Altes arraignment continued to Jan. 23
William Leo Altes III, the man accused of killing Greenville resident Lauren Allen, won’t be entering a plea for at least a month.
Altes’ arraignment was continued until Jan. 23, 2015, to allow more time for evidence in the case to be reviewed.
Plumas County Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde granted public defender Robert Zernich the continuance during Altes’ court appearance Friday, Dec. 19.
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School board goes forward with reimbursement claim against state
During the Plumas County Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District meetings Dec. 17, the school board authorized Superintendent Micheline Miglis to move forward with a reimbursement claim with the Commission on State Mandates.
The claim, which will be filed jointly with the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Vallejo City Unified School District, will be for reimbursement of costs incurred as a result of preparing and implementing the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.
California established the CASPP system of assessments Jan. 1. Required assessments and tools included a digital library, summative assessments and interim assessments designed to monitor student progress toward mastery of the Common Core State Standards.
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Seasonal route restrictions for wheeled vehicles in Lassen Forest
Lassen National Forest reminds forest visitors that snowmobile and ski routes are off limits to wheeled vehicles from Dec. 26, 2014, through March 31, 2015.
The roads where wheeled vehicles are seasonally restricted from traveling are identified on the motor vehicle use maps, available at Forest Service offices and online at fs.usda.gov/lassen. These annual winter season restrictions stem from concerns for both visitor safety and natural resources.
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Local teen’s Eagle Scout project recycles fishing lines for good use
By the end of the month, Charlie Baumbach hopes to soar to Eagle Scout status by leaving less of a carbon footprint, protecting wildlife and maybe even stocking a child’s toy chest along the way.
The 16-year-old Boy Scout, from Troop 60 in Loyalton, is placing seven fishing line recycle containers around Lake Davis as his Eagle Scout project. Baumbach says the “Reel In & Recycle” containers can be located by GPS, and he’s working with the Plumas Audubon Society and U.S. Forest Service to install them at major fishing access points. Those locations include Jenkins Point, Fairview Point, Eagle Point, Old Camp Five, Lightning Tree, Mallard Cove and Honker Cove.
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Theatre vision offers community the next chapter
|A vision of the new Mt Lassen Theatre comes to life with this art deco design by renowned architectural designer Fernando Duarte. Photo submitted
M. Kate West
Across small-town America movie theatres have provided communities the opportunity to experience fantasy, romance, laughter and drama, especially before the age of television.
These theatres hosted weekly entertainments where families could share popcorn, where teens could meet and maybe even where Grandpa first kissed Grandma.
Many times, those local theatres were the glue that aided the economic strength of nearby retail centers and that same hope is key to the current vision of reincarnating the old Chester Theatre.
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