30 years ago
Susanville resumed negotiations with CP National to purchase the city water system. Voters approved buying the system in October 1979, thus approving a $1.7 million bond for the transaction.
Water rates were expected to be sufficient to allow for necessary improvements and expansion of the system.
20 years ago
Several Susanville business owners suffered a rash of after- hour burglaries that occurred sometime during the evening of Tuesday, April 21.
According to the Susanville Police Department, thieves forcibly entered seven local business establishments through front and rear doors or windows and removed whatever money they were able to find.
15 years ago
Natural gas service in Susanville could be delayed indefinitely. Another company recently backed out of a deal to bring natural gas into town.
A telephone survey of potential Susanville natural gas customes revealed about 40 percent of local residents who use other fossil fuels plan to switch to natural gas.
At that rate, the company could not make the profit Sierra Pacific requires for such a project.
11 years ago
The drilling of test holes this week around the lakeside community of Spalding on the north shore of Eagle Lake marks a new phase in the project to bring a functional sewer system to that small alpine community.
According to Merle Lay, secretary and general manager of the Spalding Community Services District, the work being done now indicates the engineering and planning phase of the project will soon be completed, setting the stage for actual construction to begin as soon as funding is available.
Five years ago
A recent article in Outdoor Life magazine named Susanville one of the best towns on the Pacific Coast for hunters and fishermen to live.
On a list of 200 towns across the country, Susanville ranked high on the list at number 29. While in-depth coverage in the magazine was given to the top 10 towns, a sidebar in the article entitled “Best of the Best,” highlighted Susanville as one of the top, if not the top place on the Pacific Coast for sportsmen and fishermen to live.
One year ago
Westwood residents gathered at the Lassen County Visitor Center-Westwood Station to tally the town’s assets and pick three to five goals on which to focus efforts to bring vitality back to the community. Peggy Fulder led the meeting.
With chairs arranged in a circle in order to enhance participation by all in attendance, Fulder asked each person to share their ideas. Jacquie Cordova launched the discussion by stating the goals set for the community should be based on its strengths.
Several “strengths” emerged during the discussion. Many residents spoke of the incredible nature that surrounds the town of Westwood providing opportunities for hiking, cycling, paddling, hunting, fishing and bird watching.
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