95 years ago
Anticipation of a white Christmas was on the minds of Susanville residents as nearly 10 inches of snow fell during the three-day span at the start of December.
Businesses were closed during that period as merchants fought the winter snowstorm for almost a week. The forecast called for frigid temperatures until the end of the year; the snow would last through the Christmas holidays.
45 years ago
Because of heavy use of the county library, eighth-grade students and younger could no longer be accommodated after 6 p.m.
The restrictions were designed to allow more space for high school and college students. The rule was expected to last through the beginning of the New Year.
30 years ago
Asbestos that was found in the Lassen High School’s English building in the summer was removed and the building was declared safe.
The asbestos was cleaned out from under the floors. The building was at one time the home of Lassen College and was also part of the original high school campus. It remained after the main building on the old campus was torn down.
25 years ago
Susanville City Hall suffered an estimated $70,000 in damage when two separate water pipes broke within a 24-hour period.
According to city building official Kent Curtola, the first pipe to break was a flexible hose-type hot water line located under the sink in the upstairs bathroom. The second originated from a copper pipe above the closet in city administrator Harry Jensen’s office. The pipe had separated at a solder joint for unknown reasons.
20 years ago
A new hospital for Lassen County was the major benefit of the sale of Lassen Community Hospital to Lutheran Health Systems.
Saint Mary’s Health Network announced the sale of the Susanville hospital effective Jan. 1, 1999. Construction on the new hospital was set to begin no later than 2002.
Six years ago
The Susanville Police Department was actively seeking information regarding an armed robbery at Beacon Gas Station on Main Street.
According to the store clerk, two people held him at gunpoint, received an undisclosed amount of money and left. No injuries were reported.
There are two reasons mountain lions can be removed in Lassen County, according to California Department of Fish and Wildlife environmental scientist Brian Ehler — a depredation occurred or public safety was threatened.
During a Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting, Ehler gave a presentation regarding mountain lions and the big cat seen by residents in late October.
Near Diamond Mountain Golf Course in late October, numerous people reported the mountain lion, which was ultimately treed.