News for the week of September 22, 2016

THE SOUP COMPLEX fire as it appeared on Sunday afternoon.


Soup Complex fires near 3,000 acres

At approximately noon September 17, multiple fires were reported near Soup Springs Campground about 12 miles east of Likely, Calif. on the Modoc National Forest.
Six total fires were discovered. One was contained quickly, three were held to a quarter acre or less, while one has continued to grow.
The Soup Complex wildfires near Soup Springs Campground had grown to nearly 3,000 acres by Wednesday and containment was expected by Sept. 31.
The fire started about noon Sept. 17, and while the cause is unknown it is suspicious and under investigation.
As of Wednesday, more than 900 personnel were assigned to the fire. Equipment included 41 engines, 25 heavy equipment units, 11 helicopters and one fixed wing aircraft. Click here to read more.

Modoc jobless rate dips to 6.6%

The August 2016 unemployment rate for August 2016 dipped to 6.6 percent from July’s 7.3 percent, according to the state Employment Development Department.
The civilian labor force in August numbered 3,440 with 3,210 employed and 230 unemployed. In July, the labor force was 3,430 with 3,180 employed and 250 unemployed. Click here to read more.

Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Gather Update

The wild horse gather from private and tribal lands near the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory will be conducted by Catoor Livestock Roundups beginning early next week. Gather operations are planned to commence no sooner than Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Click here to read more.

IRS files tax third lien against SVHD

The Internal Revenue Service has filed a third Federal Tax Lien against the Surprise Valley Hospital District for unpaid employee withholding taxes.
That lien is for nonpayment of the first quarter of 2016 ending March 31, amounting to $143,401.57. The lien was filed September 20 with the Modoc County Recorder’s Office. Click here to read more.


Timothy Lee Belding, died August 16, 2016.

Marie Washoe, died Sept. 8, 2016

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