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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Supervisors pass medical marijuana ordinance
  • Junior Fishing Derby results
  • High school play celebrates the Bard
  • Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District responds to state
  • College baseball team wins final home game

Second defendant in McElrath case sentenced

Friday, March 20 — Robin Glen James, the second defendant held to answer for the premeditated murder of off-duty police officer Robert McElrath was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison on Friday, March 20. 

The victim’s family, friends and law enforcement colleagues filled the courtroom — thick with emotion, as family members shared about the impact the loss and “senseless act” has had on them.                 

See the Tuesday, March 24 issue of the Lassen County Times for the complete story. 

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College continues repayment plan

Monday, March 23, 2015 — The Lassen Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to continue on their current repayment plan.

At the Tuesday, March 10 meeting, superintendent/ president Dr. Marlon Hall presented the board with the option to have a lower annual payment for the existing resolution agreement with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, which started when the college was in violation.

“It’s a huge financial burden on the district,” said Hall.

In December, the board authorized college administration to enter negotiations to try and lower the $162,047 annual payment, with hopes the funds left over each year could be put toward improving the infrastructure on campus.

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Attendees enjoy A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine

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The annual A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine draws a crowd to the Elks Lodge, Friday, March 6.
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Commission approves wayfinding document

Monday, March 23, 2015 — The Lassen County Transportation Commission reviewed the vehicular wayfinding project plan during its Monday, March 9 meeting.

A wayfinding plan uses signs, maps and other methods to point out attractions and directions.

The commissioners approved the plan, which will now go to the city council.

The plan, which was first discussed in the summer of 2014, was originally intended to de-clutter the signs on Main Street and point out key attractions. Now, the project is seen as more of a community-branding project.

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Post-secondary readiness program

Sunday, March 22, 2015 — Lassen High School counselors have implemented a new one-stop spot for students to discover their personal skills, career interests and college options.

Naviance, a web-based program, offers students and their families a college and career readiness platform for connecting with academic achievement and post-secondary plans. It has been implemented in other areas including Tahoe, Shasta County and Hollywood.

The program, according to Lassen High School Guidance Counselor Micah Freeman, puts the district ahead of others.

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