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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Thunderstorms - deadly, destructive force

Feather Publishing
7/23/2010


According to the National Weather Service, every thunderstorm produces lightning. On average, 300 people are injured and 80 people are killed each year in the U.S. by lightning.

"Thunderstorms are a dangerous weather event and their destructive capabilities should not be taken lightly," said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO.

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Vehicle starts numerous fires along Highway 36 in Susanville

 Fire crews responded to at least five roadside spot fires along Highway 36 in Susanville.

July 26, 2010 — Lassen County fire personnel are responding to a fire near the junction between Highway 395 and Highway 36, which closed  Highway 36 in both directions for a brief period. Law enforcement units were seen directing traffic in both directions as of 1 p.m. on Monday, July 26.

Read more: Vehicle starts numerous fires along Highway 36 in Susanville

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Former Sergeant Posch sentenced

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/22/2010

Former High Desert State Prison Sergeant Todd Posch was recently sentenced to 30 days of jail time, 300 hours of community service and three years of formal probation.

He will likely spend his 30 days in a non-jail setting such as house arrest because of his background in law enforcement.

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Chester veteran honored with Gold Star Banner

Sam Williams
Staff Writer
7/21/2010

The Soaring Eagle Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers will present a Gold Star Banner to a Chester mother to honor her son who was killed in Vietnam in 1969.

Christine Boyd, president of the Blue Star Mothers in Lassen County, said a Gold Star Banner was never presented to the family of United States Marine Corps Private First Class Richard Elliot Huff, who was killed during a firefight in Quag Tri Province April 11, 1969.

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