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Museum receives artifact donations

Saturday, June 20, 2015 — The Westwood Museum received a collection of arrowheads and beads from the estate of Linda Gwynn, which is now displayed in the exhibit depicting the history of Native Americans in the region.
    Sheri Binswanger reported the donation during the meeting of the board of directors for Westwood Museum Inc. on Tuesday, June 9. She also reported the museum had received three new memberships as support for the nonprofit continues to grow.
    Treasurer Paula Dante reported the bank balance at $8,181.52 with most of the June invoices paid. At the May meeting the board finalized a budget, calculating annual expenses at $6,800, which includes rent, utilities, the alarm system and insurance. The board’s goal is to make sure they always have funds to cover operating costs. To meet this goal several fundraising events have been scheduled throughout the year.

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Fire officials gear up for 2015 fire season

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The veiw from Pegleg Lookout helps local rangers spot fires.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 — Local firefighting agencies are gearing up for a potentially busy summer wildfire season, as drought continues to impact the forests and high desert rangelands of northeast California and northwest Nevada.
    Working under coordination of the Susanville Interagency Fire Center, cooperating agencies will be pooling resources and employing an aggressive initial attack strategy utilizing ground and air resources, including fire engines, hotshot crews, helicopter-based crews and smokejumpers, among others.  Air tankers and helicopters will be used as needed.

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Man arrested after car chase

Thursday, June 18 — Deputies with the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 21-year-old man after he lead them on a car chase that started in Leavitt Lake and ended in Susanville.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, in the evening of Wednesday, June 17, deputies contacted two individuals near the Leavitt Lake market to investigate the possible theft from a vehicle parked near the store.

One of the subjects, identified as Cory Cutler, 21, allegedly refused to comply with deputies’ directions, got into a small sedan and fled the scene.

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Lassen college receives inmate education grant

Friday, June 19, 2015 — Lassen Community College received a grant to help aid in the education of local inmates. During the Tuesday, June 9 board of trustees meeting, superintendent/ president Dr. Marlon Hall informed the board of the institution being one of the four California community colleges to received the Inmate Education Pilot Program grant.  
    According to Hall’s president report, “this project funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and developed and implemented by Lassen Community College will improve High Desert State Prison inmates’ ability to find employment upon release and reduce recidivism.”

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Waste hauler requests contract extension

Friday, June 19, 2015 — Lassen County’s franchise waste hauler is seeking a more long-term position in the community and has requested a 20-year contract extension in order to
finalize financing to purchase the property it is currently leasing.
    The matter was addressed during a Tuesday, May 26 meeting of the Lassen Regional Solid Waste Management Authority Board of Directors.

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