18th Annual Ham Run Coming May 4th

The Burney Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the 18th annual Ham Run at the McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park on Saturday, May 4, 2019 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. This is a great family event in a spectacular setting. It includes a 2 Mile Run/Walk and 5K run through the park and onto the dirt trails.

Registration forms available by calling 530-335-2111 or email burneycoc@gmail.com. You can also visit Rising Sun Fit Club or U.S Bank in Burney. Pre-registration (before Apr. 20) for this event provides FREE entry into the park for the whole day, so make sure to register early. T-Shirt also available for Pre-registration.


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Circle of Friends Wellness and Recovery Center April Calendar

For more information contact:
36987 Hwy 299 E, Burney
April 2019
1:00 – 2:00
Being Considerate
2:30 – 3:30
Flower Bed Prep
1:00 – 2:00
Chick and Bunny Jar Craft w/Linnette
2:30 – 3:30
Intro To Gardening
1:00 – 2:00
Clothes Pin Easter Bunny Craft w/Kimberly
2:30 – 3:30
Mayers Community Health Fair
WRAP For Depression
1:00 – 2:00
Sing Along w/Alex
1:00 – 2:00
Cartooning w/Don
2:30 – 3:30
MHSA Stakeholder Meeting
& Stand Against Stigma Meeting
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 – 2:00
1:00 – 2:00
Sunflower Seedlings w/Shiree
2:30 – 3:30
Steering Committee Meeting
10:00 – 12:00
Family Feud
1:00 – 2:00
Clay Egg Craft w/Bernadette
2:30 – 3:30
WRAP For Depression
1:00 – 2:00
Reasons To Smile w/Kimberly
1:00 – 2:00
Clay Egg Painting
2:30 – 3:30
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 – 2:00
WRAP Card Game
1:00 – 2:00
Easter Cake Pops
2:30 – 3:30
Spring Colors Tour
9:00 am
WRAP Level 1
Support Group
1:00 – 2:00
Planter Painting
2:30 – 3:30
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 – 2:00
Managing Anxiety
1:00 – 2:00
COF Quilt Craft w/Jerrika
2:30 – 3:30
Movie Day
12:30 – 3:30
Free Smart Phones
12:30 – 3:30
Book Of The Month Club
1:00 – 2:00
Love Languages
1:00 – 2:00
Cooking w/Shiree
2:30 – 3:30
May 1
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 -2:00
1:00 – 2:00
Planter Planting
2:30 – 3:30
May 2
May 3
Hours -Mon, Wed, Fri
12:30 – 3:30
Computer/Crafts/Games Available Daily from
1:00 – 3:30
Check in Daily at 12:30
Exercise Daily 2:00 – 2:30
Come in and enjoy everything at your own pace
May 4

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Shasta Public Libraries Hosts Strategic Plan Public Meetings

From Shasta County Public Libraries

Shasta County, CA (April 5, 2019) – Shasta Public Libraries invites the community to attend one of three Strategic Planning meetings. These events will be held:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Redding Public Library

Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. at the Burney Lions Club

Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. at the Anderson Library

By participating, you will have the opportunity to share ideas on Shasta Public Libraries’ present and future. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. Please join us!

Anderson Library
3200 West Center Street
Anderson, CA 96007

Burney Library
37006 Main Street
Burney, CA 96013

Redding Library
100 Parkview Ave.
Redding, CA 96001

About Shasta Public Libraries

Shasta Public Libraries provide information, lifelong learning, inspiration, and enjoyment to people of all ages through reading and technology.

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From Shasta County Health and Human Services:

SHASTA COUNTY – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road. It also includes taking your hands off the steering wheel, especially when texting or using your phone. Texting is the most dangerous distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for approximately 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.

Holding and using your cell phone while driving is not only dangerous, but also illegal. In 2017, 3,166 people in the United States were killed as the result of distracted driving. During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. Teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.

Many states now have laws against texting, talking on a cell phone, and other distractions while driving. In California, you cannot use a cell phone or similar electronic communication device while holding it in your hand. You can only use it in a hands-free manner, such as speaker phone or voice commands. Any driver under the age of 18 is prohibited from using a cell phone for any reason. Breaking any of these laws is considered a primary offense, which means you can be pulled over for violating these driving laws.

Learn more about distracted driving at: www.distraction.gov

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Honoring One Nation Under God

Charlene Sickler’s granddaughter Scarlett participating in the Pledge of Allegiance at last week’s Rotary meeting

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PG&E Increases Energy Efficiency Incentives for Customers Rebuilding after Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced it will increase financial incentives for energy-efficient construction practices in homes or businesses rebuilt after a wildfire. Customers participating in the Advanced Energy Rebuild initiative will receive incentives to adopt building practices now that will become required for all new construction in 2020. The enhanced incentives will be available to customers who lost a building in a recent major wildfire like the Carr or Camp fires.

“These new financial incentives cover some, if not all, of the additional cost of higher-efficiency appliances and building improvements like insulation, advanced windows, air sealing and heat pumps for water and space heating. The result is a more comfortable and sustainable building with lower utility bills for generations to come. We realize our customers have many priorities and challenges right now, and hopefully this program will help,” said Aaron Johnson, a vice president in PG&E’s electric operations who is leading the company’s rebuilding efforts in Butte County.

Expanding Upon a Successful Model

The Advanced Energy Rebuild program was originally developed by Sonoma Clean Power and PG&E after the October 2017 wildfires in the North Bay. Today’s announcement makes the same program available to all areas impacted by wildfire – not just Sonoma and Mendocino County customers.

To date, approximately 100 customers have taken advantage of Advanced Energy Rebuild in the North Bay. “The Advanced Energy Rebuild helped our family reach our goal of designing and building the most efficient home possible. Funds from this program helped offset upgrades in our HVAC system and water heater that would have been extremely difficult to do to otherwise,” said a participant in the program from Sonoma County.

 Helping Customers Rebuild Efficient Homes

California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards, called “Title 24, Part 6,” guide residential and nonresidential building and construction across the state. The standards help to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gases associated with the building. Single family homes built to the upcoming 2020 requirements will use approximately 20 percent less energy than homes built to the 2016 standard. The Advanced Energy Rebuild initiative offers customers the opportunity to receive incentives to take these steps a year early, resulting in support for their rebuild and a high performance, low energy use home.

Supporting Savings for New Homes

PG&E is encouraging customers to build high-performing homes that will result in lower energy bills. Customers can receive between $7,500 to $17,500 in incentives depending on building choices they select.  An efficient, all electric home with solar would earn the highest incentive. Incentives are available to serve customers with destroyed homes or businesses in nine Northern California counties – including Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Butte, Yuba, Plumas and Nevada – where wildfires occurred in 2017 and 2018. These customers are eligible for incentives if they pull a permit for a new building by the end of 2019, regardless of where they rebuild.

How to Learn More

Customers wanting an early indication of the program requirements can review the Advanced Energy Rebuild website at  http://cahp-pge.com/advanced-energy-rebuild/ 
or for further inquiry please contact us at Rebuild@pge.com. Funding for the program is from public service program surcharges on utility bills that are designed to increase conservation and energy efficiency in California.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.

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Burney Basin Days Theme Contest

The Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River is sponsoring a contest to decide the theme for Burney Basin Days 2019. The person whose theme is chosen will win $100. The deadline for submissions is April 20.

Contestants should mail their entry to:

Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River
PO Box 312
Burney, California

If you would like more information contact

Jill Daugherty

Put on your thinking cap. You could brighten up Burney Basin Days with an inspiring them and win $100!

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