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Calif. 96130 / j S Vol. 22, No. 39 Tuesday, July 18, 2000. (530) 257-5321 ,, , ,, ,, 50 cents, I Y wildfire Thursday, tit )ower to Su- r. 36and that fire Incident," 100 acres and Lassen County to put Forest Estates on alert for from on the injured no one Was no immediate for the fire, the wood- Bizz Johnson over the Susan created a severe to the river Users should be remains under according to Interagency Fire SPokesman Bob ifornia Depart- captain out about the Devil's Cor- bridge over the up to 35 mph ining spread of the came within of Lake For- the Sheriff's to start knock- there because residents to be lllaze, Page 14 om Dy Ove u Above: A wlJdflro bemb appommJ in tJne anoko oftor dropldnd its Joad of name retmdant on tfto Dovil's InckJee At Jeft, tbe fifo Immnd fine woodon ond off of UHD Bi Johneon Trldl brklLe over tbe Suonn River. Troll vilJtors oomilT L Into the Devil's Corral aconon point on tim trail from Wontwood ehonld be eautious of the old tn t4dJe-be. Peoe lemdng the same aocees point wlU find the hazard ,tl ,@tw tty wak w d m,,t Hwy,  towm Wtwoo& Sage school board facing recall vote gage Unified School Dis- to announce the re- two members of its on Wednesday, July of board President and school board Leonard will be ballot. also be on the regu- Fort Sage School Francine Tyree While Rowland's regular term is up for re-election, Leonard still has time left in her term, The supporters of the recall effort received notification that enough required signatures had been certi. fled by Lassen County Election Clerk Theresa Nagel in a letter dat. ed July 7. Rowland says she will not back away from the controversy. "I'm not going to roll over," Row- land said. "I have not done anything wrong." The recall supporters primary is- sue with the two board members is the way the board members have chosen to spend the school district's money. "Instead of cutting back on admin. istrative spending," recall spokesperson Beverly Houdyshell said, "they have chosen to lay off teachers and close schools. "They have decided to send sev- enth and eighth graders to the high school and close the intermediate school. And that's just not right." However, Rowland defended the decisions by the board. "They were horrible cuts," Row- land said. "But we didn't have any options. They were the best deci- sions we could make." Recleving the certification from the elections clerk came as a relief to the recall supporters. "It's still no better than it was," Houdyshell said. "So now we have to get the people out to vote." In addition to the recall election, the school board has two seats up for election. See IleeLdl, PILe r Fair 2000 Aa F-4 Qmmmam Welkmt winds up Its engine at the Ikaumdlle Air Fair 2000 air ohow held at the abpod Sntwday, July XS. Tbe piano was uNd Jn tho Vietnam War to Wntoet kmptws me porform Wound attaeks oa onomy positions, 8yon Wolfo of grNS vaney Joted me piano. For morn photos of the ak show, see  9A. ] State throws down gauntlet Mental health licensing inquiry must be answered  sm wimmm Sta Wrer California's Department of Mental Hellth has given Lassen County's Mental Health Department 15 days to respond to concerns regarding the department's alleged fatlme to comply with legally.mandated licensing requirements for some staff members. Nora Romero, a media spokesperson gor the California Department of Menlal Health, told the Times late Friday afternOon that the state's chief of program eompltaee for the northern region had received a nUm- ber of letters regarding the alleged use of unlieensed personnel by the Lassen County Mental Health Department. Based on those complaints, the state sent a letter to Lassen County Mental Health Di- See Ucense, Page 16 Mental health chief fears juvenile hall impacts S wrtt Lassen County's Mental.Health D ireer Jim Jackson said providlng servce to troubled out-of-countY kids in the new Juve- nile hall might push his department into the red. "This is a volatile population of chll- dren," Jackson told the mental health advi- sory board at Tuesday' s mee_t!_ng' "We ex- pect a fair amount or aCUWLy aau calls for service. "The Juvenile Detention Facility is not fully operational, and that's a concern for us at the moment. It's going to be difficult for us to meet the demands we're antlclpat- Ing when the facility becomes fully opera- tlonal... "Our ability to recover costs is q small overall. I wanted to advise the that this could potentially be a cost overrun for the Mental Health DivisiorL" Health and Human Services Director Tom Keeffer told the board, "We consider this to be an item of im3nite interest. The demand for services has mnsh_roomed." Jackson told the board they needed to ira- See Impaot PagO 14 Inside: Mt. Dyer committee qualifies four-season resort initiative for ballot, meanwhile challengers question legality. n00go Lauen Ufe: Old fire engine rebuilt by inmates. Page 11A O!d.lon: Page 10C Calif. 