Be safe this New Year’s Eve

Here it is — the last issue of the Lassen County Times for the year 2018. And what a year it’s been.

Check out our Year in Review (the Lassen County review is in the A section of today’s paper, and the Westwood review is included in the B section.) We covered a number of big stories this year beginning in our first issue on Jan. 2 — a new Lassen County Superior Court judge takes the oath of office, the death of Susan Roop Arnold’s granddaughter in an automobile accident and a local boy receiving a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump.

We were there for our readers throughout the year covering topics such as the debate surrounding commercial cannabis, flu vaccinations, earthquakes, how the Hawaii missile false alarm affected Susanville residents, the proposed sales tax increase, human trafficking, the homeless, the new pool, the courts, the hiring and firing of police officers controversy, the Lassen County District Attorney, Pups on Parole, wolves in Lassen County, threats made against local schools, Teen Court, the sanctuary state issue, mountain lions, Native Americans, new parks or renovations in Susanville, graduations, energy projects, elections, drugs in Lassen County, local dancers, a Star Party, political events, the grand jury, wildfires, residential fires, the Blue Star Moms, the local prison’s “good neighbor policy” and much, much more.

As the largest news gathering organization in Lassen County, we again dedicate ourselves to bringing you, our readers, the news week in and week out during the new year of 2019.

It’s been our pride, privilege and honor to serve you this past year and we promise to do our best to continue to serve you in the new year to come.

Thank you for your support, and we hope you will continue to read our weekly paper.

We wish you and yours a wonderful and Happy New Year.

Good news for Susanville residents — free rides home on New Year’s Eve

It’s always a good idea to have a designated driver when you and your friends go out on the town, but luckily for those who didn’t plan for that alternative, there are other options in Susanville to get you home safely this New Year’s Eve.

Lassen Rural Bus again offers free rides home with the city limits of Susanville on New Year’s Eve. LRB will provide a modified city route from 8 to 11 p.m. for revelers on New Year’s Eve with stops at Modoc Street and local nightspots and sponsors the T&A Lounge, the Diamond Mountain Casino and the Pioneer Saloon at Lassen Ale Works.

Revelers can also take advantage of LRB’s free Night Route Service until 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Night Route will drop you off at your doorstep if you live within the city of Susanville.

If you need a ride home, call LRB at 252-7433. For more information, go to

If all else fails, call a cab. Have lots of fun this New Year’s Eve, just make sure you don’t drink and drive.