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Supes eliminate exclusivity clause in EMS plan

The changes were approved in a 3 to 2 vote during a Tuesday, Jan. 13 meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.

Supervisors Bob Pyle, Jim Chapman and Tom Hammond voted yes, while Aaron Albaugh and Jeff Hemphill voted no.

College looks to fill vacant board position

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 — Lassen Community College is accepting applications to fill the empty Trustee Area 5 position on the college board of trustees.

Jeff Hemphill vacated the position when he sent a letter of resignation to the board, effective Jan. 5. Hemphill was recently elected as a Lassen County Supervisor.

According to Julie Johnston, college public information officer and marketing director, interested applicants have until Feb. 5 to submit an application and they must be present for the Feb. 10 board meeting for an interview.

Fundraiser held to benefit local student’s family

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 — A taco dinner and raffle will be held to benefit the family of a Lassen High School sophomore who recently received a liver transplant.

The event will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Susanville Elks Lodge. All proceeds will benefit Tristan Steven’s family to help defray out-of-pocket medical and family expenses.

Stevens, 16, suffers from Urea Cycle Disorder; Arginine Deficiency, the rarest form of the disorder that affects the liver. His was one of only two cases in California and 25 worldwide when he was diagnosed at age 4. There is no cure.

Mountain lion kills Wingfield Road mare

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 — A Wingfield Road resident who lives near the Peter Lassen Monument and asked not to be identified reports a 5-year-old mare was killed by a mountain lion in the early morning hours Thursday, Jan. 15.

Suspect in Trejo murder arrested, second suspect sought

Friday, Jan. 16, 2014 — A former Susanville resident is under arrest today on murder and attempted murder charges, and a second suspect is being sought.

Detectives from the Susanville Police Department — with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, the Butte County Sheriff’s SWAT Team and the California Highway Patrol — arrested former Susanville resident Ronald Jay Benjamin, 26, at a residence in a rural part of Glenn County on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Benjamin was booked into the Glenn County Jail on a warrant issued by the Lassen County Superior Court. Bail has been set at $1.5 million.

Benjamin is charged with the February 2014 murder of Cedric Erwin Trejo and the attempted murder of Nathan Duane Wilson.

For the complete story, see the Tuesday, Jan. 20 issue of the Lassen County Times.

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