News for the week of May 18, 2017


An arrest warrant has been issued for Christopher Brown in connection with the stabbing death of James Houseman, May 13 in Alturas. Brown is 5-7, 150 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Contact the Alturas Police Department at 530-233-2011 with information as to his whereabouts.

Homicide investigated by APD, suspect on the run

An Alturas man, James Houseman, age 35, died as the result of stab wounds May 13 and the Alturas Police Department is looking for the suspect in the case, Christopher Allen Brown, age 30, also of Alturas. Click here to read more.

Major injuries in 299 crash

The California Highway Patrol reports major injuries in a two-vehicle accident May 16, 1:50 p.m. pm State Route 299 west of County Road 68.
According to the CHP, Jordan Peters, age 26, Alturas, was eastbound in a 2005 Nissan at about 65 m.p.h. Vasiliy Mordvinov, age 38, of Portland was westbound in a 2003 Volvo truck at about 55 m.p.h. Peters systained major injuries. Click here to read more.

Children’s Forest at Stough Reservoir 19-24

The Forest Service and partners will hold the annual Children’s Forest event this year at Stough Reservoir and the Cedar Pass Ski Hill area May 19, 23 and 24. 
All are welcome to enjoy Stough Reservoir and the Cedar Pass Ski Hill area during the Children’s Forest activities. However, there will be around 80 kids per day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 19 and May 23 at Stough Reservoir, and May 24 at the Cedar Pass Ski Hill. Click here to read more.


Donald Grattan Pollard passed away on May 12, 2017.



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