Aug. 10, 2010 — We are headed into the dog days of summer, but my mind is thinking it’s the fall season all because Lassen High School starts on Monday, Aug. 16. My thinking hasn’t changed on such an early start day — it’s just simply crazy. Of course, the old mantra is that the early date has to do with fall sports and the school denies it. I won’t argue that point except to say the first Grizzly home football is Friday, Aug. 28.
Aug. 3, 2010 — Everybody remembers the first time — it’s human nature.
Way back in 1999 I enjoyed my first summer working at the newspaper and learning my way around Lassen County when I got my first glimpse of what seems to be an unfortunate and all too frequent occurrence in our part of the country — a raging wildfire. Growing up in the city, I had no real experience with our kind of fire.