120 years ago
The man who robbed the stage just below Milford a short time ago was traced to Sacramento and captured by Sheriff Cady.70 years ago
The Susanville City Council agreed to improve the pedestrian paths on the bridge over the Susan River on Weatherlow Street, the scene of a recent tragedy in which a 13-year-old boy lost his life when a truck-trailer broke loose.
45 years ago
The concrete walls for the new dry kilns of the Eagle Lake Lumber Company were completed. The dry kilns were built to replace those destroyed by a June 13 fire. An Eagle Lake Lumber Company general manager said the six 120-foot dry kilns were to have 10 racks — four doubles and two singles. It was hoped the kilns would be completed in time to start sending lumber through Jan. 1.
25 years ago
The Susanville Planning Commission cleared the way for the proposed Susanville joint venture shopping center to be located on nearly 10 acres at the east end of the city on Highway 36. The development was planned in two phases. The first phase was to include a Payless Drugs store, a Sprouse Reitz Department Store and a number of smaller shops.
20 years ago
An interim report by the 1990-91 Lassen County Grand Jury called the Lassen County Board of Supervisors “ineffective” and said the board was responsible for much of the county’s morale and financial woes. In its concluding remarks, the grand jury put the blame for “some of the current financial chaos” in which the county finds itself to “extremely poor management practices,” which were a direct result of a “lack of sound leadership from the board. Politics and personalities have rendered the present Board of Supervisors totally ineffective.”
15 years ago
Abandoning the drive to rename Fredonyer Pass would be an affront to the family of Larry Griffith, a Lassen County Deputy Sheriff killed in the line of duty. Assemblyman Bernie Richter made the pronouncement at a Susanville Town Hall meeting held last week at Lassen High School. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association proposed the name change. The CCPOA said Dr. Atlas Fredonyer discovered the pass in 1850, but Fredonyer was convicted of molesting his 15-year-old daughter in 1862. California Governor Leland Stanford pardoned Fredonyer the next year. A legislative aide in Sacramento suggested naming Highway 36 over the pass as the “Larry Griffith Memorial Highway” just in case the name change wasn’t approved.
10 years ago
Lassen County’s Air Pollution Control District wants the cancer risk from Sierra Army Depot to be 1/10th the risk acceptable to a state-permitting agency. According to a draft Environmental Impact Report currently under review by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the demilitarization activities at SIAD pose a cancer risk of 10-in-a-million, based on a 24-hour-per-day exposure for 30 years.
Five years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors “appreciates the recommendation” in the 2003-2004 Grand Jury Report in regards to Child and Family Protective Services, commonly referred to as CPS, but the board will proceed with the “reorganization plan that has been previously shared with the grand jury and the community.”
Supervisor Jim Chapman came up with the working as the board finalized a response to the report at its Tuesday, Sept. 28 meeting.
Most of the CPS section of the report centered around alleged misconduct by social workers who no longer work at Lassen County CPS.
Lassen County offers beautiful areas for camping, hiking, fishing and hunting, but people should be cautious while in remote places, as marijuana growers are also using some of the areas to grow plantations and guard the camps.
Recently, CNN ran an article titled, “Pot farms run by ‘bad guys’ getting closer to tourist spots,” reporting how drug traffickers are planting millions of marijuana plants closer to tourist sites on United States public lands, creating a potential situation for hikers and campers to find themselves in the middle of a field facing armed and dangerous people.
The article also quoted Lassen County Sheriff Steve Warren and Assistant Sheriff Dean Growdon.
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