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IN THE NEWS
April 14, 2015
Is it Spring or Just April Weather?
The wind was whipping Monday afternoon on Glenburn Road in the
Fall River Valley giving an added dimension to the trees’ newly
Hand Glider Seriously Injured
Former Cloverdale Mayor Honored
CREEK — A hang glider was seriously injured Saturday afternoon.
Details were not available at press time Monday, but the Shasta
County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 2:49 p.m. from a
woman who said a hang glider had gone into the rocks on the Hat
Creek Rim off Doty Road.
They received a second report from the Highway Patrol dispatch.
Hat Creek Volunteer Firefighters were dispatched along with
County Fire and the Burney Ambulance.
The victim was flown to a trauma center in Redding by the
Highway Patrol helicopter with initial reports of a broken hip
River Mills resident Bob Jehn was honored in Sonoma County
Tuesday as the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART)
took delivery on its first passenger railcar set.
Jehn, who is a former Mayor in the City of Cloverdale, was
President of SMART in 2007, and played a major role in moving
the project forward with the passage of a local sales tax ballot
measure in that year.
The project has been in the works since the 1980’s, when the
Southern Pacific Railroad opted to abandon the right of way,
which was subsequently acquired by the Marin and Sonoma
Tuesday’s ceremony at the newly completed station in Cotati
kicks off a year of activity culminating in the initiation of
passenger rail service between the Sonoma County Airport and San
Rafael, with a dozen stops in between. The line will eventually
run from Cloverdale to the Larkspur Ferry connecting to San
LAFCo Exec’s Contract Not Renewed
Mountain Echo reporter
Where did the money go? A local agency is trying to
determine where its surplus capital went. The Shasta Local
Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is working feverishly to
determine its budget situation and what happened to a large
surplus it once had.
It is unclear how the money was spent and by whom at this
time, said James Underwood, LAFCo attorney. As a result of
the 2012 audit, reported in 2013, there was between $60,000
and $70,000 surplus discovered that surprised the
The Commission was again surprised when former executive
officer, Jan Lopez (pictured right), reported there was a
$60,000 shortfall at the April 2 meeting, Underwood
explained. “How did we get from there to where we are now,”
So far, the fiscal committee and Kathy Bull, the office
manager, have not been able to substantiate the shortfall
claim; however, LAFCo is facing fiscal challenges and will
barely make it to July 1 when the new fiscal year begins,
Underwood said. The committee will have to decide the level
of services LAFCo will provide between now and then. “The
sky is not falling,” Underwood said, adding so far he has
not found evidence to substantiate Lopez’s dire claims.
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ADIN — An Adin woman swerved to miss an antelope and rolled
several times April 14.
Injured Woman Flown to Reno After Major Delays
Dorothy Ford, 65, was eastbound on Highway 299 at Schoolhouse
Road at approximately 3 p.m. She was doing approximately 65 mph.
when she swerved and went into an irrigation ditch and rolled
While rolling, her arm went outside of the window and was
seriously injured. She ended up pinned in the vehicle when it
came to rest.
Mayers Memorial Hospital’s ambulance responded from Fall River
Mills, approximately 50 miles away and because of the apparent
seriousness of the injuries called for an air ambulance after
arriving and evaluating the patient. They weren’t able to reach
one out of Redding, so one was dispatched out of Susanville.
The air ambulance crew, unable to communicate with Redding, flew
her to Reno.
The worst of her injuries, which were thought to be major at the
time, turned out to be primarily a fractured hand.
Dougherty, District Manager of the Burney Basin Mosquito
Abatement District has noted on the report portion of the
district’s upcoming board meeting that he has discovered larvae
in the district. That discovery will start this seasons control
efforts.The Mosquito season is here,
and the State has declared the week of April 19 -25 as Mosquito
Season's First Mosquito Hatch Found
The Managers of both Burney and Pine Grove Mosquito Abatement
Districts want everyone to realize that West Nile Virus, carried
by mosquitoes caused 31 deaths in California last year, the
worst year in the history of the disease. Young children and the
elderly and ill are the most susceptible.
Either way a person looks at it, mosquitoes bite, they leave
welts, they itch and are uncomfortable, so it doesn’t really
matter whether your number comes up in the mosquitoes’ West Nile
Virus lottery or not, no one really wants to take the chance or
sit around until late fall, scratching or putting on Colamine
It isn’t that hard to reduce if not eliminate your chances of
being bitten by mosquitoes. Use mosquito repellent regularly,
especially late in the afternoon and evenings. Wear long-sleeved
shirts, stay away from mosquito breeding areas such as marshes
and other areas of standing water. Eliminate the sources where
you live: dump the water out of old tires, cans, drums and
barrels in the yard, get mosquito fish for ornamental ponds,
keep swimming pools clean, change the water in pet drinking
bowls, and be aware of and eliminate any sources of standing
water that you come across.
To make it easier to deal with tires, Les Schwab Tire Center in
Burney will take your old car and light truck tires for $2 each.