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Term limits could be on November ballot

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — Voters may be deciding if term limits are the best option for the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.

In May, the supervisors ill consider a resolution to place an initiative on the November ballot, which will limit supervisors to three four-year terms. Supervisor Larry Wosick requested the matter be placed on the agenda consideration in March and the matter was brought back to the board’s Tuesday, April 8 meeting.

Team visits Lassen College

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — The accreditation process for the college is nearly complete, and college administration feels hopeful.

Although the official response from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges will not be available until July, board members, staff and administration heard good reviews from the visiting officials.

“With the continued efforts of all in our college community, Lassen Community College will soar. We all know that there will be challenges and barriers; right now our college is in good shape,” said superintendent/ president Dr. Marlon Hall at the Tuesday, April 8 board of trustees meeting.

Military, overseas ballots in the mail

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — Military and overseas ballots for the June 3 Direct Primary Election were mailed April 8 to Lassen County voters stationed in the U.S. and abroad.

In Lassen County the clerk’s office makes every effort to ensure military and overseas voters have an opportunity to vote.

There can be delays when mailing ballots overseas, so the office is asking for public assistance. If you have a family member who is in the military or living overseas, who is registered to vote in Lassen County, inform them to contact the county clerk’s office if they do not receive their ballot by mail.

Law enforcement arrest Oregon man after high-speed chase

Monday, April 14, 2014 — After being alerted to a suspicious circumstance in the late evening of Saturday, April 12, local law enforcement agencies pursued an Oregon man on a high-speed chase, which eventually resulted in his arrest.

James Nolan, 45, of Portland, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, evading arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license and vehicle theft.

According to the California Highway Patrol, officers were alerted to a suspicious situation after a woman was heard yelling “Help me,” from a dark Dodge Stratus at the Long Valley Agriculture Inspection Station.

LMUD text alert has new number

As of April 10, customers who enroll in Lassen Municipal Utility District’s Text Alert System will text the letters LMUD to the number 95577.

Due to irreparable technical difficulties the text alert provider, Trumpia, has abandoned the original short code of 69302. Current LMUD text-alert subscribers have been migrated to the new number — no other action is required in order to continue to receive text alerts. The only noticeable change will be that alerts will come from the new number, 95577.

If you are not currently subscribed to the LMUD Text Alert System, you can do so by simply texting the letters LMUD to the number 95577.

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