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Burney Lions Special Needs Christmas Party a joyful occasion

About a hundred people gathered at the Burney Lions Club on Tuesday December 11 to celebrate the Club’s annual Special Needs Christmas Party. Forty-three special-needs residents from the Intermountain area were invited to meet Santa and receive presents. Family members and caretakers also attended.

Santa greeting guests at the Christmas party

Every one enjoyed a delicious lunch of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, squash, and cranberry sauce prepared by Lion cooks and served by members of the Lions Auxiliary.

After lunch, Barbara Lane called each special guest forward to meet and greet Santa. Santa gave each person a candy cane and a present that had been purchased specifically for them.

A big smile from Justin

The Burney Lions have been holding this Christmas season event for over 25 years. Jim Lane and his wife Barbara organized the event and spent more than a month selecting and buying presents.

Jim and Barbara Lane with Santa

To raise money for the gifts, the Burney Lions and Burney Lions Auxiliary collected plastic and aluminum cans throughout the year. Funds were also supplemented by cash donations from the community. The project is conducted in coordination with Far Northern Regional Center and Shascade Community Services.

Jim and Barbara Lane said, “This is our pride and joy and we love it.”

Kate Lions gives Santa a hug

Lions Auxiliary President Kathy Lehman said, “A Merry Christmas to all!”


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New Payment Options for Burney Water District Customers

Burney Water District Customers can now pay their bills by credit or debit card. Customers can make payments online at, by phone, or in person.

Customers now have several options available. The following more detailed information is from the BWD website:

Electronic Billing and Payments

Enroll in Electronic Billing and Payments to receive your bill and make one-time payments. Customers using electronic billing have an option for paperless billing and instead receive an email advising them that their bills are available to be viewed and paid online. If you sign up for this service, you are not required to pay online and may use one of the other payment options below. If you do not want to enroll in paperless billing you still have the option to make payments online. All electronic payments require a $2.00 processing fee.

Other Payment Options

*All debit and credit payments including online bill pay requires a $2.00 processing fee.

Option 1: You will be able to sign up for direct payment in the near future. The District will debit your checking account for the amount of your water bill each billing cycle. The amount of your bill will be deducted from your checking account on the date of your choice.

Option 2: Mail the payment and return stub to 20222 Hudson Street, Burney, CA 96013.  Allow 5 (five) buisness days for delivery.

Option 3: Bring your payment to the District Office located at 20222 Hudson Street in Burney during normal business hours to get a receipt. You may also enclose your check or money order and deposit it into the payment drop box at the District Office during non-business hours.

Option 4: Credit and Debit card payments may be made over the phone or in the office located at 20222 Hudson Street, Burney, CA 96013.  MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card and American Express are accepted. You can also pay with a debit and credit card online.

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Live in a Wildfire Burn Area? Get Rain Ready

SHASTA COUNTY – With rain forecasted to begin falling this week, local officials urge residents in the wild fire burn areas to be prepared for post-fire floodwaters and debris. The next few storm seasons may bring elevated risks of flooding and debris flows and this first season after recent wildfires can be even more dangerous.

Denuded hillsides, altered soil conditions and remaining debris from the wildfires may produce fast-moving runoff and sediments. These risks are generally higher on the western area of the Carr Fire where the watersheds are larger, slopes are more severe, and rainfall intensity is typically higher. Flood risk begins when rainfall reaches half an inch per hour.

Flood and debris flows may reach several miles downslope from the burn area. A debris flow is a moving mass of loose mud, water, rock and sand that travels downhill and can reach high speeds.

To help the public be ready for the possibility of flooding or debris flows, officials have prepared a “Storm Readiness” sheet that details how best to get Ready for an emergency, Set and prepared to leave if necessary and about to Go quickly if ordered. A copy of this informational sheet is attached.

Please monitor conditions and updates from local news outlets and the local National Weather Service (NWS) office. Advisories and warnings may be issued as follows:

Flood Advisory: This is issued when the forecasted rainfall may cause hazards that are nuisances but avoidable. It may, for example, cause road closures or small rock slides but won’t flood actual structures. However, if precautions are not taken, the hazards could become serious. Don’t drive into flooded areas!

Flood Warning: In areas where wildfires have happened, a watch is issued within several hours to days ahead of rains that could potentially generate flash flooding. A warning means it’s a good time to start ensuring you’re totally prepared.

Flash Flood Warning: This means take action, and a flash flood is about to happen or is occurring. If you are in the warning area, take immediate action, which may mean evacuating. Remember: Flash floods can also affect areas outside the wildfire burn zones.

Watches and advisories are shared online at, and on the National Weather Service social media Facebook and Twitter feeds. Residents and businesses are encouraged to prepare in advance for flood conditions. Other ways to prepare include:

  • Review your current insurance policy and become familiar with what is covered. Ensure the limits adequately protect buildings and personal belongings
  • Make an emergency kit, lan evacuation routes, and keep important papers in a safe, waterproof place. Visit the Ready Shasta page to learn more about making a kit and other emergency preparedness tips.
  • Itemize and take pictures of possessions.
  • Purchase sandbags from a local hardware store.
  • To find an insurance agent, visit or call 1-800-427-2419.

For more information, visit and click the “Get Rain Ready” icon or call 2-1-1 Shasta. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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Never Be Confused about How to Recycle in Shasta County Again!

From Shasta County Resource Management Department:

Shasta County’s Department of Resource Management has made it much easier for residents to stay informed about how to reduce waste and recycle in our community. County staff knows that remembering what’s recyclable or what to do with unwanted items such as electronics, mattresses, and paint can be difficult. That’s why they added a “waste wizard”, also called the “How Do I Get Rid Of?” tool, to their website!

The waste wizard can be found at To use it, simply choose which part of the county you live in and then type in the name of the material you would like to get rid of. The waste wizard will tell you where to take the material for recycling, composting, or proper disposal. The waste wizard also provides tips on reusing and repairing certain items, as well as ideas for preventing waste from being generated in the first place.

“The residents of our county are motivated to conserve resources and protect our natural environment by recycling, composting, and diverting waste away from landfills,” said Paul Hellman, Director of Resource Management. “We are pleased to make it easier for them to do so with the introduction of a new online tool.”

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Debbie’s County Charm 8th Annual Open House Nov 2-3

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November 2, 2018 · 5:37 pm

Harvest Youth Night at New Life Apostolic Church

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October 29, 2018 · 6:03 pm

Mountain Lions Vision Clinic

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October 20, 2018 · 5:17 am