125 years ago
E.J. Beebe, who was sent to state prison for life for a murder in Modoc County and was pardoned by Governor Markham, was passing through Bieber on his way home. Beebe, 77, convinced the governor that his brother was the only one guilty of the crime.
75 years ago
Self-proclaimed “rebels” of Siskiyou, Del Norte and Modoc counties proposed the creation of a 49th state of their counties which would be called “Jefferson.” Joining with Curry County in Oregon, the proposed state would have Yreka as its capital.
30 years ago
The Westwood drama class performed a lip-sync show called “The Evolution of Rock.” The performance ranged from Bill Haley and the Comets to Madonna and everything else.
25 years ago
Another voice has joined the cries of those speaking out against the proposed expansion of the California Correctional Center. Phil Nemir, president of the Lassen Land and Trails Trust, was at the Lassen Board of Supervisors Nov. 26 meeting to outline the group’s objections to expansion.
Nemir said most of the public debate on the expansion has focused on the more obvious effects of the increase of population the expansion would bring to the area, including its failure to generate enough revenue to meet the new demands for public services.
20 years ago
Susanville Police recovered a stolen vehicle early Friday morning and arrested three suspected Oregon car-jackers. Sgt. Mike Haldane reported the arrests occurred at 5 a.m. Nov. 29. The two men and one male juvenile may face charges of kidnapping and armed robbery, according to the district attorney for Klamath County, Oregon.
15 years ago
While it may be too early to critically evaluate the success of the Long Valley Charter School, officials say they are pleased with the direction the program has taken.
“We are still on the learning curve,” Charter School Director Jacquie Carroll said. “I find there is a little glitch sometimes when there is a lack of knowledge, not academically, mainly from a management point of view.”
The charter school, which was approved by the Fort Sage Unified School District Board of Trustees June 15, opened with the regular school year and has an enrollment of nearly 200 students.
10 years ago
The Lassen Municipal Utility District Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution to encourage the development of clean and green energy.
In a letter to California Energy Commission Chairman Joe Desmond, LMUD General Manager Frank Cady wrote, “All California can benefit from … attention to the potential resources in Northern California.”
Cady told the directors the resolution will let the industry know LMUD and Lassen County have an infrastructure built, available and suitable for green energy. The county also has corridors for transmission.
Clean and green energy includes, but is not limited to, harnessing wind, solar and ocean waves to make electricity.
Susanville and the surrounding areas went dark when the power unexpectedly went out Dec. 3.
The Lassen Municipal Utility District said a tree that fell on Pacific Gas and Electric’s Caribou Line in the Feather River Canyon caused the system-wide outage. According to Theresa Phillips, energy service’s manager at LMUD, this line feeds power to the publicly owned utility district.
“PG&E worked hard all day to get the power back on. It went off around 11:30 a.m. and was back on by 6:45 p.m.,” said Phillips.
The power was restored sooner than originally expected, and the lights were back on by 6:45 p.m.