Remember When for the week of 2/21/17

120 years ago

The presses of various states are uplifting their righteous voice against legislation and the governor of the state of Nevada because they have legalized prize fighting.

At the same time, the metropolitans, while protesting the “holy horror,” are preparing to cater to the public demand by arranging for accommodation of special reporters and artists at the Corbett and Fitzsimmons fight.


95 years ago

Under the date of Feb. 4, the Railroad Commission of the state of California granted a certificate for an auto stage line between Susanville and Engles Mine to Smith and Ramsey of Susanville.

Last year, Indian Valley Railroad officials tried to gain interest in the line to connect with Indian Valley Railroad and Western Pacific Paxton.


70 years ago

Operations are scheduled to begin at the new Paul Bunyan Lumber Company in the near future.

The mill will employ about 30 men and the whole operation, including logging, about 120 men total.

The original mill burned down last May and has been replaced with another that was brought here from Louisiana.


30 years ago   

The strike that started 23 days ago when labor negotiations broke down between Lassen Community Hospital nurses and technicians and Saint Mary’s Health Care Administration may be nearing an end.

Negotiations between the hospital workers, Saint Mary’s and the Engineers and Scientists of California have been set for February, when a mediator is expected to intervene.

Negotiations broke down in January and the nurses and technicians walked out after filing notice to strike.


25 years ago

Following five days of testimony and two days of deliberations, the Lassen County Grand Jury indicted 14 California Correctional Center inmates for their alleged roles in last summer’s gang related slaying of a fellow inmate.

The grand jury filed 14 indictments for conspiracy to commit murder and 10 for committing murder with special circumstances, all in connection with the stabbing of CCC inmate Billy Lewis.

Several of the defendants also face charges of assault with a deadly weapon. In addition to Lewis, five other inmates were seriously wounded in the attack.


15 years ago

More than 170 staff members responded to a major riot involving more than 80 High Desert State Prison inmates on Feb. 15.

The riot began at about 1:30 p.m., on a level-four exercise yard on Facility B, according to High Desert Public Information Officer Melinda Bolls.

“Staff used numerous less-than-lethal rubber baton rounds and CN gas to quell the incident,” said Bolls. “It was what we call a code-three response. All available staff members responded to the area.”

Prison officials had no idea what caused the incident.


10 years ago

A new Susanville sign will finally make Uptown Cinemas’ owner Mike Smith and his customers feel safer.

The Susanville City Council passed two resolutions accepting the sign’s design and allowing Smith and the Public Works Department to move forward with the construction.

There has been on average one accident a year on the corner of Main and Roop streets. When the trucks hit the theater, it not only costs Smith time and money to repair the building, it also has raised his insurance premiums and caused his customers to be concerned, he said.


Last year

Special education students have the opportunity to gain job experience because of the Lassen County Office of Education’s workability program.

The workability program is funded through the California Department of Education and helps special education students to gain job experience and training in the fields they are interested in.

“We’ve placed kids in every sort of work environment,” said Joanne Darlington, the program’s coordinator.