News for the Week of December 2, 2021

SADIE GOULDEN, age 7, was visiting Modoc for Thanksgiving and took home a prize and bragging rights with her 3 mile time of 27:30. Photo by Jessica Fredrick.

Governor Newsom appoints Dier as Modoc Judge

Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointments of 11 Superior Court Judges Nov. 29, which include Modoc County Superior Court.


Wendy J. Dier, 53, of Alturas, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Modoc County Superior Court.

COVID cases in Modoc still increasing

The number of COVID-19 cases in Modoc went up to 1,050 this week from 1017 last week. In addition, deaths went up to 10 from nine and active cases numbered 53 with eight hospitalized and 987 recovered.

Not much moisture in near future

There’s not much moisture predicted in the near future by the National Weather Service until Monday. Modoc remains in an extreme drought, and the snowpack in the mountains is skimpy.


According to the SNOTEL system, Dismal Swamp at 7,360 feet had seven inches of snow Tuesday containing 3.5 inches of water.


Cedar Pass registered two inches at 7,030 feet and Adin Mountain had no snow.

Banner turnout for Turkey Trot

TEACH, Inc. held the 2021 Modoc Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning at the Modoc Wildlife Refuge. It was a beautiful morning and a huge success. They had 101 registered participants for the 3-mile walk/run and raised over $2,300. Funds raised from this annual event are used to purchase Christmas, birthday and graduation gifts for local foster youth.

Braves lose to Fall River 37-6

The Modoc Braves varsity football team lost the Division Five section title to the Fall River Bulldogs 37-6 last week.

Modoc Coach Shaun Wood said the Braves did not play their best game, and that Fall River was fast and good.

Modoc Basketball drop first game

Modoc’s varsity boys’ basketball team lost its opening game to Lassen 57-42 this week and heads to the Block F Tournament in Fall River where they’ll meet Biggs in the first round.


Rick Hullinger

Donald Rosendahl

John Bradley “Brad” Server



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