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County transportation commission receives park and ride update

Friday, July 31, 2015 — The Lassen County Transportation Commission received an informational progress update regarding the proposed park and ride project.
    During the Monday, July 13 meeting, transportation project manager Cynthia Raschein provided the update to the board.
    According to her, she said the commission was initially concerned, during the beginning of the process on whether the county or Caltrans would take responsibility for the project.

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Forest urges bear awareness

Friday, July 31, 2015 — Due to the dry conditions across the Plumas National Forest, the Beckwourth Ranger District is observing an increase in bear activity in the eastern part of the ranger district. All people conducting business or recreating in bear-populated areas should be bear aware and exercise caution, especially when preparing and disposing of food.
    “Bears are not unusual in this part of the forest — after all, it is their home,” said Deb Bumpus, Beckwourth District ranger. “We can continue to use and enjoy the forest; we just need to respect their space and not attract their attention.”

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Lassen County Fair announces Old Timers of the Year

Friday, July 31, 2015 — Two long-time residents were recently honored as the Lassen County Fair’s Old Timers’ of the Year recipients.
    Edith Summers, 87, of Standish, and Travis Jackson, were introduced during a ceremony at Bekins Stage on Friday, July 19.
    Summers has lived in Lassen County all her life. She was a bus driver for the school district until she retired.

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Agency discusses charter rates

Thursday, July 30, 2015 — The Lassen Transit Service Agency adopted the 2015/2016 charter rates after it tabled the matter to hear more information and discussed the process.  
    The rates, which according to transportation planner Kelly Mumper, were unchanged from the previous year, since they are based on the number of busses gained and lost.
    The hourly charter rate is set at $95, a standby hourly rate of $80, overtime hourly at $110, standby overtime at $95, a direct cost hourly rate at $55, direct cost standby hourly rate of $45 and an administrative charge per charter of $43.58.

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Chamber releases fair parade results

Thursday, July 30, 2015 — With colorful floats and friendly faces, the Lassen County Fair Parade is one of the many highlights during the five days of fair.  
    Organizations, service clubs and businesses take the opportunity to participate in the event, held Saturday, July 18 and sponsored by the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce.
    The event also draws the attendance of people both young and old who set up canopies and lawn chairs along Main Street well before the parade began.

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