Two masked men entered the Susanville Post Office and, at gunpoint, forced the postmaster to hand over more than $1,200 in cash. The robbers escaped.
65 years ago
The Susanville Chamber of Commerce forwarded a letter to the War Production Board in San Francisco, requesting Southern Lassen County be designated as a housing area for Herlong defense workers. The Chamber complained the city did not have enough available housing to accompany the large influx of defense and timber workers.
30 years ago
Plumas and Lassen counties were hit with the worst snowstorm of the year. Susanville received 16 inches, while Westwood and Chester were dumped with six feet. County roads were buried with six feet. County roads were closed, and the local Highway Patrol was swamped with reports of several accidents.
25 years ago
During the week ofApril 20, 14 Lassen County schools will be planting trees in honor of National Arbor Day. The Lassen National Forest provided giant sequoia, pine and fir seedlings along with bicentennial plaques.
On Arbor Day itself, a flag raising and tree planting ceremony will be held at the Roosevelt Pool.
20 years ago
When the Lassen County Board of Supervisors passed its “doomsday budget” last fall, County Administrative Officer Bill Bixby predicted the county would run out of money and shut down in April.
Well, April is here and so is the county.
Bixby said the county will likely make it to the end of the fiscal year due to a one-time $450,000 rebate from thePublic Employment Retirement System.
Yet, that isn’t even half of the county’s $1.2 million budget shortfall from the current fiscal year.
10 years ago
The Lassen Municipal Utility District’s Advisory Committee drafted a letter asking the utility district to disband the group.
The committee, created by the LMUD Board of Directors, wants to avoid the restriction of California’s Open Meeting Law, commonly known as the Ralph M. Brown Act, and operates as an independent citizens’ group.
Committee members want to be free to offer any suggestions they deem appropriate and not to be viewed as a public relations arm of the publicly owned utility district.
Six years ago
Master Sgt. Scott McCullough received a bronze star for valor in combat, a distinguished Marine Corps service medal and an American flag for his 21 years of service in the Marines.
He was presented with the awards during a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Hall April 5.
McCullough retired from the Marines in June 2005.
He served as a military policeman at Camp Pendelton and in 2002 went to the military police company in Minneapolis, Minn., and worked with the reserves.
He served two tours in Iraq.
While Lassen County is still looking for ways to fund its pool project, the city of Susanville may have found a funding source for its proposed Sierra Park Sports Complex.
City Administrator and Finance Director Robert Porfiri said based on the guidelines of California’s Proposition 84, the athletic field project he originally proposed to the Susanville City Council in March meets all the requirements necessary to apply for the highly competitive grant.
Porfiri presented his plan for meeting the July 1 grant application deadline to the Susanville City Council at its April 6 meeting. The presentation also highlighted what Porfiri considered a vastly improved design for the proposed Sierra Park Sports Complex Porfiri has been working on. Porfiri said the project has received a lot of input from the community, and as such has evolved into a project with five soccer fields and picnic benches into an all-encompassing park and sports complex, complete with a paved trail system, outdoor amphitheater, beach volleyball pits, basketball courts and more.
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