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Highway crash injures three

Monday, April 13, 2015 — A Martinez, California man and two women from Coos Bay, Oregon were injured in a head-on collision on Highway 395 north of Laver Crossing about 6:22 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

George Driscoll, 56, of Martinez, suffered major injuries including a torn heart muscle, fractures and contusions when his 2008 Lexus collided with a 2002 Nissan driven by Roxanne Steward, 50, of Coos Bay. Steward suffered major injuries including possible fractures, contusions and pain. Her passenger, Teka Brown, 25, of Coos Bay, suffered moderate injuries including an abraded knee, a contused torso and pain.

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Board members sought

Monday, April 13, 2015 — The Lassen County Arts Council needs board members and volunteers.

According to a story in its April newsletter, there are six vacancies on the arts council’s board of directors, and the nonprofit organization actively seeks interested candidates to fill those seats.

Board members and volunteers need not be artists or musicians, but they should have a passion for the arts. Board members will attend meetings, participate in events, serve on committees, take special assignments, promote the LCAC within the community and contribute to fundraising efforts through sales, promotion and volunteering, according to the newsletter.

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Engineering contract approved

Sunday, April 12, 2015 — The Roop’s Fort roof restoration project now has an engineer. At its Wednesday, April 1 meeting, the Susanville City Council approved a donation of $5,000 from the Parks Mitigation Fund to the Lassen Historical Society to fund the engineering work by NST Engineering.

According to the staff report, NST will perform a field inspection and report on the existing condition of the structure, prepare structural details and drawings as well as field inspections. A local contractor will oversee the work with volunteers from the Lassen Historical Society and the Sunrise Rotary.

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Bizz Johnson Extension meeting

Sunday, April 12, 2015 — Your ideas are needed. Go to surveymonkey.com/s/CPRYNCD and complete the survey for the development of the Bizz Extension by Wednesday, April 8. It’s your trail and historic depot and your ideas are important to the trail’s development and to how this property serves this community.

The National Park Service’s Rivers, Conservation and Trails team will be in Susanville on April 24 and 25 to assist the community in developing and refining plans for the development of the new property and integrating it, the depot and the Bizz Johnson trailhead.

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Students participate in 2015 Literature Jamboree

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Authors, David Michael Slater, Eric Ode and Sylvia Branzei spoke at the 2015 Literature Jamboree. For more photos, read the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 — Lassen County students spent a day participating in a vast array of activities during the seventh annual Literature Jamboree, which this year had the theme The World is Your Canvas.

On March 26, 268 students from throughout the county participated in the event at Diamond View Middle School. In order to participate in the event, each student had to submit one narrative, expository or poetry example. However, each participant could submit up to two pieces, including illustrations or digital photography. There were 381 entries in total, according to Sophia Wages, a Lit Jam director. Enteries had to be theme-based.

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