95 years ago
One hundred cases of Spanish Influenza were reported in Susanville. The later stages of the influenza caused four deaths, but health officials believed the cold temperatures would kill the germs.
45 years ago
Susanville’s tax rate of $1.39 remained unchanged from the year before, making Susanville one of 136 California cities that refused to change its tax rate.
35 years ago
“Lassen County, we love you,” was the theme of dedication ceremonies held at the new $3.3 million Citizen’s Utilities Service Center on Johnstonville Road.
The 21,500 square-foot office was intended to accommodate the company’s needs for the next two decades and help improve service to Lassen, Plumas and Tehema counties.
Citizen’s Utilities’ $3 million annual payroll reportedly made it the county’s second largest employer, next to the government.
30 years ago
The Lassen High School chapter of the Parent-Teacher-Student Association underwent its second attempt to reestablish itself at the school.
While the group had been on campus since 1986, the focus of the PTSA up until 1988 was to enlist active members who were willing to offer input and become actively involved in club activities.
PTSA officials were hoping to register 200 new members.
25 years ago
The future of the Sierra Army Depot, according to Public Information Officer Larry Rogers, looks good — at least for now.
Rogers was at the Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting and explained how the depot was faring as Congress continued to close military bases across the country.
The Herlong Base is one of 10 military depots in the U.S., and one of two demilitarization facilities in America.
The Depot, according to Rogers, has government assets valued at more than $7 million.
It employs about 1,000 people and generates an annual payroll of about $35 million.
20 years ago
With the passing of the Quincy Library Group bill, more jobs in timber are now possible. It could also mean more forest industry jobs on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests during the next five years.
The plan includes the top portion of the Tahoe national forest and is designated to resist catastrophic fires by cutting and clearing tree-shocked areas.
On Oct. 20, the $11 million bill was attached to a $530 million congressional budget-spending bill, the last one passed before the 105th Congress adjourned. President Clinton signed it into law the next day.
Six years ago
The Susanville Symphony Society honored its 10th anniversary by conducting 10 random acts of culture. The random acts were intended to give back to the community and spread music through Susanville.
The symphony went around to different schools to put on a concert and teach students about the different families of instruments and the sounds they make. The symphony also played their dress rehearsal at Eagle Lake Village to bring music to residents who may not be able to attend the concert.
A veteran rancher with private land and a public grazing allotment in Western Lassen County is pulling up stakes and moving all his livestock out of Lassen County due to the interaction between his cattle and wolves from the Lassen Pack.
Wally Roney, a multiple-generation rancher who owns property in the Clover Valley area off County Road A-21, said he believes he’s lost five cows, mostly yearlings, to wolf predation, despite the inability of California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators to confirm a single wolf kill until Oct. 13 — the first in the state this century.