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INDOOR FLEA MARKET SATURDAY AT I-M FAIR AMERICAN PROFILE INSIDE VOTE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3 Polls open 7am-8pm AFTER FIVE MAGAZINE INSIDE THIS ISSUE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE DAYS AHEAD SERVING EASTERN SHASTA, NORTHERN LASSEN, WESTERN MODOC & EASTERN SISKIYOU COUNTIES FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS 69 Cents Per Copy Vol. 51 No. 35 Burney, California Telephone (530) 725-0925 Toll Free (888) 706-7398 FAX (530) 303-1528 or FAX (530) 335-5335 Web Site: theimnews.com email@example.com OCTOBER 28, 2009 Red Ribbon walk Candidates for F.R. school posts outline their positions Pumpkin carving Dads, grandpas, uncles and all male role models are urged to bring your toddlers and a pumpkin to the Intermountain Community Center in Burney Friday, 6:30 p.m., for some pumpkin carving fun. Bright Futures is sponsoring the event that will also include games and snacks. Telephone 335-4600 for more information. Focus meetings A Burney Chamber of Commerce Focus Group meeting is scheduled for Tourism on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m., at the Chamber Gardens office on Main Street. Day Homecoming The Day Community Club annual Homecoming Dinner at the Day Community center is scheduled for Sunday, 2 p.m. Ham, turkey and more will be served. Desserts and side dishes would be appreciated. Those attending need to bring their own beverages and place settings. Fall Fling dinner A Burney Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh annual Fall Fling dinner and silent auction Saturday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., at the Burney Vets Hall. Tickets $35. WEATHER FORECAST TODAY, mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. East northeast wind between 7 and 13 mph. THURSDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 59. East northeast wind between 6 and 8 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. FRIDAY: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. FRIDAY NIGHT: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. SATURDAY: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. SATURDAY NIGHT: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. SUNDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 57. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. MONDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. A current forecast is updated about 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily at The News website www.theimnews.com. Web cams of area road conditions are also available. Click on News Area Links at the top of the Home Page, then click on Caltrans, then Local Highway Cams. The Intermountain News P.O. Box 1030 Burney, California 96013 NEWS PHOTO / Craig Harrington PHOTO / Kathi Corder Buney Elementary School teachers, staff, students and their parents made their way from the school to Burney High School Friday morning, in top photo, as part of the kickoff to the fifth annual “Red Lights Parade” in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Ceremonies began with introductions by Burney Elementary PTA president Brenda Nuich, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem at the elementary school. The group then marched to BHS for a presentation by local law enforcement, including a talk by Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko. Pattern Energy Group LP Tuesday held a groundbreaking celebration for its Hatchet Ridge Wind project, the first large-scale wind project to begin construction this year in California. Local officials and community leaders attended the event held at the restaurant Angelina’s at the Rex in Burney. The event celebrates the commencement of construction of the 101.2- MW project, which will be located on a portion of Hatchet Mountain west of Burney. The project is expected to finish construction and reach commercial operation before the end of next year. The event also marks Hatchet Ridge Wind’s investment in the local community through an initial $2 million contribution to the Shasta County General Fund, the Burney Regional Community Fund that will be administered by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, and the Burney-Fall River Education Foundation, Pattern Energy noted in a news release. Hatchet Ridge Wind will contribute an additional $3 million to these entities over the life of the project, the announcement read. Hatchet Ridge Wind will generate power equivalent to the amount of energy needed to serve nearly 44,000 California homes annually. RES America Construction, Inc. will construct the project, which will consist of 44 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will purchase the power under a 15-year power purchase agreement. In addition to providing energy for Californians, Hatchet Ridge Wind is expected to create By BILL CAMPBELL Four candidates vying for three board seats to govern the Fall River Joint Unified School District outlined their positions as to why they are seeking election Tuesday. Candidates Randy Oller and Teri Vigil are incumbents. Janelle Howes and Ignacio Venegas are first-time candidates. The third incumbent, Colleen Taylor did not seek reelection. The Intermountain News offered Oller, Venegas and Vigil the choice of a telephone or e-mail interview. Oller and Venegas chose a telephone interview. Vigil chose an e-mail response because she was out-of-town. Howes was contacted by e-mail because a phone number was initially unavailable. Candidates stated their qualifications and family information followed by answers to questions. IMN: What experience makes you qualified for the school board? JANELLE HOWES Before starting her family, the Burney resident taught Social Studies at Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif. She also taught English in Russia and American Studies in South Korea at public and private schools. “My work with Pearson, evaluating Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) essays and standardized tests for several states, helps me keep my finger on the pulse of education as does living vicariously through my husband’s teaching commitment at Fall River High School. –Please See Page 4 Oak Run man arrested for R.M. June 1 arson fire Dennis Leon Strawn, 62, of Oak Run was arrested Monday following a several month investigation of a fire to a home he owned in the Round Mountain area on June 1. Strawn turned himself in and was booked into the Shasta County jail on six counts of arson related charges and making a false insurance claim. Bail was set at $100,000. Investigators from Cal Fire and the office of the State Fire Marshal worked closely with the Shasta County district attorney’s office to investigate and prosecute. The fire caused $300,000 damage to the structure. Cal Fire representatives are asking anyone with additional informatioin on this or any other suspicious fires to contact Cal Fire at (800) 468-4408. Callers can remain anonymous. Wind farm issues check for community projects between 100 to 200 construction jobs over the next year and six to eight permanent jobs during operations, as well as pay substantial local taxes. “We are very excited about starting construction on the Hatchet Ridge Wind Farm,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. “We are here today to celebrate with the community. 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