News for the Week of October 14, 2021

JESUS GONZALES, Thomas Garner and Jim Maupin are trimming the roadside on selected roads in Cal Pines. Photo shows Garner and Maupin chipping brush and limbs along the roadside.


COVID cases continue to rise

Modoc’s battle with COVID-19 continues to be very difficult. Total cases as of Oct. 13 numbered 794, up substantially from 748 last week. The number of active cases increased from 30 to 58 and those currently hospitalized increased to three from two. The recovered number was 728, up from 710 and the number of deaths stayed at eight.


In addition, the Modoc County Jail has two inmates who tested positive for COVID this week. They were put into quarantine and all inmates have been tested for the virus and have been offered the vaccination.

BLM lifts fire restrictions on public lands

With the return of cool, fall weather, the Bureau of Land Management has rescinded fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Applegate and Eagle Lake field offices in Lassen, Modoc, and Plumas counties, the eastern parts of Shasta and Siskiyou counties in northeast California, and in parts of Washoe and Humboldt counties in northwest Nevada.

BLM temporarily closes Litchfield Corrals to public

The Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corrals near Susanville have been temporarily closed to the public pending lab results on an infection affecting some of the horses that were recently gathered from public rangelands.

Fire Safe Council project a model for all

A photo in last week’s paper showed a downed tree across a road in Cal Pines. That photo was taken during an impromptu tour of the Modoc Fire Safe Council’s, (MFSC) Cal Pines Wildfire Protection Project.


The project was designed and the grant application was written by Stacey Hafen, Executive Director of the MFSC and Mila Hadley as the Project Coordinator. The tree had fallen sometime during the previous night. It was a sunny day and the tree posed no problem to the tour.

Lava Beds reopens to public

Most areas of Lava Beds National Monument that were closed because of the Antelope Fire reopened to visitors on Thursday.

Modoc beats Trinity, Williams next

Modoc had a slow start against the Trinity Wolves here last Friday for Homecoming, but woke up in the last three quarters to win 26-7.


The Braves, (4-1) head to Williams (4-2) Friday for another league game.


Hubert N. Paddock, Jr.

Brian James ‘Rudy’ Roden



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