115 years ago
An armed force of nearly 40 men hung stage robbers John and Charlie Ruggles. John said he would tell where the two buried the stolen treasure if the men released his brother. The men refused and pulled the foot stands out from under the robbers. The two were hung with such force that their necks were severed minutes later.
65 years ago
Linns J. Ward, charter member of Susanville Aerie 2365, Eagles, was appointed Deputy State President for District 2. He had served in the Eagle Club for more than 20 years before his promotion.
40 years ago
The amount of Lassen National Forest timber sold during the fiscal year totaled 185 million board feet, valued at $3.4 million. Forest officials reported that the figures marked a consecutive 10-year increase in timber sales.
30 years ago
The Board of Supervisors certified the recall petition to oust District I Supervisor Paul Drake before his term expired in 1984. The County Clerk’s Office received a petition with 487 legal signatures.
25 years ago
Danny Stowell was named to succeed Fred Binswanger as Westwood High School’s varsity football coach.
Athletic Director Phil Bryant said Stowell was the most qualified applicant after serving under Binswanger as an assistant for three years.
20 years ago
A change of command ceremony marked the arrival of Col. Allen L. Germain, the 29th Commander of the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong.
Germain takes over command of the base from Col. Kent W. Fontaine, whose next assignment is with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installation and Logistics) in Washington, D.C.
Five years ago
The city council unanimously approved a measure to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in Susanville at its meeting Wednesday, July 20.
Lassen County has taken the first step toward enforcing two emergency county ordinances prohibiting medical marijuana cultivation and distribution in the unincorporated areas of the county.
After a study session held on Tuesday, May 11 at Jensen Hall, he Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a 45-day moratoria prohibiting the cultivation or distribution of medical marijuana until the county determines the appropriate locations for such activities. On Tuesday, June 15 the board extended the moratoria for an additional 10 months and 15 days.
Lassen County District Attorney Robert Burns said an official from the county’s planning department recently visited three medical marijuana dispensaries in the county and provided operators with a copy of the ordinances and a letter from the district attorney’s office.
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