News for the Week of December 1, 2022

SLIDING down the Cedar Pass Ski Hill can be an electrifying experience. Emi Ross of La Crescenta enjoys her first slide down the ski hill during Thanksgiving vacation with her grandmother Jean Bilodeaux

Public health urges personal protection against viruses


“We are seeing an increase in respiratory viruses circulating in the community to include flu, RSV and COVID. Modoc County Public Health urges everyone to protect themselves and their families against the many circulating viruses in our communities,” stressed Modoc Public Health Director Stacy Sphar this week.


Major winter storm predicted this week


The National Weather service is predicting a large winter storm hitting late Wednesday and into Thursday.
There’s a 50 percent chance of snow Wednesday night with two to five inches of snow expected. On Thursday the snow is expected to be heavier with five to 10 inches expected.


Brave girls fall to Lassen


Modoc’s varsity girls’ basketball team opened the season at home last week losing to Lassen 60-29. They head to the Anderson Classic tournament Dec. 1-3.

Lassen, a much bigger school, started the game with a 20-3 first quarter and led 31-7 at halftime. They added 29 second half points while Modoc added 22.


Block M Tournament starts Dec. 15


Modoc High School’s Block M Tournament dates are December 15, 16 and 17, 2022 in the Griswold Gym, Alturas. Modoc will welcome teams from Fall River Mills, Portola and Tulelake.

Thursday’s action will begin at 1:40 with Modoc versus Portola girls, and the last game will be played at 8:30 p.m. with Modoc versus Portola varsity boys. A special dedication will honor Karen Hays prior to the boy’s varsity game.


Christmas mailing deadlines


Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th, 2022
USPS Priority Mail Express: Ship by Friday, December 23rd.
Priority Mail: Ship by Monday, December 19th.
First-Class Mail: Ship by Saturday, December 17th.
USPS Retail Ground: Ship by Saturday, December 17th.
Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25
Domestic Mail Class/Product Date (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)
USPS Retail Ground® Service Dec. 17
First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 17
Priority Mail® Service Dec. 19
Priority Mail Express® Service2 Dec. 23


Turkey Trot had good day, runners


TEACH Inc. held the 2022 Modoc Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning 2022, at the Modoc Wildlife Refuge. It was a beautiful morning and a huge success. We had a great turn out for the 3-mile walk/run and raised over $2,000. Funds raised from this annual event are used to purchase Christmas, birthday and graduation gifts for local foster youth.


Gale Beesley
Lonnie Andrew Coble
Marian Marie (Sweet) Gooch
Homer Dale ‘Bunk’ Richardson
Bobby G. Ray

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