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Spencer Mitchell holds his sleepy son, 2-year-old Broc, while atop his horse during the Red Bluff Round-Up on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Mitchell, of Orange Cove, and his partner, Cody Doescher of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, were the team roping 2019 Red Bluff champions.

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Snow paints a winter scene in February 2019 at the Sundial Bridge in Redding.

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Kaitlyn Shearer, left to right, William Shearer and Llewyn Connaughton show their excitement about balloons flying loose on May 17, 2019, during the Asphalt Cowboy's annual pancake breakfast on Market Street as part of Rodeo Week.

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Nearly 200 people gathered in downtown Redding for the city's annual celebration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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Demonstrators show their support for President Trump's push for a border wall on a drizzly Saturday in January in front of the Holiday Inn in Redding.

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Olivia Evirs, 11, displayed Girl Power at the 2019 Women's March in Redding.

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The Redding Civic Auditorium was filled with students from Bethel Church's School of Supernatural Ministry and guests during the 10th annual Festival of Cultures on Feb. 9, 2019.

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Anne Thomas, executive director of Shasta Living Streets, a Redding group that promotes downtown biking.

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A day-old snowman keeps watch on Lake Shasta at the Centimudi Boat Ramp on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

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Skyler Alford, left, and his sister, Madison, carry a shopping cart over the snow to their truck so they can load their groceries on Wednesday night, Feb. 13, 2019 in the Safeway parking lot in Anderson. A powerful winter storm dumped a foot of snow in the Northern California city. (Hung T. Vu/Special to the Record Searchlight)

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A layer of snow coats the outside marquee of Redding's Cascade Theatre in February.

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Twin View Boulevard near the I-5 turnoff after 13 inches of snow hit Redding in February.

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The Sundial Bridge was closed on a snowy day in February due to a slick walkway but it didn't stop one person from building a snowman in the distance.

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Snow blanketed trees Feb. 13 in the Redding area, causing many branches to snap and bring down power lines or block roads.

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A rubber ducky floats among tree branches that fell into Amaris Gemoya's backyard pool behind her Estate Street home during Redding's epic snowstorm.

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Enterprise beat Foothill 71-50 to win the Division III Northern Section championship at Shasta College on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Enterprise beat Foothill 71-50 to win the Division III Northern Section championship at Shasta College on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Flooding along Emerald Lane in south Redding on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

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Shasta County Superior Court Presiding Judge Dan Flynn, left, and Court Executive Officer Melissa Fowler-Bradley shovel ceremonial dirt on a Friday in February at the groundbreaking for the new county courthouse, which is being built across the street.

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A flooded orchard is seen on Feb. 14, 2019 along Highway 99 east of Red Bluff.

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Truck driver, William Shatner, tries to dig out the mud around the front wheel of his big rig on Feb. 14, 2019 after it got stuck in a flooded area along Highway 99 east of Reb Bluff.

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A tow truck driver helps a driver stuck along an onramp to Interstate 5 in Anderson on Feb. 13.

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Redding Christian's Austin Larson (24) drives to the basket against American Christian's Matteo Mancasola (20) during the Lions' 54-50 win in the Division VI Northern Section championship game at Shasta College on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Redding Christian's Andrew Nelson (34) goes up for the basket against American Christian's Matthew Edgar (32) and Elijah Nelson (3) during the Lions' 54-50 win in the Division VI Northern Section championship game at Shasta College on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Foothill's Josiah Hutt attempts a layup during Pleasant Valley's 43-41 win over the Cougars in the Division III Northern Section championship at Shasta College on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Shasta's Cade Corontzos looks to shoot under pressure from Enterprise's Jermaine Mondaine in a boys basketball game on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

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Red Bluff coaches shout directions to 113-pound wrestler AJ Strole at the Northern Section championships on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

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Oasis Road in north Redding was covered in hail on a Wednesday afternoon in March.

