115 Years ago
The board of supervisors appointed three horticulture commissioners. Their duties were to investigate the county’s orchard conditions and determine methods of protecting them from disease and insects.
65 years ago
The removal of power lines at the ends of two runways at Susanville Municipal Airport is near completion. Following an agreement between the city council and the California Pacific Utilities company, workers were ordered to bury the lines underground at the approaches of the runways. The lines have previously figured in two plane crashes.
40 years ago
One hundred and eight convicts involved in the sit-down strike at the California Correctional Center were transferred to San Quentin. During the strike, two inmates refused to eat or work.
The sit-down was spurred by a protest over a meal of “hard as rock” prawns that the cook mistakenly baked instead of fried.
Some inmates damaged parts of the Cascade Unit when they hurled garbage, trashcans, mattresses and chairs from the second story dormitories.
25 years ago
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began requesting information concerning the status of the spotted owl. All relevant data was said to be used in response to a petition to list the bird as an endangered species.
20 years ago
Kara Anderson, 17, of Susanville, is one of 300 candidates to make it to level one of TEEN Magazines’ Miss Teenage America program.
She is now under consideration to be one of the 40 semifinalists who will appear in the December issue.
The 300 candidates selected from the 10,000 plus entries received, were chosen based on their scholastic achievement, general awareness, individual accomplishment, community service, poise and personality.
Established in 1961, the program is designed to recognize outstanding young women between the ages of 13 and 18.
Ten years ago
The city of Susanville seeks countywide support for a recreation center with a pool, gymnasium and childcare.
The city council recently approved the formation of a joint powers agreement with schools, Lassen County and Lassen Community College.
Roosevelt Pool was closed on July 18 after a chlorine gas bubble injured a young girl on the swim team and a man. Investigators never found out how the bubble formed, but the council voted to install a state-of-the-art liquid-chlorine system, paint the pool and complete some maintenance. The pool reopened the first week of September.
Five years ago
Teenagers gathered at the Skate Park to remember their friends, Stephen Draxler and Alan Hoffman.
Sunday, Sept. 23 marked the one-year anniversary of the boys’ deaths.
According to resident Dave Gonsalves, who attended the event and serves as a mentor to students, people began gathering in the park early in the afternoon.
One year ago
Lassen Land and Trails Trust sponsored The Great Sierra River Cleanup — Susan River Style, as part of a greater regional effort to clean the waters of the Sierra Nevada range.
More than 90 community members, ages ranging from 3 to 75, gathered together in an effort to remove nearly 2,000 pounds of garbage and debris from the three-miles of the Susan River and Paiute Creek running through Susanville.
Kay Oring participated in the cleanup along Paiute Creek, where she found a $20 bill in the vegetation near the water.
“Perhaps finding money may be an incentive for others to clean up the river throughout the year!” Oring exclaimed.
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