News for the week of June 14, 2018

IT WAS almost by chance, but Mike and Nicole Hinton, of Cedarville were driving on SR 139 near the County Road 91 intersection when they saw this dog, Lena, in the woods off the highway. Modoc Deputy Justin Ridgway responded to retrieve the dog. It had run away after a car accident that killed its owner and had been missing for 11 days.Click here to read more. Photo Nicole Hinton

 

Rules at Alturas Skate Park ignored

The newly built Alturas Skate Park has not officially opened, but kids are using the facility. There are rules posted at the park, but they are not being followed. Click here to read more.

Modoc voters and state results mixed

Modoc County voters weren’t all that interested in the June 5 Primary Election as only 42 percent of them cast ballots. Even that low turnout buried the state turnout of only 26 percent.
There were 2,192 of 5,134 Modoc voters who actually voted. Siskiyou County turned out just 27 percent, Shasta County 26 percent and Lassen County 44 percent. Click here to read more.

BLM hosts sage grouse meeting

Staff from the Bureau of Land Management will provide information and answer questions regarding planning for greater sage grouse, in a public meeting Friday, June 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Niles Hotel, 304 S. Main St. in Alturas.  The meeting is one of four in Nevada and northeastern California. Click here to read more.

County adopts emergency declaration for Tulelake area

The Modoc County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday proclaiming a state of emergency exists in the Newell and Tulelake basin related to the reduction of irrigation water allocations and the below-average snow pack. Click here to read more.

Deaths:

Juvenal Cervantes passed away May 31, 2018
Bonnie Jean Craig passed May 9, 2018

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