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Authority seeks pool designer

Friday, May 1, 2015 — Jared Hancock, the executive officer for the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority, begins the process of finding a designer for the community swimming pool to be built on the old Roosevelt Pool site.

The authority, created by a joint powers agreement between the city of Susanville and Lassen County, directed Hancock to put out a request for proposals for a firm that could both design and build the pool at its Tuesday, April 21 meeting. The authority also directed Hancock to seek a firm that could design the pool to be built by other construction companies and contractors.

Last December, the authority board approved a preliminary site design for an L-shaped pool to be constructed at the old Roosevelt Pool site — a revision created by Hancock of a design provided by Aquatic Designs, a consulting firm hired by the authority.

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Birding tours open to everyone

Friday, May 1, 2015 — Every spring Plumas Audubon and Feather River Land Trust partner to bring bird and nature enthusiasts out to unique, conserved landscapes in the upper Feather River watershed. These tours are led by Plumas Audubon members and local landowners.

Organizers report no previous birding experience is required, just an interest in learning more.

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Students learn hands-on through Trout in the Classroom

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — Students in seventh through 12th-grade attending Westwood High School receive hands-on lessons about the environment in which they live through a program called Trout in the Classroom.

During the school year students raise Eagle Lake Trout from eggs to fry and release them into Hamilton Branch, an approved cold-water stream. The eggs are obtained through the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife and Feather River Trout Unlimited.

According to Jessica Suchorski, the science teacher, the educational focus depends on the science class. Some students study water quality, others the anatomy of fish or habitat or lifecycle.

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Comedic play pays tribute to the Bard

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — The works of William Shakespeare collide and morph in a hilarious show presented by the Lassen High School Drama Department.

“Comedy of Errors,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Taming of the Shrew,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth” — it’s all covered in the upcoming show “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].”

The play opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 and runs through Saturday, May 2 in the Lassen High School theater. Tickets are available at the door.

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Burn permits required May 1

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — Effective Friday, May 1, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit will require dooryard burning permits for residential burning within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties

Burning permits are required from May 1 to midnight June 30 for all residential burning on State Responsibility Area Lands.

Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact your local Air Pollution Control District by calling Lassen County — 257-2876 or 257-BURN; Modoc County — 233-6401 or 640-2900; Plumas County — Portola: 832-4528, Quincy: 283-3602, Greenville: 284-6520 and Chester: 258-2588.

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