120 years ago
Susanville residents were surprised to learn that the watershed of the Susan River is much greater than that of Eagle Lake. The more the course and tributaries of the Susan River are studied, the more it appears as the water supply source for the Honey Lake Valley. The fact that the surplus water forms a lake each year in the lower Honey Lake Valley which is 16 miles long and 12 miles wide, proves the immense amount of water which finds egress from its headwaters at Caribou and Silver lakes.
70 years ago
The Red River Lumber Company announced it would operate the Westwood Hospital as a unit of the industrial relations department. The hospital would be overhauled, renovated and rearranged, and new equipment and surgical instruments will also be provided.
45 years ago
A 23-car railroad freight train derailment on the Southern Pacific Railroad occurred about eight miles southwest of Ravendale. Damage was estimated at $250,000. Southern Pacific investigators reported the cause of the accident, in which six crewmen escaped injury, was unknown.
30 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors was presented a preliminary report on a proposed sewer system ordinance for the Eagle Lake Basin. The proposal outlined four regional sewer systems for the basin, including proposals for existing communities at the lake and future developments.
25 years ago
The Susanville City Council adopted a policy providing regulations for procedures for planting and cutting down trees on public right of ways within the city. The responsibility for trees planted outside the public right of way (private yards rather than curbside plantings) would remain with the owner of the property.
20 years ago
Lassen County Supervisor Hughes de Martimprey said he would quit if the citizens of Westwood did not trust him. De Martimprey said,
“Now, if the citizens of Westwood do not trust my personal dedication and my knowledge of the job of being supervisor after eight years on the board and now five years as First District Supervisor … it leaves me just one alternative: Resign, which I will do without hesitation.”
15 years ago
Investigating the first murder in Susanville in the past 10 years has not been cheap. According to the City Administrator Harry Jensen, the time spent investigating the murder has cost the city $35,000. And the costs would have been higher except that state crime specialists were involved with the investigation and the vehicle used by the suspects was sent to Chico for analysis.
Five years ago
Customers and employees inside Allied Cash Advances were startled when a Nissan Frontier slammed through the front door just around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21.
All cases of flu in the state of California are from the H1N1 virus.
The California Public Health Department informed the Lassen County Public Health Department that addition to pandemic activity of the formerly named swine flu, H1N1 is the only strain of flu circulating the state.
Lassen County Public Health reports that we now have multiple cases of H1N1 flu affecting our schools in Susanville; with Juniper Ridge School closed.
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