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Sheriff’s office investigates veterinarian's death as a possible homicide

Tuesday, June 24 — According to a press release from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the death of a local veterinarian is being investigated as a possible homicide.

At approximately 8:30 am. Monday, June 23, deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported death in the Janesville area.

The press release said deputies found a dead man, identified as Richard Meinert, 55, of Janesville, within the business of Thompson Peak Veterinary Clinic.

Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee meets June 25 and 26 in Cedarville

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — The Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee will discuss various natural resource management topics when it holds a field tour and meeting, Wednesday and Thursday, June 25 and 26, in Cedarville, California.

At 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, the committee will convene at the Bureau of Land Management Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler St., and depart immediately for a tour to the Homecamp and Boulder Reservoir areas managed by the BLM.Members of the public are welcome.They must provide their own transportation in high clearance vehicles, lunches and beverages.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, June 26, the committee meets in the conference room of the BLM Surprise Field Office.Agenda items include reports from member agencies, a report from a technical review team working on the Modoc National Forest’s Lassen 15 project and an update on the BLM’s development of an environmental impact statement on conserving greater sage grouse and their habitat.The committee will also hear an update on wild horse and burro management topics and drought conditions.

Dahle holds town hall meeting

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — First District Assemblyman Brian Dahle will meet with his constituents at a town hall meeting held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at 707 Nevada St. in Susanville.

“Being such a large and rural assembly district, it is often difficult to be everywhere all the time,” Dahle said. “It is the goal of these upcoming town halls, and those to come, that constituents in the North State ensure their voice is heard and feel they are being represented in Sacramento.I look forward to hearing from the people I represent.”

Dahle’s town hall meeting in Susanville is the last of six recently scheduled meeting with constituents. He also held town hall meetings in Magalia (June 17), Truckee (June 18), Palo Cedro (June 19), Weed (June 19) and Adin (June 20).

Board offers settlement for Credence property

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — The Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees has offered a settlement agreement with the Susanville School District regarding ownership of the former Credence High School property.

According to board president Skip Jones, the district’s attorney, Tom Barth, wrote the agreement as a neutral party so Susanville School District will not have to put one together and charge legal fees. The agreement is not yet available to the public as it has not been settled and modifications can still be made.

As of press time, Jones said the Susanville School District had not responded to the settlement that was sent June 3.

Volunteers sought to sod Arnold Field


Volunteers are being sought to help sod Arnold Field at Lassen High School today, Monday, June 23, tomorrow and Wednesday, June 25. For more information, call the school at 257-2141. Photo submitted

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