News for the week of August 10, 2017

THIS FIRE retardent drop was over the Parker 2 Fire in the Warner Mountains. Paul Davis of Alturas took the photo. The fire was not fully controlled as of Wednesday.

Modoc July Complex at over 83,000 acres

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Modoc County due to the effects of several fires which have burned tens of thousands of acres, threatened homes and critical infrastructure, including power lines, and caused the evacuation of residents.
An incident command center was set up this week at the Alturas Youth Park and included rest areas, tents, operation center, food service and other necessary services for the fires in the Big Valley area and at Parker Creek 2 in the Warners. The Alturas Airport was also intensely busy with air strike units.
According to the August 8 evening update on the Modoc July Complex, two fires in the Big Valley area have burned about 83,009 acres and were nearing full containment.Click here to read more.

Parker Creek fire proves difficult to control

The Parker 2 Fire was about 8,087 acres Wednesday and 25 percent contained.
Rain and road conditions prevented firefighters from working on line construction overnight. Despite the rain, infrared imaging and crew observations show that the fire is still holding scattered heat in many locations. Click here to read more.

Karen Hill to lead Fair Parade

Becoming Grand Marshal for the 2017 Modoc District Fair is regarded as a great honor to this year’s recipient, Karen Hill. Hill and her family have been a huge part of the Fair for many generations. For Fair information visit Click here to read more.

New leader at SV Hospital

Last Friday the board of directors at the Surprise Valley Healthcare District appointed Jennifer Hanor as the new CEO of Surprise Valley Hospital. Click here to read more.


Diane Schwebach passed away August 2, 2017.
William A. Ruff, Sr. passed away July 12, 2017.



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