Our Landfill – More than Just Trash

It’s tough to write about something you’ve never seen. When I decided to write about landfills, I realized I’d never been to one. So I arranged to visit Shasta County’s West Central Landfill, which lies about 9 miles west on… Continue Reading

Board of Supes 9/24: Clover Fire Assistance; Thank You Letter to Dignity Health North State and Mercy Medical Center

The Board of Supervisors meeting this day was brief and non-controversial.  The primary focus was on assistance for those affected by the Clover Fire in Happy Valley/Igo.    Supervisor Leonard Moty announced a Local Assistance Center, open Wednesday, September 25 and… Continue Reading

Firefighter/Fire Victim Donation Drive at North Valley Bank

North Valley Bank will be helping the Salvation Army to support the firefighters and fire victims of the Clover Fire.   Our local NVB branches will serve as drop off locations. Here are the current needs. Protein snacks – individually wrapped… Continue Reading


Clover Fire Survivors Share Stories of Escape

IGO, Calif.—As residents left homeless by the Clover Fire sift through rubble, tales of narrow escapes and altruistic neighbors continue to emerge from a community rallying to absorb and rebuild.  The 8,073-acre blaze, which scorched about 11 square miles of woodland… Continue Reading