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A crew from the Sugar Pine Conservation Camp burns brush and tree limbs to create a defensible space at a city-owned greenbelt between El Capitan Drive and Regent Avenue in west Redding on Feb. 6, 2019.

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Shasta County resident Scott Rockemann’s truck went off a bridge Monday, March 9, 2019 into rain swollen Newtown Creek in north Redding.

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The Enterprise Hornets beat Cosumnes Oaks, 56-49, in the regional semifinals of the Division II state playoffs at Enterprise High on Saturday, March 2.

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The Enterprise Hornets beat Cosumnes Oaks, 56-49, in the regional semifinals of the Division II state playoffs at Enterprise High on Saturday, March 2.

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The hallways inside Shasta Dam are mostly empty of tourists going through tours of the dam. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam, suspended tours in March while the elevators in the dam were refurbished.

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The amount of water being released in March from Keswick Dam was at 30,000 cubic-feet per second. Water from Shasta Dam flows into Keswick Lake.

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St. Joseph School students place flowers at the base of the bell tower following a memorial service Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019 for brothers Melvin and Bennett Riffel. They were killed on Sunday in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. (Hung T. Vu/Special to the Record Searchlight)

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St. Joseph parishioners gather with family and friends of Melvin and Bennett Riffel for a memorial service on Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019 at the St. Joseph Church bell tower. The Riffel brothers were among 157 people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday.

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St. Joseph parishioners gather Tuesday, March 12, 2019 with family and friends of Melvin and Bennett Riffel for a memorial service on Tuesday morning at the St. Joseph Church bell tower. The Riffel brother were among 157 people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday.

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The debris pile from an avalanche in March at Mt. Shasta was taller than this truck and covered one lane of Road A10, according to the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center.

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California's Nyla Thitphaneth of Orland (right) defeats her Oregonian opponent at the ORCA Senior All-Star Duals at Simpson University on Saturday, March 9.

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Police in April blocked Oxford Road in east Redding where a gunman holed up before surrendering.

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Vocational nursing instructor Nancy Skaggs of Shasta College positions a baby manikin next to its simulated mother at the college's health sciences facility in downtown Redding.

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Kool April Nites' 2019 Friday Nite Cruise

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Kool April Nites' 2019 Friday Nite Cruise

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Devon Smith of Redding, right, holds his 20-month-old son Beckett while he chats with a driver before the Friday Nite Cruise gets underway on Hilltop Drive as part of the 2019 Kool April Nites classic car show.

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High school trap shooters practice at the Redding Gun Club on Sunday, March 24.

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High school trap shooters practice at the Redding Gun Club on Sunday, March 24.

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An Owa-Odori performer lets a child play the kane (small gong) on stage Saturday, April 27, 2019, during 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival at Sequoia Middle School in Redding.

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Awa-Odori dancers perform at the Cherry Blossom Festival at Sequoia Middle School in Redding on April 27, 2019.

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Devin Lavoie blows a giant bubble in April during the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival outside Redding City Hall.

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About 200 Redding-area students with disabilities gathered at Central Valley High School on a Thursday in April for the 10th annual Shasta County Sports Day.

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A smokejumper descends to earth during aerial firefighting training in May.

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The 2019 Boomtown Festival parade along Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake.

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The 2019 Boomtown Festival parade along Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake.

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Cody Kiser of Carson City, Nevada competes Friday, May 17, 2019 in the bareback riding event in the 71st annual Redding Rodeo. (Hung T. Vu/Special to the Record Searchlight)

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A Saturday night in May was a wet one for Redding Rodeo spectators.

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A member of the Red Bluff Junior Round-Up Royalty waves to spectators during the Redding Rodeo Parade in May. The entry won second place in the mounted group category.

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River Chatham, left, and sidekick Jeffrey Tucker get ready to ride in the Rodeo Parade in May in downtown Redding. The boys represented the CLR Equine Center in Anderson. River, 5, won first place in the working cowboy category followed by Jeffrey, 6, in second place.

