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Over $3,000 donated for month of April Find out how you.can provide a Bear Hug for'Kids in Need. See insert inside. INC. SMALL TOWN PAPERS 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE. SW SEATTLE WA 98136 :?., cam. oszso van. 28, No. 29 Tuosdany, Many 12007 ' ($30|2S7-$3211 ' , agrees By Shayla Ashmore Staff Writer sashmoreO/ Taxpayers may not have to pick up the tab for more than $100,000 worth of noise moni- toring at Honey Lake Motocross Park, Motocross park owner Larry Wosick said he will pay the bill. But he claims he never received an invoice billing him for the court- ordered monitoring that resulted from a neighbor's 2003 lawsuR over noise from weekend motocross races. Wosick said his attorney only got copies of the invoices the sound monitoring company sent to Lassen Counfy, Good business practices dictate seeing the invoices and the results of the sound monitoring testing before paying the bill, Wosick said. County Treasurer Richard Egan said he is sending bills directly to the Wosicks. Last week the Board of Supervisors also directed Egan to send copies of the noise monitoring reports. "I just got the invoices yes- terday -- it's about a ream of paper," Egan said on Wednesday, April 24. "I'll be sending them a bill by the end of the week." County Counsel Craig Settlemire announced the Board of Supervisors' direc- tions after a closed-door ses- sion at the Tuesday, April 25 meeting. The board also directed Egan to negotiate a payment plan within 30 days. "If arrangements are not made within 30 days for pay- ment," Settlemire said, "county counsel is to bring the matter before the court for collections. If he wants to change the requirements for noise monitoring, Mr. Wosick may bring his own petRion to the court." CRizens for a Healthy Rural Environment and See Motocross, Page 6A O By Barbara France Managing Editor Main Street in Susanville will have a new look by the end of summer but the price is motorists dealing with lane closures.and delays. The public is invited to a pre-construction meeting from 4-6 p.m today, Tuesday, May 1, at the Lassen High School Student Center. The California Department of Transportation, working wRb Baldwin Construction, will begin work on a $2.9 mil- lion project to rehabilRate the roadway surface through Uptown Susanville from Quarry Street to Russell Avenue and Riverside Drive to Richmond Road/Highway 395. The project will replace the current roadway surface, improving the ride quality on Highway 36 that goes through the city of Susanville, said Caltrans. The construction crew said it would make every effort to lessen the disruption to resi- dents, motorists and busi- nesses in Susanville. The contract requires work at night, between 5:30 p.m. and 6 a.m weekdays and 24 hours per day on weekends. The schedule will helpmin- imize traffic congestion and keep access to the area open, said Caltrans. The project is expected to take about 45 working days from start to finish. The resurfacing work will require lane closures, small delays and some noise due to the operation of heavy equip- ment. Along with the resurfacing of the road, Caltrans will work on traffic camera instal. lation in early May. Caltrans said the contrac- tor has an aggressive sched- ule and the work should be completed by the end of June. As a reminder, fines for traffic violation are higher in construction zones. "r fire stuns community By Sam Williams News Editor Visiting Lassen County Superior Court Judge Charles W. Hayden upheld a temporary ruling on Monday, April 23 allowing the city of Susanville' to continue to maintain the faciIRies at the Diamond Mountain Golf Club. But the judge denied a request by City Attorney Kathleen Lazarcl to allow the city to also operate the golf course and collect green fees to help defray the mainte- nance costs. The city owns the golf course, but has leased the operation of the municipal facility toSickles Golf Associates. Hayden continued the pro- ceeding until 9 a.m. on July 10 and ruled a previous order by visiting Superior Court Judge John Darlington would remain in full force and effect. On Wednesday, April 11 Darlington granted the city's request it be allowed "to enter By Sam Williams News Editor swilliarn~las~ If everything goes accord- ing to plan, Lassen County The Judging Pavilion at the Lauen County Falrgmunds, built In the 1940s, stands charred and melted after an suspected arson fire destroyedthe bulld|ng on Saturday,April 21. Four boys, three 13.yearn- old and one 14- year-old, wore arrestedon charges of alleged arson, trmpcmlng, alleged burg/ary and alleged van- dallsm For more plctures and SlND by mw tmt the leased premises and irri- gate and maintain the golf Soe Golf, Pogo 15A could soon be the home of the biggest solar power plant in the world- one that could See Solar, Page 7A Foggy mountain, beautiful sunset A train meanders near the Diamond Mountains in Doyle, Calif. on Sunday, April 22 as fpg settles on the peaks. Clouds and the setting sun paint the sky over Doyle on Sunday, Apdl 221 ~otos by Veronica France and Shoyla Ashmore