70 years ago
Mining experts from the Bay Area visited local businessmen to discuss the future of mining in Lassen County.
Many mining companies wanted to set up operations here in order to capitalize on the vast deposits of minerals recently discovered in the county.
30 years ago
About 100,000 gallons of raw sewage from a backed-up sewer line spilled into Piute Creek, leaving local health officials concerned about contamination. Officials warned residents to stay away from the creek until the spill was properly cleaned.
The spill occurred at the south end of the Susanville Ranch where overflow from the line escaped through a manhole cover. Rags and paper allegedly caused the sewage clog.
25 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors directed staff to prepare an ordinance regulating adult entertainment businesses in the county.
So far no one has indicated an intent to operate such a business in area of Lassen County under the board’s jurisdiction, but the supervisors are well aware of the controversy surrounding a couple’s recent attempt to open an adults-only store within Susanville city limits.
20 years ago
Sierra Army Depot set up a hot-line taking complaints about noise and shock waves from ammunition demolitions at the Herlong Base.
The public would be notified when the base increased its normal one-afternoon blast a day, Monday through Thursday schedule.
The announcement came after a Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting where the base’s detonation of obsolete weapons was roundly criticized.
15 years ago
The city of Susanville advertised within Lassen County for a new airport manager and fixed-base operator. The council voted unanimously at its Feb. 18 meeting to circulate a new request for proposals.
In mid-December, the council denied a contract with Larry Weiss, of Lincoln, Calif.
At the time, more than 40 pilots urged the council to negotiate a contract with Susanville resident Steve Datema for airport management and FBO services.
Six years ago
Hollywood Vibe, a new production in Susanville, was looking for performers to audition for the multimedia event.
According to Ben Wade, Susanville Symphony conductor, the event should have attracted an audience between the ages of 15 and 35 with stage lighting, sounds, costumes, big screen monitors and rock and roll and pop music.
Last year, it was the floods. Now this year, it’s the vandals. For the second year in a row, Susanville Little League program faces a major disruption.
According to a statement from the Susanville Police Department, someone entered the building at Pat Murphy Field and “caused extensive damage to the snack bar and announcement booth of the structure” during the evening of Feb. 3 or the early morning hours of Feb. 4. Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call the SPD at 257-5603.