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First responders were honored as the collective grand marshal of the 2019 Redding Rodeo Parade. Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke died in the Carr Fire on July 26, 2018.

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The Foothill High School Marching Band gets ready for the Redding Rodeo Parade in May. Foothill won first place in the high school bands category.

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Images from the May 2019 Redding Rodeo Parade.

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Memorial Day observed Monday, May 27, 2019, at Redding Memorial Park.

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Memorial Day observed Monday, May 27, 2019, at Redding Memorial Park.

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A storm cloud hovers over Redding on Friday, May 24, 2019 amid a tornado warning in parts of Shasta County.

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Rieve Reynolds took this photo of the funnel cloud on May 24, 2019, in Anderson.

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A Foothill High School student plays Taps at the 26th Annual Memorial Service in Redding in May.

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McHale Sign of Redding did the work on the new sign at the Americana Hotel in downtown Redding.

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The Lone Stranger and Sidekick pulled off a fake heist Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Golden Valley Bank on Hemsted Drive. The mock robbery is part of Rodeo Week and staged by the Asphalt Cowboys, who weren't able to catch the duo during the getaway.

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Asphalt Cowboy Fred Carelli serves a stack of flapjacks to a little pardner during the pancake breakfast as part of Rodeo Week in May.

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Thousands of people, many wearing cowboy hats, had breakfast in downtown Redding at the Asphalt Cowboys pancake feed on Friday, May 17, 2019.

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City workers and citizen volunteers hit the hillsides along Blazingwood Drive near the Country Heights subdivision to clear overgrown grass and brush in a defensible-space operation for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

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Shasta's Lilly MacMillan throws the discus at the NSCIF track and field finals hosted by West Valley on Friday, May 17, 2019.

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West Valley's Maddie Steele wins the 300-meter hurdles at the NSCIF track and field finals hosted by West Valley on Friday, May 17.

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Foothill's Jayden Gordon helps the Cougars win the 4x100 relay at the NSCIF track and field finals hosted by West Valley on Friday, May 17.

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Payton Fuller of West Valley poses with his gold medal after winning the discus at the NSCIF track and field finals hosted by West Valley on Friday, May 17.

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The starting gun of the boys 4x400 relay fires at the NSCIF track and field finals hosted by West Valley on Friday, May 17.

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A look at the Happy Valley Strawberry Festival from June 1, 2019.

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Commencement for 2019 graduates of University Preparatory School in Redding.

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Some 292 Foothill High School seniors graduated at Bill Johnson Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

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Shasta High School seniors attend commencement on June 6, 2019. However, graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 are up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Central Valley High School graduates wait Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by the entrance at the Redding Civic Auditorium for the start of the graduation ceremony. At Central Valley's 61st commencement, 116 seniors received their diplomas. (Hung T. Vu/Special to the Record Searchlight)

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Seniors in the Enterprise High School Choir perform "High School Musical" arranged by Roger Emerson during the graduation ceremony. At Enterprise High School's 63rd annual commencement on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 266 seniors received their diplomas. (Hung T. Vu/Special to the Record Searchlight)

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Anderson High School commencement day, Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

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Seniors at West Valley High School talk to friends and pose for photos before the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Wednesday, June 5.

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A logging truck spilled its load of logs from an overpass onto southbound Interstate 5 on a Tuesday morning in June about 30 miles north of Redding. One log landed in the bed of a man's pickup.

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Damilola Afolabi, left, shares a laugh with Ericka Jones at the Juneteenth celebration Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Lake Redding Park.

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Artist Brian Cavender creates a painting Friday, June 7, 2019, in front of Old City Hall as part of Artists on Market. The event takes place with various artists every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the artwork up for sale.

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North Team head coach Greg Grandell of West Valley talks to players on the sideline during the 2019 Lions All-Star Football 11-man game at Chico High on Saturday, June 22.

