90 years ago
The board of supervisors held a special session to discuss the construction of a new courthouse to replace the current structure on Roop Street. The board also reviewed different furniture to be placed in the courthouse offices.
65 years ago
To better prepare students for military service, Lassen High School and Lassen College proposed specialized courses in military operations. The course would emphasize military science, geography, hygiene and military drills. They also would explain the various opportunities available to young people during World War II.
40 years ago
An annual survey revealed a 30 percent increase in visitors participating in recreation activities on the Lassen National Forest. The growing popularity of Eagle Lake and massive winter snowfalls were cited as the major factors.
It was the fifth straight year the Lassen National Forest reported an increase in winter sports activity.
30 years ago
Three alleged burglars were apprehended less than an hour after ransacking three homes in the Richmond Road area. The male juveniles suspected of committing the crimes were picked up at a roadblock near Richmond School.
Officers recovered approximately $8,500 in stolen property, including such items as jewelry, stereo equipment and guns.
20 years ago
Another series of winter storms swept through the north state last week, putting an abrupt end to the comparatively mild weather that dominated the region during the first half of February.
11 years ago
More than 170 staff members responded to a major riot involving at least 80 High Desert State Prison inmates on Friday, Feb. 15.
The riot began at 1:30 p.m. on a level four exercise yard on Facility B, according to High Desert Public Information Officer Melinda Bolls.
“Staff used numerous less-than-lethal rubber baton rounds and CN gas to quell the incident,” Bolls said.
Inmates involved in the riot sustained minor injuries. Bolls said there were no reported injuries to staff.
Five years ago
Noah Lukiah Johnston will have quite a story to tell about the night he was born.
His mother, Leandra, barely made it into an ambulance that had just pulled up on the side of Highway 36 near its intersection with Highway 395.
Leandra Johnston, 24, said she thought Noah was going to be born in the family’s orange Suburban. She and her husband, Owen, arrived at the intersection moments before the ambulance pulled up. The ambulance crew threw a blanket over her and helped her onto a gurney in the back of the rig.
Her husband and the emergency personnel were just closing the ambulance doors when Noah was born, weighing a healthy 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 19-1/2 inches.
One year ago
The Fish and Game Commission has voted unanimously to protect two species of native frogs under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The unanimous vote was taken at the commission's Feb. 2 meeting in Sacramento.
Following recommendations from the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), the commission moved to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) as a threatened species and the southern mountain yellow-legged frog (R. muscosa) as an endangered species. Collectively the two species of frogs are commonly known as the mountain yellow-legged frog.
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