125 years ago
Full-page ads for the new coming city of Northern California, Amedee, located in the heart of the Honey Lake Valley, boasted a fine hotel with 60 rooms and plans for a bath house utilizing the famous boiling springs, making Amedee the “Health Resort of the West.”
75 years ago
Sheriff Olin S. Johnson, civilian defense coordinator for Lassen County, said the area would be ready for a blackout in case of a bombing raid by enemy aircraft coming into the area targeting the Shasta Dam or the Hawthorne Naval Station.
50 years ago
The Susanville City Council approved a grant for approximately 40 acres of city-owned property adjacent to a 120-acre plot owned by Lassen Junior College to use as the site of the new college.
35 years ago
Lassen County Supervisor Paul Drake tossed his hat into the ring for the seat on the First Assembly District, held by Republican Stan Statham. Drake, a Democrat, said that Northern California should no longer act like a “colony” of Southern California.
30 years ago
The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a rate increase for CP National, the local Susanville utility supplier.
The new rates for the utility customers went into effect last Thursday, with the average residential customer with space heating and water heating that uses 1,000 kwh per month in the winters to see an average increase in their monthly bill of $15.48.
15 years ago
The Lassen Municipal Utility District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a 41 percent rate hike for residential customers and a slightly larger increase for everyone else.
LMUD’s residential rate increased by 3.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, raising the residential rate from 8.5 cents to 12 cents per kwh.
The proposal increased all of LMUD’s other rates by 4 cents per kwh.
10 years ago
A U.S. Army platoon with soldiers from the area stationed in Iraq will receive a care package from members of two clubs at Westwood High School. They are the S Club, a service organization sponsored by Soroptimist International of Susanville, and Friday Nite Live, a club that promotes drug-and alcohol-free activities sponsored by the Westwood Family Resource Center.
The Lassen High School boy’s soccer team is headed to the playoffs this year. The Grizzlies are currently 5-2-2 in league play and are in second place of the Northern Athletic League. The Grizzlies most recent game was against the West Valley High School Eagles. Lassen tied West Valley 1-1.