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Ramces Ortiz (54) of Corning celebrates a tackle with Tucker St. Andre of Lassen (40) during the 2019 Lions All-Star Football 11-man game at Chico High on Saturday, June 22.

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Tim Arrowsmith leads his pack of goats around the Red Bluff Municipal Airport on Wednesday, June 12.

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Hundreds of kayakers, rafters and paddleboarders met at Redding's Sundial Bridge on Saturday, June 15, for the third annual Sundial Splash.

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Harpist Candace LiVolsi talks with audience members during her performance at the Shasta District Fair on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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Scenes from the Shasta District Fair on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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Dan Madrid of Shingletown runs the Signarama Firecracker 5K on July 4, 2019, in Redding.

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A hawk chick is seen in an eagle nest in June in Shasta County. Local bird watchers said a pair of bald eagles are raising the hawk.

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Foothill 4-H volunteer Robbie Lindsey serves food during the 4-H/FFA barbecue at Anderson Explodes! on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

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North State residents enjoyed fireworks and food on the eve of July Fourth at the 2019 edition of Anderson Explodes, held at the Shasta District Fairgrounds on July 3, 2019.

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North State residents enjoyed fireworks and food on the eve of July Fourth at the 2019 edition of Anderson Explodes, held at the Shasta District Fairgrounds on July 3, 2019.

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Fire officials work to put out the Horse Fire in Happy Valley on Friday, July 12, 2019. The fire started near the 16600 block of Blue Horse Road and burned about 30 acres.

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Amber Bush, left, with her husband, Scott, and their daughter, Emma, are pictured on Monday, July 22, 2019 in the empty lot where their house once stood. The Bush family lost their home at 1392 Ridge Drive after the Carr Fire swept through parts of Redding's Mary Lake neighborhood last July. They are now in the process of rebuilding.

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Jim Dowling and his wife, Donna, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 visit their property in Shasta as it gets rebuilt after the Carr Fire in 2018.

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Randy Ledbetter, Sr. , left, listens to his wife, Patti, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 recount how they escaped the Carr Fire in 2018. The Ledbetter family was inside their unfinished house at 16974 Catalina Way in Lake Keswick Estates. The house will be done and ready for them to move in in September. With them is their grandson, Ivan.

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Tom and Sue Taylor, pictured on July 20, 2019, at their newly-rebuilt home in Redding's Salt Creek subdivision. They were building their home a year ago, when the Carr Fire struck and burned it up.

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Small American flags are seen Saturday, July 20, 2019, atop new fence posts at 11308 Iron Mountain Road in the town of Keswick. Carr Fire survivors are rebuilding their homes after the fire devastated the community in 2018.

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A few houses seen Saturday, July 20, 2019 are under construction on Coggins Street in the Land Park subdivision in Redding.

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Newly-rebuilt houses are seen Saturday, July 20, 2019 on Americana Way and Spinnaker Drive in the River Ridge Terrace subdivision in Redding.

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The giant U.S. flag off Bechelli Lane is lowered to half-staff Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, as a tribute to fallen California Highway Patrol officer Andre Moye Jr. when a motorist he pulled over grabbed a rifle and opened fire during a traffic stop.

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Jonathan Jones, 7, poses as his parents take a first-day-of-school photo in front of Turtle Bay School in Redding on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

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A monitor at Turtle Bay School stops a line of cars so students can cross on the first day of class on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

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A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighter checks the side of Dersch Road near Millville where the Cottage Fires burned Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, 2019.

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Laney Cooper, right, plays a ball-pong game as Caiti Stewart looks on during the Beerlympics on Saturday evening, Aug. 17, 2019, at the Redding Rodeo Grounds.

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A Redding man named Reiss rescues two dogs from his girlfriend's mother's house in Jones Valley during the Mountain Fire on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.

