July 16, 2013 — It’s Fair Week in Lassen County, and Jim Wolcott, Lassen County’s fair manager and staff have put together another outstanding collection of events and exhibits sure to delight the entire family.
The Lassen County Fair officially runs from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21.
For the adventurous youngsters in the family, the breathtaking rides on the midway are sure to please those who crave and thrive on a little excitement.
Others who prefer to live on the quieter side of life are sure to enjoy the exhibits that feature all kinds of local creations from handicrafts, jams and jellies, baked goods, produce and more. Other exhibits include canned items, relishes, salsas, quilts, vegetables, herbs, flowers, photography and more. One could spend many hours checking out the creative endeavors of local residents.
July 9, 2013 — We never say thank you enough to the brave men and women in Susanville and Lassen County who respond to an emergency, and that should change.
When our homes or land are engulfed in flames, when a friend or family member has a medical crisis, when a crime is being committed or when two vehicles collide, our first responders leap into action without regard for their personal safety. We call, and they respond. Every time.
We can never forget how our community lost one of its own when Luke Sheehy, 28, perished fighting a wildfire last month. All those who knew and loved him will sorely miss him.
July 2, 2013 — All across this great land of ours, most of us will celebrate the founding of America this Thursday with fireworks, barbecues and a fine summer day and evening with family and friends free from the toil of our labors.
We celebrate the Fourth of July as the day when the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence — humbly revering the 56 of our Founding Fathers who signed their names to a document that once and for all ended the rule of the King of England and his government, setting a course before us that would eventually lead to the free republic we love and enjoy today.
July 2, 2013 — In recent days the reaction to a My Turn column I wrote a couple of weeks ago regarding Lassen County Clerk Julie Bustamante and her critics revealed and uncovered a sore that apparently has been festering among some residents during the eight months or so since the November election. Lassen County resident De Loris Riddle, whom readers will remember was involved in the negotiations between the county and the Honey Lake Valley Grange, now has many questions about the conduct of that election that deserve to be answered.
I began a series of email exchanges with Riddle after that column published. While Riddle acknowledged I had the right to my opinion (even though she thought I was biased), she also wrote there were legitimate complaints of which I was unaware.
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