120 years ago
Skating has been the order of the day among the young people of Susanville. The river has been frozen over with a coat of ice 10 inches thick, and many of the young people have become expert skaters this winter.
70 years ago
Westwood and Susanville friends and business associates were pleased to learn that J.H. Hunter, formerly of Westwood and representative of that supervisorial district for 16 years, has been chosen secretary of the powerful County Supervisors Association of California with a permanent headquarters in Sacramento.
45 years ago
Consideration has been given for participation by Lassen High School in the Northern Nevada AAA Conference for the 1966-1967 basketball season.
At the time, the league was composed of Wooster, Reno and Sparks high schools. A fourth team would bring greater prestige to the conference champion.
30 years ago
Confusion was prevalent at the continuation of a public hearing of the controversial Eagle Lake Subdivision held by the Lassen County Board of Supervisors. The majority of confusion stemmed from the board’s decision to deny a revised tentative parcel map on the proposed project.
25 years ago
A group of Inspiration Drive residents descended on the Susanville City Council to request that “something be done” to prevent vehicles from racing over lawns and through yards. Residents said the street and road at the top of Inspiration Point above the city was being used for “wild parties and car races” and was a congregation point for high school students at noon and at night.
Residents complained that they had to clean up debris such as beer bottles and cans and that the noise level from the partygoers’ racing cars and stereos was sometimes “nearly too much.”
20 years ago
Local support for Americans serving in Operation Desert Storm continues to grow. Yellow ribbons appeared all over Susanville and the county. The Elks Lodge 1487 launched their own Yellow Ribbon campaign to encourage local business and organizations to support their friends and loved ones serving in the Persian Gulf. The Times published the names and addresses of nearly 40 county residents serving in the conflict so the community could write to them.
15 years ago
The new and somewhat controversial Susanville Casino on Skyline Drive announced it will open for business on Valentine’s Day.
The casino, located on the Susanville Indian Rancheria, will be low key compared with the glitzy-neon Nevada casinos.
A Rancheria spokesman said the casino was serious about not serving alcohol.
10 years ago
Spending $250,000 to hire a project manager may save the Lassen High School District time and money on its upcoming construction and modernization project.
Five years ago
It seemed inevitable Roosevelt Pool was losing its serviceability but Parks and Recreation Director Rob Hill said it was like being hit in the mouth when the structural engineer said no one should go near the 68-year-old facility.
Fortunately for some lucky person, a citizen in Susanville who found a bundle of money is nothing like Henry F. Potter, the main antagonist in Frank Capra’s 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Around 1:46 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, an unnamed citizen contacted the Susanville Police Department and turned in a large sum of currency he or she found outside the U.S. Bank night drop box located at 901 Main St. According to the police the amount was more than $4,000.
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