TONIGHT: Area residents invited to Burney “Town Hall” meeting – With multiple June candidates scheduled to attend

BURNEY, Calif., — Residents of Shasta County’s Intermountain communities and beyond are invited to attend tonight’s open-forum “Town-Hall” style meeting to meet some of the “non-established” candidates running in the June 7 elections.

The meeting, which will be held this evening at the Burney VFW Hall, begins at 6 p.m. and will continue through 8 p.m. for all those interested in meeting some of those who will be running for their intended positions next month.


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“I care deeply about my hometown and my roots, as well as the amazing hardworking folks who live within the Intermountain communities of our County, and I would love to see them have the opportunity not just to speak up and ask questions, but to have their voices heard,” event organizer, Lindsi Haynes, said after reaching out to SCNS to spread word of tonight’s meeting.

“Our values we share have been ignored by our elected officials, but we are now paying attention, and this is really just about giving people from the Intermountain area a chance to hear directly from several people who are running for very important positions that cover the entire Shasta County.”

“It’s also an excellent way to have small town voices heard and their questions and concerns addressed,” she explained.

“We really want everyone in the area to know that their voices matter,” Lindsi continued, enthusiastically adding, “Come be a part of this grassroots movement.”

The candidates who are scheduled to be present include, Erik Jensen, running for Shasta County D.A., Bob Holsinger for Shasta County Clerk, John Greene for Shasta County Sheriff, and a representative for Bryan Caples running for Shasta County Superintendent of Schools.

The event will be held at the Burney VFW Hall, located at 37392 Main Street/SR-299E, Burney, CA 96013. For more information about this event, contact Lindsi Haynes at (530) 524-7944.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.