News for the week of February 15, 2018

The cast of many. . .
THE MISSOULA CHILDREN'S Theater is putting on "King Arthur's Quest" this Saturday and the auditions attracted a large group of local children for the cast. The shows will be at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Niles Theater. Missoula rehearses the cast all week and always puts on a great show. To read the entire story subscribe, just click here. Aloha Schaefer photo.

Candidates showing up for local elections

Several candidates, including incumbents, are taking out papers to run in the June 5 General Election.
February 12 was the first day to take out papers and the deadline for filing is March 9. If an incumbent does not file, the nomination period in all races will be extended to March 14. Click here to read more.

Former CHP officer facing Shasta County abuse charges

A former California Highway Patrol Officer, Matt Schmidt, faces trial in Shasta County Superior Court Feb. 27 on spousal abuse and child molestation charges. He is charged with punching a woman in Palo Cedro in 2016.
Schmidt was assigned to the Alturas Office of the CHP for several years before transferring to Redding-Palo Cedro. The case is of specific interest to Modoc County and Alturas because of  accusations of spousal abuse when he lived here. Click here to read more.

Modoc farmer fined by Water Quality Control

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a $19,773 penalty to Modoc County landowner Rene Larranaga for failing to get the required permit for discharging waste from his irrigated cropland on his 60-acre property located in the Pit River Watershed, a tributary of the Sacramento River. Click here to read more.

FS projects to provide timber

The Modoc National Forest plans to offer more than 36 million board feet in 2018.
All projects are designed to accomplish ecosystem restoration objectives to protect fish and wildlife habitat, increase resiliency to insects and wildfire and also support local workers and businesses by providing merchantable timber. Click here to read more.

Deaths:

Rose Dean passed away on February 12, 2018
William "Bill" D. Cloud passed away February 9, 2018
Dora ‘Dori’ Steward Shaffer passed away February 7, 2018
Celeste Ruth Wilder passed away January 31, 2018
Paul “Sonny” Oscar Gysin passed away January 29, 2018
Glenda (Jacobsen-Harper) Crabbe passed away January 9, 2018

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