120 years ago
F. P. Cady, one of Lassen County’s Republican delegates, was picked to introduce Jacob H. Neff at the Republican convention in Stockton. Cady was chosen after his unselfish devotion to the Republican Party was recognized on a national scale.
70 years ago
Price administrator Leon Henderson proclaimed Lassen County as a “Defense Rental Area” in preparation of the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong. The move was designed to ensure fair rents to military employees and give them quick access to housing. The county was one of 250 areas across the country chosen by the U.S. government in the expansion of the nation’s armed services.
45 years ago
A fire completely destroyed the grandstand at Lassen High School’s Arnold Field. The fire department and 75 volunteers rushed to the scene. The value of the lost grandstand, built in the 1920s, was estimated at $12,000. Two juvenile boys, who were seen playing under the grandstand, were questioned in connection with the blaze.
35 years ago
Lassen Memorial Hospital met the criteria for the correction of the 51 deficiencies found by the California Department of Licensing and Certification. The licensing board released a report stating the hospital lacked a proper emergency room, proper infection control and adequate care for newborn babies.
25 years ago
Local dignitaries, citizens and officials from the Bureau of Land Management gathered inside the longer of two railroad tunnels on the Bizz Johnson Trail to formally dedicate the tunnel’s reopening.
20 years ago
Kindergarten students from Meadow View and McKinley schools, along with fifth-grade helpers, planted 200 aspen and cottonwood seedlings in the Susanville Ranch Park. The tree planting was part of the schools’ Adopt-a- Watershed program.
15 years ago
A CHP helicopter located Lake Forest resident, Jerald Dukne, 61, and his severely disabled son, Jarmin, 25, after they got stuck on a Roop Mountain snow bank overnight. The two enjoyed taking drives on back roads on a regular basis. Both were examined by medical personnel and returned home.
10 years ago
Mayor pro tem Rocky Joy and City Administrator Luann Rainey were both honored with brief presentations at the beginning of the May 16 special meeting of the Susanville City Council. The May 16 meeting was the last meeting for Joy as mayor pro tem, as well as Rainey’s last as city administrator.
The Big Valley area approved the forming of the Southern Cascades Community Services District and a special tax by just 10 votes. The Big Valley area, incorporating Northern Lassen County and Southern Modoc County, voted on Measure E and F in a May 3 special election. This was the third time the Measure E to determine if voters wished to establish the Southern Cascades Community Services District and Measure F to endorse a parcel tax to fund ambulances services in the district.