120 years ago
Women of Susanville were reminded the art of preparing cool, delicious iced beverages was one in which a young woman would be proud to excel. Several recipes, including lemonade and orangeade, were printed in the newspaper for the ladies interested in trying their hand at whipping up the turn-of-the-century refreshments.
70 years ago
The local radio station used to be called KSUH, but ended when the KSUE designation hit the airwaves.
Nolan Hallowell and J.E. McKahan sought to change the name for some time; however, the designation belonged to another station, which had to release its call letters. Sue was chosen because it was the common name for Susan, and the K was required for all radio stations west of the Mississippi.
45 years ago
The California Highway Commission dumped all plans to turn Highway 36 west of Susanville into a freeway. At the same time, commissioners authorized the sale of right-of-ways purchased for the project.
The proposed freeway would have run from Eagle Lake Road to the eastern edge of Susanville.
According to the commissioners, the lack of highway revenues and other constraints would prevent the highway’s construction anytime in the foreseeable future.
25 years ago
Susanville’s City Council introduced a new ordinance to change Inspiration Point’s designation from an open area to a city park.
Over the years, the city received complaints about drinking, partying, excessive vehicle speed, vandalism and other undesirable activities at the top of the bluff on the west end of Susanville.
The designation would allow law enforcement to regulate Inspiration Point as they would other city parks.
20 years ago
Amber Wood was at a loss for words when she was announced as the 1999 Miss Lassen County before a crowd of 700 people at the Lassen County Fair.
“I’m speechless, absolutely speechless,” said Wood at the reception following her crowning.
She was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for winning.
Some Lassen County elected officials are just hoping to maintain the status quo when it comes to providing services, they said during the July 10 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting.
That desire pushed them to address the board again prompting the supervisors to direct county staff to draft an ordinance placing a special first responder sales tax on the upcoming Nov. 6 ballot.
“Obviously we’re in a tough fiscal position, we’re talking about spending cuts,” Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon told the board. “Some of the other elected officials and I … got together to talk about what we thought might be different options.”