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Superintendent services on board's special meeting agenda

Monday, May 5 — The Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees will be holding a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 5.

The board’s agenda includes a discussion regarding the process timeline and other items related to filling the superintendent position.

Answering a question from the paper about whether superintendent Roy Casey has resigned, board president Skip Jones said yes, but further explained Casey is not an employee of the district and can’t technically resign.

CHP seeking information on hit and run accident

Monday, May 5 — The California Highway Patrol is seeking information regarding a hit and run accident that occurred on Highway 395 near Buffum Lane at approximately 5:15 a.m. Monday, May 5.

According to the CHP, the victim, Bryan Ries, 33, of Susanville, described the suspect vehicle as a red, full-size truck, possibly having a bumper sticker on the rear and it sounded like it had a gas motor with a loud exhaust. The truck should have a scratch on the front passenger side of the vehicle.

Ries was riding his bicycle south on the fog line when he was struck from the rear by the truck, the CHP said.

Structure fire update

Friday, May 2 — A fire that heavily damaged a residence in the Susanville area has been determined to be human caused and accidental in nature, according to a press release from the Susanville Fire Department.

The press release said the Thursday, May 1 blaze that required a multiple agency response, started outside of the home and spread into the structure and a shed.

The Susanville Fire Department responded at 5:40 p.m. for a reported smoke check in the area of Covina Avenue and Upland Street. While responding engine 623 was enroute and dispatch notified the crew the incident was a possible escaped debris burn threatening a structure. Upon arrival, firefigthers found a fully involved residential structure fire.

Firefighters battle structure fire

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Flames engulf a structure at Upland and Covina Streets. Fire crews were dispatched at approximately 5:50 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Photo by Ruth Ellis 

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A firefighter puts water on a structure fire at Covina and Upland Streets.  Photos by Ruth Ellis 

Dollar General celebrates grand opening of Susanville store

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 — Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 2450 Main St. in Susanville at 8 a.m. this Saturday, May 3 with free prizes and special deals.


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