Nate Holmes arrested two residents of the Honey Lake Township for violating the ordinance prohibiting slot machines. One of the two residents appeared before Justice of the Peace N.V. Wemple and upon pleading guilty was fined $100 of which the defendant paid $50 on the spot and was given until May 1 to pay the balance. Holmes seized the slot machine and said he would not tolerate the devices in his township and would follow the instructions of the county authorities to clean them out as fast as they appeared.
45 years ago
Lassen High School officials, in a meeting with members of the Nevada AAA Athletic Conference, organized a new league, which would be known as the Sierra-Nevada League, to be composed of Lassen, Reno, Sparks and Wooster high schools. These teams would compete for championships in basketball, baseball and track. Carson City was also interested in joining the circuit the following year. The Reno schools would also compete in the Nevada AAA League in all sports and Lassen was to continue to schedule non-league games with members of the Feather River League.
20 years ago
Vandals made their mark on the Bizz Johnson Trail. The “Susanville Wild Bunch” spray painted their names on the side of the BLM-owned railroad trestle bridge spanning the Susan River at Devil’s Corral. It’s not just a matter of defacing a bridge, the bridge may qualify for registration as a historical monument. Moreover, the desecration caused by the graffiti threatens to overshadow the natural beauty of the Bizz Johnson Trail.
15 years ago
The Ecosystem Management Technician Program at Lassen Community College could keep millions of federal dollars from leaving Lassen County. The Jobs Training Partnership Act program is retraining 18 displaced workers and paying them more than $10 per hour for field work. Studying plants, streams, wildlife and soil, the students will come up with ecosystem projects to research desired future conditions. They will estimate the costs of such projects, develop and maintain a crew and do the work, placing competition on contractors outside of Lassen County.
10 years ago
An unknown assailant attacked the Lassen County Times website last week, in an attempt to manipulate the results of an online survey about demolition of munitions at Sierra Army Depot.
Five years ago
“It is clear at the rate we are going, if there is no charge, we will hit bottom sooner than later.”
Susanville’s Finance Director Robert Porfiri insisted the city coffers will be cash dry unless the citizens approve a tax to increase revenue. At its Wednesday, May 4 meeting, the City Council discussed two possible tax measures to raise revenues.
An inmate firefighter who escaped from a California Correctional Center camp earlier this month has been captured.
Phillip Guthmiller, 29, a minimum-security inmate who escaped on Thursday, April 8 from the Ishi Conservation Camp in Paynes Creek, Calif., was apprehended at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 17.
Corrections agents and the Rancho Cordova fugitive apprehension team took Guthmiller into custody at a residence in Stockton, Calif.
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