News for the Week of June 1, 2023

Water is plentiful in Modoc County this year as storms continue on. This image shows how much water is at Cal Pines. Jane Holloway photo.

Mini-film festival to be unique, special

One of Dan Roeder’s last events before his move away from Modoc, will be the premiere of two full music videos and several shorter ones in a mini-film festival at 7 p.m. at the ACT Niles Theater on Tuesday, June 6 and at 7p.m. at the Bonner Building in Cedarville on Wednesday, June 7.


Cause of motorcycle accident a mystery


The cause of a motorcycle accident May 25 on Main Street remains a mystery according to Alturas Chief of Police Sid Cullins. The driver of the motorcycle, Michael Sullivan, age 65, of Klamath Falls, was transported to Redding for treatment of possible head injuries.


Kids’ Fish Derby coming soon


Get ready boys and girls! Rotary’s annual Kids’ Fish Derby will be here before we know it! The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, from 9:00 until 11:00, to be held once again at Pine Creek Reservoir near Alturas.


Mosquito spraying:

The City of Alturas Mosquito Abatement Spraying has begun. The City plans on spraying once or twice a week after 8:30 or 9 p.m., depending on mosquito population.


Discover the perfect trail at Modoc NF


Many people visit the Modoc National Forest year after year for richness of outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether you have a hard time deciding or just want to get familiar with the many sites available, this is your welcome guide for the upcoming season.

Before you explore Modoc NF's diverse topography, we recommend you download our Visitor Map App @ In addition, new maps are posted at trailheads that will include QR map download codes.


Tribal Forestry Education and Cultural Exchange at Fort Bidwell Indian Reservation


On the eve of another wildfire season, working proactively to reduce the risk of severe fire in and around rural, tribal, and frontier communities in the West feels ever-more urgent. Earlier this month, two ecological forestry training crews employed by the non-profit Lomakatsi Restoration Project brought capacity to reduce forest fuels and improve fire safety around the Fort Bidwell Indian Community, within the homelands of Gidutikad Band of the Northern Paiute.


Personal firewood-cutting permits are on sale


The Modoc National Forest will begin offering special rates on personal firewood cutting permits on May 15, 2023. Permits are available for $2 per cord with a minimum purchase of $20 and a limit of ten cords per permit. The term cord refers to the amount of wood tightly stacked in a stack four feet high, four feet wide, and eight feet long.


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