Remember When for the week of 3/14/17

 

120 years ago

The entire business portion of the town of Johnsville in Plumas County went up in flames. Thirteen buildings were burned with the loss estimated at $35,000 due to the fact they were only partly insured.

 

70 years ago

As a protective measure against the theft of tires, a high-valued item due to war rationing, it was recommended that numbers be branded on tires in order to trace them if such a theft occurred.

Deal and Davie Service announced it had the tools needed to do the branding at its establishment on Main Street in Susanville.

 

45 years ago

The translator on Dyer Mountain began transmitting Channel 9 program on UHF Channel 80. The final hookups and signal checks were made on Susan Peak to begin televising programs to Susanville and the Honey Lake Valley over UHF channel 78.

 

25 years ago

One of the most successful seasons in the history of Lassen College sports came to a fruitful and exciting conclusion March 7, in Oakland, when Gary Kloppenburg’s Lady Cougars captured the California State Community College women’s basketball championship.

Lassen showed extreme hustle and sharp defense in defeating College of the Sequoias from Visalia 76-71 in the championship game. Key free throws down the stretch also helped the Cougars with their title victory.

Lassen ended its season with an outstanding record of 35 wins and just one loss.

20 years ago

Last week the City Council voiced support for a skate park.

Parks and Recreation Director Rob Hill reported more than 40 local skate park supporters turned out to sign up for a group formed to plan and develop such a park.

They requested a roller hockey rink, half pipes, ramps and a speed track, among other features.

 

15 years ago

The Lassen Municipal Utility District canceled the Feb. 8 organizational meeting of its newly formed Citizens Advisory Committee because holding the meeting would have violated California’s Open Meeting Law, commonly known as the Brown Act.

LMUD sent a memo to committee members advising them of the meeting, but the publicly-owned utility did not post an agenda for the meeting as required by law.

 

10 years ago

Despite a dusting of snow, every third-grader in Lassen County had an opportunity March 10, to tour Historic Uptown Susanville and learn about the history of Lassen County.

Every year on Isaac Roop’s birthday, or as close as possible since it falls on March 11, third-graders celebrate Lassen County History Day by touring Uptown and witnessing living history presentations.

 

Last year

The board of directors for the Westwood Community Services District voted to send letters to several organizations asking for support in efforts to reduce the speed of freight trains through the area in order to prevent derailments that could result in the spill of hazardous materials, including Bakken Crude oil.

The organizations were identified by Larry Bradshaw, a community member who has taken the lead on local efforts to ensure Bakken Crude is safely shipped. The first recipients of the letter will be the Susanville Indian Rancheria, Mountain Meadows Conservancy, the Greenville Rancheria, Mountain Bass Association and Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Bradshaw said he would identify other organizations that might support the district’s efforts.