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Shaffer library receives book donation

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A donation of "western" books was made to the Lassen Library. Landon French, back row left, Jessica Walsh, Melanie Ernaga, Kristen Skillen, Cali Johnson and Royce Waltman, front.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 — A donation of books to the Shaffer Elementary School Library has been made through the Will James Society Book Gifting Program. It is the mission of the Will James Society to provide books written and illustrated by James in the western genre for readers of all ages to enjoy stories of the real cowboy life. The society donates books to schools and libraries throughout the United States and Canada.

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Sanitary board decides against solar

Saturday, March 21, 2015 — The Susanville Sanitary District Board has decided to hold off on exploring solar energy options.

During the Tuesday, March 10 meeting, general manager Randy O’Hern presented some solar proposal options.

According to O’Hern, they were looking into solar options to try and offset the large electric cost to run the plant.

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Discover the Modoc Line Rail Trail

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Students will have the opportunity to hike, observe wildlife and provide trail maintenance in Snowstorm Canyon.

Friday, March 20, 2015 — Students in Lassen County from seventh to 12th grade are invited to participate in the Modoc Line Rail Trail Service Project from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The project, hosted by the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative, will be led by Amy Holmen, land manager for Lassen Land and Trails Trust. Activities will include hiking, wildlife observation and providing trail maintenance in Snowstorm Canyon. Youth will also have opportunities to learn about the historical aspects of the Modoc Line (including a view of the 1968 train wreck) and the columnar basalt cliffs that rise above the trail.

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High school district issues layoff notices

Friday, March 20, 2015 — Every year, schools in California must examine and determine if layoffs are needed prior to March 15, or all teaching staff may retain their jobs despite a district’s budget.

Nine layoff notices will be sent to teachers in the Lassen Union High School District.

Layoffs may be for a complete elimination of services, such as the three full-time teachers, or a reduction of services in instances where there are not enough students to fill one class.

According to McCabe, Lassen layoffs amount to approximately $472,000.

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Big Valley plans for sober grad

Friday, March 20, 2015 — The Sober Grad Committee for the Big Valley High School class of 2015 would like to familiarize the community with the program and introduce some of the committee members.

The purpose of the Sober Grad night is to provide a safe environment for all of the Big Valley students to celebrate with the seniors on one of the most important nights of their lives. To accomplish this goal it is asking for donations and would greatly appreciate anything that could be given. It values and appreciates the support of the intermountain area businesses and residents.

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