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Published May 2013 Ad deadline for 2014 is February 2014 Publisher Michael C. Taborski Project Editor Robert Mahenski Advertising Graphics Cindie Tamietti Project Coordinator Sam Williams Production Coordinator Kevin Mallory Copy Writers Sam Williams Ruth Ellis Jeff Fontana Susan Cort Johnson Aura Whittaker Jordan Clary Maddie Musante Advertising Sales Jill Atkinson Laura Kay Tew Lori Watson Erika Giusti Val Chisholm Cheri McIntire Lassen County Times 100 Grand Ave. Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-5321 lctimes@lassennews.com www.lassennews.com Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 287 Lawrence Street P.O. Box B Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0800 mail@plumasnews.com www.plumasnews.com

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Lassen County is an outdoor person’s paradise where the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains, the picturesque Cascade Range, the Modoc Plateau and the Great Basin desert converge to create a relatively unspoiled wonderland. Because of the unique terrain, there’s something here for everyone. The local Lassen County Chamber of Commerce is happy to supply you with specific information about our area. You can

reach the chamber by calling (530) 257-4323. You can water ski or fish for the worldrenowned trout at Eagle Lake surrounded by mountains and forests of standing pine, or you can ride horses and off-road vehicles on beautiful expanses of high desert. You can camp in high lake areas with streams or hike to the top of neighboring namesake Lassen Peak, a volcano that still blows steam from its vents. You might even see some real cowboys riding the range. We invite you to have a wonderful time while visiting Lassen County, and ask you to respect its beauty. ❖

Table of contents A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine.................................17 Advertisers Index ........................................................5 Best of Broadway.......................................................55 Bike Trails ..................................................................33 Bizz Johnson Marathon ............................................40 Bizz Johnson Marathon schedule ............................42 Bizz Johnson Trail map ............................................39 BLM Horse and Burro Adoption Program .............52 Bluegrass Festival .......................................................8 Board of Supervisors welcome ..................................4 Calendar of Events ...............................................60-61 Camping Guide......................................................64-66 Chamber of Commerce welcome ...............................4 Classic cars in Susanville .........................................12 Coppervale Ski Area..................................................30 Diamond Mountain Golf Course .............................36 Doyle Days ..................................................................56 Eagle Lake Area map ................................................19 Eagle Lake celebrations........................................22-23 Eagle Lake Recreation Area .....................................20 Ft. Sage Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area .....53 Historic Uptown celebrations...................................38 Historic Uptown stroll...............................................29 History of Lassen County...........................................6 Honey Lake Motocross Park.....................................24

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Hunting.......................................................................54 Lassen County Arts Council.....................................11 Lassen County Fair ...................................................26 Lassen County map .....................................................5 Lassen County Museum............................................18 Lassen National Volcanic Park............................58-59 Lodging Guide .......................................................62-63 Mural Tour .................................................................28 Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival ............47 Pioneer Cemetery ......................................................10 Places of Worship .................................................34-35 Rails To Trails Festival .............................................45 Restaurant Guide.......................................................16 Snowmobiling ............................................................31 St. Mary’s Chapel in Doyle .......................................37 Susanville beginnings .................................................7 Susanville City Parks ................................................15 Susanville City Parks map........................................14 Susanville Indian Rancheria Spring Pow Wow ......51 Susanville Ranch Park ..............................................32 Susanville Symphony................................................57 Visitor Information .....................................................6 Welcome to Lassen County.........................................3 Westwood Centennial ................................................46 Wilderness Areas.......................................................44

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A welcome from the Chamber of Commerce

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elcome to Lassen County! I am honored and privileged to have been elected as the president of the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce for 2013. As your new president, I am committed to working with all of you to fulfill the mission and vision we have established for the community, the Chamber Commerce and for ourselves. With our majestic mountains, multiple lakes for fishing and water sports, extensive mountain biking trails and exciting community events, we truly are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area. We will continue to bring Lassen County all the events

you have come to enjoy over the years, while at the same time we plan on adding new events that benefit our local businesses and the community that supports them. So, whether you are lucky enough to be a resident of Lassen County or choose to vacation in our area we welcome you to enjoy Lassen County to its fullest extent. For tourism information or a relocation packet, call the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce office at (530) 257-4323. Be sure to visit our website lassencountychamber.org for more information and our community calendar for all upcoming events. ❖

Jessika Johnson 2013 President, Lassen County Chamber of Commerce

Greetings from the Lassen County Board of Supervisors

Jack Hanson Chairman, Lassen County Board of Supervisors

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elcome to the peace, serenity and natural beauty that is Lassen County. Uniquely located at the confluence of the forested, rugged Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain ranges and the solitary, silent, expansive high desert of the Modoc Plateau and the Great Basin, the county offers a concentration of diverse natural environments which provide limitless opportunity for outdoor recreation and the ability to unwind from the stress of today’s fast-

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paced life. Whether your interest is mountain biking, hiking, camping, 4wheeling, horseback riding or riding an ATV, you will find abundant opportunities in Lassen County. More than 60 percent of the county is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service and open for public use. For those who enjoy motorized recreation, there are numerous back roads crisscrossing the county as well as areas designated for OHV and motorcycle use and competition. For those desiring to find the road or trail less traveled, the county has thousands of acres of wilderness and wilderness study areas for hikers and horseback riders. The county is the eastern gateway to the natural wonders found in Lassen Natural Park. Native fish populations offer wonderful fishing opportunities, especially those found in the county’s crown jewel, Eagle Lake. Diverse, abundant populations of birds and wildlife can be easily observed throughout the county. The numerous recreational experiences available in the county are truly family-friendly and a great bargain. The county has a rich, proud history punctuated by thriving timber and agricultural industries. While the local

lumber mills have closed, one can enjoy the community of Westwood which is surrounded by mountain meadows, lakes and streams, and still holds on to its colorful timber heritage. A thriving agricultural community defines the county’s culture and character. It provides valuable wildlife habitat, beautiful vistas and a strong, positive economic driver for the county. Cattle ranching and its rich western heritage dominate the county’s rugged landscape. Agricultural producers provide locally produced products which can be found at local farmers markets, restaurants and markets in the surrounding area. You will find the residents of Lassen County friendly, open, independent and self-reliant. Each community is unique, but all possess the can-do, pioneer spirit. Susanville is the county seat and the retail and economic hub of the region. Take time to visit the unique shops that offer a wide variety of goods and services. Visit with the “locals” to better appreciate what is available here. Please enjoy your visit to Lassen County. Rejuvenate yourself; unwind, and slow down enough to take advantage of what the county has to offer. Get to know us a little better. I believe you will agree our corner of the world is a great place to visit or to call home. ❖

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LODGING, RESORTS & CAMPING Best Western Rose Quartz Inn . . . . . .54 Best Western Trailside Inn . . . . . . . . .41 Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel . .43 Eagle Lake Recreation Campgrounds 22 Eagle Lake RV Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Gold Pan Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Heritage Land vacation rentals . . . . .21 High Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Mariner’s Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 River Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Super 8 Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 REAL ESTATE Eagle Home Mortgage . . . . . . . . . . .40 Edgewood Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Heritage Land Company . . . . . . . . . .21 Jenkins Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Main Street Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 MBS Property Management . . . . . . .42 Mountain Valley Properties . . . . . . . . .7 Smith Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Susan River Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Realty World/Lassen Land & Homes .52 Town & Country Real Estate . . . . . . . . .68 RECREATION Diamond Mountain Casino . . . . . . . .43 Diamond Mountain Golf Course . . . . .36 Lassen County Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Sierra & Uptown Theatres . . . . . . . . . .7 Susanville Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 RESTAURANTS, WINERIES & LOUNGES Diamond Mountain Casino . . . . . . . .43 Happy Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Lake Almanor Country Club Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Lassen Ale Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Mariner’s Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Mountain Meadows Mead . . . . . . . . .48 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Paul’s Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Susanville Ford & Auto Center . . . . . . .9

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MEDICAL SERVICES Banner Lassen Medical Center . . . . .13 Lassen County Public Health . . . . . . .50 Northeastern Rural Health Clinic . . . .46 Susanville Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . .41 CHURCHES Community Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church . . . . . . . .35 Susanville Assembly of God . . . . . . .35 OTHER SERVICES Anytime Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Biggs Butchery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Billington Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . .44 County Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Iron Horse Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Lassen Community College . . . . . . . .67 Sacred Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 State Farm Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Stephen King, Attorney at Law . . . . .12 Westwood Chamber of Commerce . .49

GIFTS, APPAREL, HEALTH FOOD, ETC. Billington Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . .44 Country Pines Quilt Shop . . . . . . . . .15 Elegant Iris & Men’s Den . . . . . . . . . .26 Finder’s Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 GL&L Smokehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Great Basin Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Leslie’s Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Margie’s Book Nook . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Mountain Meadows Mead . . . . . . . . .48 Sierra Jewelry Company . . . . . . . . . .24 The Pardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Treats Natural Pet Marketplace . . . . .12 Zaengles Carpet One Floor & Home .39

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SITE OF THE SAGE BRUSH WAR — Back in 1863 local residents who believed they lived in Roop County, Nev. found themselves embroiled in a border dispute with men from nearby Plumas County who rode over the hill to collect taxes. Both sides finally decided to let the governors of the two states conduct a survey to properly establish the borderline, and before too long Lassen County came into existence. Photo by Brian Taylor

Visitor Information Lassen County Chamber of Commerce 75 N. Weatherlow St. P.O. Box 338 Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-4323 (530) 251-2561 FAX www.lassencountychamber.org Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce 289 Main St. #7 P.O. Box 1198 Chester, CA 96020 (530) 258-2426 (530) 258-2760 FAX email: info@lakealmanorarea.com www.chester-lakealmanor.com

Historic Uptown Susanville Association P.O. Box 1826 Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-4323 historicsusanville.org

Lassen County Arts Council 807 Cottage St. Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-5222 (530) 257-5224 FAX email: info@lassencountyartscouncil.org www.lassencountyartscouncil.org

Westwood Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center 462-885 Third St. P.O. Box 1247 Westwood, CA 96137 (530) 256-2456 (530) 256-2456 FAX Lassen Historical Museum 115 N. Weatherlow St. Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-3292 May to November Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lake Almanor visitor info Good Vibrations 278 Main St. Chester, CA

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Bureau of Land Management 2950 Riverside Drive Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-0456 (530) 257-4831 FAX email: ca350@ca.blm.gov www.blm.gov/ca/ Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park 38050 Hwy. 36 East P.O. Box 100 Mineral, CA 96063-0100 (530) 595-4480 www.nps.gov/lavo

Lassen National Forest (LNF) 2550 Riverside Drive Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-2151 (530) 252-6428 FAX www.fs.usda.gov/lassen Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LNF Eagle Lake Ranger District 477-050 Eagle Lake Rd. Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-4188 (530) 252-5803 FAX www.fs.usda.gov/lassen Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Susanville Railroad Depot 601 Richmond Road P.O. Box 1461 Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-3252 email: lltt@frontier.net Open Friday through Tuesday (including holidays) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open seven days a week from from May through October. Lassen County Times 100 Grand Ave. Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-5321 Fax (530) 257-0408 email: lctimes@lassennews.com www.lassennews.com

LNF Almanor Ranger District 900 East Highway 36 P.O. Box 767 Chester, CA 96020 (530) 258-2141 (530) 258-5194 FAX www.fs.usda.gov/lassen Monday through Friday all year, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday hours to be determined. Plumas National Forest Headquarters 159 Lawrence St. P.O. Box 11500 Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-2050 www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

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efore the arrival of the white man, several Native American tribes — including the Mountain Maidu, Paiute, Pitt River and Washoe — called Lassen County home. The indigenous native peoples lived off the land, and their villages, artwork and sacred sites are scattered throughout the county. Following the trails left behind by fur trappers from the Hudson Bay Company in the 1830s, John C. Fremont and his army passed through the area prior to the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846 that led to the short-lived California Republic. After the Mexican-American War, Mexico ceded California to the United States, and it became the 31st state in the union on Sept. 9, 1850. The discovery of gold in California in 1849 brought thousands of emigrants to California. Peter Lassen, one of Fremont’s guides and a famous trapper, frontiersman and Indian fighter for whom the county is named, first

came to the area in 1851. That same year, seeking an alternative to the hazardous Donner Pass Trail, William Nobles led wagon trains on the Nobles Emigrant Trail that passed through Susanville and the Honey Lake Valley, crossing the Sierra at a lower elevation. In 1854, Isaac Roop opened a small trading post in what was then known as Rooptown or Roopville, depending upon the source. With the discovery of gold in the area in 1856, some settlers decided to stay for good. Eventually the town was renamed Susanville, in honor of Roop’s daughter, Susan. Led by Roop and Lassen, the area became known as Nataqua, a separate territory in its own right. In 1861, when the Territory of Nevada was established, Roop was named the governor of the new territory. His trading post later became known as Roop’s Fort because it was used during the Sagebrush War, a series of small gun battles fought by local residents and

deputies from neighboring Plumas County seeking to collect taxes. Roop’s Fort, the oldest building in the county, still stands near the intersection of Main and Weatherlow streets by Memorial Park in Susanville. The locals formed Lassen County in order to keep the tax money local after it was determined the area was actually part of California and not part of Nevada as they had believed. By the 1880s, other area towns such as Herlong, Janesville, Doyle, Standish, Bieber, Hayden Hill and Wendel were founded. The railroads and the timber industry contributed to the county’s development. Susanville had two large mills and the Red River Lumber Company in Westwood was home to the world’s largest electrical sawmill of its day. The city of Susanville was founded in 1854 by Roop and incorporated in 1900. Susanville is located in the northeast corner of California, midway between Redding and Reno, Nev. ❖

With many nearby lakes, streams and open spaces, the Susanville area was voted the Pacific Region’s Best Place to Live for Sportsmen by Outdoor Life Magazine in April 2008. ❖

A TOWN THAT USED TO BE —

Memorialized by this marker near the old clubhouse at the Diamond Mountain Golf Club, the town of Richmond grew dramatically in 1859, but it died quickly when the gold played out in 1862. Photo by Sam Williams

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Mark Phillips, left, with Michael Morrison and Kendall Murphy behind on bass, jam at last year’s Bluegrass Festival. Photos by Jordan Clary

he fourth annual Susanville Bluegrass Festival has added a day onto the show. The music will start Thursday, June 20 and run through Sunday, June 23 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. There is also a three-day music camp from June 17 through June 20. This year’s lineup includes Bluegrass Etc., Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, The Jeanette Williams Band, Dan Crary, Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players, Susie Glaze and Hilonesome, Anderson Family Bluegrass, Rock Ridge, Natural Drift, Red Dog Ash, Wild Horse Drive, Pine Ridge, Eight Dollar Mountain and a special Sunday morning set by Cliff Compton. Three-day advanced sale tickets for adults are $40 and will be available at the gate for $55. Three-day advanced tickets for teens will be $15 and will be available at the gate for $25. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Food and craft vendors will also be at the event. New to the Bluegrass Festival is a three-day music camp offering instruction on instruments and vocals. The cost of the camp is $200 and includes a fourday admission pass to the festival. With grass and large shade trees, the Lassen County Fairgrounds provides beautiful grounds for camping for a fee of $15 per night. Campsites will be available at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17 but the music won’t start until Thursday. There are 75 plus RV hook-up sites and more room for additional campers. For tickets or more information, call the Lassen County Fairgrounds at (530) 251-8900 or visit lassencountyfair.org. ❖

Ethan “Bo” Anderson, left, on mandolin and his sister, Paige, lead and rhythm guitarist, of The Anderson Family, are popular crowd pleasers.

