News for the Week of April 18, 2019

Serious times. . .
THE ALL DECKED OUT young man was into this Easter Egg Hunt and was more concerned about getting quality than quantity of eggs. Plus, this one you could even look into for surprises. Photo by Elaine West.

Alturas Lions host community Egg Hunt Saturday


Hundreds of colorful eggs will be spread out on the Veterans' Park lawns in Alturas on Saturday, April 20 for the annual Alturas Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt - a tradition that brings out families from near and far. The Hunt begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. All children, ages 10 and younger, are welcome to participate.


Refuge manager sees manageable water year


Modoc National Wildlife Refuge Manager Steven Clay said water levels should portend a good summer, but that comes with a caveat.


And it's a pretty big caveat - the amount of snow and ice in the mountains and the rate of melt. As of Tuesday, the river levels had dropped and it appears there's room for a normal to slightly above normal runoff.


Wild horse adoption events successful, some horses still available


The Modoc National Forest held its third Wild Horse Adoption Event last week at the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals.
Forest Service personnel, partners and a small group of irreplaceable volunteers have had great success finding happy homes for these older Devil's Garden horses; with 219 placed so far. Thirty-eight have been adopted and 181 older than 10 sold with limitations.


Obsidian season postponed


The May 1 opening of the 2019 Warner Mountains obsidian collection season is postponed due to weather and road conditions. All obsidian collections, including personal and commercial, remain closed at this time.
The new opening date has not yet been selected and will depend on weather conditions in the coming weeks. A press release will be issued when the new opening date is selected.



James "Jim" Sherer
Christopher Jay Knoch

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Born to compete . . .
THESE CALVES were not that old but were quick to find out who was going to hold whose ground. Competitive from the very beginning. Elaine West photo


Braves take pair from Etna


The Modoc Braves baseball team took a pair of games against the Etna Lions Friday 8-5 and 11-3 and Monday beat the Weed Cougars here 10-0 and 12-3. Their next game is at home March 23.


Etnas sweeps Braves softball team


The Shasta Cascade League leading Etna Lions swept the Modoc Braves softball team 9-1 and 7-2 Friday at Etna. Modoc had an easy outing Monday in Alturas, beating a weak Weed team 21-0 and 17-0. Their next game is at Trinity April 26.

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