News for the Week of February 20, 2020


Moving right along. . . MODOC MEDICAL CENTER’s new hospital is moving right along with much of the structure framed in and walls put up. A lot of the current work is being completed on the inside as construction of the buildings progressed very well this winter. It is anticipated that MMC will be operating out of the new facility in September 2020. The exteriors of the buildings have been completed, except for minor canopy work remaining on the hospital main entry, emergency entrance, and clinic entrance. There is also some rock work, paver work, and concrete work that must be done at the main hospital entrance. It is anticipated that this work will resume later this calendar year in the spring. All in-wall mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) was completed on December 20.

Primary election energy heats up

Activity is heating up for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election and locally there are elections where results will be known soon after voting.

One of those races is for three seats on the Alturas City Council.

There are four candidates filed for those three positions. Incumbent Cheryl Nelson is running for another term. Joining Nelson in the election are Kelly Crosby, Samantha Wood and Michael Conrad. Voters will choose three of those four candidates in the election.



Jerome Charles Hoxsey 

Herbert James Sweeney, Sr.

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WRESTLERS Cody Sphar and Yawnah Brown will be two of the favorites this week.


Modoc wins Division 4 wrestling title

Modoc wrestlers won the weekend’s CIF Division IV wrestling championship Saturday at the Griswold Gym. Durham won the overall, and Division III title.

“I was very pleased with the results and how we wrestled,” said coach Shaun Wood. “I also expect good results from the Masters. It’s been a very good year for us.”

Modoc in playoffs at number six

The Fall River Bulldogs continued their dominance of Modoc this year with a 59-54 last week. The loss gave Modoc a 3-7 Shasta Cascade League record and 11-11 overall. They met Biggs last night after press time to open the Division Five Playoff tournament.

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