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Jerry Kirk (left), a member of the Cowboy 911 organization that works to rescue animals in emergency situations, speaks with Shasta County sheriff's deputies at Shasta College in response to the Mountain Fire on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.

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Air tankers on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 hit this field with a good drop of retardant on the Mountain Fire.

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A jet airplane drops retardant on the Mountain Fire Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in the area of Trail Creek in Jones Valley.

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Foothill High School football player Tim Moore gets a refreshing drink of water in August during a team practice under the sun last week in Palo Cedro.

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The sun sets through smoke clouds from the Red Bank Fire west of Red Bluff on Sept. 5, 2019.

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The Bumpass Hell basin is the largest hydrothermal area in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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A bucket tethered to a helicopter drops water on the China Gulch fire south of Redding on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

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A Redding police officer explains the department's drone setup at the Redding Safety Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

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Redding police K-9 Otto participates in an attack demonstration with his officer handler at the Redding Safety Fair at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

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Deputy Dustin Maria and animal regulation officer Amanda Wentz pose with Dino the Sulcata tortoise. The officers helped return Dino to his enclosure after he escaped on a Tuesday in September in Red Bluff.

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The 10th annual Redding Pride Festival andMarch kicked off on a Saturday morning in September from Redding City Hall.

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Linda and Gary Beauchamp of the Patriot Guard Riders hold flags as part of the Patriot Day Sunrise Ceremony under the giant U.S. flag on North Bechelli Lane in Redding on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

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U.S. Navy submarine veterans Jim Gibson, left, and Norman Hosking salute during the Patriot Day Sunrise Ceremony held beneath the giant American flag on North Bechelli Lane in Redding on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

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The West Valley Eagles defeated the Enterprise Hornets 42-28 on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

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Central Valley football player Jairo Muñoz at a post-game talk with other players following their game against West Valley on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

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West Valley defeats Central Valley in the Valley Bowl on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

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West Valley defeats Central Valley in the Valley Bowl on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

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Shasta edges PV 21-20 in electrifying homecoming victory in October.

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Shasta edges PV 21-20 in electrifying homecoming victory in October.

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Richard Harris, West Valley High School's strength and conditioning coach, talks about his approach in working with the Eagles football team on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Chance Arnold, an 8-year-old Redding boy who lives with a chronic lung disease, admires one of his Dora the Explorer DVDs on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

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The 2019 Redding Rancheria Stillwater Pow Wow at the Shasta District Fair grounds on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

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The 2019 Redding Rancheria Stillwater Pow Wow at the Shasta District Fair grounds on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

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Tim Haley of Cottonwood grabs a pack of bottled water as there were no more gallon jugs at Walmart in Anderson during the PG&E blackout on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, right, pays for breakfast at the Black Bear Diner in Redding with restaurant general manager Tim Thurman behind the register in October 2019. Bosenko lost PG&E power during the recent outage but had a small generator to keep his refrigerator and freezer running at his home outside Redding.

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Cole Shepard rides his scooter at the skateboard park in Anderson's Volonte Park during the PG&E outage on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Cole, 11, got a ride to the park with three of his buddies on a day when many North State students had to put down their video games due to the power shutoff.

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Traffic was delayed on Interstate 5 Sunday morning because of an overturned big rig near the Smith Road overpass in South Redding, on Oct. 13, 2019.

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The Anderson-West Valley game Friday night, Oct. 11, 2019, also was the Cottonwood school's homecoming.

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The Anderson-West Valley game Friday night, Oct. 11, 2019, also was the Cottonwood school's homecoming.

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The West Valley Eagles prevailed over the Anderson Cubs 60-29 on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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The West Valley Eagles prevailed over the Anderson Cubs 60-29 on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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Volunteers hand out breast cancer awareness bags in front of the Post Office on Churn Creek Road in Redding on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. All told, about 40,000 bags were distributed across the North State on Think Pink Day.

