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Rotary speech contest winner

Friday, April 10, 2015 — Lassen High School student Alegra Miranda accepted her first-place award and cash prize from Assistant District Governor Penny Artz at the Rotary Speech Contest on Wednesday, March 18.

Second-place finisher Amarisa Miranda, also from Lassen High, received an award and cash prize...

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Soroptimist ladies nights out


Friday, April 10, 2015 — Participants in the Soroptimist International of Susanville’s fashion show line up for one final viewing. The fashion show was the culminating event of the Soroptimist International of Susanville’s Ladies Night Out.


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Volunteers complete training

Thursday, April 9, 2015 — Eight new volunteers completed two full weeks of training at Lassen Family Services, obtaining their certification as Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Peer Counselors and Crisis Line Volunteers.

“Volunteers are the cornerstone of any successful nonprofit organization,” said executive director Melissa Downing in a press release. “Lassen Family Services operates the only 24/7/365 crisis line in Lassen County, and maintaining a group of qualified individuals willing to serve their community is a top priority.”

Upon completion of the initial certification requirements, volunteers initially serve as crisis line volunteers and may, after appropriate supervision and additional training, also serve as emergency shelter volunteers and/or peer counselors.

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Local author publishes fourth novel


Local author Thomas Gauthier, will sign copies of his new novel, “Force Three Rises,” from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at Margie’s Book Nook. For more photos, read the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 — After a working career involving writing uncounted reports, articles, scripts, manuals and the occasional thesis, when Dr. Tom Gauthier retired his bucket list included, “learn to write a novel.” His bucket list item, finally activated in 2008, turned into a return to school, writing five novels, writing and producing four stage plays, acquiring a publisher, earning an award in an international competition and having a book acquired by the Library of Congress.





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Gibbons named new national park superintendent

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — Steve Gibbons has been selected as the next superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park, after serving as acting superintendent at the park for the past four months. He will begin his new role in early May.

“Steve has been outstanding as interim superintendent at Lassen Volcanic,” said regional director Chris Lehnertz.“Now with him moving into the superintendent position permanently, we all look forward to his continued strong leadership there.”

During the last several years Gibbons has gained invaluable experience serving as acting superintendent at numerous parks in the region, including the National Park of American Samoa; War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam; American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Kaloko-Honokohau, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau and Kalaupapa National Historical Parks in Hawaii; and San Juan Island and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Parks in Washington state.

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