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National park hosts vehicle-free weekend May 16 through 18

Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy a vehicle-free weekend at Lassen Volcanic National Park from May 16 through 18 when they will be able to use the road before it opens for traffic. The road opens for non-motorized use at 9 a.m. Friday, May 16. Photo submitted

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — You are invited to hike, bike, walk or run along the Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway May 16 through May 18 before the road opens to through traffic for the season.

"I am incredibly excited to announce that visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy our spectacular scenery along 30 miles of road without vehicles," said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. “Designating a weekend as vehicle free allows our visitors to experience the park in a new and fun way.”

High school claims Credence ownership

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — Newly hired legal counsel for the Lassen Union High School District is requesting the purchase and sale of the Credence High School property for a new community swimming pool not proceed until current legal ownership can be determined.

A letter from attorney Tom Barth will be sent to Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority administrative officer Jared Hancock and Susanville School District Superintendent Jason Waddell regarding the matter as the high school district believes it is the rightful owner of the property, not Susanville School District.

Remains found near Canyon Dam

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — Bones discovered by mushroom hunters near Canyon Dam last month have been determined to be human.

Plumas County Sheriff’s Investigations Sgt. Steve Peay said the identity of the person was still unknown as of Monday, May 5.

He said the bones are being sent for DNA testing.

“We are treating this as a suspicious death, obviously,” Peay said.

Meet and greet for district 3 candidates

Monday, May 12, 2014 — Artisan Coffee, located at 464-440 Church St. at Highway 395 in Janesville, hosts a meet and greet outdoor barbecue for district 3 candidates from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. Other candidates are invited to attend.

For more information, call 253-3000.

Residents meet local candidates

A correction has been made to the treasurer/ tax collector candidate statements.

Wednesday, May 7 — Lassen County residents seized the opportunity to question and meet local candidates running for county and city positions in the June 3 election.

On Wednesday, April 30, the Janesville Town Council hosted a forum for Janesville residents to have the opportunity to see how the county candidates would be able to help them.

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