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Supes approve mental health plan

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — With the proposed Mental Health Services Act Innovation Plan, Lassen Behavioral Health clients may find themselves benefiting from assistance delivered right to their home.  
    According to Melody Brawley, director of Lassen County Health and Social Services, the county’s plan is intended to be a form of field research, to explore new ideas and solutions and report back to the state on what did and did not happen and what worked.
     “Our innovation plan calls for the use of technology to help us stay connected with and monitor the health of our most at-risk patients who are diagnosed with serious and/or chronic mental illness,” Brawley said

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City scrambles to create water conservation plan

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — Brian Wilson, Susanville’s mayor, expressed the irony of the situation in which the city faces severe state-mandated water conservation measures when it has plenty of water as the city council spent more than an hour discussing at the council’s Wednesday, May 20 meeting how to meet the state regulations and avoid a possible $10,000-per-day fine.
    The state will monitor the city’s water usage beginning June 1 as the city attempts to achieve a 36 percent reduction in potable water use.

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Standish Grange’s third annual Mother’s Day Tea

Monday, May 25, 2015 — On May 9, Standish Grange held it's third annual Mother’s Day Tea. This year it was held in a fire barn. Even the fire trucks were put to use with the children, who were able to explore and play as the adults enjoyed the tea. The Standish Grange expresses appreciation to Standish/Litchfield Fire District for hosting this event in its building.

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How to become a certified farmer

Monday, May 25, 2015 — Be a local farmer at the Lassen Land and Trails Trust Farmers Market this season by visiting the Lassen County Ag Commissioners office. It’s as easy as a phone call to 251-8110 to schedule an appointment to complete the Certified Producers Certificate which documents for buyers that you are the farmer who raised the product they are purchasing.
    You will need to bring a list of the varieties of fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, honey, shell eggs, cut flowers or nursery stock you raise plus provide them with your physical address. They would need a map of your growing site (hand-drawn is sufficient as long as its legible), expected volume of production and when you intend to harvest.

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Agencies train for wildland fires

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Terron Dunten, left and Benny Morrow deploy fire hoses at a Janesville residence during the Lassen County Wildland Field Day Saturday, May 9.

Monday, May 25, 2015 — Multiple fire agencies gathered in Janesville for the annual Wildland Field Day on Saturday, May 9.
    This year’s training focused on wildland-urban interface with a mock fire burning near the Wingfield Road/Elysian Valley area.
    Thirteen homes were made available and a Cal Fire proctor was stationed at each residence. When fire crews arrived, the proctor gave them a scenario and based on the information and assessment, the crew determined if the home was defendable.

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