News for the week of April 19, 2018

THE TWISTER tore the roof off this covered RV parking garage and tore off the south half of roof over adjoining pump house. The roof is on the ground in the photo below. See story below.

Breiner trial date set for June 15

Following a hearing in Susanville Monday where Judge Candace Beason found alleged murderer Jack Breiner competent to stand trial, a trial date was set for June 30.
The trial will be set in Modoc Superior Court. Breiner has been in custody at High Desert State Prison as a safety precaution
District Attorney Jordan Funk said a Change of Venue motion is scheduled for June 15 in Susanville. Click here to read more.

Twister wreaks havoc on Alturas residence

Eddie and Marilyn Hill had just sat down to relax in their living room about 2:05 p.m. April 11 after helping friend, Betsy Ingraham, load goat feed into her vehicle for her growing herd. 
Suddenly, they heard the "roar of a freight train" and within five seconds, they wheeled around to see a mass of dirt, debris and wood flying past their kitchen sliding glass doors that looks to the west.  Racing outside, they were flabbergasted to witness Mother Nature's fickle and totally unexpected destruction of some of their south Alturas property where they have lived since 1971. Click here to read more.

SB1 funds allows Caltrans, County to improve roads

Funding the State Senate Bill 1, passed a year ago is proving much needed road and infrastructure funding throughout the state, including Modoc County.
According to Modoc County Road Commissioner Mitch Crosby, he’s taking a list of chip seal projects to the Board of Supervisors next week for approval. He said this work would not be possible without the new SB1 funding. Click here to read more.

PILT highest funding in years

Modoc County Chief Administrative Officer Chester Robertson said the Omnibus Bill passed by Congress did fund Payment In Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools this year.
“I haven't had a chance to calculate the numbers yet in local figures, but will say this is the first full funding of PILT since I have worked at the County of Modoc,” he said. Click here to read more.

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