News for the Week of October 10, 2019

SO FRESH . . .

IT WAS a big weekend in Fort Bidwell as the Fall Festival and Mt. Bidwell Indian Day Celebration filled the small community with people and activities. One of the really popular items on the Festival side was making fresh crushed apple cider. Lea Huetteman photo.


DG Wild horse gather nets 499 horses

Wild horse gather operations are now complete for 2019 after 22 horses were safely gathered and transferred to the temporary sorting facility. This makes 499 the overall total for the 2019 gather.

MJU Super says geothermal project near done, cool

Modoc Joint Unified School District Superintendent Tom O’Malley says the district’s geothermal project is “pretty much done, and a cool system.” The project has saved the district real money when it comes to heating costs versus oil.

“We are pretty much just closing out the project,” he said this week.

HEMP growing getting public comment

The Modoc County Planning is holding public meetings on a new ordinance requiring licensing for industrial hemp cultivation in the County.

The first meeting was October 8 at the Intermountain Research and Extension Center in Tulelake. The second meeting was October 9 at the Cedarville Fairgrounds in Cedarville.

The third meeting is October 10, 6:00 p.m. at the Adin Community Hall located in Adin.

The information produced from the public meetings will be used in the Planning Commission meeting on the issue Oct. 23.


Marilyn Gysin

Laurence E. Murphey

William ‘Bill’ Watson

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BIG ELK . . .

DAVID TENNYSON, of Alturas, with the help of Ron Sherer of Canby, was successful in taking this big elk in Modoc.


Sports on tap


Modoc’s varsity football team hosts Maxwell Friday 6:30 p.m. No JV game that night.

The Braves volleyball teams are at Mt. Shasta Oct. 10; Etna here Oct. 12, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Cross Country team is at the Yreka Elks Invite Oct. 12.

Soccer hosts Tulelake Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m.; and is at Tulelake Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m.

Modoc gets narrow win over Los Molinos

Modoc coaches knew the key to beating Los Molinos last Friday there was keeping their running back in check. And the did just that, limiting the Bulldogs’ offense to just 110 yards rushing and 55 yards passing in the 14-6 win.

Volleyball team splits in action

The Braves volleyball team lost to Etna last Tuesday and beat Weed 25-17. 25-8 and 25-15 last Thursday.

“We lost but the girls played hard,” said coach Kim Schmidt. “We are dealing with injuries right now so I have girls playing in different positions.  They did a great job adjusting.”

Modoc JV survives tough game against Lost River

The Modoc Braves junior varsity football team survived a tough game against Lost River Monday, 24-21. They played Monday, because Los Molinos did not have a JV team for last Friday’s tilt.

The JVs will also not have a game this Friday as Maxwell does not have a JV team.

Modoc runners continue to improve

The Modoc High School Cross Country team was in action again Oct. 4 at the West Valley COED Invitational.

In the varsity girl’s race, senior standout Jennifer Ruiz impressed again, placing 6th and running a time of 20:09 for the 3-mile distance.

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