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ptown Susanville is rich with local history from the murals to the Pioneer Saloon. If you’re in the area, walk over to the Pioneer Cemetery, nestled on a hill above the Susan River, the final resting place for many of the county’s founding fathers. Located on Pine and Court streets, the cemetery is located in a beautiful area of Susanville, where it overlooks the town and valley, the mountains creating a barrier on the west side and the historic courthouse almost right across the street. The cemetery was established when Perry Craig drowned in the Susan River in November 1860, but there is no marker for his grave. People will find however, headstones for Isaac Roop, town founder, his daughter, Susan Roop Arnold, after whom Susanville is named, William Weatherlow and Native American veterans Tommy Tucker and Leonard Lowry. Roop was born in 1822 in Maryland and his family moved to Ohio when he was 16. At the age of 18, he married his wife, Nancy, and they had a daughter and two sons. Nancy died of typhoid when Susan was just 8 years old. Leaving his children with their grandparents, Roop set out for California in 1850. When he arrived, Roop lived in several different places before settling in the Honey Lake Valley. He plotted the town of Susanville, established a post office and served as postmaster, built a mill, planted orchards and constructed a ditch to bring water to town. He also helped form the Territory of Nevada and was elected the

The Pioneer Cemetery, set in Historic Uptown Susanville, is the final resting place for local historical figures. Photos by Ruth Ellis

first provincial governor. Roop also practiced law in Susanville. He died in 1869 after a short illness at age 47. Susan followed her father to California when she was 21 years old. She married Alexander Arnold and had eight children, five of whom survived to adulthood. After her father died, Susan and her husband ordered a monument for his grave from Marysville, Calif. However, something happened to the monument before it was delivered. A monument was finally erected in 1914 when the Masons and the Native Sons of the Golden West placed a native granite marker in the cemetery. Weatherlow had accompanied Roop to the Honey Lake Valley and helped him build the first cabin in Susanville, which is known as Roop’s Fort. As an early settler, Weatherlow attended most meetings pertaining to organizations and governance of the territory and served on several general committees. He died of pneumonia in Roop’s home in 1864 at the age of 51. Tommy Tucker, a Native American, died in France in 1918, the first Lassen County soldier to die in action in World

The Pioneer Cemetery is the final resting place for Harry and Gladys Burroughs, who served as Lassen County Superior Court Judges. Gladys was reportedly the second woman judge in the state, sworn in only 30 minutes after another woman in Los Angeles in 1936. Gladys was appointed to the position after her husband died.

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War I. The local American Legion post is named in his honor. Lowry was also a Native American who served in the U.S. military, becoming the highest decorated Native American in World War II. Lowry and his brother were the subjects of the book, “Home to Medicine Mountain,” illustrated by Lowry’s daughter, Judith. The book recounts the boys’ return to Lassen County from an Indian boarding school in Riverside, Calif. During the 1930s, it was practice for the government to send Indian children to residential boarding schools where they were forbidden to speak their language and forced to forget their traditions. The boys ran away from the school and returned home by riding on top of a freight train. Lowry retired from the U.S. Army in 1967 as a Lt. Colonel. In addition to fighting during World War II, he served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also served at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Lowry was proud of his Native American heritage, but he always said he fought for “all the people in the Honey Lake Valley. This is my home.” When he died, Lowry wanted to be buried next to Tucker, but someone was already buried in the spot he requested. It was believed the grave belonged to a veteran, so an unknown marker was placed there and Lowry was buried on the other side. In 1918, the cemetery was closed, plots were no longer available and the Lassen Cemetery opened on Chestnut Street. Even though the Pioneer Cemetery was deemed closed, interments continued with 99 burials between 1978 and 2001. ❖

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he Lassen County Arts Council offers a wide variety of arts-related programs and services of which visitors can take advantage. Throughout the year they sponsor concerts, gallery exhibits, art classes, performances and more. The arts council also actively promotes arts in education. The arts council is an integral part of the area’s culture and offers opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas through venues like open art studios and open mic evenings. Lassen County provides inspiration for visual artists of all kinds, and you can purchase supplies at the arts council at discounts up to 30 percent for members. The Lassen County Arts Council gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, see their website, lassencountyartscouncil.org or call (530) 257-5222.

Upcoming cultural events changed it is because the chocolate melted in the heat. This year’s chocolate festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. Check with the arts council for the location. At 3 p.m. the doors open to members to sample the offerings. The public is welcome at 4:30 p.m. The event is more than just chocolate. Local musicians will also provide musical ambience. ❖

Dec. 7: Chocolate Festival. Doors open at 3 p.m. Location to be announced.

One of Lassen County Arts Council’s most anticipated events is the December Chocolate Festival. Local chocolatiers contribute their most delectable products and the public can sample and buy to their heart’s content. The chocolate festival used to be held in the summer, but arts council president Debra Miller said one of the reasons they

The arts council also hosts an open painting studio at 6 p.m. every fourth Thursday. ❖

Local singer/songwriter Erika Mankins performs at an arts council-sponsored event.

June 19: The Chris Gardner Band will perform at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. July 31 and Aug. 28: Summer Nights on the Green, 6:30 p.m. at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Bands to be announced

Photo by Jordan Clary

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here every day the sky provides a picture show, Lassen County offers the perfect place for cruising in your classic Ford Coup or vintage Corvette. Classic car lovers will find plenty of outlets in Susanville from the “Main Street Cruise Classic Car and Motorcycle Show N’ Shine” in Historic Uptown Susanville, June 29, to the Susanville Street Rodders’ “High Country Cruise.” The cruise will be held at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, Sept. 14, and features cars and trucks from before 1975. For more information on either of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce at (530) 257-4323. ❖

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ometimes we need a small piece of green space to relax and enjoy the fresh air, stretch our legs or let our children run off some energy, and the best place to do that is a city park. The city of Susanville operates six parks and each offers something a little different. Memorial Park is located on North Street and has lighted tennis courts, a baseball field, picnic area, complete skateboard park, playground equipment and restrooms. The park also has a rose garden, community event stage and even a place to set up a volleyball net. Roop’s Fort Museum and the Community Center and Recreation offices also are located on park grounds on Weatherlow Street just below the Uptown area. Next to Roop’s Fort Museum is the Lassen County Historical Society Museum and the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce. Riverside Park is on Riverside Drive, and has a picnic area, softball fields, soccer fields, horseshoe pits, a playground and equipment, as well as restrooms. The fields are lit for evenings. Peggy’s Playground is in Riverside Park.

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If you have youngsters along for your visit to Susanville, don’t miss the beautiful Susanville Ranch Park. Photo by Brian Taylor The play equipment is designed for 2- to 5-yearold children, and it looks like a fire engine. It includes a slide, ladders and hanging bars. The toddler play area is behind the existing playground in a small earth depression near the picnic tables on the Limoneria Street side of the park. Near River Street is the Little League park, called Pat Murphy Field, with baseball fields and restrooms. Susanville Ranch Park is located off of Cherry Terrace behind Meadow View Elementary School. CP National Corporation donated the park to Lassen County in 1984. The 1,100-acre park is great for outdoor enthusiasts. The park has lots of room for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor

activities. The park is also home to a sports complex that hosts softball and soccer games. Another rustic park even closer to town is Susan River Park along the Susan River behind Lassen High School. It can be accessed from Riverside Drive. It has a trail, benches, parking lot and handicapped fishing access. Susanville’s newest park is Skyline Park off of Highway 139 and Skyline Drive. It provides bike paths, a BMX path, hiking trails as well as benches for relaxing. One trail leads to the top of a hill that provides a panoramic view of Susanville. For information on fees for lighting of the fields or reserving the parks for events or large groups, call Susanville Parks and Recreation at (530) 257-1035. Also, see parks map on page 14. ❖

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BAKERIES Joanie & Frankie’s Cupcakes 809 Main St. Susanville, CA (530) 249-7699 COFFEE HOUSES Artisan Coffee 464-440 Church St. Janesville, CA (530) 253-3000 Coffee Up 2300 Main Street Susanville, CA (530) 251-2326 Starbucks Coffee 2890 Main Street Susanville, CA (530) 251-8460 Starbucks Coffee Inside Safeway 2970 Main Street (530) 257-2029

McDonald’s 3000 Main Street Susanville, CA (530) 257-6880 Port of Subs 1626 Main Street Susanville, CA (530) 252-1626 Subway Sandwiches 2978 Main Street Susanville, CA (530) 257-0404 Also inside Walmart Taco Bell 2990 Main Street Susanville, CA (530) 257-8188 DELICATESSENS Heard’s Market Highway 395 Litchfield, CA (530) 254-6600

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A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine Local event supports students

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nnually, during the first Friday of February, a crowd gathers at the Susanville Elks Lodge for A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine, which is in its 26th year. People enjoy hand-selected premium wines and mouth-watering beef hors d’oeuvres at the event presented by Lassen County CattleWomen and Cattlemen. Representatives from local grocery stores pour some of their best selections, and the Cattlemen serve wine brought in from Napa Valley. In addition to fine wine, event-goers will find a wide array of delicious beef appetizers, prepared by the CattleWomen. To keep the hors d’oeuvres fresh and exciting, the CattleWomen host a Cow-A-Bunga contest in November where members compete to create a new beef hors d’oeuvre to be served at the event. Past hors d’oeuvres people have enjoyed

Brad Hanson, of the Lassen County Cattlemen, pours a glass of wine at A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine. Photos by Ruth Ellis include marinated steak preserves, raspberry chip beef bites, hamburger artichoke rollups and beef stuffed mushrooms; many more will also be featured at the event. Recipes are included in a free cookbook that will be available to guests. Those who attend A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine will also have the opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction. Proceeds support local youth activities, scholarships and agriculture in the classroom. ❖

Lassen County CattleWoman Teri Bertotti serves beef hors d’oeuvres at A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine. The annual event is held the first Friday in February at the Susanville Elks Lodge. Call the Lassen County Chamber Office at (530) 257-4323 for ticket information.

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Lassen County Historical Museum

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he Lassen Historical Museum, located next to Memorial Park at 75 North Weatherlow St., provides a wonderful starting point for visitors curious about the area’s past. It recently updated its extensive collection of historical artifacts and information with stunning new displays. The new additions include an updated train and transportation section, original pen and ink trail maps created in 1857 and 1858 by a Col. Lander, an updated sports and athletics section reliving the history of athletics in the area and a Gilded Era display which focuses on the suffrage movement. The museum bridges the gap between Lassen County’s past and its future. By accepting donations of a variety of different artifacts from the area’s past, the museum has weaved a tapestry of historical significance that’s a source of pride for the entire community. Run almost exclusively through the hard working volunteers and board members of the Lassen Historical Society, the new museum building is a reminder and a beacon for visitors. Other nostalgic items from previous centuries include authentic arrowhead collections and Native American art, pieces of Uptown businesses that have long since van-

This image of early loggers can be seen along with hundreds of other amazing photos of a budding Lassen County at the Lassen Historical Museum. Photo courtesy of the Lassen Historical Society ished, authentic weapons, bottles, photos and more from the county’s founding fathers. The Historical Society, which celebrated its 53rd anniversary in 2012, takes great pride in restoring and maintaining artifacts of all shapes and sizes, from turn-of-the-century rifles to formerly broken down wagons. The museum has played host to a variety of different events in the past, from presenting an annual $2,000 scholarship to a local student, to the Whistlestop lectures describ-

ing events of the past to class field trips and projects for many local students. Check out the oldest building in the county right next door, Roop’s Fort, so named for the husk of a building that has stood since 1854, when the building originally served as a trading post. For more information about the Historical Society, making donations, the museum or planned events on the horizon, call (530) 257-3292. ❖

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Eagle Lake Recreation Area Minutes from Susanville, Eagle Lake is the crown jewel of Lassen County

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nly two hours from California’s central valley and its summer heat is one of Northern California’s best kept secrets — the Eagle Lake Recreation Area. The relatively undiscovered area offers beautiful natural landscapes, numerous camping facilities among pine trees, water sports, biking, hiking and most importantly, no crowds. Located within the pristine Lassen National Forest just 15 miles north of Susanville, Eagle Lake is the second largest natural lake in California. Only 120 miles from either Chico or Redding, visitors can

Ryan Wertepny’s grandfather took him on his first Eagle Lake fishing trip with fishing guide Paul Chappell, and Wertepny caught this beauty. Photo by Joel Stovall easily leave after work on a Friday afternoon and arrive before nightfall or even consider visiting just for the day. Eagle Lake is a cool alternative to the valley heat where you can fish, boat, ski, windsurf, sail, swim and enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Gallatin Beach, near the marina, offers a shallow-water, sandy beach area perfect for the younger crowd. Here they can create sand castles and play with their shovels

and pails while Mom and Dad set up a family picnic. The lake is fed by intermittent streams and several underwater springs and is in a closed basin with no natural outlets. The result is a high alkaline water that can support only one specially adapted member of the trout family, the Eagle Lake Trout. Experienced fishermen claim the Eagle Lake Trout is the tastiest red-meat fish they ➢

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have ever eaten. With 100 miles of windswept shoreline, there is plenty of room for fishing. Each year 175,000 Eagle Lake Trout are released into the lake by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, assuring a catch for almost everyone. The average fish weighs three pounds, but four- to sixpound fish are common with the occasional lunkers weighing as much as 10 pounds. The marina offers services such as bike rentals, open boat storage, boat rentals, showers, laundry facilities, food service and gasoline. The Eagle Lake Recreation Area is primarily underdeveloped, and the natural state of the environment allows for numerous opportunities to view local wildlife, including the bald eagle. The pine forest is home to many wild creatures. Remember, if you plan to hike in the area, carry fresh water, binoculars and apply sunscreen prior to leaving camp. Children will be excited by the games played at the Junior Ranger program. Some of the games include identifying animal tracks, animal charades, drama activities, songs, environmental education and stories to feed children’s thirst for knowledge. In addition to the Junior Ranger program, other activities include slide shows, campfire programs and nature walks throughout the week. The five campgrounds along the shores of Eagle Lake offer a total of 326 campsites, including multi-family sites and group campsites. The

The north shore of Eagle Lake is a great place to land a fish, get a bite to eat or take the family to beat the summer heat. Photo by Jordan Clary diversity of the campsites allows visitors the opportunity to experience primitive or developed sites with accommodations for RVs, trailers or tents. Reservations can be made for the Eagle, Christie and Merrill campgrounds. The other campgrounds are on a first-come, first-served basis. Day use sites include two large picnic areas, the marina, a large beach and swimming area and five miles of paved biking and roller blading

paths. Plan your summer vacation now by reserving a campsite in one of the campgrounds. Reservations are available through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1 (877) 444-6777 between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Eagle Lake Recreation Area is handicap accessible in most areas. Special paved paths have been constructed for easy access. For more information, call the Eagle Lake Recreation Area at (530) 257-3067. ❖

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Celebrating Eagle Lake...

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The Spalding American Legion sponsors a patriotic Fourth of July Parade at Eagle Lake to celebrate America’s birthday. Photo by Sam Williams

here’s fun for the whole family during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends thanks to festivities held at the Eagle Lake RV Park in Spalding. The California Inland Fisheries Foundation Project Eagle Lake Trout present family-oriented festivals including a horseshoe tournament, a casting contest, a delicious barbecued lunch, a huge raffle with various prizes such as fishing gear, bottles of wine, a knife sharpening kit, flashlights and a guided fishing trip. There’s also a special raffle held for children ages 3 to 12 featuring a variety of prizes including numerous bicycles, and sports and fishing gear. Every child wins a prize. For those interested in learning how catch Eagle Lake trout, top guides offer free advice on how to reel in that

trophy lunker that will create a memory to last a lifetime. PELT is a nonprofit organization — supported mostly by volunteers with a connection to Eagle Lake — which is dedicated to improving the Eagle Lake fishery and enhancing safety on its waters. CIFFI is a volunteer-run 501 c3 nonprofit organization registered with the state of California and the federal government, and dedicated to enhancing fisheries within California. Together they work to allow hatcheries to keep Eagle Lake trout spawned at the fish trap on Pine Creek longer so they will be bigger and hardier when they are finally planted in the lake; thus contributing to the total number of trophy trout available to anglers. For more information, call Eagle Lake RV Park & Store at (530) 825-3133. ❖

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...in a uniquely Eagle Lake style Fourth of July The Fourth of July Celebration will be held Saturday, July 6 featuring the Project Eagle Lake Trout Festival and a patriotic parade sponsored by the American Legion. Labor Day The Labor Day Celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 31.

