120 years ago
The Seward House had more than 200 people for dinner for each day during the fair.
70 years ago
A Pittville man drew a serial number one in the shuffle of selective service training cards filed with the country draft board. From the 2,277 registrants officially recorded in the county, a Susanville man drew the second serial number.
45 years ago
The results of a special census taken during the summer showed the population of Lassen County increased by 3,456 since the 1960 U.S. Census, according to information received from the census bureau. The report showed the county population at 17,053, with 6,912 people living in the city of Susanville.
30 years ago
Water quality monitoring of Eagle Lake by the Lahontan Regional Quality Control Board came one stop closer to implementation as the Eagle Lake Basin Interagency Board of Directors approved a resolution supporting such monitoring.
Earlier in the month, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution forwarded to it by the planning commission requesting monitoring of Eagle Lake water, the possible contamination of which had been a controversial issue in the county.
25 years ago
Following an evaluation of the 10 current alcohol and drug problems in Lassen County, the Board of Supervisors approved a reorganization that was expected to see the closure of the California Recovery House as a residential unity. Instead, clients needing recovery house care would be sent to out-of-county referrals or be provided with care in — county under a contract system with Lassen County residents.
15 years ago
By most accounts, the wet winter of 1994-95 quenched one of the worst droughts in recent northern California history. But the drought left its legacy in the forestland that dominates much of Northeastern California. That legacy is bugs — insects that are consuming trees at an alarming rate from the Oregon border to Lake Tahoe.
The trees, weakened by the drought, were unable to produce natural resins and nutrients that work as an immune system against the bugs.
10 years ago
The $15 million extra for Quincy Library Group forest health work was signed into law last week by President Bill Clinton, with more good federal bailout news on its heels.
Five years ago
Motorists who refuse to obey the posted speed limit when heading into Susanville on eastbound Highway 36 will have to pay out of their pocketbook if stopped by one of Susanville’s finest.
The third special speed enforcement in 2004 and the second within the last two months netted 16 citations.
It’s still a mystery how a 66-year-old prison inmate from Susanville’s California Correctional Center quietly walked away from the medium-security facility around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.
However, the pieces are starting to fall into place after the inmate, Donald Silks, was captured around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 near the Diamond Mountain Golf Club after an off-duty correctional counselor from High Desert State Prison reported his dogs discovered Silks hiding under a blanket between two logs near Old Archery Road. Silks was still wearing his blue chambray prison uniform and surrendered without incident.
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