Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 — Lassen County’s Board of Supervisors never intended to sell Building 170 in Herlong — the building that houses the chapel, the Family Resource Center and the county-run One Stop — when it issued a request for proposal to sell most of the excess property in the Herlong town center it had received from the U.S. Army a decade or so ago. The board said it intended to keep that building for county use. The board also intended to retain the site of a cell phone tower that generated income through a long-term lease.
The county has already disposed of other properties in the area — the Gas Light Deli property was sold, the Veterans of Foreign Wars received the building it had occupied for many years as well as the adjacent tennis courts, the theatre building was donated to the local school district and some property along the road leading to Sierra Army Depot was transferred to the local utility district.
Nov. 12, 2013 — The Joint Powers Agreement between the city and the county took a huge leap forward last Wednesday when the Susanville City Council adopted the JPA and directed staff to include funding in the city’s mid-year budget.
In recent weeks city and county staff worked to hammer out the details of the agreement to create the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority. The purpose of the authority, according to the JPA, is to “plan, finance, implement, manage, own and operate a multi-jurisdictional recreation system and swimming pool.”
The JPA board will be comprised of two representatives from the city and two from the county as well as an appointed fifth independent representative from the community who will serve a four-year term.
Nov. 12, 2013 — Better get ready — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day are right around the corner. I know that seems impossible, but it’s true. Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is only 16 days away. And it’s only 43 days until Christmas. Yikes-o-mighty!
It always seems as though it takes me a little longer than most people to get in the holiday mood. I don’t know why I’m such a procrastinator, but I put things off and put things off and before I know it, the big day has finally arrived, and I’m not quite ready.
It’s not that I’m a big humbug sort of guy, I just always think I have more time than I do. Yep, so I’ll probably be out there with the rest of you last-minute shoppers crowding up the aisles, hurriedly pawing through all the remaining merchandize looking for that one perfect gift.
Nov. 5, 2013 — Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most common disabilities that occur in the veteran population. Hearing loss is fairly self-explanatory in it is the loss of the ability to hear sounds. Tinnitus can be a ringing, buzzing, crackling or humming sound in your ears. Both of these conditions affect the person’s ability to hear sounds and speech in particular.
There are three types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss and mixed hearing loss.
Conductive hearing loss is caused by damage to the outer or middle ear and usually can be repaired or will heal over time. It is usually caused by temporary factors, including illnesses or some medications used to treat other conditions, and does not usually result in total hearing loss.
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