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BLM planning prescribed burn northwest of Eagle Lake

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 —Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management plan to conduct a prescribed burn on public lands northwest of Eagle Lake on a permissible burn day during the last two weeks of April.

The broadcast burn will be ignited only if weather allows for safe and successful burning.

The North Eagle Burn will cover about 25 to 100 acres about three miles northwest of the Stones-Bengard Community. The size of the burn will depend on fuel conditions and weather.

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Hospice tea delights attendees


Jackie Weir, left, Mickey Perry and Gay Smedes sit at their tea-party ready table at the annual Honey Lake Hospice Afternoon Tea.

Monday, April 27, 2015 —Surrounded by quilts and pretty settings, attendees at the annual Honey Lake Hospice Afternoon Tea were treated to a delightful day.

“I think it went very well. We had a wonderful turnout,” said the event’s organizer Mimi Rena.

According to Rena, Honey Lake Hospice was able to raise about $4,500 through ticket sales, silent auctions and raffles from the Saturday, April 11 event.

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Local author explores vampire genre with a new twist


Local author Aaron C. Richards shows off his first novel, “Spies Vs. Monsters,” during a recent book signing. The novel, which offers a modern twist on the old vampire stories, is on sale at Margie’s Book Nook in Susanville.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 — While Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” written in 1897, may be the classic vampire tale, the bloodsucking undead actually made their first appearance in 18th century poetry and then later in prose in “The Vampyre” by John Polidori, written in 1819. Since then vampire stories seemingly popped up everywhere — even today in movies and on television. And let’s not forget the whole chupacabra thing, either.

But beware — local readers had better be very careful when they wander through Margie’s Book Nook because “Spies vs. Monsters” lurks on the bookshelves — the first novel by Susanville’s Aaron C. Richards, one that explores the old vampire genre with a new and modern twist.

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Arts Council hosts local student show


Ceramic art from Lassen High School students are on display at the Lassen County Arts Council through the month of April.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 —The Lassen County Arts Council provides a different more professional venue for high school students to display their artwork.

An opening reception was held Tuesday, April 14 where students from both Lassen and Herlong High Schools shared their art with their parents and other community members.

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District considers new accounting program

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — The Susanville Sanitary District is looking into potentially using a new accounting program.

During the Tuesday, April 13 meeting, board members Dale Soule and John Murray opted to serve on an ad hoc committee that would review and analyze the Uniform Public Constructions Cost Act.

The program, which was created in 1983, allows local agencies to perform public project work up to $45,000 with its own workforce, if the agency followed the Cost Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual of the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission, according to the information packet provided at the meeting.

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