Volume XV Issue 5 | Friday, August 5th, 2022
The Claybreakers celebrate the US Open National Trap
Shoot in Las Vegas. photo by Chrissy, Aidan A’s Mom
Grizzly Claybreakers Attend US Open in Las Vegas

The Lassen Grizzly Claybreakers attended the 2022 US Open Youth Clay Shooting National Championship in Las Vegas last month, vying against competitors from across the country and walking away with top honors in the competition.

The Claybreakers’ Varsity team placed 1st overall, with the JV team placing 3rd.

Cameron Wattenburg, (195) who shot his first fifty straight, was the top shooter for the JV team, and won first place overall as the JV National Champion.

Aidan Divine, (195) who also shot ninety-nine straight, was top shooter for the Varsity team and participated in a shootout for a podium spot.

JV Team Individual Scores

  • Alex Benevidas 152
  • Nicholas Antram 166
  • Breanna Fox 183 and shot her first twenty-five straight
  • Ethan Shmuealevich 186
  • John Paul Bertotti 188

Varsity Team Individual Scores

  • Emilio Haynes 162
  • Ashley von Helf 163
  • Aidan Adams 169
  • Dharma Jones 173
  • Tucker Owens 174
  • Dillion Smith 178
  • Jeremiah Johnson178
  • Katheryn Baldwin 188
  • Griffin Scarpa 188
  • Kallie Baldwin 188
  • Kaden Dunten 191
  • Amanda Fox 190
  • Cole Baldwin 194 who shot 99 straight
Two Decades of Saving Lives
with California’s Amber Alert
The California Highway Patrol is celebrating the lifesaving collaboration of many partners behind the scenes, including members of the public, who have helped safely reunite hundreds of abducted children with their families during twenty years of the state’s America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Alert system.

“The tremendous success of this program would not be possible without the partnership of law enforcement throughout California, broadcasters, government agencies at both the state and federal level, and members of the public,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray.
“When a child or at-risk individual goes missing, every second counts, and the AMBER Alert program provides a critical resource for law enforcement and the public.”

In July 2002, state law designated the CHP as the statewide coordinator for California’s AMBER Alert program. Since the first AMBER Alert activation in August 2002, 376 children or at-risk individuals have been found safe because of the state’s emergency alert system designed to recover missing children or at-risk individuals by employing the public’s assistance.

The CHP issues an AMBER Alert at the request of a law enforcement agency investigating the abduction of a child or at-risk individual.

For an AMBER Alert to be issued, the CHP works with local law enforcement to confirm:
• a child 17 years old or younger, or at-risk individual, has been abducted or taken;
• the individual is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death;
• and there is information available that if shared with the public, could assist in the safe recovery of the individual.

As the AMBER Alert program has continued to evolve and through the years, the CHP has added secondary distribution methods to supplement the emergency alert system.

These include the Wireless Emergency Alerts program, which is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission; the California Department of Transportation’s Changeable Message Signs on freeways; @CHPAlerts on Twitter; and the California Lottery displays AMBER Alerts on digital terminal signs and printed on lottery tickets.
PG&E Settlement Funds to be Discussed at August 11th Meeting
A group of Lassen County organizations have been granted five million dollars in a settlement from PG&E over the company’s responsibility for the 2021 Dixie Fire, and stakeholders from six of the agencies set to receive money are holding a meeting August 11th to discuss plans for the future.

The meeting, which is hosted by the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce will be held in Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds beginning at 5:00p.m.

Chamber Executive Director Kelly Ackley is inviting everyone in the community who has an interest to come out and voice their opinion.
According to Ackley, Lassen County’s District Attorney Melyssah Rios worked alongside four
other north state District Attorneys to reach the settlement with PG&E.

The money was disbursed to the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, the Westwood
Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lassen Fire Safe Council, the Lassen County Office of
Education, Lassen Community College and Lassen County Volunteer Fire Departments.

“We hope you will be able to attend the meeting as we discuss suggested goals for our community and appreciate your input.”

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to submit questions for the board to address please contact
the Chamber office at 530.257.4323.
Wizard of Oz Performances
Continue Tonight and Tomorrow
There’s no place like home. Come join Dorothy on a trip over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz this week as Susanville’s Best of Broadway presents the full production of L. Frank Baum’s classic Wizard of Oz at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Main Street.

Three talented young ladies are cast in the part of Dorothy Gale; Adelin McClure, Annica Scrogin and Audrey Edholm.

The massive production features a cast and crew made up of fifty community members, some as young as five years old, who have worked three days a week, all summer long, on the show.

“I am so grateful to every member of this production for their efforts and dedication towards this musical, it’s going to be a great show!” says Oz Production Manager Kayla Millar.
This evening there is a 7:00 performance and on Saturday there will be both a matinee at 2:00 and another show at 7:00.

Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them at Margie’s Book Nook, Zaengles Floor and Home, the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce or at the door.

For more information visit www.susanvillebestofbroadway.org
The cast of The Wizard of Oz getting ready to participate
in the 2022 Lassen County Fair Parade photo by Best of Broadway
The Chamber of Commerce welcomes visitors with a banner across Main Street in this photo from 1911. ~California State Library~
Susanville is Prepared to Receive Journals Get-Acquainted Excursion
August 5, 1911

The business men of this place are enthusiastic for the Journal’s ‘get-acquainted’ excursion to this county, and arrangements will be made to entertain the Reno boosters.

While no details have been perfected as yet it has been suggested that the train be met at Hot Springs on the N. C. O. with carriages and autos and bring the entire party up the valley to Susanville and after some informal entertainment, return them to Doyle by the way of the South side of the valley.

Editor F. C. Sefton of the Lassen Mail said: “Of course Susanville will give the Reno business men a royal welcome. We are pleased that Reno is awakening to her advantage in this direction. We want to meet them and shake them by the hand and show them what we have done, and are willing to co-operate to make the excursion a success as far as Lassen County is concerned.”
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