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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • State aid sought for watermaster investigation
  • Utility discusses future rate increases
  • Lassen Community College honors Disability Awareness Month
  • Supervisors table Herlong property sale
  • Local resident wins Mini Miss California pageant

Federal funding applications will help two county roads

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 — Two applications will be submitted for the Federal Lands Access Program to receive funding for two proposed road projects in the county.

The proposed projects are improving the Paiute Lane Access Road and the Janesville Grade, which extends from Highway 395 to the Plumas County line.

The Moving Ahead for Progress 21st Century established the Federal Lands Access Program to improve transportation facilities providing access to federal lands, mainly for recreational purposes.

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District reviews, approves audit

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 — The Susanville School District Board of Trustees reviewed the 2013/2014 audit findings, which listed two significant deficiencies during the Wednesday, Jan. 21 meeting.

The two deficiencies found by the auditors were associated with student body funds at the school sites.

“What they had discovered was some of the purchases made with student body funds were for adult expenses … which are supposed to be for the benefits of students,” said district chief business official Michelle Brown.

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Authority will review grant application at special meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 — The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority board will meet at 4:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 27 to review a grant that will be submitted for funding for a swimming pool.

The meeting is a continuance from Tuesday, Jan. 20 where the board approved the minimum and maximum requests for grant funding offered through the Office of Grants and Local Services for park.

The grant will provide 50 percent matching funds not to exceed $2 million.

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Man arrested on charges of lewd acts with children

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 — Deputies arrested a Johnstonville man on multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts after deputies conducted an investigation into the allegations of on-going incidents earlier this month.

According to a press release from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Arik Baker, 45, was arrested on seven counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14, with the suspect being more than 10 years older than the victim.

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Supervisors hear some good news; Utility company will pay its portion of underground work

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

The Plumas Board of Supervisors meeting Jan. 13 opened with some good news — Frontier Communications will pay to underground its lines along the Highway 89 corridor in Greenville.

Public Works Director Bob Perreault made the announcement following a conference call with representatives from the company.

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