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Bluegrass Festival comes to town

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — In its sixth year, the Susanville Bluegrass Festival has become one of the favorite bluegrass destinations for pickers, grinners and bluegrass
fans from all across the
West Coast.  
    This year’s event kicks off Friday, June 26 and runs through Sunday, June 28 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds.
    Those wishing to attend can either purchase three-day passes or daily tickets.

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Attorney appointed as hearing officer for marijuana ordinance

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — An attorney who has worked in Lassen County for approximately 20 years will be presiding over administrative hearings for those found to be in violation of the medical marijuana ordinance.
    The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Dan Howe as the hearing officer during a Tuesday, June 16 meeting.
    County counsel Bob Burns made the recommendation, although he said he had no ownership, he wanted to provide the board with a
recommendation.
     If the supervisors wanted another option, or to openly recruit or some other selection process he would be happy to do that.

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Local girl’s picture on display in Washington D.C.

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In Full Swing captures local Baylee Richardson swinging her prosthetic leg over a play structure at Shriner’s Memorial Hospital. The photograph was selected for The Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit and will first be displayed in the Russell Senate Building in Washington D.C. this week.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — A local girl’s picture has been selected for The Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit and will be displayed for public viewing in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building in  Washington, D.C., this week of June 22.
    In Full Swing is a portrait of Baylee Richardson shown swinging her prosthetic leg over a play structure in the hospital waiting area.
    Richardson lost her leg as a result of amniotic band syndrome. Her picture is one of three to be selected from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California photographer Julia Serat.

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Contractor sought for swimming pool

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 —  request for proposal seeking a contractor for the community swimming pool was set to be released late last week.
    A selection will be made in early August and a pool should be constructed by next May, weather permitting.
    The contractor who wins the bid will manage project design, planning, development of plans and specifications and construction by effectively working with the authority’s executive officer or designee.
    The project consists of two component work scopes.
    Scope A is the pool, decking and associated plumbing and mechanical facilities.

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City moves into next phase of competition

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 — Susanville progressed as a quarterfinalist in the America’s Best Communities competition, and now, as a part of the process, the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, which is leading the applicant team, is looking for funds from the community.
    The Chamber secured the area’s first success in the competition, which strives to stimulate economic revitalization in small communities and towns across rural America. The competition is sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel.
    According to Patti Hagata, Chamber executive director, Susanville was named in the top 50 applicants out of the original roughly 130 applicants. She said Susanville was the only quarterfinalist in California.

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