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August 29, 2011

Burney Man mauled by pit bulls

Filed under: Front Page — waltblog @ 3:21 pm

A Burney man reportedly received 60 stitches after being mauled by a Pit Bull Wednesday.
Brian Guiles went to give the family in the home behind the Totally Fit gym a message. The two older dogs were in the yard. He reportedly knew the dogs and they knew him. He had reportedly never had problems with them before.

SRA Fee emergency regulation put in motion

Filed under: Front Page — waltblog @ 3:19 pm

By Walt Caldwell
Mountain Echo editor
The State’s Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted an emergency regulation setting the rules for putting the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Benefit Fees into place. The regulation has been forwarded for the Administrative Law review which takes 5-10 days. Once it is reviewed it goes into effect immediately.
The fee as signed into law by Governor Brown placed a $150 fee on all habitable structures on a parcel of land. The committee lowered that amount to $90 for properties in the High to extreme fire zone which includes nearly all properties in Eastern Shasta County that are in the State Responsibility Area. The fee is reduced to $70 for homes in moderate fire danger areas.

Construction to start on clinic

Filed under: Front Page — waltblog @ 3:17 pm

BURNEY – The Mountain Valley’s Health Centers let the contract to build their new Burney Clinic to Hat Creek Construction and held their pre construction meeting on the $1.6 million project last week.

Gail McClung retires from board after 23 years

Filed under: Front Page — waltblog @ 3:16 pm

By Valerie Lakey
Mountain Echo reporter
Burney – After 23 years of service to the Mayers Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, Gail McClung has submitted her resignation effective August 24. McClung became a member of the board in October 1988.

CSD postpones action on Sphere of Influence

Filed under: Front Page — waltblog @ 3:15 pm

The Board of Directors of the Fall River Mills Community Services District voted 3-0 with one abstention to put off approval of their Sphere of Influence application until they could meet with Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) representatives on a motion by Director Tom Smith “to table this application better cooperation with LAFCO.”

Man shot on Windy Point Road

Filed under: Front Page — waltblog @ 3:13 pm

At 9:26 p.m.Sunday, deputies from the Burney Patrol Division and California Highway Patrol Officers responded to Windy Point in Montgomery Creek, California for a report of a 25 year-old white male who had been shot.
Upon arrival, Deputies obtained initial statements from witnesses in regard to what had transpired. At this time there are no outstanding suspects and the case is being handled by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.
Currently the victim who had sustained the gun shot is being treated at a Redding hospital. Anyone who has additional information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 245-6025.

Sunday fire destroys mobile home

Filed under: Front Page — waltblog @ 3:11 pm

Firefighters from Fall River, McArthur, Soldier Mountain, the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire responded to a report of a fully involved mobile Home on Reynolds Road Sunday afternoon.
While they were unable to save the mobile, they were able to keep the flames from taking off in the dry weeds between it and the airport.
Fall River Fire Chief Scott Gallion says the cause was electrical. The owner of the property, Ray Blankenship, saw smoke and called 9-1-1. By the time he returned from the calle, it was in flames.
Gallion credits horses grazing on the property for the fire not spreading into the other fields.

Editorial

Filed under: Editorial — waltblog @ 2:28 pm

It has become obvious that what the Fall River Mills Community Services District board of directors needs to do is spend another couple of hundred dollars with either the Shasta County Council’s office or another attorney qualified to give them an opinion about exactly what laws the CSD has to follow in trying to obtain their sphere of influence.
The CSD is telling the agency in charge of setting the boundaries that its experienced staff doesn’t know the law and the CSD is going to do it its way.
I personally wouldn’t want to hire a lawyer to oversee the repairs on the water or sewer system. I think it would be much more logical to get a lawyers opinion on the law, especially since their position is being challenged by the experts.
The CSD might just have a lot less egg on their face when its all over.

Mobile Home burns in Fall River Mills

Filed under: New News — waltblog @ 4:30 am

Firefighters from Fall River Mills, McArthur, Soldier Mountain, the US Forest Service and Cal Fire responded to the report of a “fully involved” mobile home on Reynold’s road directly behind the airport Sunday afternoon.
Nothing but a few melted pieces of siding and the frame remained by the time the fire was extinguised, but firefighters did manage to keep the fire from making a run through the tinder-dry acres of weeds surrounding the property.
See 8-30 issue of Mountain Echo for complete details

Man shot in Montgomery Creek

Filed under: New News — waltblog @ 4:14 am

At 9:26 p.m.Sunday, deputies from the Burney Patrol Division and California Highway Patrol Officers responded to Windy Point in Montgomery Creek, California for a report of a 25 year-old white male who had been shot.
Upon arrival, Deputies obtained initial statements from witnesses in regard to what had transpired. At this time there are no outstanding suspects and the case is being handled by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.
Currently the victim who had sustained the gun shot is being treated at a Redding hospital.
Anyone who has additional information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 245-6025.

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