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Logging show dedicated to Ole Salem, industry giant

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — Ole Salem, a tough competitor and supporter of the logging show since the beginning of the Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival, will be remembered Saturday, July 11, with the 2015 event dedicated in his memory.
    Salem, who died this past February, lived at Salem Ranch on the east shore of Lake Almanor. He began his career in logging in 1961. According to his obituary, he “made his mark in the logging industry as being one of the best log loader operators around.”
    Also he mentored those in the industry.

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HUSA looks to revamp Pancera Plaza

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — Hoping to revamp the Pancera Plaza in Uptown Susanville, the Historical Uptown Susanville Association is looking to sell bricks to finish lining the area.
    According to HUSA president David Teeter, about 20 to 30 bricks have already been sold, and there are about 200 regular bricks to sell.
    “I’d like to see some more general public sales,” he said.

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District hires water master technician

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District continues its reorganization process and hired an interim watermaster technician at a special meeting held Tuesday, July 30.
    Interim general manager Tim Keesey said three candidates had applied for the position — former watermaster and current Lassen Irrigation Company watermaster Keith Wemple, former deputy watermaster Jeff White and former RCD board member Willis Dow.
    By a 4-0 vote the board hired Wemple, who will earn $1,250 per week and $1 per mile for vehicle usage.

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Flood watch for Lassen County

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — Lassen, Eastern Plumas and Eastern Sierra counties and the Surprise Valley, is under a flash flood watch as of 10 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, July 8, and remains in effect through 10 p.m. tonight.

From 10 a.m. this morning through this evening, thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are forecast to develop over   the Sierra late this morning and expand north and east into   Northeast California and Western Nevada during the afternoon and   evening. The highest risks of flash flooding south of Highway 50 are from roughly 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the highest risks north of Highway 50 are from about 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Susanville School District approves budget, plan

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — The Susanville School District Board of Trustees approved the Local Control Accountability Plan and the 2015/2016 fiscal year budget.
    The district held a public hearing June 10 to receive any input about the suggested documents, and the board unanimously approved them during the Wednesday, June 23 board meeting.
    In the budget, Chief Business Official Michelle Brown said there was no expected deficient spending.

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