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Monday, April 20, 2015
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Director selected for vacant board seat

Cory Rickert, right, assistant manager of the Westwood Community Services District, explains the mapping project during the April 6 meeting of the board of directors. Pictured are director Elta Silva, left, director David Escobar Jr, director Rob Compton, director Sheri Binswanger, Susan Coffi, district secretary, Lassen County Superintendent Bob Pyle, Randy Buchanan, district general manager, and Forest Duerksen, fire chief for the Westwood Fire Department.WCSD

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — David Escobar Jr. was seated on the board of directors for the Westwood Community Services District on Monday, April 6. He was appointed to fill the seat held by Krissy House who resigned from the board at the March meeting after renting her home and moving.

Escobar is not new to the role of director, having previously served an elected term and also a partial term by appointment. He was the only applicant to fill House’s seat on the board. The other directors on the board are Elta Silva, president, Sheri Binswanger, Rob Compton and Mary Hasselwander.

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Local resident publishes first novel

Wednesday, April 15, 2105 — A local mother of six followed her interest and recently published her first novel.

Robbin Peterson, of Janesville, recently had her first book, “Going Home,” published by Covenant, Inc. and it is now hitting bookstore shelves.

Peterson majored in literature at Utah State University, and always was interested in books and writing, but did not become serious in the process until about six years ago.

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Susanville Indian Rancheria works to save languages

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With the help of a grant, the Susanville Indian Rancheria brought in the organization Where Are Your Keys to help accelerate the learning and teaching process of the Maidu language through games and activities.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — The Susanville Indian Rancheria is working to continue teaching and learning the languages of the local tribes through accelerated learning programs, texts, dictionaries and immersion camps.

A three-year Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance grant from the Administration for Native Americans combined with funds from the Susanville Indian Rancheria allowed organizers to collect text, recordings and other items for the Maidu language.

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Supes approve Herlong land sale agreement

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — Property surrounding Amadee Airfield will possibly soon be in the hands of the private sector.

In a 3 to 2 vote, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved the sale of surplus county property and a purchase and sale agreement to Herlong Surplus Properties, Llc.

Escrow is now open at Chicago Title, according to county administrative officer Richard Egan.

A California Environmental Quality Act exemption will also be filed with the Lassen County Clerk/Recorder’s office.

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Arts Council hosts high school show

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Art from Lassen High and Herlong High School students is on display at the Lassen County Arts Council this month. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, April 14.
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