Matt Pontes, former Shasta County CEO, tapped as SPI’s first Director of Wildfire and Fuels Management

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Matt Pontes, who announced last month that he was resigning as Shasta County CEO, and timber titan Sierra Pacific Industries announced over the weekend that Pontes will become Sierra Pacific Industries’ (SPI) first Director of Wildfire and Fuels Management. Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California, and the company […]

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A special Father’s Day message from Senator Ochoa Bogh

A Father’s Day message from Senator Ochoa Bogh Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the fathers or father figures in our lives. Fathers play an essential role in a child’s life and positively influence our society. Children learn through modeling behavior. Both men and women are vital to children’s emotional, social, and intellectual growth because males and females communicate, […]

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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 […]

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Senator Bogh discusses IE Caucus, transportation infrastructure funding, ongoing projects

IE Caucus Works to Secure Transportation Infrastructure Funding for the Inland Empire – By Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh The Inland Empire is one of the fastest growing regions in the state, experiencing dramatic growth in both population and the movement of goods in recent years. This growth has created significant competition for space on our roads and highways between trucks […]

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Out of jail on bail after violating DV restraining order, recently censured SJUSD Board Trustee arrested again

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Details are beginning to emerge after a sitting member of the San Jacinto Unified School District Board of Trustees – who was recently censured by other board members for alleged “unacceptable conduct” – was arrested last Saturday, March 5 on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. The arrest was related to violating a domestic violence restraining order, […]

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Former senator, champion of vet assistance programs, Maurice Johannessen honored at Veterans Day tribute

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Former state Senator and California Secretary of Veterans Affairs Kaare Maurice Johannessen was recently honored for his service to our country and the North State region, as well as his long-time and ongoing commitment to veterans and the community at a Veteran’s Day event in Redding. Johannessen was instrumental in the funding and creation of the California […]

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OP/ED: Congressman Doug LaMalfa discusses spending, supply shortages, soaring prices

Submitted by the Office of Congressman Doug LaMalfa As we head into the holiday season, Americans are beginning to see the real-time impacts of President Biden’s attempt to navigate America out of a recession while simultaneously proposing trillions of dollars worth of tax-and-spend legislation. The economy is already flush with cash due to all the stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and […]

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OP/ED: Sen. Dahle – Water shortage created by lack of leadership, not mother nature

Submitted by: the Office of Senator Brian Dahle Our state’s system of reservoirs and canals was at one time designed to provide a reliable water supply for California homes, businesses, and farms for three or more dry years. Just two years ago, following a slightly above average wet winter, that system was at full capacity. Now, almost every single reservoir […]

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New ShasCo Sheriff has busy weekend with stops in Burney, Redding and Bella Vista

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Shasta County Sheriff-Coroner Michael L. Johnson enjoyed a busy few days with community oriented stops at meetings and events throughout Shasta County including Burney, Redding, and Bella Vista this past weekend. Johnson became the County’s top law enforcement official as Sheriff-Coroner last month, when he was tapped to fill the position left vacant by then-Sheriff Eric […]

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Op/Ed: Senator Dahle voices strong opposition to California’s ban on lawn mowers and generators

Submitted by the Office of Senator Brian Dahle There was a collective sigh and eye rolls this week when it was announced that the Governor signed a law to ban gas powered mowers, generators and other equipment. Many Californians will say it’s just California being California, but not realizing the real impact it will have on our everyday lives, and […]

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