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The following items are selected from archived issues of the Cloverdale Reveille.

June 24, 1911 – 120 years ago

The Alert Fire Company tested the fire hose, on hand, and found that the town had 350 feet of hose unfit for use in the event of a fire. The hose was passed onto the street commissioner to use in flushing sewers. 400 feet of new hose has been ordered. The new hose with 600 feet of comparatively new hose, already being used, will give the firemen 1000 feet of first-class hose for fighting fires. Two asbestos and steel fire screens have been added to the equipment, which will enable the hose men to get up close to the flames. The town is now well equipped to fight fires.

June 5, 1969 – 50 years ago

Chamber Chatter (before the bypass) by the Chamber Director: Many local residents turned “people watchers” over the weekend as thousand inched their way through the Redwood Empire on their way to a few hours of relaxation. The sights on wheels were many, varied and interesting. Funniest was the top-heavy lady on the back of a Honda wearing a bikini and a very large crash helmet. Behind the wheels were angry hot faces, happy faces topped with festive beach hats, tired faces, thirsty faces and sleepy ones. There were heavy station wagons almost dragging their tails and campers of every size and shape.

June 15, 1994 – 25 years ago

Since the city canceled its animal control contract with the Healdsburg Animal Shelter last year, many residents have become concerned with the problem of stray dogs wandering loose in the city. Presently the city has no provisions for dealing with stray animals, police officials are not required to pick them up. Even though the city has been meeting regularly with County Animal Control and Healdsburg Animal Shelter over the course of the year, neither agency has been able to come up with an estimate of what it would cost the city for pick-up on a per-dog basis.

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