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Supervisor raises funds through Bizz Johnson Marathon

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 — District 3 Lassen County Supervisor Larry Wosick is hoping to inspire future board members and raise as much money as possible for two local groups as he treks the 26 miles of the Bizz Johnson Marathon.

“It’s a nice opportunity to not only get into shape, but to do something nice for the community,” said Wosick.

Wosick is raising funds for the Special Athletes and Activities Club and the Janesville School music program.

Walk to School Day to promote safety, nutrition education

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 — Lassen County Public Health is planning a day to educate Meadow View School youth and parents about the benefits of walking and biking to school.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the pubic health department is working with several organizations to host the Walk to School Day which will teach youth about their surroundings when walking or biking to school in addition to being and eating healthy, according to Emily Griffin, from Lassen Public Health’s SNAP education.

“We really want kids to really be aware of their surroundings,” said Griffin, adding this will help create safer routes to school and eliminate heavy traffic by the institution.

Valedictorian status changes

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 — Revisions have been made to the graduation and valedictorian policy at the Lassen Union High School District.

The revisions came before the Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting and were approved in a 3-to 2-vote.

Trustees Connie Herman, Ken Theobald and Michelle Zubillaga voted yes, while board president Skip Jones and vice president Dr. Hal Meadows voted no.

Supes respond to grand jury

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 — Wanting equal opportunity to have its entire response published, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors directed staff to pay for the report to be published in the newspaper.

The response can be found in its entirety on pages 10 and 11B.

The supervisors considered the format of the report, and Supervisor Jim Chapman said, “Whether it’s an insert or a full-page ad or whatever, as long the full text is there so the people can read it in its entirety, rather than having excerpts taken out. I mean, the news story can’t publish the whole thing, that’s not feasible.”

Pool authority to hold public meeting

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 — If you’re a Lassen County resident and you have something to say about the proposed community pool project, you won’t want to miss a special public workshop presented by the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority. The workshop originally was scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Susanville City Council Chambers, but it was cancelled due to a conflict with the design consultant. Jared Hancock, the authority’s executive officer, said the workshop would be rescheduled soon.

The authority, created last year through a joint powers agreement between the city of Susanville and Lassen County — with each entity putting up as much as $200,000 per year. The public is invited to attend and comment on a report on the preliminary design of the pool project.

Executive Officer Jared Hancock provided an update to the authority board regarding the purchase of two pieces of property for the new facility.

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