45 years ago
The comparative fire record as of May 10 pointed to a severe fire season for 1966, according to the state forester. Forest fires were 70 percent above the five-year average. The state forester issued instructions to the division of forestry offices to take positive law enforcement action on burning permit violations, debris-burn escapes and burning without a permit.
30 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors and the medical staff of Lassen Memorial Hospital heatedly debated changes the supervisors proposed to make in the operation of the hospital’s emergency room. After more than an hour of discussion, the board voted to continue talks with the hospital committee. The board wanted to make each physician responsible for the collection of fees from emergency room patients.
25 years ago
Sierra Pacific Power Company of Nevada had apparently won a round in the water dispute with Lassen and Sierra counties over Honey Lake Basin ground water rights. An attorney hired by the counties to represent them at the Nevada Public Service Commission hearings reported that it did not appear that the county had a legal way to intercede in or to prevent the sale of existing ground water rights.
15 years ago
“Outrageous” LMUD electric rates could kill off Sierra Army Depot according to a letter sent by the base commander to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors last week.
Lower LMUD rates are needed at the post, because “the very future of the Depot could be at stake,” according to Commander Lt. Col. Donald Whitfield’s letter.
10 years ago
For more than a decade, Lynn Watkins has run a kennel on her property raising champion Newfoundlands. Now the breeder may face criminal charges that carry a possible penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine on each count because the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office claims her dogs are a public nuisance.
A frustrated Watkins said she would be protected from such charges if her kennel were legally recognized by Lassen County. But she said she can’t get a kennel license because the county won’t issue one until the Lassen County Board of Supervisors revises the ordinance governing kennels.
Five years ago
Lassen County Sheriff’s Sergeant Dean Growdon received one of two “Peace Officer Certificate of Valor” awards awarded in the state that year.
Growdon was nominated for the award by the sheriff’s department for the role he played during a Dec. 17, 2004 shooting in Ravendale.
The Certificate of Valor is the highest award a peace officer can receive from the Attorney General. It is given for “heroic action reflecting credit upon law enforcement in the highest tradition.”
One of Lassen County’s most talented students was granted admission to the California State Summer School for the Arts and, upon graduation from the program this summer, will be named a California Arts Scholar.
Nikolas Edwards from Lassen High School has been accepted to study either visual arts or animation at one of the most prestigious summer high school arts programs in the country. Through a rigorous application process, 600 students were chosen from among 1,278 applications.
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