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Supervisors table Jefferson vote

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State of Jefferson proponents hang a sign on the gate of the Lassen County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 — The Lassen County Board of Supervisors have tabled signing a declaration and petition for the state of Jefferson and requested adding and changing language to the document.

The decision was made in a 3-to-1 vote during a Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting.

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Trust to host discussion about sage grouse conservation

Monday, March 9, 2015 — Lassen Land and Trails Trust is hosting a conversation about the greater sage grouse at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road, Susanville. The conversation will be led by Frank Hall, retired wildlife biologist from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Tiffany Russell, Northeast California partner biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science.

Wide-open expanses of sagebrush steppe are part of the rich history of the American West. Sage grouse share this iconic landscape with mule deer, pronghorn, elk and hundreds of other species of birds. Sage and the wide-open spaces are crucial to the greater sage grouse. Perhaps no other animal depends upon it as completely as the chicken-sized sage grouse.

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Lassen College board selects new member

Monday, March 2, 2015 — The Lassen Community College Board of Trustees appointed Kim Dieter to fill the slot vacated by newly elected county supervisor Jeff Hemphill.

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, during a special meeting, the board members discussed the nine applicants who had interviewed for the vacated trustee area 5 position, which includes Johnstonville, Janesville Union and Richmond Elementary school districts.

“I was impressed by the overall number of people that applied,” said trustee Lou Hamilton.

Dieter will be sworn in at the March board of trustees meeting.

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District discusses GATE field trips

Sunday, March 1, 2015 — The Susanville School District Board of Trustees, administration and staff discussed the Gifted and Talented Education program field trips and the purpose of the program.

At the Wednesday, Feb. 18 trustees meeting, several field trip requests for Meadow View School and Diamond View School GATE students were presented for approval.

For Meadow View students, there were three GATE field trips presented, one to the Shasta Caverns, another to the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Reno and a third one suggested for San Francisco.

The Diamond View School GATE program submitted a field trip request to San Francisco and Stanford University.

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Local girls win HeartShine titles

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Local HeartShine royalty, Jr. Miss Susanville Maddi Johnson, 7, and Miss California Teen Emily Fluke, 17, pose with their tiaras.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 — Two local girls are snagging up titles in HeartShine Foundation pageants.

Locals Maddi Johnson, 7, and Emily Fluke, 17, are winning various titles through their participation with the Northern California-based foundation.

Fluke participated in the Miss California Teen pageant winning the California Queen title on Feb. 14, adding to her past titles. Fluke was also awarded most photogenic and most talented.

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