Upper Lake Press



Northshore Fire Protection District receives $80,000 donation from Habematolel Pomo, Running Creek Casino

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake and Running Creek Casino have donated $80,000 to the Northshore Fire Protection District. The check presentation was made at Running Creek Casino on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Northshore Fire Protection District services the entire Northshore, from the Lake and Mendocino County Line to the Lake and Colusa County line, about 42 miles along Highway 20. Read more here.



Casinos provide refuge during fires

Casinos sometimes get a bad rap. But during times of crisis, they can be places where people gather to take care of one another and offer support. That’s just what happened at the Twin Pine Casino & Hotel in September 2015, when the Valley Fire burned more than 75,000 acres in Lake County. The fire came within 200 yards of the casino, and it closed for a week. When flames subsided and the evacuation order was lifted, the casino’s event center became a Red Cross shelter. Read more here.



County to use donation for marketing

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake donated $25,000 to the county for general use. “This is all above and beyond the ongoing contribution they provide each year to the county to mitigate the impact of the casino area,” County Administrative Officer Carol Huchingson said. She added that the tribe in Upper Lake has been a great partner to the county government. In line with interests of the tribe, county officials expect to direct the funds toward marketing projects. Read more here.



Habematolel Pomo tribal leaders present donations to county, sheriff’s office

On Thursday, Sheriff Brian Martin, District 3 Supervisor Jim Steele and Undersheriff Chris Macedo received donations from the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe. The donations were $25,000 for the county of Lake and $25,000 for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Tribal Chair Sherry Treppa presented the donations in a meeting at Running Creek Casino and expressed the tribe’s gratitude for the professional and respectful working relationship it has experienced with the county and the sheriff’s office. Read more here.