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Gibbons named new national park superintendent

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — Steve Gibbons has been selected as the next superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park, after serving as acting superintendent at the park for the past four months. He will begin his new role in early May.

“Steve has been outstanding as interim superintendent at Lassen Volcanic,” said regional director Chris Lehnertz.“Now with him moving into the superintendent position permanently, we all look forward to his continued strong leadership there.”

During the last several years Gibbons has gained invaluable experience serving as acting superintendent at numerous parks in the region, including the National Park of American Samoa; War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam; American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Kaloko-Honokohau, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau and Kalaupapa National Historical Parks in Hawaii; and San Juan Island and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Parks in Washington state.

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LHS welding shop constructs barbeque

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — The Lassen High School welding shop was asked by The Pardner Farm Supply to build a 3x8 barbeque. The Advanced Welding class, comprised of 16 students and instructed by Mike Somerville, was put in charge of constructing the barbeque. The barbeque was built from the ground up with materials generously provided by Farm Supply.

The advanced welding class was able to acquire several useful skills by taking on this large project. They learned how to work together, effective communication, mathematical equations and the value of heat distribution to prevent warping, which are all very imperative abilities to possess.

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Academy’s spring recital


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 —  The Susanville Symphony’s Academy of Music held a Spring Recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the United Methodist Church in Susanville. The beginning band, beginning strings and intermediate strings performed followed by the strings together. The string players include JohnPaul Bertotti, Seth Chatterton, Rachel Delgado, Kaden Dunten, Morgan Gould, Emilio Hays, Sky Vetter and Carol Fontana, mentor. The intermediate strings include Richard Wakeman, Laura Chatterton, Hunter Jack, Alicia Vetter and mentors Sue Bateson and Owen Bateson.
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Medical marijuana ordinance moves forward

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — After a public hearing and nearly 90 minutes of discussion by councilmembers, the chief of police, city staff and local growers, the Susanville City Council narrowly approved waived the first reading and introduced Ordinance 15-0997, a zoning measure that regulates the cultivation of medical marijuana within the city limits.

“The ordinance before you is well refined through several public meetings,” said Tom Downing, chief of police.

He said the Susanville Planning Commission reviewed the ordinance and made suggestions and revisions, and the revised ordinance was again discussed by the planning commission and then approved.

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Commission approves acquisition of One-Stop property

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — The Lassen County Planning Commission unanimously approved the consideration of the acquisition and disposal of two properties.

At the Wednesday, April 1 commission meeting, the board members approved the disposal of property in Westwood, and the acquisition of property in Herlong by the county. The matter will now come before the Lassen County Board of Supervisors for approval.

“There wasn’t anything inconsistent in the general plan with transferring the properties,” said associate planner Matt May, on the approval.

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