Great food and nifty raffle prizes for youngsters — including brand new bicycles for the youngsters — are a feature at the festivals. Photos by Sam Williams

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Honey Lake Motocross Park

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This rider gets air against a backdrop of the desert at the Honey Lake Motocross Park located in Milford, Calif. File photo

he Honey Lake Motocross Park is one of the most challenging motocross tracks found in the United States, and it is located right here in Lassen County. The track, brainchild of Larry Wosick, features mammoth uphill and downhill sections. One of the many features is MX395, one of the longest uphill climbs in motocross, consisting of a vertical rise of 400 feet. The overall elevation change from the 40-bike start area to the top of MX395 is 500 feet and riders go from 4,100 feet to 4,600 feet and back around

in a matter of moments. Wosick, who competed at the top level of the sport during the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, opened the park in 2001 after moving to Milford, Calif. “I was walking the upper portion of our ranch that we had purchased and discovered it had all the ingredients to create one of the best motocross tracks in the world,” said Wosick in a story by David Pingree in Rider X, a national magazine dedicated to the motocross lifestyle. “The combination of natural loamy soil and the huge ➢

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elevation changes on this piece of land really got me thinking about creating something special that would be a tremendous asset to our new community, as well as a major contribution to the sport of motocross.” The facility is situated on a gentle hillside with scattered pine and oak trees in the scenic desert atmosphere of Lassen County and Pingree praised the beautiful backdrop of the track. “It is an incredible facility with lots of elevation changes. The desert is awesome and the scenery is right out of a postcard,” said Pingree in the story. “The track is a masterpiece in design, motocross like it was meant to be,” said Greg Albertyn, multi-time world and national motocross champion about the Honey Lake Motocross Park. The main track is approximately one mile in length and each spring and summer, the Honey Lake Motocross Park features a variety of events for riders of every age and ability — from the world’s top professional factory riders to amateurs and old-timers, to local youngsters wringing the handlebars for the first time. Novice and Mini Bike classes use a portion of MX395 before heading down a separate downhill section designed for their skill level. For the young 50cc riders, Wosick and his team have construct-

ed a track designed especially for beginners, complete with a backward falling gate. According to its website, honeylakemx.com, the track “is a culmination of years of work and a burning personal desire to create a world-class motocross facility that can be enjoyed by all skill levels.” Honey Lake Motocross Park is very family and community oriented, and the facility offers tremendous fundraising opportunities to Lassen County for nonprofit groups such as 4-H clubs and Boy Scouts. These organizations receive 100 percent of the revenue generated through the groups’ concession efforts. The track is 55 miles north of Reno, Nev. and 35 miles south of Susanville, with the entrance directly off Highway 395. The Honey Lake Motocross Park runs several local race events a year, plus several larger races, such as the Loretta Lynn Regional Qualifier and rounds of the World Off Road Championship Series for both motorcycles and ATVs. The track has a strictly enforced 99 DB sound limit for riders and asks for no excessive pit riding. For the audience enjoying the motocross show, all pets must be leashed. For more information, call (530) 8272639 or go to honeylakemx.com. ❖

Motocross riders will love tearing through the dirt at Honey Lake Motocross Park, one of the most challenging motocross parks in the United States. File photo

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The Lassen County Fair draws people to the fairgrounds every summer. The 2013 fair is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21. Photos by Ruth Ellis

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he Lassen County Fair is one of the local highlights during the summer. This year’s Lassen County Fair … Stars, Stripes and Fair Delights — is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 and is sure to offer entertainment for fair-goers of all ages. People can take in the strolling ground acts, jump on a carnival ride, enjoy an icy treat and pet the animals in the livestock barns. The Rock Bottom Boys, who bring classic rock ‘n’ roll songs to life with a guitar, banjo and washboard, will be among the featured entertainers this year. Fair is also a great time to catch up on what residents have been up to when people walk through the buildings to see the canning, quilting, floral and art work and photography. Fair week is full of long-time traditions starting with the Miss Lassen County Pageant Wednesday night, the demolition derby Saturday and the auto ➢

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JUNE 17-23, 2013

Tweens ride up the Super Shot at the Lassen County Fair. races on Sunday, all at the Main Grandstands. At 10 a.m. Saturday, people line up on Main Street, Susanville, to watch the fair parade featuring local and visiting organizations. Fair staff is also planning to

hold the second Smack Down Bull Riding event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the North Arena. For more information about times and tickets, call the fair office at (530) 251-8900 or visit lassencountyfair.org. ❖

Our Best Lineup Yet! Featuring “Bluegrass, Etc.” • Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen • The Jeanette Williams Band • Dan Crary • Snap Jackson and the Knock On Wood Players • Susie Glaze and Hilonesome

• Anderson Family Bluegrass • Rock Ridge • Natural Drift • Red Dog Ash • Wild Horse Drive • Pineridge • Eight Dollar Mountain • Cliff Compton

• New for 2013! Music Camp • Air Conditioned, Secure Quilt Room with Power Advanced Tickets: $20 Teens, $40 Adults Includes All 4 Days

www.susanvillebluegrass.com

Lassen County Fairgrounds www.lassencountyfair.org The Lassen Historical Society float makes its way down Main Street during the Lassen County Fair parade. The parade is held at 10 a.m. Saturday during fair week.

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Uptown Mural Tour

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he uptown murals of Susanville not only beautify the city, but they tell the story of its rich history. Walking around Historic Uptown Susanville’s streets, visitors can see the murals have been an attractive addition to the city for travelers and residents alike. For more information on the murals or to get a copy of the recently published book, “Murals of Lassen County,” call the Lassen County Arts Council at (530) 257-5222. “Old Main Street Susanville” To begin the tour of the murals, start with “Old Main Street Susanville.” The mural is located on South Roop and Cottage streets. It was painted by Sterling Hoffman and Lassen High School students. The painting reflects Susanville’s Main Street in 1918. “Ranching” The second mural, on the wall of the building at South Roop and Main streets, was done by Los Angeles artist Art Mortimer. It is called “Ranching.” The painting, completed in 1992, was made after Mortimer was taken around Lassen County by a local rancher and given a collection of old and contemporary photographs, one of which was of the man who had shown Mortimer the ranching lifestyle. “Creating Her History: A Tribute to the Women of Lassen County” The third mural on the tour is a painting done in 1993 by Judith Lowry honoring the women of Lassen County. It is called “Creating Her History: A Tribute to the Women of Lassen County.” It is located on the Doyle Motors building on Main and North Roop streets and is vibrant with color. “When I was asked to paint a mural for my hometown of Susanville,” Lowry explained, “I noticed that there were several murals devoted to the accomplishments of men – loggers, ranchers and local businessmen. I decided to create a mural specifically to honor the women of our area. “This was my first mural. Arthur Mortimer, a visiting L.A. muralist, gave me encouragement and lots of good advice on how to use the grid system to help erect my image onto the wall. However, I had to give up that method since I am more of an intuitive, primitive painter. “In the end, I went out and bought those fat chalks that kids use to draw on the sidewalks, and just climbed up there and drew it all freehand. Then I had to paint on the outlines very quickly before the rain came,” Lowry said.

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Pedestrians are dwarfed by this mural depicting the city of Susanville’s founder, Isaac Roop, and his daughter, Susan, the city’s namesake. File photo

“Our Ancestors, Our Future” The fourth of the murals is on the corner of Main and Lassen streets. The painting is called “Our Ancestors, Our Future” and was painted by Jean LaMarr and Jack Morotte. It depicts the Native American heritage of this part of the state and the Indians’ unique contribution to the area. Across Main and again on Lassen Street, the first of Ben Barker’s murals, painted with the assistance of his wife, Leanna Lord Barker, in 1989, is a mural showing Lassen County’s founder, Isaac Roop, with his daughter, Susan, for whom Susanville is named.

Cordova. The painting is on the corner of Main and North Gay streets in the Bank of America parking lot. “Dad Popcorn” Also painted by Barker is a mural called “Dad Popcorn,” on Gay Street in Pancera Plaza. Painted in 1993, it is about a local, William Vellenworth, who sold popcorn between 1918-1931 out of his popcorn wagon. Featured in the painting are the Weir kids, who lived in Susanville. One of the Weir girls, about 13 years old in the painting, came to watch the mural being painted. She was 86 years old at the time.

“Logging with Big Wheels” On the Iron Horse Gym, located between Lassen and Gay streets on Cottage Street, the great history of the logging industry in Lassen County is depicted in sepia tones. The mural was painted by Ben Barker and is called “Logging with Big Wheels.”

“Mr. Eastman” The mural, “Mr. Eastman,” is painted on the side of the County Cleaners building. The mural is located halfway between Gay and Union streets on Main Street in the Mt. Lassen Properties parking lot. It depicts the famous photographer who chronicled the early part of the century in Susanville.

“History of Lassen” Ben Barker’s second mural, painted with the assistance of Kathleen Colvin, Mary Morphis and Eileen Stevens, is called the “History of Lassen.” It is on the wall inside the Pioneer Saloon located at 724 Main St. In addition, there is a mural spanning one-half the length of the building above the bar displaying brands from near and far. “History of Honey Lake Valley” Another mural is called “History of Honey Lake Valley” and was painted by Jackie

“Centennial Mural” The last mural on the tour is the largest— located on the south wall of Susanville Supermarket, 50 Grand Ave. Completed in 2003 by local artist Janet Fraser Dickman, it depicts the history of Lassen County, and in particular the city of Susanville. This mural commemorates the town’s centennial from 1900 to 2000. ❖

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Take a stroll through

Historic Uptown Susanville

The Wemple House, located at 100 N. Roop St., is a Victorian-style residence built in 1907 with a turret overlooking the corner lot and a wrap-around porch. Photo courtesy of the Lassen Historical Society

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ithin a small area in Historic Uptown Susanville are many of the original buildings and homes. For a copy of a tour guide, visit the Lassen Historical Museum at 75 N. Weatherlow, (530) 257-3292 or the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, 75 N. Weatherlow St., (530) 257-4323. Susanville is the second oldest town in the western Great Basin, and was established as a trading post in 1854. Lassen County was created in 1864 when Susanville won the special election for county seat by one vote. Since then, Susanville has been a major trading center, and still remains the major commerce center for the region. Here’s a start for a pleasant stroll around Historic Uptown Susanville: Roop’s Fort Beginning on Weatherlow, just one-half block off Main Street, is Roop’s Fort and the Lassen Historical Museum. Roop’s Fort was built as a trading post by the Roop brothers in 1854, and was the first building in Lassen County. Roop’s Fort was also the site of the Sagebrush War in 1863. St. Francis Hotel The St. Francis Hotel is the next stop, located on the corner of Main Street and Union. The St. Francis Hotel was built in 1914, and was the former site of the Magnolia Hotel, which in the mid-1800s housed various administrative functions of Lassen County until a courthouse was built. Pancera Plaza The Pancera Plaza is located up the block, on the corner of Main and Gay streets. Take a break and relax, enjoy the plaza developed by the Historic Uptown Susanville Association. Read the personalized bricks placed in the front planters and examine the mural of Dad Popcorn while resting on the benches.

T.H. Long Building Across Main Street, the T.H. Long building previously housed numerous livery stables from the earliest days of Susanville until this structure was built in 1914. The building is now the home of Sierra Jewelry. The Old Torrey Drug Building The old Torrey Drug Building is up the street (on Main Street) and was founded in 1921. It now houses Uptown Uniforms. It was the previous site of the Owl Saloon during the turn of the century, where one could find Shorty Douglas, a gentleman who provided local character, presiding at the bar. Pioneer Saloon Across Main Street, the Pioneer Saloon, at this location since 1862, is the oldest business in Northeastern California. Currently the home of Lassen Ale Works, it is the place where Plumas and Lassen County officials licked their wounds and made peace after the Sagebrush War. The Grand Cafe Right next door to the saloon is the Grand Cafe. The cafe was established in 1909 by Kwan Wong, a Chinese man, whose cafe specialized in American cuisine. The cafe originally was in the rear of the Pioneer, but later moved next door into the newly constructed “Wee Wee” building in 1912, where it remains today. In Oct. 1921, Sam Vucanovich and Steve Sargent took over the cafe. The Sargent family still owns the cafe today – more than 80 years later. The cafe is now closed and the building is currently slated for renovation. Williams Building Next you’ll come to the Williams building (established in 1907), formerly occupied by the Spalding Drug Company which operated from 1865-1967. Spalding Drug bottled its own patented medicines.

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Oddfellows Building Again crossing Main Street, the Oddfellows Building was built in 1896 for $4,000 and became the town’s first two-story red brick building. The Silver Star Lodge of the I.O.O.F. is one of Susanville’s older fraternal organizations, having been established in 1879. Del Mar Building One block up Main Street, on the left, is the Del Mar Building, built in 1914 for O.M. Doyle, manager of the Pioneer Saloon, the last brick building built in Uptown Susanville. A mural on cattle ranching in Lassen County now graces the building’s west face. Elks Lodge The Elks Lodge crowns the top of Main Street. It was built in 1884 for Dr. J.G. Leonard’s dental practice and residence, and remained in private hands until 1922 when the B.P.O.E. organization acquired it for a lodge. Backing up one block to Roop Street, there are many well-maintained Victorian homes. Wemple House Located at 100 N. Roop St. is the Wemple House, which was built in 1907 for David Knoch and is typical of the homes of the period that remain intact. Maurino Home The Maurino Home, located at 130 N. Roop and built in 1909, has been beautifully restored by its present owners. Masonic Hall The Masonic Hall was built in 1926, and is located on the corner of Lassen and Nevada Streets, just one block off Main Street. This building is the last of the major native stone structures built in Susanville. It houses the oldest fraternal organization of Lassen County, the Lassen Lodge F. & A.M. No. 149, established in 1861. Catholic Church The Catholic Church is in an area originally part of Susanville’s Chinatown district of the 1860s. The parish was established in 1912. It is located on the corner of Union and Nevada streets, just up from Roop’s Fort. ❖

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Coppervale Ski Area Hunter Ingwerson, of Westwood, shows off his skills by going off a jump at Coppervale’s terrain park. Photos by Maddie Musante

Lassen County’s own ski haven provides a quality family outing

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f there’s snow on the ground in Lassen County, then it’s time to hit the slopes at the Coppervale Ski Area. Once the snow arrives, so do the dreams of skiers and snowboarders aching to be released in packs of powder provided by the local ski area, located off of Highway 36 between Susanville and Westwood. The more snow on the ground, the more enthusiastic the expectant skiers and snowboarders become of a great season. Coppervale is operated on a seasonal basis as snow conditions allow and offers the perfect opportunity for beginners, families and advanced skiers alike. “This is a good way to get the kids away from the TV,” said Norm Wilson, manager of Coppervale Ski Area. “It’s a great family thing also. You can sit here at the lodge and watch your kids do laps. It’s not like Tahoe where they can get lost two ridges over. It’s just a really good place to be. It’s a community atmosphere and that’s the way we like it.” Coppervale brings in locals as well as numerous skiers from all over the world looking for an intimate experience. According to Wilson, the ski area keeps busy during the wait for the weather in the offseason, grooming and making sure everything is perfect for the ski area to open when the snow arrives. Coppervale, formerly owned and operated through Lassen Community College, but now run entirely by volunteers, features a poma lift and a rope tow to carry skiers and snowboarders up 800 vertical feet of good times. The area also boasts a terrain park, which allows opportunities for every different skill level, from beginner to expert. Coppervale also caters to families, as the size allows you to easily keep an eye on each other. There are always lessons available for anyone who would like them, while the full-featured terrain park and half-pipe offers the more daring folks in the crowd a chance to spread their wings and fly. Ski and snowboarding lessons are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Beginners can start on a slight slope just to the west of the lodge, and eventually move over to the more intermediate rope tow and finally on to the poma lift. The poma lift was installed in 1977 and offers a one-of-a-kind experience as it hauls each snow lover to the top of the mountain where they can enjoy incredible panoramas of the Goodrich Creek Valley below.

