News for the week of December 7, 2017

Winter glow. . .

THE NIGHT WAS just downright cold Saturday for the Alturas Winterfest and the folks who braved the weather welcomed the bonfire. The Parade of Lights was popular and entrants dressed up their floats and vehicles with flashing and colored lights, trees and people in a variety of costumes. The town Christmas Tree was also lighted in the Alturas Main Street Park as the highlight of the holiday festival. Photo by Elaine West.

SV hospital heads to bankruptcy

At a special meeting held on Monday Dec. 4 at the Surprise Valley Hospital District the Board of Directors voted to file for bankruptcy.
It was announced that EmpowerHMS, the company that agreed to manage the hospital, a few months ago, has contracted with CadiraMD of Denver, Colorado, to assume management and half ownership of the facility. The Board of Directors approved a revised proposal by EmpowerHMS to include bankruptcy and include an additional partner. Click here to read more.

No sign yet of missing Long Beach man

Since December 1, 2017 local law enforcement have been searching for an elderly man from Long Beach, California whose vehicle was found abandoned in a remote location in northwest Modoc County. The vehicle is registered to Marek Gliwinski.
On Tuesday, Modoc Undersheriff Tex Dowdy confirmed that Gliwinski is still missing, not been seen, and that his vehicle may have been in its location a week before it was reported. Click here to read more.

Geothermal project in SV aims to succeed

For more than 60 years large and international geothermal development companies have been coming to Surprise Valley planning to produce electricity from the plentiful hot water resources available.
These mega corporations, from mega cities, expecting mega profits, have had the same results -- they moved on.
Warner Mountain Energy is the latest company to venture into the geothermal energy field. The company is different than the previous corporations and it's this difference that may succeed when others have failed. Click here to read more.

Superior Court to reduce hours

As of January 2, 2018, the Superior Court of California, County of Modoc, will reduce both telephone hours and public service hours from its current 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to new hours of 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click here to read more.


Erno Ernest Benner passed away November 28, 2017
Rev. Lloyd James Austin passed away November 20, 2017


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