120 years ago
Messers Griffith and Company received three train carloads of carriages, buggies and wagons and notified local citizens more were on the way.
It was the company’s intention to see that everybody and everything was on wheels in Lassen County from then on.
70 years ago
Lassen County’s new tire and lube quotas were announced by the rationing board.
Lassen County was to receive 15 new passenger tires, 13 passenger tubes, 60 truck tires, 67 tubes and 26 recaps for trucks.
The Rationing Board also granted permission to eight persons to receive new automobiles.
45 years ago
The Lassen Junior College Community Band, under the direction of Ray Craig, gathered for its official meeting in the band room of the college. The LCC course offered 1-1/2 credits and met every Monday at 7 p.m.
30 years ago
The Westwood High Lumberjacks swept through the Lassen Invitational Basketball Tournament to gain their first championship since 1964.
25 years ago
Lake Almanor resident Joyce Stockwell won $50,000 in the California State Lottery. The winning ticket was one of the three tickets Stockwell purchased at the Thrifty Drug Store in Susanville. She was one of only 52 winners statewide in that particular game.
20 years ago
Between 150 and 200 residents showed up to hear how the Lassen County Board of Supervisors would vote on the proposed new prison only to find out the issue was going to be decided by the voters.
According to supervisor Jim Chapman’s statement, “If this goes to the community to be resolved, I just hope to God that the community will look at it for what it’s worth … As Ollie North said, ‘The American people have a right to be wrong.’ As a representative of the people I respect that and will honor that even though I think we are making the wrong choice. If this goes to a public vote, the responsibility is going to be yours not to turn against each other.”
15 years ago
A more attractive Uptown Susanville could become the cultural and entertainment center of Lassen County, but the City Council decided it didn’t need a $35,000 report to figure that out. The council accepted the 50-page Uptown Economic Development Strategy report, but council members and city staff made it clear they were not impressed with the report by two out-of-area firms. City staffers refused to implement a single recommendation included in the report.
10 years ago
Susanville resident, political activist and Shoshone Tribal Chairman Glenn F. Wasson, 76, was found dead at the Tribal Office at the Winnemucca Colony. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wasson was “likely a homicide victim.” Reno-based FBI agent Carl Olsen said, “We have no suspects at this time. Wasson was a resident of Susanville, a decorated war veteran, and the chairman of the Winnemucca Colony. It’s a very tragic situation. The investigation is on-going and we urge anyone with information to give us a call.”
Five years ago
A separation and release agreement was reached between the Lassen Municipal Utilities District Board of Directors and Evelene Twitchell giving the former general manager $100,000 and a secure future until she finds new employment.
Mountain Lifeflight’s newest aircraft, an AStar 350 B3 helicopter, Mountain Lifeflight 5 went into service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, bringing its first patient to Banner Lassen Medical Center.
The helicopter is available for 911 scene calls and inter-facility transports.
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