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Cadet program begins at Lassen High

Friday, May 15, 2015 — Lassen High School’s implementation of the California Cadet Corps will offer students a quality education program designed to prepare them for success in college and the work force.
    The program, which will be offered to students in the ninth through 12th grades next school year, is a standards-based leadership program aligned to California content standards and the state high school exit exam.
    Differing from ROTC, California Cadet Corps is very educational and not just focused on the military, according to commandant Rachel Vincent
    “It’s a huge program that has so much potential,” she said.

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Little League hosts opening ceremonies

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Westwood Little League teams parade through the streets of Westwood on May 1 as part of opening ceremonies.

Friday, May 15, 2015 — Westwood Little League held its opening ceremonies for the 2015 season Friday evening, May 1. Festivities included the distribution of caps, team by team and the traditional parade of teams through the streets of Westwood in decorated pickup trucks and trailers. This year Mary Gow, president of The Chimney Fund, was asked to throw out the first pitch.
    According to Becca Nelson, president of Westwood Little League, The Chimney Fund always supports the local youth and consistently donates money to Little League for player scholarships and team support.

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Susanville Rancheria hosts sixth annual Memorial Pow Wow this weekend

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Native Americans celebrating their culture create a spectacular grand entry.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — Lassen County celebrates Native American culture this weekend when the Susanville Indian Rancheria hosts its sixth annual Memorial Pow Wow at the fairgrounds Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17. The public is invited, and this is an alcohol- and drug-free event dedicated to honoring veterans.
    The Grand Entry — a procession of all the participants — is held each day; Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at noon and 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon.

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Shasta Street fire causes damage

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A fire caused damage to a home on Shasta Street on Wednesday, May 13.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — A structure fire on Shasta Street caused extensive damage to a single-family residence.

At about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, the Susanville Fire Department, along with the Susan River Fire Protection District and Cal Fire, responded to the residence, according to a press release from the Susanville Fire Department.

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Banner announces operating room tours

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — Banner Lassen Medical Center’s surgery department wants to show the public what goes on behind those closed doors.
    Except for the health care providers, not many people get to see what it’s like in an operating room unless they are going in for surgery. The surgery department wants to share what they do in an inviting way by hosting an open house for the public and local physicians from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14. The staff will offer door prizes, refreshments, gifts, tours, information about services offered at Banner Lassen and the opportunity to meet with surgeons and surgical staff members.

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