News for the Week of June 10, 2021

Family walk. . . THIS CANADA goose family was out for a stroll this week at the Surprise Valley Hot Springs, east of Cedarville. You think it’s hard to keep your kids in line, try mom in front and dad bringing up the rear. Photo by Lea Huetteman

Modoc COVID-19 cases moving up

The Modoc County Public Health Department reports that total COVID-19 cases in Modoc went up from 514 last week to 526 this week. There are 12 active cases, none hospitalized, 510 recovered and four deaths.

Public Health reports that 30.7 percent (2,561) of the population is fully vaccinated and 33.8 percent have received at least one shot. Anyone 18 years of age or older who wants to be vaccinated should call 530-233-1350 to set up an appointment.

Dr. Ed Richert: COVID vaccines are safe and effective

As Covid 19 immunization rates have gone up in California over the last few months, there has been a growing difference between larger population counties and smaller counties like Modoc in the percentage of people getting Covid 19 vaccine.

For example, the percentage of the eligible population in Los Angeles County who have received vaccine is about two times greater than those in Modoc County.

City mosquito spraying continues

The City of Alturas Mosquito Abatement in full assault and not a moment too soon as the mosquito population is starting to pop up. Spraying will start after 8:30 or 9 p.m.


Cornelius Jay ‘Joe’ Cooper

Wess Merica

Phyllis Louise Myers


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