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An excited snowboarder gives a thumbs up as he prepares to take the poma lift to the top of the slopes at Coppervale Ski Area.

Wilson has been running the mountain for more than 32 years. He isn’t able to predict when the ski area will open for the winter and said Coppervale opens whenever Mother Nature feels like blanketing the area with snow. As Lassen County locals know, winter weather is unpredictable, but once it comes, the snow provides the ski area with ample amounts of white powder for the enjoyment of all. Coppervale is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the weather permits. Daily lift tickets are $25 and $20 for half-day passes. Season passes are $150 for students, $175 for adults and $350 for a family. According to Wilson, the family package is the best deal as the price is set regardless of the size of the family. For more information or current conditions, call the ski phone at (530) 257-9965. ❖

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Snowmobiling in Lassen County

For most snowmobile enthusiasts, there’s something special about backcountry sledding. Photo by Brian Taylor

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nyone with a snowmobile or access to one is truly fortunate to be in Lassen County during the winter. Lassen National Forest offers some of the best maintained snowmobile trails in the state. The Eagle Lake Ranger District alone manages roughly 160 miles of well-groomed trails in its portion of the forest. Combined with snowmobile trails in the Almanor and Hat Creek Ranger Districts, employees manage more than 590 miles of snowmobile trails. That’s enough to be any cross-country skier or snowmobile rider’s dream. Fredonyer Snowmobile Park The Fredonyer Snowmobile Park is located 10 miles west of Susanville, on Highway 36. The park has about 80 miles of groomed trails. Many trails are looped, with some connecting to Plumas National Forest trails. Boasting spectacular views as well as more technically challenging trails, these trails are some of the most visually pleasing for those adventurous enough to make the trek. Bogard Snowmobile Park Bogard is about 22 miles northwest of Susanville on Highway 44. Also boasting about 80 miles of trails, Bogard has the

meadows of Pine Creek Valley. Though they are not groomed, these meadows are generally open to snowmobiles. Lassen National Forest warns riders to watch for fence lines and to be careful of water under the snow during warmer months. Morgan Summit Snowmobile Park Morgan Summit Snowmobile Park is located 4 miles east of Mineral, Calif. on Highway 36. Consisting of 77 miles of groomed trails, the Lassen National Forest Winter Recreating Guide says the Morgan Summit trail system can be accessed from Mill Creek on Highway 172 and from Mineral. Jonesville Snowmobile Park Access to the Jonesville Snowmobile Park can be found two miles east of the Cherry Hill Campground on Humboldt Road, also known as County Road 91422. It can be accessed from Highway 32. Jonesville features 60 miles of groomed trails, including three loops. Swain Mountain Snowmobile Park Lassen National Forest considers the Swain Mountain Trail system the hub of the trail system for the entire forest. The park is

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located just off County Road A-21, about nine miles north of Westwood. The park can also be accessed just east of the Chester-Lake Almanor staging area on Highway 36. The system consists of 60 miles of beginner-level groomed trails. At the beginning of the winter season, Swain is usually the first staging area to open with enough snow to move, as well as the last place to close facing the onset of spring. Swain links directly into the Fredonyer and Bogard snowmobile parks, which can offer roughly 200 miles of marked trails, both groomed and not groomed. Visitors should know some trails are close to the Caribou Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park – areas that prohibit snowmobiles. Asphan Snowmobile Park Located off Highway 44/89, about four miles northeast of the north entrance to Lassen National Park, Asphan has 35 miles of groomed trails. According to Lassen National Forest, the Asphan trail system is associated with 30 miles of trails located in Latour State Forest. The trails are good for multiple skill levels, as well as spectacular mountain views. Most of the snowmobile trails offer either restrooms or warming huts, or both. ❖

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Lake, the second largest natural lake in California. Atop the mountain, riders find themselves in 360 degrees of viewing splendor featuring a view of Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta and the desert mountains of the western Great Basin.

Susanville Ranch Park The Susanville Ranch Park is a great place to bike, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. Photo by Brian Taylor

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usanville Ranch Park is one of Lassen County’s most amazing hidden jewels that showcases the outdoor splendor of Lassen County. Originally eight miles of trails built by the Lassen Land and Trails Trust, the park has recently blossomed into a 22-mile expanse of trails. The trail system is the ideal location in Susanville to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, bird watching, jogging, picnicking, horseback riding, photography and more. However, since the park is a day-use park and not a campground, activities such as campfires, firewood cutting, overnight camping, discharging of firearms and operation of motorized vehicles are not permitted. The 1,100 acre multi-use park is owned and maintained by Lassen County with help from the Lassen Land and Trails Trust. The Trust is a conservancy whose primary mission is to conserve significant natural areas and agricultural landscapes, as well as promoting and enhancing a public trail system throughout Lassen County. The 14 miles of trails in the northern portion of the park were built in 2008 for more experienced hikers and bikers. However, with tougher climbs and tougher turns come more spectacular views. Since there are no creeks or streams in the northern section, people with horses or dogs should be prepared because there is no water. The park has seen some improvements over the years as well, with the most obvious addition being the soccer and softball fields added next to the entrance. Other additions include fallen trees converted to benches along various trails. The park is open year-round, with many of the trails used by cross-country skiers in the winter. The trails themselves are the most important feature of the park, offering people a unique glimpse of the wilderness that is such an integral part of Lassen County. One of the most spectacular views in the park is up the steep 3/4-mile Overlook Trail to an old helipad that overlooks the entire park. It is the most rigorous trail in the park, but short and well worth the effort. The Coyote Bluff Trail naturally wanders around Coyote Bluff, through meadows and into a forest of pines and junipers.

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The Dry Meadow Trail has a very low elevation gain and is perfect for beginning hikers and cyclists or those in the mood for a gentle stroll. Another favorite of many hikers is the slightly more primitive Canyon Trail that follows along Piute Creek and has very scenic views throughout. The easiest way to get to the park is to take Main Street to North Roop Street, which connects to Cherry Terrace. Follow 1.2 miles to Lakewood Way. Turn left into the park entrance. There is plenty of day-use parking for both vehicles and horses. For more information about the park, visit susanvilleranchpark.com or call (530) 2518288. Other recreational sites Set in a picturesque locale of forest, rivers and lakes, Lassen County offers bountiful opportunities for bikers, runners and hikers to explore the wonderful terrain offered throughout this part of Northeastern California. The outdoor-minded will never be bored with hundreds of trails offered for all types of recreation. Wildlife and Mother Nature are the perfect backdrop to any adventure, and Lassen County offers all that and more. Hiking trails are in abundance throughout the Lassen National Forest. Some trails hikers may be interested in are the Pacific Crest Trail, Hole-in-the-Ground to Black Rock, Heart Lake National Recreation Trail and Spencer Meadows National Trail. For full information on hiking pursuits and even more options, call the Lassen National Forest in Susanville at (530) 257-2151, or any of the forest’s three ranger districts: Eagle Lake District, (530) 257-4188, Almanor Ranger District, (530) 258-2141 and Hat Creek Ranger District, (530) 336-5521. Suggested bike trails: Fredonyer Peak Challenge This 20-mile round trip is for advanced riders in excellent physical condition. The Fredonyer Peak challenge is a 2,450-foot climb on a maintained dirt road through the forest. In addition to the pine, juniper and mahogany trees, bikers find themselves surrounded by spectacular views of Eagle

Shaffer Mountain Challenge Also for advanced riders, this ride takes you on an 8-mile climb and gains 2,300 feet in elevation. The 16-mile round trip takes about four to five hours and riders take in the sights of the vastness of the Honey Lake Valley and the drastically different terrain of the Sierra Nevada unfolding along the west. Wildflowers create a blend of colorful magic as riders advance along the trail. Burro Mountain Loop This 19-mile intermediate level course featuring moderate hills offers a one-of-a-kind view of the Smoke Creek Desert along the California-Nevada border. Cresting the summit after an 800-foot climb, riders will see the shimmering white expanse of the desert with the Fox Mountain range towering in the background. The first half of the ride is along a rugged two-track road with loose rock. On the second half of the loop riders traverse the rugged Smoke Tree Canyon following a well-groomed dirt road. Buckhorn Back Country Byway Winding through 27 miles of high desert country, this trail offers a rich variety of wildlife from birds to wild horses and burros that roam the area. Waterfowl that live on seasonal lakes and birds of prey can be seen cruising for their next meals in the clear summer skies. Some riders prefer to arrange for a vehicle shuttle to avoid having to traverse the road in two directions. This is an intermediate ride with some moderate hills and rocky stretches. Detailed maps for the above rides are available at the Bureau of Land Management office, located at 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville. For information or directions to the bike trails, call the Bureau of Land Management at (530) 257-0456. Multi-use: Bizz Johnson Trail This trail runs from Susanville to Westwood (See Bizz Johnson map, page 45) along an old railroad line trailing the Susan River through 26-miles of back and forth water crossings, complete with wooden bridges and railroad tunnels. The trail offers majestic views of the river canyon and the Sierras, and is an ideal trail in recreational use. Ideal for beginner bike riders and family excursions, both on foot and on wheels, the trailheads provide easy access no matter where you begin. There are excellent fishing opportunities as well in the Susan River and camping is allowed outside of trailheads. ❖

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New Bike Trails New trails add to your outdoor biking adventure

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icyclists, hikers and horseback riders may be pleased to know two new trails have been built along the Bizz Johnson

Trail. The South Side Trail will provide mountain bike enthusiasts with looped trail experience, where they ride up one way and return another route, set among spectacular scenery in the Susan River Canyon. The trail is a new four-mile trail developed by the Bureau of Land Management in 2012 that extends from the Hobo Camp trailhead on the Bizz Johnson Trail west upstream and south of the Susan River to the east tunnel on the Bizz Johnson Trail. BLM’s Diamond Mountain Hot Shot Fire Crew and Calfire’s Antelope Camp fire crews did an outstanding job in building approximately 1.5 miles of a scenic new single-track trail that combines with 2.5 miles of existing dirt road to make a delightful new four-mile trail within the Susan River Canyon. In 2013 BLM plans to extend the trail three more miles to the Devil’s Corral area as fire crews and volunteers are available. For the first two miles west of the Hobo Camp trailhead on the Bizz Johnson Trail, South Side Trail follows an existing old dirt road that still looks and feels like a road. The road/trail follows a mostly level bench on top of a basalt bluff within the Susan River Canyon affording different perspectives of the Susan River Canyon than are seen from the Bizz Johnson Trail. The old road’s dirt surface is well suited for walking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding (the Susan River Canyon is managed for nonmotorized uses). Beyond two miles the old road grade descends to river level and has become overgrown. At this point, South Side Trail truly becomes a trail as it follows a narrow path cleared along the overgrown road. Approximately three miles west of Hobo Camp, a new single-track trail was built within a very scenic portion of the canyon for almost a mile. The new trail then climbs up onto a level bench within the canyon and again follows old logging roads for another quarter mile to the east tunnel of the Bizz Johnson Trail where a single-track connector trail provides linkage back to the Bizz Johnson Trail. Two connector trails provide options for looped trail experiences between the new

New bike trails along the Bizz Johnson Trail provide spectacular views of the Susan River Canyon. Photo submitted

South Side Trail and the Bizz Johnson Trail within the Susan River Canyon. Now, rather than just traveling up and back on the Bizz Johnson Trail or the South Side Trail you can combine the two trails and enjoy fourand eight-mile trail loops using both trails. The first connector trail is located directly west of and upstream from the third railroad/trail bridge on the Bizz Johnson Trail. Cross the bridge going west upstream, turn left and follow a narrow single track trail that climbs southeast back toward Susanville for a quarter mile where it joins South Side Trail, the old road you can then follow back to the Hobo Camp trailhead on the Bizz Johnson Trail. The second connector trail leaves South Side Trail in the woods above the east railroad tunnel on the Bizz Johnson Trail. It traverses across the east end of the tunnel and descends to the bypass trail around the east tunnel which then leads you back to the Bizz Johnson Trail. The most scenic segment of the South Side Trail is approximately three miles west of Hobo Camp where a new single track trail was constructed to provide an alternative to the old road that climbs steeply up a half-mile grade and over a rocky ridge before descending back to a more gradual alignment near the east railroad tunnel on the Bizz Johnson Trail. The new single-track trail within the canyon is .9 miles long and provides a more gradual trail grade than the old road and follows a very scenic route adjacent to the Susan River. This new trail segment traverses along a steep side slope within the canyon,

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below basalt rims, past large old growth Douglas fir trees, across large rocky talus slopes and in places traverses steep slopes with dramatic drops to the Susan River. The new single track trail (18 feet to 36 feet wide) is well suited for walking, running and mountain biking, however there are a few short steep grades on this trail, too. Horseback riders should use caution on this new trail because it is narrow, traverses some steep slopes and there are few places to pass other horseback riders. If riders feel the single track trail is too narrow and side slopes are too steep, an alternate route is to continue on the old road and take your time working up the steep half-mile climb to the scenic overlook within the canyon, then descend back down the road to a level area near the tunnels where you can connect with the Bizz Johnson Trail. Along South Side Trail the Susan River can be reached to provide water for dogs and stock between two and three miles west of Hobo Camp and near the east tunnel. For moving helmet cam views from along the new single track trail segment of South Side Trail within the Susan River Canyon, watch: youtube.com/watch?v=KKRjae6rMr8&feature =plcp. South Side Trail description provided by Stan Bales, outdoor recreation planner, Eagle Lake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130. For questions about the trail, contact BLM at (530) 257-0456. ❖

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Bible Baptist Church 742-580 Mountainview Dr., Herlong, (530) 260-8205 forministry.com/uscaindbcbbc1

First Southern Baptist Church Cornell & Alexander, Susanville, (530) 257-4767, fsbcsusanville@frontiernet.net

Indian Heights Full Gospel Church Susanville Rancheria Gym, Susanville

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 120 N. Union, Susanville, (530) 257-3230

