Remember When for the week of 1/16/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

W.H. Smith ,the new owner of the Blairsden Hotel is improving the hotel, installing new electric lights and installing additional sleeping accommodations.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

A three day storm belted Plumas County: three feet of heavy snow in Lake Almanor, six inches in Quincy, 6 1/2 inches on Greenville, five inches in Portola and Sierra Valley.

Greenville Community School was hit by vandals Friday night when the art room, the girls physical education office and the school office were broken into and materials were pulled from desks, walls and cupboards.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Rumors of the Cromberg post office closure came as it was reported that the building housing the post office would be red tagged by Plumas County building officials because of water, sewer and electrical problems. The building’s owner and renter indicates that the repairs would be made and that postal service will continue.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Despite the lack of winter weather over the past few weeks, the Longboard Ski races were held in Johnsville. First place winners were Rob Russell and Kina Nemeth.

Note: items included in the weekly Remember When column are taken from our bound newspaper archives and represent writing styles of that particular period. The spelling and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper.

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