News for the Week of June 20, 2019


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THE ALTURAS Fire Department intentionally set fire to this Second Street house Monday evening. The home, which had been dismantled earlier, went up in flames quickly, but the AFD was on hand to make sure it did not get out of control. The department uses these burns for training. No other structure in the neighborhood was harmed. Photo by Jim Porter.


City seeks $8.5 million grant for new pool complex

The City of Alturas will seek an $8.5 million grant from State Prop. 68 funds to construct a new pool and event complex on Nagle Street. That's the high end of the proposal, and if that grant is not approved, a new pool would be built in that area using the remaining John Wall Trust funds.

 

Proposition 68 is the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018, approved by voters in June 2018.

 

Modoc EXPO opens for big weekend

For eight years the Modoc EXPO has highlighted and promoted almost every outdoor sport that enthusiasts can imagine. There's duck calling, archery shooting, atlatl throwing, trout fishing in the kid's pond, hunting, rock climbing, flint knapping, law enforcement dog demonstrations, hiking, rock hounding, camping, horse packing, and hang gliding are just a few of the activities available free of charge.

 

During the last eight years the Modoc Expo has turned into a two-day event chock full of every outdoor activity and family sport event imaginable. The public is invited to attend on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

No fireworks on public lands

Northeast California fire officials are reminding area residents and visitors to be careful with fire and to leave fireworks at home when they celebrate Independence Day in the forests or other public lands.

 

Grocery Outlet hosts grand opening June 20

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is opening its new store in Alturas with a grand opening ceremony June 20 starting at 8:55 a.m.
In true Grocery Outlet fashion, $1,500 will be presented on behalf of Grocery Outlet independent owner-operators Adrienne and Jeff Moore to High Plateau Humane Society.


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Jean Evelyn Gorzell


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DEL ALBRIGHT, a Worldwide Ambassador at Modern Jeeper, a former Off-Road Sports and Lands Access Ambassador, an inductee into the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, and founding trail boss of Friends of the Rubicon, will be attending the Modoc EXPO.

Sports

Modoc hosting minor league stars

Modoc County Little League is hosting the District 48 Minor Boys All Star tournament this weekend.

 

The tourney starts June 22 when Susanville meets Lake Almanor at 10 a.m. Feather River plays Quincy at 1 p.m. June 22. Modoc's team opens against the winner of the Feather River-Quincy game June 23, 10 a.m. at the Youth Park. District tournaments on tap are as follows:
Minor Baseball-Modoc-June 22nd-June 28th
Major Baseball-Quincy-Starting June 29th
Minor Softball-Westwood-Starting June 20th
Major Softball-Quincy-Starting June 22nd
Jr. Softball-Westwood-Starting June 20th


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