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Arts Council seeks donations

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To raise funds for the new roof project, the Lassen County Arts Council set up an account at gofundme.com/roof4lac where people can go and make donations.

Friday, April 17, 2015 — The Lassen County Arts Council facility is in need of a new roof and does not have the additional money to do so.

To raise funds for the project, an account has been set up at gofundme.com/roof4lac where people can go and make donations.

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Free disposal day at landfill continues

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — The free disposal program at Bass Hill Landfill will remain in place, a decision recently made by the Lassen Regional Solid Waste Management Authority.

The matter was addressed during a Tuesday, March 24 meeting after authority staff received an opinion from counsel Jim Curtis the free disposal program was not consistent with the intent of Proposition 26 and the California Constitution.

Authority staff presented several options for the board to consider — keep the program, phase it out or end it immediately.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — Residents and visitors may have wondered why they are suddenly spotting blue pinwheels in the gardens of public buildings and at some private homes throughout the area.

“Pinwheels bring back memories of childhood, carefree innocence and days of fun and laughter,” said Lassen Family Services’ Executive Director Melissa Downing. “However, they also stand as the symbol representing a national effort to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect.”

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Mother seeks funding for private investigation into her daughter’s death

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — A Susanville mother who alleges the Susanville Police Department bungled the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of her daughter Angel Siler nearly four years ago is asking for donations to fund a trip to Susanville by the Archangels of Justice, a pair of private investigators, who, according to their website, have more than “80 years of investigative expertise” and now offer their help to resolve troublesome cases.

Michelle Cavalin, Siler’s mother, recently launched the fundraising drive found at gofundme.com/pdr00g. She is seeking $3,000 (down from an original request of $9,000). The Archangels of Justice said they do not charge for their investigations, but they do need funding to finance the cost of their investigative trips.

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Director selected for vacant board seat

Cory Rickert, right, assistant manager of the Westwood Community Services District, explains the mapping project during the April 6 meeting of the board of directors. Pictured are director Elta Silva, left, director David Escobar Jr, director Rob Compton, director Sheri Binswanger, Susan Coffi, district secretary, Lassen County Superintendent Bob Pyle, Randy Buchanan, district general manager, and Forest Duerksen, fire chief for the Westwood Fire Department.WCSD

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — David Escobar Jr. was seated on the board of directors for the Westwood Community Services District on Monday, April 6. He was appointed to fill the seat held by Krissy House who resigned from the board at the March meeting after renting her home and moving.

Escobar is not new to the role of director, having previously served an elected term and also a partial term by appointment. He was the only applicant to fill House’s seat on the board. The other directors on the board are Elta Silva, president, Sheri Binswanger, Rob Compton and Mary Hasselwander.

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