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Roop’s Fort roof project moves forward

This plaque, erected by the Susanville Parlor No. 243 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, recognizes Roop’s Fort, built in 1854.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — All it took to get the Roop’s Fort roofing project back on track was finding an engineer to sign off on the plans.

The impasse between Jared Hancock, city administrator, and the Lassen County Historical Society finally broke when Tony Jonas, the society’s president, told the Susanville City Council NST Engineering would be willing to sign the plans for a ramada-style roof at the oldest and perhaps most historic building in Lassen County.

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College hosts Disabilities Awareness Month events

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — Motivational speaker Tony Williams, a Chicago, Illinois classmate of Lassen Community College President Marlon Hall who was shot in the back by a gang sniper at age 15, will address students and the community as part of Disabilities Awareness Month.

According to a press release from the college, Williams will speak on topics “to keep youth out of harm’s way and in school” at 1 and 3 p.m. at Middleton Hall on the LCC campus.

Williams wrote an autobiography titled “Peace in My Dreams,” in which he recounts the March 27, 1973 incident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The book describes his recovery process and explains what it’s like to suffer a spinal cord injury and then live with its aftermath.

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Voters to ultimately decide on state of Jefferson

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 —Whether Lassen County will secede from California and become part of the proposed 51st state is a decision that will ultimately be left for local residents to decide.

In a 3-to-2 vote, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors adopted a declaration and petition under the condition it’s approved by the voters during the June 2016 primary.

The decision was made during a Tuesday, March 17 meeting.

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RCD board member presents grievances

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — Members from the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District sought assistance from the Lassen County Board of Supervisors once again, but it was to no avail.

The matter came before the supervisors during a Tuesday, March 17 for discussion about removing water master duties from the conservation district and appointing a new member to the board.

The appointment would fill the vacancy created when Ruth Dike resigned.

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Second defendant in McElrath case sentenced

Friday, March 20 — Robin Glen James, the second defendant held to answer for the premeditated murder of off-duty police officer Robert McElrath was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison on Friday, March 20. 

The victim’s family, friends and law enforcement colleagues filled the courtroom — thick with emotion, as family members shared about the impact the loss and “senseless act” has had on them.                 

See the Tuesday, March 24 issue of the Lassen County Times for the complete story. 

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