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Burn permits required May 1

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — Effective Friday, May 1, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit will require dooryard burning permits for residential burning within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties

Burning permits are required from May 1 to midnight June 30 for all residential burning on State Responsibility Area Lands.

Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact your local Air Pollution Control District by calling Lassen County — 257-2876 or 257-BURN; Modoc County — 233-6401 or 640-2900; Plumas County — Portola: 832-4528, Quincy: 283-3602, Greenville: 284-6520 and Chester: 258-2588.

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College students display art

Ceri Redman’s pencil drawing of a tiger will be on display, along with a wide variety of artwork at the Lassen College Annual Juried Student Art Show.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — The Lassen Community College art/design department will be hosting its annual juried student art show.

All artwork submitted will be displayed at the college starting Tuesday, April 28 to May 18, with some of the students’ artwork available to purchase.

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District completes plan for student achievement

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — Two documents pertaining to student achievement were submitted to the board of trustees for approval Wednesday, April 15, at the regular board meeting.

A plan of actions to raise the academic performance of all students at both Fletcher Walker Elementary and Westwood High School were completed. Both are required by federal and state law.

Each plan was designed from a comprehensive needs assessment that included an analysis of available data, such as test scores, surveys, classroom observations and an evaluation of the current instructional program.

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School plans energy-savings projects

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — Janesville Union Elementary School Board of Trustees posed questions regarding a master services agreement with SmartWatt Energy, Inc. before ultimately approving to get Proposition 39 funds at the Tuesday, April 21 meeting.

Prop 39 funds, under the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, allowed school districts to request funding by submitting an energy expenditure plan application, according to California Energy Commission website.

According to chief business official Susie Junette, under the proposition, the district should receive about $50,000 annually for five years.

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Supervisors fill vacant seat on RCD board

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — Due to her knowledge and “not having a dog in the fight,” Laurie Tippin was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Conservation District.

With her federal background and interest, Tippin told the Lassen County Board of Supervisors she brings a lot to the table and would be an affirmative influence on the board.

She was unanimously appointed on Tuesday, April 14 with board chair Bob Pyle absent from the discussion as he is a water user.

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