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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • State aid sought for watermaster investigation
  • Utility discusses future rate increases
  • Lassen Community College honors Disability Awareness Month
  • Supervisors table Herlong property sale
  • Local resident wins Mini Miss California pageant

Inmate sentenced to eight years for assault

Monday, March 9, 2015 — An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Herlong was sentenced to eight years in prison for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury to another prison inmate.

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced Thomas Roullier, 34, a former resident of Spokane, Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to a press release Benjamin Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California.

The court also ordered the payment of $15,040.34 in restitution to reimburse the United States Bureau of Prisons for expenses incurred in providing medical treatment, transportation and other services to the victim of the assault.

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Trustees hear about plan update

Monday, March 9, 2015 —Susanville School District Superintendent Jason Waddell shared an update on the Local Control Accountability Plan update during the Wednesday, Feb. 18 board of trustees meeting.

The accountability plan is under the Local Control Formula Funding, which was adopted by California, and has all schools in the state comply and focus spending on eight identified goals. The change in funding has been called one of the most drastic changes in funding in 40 years, according to the district website.

During the meeting, Waddell shared about school climate and parent involvement, which were two categories the district has to focus on in the plan.

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District discusses new charter school

Sunday, March 8, 2015 —Lassen Union High School District staff are exploring the possibility of starting a new charter school, different than the ones already offered in the community.

Daedalus Academy, named after a Greek god who was a skillful craftsman and artist, will focus on project-based, hands-on learning education.

Students will have regular attendance on campus each day, along with frequent learning adventures in natural and other settings.

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Utility discusses power outage

Sunday, March 8, 2015 —A portion of the Tuesday, Feb. 24 Lassen Municipal Utility District meeting focused on the early February power outage caused by a windstorm.

“As you’re fully aware, we had that outage that lasted to the last customer for over a week. It went from a Friday to a Friday before we got Eagle Lake, the last customer on,” said electric operations manager David Folce.

Folce also noted there may be some customers still without power since there are some summer residents who have not been to the area.

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Susanville School District warned, commended

Saturday, March 7, 2015 — The Susanville School District received a warning for its first interim report but was also commended for sound fiscal practices.

“I feel comfortable with where we’re at and what we’re seeing … We always look at it very cautiously and approach things with the utmost care. I don’t anticipate any problems,” said Jason Waddell, superintendent.

The first interim report submitted to the county office is used to determine whether the district is complying with state standards and criteria and it lets the county office decide if the projected budget will allow the district to meet financial obligations.

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