News for the week of September 21, 2017

CREWS STARTED work this week on the new paved bicycle and walking path from Alturas to the Modoc Refuge. The project has been in the works for years and is finally being constructed.

Work begins on town to refuge trail

Construction started this week on the paved trail from Alturas to the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge. The project has been in the works for years and is finally coming to fruition.
It is expected the trail will be well used, as many residents have been supportive of the safe alternative to walking or riding on just the county roads. Click here to read more.

Unadopted Devil’s Garden wild horses to return to territory

One year ago the Modoc National Forest conducted the first wild horse gather in more than 10 years from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory. Horses not yet adopted or otherwise placed for training are scheduled to be returned to the territory after the agreed-upon holding period ends September 25. Click here to read more.

Modoc jobless rate up to 6.6%

The Modoc unemployment rate for August ticked up to 6.6 percent from 6.5 percent in August 2017, according to the state Employment Development Department. Click here to read more.

Vandal at Alturas Chevron causes about $70,000 in damage

A customer who apparently became agitated because the kitchen at the Alturas Chevron was closed Tuesday evening, took a hammer out of his back pocket and smashed several glass panels and machines, causing an estimated $70,000 in damages. Click here to read more.


Marcel Miura passed away September 17, 2017. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m., at the Eagleville Cemetery. Potluck luncheon to follow at the Eagleville Community Hall. Potluck dishes welcome, meat will be provided.
Arline Beeman passed away September 13, 2017.
Matthew M. “Matt” Reeves passed away September 6, 2017.

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