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Fall River Mills, CA 96028
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July 7, 2015

Crystal Flores Crowned 2015 Celebration Queen

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 Mt. Echo.
Burney Much Safter Than in 2014

(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 town.
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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 construction deadline.

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 healthcare facility.
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Murdock Suspect's Trial Septamber 29
Fernando 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 man.

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 October.

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 16.

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 hospital.

His dog was recovered in Shingletown when Animal Control picked up a stray that turned out to be his dog.

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