A Conversation with George and Robert Ingram about the History of the Inter-Mountain Fair

This is the 100th Anniversary of the Inter-Mountain Fair in McArthur, California. Walt Caldwell asked me to write an article for the Mountain Echo on the history of the Fair.

To help me with my research,  George Ingram and his son Robert kindly invited me over so they could share some memories of the history of the fair.  George Ingram was the Fair Manager from 1946-1988. His son Robert is the President of the Fort Crook Historical Society and has also been involved with the fair since his youth.

The article on the History of the Inter-Mountain Fair will appear in the Mountain Echo on Tuesday, August 28.


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Spring Rivers Foundation seeking volunteers to lead educational youth hikes

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Mountain Valleys Burney Health Center Free Health Screening August 18

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Circle of Friends 10th Anniversary September 12

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A Big Step for Hat Creek Bioenergy

Press release from Symbioticrestoration.com Aug 9

The proposed Hat Creek Bioenergy facility signed a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The facility proposes to use biomass from local forest health projects to create electricity (ca. 3 megawatts) using new technology. The facility is a partnership between local Hat Creek Construction, and West Biofuels, located in Woodland CA. Unlike solar power, utilization of biomass requires regular handling of material, which translates to more jobs and better socioeconomics. Utilization of biomass also helps improve forest management and air quality as the material is not burned in open piles, and thinning of dense forest structure reduces risk of higher intensity wildfires. The project is in part funded through grants received by the Fall River Resource Conservation District through a Wood Innovations Grant (U.S. Forest Service) and Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) from the California Energy Commission (CEC).

For more information visit: FallRiverRCD.org

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Disaster Recovery Center will help fire victims get back on their feet

From Shasta County Emergency Operations Center August 8

Redding, CA – The Local Assistance Center is closing at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 8) and will be transitioning to a Disaster Recovery Center, which will be opened by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) beginning tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Residents impacted by the fire can go to the DRC to get information about disaster assistance programs and ask questions related to their case. Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, volunteer groups and other agencies will be at the DRC to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance. Local agencies will also be available at the center.

The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the former Kmart building, 2685 Hilltop Drive in Redding. This center replaces the Local Assistance Center at Shasta High School, which has been providing recovery assistance since Aug. 2. More than 2,500 people have sought services at this center.

For more information on local resources, visit www.shastareddingrecovers.org, call 211 or visit www.211norcal.org/shasta. You can also follow the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency or the City of Redding on Facebook and Twitter.

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(Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)



Note: If your non-profit (501c3) organization wants to participate in North State Giving Tuesday you must attend an orientation workshop presented by Shasta Regional Community Foundation (Redding on 16 Aug from 1p-3p or on 04 Sep from 3p-5p.

Registration to participate in North State Giving Tuesday is 05 Sep at 530-244-1219

Aug 10 (Fri) Circle of Friends Yard Sale from 9am-12n at corner of Main St. & Tamarack. Proceeds from this yard sale will benefit Bailey Park, Burney Food Coop, Fall River Community Food Panty, Hill Country Clinic Food Pantry and Circle of Friends (335-4222)

Aug 10 (Fei) FOIL Used Book Store is open today from 10am – 2pm The book store will be open every Fri from 10 – 2 thru August.

Aug 11 (Sat) Second Sunday Breakfast at Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. from 7am – 11am. $8 per person

Aug 11 (Sat) Day in the Park celebrating Lassen Park Birthday party with live music, artistic displays and activities from 11am- 2pm at Loomis Plaza.

Reach the peak Hike-a-thon 8am to 4pm. Hike to the top and back on the Lassen Peak Trail. Meet at Lassen Peak parking lot. Registration Adult $50; Teens $20; 12 and under free. BBQ sponsored by Anderson Rotary $13

Aug 12 (Sun) 102nd Anniversary of the Round Barn and Ice Cream Social at Fort Crook Museum in FallRiver call 336-5110 for more info

Aug 13- Aug 17    Mountain Valley Health Center cancelled their Health Fairs this year BUT you may pay for your blood test voucher at the clinics all this week

Aug 10 (Fri) FOIL used Book Store open from 10a – 2p at corner of Main & Tamarack Aug 18 (Sat) Mayers IM Healthcare Foundation On-The-Green- Golf Tournament Aug 22 (Wed) First Day of School

Aug 25 – Sep 03 100th INTERMOUNTAIN FAIR

Fo full schedule of times and prices go to inter-mountainfair.com

For Rat Farm Adventure tickets, Farm game tickets, Truck Pull tickets, and Demolition Derby tickets go to tickets.inter-mountainfair.com

Carnival tickets and wrist bands are available at Tri-Counties Bank or at Fair Office Volunteers are needed: Clerks, Building Monitors, People Greeters (336-5695

Aug 25 Horse Show beginning at 8am

Aug 25 – IM Fair Queen Scholarship Program at 6pm in Ingram Hall Aug 30 – Free admission and parking for Fair

Aug 30 – Rat Farm Adventures 7p $5

31 Aug — Seniors Day with free admission 31 Aug – Farm Games 7p $10

Sep 01 – Kids day with free admission Sep 01 – Parade

Sep 01- Truck Pull with Monster Truck at 7pm $25 Sep 02 – Cattlemen’s Day $5 admission

Sep 02 – Cattlemen’s Team Branding Competition at 2pm

Sep 02 – Demolition Derby at 7pm Bleacher $16 and Reserved $18 03 Sep – Free admission and free parking

08 Sep – 3rd annual Hat Creek Beer, Food and Wine Festival

10 Sep – Circle of Friends 10th Anniversary Celebration from 3pm-6pm 14 Sep – Bingo at the VFW Hall in Burney

15 Sep – Pioneer Day and Craft Fair at Fort Crook Museum in Fall River 10am -4m 15 Sep – Burney Boosters Homecoming Hoedown at the Rex Club at 6pm

22 Sep – Burney Chamber Fall Fling at VFW

Oct 07 – Heritage Day at McArthur Burney Falls State Park Oct 10 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday Oct 13-           Intermountain Hospice Chair-ity Plus

Oct 13 – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Festival

Oct 14 – AAUW Soups, Salads and Sweets fundraiser

Oct 21 – Harvest Dinner in Fall River at the Vet’s Hall at 1:00pm Oct 31 – Halloween at the Burney Fire Hall

Nov 2 & 3 – Debbie’s Country Charm in Fall River annual Open House from 10am-5pm Nov 03 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm

Nov 04 – Day Light Savings ends

Nov 17 – BES PTA Craft Fair from 9a-2p in Cafeteria

Nov 24 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday

?? – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall 09 Dec – Christmas Light Parade in McArthur

01 Dec-12 Dec (days & times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas

24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break

BURNEY TAXI 530-605-7950


American Legion Post 441 – 1st Monday 5pm at Burney VFW Hall

Burney Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Tuesday, noon at Gepetto’s (335-2111)

Burney/Fall River Rotary – Every Thursday, noon at Gepettos

Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next to Fall River Hotel.                      Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public

Lions Club – Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Lions Hall in Burney

Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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