135 years ago
The good people of this burg were awakened from their slumber the other night in the wee hours and entertained by the howling of a drunken lout for about two hours who claimed to be a bull-whacker extraordinaire. One of the cells in our jail would be the best and most proper place to sober and cool the ardor of his kind.
85 years ago
George Scoot, of Westwood, got into an argument with the janitor of a bunkhouse in Westwood last Friday and punched him on the nose. As a consequence, he will be punching the clock in the county jail for the next 100 days.
40 years ago
Governor Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill requiring state workers to be paid time and a half for overtime.
The bill, introduced at the request of the California State Employees Association, will affect more than 40,000 state employees who are now paid at straight time for working more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.
20 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors adopted a policy last week that should help ensure preservation of the county’s historical treasures.
Prior to the board’s May 28 resolution establishing the policy, items of possible historical value were subject to the vagaries or disposal by department heads and employees seeking to clean out their offices.
Following the unanimous adoption of the resolution, the board presented the Lassen County Historical Society two historical items; a brass key that opened the doors of the pre-1913 county courthouse, and a ring from the hitching post that stood in front of the courthouse.
15 years ago
Lassen County is getting serious about alleviating Main Street traffic by extending Skyline Road.
At the Tuesday, May 28 meeting the Supervisors voted unanimously to begin acquiring land for the two-mile long stretch from Highway 139 to Center Road.
It marks the beginning of Phase Two of the project first conceived in the 1984 Susanville Area Plan. Skyline Road North, which runs from Highway 139 just below Lassen College to Paiute Lane, was completed in 1994. It is already heavily used by homeowners in north Susanville.
Five years ago
Dr. Homer Cissell, Lassen Community College’s president, said giving improper financial support to international players from the college’s women’s soccer team could have severe negative impacts for both the players and the college.
“People in the community need to use restraint in an effort to help international students from Lassen Community College financially — a position strongly advocated by certain members of the local media,” said Cissell.
Lassen County’s Board of Supervisors listened to members of the public and government planners on Tuesday, May 18 to try to figure out what can be done to raise the water level at Eagle Lake.
Despite all the discussion and possible grant funding, no one came up with a way to squeeze more water out of Mother Nature.
Vernon Hart, a Buck’s Bay resident, said the water level has dropped about 12 feet in the 10 years he’s owned his property. He said in his lifetime, the lake level has dropped 28 feet. He suggested a cloud seeding program could bring more water to the lake, which is a foot lower now than it was at this time last year. He predicted Buck’s Bay would be a mudflat within a year.
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