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Vegetation fire burns on Richmond Road

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Fire consumes grass along Richmond Road, across the street from the Assembly of God Church. Flames also burned on the on the other side of the road.richfire.gif

 Update: The fire on Richmond Road near Susanville Assembly of God burned 42 acres and the cause is under investigation.

Another fire is also burning near Ravendale and started at approximately 2:20 p.m. today, Monday, Aug. 3. The blaze has consumed approximately1,500 acres and is burning sagebrush, grass and in sage grouse habitat.

Two dozers, three crews, five engines, multiple fixed wings and helicopters have assisted with the firefighting efforts today.

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 — Traffic control is in place on Richmond Road near Diamond View School due to a vegetation fire burning on both sides of the road near the Assembly of God Church Monday, Aug. 3. Structures are nearby the fire. A reporter is on scene and more information will be posted as it becomes available. Photo submitted 

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County celebrates breastfeeding week

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 —Breastfeeding is organized and promoted worldwide by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. During the first week in August in almost every country worldwide, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated.
    The theme for this year’s celebration is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work.” The alliance aims to empower and support all women globally, in combining work, whether formal or informal, with child rearing practices, particularly breastfeeding.
    In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the local Women, Infants and Children program hosts two open houses at its office, located at 1410 Chestnut St. in Susanville. The first will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 5 and the second from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday Aug. 7.

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Caltrans paving project to begin on Highway 395

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 — The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans District 2, along with contractor Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc., will begin paving operations on Highway 395 in Lassen County between the towns of Doyle and Milford on Monday, Aug. 10.

One-way traffic control, with a pilot car and flaggers, will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday from Willow Ranch Creek Bridge in Doyle to 2.9 miles south of Milford Grade Road. Rumble strips will also be in place near the traffic control signs to alert motorists of the construction work ahead. Expected delays will be about 15 minutes. Paving should be completed by the end of September.

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Possible area scam alert

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 — The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce has received several phone calls from local businesses that have been called by an advertising agency which says it is working with the chamber.

Be aware the chamber is not working with an advertising agency at this time. In the future, the chamber will notify all members either though the monthly newsletter or via email when working on a project.

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Cuts still needed for deficit spending

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 — 2015-2016 budget recently passed by the board of trustees shows the Westwood Unified School District to be in good standing, said Courtney Russell, assistant business manager.
    “We are able to make all our expenditures,” she said.
    While there is currently carryover that places the school district above the amount of funds it is allowed to have in reserve, the district continues to deficit spend. While the extra funds help to cover current costs that exceed revenues, they are finite.

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