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Equine partners saddle up to help protect California's natural resources

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 — Wildlife officers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are turning to an age-old enforcement tool — the horse — to help protect California's natural resources.

While there is no formal mounted patrol unit, some wildlife officers are using their own personal horses for routine patrol in the backcountry. Much like canine partners, horses can see, hear and go places faster and quieter than modern technology. Covering up to 20 miles a day, equine patrols can show up where you least expect them, even in the most adverse conditions.

Commission extends CSD deadline to apply

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 — Sometimes the will of the people cuts both ways simultaneously.

Case in point: A majority of voters in the Big Valley area that spans Lassen and Modoc county voted to approve Measure X, a proposal that creates a special district to bring back ambulance service to the area. In the same election, a second ballot measure, Measure Y, a proposal to provide the funding to finance the newly formed district, failed.

Measure X passed with a 61 percent yes vote in Lassen County and a 58 percent yes vote in Modoc County, forming the special district. But

Lassen College to negotiate repayment plan

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 — Though the Lassen Community College administration hoped the annual resolution agreement payment would be completely forgiven, there is a deal in the works potentially allowing the institution to free up some money.

At the Tuesday, Dec. 9 board of trustees meeting, Lassen community college superintendent/president Dr. Marlon Hall said the school had been conversing with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office regarding the annual $162,047 resolution agreement payment. The school hoped the total sum could be forgiven so the school could improve buildings on campus.

Website now contains links to Caltrans web cameras

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 — The Lassen County Times is pleased to announce a new addition to our website — a link to Caltrans’ web cameras.

By clicking on the blue bar at the left that reads Caltrans traffic web cameras, visitors to our website can now access the new link and the real time information it provides.

Burning on Hat Creek Ranger District

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 — The Hat Creek Ranger Districtof the Lassen National Forest is planning on burning piles in the Old Station area, starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Dec. 18.About 31 acres in two sites is planned for burning.

Burning will take place during four days, with smoke visible during the time of burning.

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