News for the Week of January 20, 2022

WHILE THE WEATHER has moderated, mountain roads are still an issue for drivers. This shot is of Cedar Pass which was covered with slick ice. Photo by Lea Huetteman

Modoc hit hard with new COVID cases


Modoc County has been hit hard by new COVID cases and schools, county and city government are taking the situation seriously.

There were 1,282 total cases this week with 106 active. That compares to last week’s 1,191 total cases with 63 active. There were no hospitalizations this week and deaths remain at 11.


Modoc not in severe drought levels


The winter storms have moved Modoc County and this area out of the extreme drought levels of last month, but the area still remains in in a moderate to severe drought level.

The next week is forecast to be cold with little chance of major precipitation. Look for lows in the high teens and highs in the upper 40s and low to mid-50s.

The mountain snowpack levels have been maintaining moderate to good levels for this time of year, but a little more snow would be welcomed.


Trash pickup fees heading up

The Alturas City Council voted Tuesday to approve a six percent increase in Waste Management’s garbage and trash collection fees. The City’s contract with Waste Management limited the increase to no more than six percent.


Modoc wrestlers win Fall River Invite


Modoc went to the Fall River Invitational tournament last weekend with just 10 healthy wrestlers. They won six individual titles and the tournament championship.

“We had a very good weekend,” said coach Shaun Wood. Team scores were as follows: Modoc 136.5; Trinity 96; U-Prep 66; Lassen 64; Central Valley 47; Etna 46; Fall River 34; and Corning 22.


Green is January’s color


If months were assigned a non-commercial, no hype color, October would probably be orange the color of Fall, and December the white of snow. But what of January? What is January’s most thought of and most discussed color? For some it’s subliminal, for others it’s a recognized and even sought after color. January’s color is green.


Modoc drops two in Mt. Shasta


The Modoc Braves boys’ varsity basketball team fell to Mt. Shasta 60-55 Tuesday. They trailed 15-13 after one and 29-22 at halftime. The Braves outscored the Bears 33-31 in the second half.

Modoc’s varsity girls’ team lost to the Bears 33-25.

Fall River comes to Modoc January 21 and Quincy visits here January 25.


James K. ‘Sandy’ Blake
Leonard (Len) Coppini
Carol Ann Heryford
Mary Lou Hess Howland
Patricia ‘Patty’ Jensen
Brian Anthony Mullen
Geneva Mae Northrup



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