Bill Brasdear is putting up quite an extensive woodshed at his place and William Ravenscroft, the prize shoemaker, has returned to town and will occupy his old quarters just above Spaulding’s drugstore for the winter. Call to get your soles tapped!
60 years ago
It will be most interesting for Susanville and Westwood residents to note word comes from Washington, D.C., that wood has taken an important place in plans for this country’s defense program.
While wood is not usually considered a war material, new and wider uses of wood have gone so far today that no other material fills many wartime requirements, according to Forest Products Laboratory, a research unit of the U.S. Forest Service.
45 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Trustees approved a contract for educational television on a yearly basis. The program depends on the approval of county counsel and is subject to the ability of the county school’s superintendent to prove that the program would service Lassen and Herlong high schools.
30 years ago
The disposal of fly and bottom ash was still a problem for the Lassen College cogeneration plant and that problem could stand in the way of a contract with Lassen County. At the time, the college needed a place to dispose of the bottom ash and eyed the Lassen County Bass Hill landfill as the most logical place. The state and county, however, were taking steps to make sure that the bottom ash was clear of hazardous material that could pose health problems in the future.
20 years ago
Following a public hearing, the Susanville Planning Commission unanimously recommended the 1,092-acre island annexation to the city of the California Correctional Center. As a result, the city of Susanville will receive about $207,000 in new revenue. That amount would be even greater if the prison is expanded as proposed.
10 years ago
Sierra Army Depot’s permit to blow up munitions and rocket motors must be reviewed, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, because the Depot allegedly isn’t following federal clean air controls.
Five years ago
Lassen County’s main ambulance provider announced it would discontinue the service it has provided for 40 years by January at the latest.
What turned out as a routine smoke check at about 1:18 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 blew up into a fully involved structure fire that destroyed roughly half of the America’s Best Inn located at 2705 Main St.
A large portion of Main Street was shut down while fire engines, personnel and equipment from virtually every fire agency in the county were dispatched. Susanville Fire Department Battalion Chief Ted Friedline said firefighters were still trying to mop up the damage from the fire at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 9.
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