Janesville Christian Fellowship St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox 464-615 Main St., Janesville, Mission (530) 253-3181 (530) 251-3628, susanvilleorthodox@yahoo.com Janesville Southern Baptist Church Calvary Chapel Westwood Gospel Tabernacle St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fourth & Ash Streets, Susanville, The Log Cabin at Church St. & 313 Ash Street, Westwood, Main, Janesville. (530) 253-3080 LCMS (530) 257-3136 (530) 256-3309 First & Ash Streets, Susanville, Grace Fellowship Foursquare Jehovah’s Witnesses (530) 257-2223, Church of Christ 1401 Riverside Dr., Susanville, 2404 Bunyan Rd, Susanville, stpaulssus@frontiernet.net 205 N. Fairfield, (530) 257-5433, (530) 257-2210, (530) 257-2984, www.jw.org susanvillechurchofchrist.org gracefellowship4.org Standish Bible Church Lassen Missionary Baptist Church of the Nazarene Plumas St., 1 block SE of A-3 & Herlong Assembly of God 150 S. Lassen St., Susanville, 1825 Spring Ridge Rd., US 395, Standish, (530) 254Herlong Access Rd., Herlong, (530) 250-4903 Susanville, (530) 257-5195, 6688, standishbiblechurch.org (530) 827-2465 suznaz.org Light House Ministries Susanville Assembly of God Highland Baptist Church 345 Ash St., Susanville, Community Church 473-465 Richmond Rd., 801 Cottage St., Susanville, (530) 251-4521 1400 Numa Rd., Susanville (530) 257-5225 (530) 257-5000, (530) 257-2924, cefchurch.com Our Lady of the Snows Church susanvilleassembly.com Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Doyle Christian Church Hamilton Branch, Hwy. A13 at Big 425 Cedar Street, Westwood, Susanville Christian Fellowship Main St., Doyle, (530) 827-2430 Springs Rd. and Mary Ann Lane, (530) 256-3344 705 Hall St., Susanville, (530) 596-3622 (530) 257-3452 Pentecostal Church of God Eagle Lake Community Church Doyle, (530) 827-3163 687-905 Lakeview Dr., Spaulding, Honey Lake Valley Susanville Seventh-Day Assembly of God (530) 825-3371 Adventist Church 464-905 Standish-Buntingville Reaching Nations for Christ 3035 Johnstonville Road East, 479-805 Wada St., Susanville, First Baptist Church Rd. (A-3 between Sears and (530) 257-4167, Susanville, (530) 257-2283, 742-710 Susanville St., Herlong, Sunnyside Rd.), Janesville, PasterValerie@frontiernet.net susanvillesda.org (530) 827-0259 (530) 253-3222, hlvaog.org Good Shepherd Episcopal Calvary Chapel of Susanville Church 450 Richmond Road, Susanville, 1155 North Street, Susanville, (530) 257-4833, ccsusanville.com (530) 257-6002

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The Church in Susanville Richmond Rd. at Richmond School, Susanville, (530) 3102738, thechurchinsusanville.com The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 718-045 Hwy 395 E., Standish, (530) 254-6990, lds.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 905 Richmond Road, Susanville, (530) 257-6369, lds.org Truth Tabernacle 2595 Main St., Susanville, (530) 260-8006, TruthTabSusanville@hotmail.com United Methodist Church 70 South Lassen St., Susanville, (530) 257-5893 Westwood Assembly of God 624 Ash St., Westwood, (530) 256-3405 Westwood Bible Fellowship 401 Delwood St. Westwood, (530) 256-2882 Still Mountain Sangha Zephyr Forest Dharma Center 697-550 Cheney Creek Road, Susanville. For info call Gwynne Heard, (530) 251-2916 Snow geese photo by Jordan Clary

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Diamond Mountain Golf Course

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here are so many recreational options available throughout the beautiful area of Lassen County to satisfy any craving. Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing and even strolling are in abundance everywhere you look. Just about everything is offered in our mountain area, and one of the favorite sports in the history of civilization, golf, is also offered right here against the picturesque views of mountains, meadows and lakes. While not a sport for the winter enthusiast, the clean air and pristine landscapes of the area lend the perfect atmosphere for any golf lover. The weather in Northeastern California ensures tee times between the early spring to the end of fall. Tee times usually begin when the first golfer arrives at 7 a.m. in the warmer months, with 8 a.m. the start in the colder months, and the course stays open until the sun slips behind the western slopes. The Diamond Mountain Golf Course offers 18 holes of splendid playing time for those who love to hit the links. In 2003, the golf course expanded from nine holes to a full 18-hole course. Once known as Emerson Lake Golf Course, the course changed its name, as well as its overall vibe. The Diamond Mountain Golf Course is located at 470-835 Circle Drive in Susanville and is a par 72 and 6,454 yards long. The course is complete with a driving range, chipping area, putting green and a pro shop, as well as a restaurant. Originally designed by Dave Tanner and opened in 1968, the course offers spectacular views of Diamond Mountain, rolling green meadows and ponds as big as lakes.

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The course is known for premium shot accuracy because of its tight layout and defined cut of rough bordering its fairways. Sand bunkers have been included in the design of every hole to add to the large, sloped greens, which are fast but soft in texture so “they should hold your shots.” According to the golfnow.com, “this course offers something for everyone, with its long, straight fairways, simple doglegs, numerous pine trees and fast greens.” No matter what time of day of what day of the week, locals come out to hit the links in support of the course. Russell Brown, left, hands a golf ball to a member of his group during an enjoyable summer day on the golf course. File photo The City of Susanville owns the Diamond Mountain Golf Course, and city officials encourage as many people as possible to come out and play. Visitors are encouraged to hit the links and check out the picturesque course set against the mountains of Lassen County. Come join the local culture on your trip to Lassen County to get that hometown feeling, and get the information firsthand from those who know the land best. After trekking through the course, stop and have a burger or numerous other food options at the Shag Bag Bar & Grill. Tee times and registration are available online, as well as signup specials for the course and course rates. For more information on tee times, cart rates and discount fees, call the clubhouse at (530) 257-2520. ❖

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St. Mary’s Chapel

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erhaps, driving along Highway 395 between Reno and Susanville, you noticed a tiny white chapel by the side of the road as you pass through Doyle. This little chapel, built in 1900 and only used for a short time, was originally known as St. Mary’s Chapel. Northern Electric Railroad President Henry A. Butters built it in 1900 on the Constantia Ranch. A traveling priest, Father Horga, performed mass at the chapel every few months. The chapel wasn’t used long. In the 1920s it ceased hosting mass and sat empty for many years on the ranch. The mansion Butters built burned down sometime in the 1960s, according to a woman who grew up in Doyle, “after a group of teens had a party there.” Eventually, the ranch became a place to pick mint and watercress growing wild in the creek and for local children to play. The former Doyle resident said,

“The church was a special place even as it sat empty and forlorn at Constantia.” And there St. Mary’s Chapel sat until sometime in the 1990s, when the Doyle Historical Society was formed, and the little church was moved to its current location on Highway 395. Today, Lonney and Pat Sharp act as caretakers. They have replaced two windows with cut glass, one of them bulletproof. Lonney says they hope to continue the restoration process, although nearly everyone who began the project has died. ❖

The Doyle Historical Society plans to continue restoration of St. Mary’s Chapel. To tour, volunteer or donate to the restoration, call (530) 827-2271.

Travelers between Reno and Susanville have certainly passed this lonely little church by the side of Highway 395. Photos by Jordan Clary

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Safe and Sane Halloween

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hosts and goblins, fairy princesses and furry creatures take over Uptown Susanville every Halloween. Safe and Sane Halloween, sponsored by the Historic Uptown Susanville Association, provides a safe venue for trick-or treaters-and their families each year. This year’s event is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Uptown merchants along with other community organizations hand out candy and there are also dance performances in the street for people to enjoy. ❖ Zoe Burt watches the Safe and Sane Halloween activities perched atop her dad’s shoulders.

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Magical Country Christmas helps kick off the holiday season in Lassen County. This free community event includes live music and dance performances, Santa’s Grand Entry parade, fireworks and refreshments. The 2013 event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in Uptown Susanville. Uptown businesses will stay open for holiday shopping and many will offer special discounts and drawings. The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event. Call the Chamber office at (530) 257-4323 for more information. ❖

Members of Lassen Community College’s Special Athletes and Activities Club participate in Santa’s Grand Entrance Parade at the seventh annual A Magical Country Christmas. Photos by Ruth Ellis

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd as he makes his way up Main Street during the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce’s A Magical Country Christmas.

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Bizz Johnson Marathon

Runners fill the trail during the Bizz Johnson Marathon. The event brings people from all around the country and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. File photo

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ore than 1,000 runners worldwide flock to Lassen County in October to test their stamina and endurance during the Bizz Johnson Marathon. Ever since the Greek soldier Pheidippides ran the fabled distance of 26 miles and 385 yards to deliver news of the Greek victory of the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. during the first Persian/Greek War, distance runners have sought to perform the feat themselves. Continuing the Greek tradition, the Bizz Johnson Marathon is more than 26 miles of hard-fought victory for any participating runner. The trail, part of a railroad branch line originally constructed by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1927 to haul lumber from Westwood to Fernley, Nev., may seem an unlikely site for a marathon, but the scenic trail twists and turns through the rugged Susan River Canyon, making it the perfect location for a back country run. Runners will

enjoy crossing the river 12 times on bridges and trestles, and trekking through two old railroad tunnels. Some runners go as far as to say the trail is one of the most beautiful sites for a run they’ve ever seen. The first few miles of the trail, beginning in Westwood, Calif., lean slightly uphill with the last 20 miles or so traveling swiftly downhill. Along the way, the trail passes through a landscape of semi-arid canyon, upland forests of pine and fir overlooking the flowing Susan River Canyon. The entire community of Lassen County supports the event. Local Boy Scouts and Susanville Rotary Club members staff aid stations along the course. The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce and Lassen Land and Trails Trust offer their services along with other community supporters. The marathon is a two-day event and features five different runs ➢

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of different lengths to satisfy any runner’s appetite.

runners may be shuttled to the starting location. The shuttles leave at 7:45 a.m. There will be aid stations every two miles.

The Express Half Marathon starts off the event Saturday, Oct. 12. Running through the second half of the trail, the Express Half Marathon starts at the Goumaz Trailhead. Runners will be bused to the location from the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot and Visitor Center and will depart at 8 a.m. Cost for the shuttle to the starting location is $15 and runners can opt out of the fee during registration if they have someone bring them to the starting point. The race on Saturday will have aid stations at miles 4, 7, 9 and 11. The Half Marathon Sunday, Oct. 13 starts across the street from the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot on Richmond Road and continues up to wrap back around using the last quarter of the full trail route. Aid stations will be available every two miles and is limited to 250 participants. The 10K Run also starts across the street from the Historic Railroad Depot and, much like the Half Marathon, wraps back around to catch the marathon trail at the last three miles of the full route. This is the second year featuring the 10K run. It appeals to local runners young and old. Aid stations will be available every two miles and is limited to 50 participants.

The 50K Run The 50K is perfect for runners not satisfied with running the typical 26.2 miles of marathon. The Bizz Johnson 50k run offers an extra five miles for runners to enjoy. The race starts at the Mason Station Trailhead in Westwood, Calif. at 8 a.m. and ends at Hobo Camp. Aid stations will be located in the same places as the marathon course. For registration information and sign-up fees, go to coastaltrailruns.com.

Ryan Evans, of Reno, Nev., rounds the last corner of the Bizz Johnson Marathon Trail Run. File photo The Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon starts near Westwood at the Mason Station Trailhead at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Runners will get to experience the unique beauty of the scenic Lassen National Forest with its orange cliffs, rivers, wooden bridges and railroad tunnels. The marathon, a USA Track and Field certified full marathon course and a Boston Marathon qualifier, attracts many runners in the hopes of setting a personal record; but note the altitude ranges from 4,200 feet to 5,600 feet. For an additional $15,

Bizz Johnson Trail history In 1978, Southern Pacific Railroad received approval to abandon most of the old line that carried lumber and sometimes passengers from 1914 through 1956. Following legal abandonment of the line, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) spearheaded the rails-to-trails conversion of the old railroad grade. Former U.S. Congressman Harold T. “Bizz” Johnson, who served in the House of Representatives from 1958-1980, was instrumental in helping establish the 30-mile segment as a Rails-to-Trails conversion for recreational use. The trail is named in his honor. Today, the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service jointly manage the popular trail. ❖

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Breakdown of Dates, Times and Race Options for the 2013 Bizz Johnson Marathon

Saturday, Oct. 12 Express Half Marathon • 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. — Race day registration and bib pickup at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot. • 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. — Buses load at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot. • 8 a.m. — All buses leave. • 8 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. — Drive to start line. • 9 a.m. — Express Half Marathon starts.

Sunday, Oct. 13 50K run • 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. — Race day registration and bib pickup at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot. • 6:45 a.m. to 7 a.m. — Buses load at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot. • 7 a.m. — All buses leave. • 7 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. — Drive to start line. • 8 a.m. — 50K run starts.

• 8 a.m. — All buses leave. • 8 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. — Drive to start line. • 9 a.m. — Marathon starts. 10K run and Half Marathon • 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. — Race day registration and bib pick up at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot. • 9 a.m. — 10K run and Half Marathon start.

Saturday, Oct. 12 10K Run, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50K Run • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Race day registration and bib pickup at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot.

Marathon • 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. — Race day registration and bib pickup at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot. • 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. — Buses load at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot.

All events finish at Hobo Camp. On both Saturday and Sunday, there is a shuttle between Hobo Camp and the Railroad Depot for runners as they finish their events. ❖

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Wilderness Areas

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here are several places to go in the Lassen National Forest to enjoy a good hike and see wildlife and nature at its

best. For full information on these pursuits, call the Lassen National Forest headquarters in Susanville at (530) 257-2151, or any one of the forest’s three ranger districts: Eagle Lake District, (530) 257-4188, Almanor Ranger District, (530) 258-2141, and Hat Creek Ranger District, (530) 336-5521. Here are a few places to look for: Pacific Crest Trail This National Scenic Trail, winding through about 120 miles of the forest, runs the gamut from the granite and high mountain lakes of the northern Sierra Nevada to the lava and broken landscape of the southern Cascade Mountains. Parts of this trail are blocked by snow until late in the season, so check with the Forest Service offices on page 6 for updated conditions. Hole-in-the-Ground to Black Rock An easy 18 miles, this trail winds its way along Mill Creek from Hole-In-The-Ground campground to Black Rock. The campground

wilderness by using minimum impact camping techniques. Pack out all trash. If you are riding a horse or using pack animals, pack in their forage and picket them at least 100 feet from lakes, trails, campsites and meadows. Overnight campsites should also be at least 100 feet from all lakes and trails. Leave only your footprints and take only pictures. These two wilderness areas make up about 10 percent of the Lassen National Forest.

is on Mill Creek Campground Road in the Morgan Springs area west of Chester, yet east of Mineral. No problems with snow here, and the fall colors brighten the trail. You might even find a few blackberries along the way. Bizz Johnson Trail This trail runs from Susanville to Westwood along an old railroad line that ran next to the Susan River. The 26-mile trail offers majestic views of the river canyon and the east slope of the Sierra. It is an ideal, multi-use trail. Wilderness areas Wilderness areas are special places where natural forces operate freely. National Forest wilderness areas offer visitors excellent hiking, backpacking and horseback riding in a primitive, completely undeveloped setting. The Forest Service manages wilderness areas to protect their pristine natural values. Motorized vehicles, as well as mountain bikes are not allowed and management activities, such as trail maintenance, are done by hand. You can help protect the wild character of

Caribou Wilderness This is a gently, rolling forested plateau dotted with blue lakes edged in pine and fir. Crater peaks and cinder cones, reminders of the area’s volcanic heritage, can be seen throughout the Caribou. Hiking is generally easy, and the summer use period is from midJune to mid-October. It is adjacent to wilderness in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Ishi Wilderness A unique low-elevation wilderness, the Ishi is a land incised by wind and water, dotted with basaltic rock outcroppings, caves and bizarre pillar lava formations. This is upand-down country, a series of east-west sunburnt ridges framed by rugged river canyons lined with riverine forests. The best hiking time is in the spring and fall as midsummer temperatures often top 100 degrees F. ❖

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them all! Throughout the day, there is great live music, this year featuring artists, musicians and storytellers who work in the “hobo tradition,” and vendors offering regional produce, crafts and food. For more information, call Lassen Land and Trails Trust at (530) 257-3252, visit their website at llttweb.org, or email infor@llttweb.org. They’re happy to answer any of your questions and help you plan a great weekend here in Lassen County. ❖

