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Candidates for 2018 Honorary Mayor of Burney race welcome

Candidate registration forms for the 2018 Honorary Mayor of Burney race are now available! The Mayor’s race is an opportunity to have fun and be creative as you support our community.

Candidates run by collecting donations for their favorite charity. Every dollar collected counts as one vote. Fifty percent of the funds raised will go to the candidate’s favorite local charity and fifty percent will go to the Burney Chamber of Commerce.

The winner of the 2018 Honorary Mayor of Burney race will be announced at the Ice Cream Social July 5, ride in the Burney Basin Days parade, and be honored at the Burney Fireworks program on Saturday July 7. During the year, the Honorary Mayor will have the opportunity to represent the town of Burney at public events in Burney and other towns.

Here are the rules:

  • To be eligible to run, you must be an adult.
  • To be eligible to run, you must live or work in the greater Burney area.
  • A vote is $1.00
  • Voters can vote as often and as much as they wish.
  • The candidate who raises the most money will be the year’s Honorary Mayor of Burney
  • Money must be turned into Sandy McCullar or Nancy Bob0 by 6 pm on Wednesday June 27.

If you would like to register as a candidate for Honorary Mayor, or if you would like more information, please contact Sandy McCullar, 530-339-6270, or Nancy Bobo, 530-355-3622.


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Ham Run and Fun at Burney Falls Park

The 17th Annual Ham Run will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 am – 10 am at the McArthur-Burney Falls State Park.  This is a family FUN RUN with two events.  The first event is for the more serious runner and is a 5K timed medal event on a combination of pavement and trails.  The second race is a run/walk event where you predict your time for a chance to take home a ham.  The event is open to all ages.  Entry fees range from FREE – $40.  Pre-registration (prior to April 20) will include entrance to the park.  Event information and registration are available at or you can pickup an entry form at Rising Sun Fit Club.  Participants are encouraged to dress up like a pig for a chance to WIN a $55 gift certificate to The Old Mill Grill in Bieber.  

This year’s sponsors include:  Safeway, Pit River Casino, Pit River Mini Mart, Tubit Enterprises, Mountain Cruisers, Patterson Eyecare, Mayers Memorial Hospital, Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Hatchet Ridge Wind, Tri Counties Bank, US Bank, The Burney Motel, Sierra Pacific Industries, Rising Sun Fit Club, and Novel T’s.

If you would care to add any items to the goody bags for participants, please contact Jen Luck at the Burney Chamber of Commerce at 530-335-2111 or by email at

Please make sure to keep up on all the events happening in the Intermountain Region at

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Irish Eyes Smiling at Lions St. Patrick Day Dinner

More than 40 people turned out for delicious Irish food and fun at the annual Burney Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday evening March 17.

St. Patrick’s Day fun and food

Rockin with Lion Mike Barnes

Lions cooks served up a wonderful meal of corned beef and cabbage. For those who preferred there was Mulligan stew. The meal was topped off with a huge piece of chocolate cake with shamrocks on top.

In addition to the meal served at the Burney Lions Hall, and additional 20 or more take out dinners were sold.

As the evening progressed people got up to dance to the lively music of Lion Mike Barnes, a former professional musician. An Irish joke contest was also held.

Erin Go Braugh!

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School Board Approves Active Shooter Plan

The Fall River Joint Unified School District approved an Active Shooter Emergency Response Plan for the district at their monthly board meeting held at their Soldier Mountain office in McArthur on Wednesday evening February 14.

Prior to the meeting School Board Superintendent Greg Hawkins met with Lieutenant Tyler Thompson of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department to review and make adjustments to the plan.

See also:

School Board Trustees recognized for service (This article contains information on the discussion of the Active Shooter Plan and the January board meeting.)

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Devin Murray wins Burney Lions Club Student Speaker Contest

Burney High School senior Devin Murray won the club level student speakers contest held on Thursday evening February 8 at the Burney Lions Club. The topic for this year’s contest is “Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society?”

Murray competed against two other Burney High School students: Elias Urlie, also a senior; and Paris Deaton-Geisler, a sophomore.

Lion Bill Cummings, Melissa Madden, Elias Urlie,Paris Deaton-Geisler, and Devin Murray

All three students delivered well-crafted profound arguments emphasizing the importance of integrity and civility as the foundation of a healthy society. Each speech had to be at least five minutes and no longer than 10 minutes.

Lion Dr. Bill Cummings chaired the contest. He explained the history, the purpose, and the rules of the contest. Melissa Madden, activities director at Burney High School, helped to coach the students in preparation for their speeches. The judges for the contest were Trish Van Dyke, Rod Armstrong, and Sally Armstrong.

After the judges scores were tallied, winner Murray was presented with a check from the Burney Lions Club for $100. Each of the other speakers received $25.

Parents of the contestants, Dana and Kristina Murray, Andrew and Kathy Urlie, and Victor and Teresa Geisler all came to watch their children compete. Elias Urlie’s brother and his brother’s fiancée also attended, as did Deaton-Geisler’s sister Carly.

This is the 81st annual Student Speakers Contest sponsored by the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation. There are six levels of competition of which the club level is the first. Altogether, throughout the district-wide completion, the foundation will award more than $103,000 in scholarships to students. Awards increase with each level. Fifteen District winners will each receive a $4,500.00 scholarship. Four Area winners will each receive an additional $6,500.00 scholarship, and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest will receive an additional $10,000.00 scholarship.

The next stage of competition, the zone level contest between the winners of the Burney and Fall River Lions Clubs, will be held at Burney Lions Hall at 2 p.m. on Saturday March 10.

