80 YEARS AGO... 1930
According to data compiled by Plumas County Assessor H.C. Flournoy, a total of 1,876 motor vehicles are owned and registered by Plumas County residents. Of this, 537 are possessed by real estate property owners and 1450 by persons who have no real estate holdings in Plumas County. Conservativeley, these figures indicate that there is one motor vehicle to every two families within Plumas County.
A eight lane bowling center will be constructed in Chester. Called the Chester House, the lanes will be located at the east side of Highway 36, just north of the Chester Airport. It is expected that some inter-community competition will develop between leagues of the Chester House, Pioneer Plaza Bowl in Quincy and Sierra Lanes in Susanville.
30 YEARS AGO...1980
Helicopters equipped with emergency medical apparatus can now transport patients from Indian Valley Hospital to more specialized facilities, using the new hospital heliport there.
Some 275 Rotarians and guests from three local counties celebrated Rotary International's 75th anniversary at festivities in Quincy last week. Presentation of Rotary Foundation's Paul Harris Fellowships were presented to George Keesling of Portola, Ralph Boss of Quincy, Ed Doyle of Susanville and George Young of Westwood. Greenville Rotary gave special recognition to Cy Hall, a member for 53 years.
10 YEARS AGO... 2000
According to figures obtained by the Plumas County Tax Collector's office show that tourism in Plumas County is up and reported that more than $35,000 in motel and lodging taxes were accrued in 1999, an increase of 12.4 percent from the previous year.