45 years ago
The road over Mt. Lassen has been cleared of snow and travel is open between Sulpher Works and Manzanita Lake, Superintendent Dic Boyer of the Lassen National Park announced.
The road has snow banks 15 feet high in some places and Boyer urged cautious driving for the next few weeks.
40 years ago
The old Almanor Justice Court was moved recently to make room for a new Chester Civic Complex, which is expected to go into construction this month. The building was moved to the other side of the library where the Boy Scouts will use it. The new Chester Complex will house the Almanor Justice Court, a jail and sheriff’s substation and office space for other county government officials.
35 years ago
Carl Hunn, of Southern California, recently assumed the position of manager at the Chester Airport and ownership of Lake Almanor Aviation.
In the aviation industry for the past 23 years, Hunn has a master’s degree in areomanagement from USC and is a licensed pilot. His son is a qualified aircraft mechanic.
20 years ago
The Eagle Lake Recreation Area received so much precipitation this past winter that Lassen National Forest officials are asking visitors to take extra precautions to conserve water.
As strange as it may sound, that is exactly what is happening. Heavy moisture from the winter storms caused the sewer facility evaporation points to approach the full mark.
15 years ago
Plumas County Sheriff’s Deputies nabbed two murder suspects last week who were wanted for a slaying near Doyle.
A two-state manhunt that began Sunday, May 17, with the arrest of David Scott, 32, and Monti Calvert, 44. They are expected to be charged with the murder of Lance Grochowsky, age unknown, in Reno.
Authorities began looking for the suspects after a tip came into the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department as to the location of Grochowsky’s charred remains 12 miles east of Doyle, just over the Nevada line.
10 years ago
Current fifth-grade students at McKinley and Meadow View schools will not go to Diamond View next year.
Responding to the overwhelming desire of parents to have their children remain at the two lower grade schools for their sixth-grade year, the Susanville School District voted to make the change at its Wednesday, May 21 board meeting.
Superintendent Mark Evans recommended the board wait until the 2004-2005 school year to reconfigure the district into two K-6 schools and one 7-8 school to ensure the transition went smoothly.
Five years ago
A handful of dedicated protestors showed up to voice their opinion about the community’s need for a pool almost an hour before the regular meeting of the Susanville City Council.
They showed up in front of City Hall at 65 North Lassen Street dressed in nothing more than their bathing suits and bathrobes. Along with their protest signs, they also brought inflatable raft toys, flippers and even a couple of scuba masks.
One year ago
A monument stone recognizing John Best “Buster” McKissick will be placed June 11 at his gravesite in the McKissick Family Cemetery in Secret Valley, Lassen County, where his parents established a cattle ranch in the mid-1800s.
In 1860, Buster rode horseback across the plains from Iowa to Lassen County, at the age of 14, along with his sisters and beside his parents in their covered wagon. Buster was an accomplished horseman and gained notoriety for his exceptional skills
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