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Shasta's Bladen Stankey holds the River Bowl trophy after the Wolves beat the Enterprise Hornets 38-26 on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

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Haze from a smoke-bomb firework drifts past Enterprise players as they warm up for the River Bowl on Oct. 25, 2019. Shasta beat Enterprise 38-26 in the annual rivalry game.

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Shasta beats Enterprise 38-26 in the annual River Bowl on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

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Shasta beats Enterprise 38-26 in the annual River Bowl on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

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Ryan O'Callaghan watches from the stands theannual River Bowl on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

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Enterprise's Jahari Johnson catches a pass in the first half of the River Bowl on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Shasta beat Enterprise 38-26 to win the annual rivalry game.

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Connie Blanc, owner of Anderson Florist & Gifts, was open and taking orders Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, thanks to a generator she brought in a pickup outside her front door during the PG&E power outage.

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Susan Smith and Suzanne Felion, both of Anderson, got phone chargers at the community resource center in Anderson on a Sunday in October during power shutoffs.

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Simpson swimmer Tom Higdon (foreground) dives into the water with teammates Matthew Mendoza, Logan Friesen and Pablo Perez Ortega at the Shasta Family YMCA in November 2019.

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Shasta's James Weaver following a touchdown run against Foothill on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Shasta beat Foothill 50-21 to win the Shasta Union High School District trophy.

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The Shasta Wolves beat the Foothill Cougars 50-21 on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, to win the new SUHSD football trophy.

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The Shasta Wolves beat the Foothill Cougars 50-21 on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, to win the new SUHSD football trophy.

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Teacher Sommer Powers collects U.S. flags from students after they celebrated veterans with a Walk of Honor at West Cottonwood Jr. High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

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The student choir at West Cottonwood Jr. High School sang "Hallelujah" to about 40 veterans who attended "Take a Veteran to Lunch Day" on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

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U-Prep's Damon Uribe tries to break away from East Nicolaus' Zack Scoggins in the 2nd quarter of their game in November.

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U-Prep's Kalani Cheeseman (66) breaks through the banner and on to the field on a Friday night in November to face East Nicolaus.

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Students in November salute veterans on the Grand Oaks Elementary School float.

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Foothill volleyball players celebrate after winning the Division III champion title on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Red Bluff. Foothill won over Shasta 25-19, 25-21 and 25-9.

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U-Prep players celebrate after winning the Northern Section Division IV champion title Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Red Bluff. The Panthers defeated West Valley 25-12, 25-13, 25-15 to claim the section championship.

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A bouquet of 85 roses rests at the Paradise Triangle downtown Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2019 in remembrance of the victims of the Camp Fire. The town held a one-year commemoration of the deadly blaze.

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Bricks from homes burned in the Camp Fire were used to create a memorial next to the Magalia Community Church. The memorial was unveiled to the public on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, the one-year anniversary of the blaze.

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The public gets its first look at the Ridge Key Phoenix sculpture that consists of keys donated by Camp Fire victims. The artwork was revealed in Paradise on the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire.

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Ryan Brinkman, left to right, Lisa Cervantes and Nevaeh Chubb have a meal from the Camp Fire BBQ food truck on Skyway near Wagstaff Road in Paradise on the day the town commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire.

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Mike Greer, center, president of the Board of Trustees for the Paradise Unified School District, wipes away a tear as townspeople remembered the 85 people who died in the Camp Fire with 85 seconds of silence on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Paradise.

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Maranatha Volunteers International work on building storage sheds for victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise near where the Paradise Adventist Church once stood.

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Bicyclists take a fall ride along the Sacramento River Trail on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, near where the Caldwell Park expansion project is planned.

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Lynsi Snyder, the owner and heiress of the In-N-Out Burger chain, poses with employees at Redding's second restaurant location at its opening on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

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The West Valley football team says a prayer prior to its playoff game against Wheatland on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at a rock memorial that honors former Eagles players Jesse Brown and No. 8 Tyson Wacker.

