News for the Week of March 30, 2023

Railroad works. . . THE LAKEVIEW line is getting some new railroad ties and this shot is south of County Road 56. Union Pacific Crews are also working on replacing ties in Alturas and along the route from Lakeview to Alturas. There have been a lot of upgrades to the rail line and local drivers are pleased with the new and better crossings that have been installed as well. Photo by Jane Holloway

Modoc February unemployment dips to 8.8 percent.


The State Employment Development Department revised Modoc’s February unemployment rate to 8.8 percent. In January the rate was at 9.01 percent.

EDD reports the Modoc workforce was at 3,150 in February, up from January’s 3,120.


Modoc cuts hospital debt


Modoc County received a $5,000,000 check last week from the State of California that was aimed at reducing the Modoc Medical Center Debt. That debt had just over $9 million remaining. This funding will take a chunk out of it.
Modoc County Chief Administrative Officer Chester Robertson confirmed that the $5 million check was deposited this week and drops the actual debt to $4,115.952.70.


Modoc spots on tap . . .


Modoc has plans for baseball, softball, golf and track over the next week. Of course, spring sports in Modoc are always at the mercy of the weather, and this year has been tough.

The optimists will say the Braves softball and baseball teams will be at Bonanza March 29; baseball home against Lost River March 27, and at Quincy April 1.

Softball hopes to have a home double-header against Lassen March 30.

Golf has a home event on April 6 and Track will be at Redding April 1.


Drought situation eased in north state, more rain, snow coming


The State Department of Water Resources states California has faced powerful, atmospheric river storms this winter, which has led to record-breaking snowpack, nearly full reservoirs and overflowing watersheds.

Snow levels in the Modoc Mountains still are holding strong.


Wet and wild is forecast

Friday is mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Friday night has a chance of snow after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Saturday has a chance of snow before 11 a.m., then rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
Saturday night brings a chance of rain before 8 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., then a chance of snow after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy.
Sunday brings a snow likely outlook and mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Sunday night brings a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Monday has s chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.


Vietnam veterans honored for service


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3327 and all Modoc Veterans wanted to say thank you to all Vietnam Veterans. We appreciate your sacrifices.

March 29 was chosen as National Vietnam War Veterans Day because on March 29, 1973, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded and the last U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam.


‘Katy’ Katharina Vey Grove
Teresa Ann (Canterberry) Northrup

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