News for the Week of January 17, 2019

THE ROBBER'S car, shown going through Canby on its way west and was stopped in Bieber after it rolled. Photo by Rocci Lutz.

Bank robber nabbed in Modoc County

A McMinnville, Or. man, Cory Dwight Homestead, age 40, was arrested Friday in Modoc following an hour-long pursuit on U.S. 395 and State Route 299 involving multiple law enforcement agencies
According to Modoc County Sheriff Tex Dowdy, Homestead was the suspect in a Bend, Or., bank robbery earlier that day.

Search on for missing truck driver

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol office, Search and Rescue division in Reno, Nev. have confirmed they are looking for a missing cattle truck that is overdue in arriving at Soldier Meadows Ranch, north of Gerlach.

The driver is identified as Andrew Perez. He was scheduled to arrive at the remote ranch between 11 p.m. and midnight Monday, but did not show up.


Update (January 17, 2019 - 10:40 a.m.) - Washoe County Sheriff's Department has found Andrew Perez, the missing Cattle Truck driver, near High Rock Lake. His vehicle was stuck and he is fine.


Modoc wild horse issue becoming infamous

Last fall’s Modoc National Forest Devil’s Garden wild horse gather is getting more national notice than was initially expected. The issue that’s causing the most concern in a supposed plan to sell about 250 of those nearly 1,000 horses to slaughter.


City hears 6% trash pickup increase

On Tuesday afternoon the Alturas City Council was informed of a six percent increase in Waste Management garbage and trash pickup service.

The increase will go into effect April 1 for residential services and February 1 for commercials services.



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Hoop Shoot winners . . .

ALTURAS ELKS Lodge #1756 held its award dinner for the annual Hoop Shoot Contest on January 10.


Contestants were recognized for their participation and certificates were awarded to the winners in each category.


The Elks were happy to have more participants at this year's contest and are hoping for an even bigger turn out next year. Elks would also like to thank all the contestants and parents who participated and everyone who volunteered at the event. Pictured left to right: Hoop Shoot Chairman Curtis Schmidt, Kati Hallmark, Ryan Weber, Austin Davis, Macy Benson, Exalted Ruler Doug Waterman. Not pictured: Rosalee Northcote.




MHS sports schedule

Modoc's wrestling team is at the Corning tournament Jan.19.
Modoc basketball (boys and girls) have Etna at home Jan. 18 and are at Fall River Jan. 23.


Braves continue strong hoop season

Modoc's wrestling team is at the Corning tournament Jan.19.

Modoc basketball (boys and girls) have Etna at home Jan. 18 and are at Fall River Jan. 23.

The Modoc varsity boy's basketball team continued its strong season last weekend, beating Burney 75-46 and Trinity 58-35. They are 13-4 overall and 1-2 in league play. The Braves lost to Weed 61-40 Tuesday, unable to handle the league-leading Cougars.


Modoc girls split in action

The Modoc varsity girl's team lost to Trinity 54-44 Friday night in Weaverville. They beat Burney on the road 59-29.

Modoc' won a SCL road game at Weed 56-25 Tuesday night.


SV girls win

Surprise Valley Hornets girl's varsity traveled to Tulelake to face the Honkers winning 62-48
The Hornets traveled to McCloud on Friday, posting 58-12 victory.

The Hornets next game is January 23 at the Hayfork Timberjacks.


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