96130 / j S Vol. 22, No. 39 Tuesday, July 18, 2000. (530) 257-5321 ,, , ,, ,, 50 cents, I Y wildfire Thursday, tit )ower to Su- r. 36and that fire Incident," 100 acres and Lassen County to put Forest Estates on alert for from on the injured no one Was no immediate for the fire, the wood- Bizz Johnson over the Susan created a severe to the river Users should be remains under according to Interagency Fire SPokesman Bob ifornia Depart- captain out about the Devil's Cor- bridge over the up to 35 mph ining spread of the came within of Lake For- the Sheriff's to start knock- there because residents to be lllaze, Page 14 om Dy Ove u Above: A wlJdflro bemb appommJ in tJne anoko oftor dropldnd its Joad of name retmdant on tfto Dovil's InckJee At Jeft, tbe fifo Immnd fine woodon ond off of UHD Bi Johneon Trldl brklLe over tbe Suonn River. Troll vilJtors oomilT L Into the Devil's Corral aconon point on tim trail from Wontwood ehonld be eautious of the old tn t4dJe-be. Peoe lemdng the same aocees point wlU find the hazard ,tl ,@tw tty wak w d m,,t Hwy,  towm Wtwoo& Sage school board facing recall vote gage Unified School Dis- to announce the re- two members of its on Wednesday, July of board President and school board Leonard will be ballot. also be on the regu- Fort Sage School Francine Tyree While Rowland's regular term is up for re-election, Leonard still has time left in her term, The supporters of the recall effort received notification that enough required signatures had been certi. fled by Lassen County Election Clerk Theresa Nagel in a letter dat. ed July 7. Rowland says she will not back away from the controversy. "I'm not going to roll over," Row- land said. "I have not done anything wrong." The recall supporters primary is- sue with the two board members is the way the board members have chosen to spend the school district's money. "Instead of cutting back on admin. istrative spending," recall spokesperson Beverly Houdyshell said, "they have chosen to lay off teachers and close schools. "They have decided to send sev- enth and eighth graders to the high school and close the intermediate school. And that's just not right." However, Rowland defended the decisions by the board. "They were horrible cuts," Row- land said. "But we didn't have any options. They were the best deci- sions we could make." Recleving the certification from the elections clerk came as a relief to the recall supporters. "It's still no better than it was," Houdyshell said. "So now we have to get the people out to vote." In addition to the recall election, the school board has two seats up for election. See IleeLdl, PILe r Fair 2000 Aa F-4 Qmmmam Welkmt winds up Its engine at the Ikaumdlle Air Fair 2000 air ohow held at the abpod Sntwday, July XS. Tbe piano was uNd Jn tho Vietnam War to Wntoet kmptws me porform Wound attaeks oa onomy positions, 8yon Wolfo of grNS vaney Joted me piano. For morn photos of the ak show, see  9A. ] State throws down gauntlet Mental health licensing inquiry must be answered  sm wimmm Sta Wrer California's Department of Mental Hellth has given Lassen County's Mental Health Department 15 days to respond to concerns regarding the department's alleged fatlme to comply with legally.mandated licensing requirements for some staff members. Nora Romero, a media spokesperson gor the California Department of Menlal Health, told the Times late Friday afternOon that the state's chief of program eompltaee for the northern region had received a nUm- ber of letters regarding the alleged use of unlieensed personnel by the Lassen County Mental Health Department. Based on those complaints, the state sent a letter to Lassen County Mental Health Di- See Ucense, Page 16 Mental health chief fears juvenile hall impacts S wrtt Lassen County's Mental.Health D ireer Jim Jackson said providlng servce to troubled out-of-countY kids in the new Juve- nile hall might push his department into the red. "This is a volatile population of chll- dren," Jackson told the mental health advi- sory board at Tuesday' s mee_t!_ng' "We ex- pect a fair amount or aCUWLy aau calls for service. "The Juvenile Detention Facility is not fully operational, and that's a concern for us at the moment. It's going to be difficult for us to meet the demands we're antlclpat- Ing when the facility becomes fully opera- tlonal... "Our ability to recover costs is q small overall. I wanted to advise the that this could potentially be a cost overrun for the Mental Health DivisiorL" Health and Human Services Director Tom Keeffer told the board, "We consider this to be an item of im3nite interest. The demand for services has mnsh_roomed." Jackson told the board they needed to ira- See Impaot PagO 14 Inside: Mt. Dyer committee qualifies four-season resort initiative for ballot, meanwhile challengers question legality. n00go Lauen Ufe: Old fire engine rebuilt by inmates. Page 11A O!d.lon: Page 10C