Remember When for the week of 12/13/16

100 years ago

Frank B. Dursoe, secretary of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, has been in Susanville in the interest of building a road connecting with the Susanville-Red Bluff lateral of the state highway system to Chester.

The proposed road will be built through Deer Creek pass. The usual claim that it will be open year ‘round was made. Butte County proposed to finance the building of the road and the Forestry Department will be asked to appropriate funds as well.

70 years ago

J.A. Ward, president of the California Pacific Utilities Company announced a reduction in electric rates which will save about $39,000 for housewives and business firms in Susanville and Chester and farms in the Honey Lake Valley.

Residential customers, 463 in number, will receive a 14.9 percent reduction while 41 users classified as power customers’ rates will be reduced 14.5 percent.

45 years ago

The Toys for Tots is a program to provide needy Lassen County children toys on Christmas day.

The Sheriff’s Department along with the California Conservation Center and security guards at the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong collected more than 2,000 toys this year.

25 years ago

To facilitate the replacement of the Susan River Bridge and Richmond Road, the Susanville City Council voted to pay $20,000 for a parcel of land necessary to go forth with the $2 million project.

The city first voted to pursue the bridge replacement in 1988 and construction was originally for this year.

However, delays in receiving state and federal money for the project resulted from the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco and efforts to retrofit bridges in earthquake-prone areas in the state.

20 years ago

Brand new Christmas holiday decorations went up above Main Street in Susanville last Monday, Dec. 2 replacing the “old and tired” decorations of many holidays past.

Bright green, red and silver strands of lights, bells, trees and garland were strung across Susanville’s main thoroughfare at eight different locations between Union Street on the west end of town and Russell Avenue on the east end.

15 years ago

Supervisors Jim Chapman, Bob Pyle, Brian Dahle and Chairman Loyd Keefer, agreed to unanimously remove Everd McCain from the Lassen County Air Pollution Control District governing board because of alleged conflict of interest.

In a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5, they not only dismissed McCain but also chose the meeting to respond publicly to McCain’s recent allegations in the Times of the good-old-boy politics.

10 years ago

After five years, construction on the new Lassen County Animal Shelter was completed in mid-October and the shelter is now open for business.

The new shelter, which is located next to the old one on Johnstonville Road, has much more to offer the animals and LCAC Supervisor Judy Walesch said she is already seeing a difference in the animals.

The new facility is much larger than the old one and includes heated floors in the kennels, guillotine doors that allow the animals to go outside when raised, closed off kennels to prevent the spread of disease between dogs in adjoining kennels and more sanitary floor sealant and cleaners.

Last year

Susanville’s Rotary Club continued its long-standing tradition of hosting an invtation-only Christmas party for more than 20 youngsters Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Lassen Senior Center.

Events at the party included a pizza dinner donated by the Susanville Pizza Factory, a celebration of the season featuring a sing-a-long of holiday favorites led by Santa’s elves and a visit by Santa.

Each child received a gift and a picture taken with Santa.