Remember When for the week of 3/6/18

95 years ago

Game warden F.P. Cady began circulating a petition against the sale of trout.

The petition explained sales threatened to wipe out certain trout species in Northern California and alleged market salesmen who were threatening the extinction of certain species should be jailed and fined.

Cady captured one man on the banks of Silver Lake. He was reeling in more than 20 to 30 trout a day and packing them into his truck, according to Cady, so he could deliver them to markets in the Bay Area.

70 years ago

Jack Nightingale and Henri Sanchez, of the Susanville boxing team, slugged their way to championships at the Golden Gloves tournament in Reno.

Nightingale fought in the 175- pound light-heavyweight division, while Sanchez boxed as a 147-pound welterweight.

45 years ago

Dun and Bradstreet, an international business information agency, released statistics stating 234 retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers were in operation in Lassen County.

This number is down from the 239 businesses operating locally the year before.

35 years ago

A two-year-old Angus heifer, valued at $800, was found shot and butchered one mile north of Lassen College.

It was the second such incident in less than a year involving one of Leo and Dee Guitierez’s cows.

25 years ago

Although there is no evidence of hardcore gang activity in Lassen County, the influence of gangs does exist, and now is the time to prevent that influence from increasing.

This is the message local law enforcement officials have expressed regarding the spread of gangs from major urban areas into smaller, rural communities like those found in Lassen County.

16 years ago

Before the Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved any further contract services for architects to design a new sheriff’s office, questions regarding the future needs of the courthouse had to be answered.

The supervisors rejected a request by a vote of 3-2 at the Feb. 26 meeting from the county administrative office for approval of architectural and contract administration services for the sheriff’s
administration building.

10 years ago

A unique smell in the gym at Herlong High School marked the return of one of the most odd-yet- entertaining events in Lassen County: The second annual donkey basketball game at Lassen High School.

Following the success of last year’s game, this year’s game had an interesting twist. Along with the men’s and women’s varsity teams, there was also a team consisting of Lassen County celebrities. Celebrities included JDX radio personality Scott Blackwood, Janesville music teacher and his wife, Susie Blackwood, Susanville Safeway manager Kris Svendsen, Lassen County Sheriff Steve Warren and California Highway Patrol officer and perennial Scott Blackwood rival Kristin Schwagerl.

Last year

At the Lassen Municipal Utility District’s Board of Directors meeting Feb. 28, the board approved for General Manager Doug Smith to sign an islanding agreement with Honey Lake Power.

Smith said the nice thing about the agreement is that it is only between LMUD and HLP. In the past, the contract also involved PG&E.

“San Diego Gas and Electric (who now has a contract with HLP) said they didn’t see any reason to be involved,” said Smith, “which I prefer, it makes it simpler.”

Smith said the contract would allow LMUD to keep the renewable energy credits, which didn’t happen with the previous agreement with HLP and PG&E.