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Remember When for the week of 2/11/2014

65 years ago

Mining experts from the Bay Area visited local businessmen to discuss the future of mining in Lassen County.

Many mining companies wanted to set up operations here in order to capitalize on the vast deposits of minerals recently discovered in the county.

25 years ago

About 100,000 gallons of raw sewage from a backed-up sewer line spilled into Paiute Creek, leaving local health officials concerned about contamination. Officials warned residents to stay away from the creek until the spill was properly cleaned.

The spill occurred at the south end of the Susanville Ranch where overflow from the line escaped through a manhole cover. Rags and paper allegedly caused the sewage clog.

20 years ago

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors directed staff to prepare an ordinance regulating adult entertainment businesses in the county.

So far no one has indicated an intent to operate such a business in area of Lassen County under the board’s jurisdiction, but the supervisors are well aware of the controversy surrounding a couple’s recent attempt to open an adults-only store within Susanville city limits.

15 years ago

Sierra Army Depot set up a hot-line taking complaints about noise and shock waves from ammunition demolitions at the Herlong Base.

The public would be notified when the base increased its normal one-afternoon blast a day, Monday through Thursday schedule.

The announcement came after a Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting where the base’s detonation of obsolete weapons was roundly criticized.

10 years ago

The city of Susanville advertised within Lassen County for a new airport manager and fixed-base operator. The council voted unanimously at its Feb. 18 meeting to circulate a new request for proposals.

In mid-December, the council denied a contract with Larry Weiss, of Lincoln, Calif.

At the time, more than 40 pilots urged the council to negotiate a contract with Susanville resident Steve Datema for airport management and FBO services.

Last year

Hollywood Vibe, a new production in Susanville, was looking for performers to audition for the multimedia event.

According to Ben Wade, Susanville Symphony conductor, the event should have attracted an audience between the ages of 15 and 35 with stage lighting, sounds, costumes, big screen monitors and rock and roll and pop music.


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