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Here is an updated list of upcoming events from Evalee Nelson 941-7909



03 Feb (Sat) Fall River Library Putt-Putt Golf and Raffle from noon to 5p at the library

03 Feb (Sat) Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River Fireworks in February dinner at Burney VFW hall. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $65 per person/ $125 per couple and may be purchased on line at

09 Feb (Fri) VFW Bingo at Vets Hall in Burney Doors open at 6p – games begin at 7p 10 Feb (Sat) Second Saturday Breakfast at Hat Creek VFD from 7a-11a for $8

10 Feb (Sat0) Fall River High School Boosters 15th Annual Crab Feed and Tri Tip dinner at George Ingram Hall in McArthur. Doors open at 6p. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at Plumas Bank in Fall River.

17 Feb (Sat) Potters Hand Pregnancy Help Center Valentines Dinner at Burney VFW Hall at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Potters Hand or Kristi’s Unique Boutique on Main Street in Burney (530) 945-1283

19 Feb – Presidents Day

24 Feb – Burney High School Boosters Crab & Tri-Tip Feed plus salad, baked potato, roll and dessert at VFW Hall, Burney. Doors open at 5p and dinner served at 6p. Dine in or take out $40. Raffle prizes: Deep sea fishing trip, 49ers tickets, sports memorabilia and much more. Pre-sale tickets only – available from BHS baseball players, at U.S..Bank, Tri Counties Bank, FRJUSD Office, and Burney High School (335-4576)

Note: Fireworks in February and both Crab Feeds sell out early. Get your tickets now!!

Sat & Sun through 01 Apr, Ranger Led Snowshoe Walks from Kohn Yah-Kah -Nee Visitor Center Lassen National Park. 1 1/2 to 2 hours beginning at 1:30PM

$1 donation includes snow shoes (530-595-4480)

Please check below and make sure your fundraiser or event is listed and the date is correct.


Mar 03 – McArthur VFD Fireman’s Carnival

Mar o4 – Intermountain/Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast

Mar 11 – Daylight Saving Time Begins

Mar ?? – Intermountain Artist’s Elegant Soup

Mar 17 – Soldier Mt VFD annual St Patricks Corned Beef dinner from 4p-7p Mar          – Bull Cow Dinner cancelled for 2018

Mar 21 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Apr 01- American Legion Community Easter Sunday Brunch, Vets Hall in Burney Apr 01 – Easter Sunday

Apr 02 – 06 Apr FRJUSD Spring Break

Apr 07 – Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Health Fair Apr 08 – Intermountain/Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast Apr 13 – Intermountain Hospice Dinner at Fall River Hotel

Apr 14 – Intermountain Cattlewomen’s Beef and Brew at Skuce Pavillion at IM Fair Apr 28 — Cassel VFD Fisherman’s Breakfast

Apr 28 – Old Station VFD Fishermans Breakfast

May 05 – Burney Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Ham Run

May 11 & 12 – Heritage Foundation Balloon Festival & IM Fair Centennial Kick off

May 13 – Intermountain/Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast Mothers Day May 26Mountain Cruisers Rex Club Car Show and Shine

May 26- Rotary Club Fine Arts Craft Fair 9a-2p behind Rex Club May 27 – Intermountain.Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast Jun 01 – Last Day of School FRJUSD

Jun 03 – Airport Day and Pancake Breakfast

Jun 09 – Burney Chamber Intermountain Community Yard Sale

Jun 09 – 10th annual SNIPPP Golf Day

Jun 23 – Heritage Foundation Mountain Jubilee

Jun 30 – Burney High School Reunion at Intermountain Fairgrounds


Jul 05 – Burney Chamber Ice Cream Social

Jul 06 – Friday Night Social at the Rex Club 6p-11p The Billies Band Jul 07&08 Craft Fair

Jul 07 & 08 – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jul 07 – Burney Basin Days Parade, Fire Works, etc (more events TBA) Jul?? Fall River Century Bike Ride

Jul 16 – Hat Creek VFD BBQ andCraft Fair

Jul 17 – Nor Cal Road Gypsies Show and Shine

Jul ?? – Soldier Mountain VFD Chicken and Ribs dinner

Jul 21 – Hat Creek VFD Deep Pit BBQ , Raffle and Craft Fair

Aug ?? High Cars and Low Bars

Aug 18 – Mayers IM Healthcare Foundation On-The-Green- Golf Tournament

Aug 30 – Sep 03 100th INTERMOUNTAIN FAIR

Aug 30 – Free admission and parking for Fair 31 Aug — Seniors Day with free admission


Sep 01 – Kids day with free admission Sep 02 – Cattlemens Day $5 admission 03 Sep – Free admission and free parking

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

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 14 – AAUW Soups, Salads and Sweets

Oct ?? – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Festival Nov 17 – BES PTA Craft Fair from 9a-2p in Cafeteria Nov ?? – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital

Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday

?? – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall\

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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“Basket of Flowers” to be performed at Liz Polley Center for the Performing Arts Feb 9 & 10

The Grace Community Bible Church will be presenting  “The Basket of Flowers,” on Friday, February 9, and Saturday, February 10, at the Liz Polley Center for the Performing Arts on Tamarack Avenue in Burney.  Both performances will be 7:00 pm.

The play is based upon the book The Basket of Flowers written by the 19th Century Bavarian cleric, teacher, and writer of children stories,  Christoph Von Schmid.  The Basket of Flowers was published in 1996 as the first book of the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series.

The public is invited. Admission is free for everyone!

For information and reservations, please call Millie at 440-6766 or Brenda at 262-8013.

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