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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Supervisors pass medical marijuana ordinance
  • Junior Fishing Derby results
  • High school play celebrates the Bard
  • Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District responds to state
  • College baseball team wins final home game

Supes discuss veterans officer

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — The veteran’s service officer position may be reorganized, just not as first proposed.

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors directed county staff to revise the job description where the position would be hired and appointed by the board.

Additionally, the veteran’s service officer will also report to the supervisors.

Currently, the position is managed under the department of health and social services, which according to county administrative officer, Richard Egan, was established by a county ordinance.

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Blue Star Moms seek public’s help with ‘Honor Flight’ for local veterans

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — The Soaring Eagle Chapter of the Blue Star Moms seeks the public’s help in sending three local veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials. The cost per veteran is $1,000, and their “Honor Flight” leaves the Reno airport April 16.

In order to finance the trip for Koren War veteran Don Stampfli and World War II veterans Don McDonald and Marvin Houston, the Blue Star Moms hold a drawing for a Glock 19 or a Glock 23 (winner’s choice) a Ruger 10/22 or a Savage 93R17 (winner’s choice) plus a brick of ammo and two Hardcore Sportfishing Certificates from Crescent City.

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Stabbing leads to arrest

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — At approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, officers from the Susanville Police Department responded to 2755 Main St. on a reported fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers contacted Susanville residents Terry Mann Jr., 32, Marcella Bustamante, 28, and Seana Allen, 45, who were involved in an altercation that started over a civil problem, according to a press release from the SPD.

As a result of the investigation, Allen was arrested for stabbing Mann and Bustamante during the altercation.

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Gaines seeks watermaster solution

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — Responding to requests from four unidentified water users and a telephone interview with an unidentified county elected official, state Senator Ted Gaines’ office is trying to figure out what options are available to resolve Lassen County’s watermaster controversy.

Betsey Hodges, press secretary for Gaines, said the Lassen County residents contacted Gaines’ office after the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District voted to terminate its contract with deputy watermaster Jeff White on Feb. 25, just three days before the irrigation season began. Hodges declined to identify the parties involved.

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Local volunteer firefighters purchase forced-entry training equipment

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Susanville fire captain Marc Murphy, left, and captain Dan Weaver, hone their skills with a diamond-tipped saw, a tool firefighters may have to use to cut through dead bolts, reinforced masonry or hardened steel doors. This piece of equipment allows firefighters to learn how to use the saw at three different heights.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — Every single second counts during a fire or a medical emergency, and even a few brief moments can mean the difference between life and death or the amount of property damage residents and business owners might suffer when an unimaginable tragedy actually occurs.

In order to ensure local firefighters and law enforcement officers are all trained in the proper forced-entry techniques, Andrew Thomas, president of the Susanville Volunteer Firefighters Association, said the group explored many different pieces training equipment available before deciding on a package produced by Chuck Ferry, of Shingle Springs, California.

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