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The West Valley Eagles defeated the Wheatland Pirates 40-0 in the CIF Northern Section Division III playoffs' first round at The Pasture.

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Cillian Braswell, 7, of Red Bluff scoots ahead of his 4-year-old brother, Sawyer, and dad Joseph on a dry, breezy day in the mid-60s on the Sundial Bridge in Redding on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

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Lemonade stands are typically a summer sight in Redding, but two high school students found a recent abnormally warm November day fitting for lemonade sales outside the Starbucks on Lake Boulevard in Redding.

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Daniel Lindberg works on the mural he painted next to The Tropics in south Redding.

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Led by motorcyclists, Anderson Sikhs prepare to turn onto North Street, the main stretch of their annual parade in honor of the religion's founder's birth. This year was a special anniversary, the 550th year since his birth.

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The West Valley Eagles lost their semifinal playoff game 28-13 to the Paradise Bobcats on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

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The West Valley Eagles lost their semifinal playoff game 28-13 to the Paradise Bobcats on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

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A West Valley player lifts team fan Aidan Nail during a recent Eagles team practice. Aidan was a fixture at West Valley games this season and the players know him by name.

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Record Searchlight journalists, from left to right, Jessica Skropanic, Alayna Shulman, Matt Brannon, David Benda, Damon Arthur, Michele Chandler and Mike Chapman pose during a hailstorm outside the newsroom on Nov. 26, 2019.

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Snow swirls around a reindeer sculpture in the Mt. Shasta Mall parking lot in Redding on Tuesday night, Nov. 26, 2019.

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California Highway Patrol officer Fred Lazo directs traffic in Mountain Gate north of Redding during the snow closure of Interstate 5 on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.

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Truck driver Walter Webster of LA writes in the snow, “I woke up hustling” as he waits on the I-5 Pine Grove offramp trying to get to Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. He’s been stuck since Tuesday night.

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A snowy scene on Mount Shasta Boulevard on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.

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Perhaps this runner is fleeing from the oven? A costumed jogger participates in the 2019 Turkey Trot. For Thanksgiving 2021, a Turkey Chase will be held while the traditional Turkey Trot will be virtual.

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Traffic flows south on Interstate 5 Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2019.

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A snow plow gets ready to clear Gilman Road north of Redding on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.

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A member of the Enterprise High School marching band plays during the Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

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The 2019 Lighted Christmas Parade dazzled parade-goers in downtown Redding on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

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Shasta County officials are worried about the safety of Misselbeck Dam about 17 miles west of Redding, but state officials disagree.

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A view of Strawberry Fields in November 2019 just south of Redding where the Redding Rancheria wants to build a new casino alongside Interstate 5.

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A fall scene along West Miner Street in Yreka's historic district. Downtown restaurants remain open and seem to be handlingthe same number of diners they attracted before the Rain Rock Casino opened in April 2018.

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Gayle Adelman, right, helps a woman put her donated gifts by the Christmas Tree in inside Everything Medical on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

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Gale Burch-Gunn of Cottonwood shows her support for President Trump along with others against impeachment on the Cypress Avenue bridge in Redding on Tuesday night, Dec. 17, 2019.

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Supporters of impeaching President Trump hold lighted letters that spell impeach outside Redding City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.

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A Blue Santa from the Redding Police Department made some rounds Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, to give gifts to children.

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A SWAT team fires tear gas into a Redding home during a seven-hour standoff with a Redding man.

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The Wild Horse Sanctuary is home to about 300 horses that live on 5,000 acres near Shingletown.

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Ted Blankenheim and the Youth and Family Programs Foster Family Agency distributed Christmas bikes to kids at Redding Fire Hall No. 2 on Placer Street on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2019.

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Smoke from the Red Bank Fire that burned west of Red Bluff in September creates a dramatic sunset.

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