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Cooking with your children workshop Saturday

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 — “A Recipe for a Happy Life” by Emily Griffin/Tiffany Stone is a workshop free to all community members. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Lassen Community College, Creative Arts Room 127. RSVP to reserve a spot!

Join this workshop hosted by Kinship and Lassen County Public Health (SNAP-Ed program) in a cooking demonstration. The children will have a fun time helping participants prepare a healthy meal that is affordable and easy. The workshop will show children that cooking and eating healthy can be fun and yummy.

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Man arrested in death of Greenville woman

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Lauren Lindskog Allen, murder victim William Leo Altes III, murder suspect

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 — A Plumas County man was arrested just after midnight Tuesday on a charge of murder in the death of 51-year-old Greenville resident Lauren Lindskog Allen.

  William Leo Altes III was arrested at a rest stop on Interstate 5 near Willows. Altes, 44, is a longtime county resident who has moved frequently and reportedly lived in his car at various times.

  He was arrested following a short manhunt just hours after Allen was found dead.

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Lassen-Eastern counties severe watches and warnings

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 — The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory. Excessive runoff warning from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses. In addition intersections with leaf-clogged drains and other poor drainage areas and low-lying spots will continue to see flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams, and ponding of water on country roads and farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

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Restoring the Sierra Nevada’s forests and watersheds main topic at Sierra Nevada Conservancy board meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 — This week the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board will meet in Nevada County to discuss a plan for addressing the unhealthy conditions in many Sierra Nevada forests and watersheds, and will consider awarding funding for projects that restore forest health and address abandoned mine lands in the region.

Last month, the Conservancy released the state of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests Report highlighting the extremely unhealthy conditions that exist in many Sierra forests. The report detailed the negative long-term impacts to California’s environment and economy that will occur if the pace and scale of forest restoration efforts are not significantly increased immediately. On Thursday, Dec. 4, the SNC board will meet to discuss an action plan for addressing forest health, building on existing efforts and identifying needed investment priorities. Today Wednesday, Dec. 3, the board will tour projects that address forest health in Nevada County. The public is invited to attend all SNC events; however, lunch and transportation are not provided.

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BLM plans pile burning project at north Eagle Lake

Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management plan to burn piles of brush and juniper limbs during a two-day burn, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2, near the Stones Bengard community at the north shore of Eagle Lake, about 30 miles north of Susanville.

Burn piles will be ignited only when weather allows for safe and successful burning and smoke management. Smoke will be visible from north shore communities, County Road A-1 and State Highway 139.

The piles were created during juniper thinning projects designed to improve wildlife habitat and reduce wildfire danger.

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