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Madeline fire department receives surprise engine

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Howard Fincher, deputy chief of Anderson Fire Department, left, Phil McNeal, Anderson Fire Department captain, Madeline Fire Protection District chief Bruce Skehan, Cal OES assistant fire chief Ken Hood and Office of Emergency Services Chief Eric Ewing stand before the 2004 fire engine recently donated to the Madeline Fire Protection District.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - With a recent donation, the Madeline Fire Protection District will have equipment to be better prepared for an emergency.
The Anderson Fire Department, in cooperation with Califonia Office of Emergency Services and Lassen County Office of Emergency Services, presented the Madeline Fire Protection District with a 2004 fire engine.

“This is a great start,” said Madeline chief Bruce Skehan. “This puts us in this millennium of equipment.”

Previously, the local fire district only had access to aging fire trucks from 1966 and 1967. Skehan added the trucks, due to their age, often took a while to warm up and not all of the functions worked.
For the full story and other local stories, read the Tuesday, April 28, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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Fun for all the family at the 30th annual Children’s Fair

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — For 30 years, the Lassen County Office of Education has sponsored the Children’s Fair, a place for families to come together for a day of low-cost activities.

This year’s event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds and it will feature some new activities for the whole family to enjoy.

James Hall, Lassen County Office of Education special event coordinator, said there will be a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) exploration station, which will allow parents and students to have a hands-on learning experience.

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County adopts medical marijuana cultivation ordinance

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — After hearing considerations and holding numerous discussions, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a county ordinance for growing medical marijuana.

The measure was presented as an urgency ordinance during a Tuesday, April 22 meeting and according to county counsel Bob Burns, it became effective immediately presuming it is published, according to law.

For the complete ordinance see pages 8 and 9B.

The ordinance is a result of concerns raised last fall when residents complained about large-scale grows in their neighborhoods, primarily Lake Forest and Janesville, which resulted in alleged threats, aggressive dogs, foul smells and an increase in traffic.

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Supes meet in Big Valley

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — The Lassen County Board of Supervisors will be meeting in Bieber today, Tuesday, April 28.

Closed session begins at 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies start at 9:30 a.m.

On the agenda are two public hearings for administrative abatements of public nuisances on properties in Doyle and Bieber.

A Power Point presentation will be given about the sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 as well as potential mechanisms to dispute Big Valley’s designation as a medium priority basin by the Department of Water Resources.

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Once upon a time…

Thursday, April 23, 2015 — The Susanville Symphony Society is holding its “Once Upon a Time” concert this weekend at the Susanville Assembly of God Church at 473-465 Richmond Road. Children's tickets are at a discount for this concert, and they will be able to enjoy pieces such as “Peter and the Wolf,” “Carnival of the Animals” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Tickets are still available at Margie's Book Nook and Axia Home Loans. Concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

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