Remember When for the week of 2/27/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

Western Pacific Railroad trains were badly delayed earlier this week by slides and falling rock due to the rains, snow and sleet storms that struck. The morning eastbound train was five hours late reaching the junction, having been held up by a large boulder that fell upon the track near Belden. This was especially burdensome since the passengers aboard had not enjoyed their morning meal.

Plumas County Superintendent of Schools Mrs. Donnelly is now settled in the offices at the Plumas County courthouse formerly occupied by by the Plumas County District Attorney and her former offices have been turned over to the Plumas County Tax Collector.

50 YEARS ago … 1969

Plumas County’s only radio station, KPCO, will go silent at the close of broadcasting tomorrow. Citing financial losses, public apathy and lack of local support as reasons for the airwave termination.

KPCO went on air seven years ago as KQCY, the call letters being changed last year.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Bowing to pressure from constituents, District 5 Plumas County Board of Supervisor member Bill Coates has reconsidered and has announced his intention to seek a fifth term. He is being challenged by businesswoman Jean Walters, Plumas County Sheriff’s Department employee Bob Minert and businessman and developer Rodney Tibbets.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Sierra Pacific Industries will close its small log mill, citing the current challenging lumber market and open litigation over timber harvest on nearby land. About 150 SPI employees will be affected with some 160 employees still employed at the large log mill.

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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