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BLM offers Internet adoption

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 — The Bureau of Land Management will offer 45 wild horses and six wild burros through its first online adoption in California beginning Monday, June 16.

Profiles of adoptable animals is available on the BLM California website blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/whb_internet_adoption.html and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The website will be updated daily as animals are adopted.

The animals are available for adoption from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, June 27. Animals can be picked up at the Santa Clara Horseman's Park in San Jose from 8 a.m. to noon July 12, or at either the Ridgecrest or Litchfield Corral.

Vehicle accident sends one to hospital, alcohol may be a factor

Monday, June 16 — The California Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that occurred at approximately 12:55 a.m. Monday, June 16 on Highway 395.

According to a press release, Lynzie Duvaul, 51, of Riverside, was driving northbound on Highway 395, approximately one mile north of County Road A-26.

Fletcher White, 58, of Weed, was traveling southbound at approximately 55 miles per hour.

It is believed, due to her alleged level of intoxication, Duvaul allowed her vehicle to drift into the southbound lane directly into White’s path.

CHP encourages teens to start smart and stay safe

Saturday, June 14, 2014 — Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death of teenagers across the United States and in California.

“The first year behind the wheel for a teen driver can be one of the most dangerous times in their life. Teens are far more likely to be killed in a vehicle collision than in anything else,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Developing safe driving habits is the first step toward avoiding a collision.”

Parents and teenagers can sign up for a Start Smart class by contacting officer Shaun Simmons at the Susanville CHP office at 257-2191. The next class is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at the Lassen High School library.

New district attorney takes office

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Tuesday, June 10 — Lassen County Clerk/Recorder Julie Bustamante, right, administers the oath of office to Stacey Montgomery who was appointed to the district attorney job during this morning’s meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors. Montgomery was the victor in the June 3 primary election, but will fill the remainder of Bob Burn’s term as he was hired as Lassen County's counsel. Photo by Ruth Ellis 

 

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Stacey Montgomery becomes the second woman to serve as Lassen County’s district attorney. She is pictured with her husband, Chris, and sons Caleb and Joshua after being sworn into office Tuesday, June 10. 

 

 

Susanville School District holds budget hearing

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — The Susanville School District Board of Trustees held public hearings for their Local Control Accountability Plan and budget before adopting them at the district’s June meeting.

Many representative from various key organizations, stakeholders and public attended meetings to help form the control plan which is developed to identify key goals and match the budget to the goals, according to superintendent Jason Waddell.

The accountability plan is under the Local Control Formula Funding, which was adopted by California, and forces all schools in the state to comply and focus spending on eight identified goals. The change in funding has been called one of the most drastic changes in funding in 40 years, according to the district website.


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