115 years ago
Hamann & Fischer, a San Francisco brewing company, began installing beer-making equipment at the long awaited Susanville Brewery. They told the public to expect several types of beer to be locally distributed, with the first variety to be on the shelves within the month.
65 years ago
Lassen County residents re-elected incumbents Superior Judge B. V. Curler, Sheriff Olin Johnson, County Clerk Maude Tombs and Coroner C. W. Merrill. Less than 50 percent of the residents turned out for the vote.
30 years ago
Mayor Jack Jenkins announced that Jeffery G. Foltz had accepted appointment as Susanville’s first city administrator. Jenkins received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. At his formal reception he stated he would concentrate his interests on budget administration annexation, personnel and recreation issues.
25 years ago
Bridget Silva beat out seven other girls for the Miss Lassen County crown. The judges reportedly said it was an extremely difficult decision to select the best candidate out of the pageant standouts Jennifer Bris, Renae Langslet, Jodi Rives and Angel Larson. Pageant director Ronnie Chandler said the selection of Silva was a “tough, but excellent choice.”
20 years ago
An innovative program to benefit timber companies with seven or fewer employees has been scuttled by federal officials in Washington D.C.
The proposal, developed by Plumas National Forest officials and Greenville timber operator Carl Pew, does not meet federal size standards, said General Gruber, industrial specialist for the Small Business Administration.
The action came two days after California Gov. Pete Wilson personally appealed to President George Bush to relax federal standards to allow quick removal of dead and dying timber on California’s national forests.
10 years ago
The Susanville Interagency Fire Center announced containment of the 67,700 lightning-caused Observation Fire, south of Ravendale, Thursday, Aug. 16. The blaze that forced evacuation of the Spanish Springs Ranch started near Observation Peak, located just east of the ranch on Highway 395 south of Ravendale.
No structures were damaged or destroyed. Two injuries were reported. Fire suppression and rehabilitation costs were expected to approach $4 million.
Five years ago
When the new Miss Lassen County cuts the ribbon to officially open the Lassen County Fair tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20, the ceremony will also mark the dedication of a new mural on Jensen Hall. The 80-foot long mural in five sections depicting scenes from past fairs is not yet complete, said Darwin Solus, the manager of a massive Rotary improvement project at the main entrance.
A young man from Sacramento was airlifted to a hospital after spending a night in the La Porte Road area when his all-terrain vehicle went over a ravine.
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received a call Sunday afternoon, Aug. 8, reporting a 16-year-old male went missing during an ATV ride with family and friends.
A press release said the boy’s family told deputies he was following them from Lee Summit to a friend’s cabin off of La Porte Road when they were separated.
The family called the sheriff’s office after searching for around 90 minutes.
The sheriff’s office, Plumas National Forest and Plumas County Search and Rescue responded to the scene, assisted by a CHP helicopter, until nightfall.
The ground search continued until 10:30 p.m. without finding any trace of the missing juvenile.
California Fish and Game joined the other agencies the next morning and the search resumed.
A friend of the young man’s family reported finding him in a ravine below Fells Flat Road with unknown injuries.
The release said, “The victim was hauled up to the road with a rope rescue system and turned over to PDH ambulance personnel.”
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