June 12, 2012 — Sometimes the best thing a community can do is move forward.
With the results of the June 5 primary election firming up, it’s time for our elected officials and their supporters to bury the hatchet and get back to doing the people’s business.
The people have spoken, and it’s time for their voices to be heard.
Lassen County District 3 Supervisor Larry Wosick’s vision to take over county government through the defeat of District 1 Supervisor Bob Pyle and 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman failed to resonate with the voters. Wosick also supported, and endorsed Tom Spanton in the District 4 race, but he came in a distant third.
June 5, 2012 — Ah, I’m just finishing my first election cycle leading the newsroom here at the Lassen County Times, and I’m so glad it’s nearly over.
To many folks in the county, this is the most important election ever — a phrase that seems to come up repeatedly at such times — but truth be told Lassen County voters will have made a choice today some say will affect the future of our county for years and years to come.
The race for the board of supervisors seems especially contested. District 3 Supervisor Larry Wosick, who defeated Lloyd Keefer in the primary election two years ago, has repeatedly and openly displayed his disdain and contempt for his fellow board members and their role in and method of running the county.
June 5, 2012 — This time of year our thoughts turn to graduates.
What words of wisdom, direction and encouragement might we give as they graduate high school and leave for college or walk into the workforce with a bachelor’s degree in hand?
So often commencement speakers use phrases meant to inspire but have no concrete value.
For example, students are told in order to be successful they should believe in themselves.
Actually, it is not the belief you can do something that results in success but the skill and talent that supports it.
Yet advice abounds that is beneficial.
It was so close I could reach out and touch it. Which means (gulp) it could reach out and touch me.
But I wasn’t scared. More like intrigued.
As the big venomous viper slithered, pulsed and began to coil, I realized this could be one of those “bucket list” moments. I was about to scratch “Deadly Snake Encounter” off my list.
Despite 50 years of carelessly tromping through snake habitat, this was my first brush with a rattler.Oh, I’ve been inches from their little forked tongues at the zoo and other Plexiglas snake prisons.
Page 51 of 104