120 years ago
The California Senate confirmed the appointment of Frank Dixon as Land Register of Susanville.
Frank Brockman gave an exhibition of bronco riding on Frank Gross thoroughbred that made many tenderfoots stare.
How many men can sit on a bucking bawling bronco for half an hour without having their insides churned into mush is something no stranger to the business can understand.70 years ago
Today at noon the water in the Susan River, which has receded some during the morning hours, began to rise again, threatening some of the cabins in the lowlands between Lassen Street and Richmond Road. The river is more than 30-feet wide in many places.
30 years ago
John Dean, former aide to Richard Nixon, spoke at Lassen College of his Watergate recollections. Prior to his arrival, many of the college’s students and instructors protested the payment for Dean’s appearance.
20 years ago
Construction began on the dream child of Historic Uptown Susanville Association (then dubbed Historic USA) — an attractive plaza on South Gay Street. Cost of the project was estimated $39,200. The group expected to sell 1,200 engraved bricks at $35 each to finance the project expected to be a bricked oasis of trees, ponds and benches.
10 years ago
Cancer rates in Milford and Doyle are two times higher than the state average according to Susanville resident Jack Pastor.
Pastor analyzed cancer occurrences in the area using Sierra Army Depot as ground zero.
Five years ago
Public access to a hydroelectric project feasibility study that cost Lassen Municipal Utility District ratepayers more than $125,000 is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Ridgely Lazard.
Both sides presented their arguments in a 2-1/2 hour session on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the action Westwood activist Eileen Spencer filed seeking public records from LMUD.
Lazard promised to get a decision out as soon as he can. Now that he has taken the case under submission, the judge has 90 days to issue a decision.
A year ago
Lassen College President Douglas Houston presented the positive results concerning the college’s accreditation status to the LCC Board of Trustees during the board’s Tuesday, Feb. 10 regular meeting.
Houston received a report Feb. 3 from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges stating that after the Oct. 8, 2008 site visit; the ACCJC had moved LCC from “probation” status to “warning.” The ACCJC will conduct an additional follow-up visit in March to further evaluate the progress of the college.
“We have wrestled with the language a little bit, but the fact is that warning is much better than probation. It is the next step up for us,” said Houston.
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