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he Rails to Trails Festival recognizes the important role railroads played in the region and attracts thousands of visitors. The Trust hosts the festival at its historic Susanville railroad depot at the Bizz Johnson trailhead. You can try your hand at pumping an historic handcar, and, if you’re brave and have four friends to join you, you can compete in California’s only parallel track hand car race. This year marks the depot’s centennial. The festival kicks off in the morning with the Bizz Johnson Marathon runners heading out for the first of two races on the trail. The day picks up speed with children’s activities and handcar ‘warm ups’ in the morning. The air is filled with the enticing smells from the Chili and Salsa Cook-off competitors as they prepare for the midday judging. You want to be in line early so you have time to taste

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Westwood celebrates its Centennial

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Men move logs in the Mill Pond near the lumber mill during the era the Red River Lumber Company operated in Westwood. Photo submitted

estwood, on the western boundary of Lassen County, has a rich history, and this year residents are celebrating the town’s centennial. Tucked within the Lassen National Forest, Westwood was built at the height of the logging industry in Northern California. The first unit of the mill for the Red River Lumber Company was constructed in 1913, 100 years ago. Plans for the town of Westwood and plant that created lumber, plywood, box shook and venetian blind slats were drawn up in the Red River office in Minneapolis. Westwood was a company town, built by Thomas Barlow Walker for employees of the Red River Lumber Company and the workers’ families. The mill was completed in 1914 stretching about a mile between Westwood and Pinetown. It was operated by Walker’s son, Fletcher. Accompanying Fletcher to Westwood were his wife, Eveline, and their four sons, Theodore, Fletcher Jr., Kenneth and Norman. Their family home is now operated as a café and bed and

breakfast named, “The Walker Mansion Inn.” The Walkers operated the mill for about 30 years before selling the property, the town and timberland to Fruit Growers Supply Company in 1944. This company sold its holdings in 1957. Information about the early days of Westwood was recorded in a book written by resident Lois Heinz, titled, “Red River Goes West.” The Red River Lumber Company had a daily capacity of 450 million board feet of lumber. The log pond had a capacity of 20 million feet of logs. She wrote, “Out in the woods the logging operation required seven working locomotives and 300 flat cars. The largest haul for one day at that time was 1,000,900 feet of logs.” The mill was operated by its own power plant. Although the town has a fraction of the population it had during the mill days, those who live there enjoy many of the amenities the early residents did such as easy access to outdoor activities. ❖

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Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival

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he summer of 2013 Westwood will celebrate its centennial in many ways, with the main event sponsored by the Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce taking place during the Fourth of July weekend. The Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 6, will feature the best of the past and the present. History demonstrations reveal life during the early 1900s when the town was founded by the Walker family who owned the Red River Lumber Company. Blues is the featured music and Brad Wilson is the headliner. Wilson, a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Visalia, Calif., has released 16 albums. He is described as a contemporary blues artist who delivers “high-octane performances.” The festival begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Fees at the gate are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and under are free.

The day begins with the Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues 5K Fun Run at the Lassen County Visitor Center, Westwood Station, at the corner of Third and Ash streets. The entry fee is $10 for adults with children 12 and under free. All children who enter must have a parent or guardian’s consent. The race starts at 8 a.m. and winners in each category receive prizes. The running route is through the historic town. At 10:30 a.m., the Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival Parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of Westwood and its 100 most influential citizens begins at Ash and Seventh streets. The parade route is along Ash Street and Third Street ending at Greenwood Street. The festivities begin the night before with a street dance hosted by the Westwood Chamber at the Visitor Center. The dance, which is from 8 to 11 p.m., is free. For up-to-date information on the festival, visit the chamber website, westwoodareachamber.com. ❖

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Centennial celebration of Westwood’s past

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earning about Westwood’s historic past is not difficult. The museum located at 311 Ash St. has a collection of photos, artifacts and memorabilia that depict the founding of the town by the Walker family and show what life was like during the glory of the sawmill days, when the Red River Lumber Company was in full operation. At one time, the mill produced 250 million board feet of lumber per year, employing 4,000 people working three shifts. The collection at the museum is organized into four categories: town, people, mill and woods. The Westwood Museum is open from Wednesday, May 1 through Labor Day weekend. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Due to 2013 being Westwood’s centennial, a planning committee originating from the Chamber of Commerce worked to create additional opportunities for people to learn more about Westwood’s history. A special exhibit of Westwood artifacts from the Turtle Bay Museum in Redding will be on-loan for viewing at the Lassen County Visitor Center, Westwood Station located at Third and Ash streets next to the railroad

track. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. During the summer, at 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month will be devoted to history with “Old Timers” gathering at the Old Mill Café to discuss various eras. These events are free to the public. June 15 will focus on the 1930s and 1940s in Westwood; July 20 the 1950s; and Aug. 17 the 1960s and 1970s. During the panel discussions coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available. The Old Mill Café is located at 324 Birch St. Oral histories are scheduled at 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month as well. Two sessions will be held at the Westwood Community Center located at the corner of Third and Birch streets. On June 15 the topic is “Lumber Town: Recollections of logging and sawmill operations in Westwood (19151955).” The session will run about 90 minutes with 45 minutes of visuals and personal comments followed by an open question and discussion time. On July 20 the focus is “Growing up in Westwood in the Thirties and Forties” and information will be shared during round table discussions with visuals of

the town and area from the end of the Great Depression through the years after World War II. These gatherings are free to the public. On Saturday, Aug. 17, the oral history venue switches to the Walker Mansion Inn for a 10 a.m. brunch and presentation titled, “Mrs. Walker’s History of Westwood (19121924).” The inn is located at the corner of Ash and Third streets. Throughout the summer months, sandwich boards with information on historic sites will be placed throughout Westwood for self-guided history tours. In some places, permanent plaques with photos and information will be installed. There will also be self-guided history walk maps available at such places as the museum and visitor center. A guided walk in the Westwood Cemetery, off Highway 36 just east of Westwood, led by historian Tim Purdy is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Artist Jacquie Cordova will help participants with creative gravestone rubbings during the walk. For an up-to-date calendar of centennial events, check the Westwood Chamber website, westwoodareachamber.com. ❖

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Calendar of Westwood Centennial events Saturday, May 25, 3 p.m. — Westwood Outlaw Wood Truck Rally/downtown Westwood Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. — Westwood sign dedication/Highway 147 and County Road A-21 near Clear Creek. Saturday, June 15, 2 p.m. — Old Timers Tea/Coffee at the Old Mill Café/ topic: 1930s and 1940s in Westwood (no charge for refreshments). Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m. — Oral History/Lumber Town Recollections at the Westwood Community Center. Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walk in surrounding meadows and woods; meet at the Lassen County Visitor Center, Westwood Station. Friday, July 5, 8 to 11 p.m. — Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival

Street Dance held at the Lassen County Visitor Center, Westwood Station. Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m. — Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival 5K Fun Run through the streets of historic Westwood — $10 entry fee. Staged at the Lassen County Visitor Center, Westwood Station. Saturday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. — Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival Parade down Ash and 3rd streets in Westwood Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival at Westwood Park. Gate fee $5 adult; $4 seniors; $3 children 12 and under; children 5 and under free. Saturday, July 20, 2 p.m. — Old Timers Tea/Coffee at the Old Mill Café/ topic 1950s in Westwood (no charge for refreshments).

Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m. — Oral History/Growing up in Westwood in the 1930s and 1940s held at the Westwood Community Center. Sunday, Aug. 11, 3 p.m. — Guided history walk and gravestone rubbings at the Westwood Cemetery. Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks in surrounding meadows and woods; meet at the Lassen County Visitor Center, Westwood Station. Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.—Oral History/ “Mrs. Walker’s History of Westwood 1912-1924” delivered during brunch at the Walker Mansion Inn. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. — Old Timers Tea/Coffee at the Old Mill Café/ topic 1960s and 1970s (no charge for refreshments).

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Centennial events highlight Westwood’s present

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lthough Westwood is an historic town, residents do not live in the glory of the past. Therefore the Centennial Celebration will include events that focus on modern mountain living. Those who live in Westwood have access to woods, meadows and mountain lakes almost by stepping out their back door. Centennial events will include bird watching, a favorite activity of resident Suzanne McDonald. She goes to different areas around Westwood on any given weekend to watch various birds knowing that a thicket of willows will attract different species than meadowlands or forest. She will share her expertise on bird walks from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29, and Saturday, Aug. 17. Participants will meet at the Lassen County Visitor Center, Westwood Station, located at Third and Ash streets next to the railroad tracks. McDonald advises people who go on the bird walks to wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along water. If participants own binoculars, they are advised to bring them along because they come in handy when trying to identify birds, as does a book with photos of the species found in the area. One possible

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choice is the “National Geographic Birds of North America.” Mountain Meadows Conservancy of Westwood has printed a list of 150 birds found in nearby Mountain Meadows. Saturday, May 24 is the date of the Westwood Outlaw Wood Truck Rally. It is a fun event in which woodcutters show off their best load of firewood in the trucks they regularly take to the woods. City slickers see woodstoves and fireplaces as a way to take the chill off the house on a foggy day, but those who make their home in the mountains often heat with wood and have learned the art of woodcutting. The rally will take place in downtown Westwood at 3 p.m., followed by an evening dance at the Moonlight Bar & Grill. Local restaurants will feature “Logging Camp” specials on their menus. Artisan signs to direct people to Westwood are being created by the Westwood Chamber to be placed on Highway 36 in view of travelers in both the east- and west-bound directions. Also, a sign will be placed at the junction of Highway 147 and County Road A-21 near Clear Creek. A sign dedication will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Highway 147 location.

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Spring Pow Wow

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he Susanville Indian Rancheria’s annual spring pow wow draws dancers from all over the country. Because it continues to grow every year, it’s now held at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. The pow wow website states the event is in honor of elders and veterans, “For all of the sacrifices they made so that we may live.” The pow wow is a family affair where children of all ages join parents, grandparents and great grandparents in the dancing celebration of Native American culture. The pow wow brings together families, drummers and performers for many different traditions. For more information, visit sir-powwow.com. ❖

Dancers from different Native American tribes each bring their own unique cultural contribution to the pow wow.

This year the Susanville Indian Rancheria’s Fourth Annual Memorial Pow Wow will be held May 17, 18 and 19 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Admission is free.

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Dancers come from all over the country to compete at the Susanville Rancheria’s annual pow wow.

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or the curious or equine enthusiasts looking for an addition to their stables, the Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corrals are worth a visit. Just 21 miles east of Susanville, the corrals can hold up to 1,000 animals that have been removed from public ranges to keep wild populations in balance with other rangeland users. These animals are available for adoption by the public. Anyone can visit the corrals during regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Adopters can call the corrals at (530) 254-6575 and arrange to view available animals and take one home. Horse lovers find many reasons to adopt mustangs. Growing up in the rugged and rocky high deserts, these horses have developed sturdy feet and legs. They are sure-footed as well. Many adopters have high praise for the loyalty, or bond, that wild horses develop with their owners. For these equine enthusiasts this bond is well worth the time and patience it takes to gentle and then train a horse that has never been around humans. Adopted mustangs are used for all types of riding, work and competition. Burros are prized by many adopters as pasture pets. They warm up to their human owners quickly and are highly trainable. Many

The ancestry of some wild horses can be traced back to mounts used by the U.S. Cavalry. Photos by Jeff Fontana burros are used to guard livestock from predators such as coyotes, and still others are used for back country packing and pulling carts. Title to adopted wild horses and burros remains with the federal government for one year. After providing a year of good care, adopters can receive title. The law recognizes the animals as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the west,” and requires the BLM to manage the wild herds. For additional information on the adoption event or wild horse management, visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov. ❖

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Fort Sage Recreation Management Area

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he Fort Sage Recreation Management Area is bound to please outdoor enthusiasts, especially those interested in offroad driving. Located in the high desert region of Northeastern California, about 45 miles north of Reno, Nev., the recreation area consists of approximately 22,000 acres of public land managed primarily for off-highway vehicle use and winter deer range. The Bureau of Land Management has designated approximately 90 miles of routes within the area to be used for motorcycle, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel drive use depending on the width of the trail. Riders will find a wide variety of terrain including flat, sandy, high desert, sagebrush country, steep rocky canyons and gulches. In addition to off-highway vehicle use, hikers, horseback riders, rock climbers, hunters and wildlife photographers utilize the Fort Sage Mountains. Visitors are attracted to the area because of the unusual weathered granite boulders, volcanic outcrops, expansive desert vistas and good opportunities for viewing wildlife and wild horses. State and private lands Some sections of the trail pass through the Doyle Wildlife Area, managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and pass

near private land. Obey signs and stay on the trail in these areas. Camping Camping is allowed throughout the recreation area. The trailheads afford level parking, however no developed campsites are provided. To ensure you do not displace wildlife and livestock, camp at least 300 yards from any water source. Camping is not allowed within the Doyle Wildlife Area. Fires Campfires are allowed within the Fort Sage Mountains provided you have a current campfire permit. Seasonal fire restrictions may prohibit campfires during periods of high fire danger. To check on fire restrictions, call Susanville BLM at (530) 257-0456. Fires are not permitted within the Doyle Wildlife Area. Water No potable water is available within the recreation area. Be sure to bring plenty of water with you when visiting this arid area. Emergency To report fires or obtain other emergency help, dial 911. Reminder: Let someone know where you are riding, and when you expect to return.

Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts will enjoy the many riding trails in this unique, beautiful area. Photo by Jeff Fontana

For more information, contact the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130 or call (530) 257-0456. How to get to Fort Sage: From Susanville: Take U. S. Highway 395 south approximately 38 miles. Turn east (left) on Laver Crossing Road (approximately .8 miles north of Doyle) and travel approximately 1.4 miles to Hackstaff Road. Turn south (right) and travel approximately 1.2 miles to Fort Sage Road. Turn east (left) travel approximately 1.1 miles to the entrance of the Fort Sage OHV Area. Turn east (right) and travel approximately 1.5 miles to the trailhead. Maps of the travel routes within the OHV area are available at the trailhead. ❖

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Hunting in Lassen County

Hunting buddies Jim Brown, left, and Howard Hanlon discuss their approach when hunting a male pheasant, known as a rooster. Thompson Peak can be seen in the background. Photo by Brian Taylor

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assen County holds so many great outdoor opportunities it’s hard to keep track of them all. If hunting or fishing is the reason for your visit, you have come to the right place. The bird hunting in Lassen County is epic. The arid high desert habitat is perfect for birds like chukar, pheasants, quail, ducks and geese. If big game is what you’re after, some of the biggest and best mule deer and pronghorn can be found here. Whether you wish to experience the hunt on your own by exploring local public lands, or hire a local guide who can take you into all the secret spots, the area has it all. In terms of secret spots, local guides Howard Hanlon and Jim Brown know a few. The cool thing is they like to share. The duo started “Hunting Buddies” — a hunting club located in Litchfield, Calif. —

approximately four years ago and have been hunting together for more than 20. The “little slice of heaven” as Brown refers to it as, is located on approximately 200 acres of land watched over by the majestic face of nearby Thompson Peak. The club is open from Oct. 1 through March 31 and caters to parties large or small. Anyone with a hunting license and the appropriate hunter’s safety certificate can hunt chukars or pheasant with the pair. If you aren’t equipped with a highly-trained German Shorthair Pointer, they will let you hunt with theirs. The buddies have equipped the property with a sweet little wall tent, industrial barbecue and a horseshoe pit so after a long day in the field you or your group can just chill out. “We have plenty of space for folks to bring their RVs,” said Brown. “Hunting Buddies can entertain all groups, large or small, private or corporate. We can also provide meals upon request. Call Brown at (530) 251-7623 or Hanlon at (530) 251-7317 for more information. If you are looking for the ultimate unguided hunting experience, or wildlife viewing, look no further than the Honey Lake Wildlife Area. Hunting options include rabbits, ducks and geese, coots, moorhens, snipe, pheasants, quail and dove, which are all permitted in season. The wildlife viewing and bird watching are excellent at the wildlife area. Opportunities to see hundreds of migratory and nesting waterfowl, birds of prey and passerines, sandhill cranes, beavers, pronghorn and deer await you. From Susanville, proceed east on Highway 395 approximately 20 miles; at Mapes Road turn right, and proceed 3 miles to Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Road; turn east for 1.5 miles to the DFG office. For more information, call (530) 254-6644. ❖

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Best of Broadway

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usanville’s Best of Broadway has blos somed into an annual sold-out event the people of Lassen County anticipate each spring, and after 14 years it’s still continuing a great run. Founder Julie Newton says she began the Susanville Best of Broadway Concert Series so her daughter, Jessica, who was 14 in 1999, would have a place to sing, dance and perform. Jessica performed in every show but one. She started choreographing the dances when she was 16, and she became a show director at age 20. The founders are no longer part of Susanville’s Best of Broadway, but a key element in the show’s success is the care the rest of the board of the 501 (C) 3 organization take in mentoring future performers, dancers, singers, choreographers and directors. Each season new singers and choreographers get a shot at making sure Susanville’s Best of Broadway enjoys another stellar, crowd-pleasing year. Because there are more than 100 people involved in the show, many seasoned performers are assigned to oversee different segments of the performances, so when opening night comes — the first Friday in March — well-rehearsed talent always entertains the audience. Another big reason to keep the show going is its relationship with the Veterans

Each season new singers, dancers and choreographers get a shot at making sure Susanville’s Best of Broadway enjoys another stellar, crowd-pleasing year. Photos by Sam Williams Memorial Hall. In 2000 the vision between the hall managers and Best of Broadway was tight. The county agreed it would allow the group to use the hall for practices, storage and the two weekends of the show. In return, the concert series would help renovate the hall, which had been scheduled for demolition. The group invested thousands of dollars in sound and light gear and other improvements to the Veterans Memorial Hall. The goal was to bring the Veterans Memorial Hall back to life and make it something of value to

After 14 exponentially successful seasons featuring the community’s best and brightest entertainers of all ages, the Best of Broadway Concert Series is a cherished and much-anticipated Lassen County entertainment tradition.

