We have had here some 10 or 12 days of the hottest weather ever known in this part of the country. The thermometer has marked each day about 100 degrees and on several occasions 103 in the shade.
85 years ago
A local woman who appeared in Recorder’s Court Wednesday morning to answer the charge of having liquor in her possession, pleaded guilty to the charge and was given a sentence at once, with a choice of a $200 fine or 200 days in jail.
She had been arrested while in the car of the local contractor by Marshall Long, who found her with a half empty bottle. She was released on promise to appear. At her hearing she attempted to shift the blame on the contractor, but when he denied any possession of liquor, she changed her attitude and pleaded guilty.
The contractor was warned concerning further drinking parties and dismissed the court without action against him.
65 years ago
A ground squirrel has been cited for arson by William Mann, state forester. The squirrel lost its life starting an acre timber fire on Big Valley Mountain last week.
The squirrel bit into a line fuse on a power line. The electricity instantly almost cremated the squirrel, which fell glowing into the pine needles below, igniting them. His crisp corpse was found near the power lines.
15 years ago
Lassen Community College was put on probation by the Western Association Accrediting Commission. The commission criticized “private agendas” advanced by staff members who take advantage of the fact that the Board of Trustees “does not act as a whole and appears to be unable to monitor the behavior of its members.”
It added that the board allowed employees to get around established policies, contributing to the “ineffective organized structure.”
10 years ago
A local businessman offered a reward for information leading to the culprits who burglarized his shop last week.
Tony Dixon, owner of Get Bored, in Susanville, offered a free complete skateboard in exchange for information leading to the arrest of the thief or thieves who smashed a window and stole approximately $1,500 worth of merchandise from his shop.
Five years ago
Fishing for trout in Eagle Lake could become a thing of the past if efforts to have it listed under the Endangered Species Act succeed.
“There’s a lot at stake here,” said Lloyd Keefer, Lassen County supervisor for District Three and RAC chairman, referring to the possibility that those trout could be put on the endangered species list and thus effectively put an end to their present use for sport fishing. “And I think it’s important that we do what we can.”
Several hundred Spalding residents and visitors from across the region participated in the Project Eagle Lake Trout fundraiser held Saturday, July 3 at the Spalding RV Park to help raise money to improve the fishery at the second largest lake in California.
PELT, a non-profit organization supported mostly by volunteers with a connection to Eagle Lake, located 17 miles from Susanville, is dedicated to improving the Eagle Lake fishery and enhancing safety on its waters.
Much of the money raised by the organization goes to pay the feed and labor costs to allow hatcheries to keep Eagle Lake trout spawned at the fish trap on Pine Creek longer so they will be bigger and hardier when they are finally planted, contributing to the number of trophy trout in the lake.
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