving around sexual misconduct with a minor female.

He was origionally arrested June 18.

In an interview shortly after his original arrest Mayers CEO Matt Rees said the hospital had notified EM Care, the firm who provides Doctors for Mayers, that the hospital had suspended Wilkins. as soon as they learned of the investigation.

He was charged with unlawful sex with a minor, lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, providing pornographic material to a minor, penetration with a foreign object and oral copulation with a person under 18.

He had also worked at the Big Valley Medical Center, but hasn’t been there for some time, spokesperson Cheryl Thorlaksson, said.

His license has since been suspended.

He was remanded to the custody of the Shasta County Jail, however, the Jail bookings did not show that he had been arrested Monday, when Mountain Echo went to press


No Mandated Water Cuts Put in Place by the Burney Water District
By Walt Caldwell
Mountain Echo editor
BURNEY – The bottom line for the customers of the Burney Water District, at least at this time, is no mandated conservation issues such as limits on water used.

The State Water Resources Control Board’s emergency regulation primarily is designed to put much tighter controls on “urban” water suppliers as suppliers with 3,000 or more water customers. Smaller suppliers such as the Burney Water District have 30 days to put one of two measures into effect. They can either limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water to no more than two days a week or implement another mandatory conservation measure or measures intended to achieve a comparable reduction in water consumption by the persons it serves as compared to the amount used in 2013.

The district has three different types of hookups, residential, business and industrial and the ability to break the number of residential hookups out of their data base. The problem with the data the state would like is that the district does not have the recording system in place to track the exact number of customers versus the number of hookups. They could use the 2010 census and divide it into the number of residential hookups, but it is out of date (and incudes Johnson Park in with Burney proper and Johnson Park is not in the district). However, District Manager Willy Rodriguez and the board did feel that the district could meet the goal of a 10% reduction without going to those extremes.
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Flags Sought for Cemetery
BURNEY — Burney Cemetery District Manager Jackie Young started the Flag project honoring veterans, 2.5 years ago.

Since the district is tax funded, the project is funded by donation only.

The project started with three flags and has now grown to 21. Families of veterans have donated the flags presented to them at the time their loved one is buried.

The District mounts each flag on a 20’ pole. Each pole and the Veteran’s name and branch of military service is placed on the pole. They are displayed at the Bailey Street Cemetery on Armed Forces Day (Echo Taps), Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Veterans Day. The poles are turned so the information on each pole is easily seen by those who walk by can easily read them.

It currently costs $43.18 each to get up.

To date the Burney Lions, VFW Post 5689, American Legion Post 441, Sons of the American Legion Post 441 and Soroptimist International Burney-Fall River have made generous donations to defray those expenses. “The Burney Cemetery donates the labor and care to make the project a reflection of the respect and honor we have for all of our veterans.” Young says.
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Open Swim Hours Extended
Raymond Berry Pool Manager Stephanie Mc- Quade told members of the Burney Water District Board that All of the Pool’s water safety instructors, life guards as well as two other swimmers had participated in a very successful fundraiser, the “Lapthon,” July 6. Katie Urlie had been the winner, swimming 106 laps. She said the pool staff is still collecting the money, but thus far have already received $1,480. That money is earmarked for the “Friends of the Burney Pool,” which use the funds for projects involving the pool.

She also reported that effective July 28, the open swim hours at the pool will be increased by an hour. The open swim is currently from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will start at 1:30 p.m. and go to 6:30 p.m., effective July 28. Additionally, she says, the last day the pool will be open this season will be August 29.

Lola Harris reported that the pool tiles that people purchased to go on the wall have been completed and paid for. She said they cost $150 which was donated. She said Tony Pellegrino had volunteered to lay the tile and will only charge for the materials. She hopes to see the wall completed by the end of the pool season.
Public Health Warns of New Scam
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning the public last week about fraudulent phone callers seeking to deceive people into revealing sensitive personal health and financial information. The callers, who claim to be representatives of CDPH, contact people to inquire about a surgery or medical procedure in hopes of obtaining personal information such as bank accounts and medical history. CDPH does not make such calls.

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the CDPH and state health officer, said the public needs to be careful about sharing their personal information.

“People should be cautious about unsolicited phone calls regarding their personal health,” said Dr. Chapman. “These callers can be very convincing but no one should ever give out their financial or medical information during an initial telephone call. If you receive one of these calls, you should hang up immediately and report it.”

Based on complaints received by CDPH, the callers are often male with heavy foreign accents and primarily target women, some of whom may have had surgical mesh or bladder sling surgery. The callers may hint at offers of compensation and attempt to lure consumers into giving out private information.
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