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the entire community and a place for organizations to use for public performances. The Susanville Symphony Society, Susanville Repertoire Company, Lassen County Arts Council, Joan’s Dance Studio and J and J Performing Arts have all used the facility. And, each year, the Best of Broadway Concert Series puts a portion of its profits into updating Veterans Memorial Hall. Best of Broadway also shares its lighting and sound equipment with other productions that use the hall, such as the Susanville Symphony Swing Band, the Ed Susanville Show, the Susanville Theatre Company and many dance recitals by J and J Performing Arts and Joan’s Studio of Dance. Each year the board of directors chooses the theme and songs for the next year’s performances. Tryouts are held in November and rehearsals start right after Christmas with a performance of six shows beginning the first two weekends in March — four nighttime shows and two matinees. Besides all the dedication of the stage performers and backstage workers, organizers said the show would not have survived for so many years without the support of parents, grandparents and contributions of so many people and local businesses such as Robbins House of Furniture, Billington Ace Hardware, Margie’s Book Nook, The Lassen County Arts Council, KSUE and JDX, the Lassen County Times, friends, family and past volunteers. Through music, song and dance, Best of Broadway’s goals are to entertain, educate and inspire local children, youth and adults. And now, after 14 seasons, the Best of Broadway Concert Series is a cherished and much-anticipated Lassen County entertainment tradition! Information on Best of Broadway can be found on susanvillebestofbroadway.org. ❖

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Doyle Days A Celebration of Community Pride

When fun, food and friends combine for a frolicking-good time, it must be time for Doyle Days!

The Western Fence Lizard, more commonly called a Blue Belly, is the official lizard used in the annual Doyle Days celebration in Doyle, Calif. The lizards are captured locally and released back into the wild after the races. File photos

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any see the small South County town of Doyle as little more than a gas station and a few buildings standing alongside the road — nothing but a blur as they roar by on Highway 395. But the old, historic part of Doyle remains just a stone’s throw from the busy highway, and that nostalgic part of town — from one end to the other — transforms into the site of Doyle Days. Resident Lyn Haynes serves as president of the Fort Sage Long Valley Community Program, a nonprofit organization that brings events to Doyle and uses the proceeds to improve the community. The Fort Sage Long Valley Community Program has worked hard the last few years to return the event to its previous glory, and she said the group believes it’s winning the battle. The event is always a hoot and everyone has a good time. Doyle Days events include fun for the

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whole family such as cowboy skits and gunfights, a flea market, wagon rides, a pancake breakfast, Indian tacos and a parade sponsored by the Doyle 4-H. Previous years have included an awards

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Susanville Symphony

The internationally acclaimed Susanville Symphony, led by artistic director and conductor Ben Wade, devotes itself to bringing classical music to the rural community. File photo

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usanville, Calif. may be known for its high desert, pine-covered mountains and great fishing but it is also home of an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra. With a population of about 12,000 and the nearest big city 90 miles away, Susanville is a very rural community. Yet, this frontier country boasts its own symphony orchestra of more than 55 musicians. While the Susanville Symphony thrives on classical music, artistic director and conductor Benjamin J. Wade has not been averse to pop music and arranging rock ballads for a full orchestra. Wade is a seasoned musician and aspiring composer with never-ending energy. He will tell you the idea of a symphony came about when a group of friends began talking about the need for a musical outlet in Susanville. Some of those friends included Dr. Raymond White, Eric Toews and the late Victor SainteMarie. The audience, the emotional and financial reason the symphony exists, enjoys the charisma of the conductor as well as the talent of the orchestra. The appreciation pulses through the community and is one of the foremost factors encouraging musicians and music lovers to take on the grand endeavor of keeping a full symphony going year after year. The grateful audience shows its appreciation with prepaid memberships totaling more than 500 people. The eclectic group of musicians and volunteers, made up of local business people, teachers, retirees, high-school students and professionals, all strive to raise the bar higher and higher with each performance. Wade

and the musicians challenge themselves by playing more and more difficult compositions. Employing a board of directors in the infancy of the symphony has helped catapult the success of the group. The board, consisting of very committed, driven individuals, has devoted itself to bringing the gift of classical music to the rural community. Early on the vision of the group extended beyond just having an orchestra. The board set out to be the guiding force promoting music in Northeastern California. The society created the Susanville Music in the School program which has created a youth orchestra, funded scholarships for music lessons and camps, provided master classes and implemented an instrument repair and loan program. In 2010, the symphony premiered possibly the first symphony/ballet collaboration, “The Four Elements,” which was written by Wade and choreographed by dance director Jessica Newton, and local dance instructors Joan Zuehlke and Nicole McCoy. During that same year, the society opened the Susanville Symphony Music Academy on the Meadow View School campus in Susanville. The academy offers a wide range of instrument classes and vocal lessons to children as young as 7 to adults. Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn, owner of the famous 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin, graced the Susanville Symphony in 2012, with both a private fundraising concert gala and a performance with the orchestra. The 2012-2013 year marked the symphony’s 10th anniversary and the emergence of

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the Susanville Choral Society, which operates as an independent performance group and in collaboration with the Susanville Symphony Orchestra. Liudmilla Mullin, a classically trained mezzo-soprano, heads the new group. For more information about the Susanville Symphony, visit susanvillesymphony.com, or call (530) 257-2920 for ticket information and concert dates. ❖ The Susanville Symphony is a 501 (C) 3 and all donations are tax deductible.

2013 - 2014 Concert Dates Swing concert — Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Susanville Veterans Memorial Hall. Christmas concert — Friday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Susanville Assembly of God Church. America: A Portrait of Music, all American Composers — Friday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Susanville Assembly of God Church. Curse of the Nines — Friday, April 11 and Sunday, April 13 at the Susanville Assembly of God Church. Pops concert — Friday, June 13 and Sunday, June 15 at the Susanville Assembly of God Church.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

The road through Lassen Volcanic National Park closes in the winter, but Lassen Peak remains stunning even from a distance. NPS Photo

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ne of nature’s greatest wonderlands — Lassen Volcanic National Park — lies less than a 90-minute drive from Susanville, Calif. Created in 1916, Lassen Park features seething sulphur springs, belching mud pots, hissing steam vents, as well as opportunities for short hikes and strolls through some of the most pristine, untouched wilderness in the country. Lassen Peak enjoys its place as the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range, which extends north all the way to Canada. The western part of the park features lava pinnacles and volcanoes, while the eastern part features small cinder cones forested with conifers and studded with small lakes. Visitors may even observe hydrothermal activity right alongside Highway 89, the road that traverses the park. The new Kohm Ya-mah-nee Visitor Center, located near the park’s southwest entrance off Highway 36, is open daily year-round with two exceptions, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Oct. 11 to May 28 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29 through Oct. 10. The center closes at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 24. The center receives its name from the Mountain Maidu name for Lassen Peak, which means Snow Mountain. It includes an exhibit hall, a bookstore, a café and a gift shop. The Loomis Museum, Information Center and Bookstore, located near the northwest entrance to the park off Highway 44, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May 27 through Oct. 31. For more information, call (530) 5956140.

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The Loomis Museum at Manzanita Lake offers information, exhibits, videos and ranger-led programs during the summer months. Photographer B.F. Loomis documented Lassen Peak’s most recent eruption cycle and promoted the park’s establishment. He photographed the eruptions, explored the geology and developed an extensive museum collection. Artifacts and photographs of the 19141915 eruptions are on display in the Loomis Museum.

New exhibits feature the original equipment Loomis used to photograph the eruptions and traditional Atsugewi basketry. The Manzanita Lake Camper Store at the northwest entrance of the park off of Highway 44 on Highway 89 by Manzanita Lake offers restrooms, a pay phone, showers, a laundromat, food service and a gas station. It is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 26 to Oct. 11. Call (530) 335-7557 for more information. Three other entrances to the park on deadend roads provide access to Butte Lake, ➢

Visitor Center hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29 through Oct. 10 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 through May 28 The center closes at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 24 The Loomis Museum, Information and Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27 through Oct. 31. Highway 89 through the park may be closed from late October through mid-June due to snow.

Call (530) 595-6140 for more information.

Are we there yet? — Ambitious hikers make their way up the rocky switchbacks near the summit of Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lake Helen, named for Helen Tanner Brodt, the first woman to summit the peak in 1864, lies in the distance some 2,000 feet below them. NPS Photo

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Juniper Lake and Warner Valley areas. Hiking trails take visitors through a hydrothermal area called Bumpass Hell, and through the Devastated Area that exhibits remarkable recovery since the peak’s last eruption in 1921. Lassen Volcanic National Park’s 106,372 acres provide a wealth of fun activities as varied as the seasons of the park. There are more than 150 miles of hiking trails within the park which range in difficulty, from a strenuous 5 mile round-trip hike up Lassen Peak to a gentle, 1.85-mile stroll around Manzanita Lake. The Main Park Road provides incredible views of the Cascades and High Sierras, as well as access to mountain lakes and active hydrothermal areas. There are eight campgrounds within Lassen Volcanic National Park, and a large part of Lassen’s wilderness is available for wilderness camping with a free permit. For a longer trek, visitors can hike to the top of Lassen Peak, elevation 10,457 feet, on a fivemile, four- to five-hour roundtrip journey that climbs about 2,000 vertical feet. Be sure to pick up a map at either park entrance and consider exploring the listed trails. These walks are a great way to see just a few of the 700 species of plants and wildlife in the park. In addition to the landscapes, the park features breathtaking views of the entire Lake Almanor Basin, and on a clear day you can see Mount Shasta from Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain. The park also offers talks and evening programs during the summer. And don’t forget about Lassen Volcanic National Park if you visit Lassen County during the winter. Park rangers lead snowshoe walks that enable visitors to explore the beauty of the park year-round. The fee to enter the park is $10 per vehicle. If on bicycle, foot or motorcycle the fee is $5. The park road covers about 30 miles and takes approximately an hour to drive. Other seasonal passes also are available. Passes are waived on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend in January, National Park week in April, the first day of summer, National Public Lands Day in September and Veterans Day Weekend in November. The best time to visit the park for car touring or hiking is from July through September. The road through the park may be closed from late October to mid-June due to snow, but there is parking and access to the area at both the north and south entrances year round. Campground fees are $10 to $18 per night and sites are available both by reservation and on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a campsite, call (877) 444-6777 or reserve online at recreation.gov. For more information, call the visitor’s center at (530) 595-4480 or visit the park’s website at nps.gov/lavo. ❖

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Nature’s wonderful world — This breathtaking photograph of Lassen Peak and a field of wildflowers is the winner of the park’s photography contest in 2007. NPS Photo

They call it hell for a reason — Kendall Bumpass, an early settler, lost a leg after he fell into one of these bubbling geothermal pools more than 100 years ago. Today, Bumpass Hell can be reached from a 1.5mile trail that starts at the parking area opposite Lake Helen. NPS Photo

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EVENT LISTINGS COURTESY OF THE LASSEN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MAY 2013 May 4 Lassen County Office of Education “Children’s Fair” 10am - 4pm, Lassen County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. For more information, call 257-2196 or go to www.lassencoe.org May 4 Susanville Eskualdunak Club “Annual Lamb Stew Feed” 5:30 7:30pm, Monticola Club, 140 S. Lassen St. $12 per person, $6 for children 12 and under, $35 family ticket (2 adults & 3-4 children), Silent auction & dance performances. For more information, call Michelle at 310-0166.

hosted by Superior Product Company, 474-340 Commercial Way. For more information, call 257-4323. June 15 Every Bloomin’ Thing “Free Patio Parties Class co-hosted by Room by Room Interiors” 2pm, “Free From Garden To Glass Mixology Class co-hosted by Lassen Ale Works” 4pm, 705-670 US Hwy 395 E, please bring your own chair. For more information, call 251-2330. June 15 Lassen High School Classes of 1953 & 1954 “Joint Class Reunion.” For more information, call Fred Pace at (209) 883-2679 or Tony Alosi at 257-3657.

May 10 Susanville Soroptimist “Margarita Fest Fundraiser” 5:30 8:30pm, Lassen County Fairgrounds Jensen Hall. For more information, call Annette at 251-6324.

June 17 - 23 Lassen County Fair “Bluegrass Festival.” For more information, call 251-8900 or go to www.lassencountyfair.org.

May 12 Every Bloomin’ Thing “Muffins & Mimosas for Mom” 10am 4pm, 705-670 Hwy 395 E, in the garden. For more information, call 251-2330.

June 19 The Chris Gardner Band will perform at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. For more information, go to lassencountyartscouncil.org or call 257-5222.

May 17 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Mixer” 5:30 - 7:30pm, hosted by Tum a Lum Lumber, 702-000 Johnstonville Road. For more information, call 257-4323.

June 22 Lassen County Farm Bureau “Rock the Wake” Emerson Lake. For more information, call Naomi at 257-7242.

May 17 - 19 Susanville Indian Rancheria “Fourth Annual Memorial Pow Wow” Lassen County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 260-0038 or go to www.sir-powwow.com. May 18 Lassen Land & Trails Trust “Paiute Meadows Trail Run, Walk & Ride” For more information, call 257-3252 or go to www.llttweb.org. May 18 Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel “St. Baldrick’s Foundation Bald Games Head Shaving Cancer Research Fundraiser” 3pm, Diamond Willow Room & event tent. 20 participants will have their heads shaved, Irish fare will be served. For more information, call 252-1100 or go to www.StBaldricks.org. May 26 Gold Wing Touring Assoc. “Motorcycle Show” 10am - 12pm, Lassen County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 251-8900.

