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Locals support Wildland Foundation

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Fletcher Thornton, 11 months, meets Smokey Bear during a fundraiser for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Photo by Ruth Ellis

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — People came out to help support the Wildland Firefighter Foundation during a family-friendly, fundraiser event

The event, held Sunday, July 20 at Sierra Theater, generated $1,562.36 for the foundation whose main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters.

Dial-A-Ride extends hours

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — As a result of the lack of a subsidized vehicle for hire program, the Lassen Rural Bus is extending service hours for its Dial-A-Ride program.

The county transportation staff was directed by the Lassen Transit Service Agency to find a way to ease difficulties for those who benefited from the subsidized vehicle-for-hire program.

Starting Aug. 1, the Dial-A-Ride program will be serving participants from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

District seeks deadline extension

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District Board of Directors and Jeff White, its contracted deputy watermaster, both acknowledged the flaws in an appropriations document detailing the amount the Lassen County Auditor will charge water users on their property tax bills.

The board unanimously voted to send a draft copy of the document to water users to check for errors, but did not use the certification language provided by Lassen County Auditor Karen Fouch.

Staff, inmates injured in Herlong prison melees

Monday, July 28 — Eight staff members and seven inmates were injured at the Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong during a series of fights that broke out in various parts of the institution about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27.

Fire department urges caution

Wednesday, July 23 — The cause of a vegetation fire that started near Skyline Drive and Paiute Lane is under investigation.

According to a press release from the Susanville Fire Department, the Tuesday, July 22 fire burned approximately 1/2 to 1 acre of grass and brush.

The Susanville Fire Department, along with automatic aid from Cal Fire, four engines and two chief officers assisted with the incident. 


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