Remember When for Aug. 26, 2008
At the Lassen County Fair, in a dunking booth, sits Lassen County Sheriff Ron Jarrell. He gives a good-natured warning to a ball thrower attempting to dunk him. Jarrell was one of a long list of local dignitaries who donated their time at the dunking booth. 20 years
The California Library Services Board notified Lassen County Librarian Rita Padden that the county library was awarded $53,418. The grant was offered to provide financial assistance for participation in the 1988-89 California Library Services Act literary campaign. Previously, Lassen County was one of only a few California counties that were not participating in the campaign.
15 years ago
A countywide superintendents of schools meeting was held to discuss a Joint Powers Agreement that could save the Lassen County Public Library. This was a concerted effort involving the city council, county board of supervisors and many agencies which pulled together to save the public library and increase literacy.
10 years ago
Bill Gustavson and Jay Thom, with Luhdroff & Scalmanini water engineers, make the final adjustments to the Commercial Street well in Portola. The well was brought on-line Wednesday, July 29. It is pumping about 600,000 gallons per day and allows the city to cancel water rationing for water customers.
Six years ago
An attempted kidnapping occurred at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the corner of Barbara Street and Ruth Way. A 10-year-old boy was walking home when the car drove alongside the boy. The boy said the driver yelled, “Come here kid so I can get you!”
The boy ran and the car followed. When the boy reached home, the car sped away. Officers said the boy did the smart thing by running away from the driver. With school starting soon, parents are encouraged to discuss being safe with their children.
After several disappointing delays, the pool house in Bieber is at last ready for use. And, to celebrate, there was a free, two-hour swim.
“It will be great to have for future use,” said Tammy Mitchell, the coordinator for the community park and pool projects. “It’s a great beginning for our community. We’re getting things updated and safe. The future looks bright because there are going to be new additions to the park, and next year the pool will be running more efficiently.”
The brown cinderblock building was designed primarily to provide dressing rooms with a few lockers and restrooms for pool patrons. It also provides outside showers and an office for entry and sign-in. It also houses a pump, pool heater and filtration system “to chlorinate the pool and keep it clarified and clean,” said Michelle Hammons, the pool manager.
Lady Grizzlies celebrate a championship season
Miranda Langenhorst, back left, Mikailia Bustamante, Melica Woodhead, Dana Lovelace, Makenna Busse, Klari Scheff, bottom left, Hailey Hannah, Stevie Woodbury, Myeisha Shepard, Emilee Downing, Gabi Geoia and Jayde Hartzell pose together with the awards they were presented with at the Lassen High School...Read More...
Grizzlies soccer team plays tough, rain or shine
The Lassen High School boy’s soccer team is ready to give its opponents tough competition this year. The team is made up of Andy Wotjen, back left, Jon Langston, Cyrus White, Michael Pelfrey, Josh Schmidt, Jason Lilly, Jake Morgan, Jayce Gray, Carson Friedline, Garrison Collier, Jesus Garibo, Robert...Read More...
Sanctions upheld, Lassen College soccer cannot compete in playoffs
Dec. 2 — After a lengthy appeals process and a hugely successful soccer season, it turns out the Lassen Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams will not be allowed to compete in the playoffs. Lassen College has been appealing sanctions placed on the soccer program for competing in nontraditional...Read More...