June 29 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Main Street Cruise Classic Car & Motorcycle Show N’ Shine” Historic Uptown Susanville. For more information, call 257-4323.

JULY July 5 - 6 Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce “Westwood Centennial & 25th Annual Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival” 8 - 11pm Friday, 10:30am Saturday. For more information, call 256-2456. July 6 Project Eagle Lake Trout Festival and Parade. For more information, call the Eagle Lake RV Park and Store at 825-3133. July 11 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Mixer.” 5:30 - 7:30pm, hosted by The Pardner & One Fine Day Catering, 702-100 Johnstonville Road. For more information, call 257-4323.

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July 17 - 21 Lassen County Fair. For more information, call 251-8900 or go to www.lassencountyfair.org.

June 1 Lassen Land & Trails Trust “National Trails Day, Bike the Bizz & Farmers Market Opener.” For more information, call 257-3252 or go to www.llttweb.org.

July 17 Lassen County Fair “Miss Lassen County Pageant” 8pm, grandstands. For more information, go to www.lassencountyfair.org.

June 7 Lassen High School “Graduation.”

July 18 Lassen County Fair “JDX Country Showdown” 7:30pm, grandstands. For more information, go to www.lassencountyfair.org.

June 7 & 9 Susanville Symphony “Susanville Pops Concert” 7pm Fri., 2:30pm Sun., Susanville Assembly of God Church. For more information, call 257-2920 or go to www.susanvillesymphony.com.

July 20 Lassen County Fair “Stock Car Races” 7pm, grandstands. For more information, go to www.lassencountyfair.org.

June 13 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Mixer” 5:30 - 7:30pm,

July 31 Lassen County Arts Council “Summer Nights on the Green”

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EVENT LISTINGS COURTESY OF THE LASSEN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 6:30pm, Lassen County Fairgrounds. Bands to be announced. For more information, go to www.lassencountyartscouncil.org.

Oct. 12 Westwood Chamber of Commerce “Fall Festival” For more information, all the Chamber at 256-2456.

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Oct. 12 Lassen Land & Trails Trust “Rails to Trails Festival” 10am - 5pm, Susanville RR Depot, 601 Richmond Road. Chili & Salsa Cook-off, arts & crafts, kids activities. For more information, call 257-3252 or go to llttweb.org.

Aug. 2 - 3 “Annual Doyle Days Lizard Races” Dixon Park, Doyle. Fri. Kick-Off Dance & VFW BBQ, Buck Inn. Sat. 10am Parade, Re-enactors, Pancake Breakfast, Horseshoe Tourney, 12pm Lizard Races, 6pm Children’s Parade. 8pm - midnight Street Dance with live music by “Cool Change.” For more information, email doyledays2010@hotmail.com. Aug. 3 American Cancer Society “Relay For Life” Lassen Union High School Stadium. Aug. 3 Lassen County Farm Bureau “Blues & Brews Festival” 5pm, Every Bloomin’ Thing, 705-670 US Hwy 395 E. For more information, call Naomi at 257-7242. Aug. 15 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Mixer,” co-hosted by Sierra Jewelry Company and Edward Jones/Carla Parsons, 5:30 7:30pm, 801 Main St. in Historic Uptown Susanville. For more information, call 257-4323. Aug. 28 Lassen County Arts Council “Summer Nights on the Green” 6:30pm, Lassen County Fairgrounds. Bands to be announced. For more information, go to www.lassencountyartscouncil.org.

Oct. 12-13 Lassen Land & Trails Trust “Bizz Johnson Marathon” 9am, Susanville RR Depot, 601 Richmond Road. For more information, go to www.coastaltrailruns.com Oct. 31 Historic Uptown Susanville “Safe and Sane Halloween” 3 to 5pm, Uptown Susanville. For more information, go to www.historicsusanville.org. or call 257-4323.

NOVEMBER Nov. 11 “Veteran’s Day Parade” 11am, Main Street, Susanville. Entries meet at 10:30am at the National Guard Armory. For more information, call 251-8290. Nov. 14 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Mixer” 5:30 - 7:30pm, 2001 Bunyan Road, hosted by Eagle Lake Village, 2001 Paul Bunyan Road, 5:30 - 7:30pm. For more information, call 257-4323.

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Aug. 31 Project Eagle Lake Trout Festival and Parade. For more information, call Eagle Lake RV Park and Store at 825-3133.

Dec. 6 Westwood Chamber of Commerce “Christmas in the Mountains” For more information, all the Chamber at 256-2456.

SEPTEMBER

Dec. 6 Lassen County Times’ “Santa’s Sleigh Days” For more information, call 257-5321.

Sept. 12 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Mixer” 5 - 7pm, 464440 Church St. in Janesville, hosted by Artisan Coffee, co-hosted by Steve’s Pumps & Well Drilling & Pizza Factory. For more information, call 257-4323. Sept. 14 Historic Uptown Susanville Assoc. “Fall Crafter’s Festival” 9am 4pm, Uptown Susanville from Gay to Roop streets. For more information, call 257-4323. Sept. 14 Susanville Street Rodders “High Country Cruise” 10am - 4pm, Lassen County Fairgrounds, pre-1975 cars and trucks. For more information, call 257-3857. Sept. 27 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “125th Anniversary Celebration,” 75 N. Weatherlow St. For more information, call 257-4323.

OCTOBER Oct. 10 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce “Mixer” 5:30 - 7:30pm, 600 and 606 Main St., hosted by Honey Lake Firearms & Customer Talk. For more information, call 257-4323.

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Dec. 6-7 Lassen County Fair “Craft Fair” Lassen County Fairgrounds, Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. For more information, call 251-8900. Dec. 7 Lassen County Arts Council “Chocolate Festival” Doors open to members at 3pm; general public at 4:30pm. For more information, go to www.lassencountyartscouncil.org. Dec. 7 Lassen County Chamber of Commerce annual “A Magical Country Christmas Celebration” 5 - 7pm Historic Uptown Susanville. This event includes live entertainment, food, music, Santa’s Grand Entrance Parade and fireworks. For more information, call 257-4323. Dec. 7-24 Lassen County Fair “Festival of Lights” Lassen County Fairgrounds. Fridays and Saturdays 5 - 9pm, Sundays 5 - 8pm. For more information, call 251-8900.

For the latest updates to this calendar, visit www.lassencountychamber.org.

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EAGLE LAKE AREA LODGING (Lassen County) Eagle Lake General Store Spaulding Tract, Eagle Lake • 530-825-2191 Eagle Lake RV Park • Join us for a unique experience... 687-125 Palmetto Way, Spaulding, Eagle Lake • 530-825-3133 Heritage Land Company • Lakefront cabin rentals, daily and weekly rates North Shore, Eagle Lake • 530-825-2131 Mariner’s Resort • Lounge w/fireplace, boat rentals, restaurant, lakeside cabins At Stone’s Landing, Eagle Lake • 530-825-3333

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609 North Street, Susanville • 530-257-5675 Super 8 Motel • Featuring free breakfast and WiFi in the heart of Susanville 2975 Main Street, Susanville • 530-257-2782, 800-800-8000

WESTWOOD AREA LODGING (Lassen County) Country Cottage Westwood, call for location and availability • 800-824-6322

Villa Monte Motel Hwy. 36 and Westwood “Y” • 530-256-3493

Walker Mansion Inn 3rd and Ash Street, Westwood • 530-256-2169

LAKE ALMANOR AREA LODGING (Plumas County) Almanor Properties • Properties around Lake Almanor 313 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3232, 800-360-5478 Babe’s Lodge • Across the street from the lake 441 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-4700

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LAKE ALMANOR AREA LODGING continued (Plumas County) Bailey Creek Cottages • On the golf course

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45 Idylberry Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-259-7829 Big Cove Resort • On the shores of Lake Almanor 442 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3349 Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate • In the country club 499 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-4386 Knotty Pine Resort • On the lake, six cabins and two vacation homes 430 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3348 Lake Almanor Brokers • Properties around the lake - Lakefront & nearby 452 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-4712 Lake Almanor Rental Properties • Lakefront and golf course 289 Clifford Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-259-4386, 866-223-5687 Lake Almanor Retreat • Family vacation cabin sleeps 4-6 3784 Lake Almanor Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-284-0861 Lakefront Vacation Rental • Private boat launch and dock East Shore, Lake Almanor • 530-695-2373, 530-218-7797 Lake Haven Resort • East shore of the lake 7329 Highway 147, Lake Almanor • 530-596-3249 Long Shot Lodge • Four bedroom vacation home 633 West Mountain Ridge, Lake Almanor • 925-381-8331 Quail Lodge Lake Almanor • New fishing/hunting lodge 29615 Highway 89, Canyon Dam • 530-284-0861 Rooms at 412 • On the lake, four rooms and one vacation home 412 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor • 530-596-3348 Vagabond Resort • On the lake 7371 Highway 147, Eastshore, Lake Almanor •530-596-3240 Wilson’s Camp Prattville Resort • On the lake 2932 Almanor Dr. West, Prattville • 530-259-2267

CHESTER AREA LODGING (Plumas County) Antlers Motel • “Cutest Little Thing in Chester” 268 Main St., Chester • 530-258-2722, 888-4-MY-STAY Best Western Rose Quartz Inn • In the center of town 306 Main St., Chester • 530-258-2002, 888-571-4885 Cedar Lodge Motel • In the woods Highway 36 and Highway 89, Chester • 530-258-2904 Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate • Properties around the lake 244 Main St., Chester • 530-258-2103, 530-596-3303 • Non-smoking Drakesbad Guest Ranch • 17 miles NW of Chester, off-season rates available Inside Lassen Volcanic National Park • 866-999-0914 • All meals included

QUINCY AREA LODGING (Plumas County) Gold Pan Lodge • Next to the airport, continental breakfast 200 Crescent St., Quincy • 530-283-3686, 800-804-6541 • 3 smoking rooms

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There are hundreds of campsites in Lassen County and neighboring Plumas County, many of them located in alpine lake and forested streamside settings, and some in the high desert. A few are open year-round, but most, including those run by the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Bureau of Land Management and national parks are open seasonally and their dates of opening and closure vary. Generally, the campgrounds are open from April to October, with

those at higher elevations opening in mid to late May. Reservations You can reserve space at any of the privately-run parks by calling their individual numbers listed below. Most of the U.S. Forest Service, BLM and Lassen Volcanic National Park nongroup campsites are on a first-come, firstserved basis. However, reservations can be made (fee charged) at 877-444-6777, or online at www.recreation.gov at the

FS= U.S. Forest Service Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or www.recreation.gov EL= Eagle Lake Ranger District For Information: 530-257-4188 on weekdays Old Station Visitors Center 530-335-7517 on weekends

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Eagle Lake RV Park 687-125 Palmetto Way, Eagle Lake 530-825-3133 65 ▲ Mariner’s Resort At Stone’s Landing, Eagle Lake 530-825-3333 56 3 Aspen Grove Campground South side Eagle Lake EL 28 ▲ Christie Campground Eagle Lake Rd., South side Eagle Lake EL 69 ▲ Eagle Campground South side Eagle Lake EL 50 ▲ West Eagle Campground South side Eagle Lake (Group sites) EL 2 ▲ Merrill Campground Eagle Lake Rd., South side Eagle Lake EL 173 Bogard Campground Off Hwy. 44 between Susanville and Lassen Park EL 11 ▲ Butte Creek Campground Off Hwy. 44 EL 20 ▲ Crater Lake Campground 7 Miles east off Hwy. 44 EL 17 ▲ North Eagle Lake Campground Off Hwy. 139, on A-1 BLM 20 ▲ Ramhorn Springs NE Lassen off Hwy. 395 south of Spanish Springs BLM 10 ▲

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See phone numbers below. The U.S. Forest Service charges fees for its campgrounds having a developed water system, maintained rest rooms and garbage collection. Fees are $18$25 for a single family campsite. Campgrounds identified as “self service” charge no fees and depend upon you to pack out your own garbage. Most national forest land is open to vehicular or primitive camping, but campfire permits are required. Contact the nearest ranger station for more information. Lassen Volcanic National Park camping fees are $10-$18.

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CHESTER AREA CAMPING (Plumas County) Brookside RV Park 286 Main St., Chester 530-258-3584 Cedar Lodge RV Park Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 89, Chester 530-258-2904 Childs Meadow Resort Hwy. 36, Mill Creek 530-595-3383 Leisure RV Park 124 Feather River Dr., Chester 800-589-1578 Martin’s RV Park Martin Way & Hwy. 36, Chester 530-258-2407 St. Bernard Lodge/RV 10 mi. W of Chester 530-258-3382 Last Chance Creek Off Hwy. 36, N of Chester (Includes Group) Domingo Springs Warner Valley Rd. to County Road 311,

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PG=PG&E Campgrounds: 916-386-5164 or www.pge.com/recreation FS=U.S. Forest Service Reservations: 877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov MR= Mt. Hough Ranger District...................................530-283-0555 FR = Feather River Ranger District...............................530-534-6500 BR= Beckwourth Ranger District ..................................530-836-2575

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Camping Guide

BUTT VALLEY RESERVOIR AREA CAMPING (Plumas County) Cool Springs East shore of Butt Valley Reservoir Ponderosa Flat N end of Butt Valley Reservoir on east shore Yellow Creek Humbug Valley Rd., off Hwy. 89, SW of Lake Almanor

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INDIAN VALLEY/ANTELOPE LAKE AREA CAMPING (Plumas County) Mt. Huff Golf Course Hwy. 89, Crescent Mills 530-284-6300 6 Taylorsville Community Campground 530-394-0160, 530-283-6299 200 ▲ Boulder Creek Off Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd. MR 70 ▲ Greenville Campground Hwy. 89, 1 mi. N of Greenville MR 20 ▲ Lone Rock Off Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd. MR 86 ▲ Long Point Off Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd. MR 38 ▲ Long Point Off Genesee/Antelope Lake Rd. (Group sites, must reserve) MR 4 ▲ PORTOLA/LAKE DAVIS AREA CAMPING (Plumas County) J & J’s Grizzly Store Campground & Resort 530-832-0270 Sierra Valley RV Park Beckwourth 530-832-1124 Sleepy Hollow Park 3810 Grizzly Rd. 530-832-5914 Trails West Mobile Home Park 73561 Hwy. 70, Portola 530-832-5074 Crocker 6 mi. N of Beckwourth Grasshopper Flat Lake Davis, 2 accessible sites (group site also) Grizzly Lake Davis, 2 accessible sites Lightning Tree Lake Davis, 8 accessible sites (+40 overflow sites) Camp Five Boat Ramp Lake Davis, accessible fishing Mallard Cove Boat Ramp Lake Davis

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SIERRA VALLEY/FRENCHMAN LAKE AREA CAMPING (Plumas County) J.D. Trailer Ranch 92400 Hwy. 70, Vinton 530-514-1022 15 Big Cove 1 trail to Frenchman Lake, 11 accessible sites BR 38 ▲ Black Mountain Lookout S of Milford, N of Hwy 70, E of 395 BR 1 ▲ Chilcoot 4 mi. N of Chilcoot, 1 tent & 1 auto accessible site BR 40 ▲ Conklin Park 10 mi. S of Milford off Hwy. 395 BR 9 ▲ Cottonwood Springs Frenchman Lake BR 20 ▲ Cottonwood Springs Group 1 accessible site (50 people max) BR 2 ▲ Frenchman Frenchman Lake, 2 accessible sites BR 38 ▲ Laufman 3 mi. S of Milford off Hwy. 395 BR 6 ▲ Meadow View 7 mi. W of Doyle off Hwy. 395, Horse Camp BR 6 ▲ Spring Creek Frenchman Lake 1 accessible site BR 35 ▲ Lunker Point Boat Ramp Frenchman Lake BR

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Attention camping providers: send updates to LVGchanges@lassennews.com

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