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Conservation district terminates deputy watermaster, sets special meeting for Monday, March 2

Thursday, Feb. 26 — The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District voted 3-1 to terminate Jeff White, its deputy watermaster, at its Wednesday, Feb. 25 meeting. Chair Jesse Claypool and directors Wayne Langston and Shaun Giese voted aye, and director Larry Cabodi voted no. For the complete story, see the Tuesday, March 3 issue of the Lassen County Times.

The district scheduled a special meeting at 2 p.m. Monday, March 2 to consider hiring an interim deputy watermaster at the USDA Service Center, 170 Russell Ave., Suite C, in Susanville.

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Writer's workshop to be held Sunday in Janesville

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 — Local author Dianna Henning and the Thompson Peak Writers host a writer’s workshop at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at 709-100 Pine St. in Janesville. The free workshop is open to anyone who would like to improve his or her writing skills. For more information, call 253-3303. 

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California Conservation Corps visits Lassen County

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 — On Feb. 11, young people in Lassen County were invited to attend a California Conservation Corps Recruitment Event hosted by the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative. Guest presenters Jared Fautt, the corp’s Zone 1 recruiter, and colleague Sterling Guijar discussed the benefits of involvement in the corp for young people, ages 18 to 25.

The presenters discussed the multitude of benefits available to California Conservation Corps participants from paid, job-specific, specialized training and work experience to scholarships and assistance starting a career pathway. If you missed the event and would like more information about the corp, brochures and contact information are available at the Lassen Land and Trails Trust’s offices, located in the historic Susanville railroad depot or you can visit the corps webpage, ccc.ca.gov.

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Supes begin airfield property negotiations

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 — Herlong Surplus Properties Resources is set to acquire more land in South County after being awarded a request for proposal for property surrounding Amedee Airfield.

The supervisors directed staff to start negotiations with HSP Resources, formed by Hal Hays, Mike Smith and Steve Pezzullo, for the transfer of the property.

The decision was made in a 3-to-2 vote during a Tuesday, Feb. 17 meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.

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Eagle Lake residents without power for nearly a week

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Tangled lines and broken cross-arms left the residents of North Pine Street without power for nearly three days. For more photos, see the Feb. 24, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 — While most Susanville residents were without power for about eight hours following the Friday, Feb. 6 windstorm that hit the West Coast’s electrical grid hard, residents of the Eagle Lake area spent five days without electricity.

According to the Lassen Municipal Utility District, “The epic storm wreaked havoc on LMUD’s electric system as well as the Pacific Gas and Electric lines that feed our system. By 9 a.m. we had a system-wide outage. Downed trees, twisted power lines and poles snapped in two littered Lassen and Plumas counties. PG&E lost power to hundreds of thousands of customers and in turn, LMUD was literally in the dark.”

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