Lassen, Modoc, and Sierra County Swear in Sheriff, Deputy

For a fourth time, Sheriff Dean Growdon has been sworn in as Lassen county's sheriff. Presiding Superior Court Judge Mark Nareau had the honors in a small ceremony at the courthouse this Tuesday. Sheriff Growdon has served with the Sheriff's Office for 29 years,... Read More.

Modoc NF Welcomes New District Ranger

A new District Ranger will be responsible for the East zone of the Modoc National Forest in the new year. Glenna Eckel has been appointed to the position that covers the Warner Mountain and Devils Garden Ranger Districts.She earned her way to the position... Read More.

BLM Plans Pile Burning Projects in Lassen and Modoc Counties

The Bureau of Land Management's Applegate field office will begin three week-long controlled burns today in Lassen and Modoc County. Piles of small brush and trees made from fuel reduction projects over the summer will be part of the burn.The project's areas consist of... Read More.

Modoc SO Searching for Burglary Suspect

10,000 dollars worth of stolen property has been recovered from a home in Alturas.The Modoc County SO and Alturas PD investigations led to a warranted search of a home in the 38000 block of hwy 299 in Alturas on Wednesday. The departments reported the... Read More.

Big Valley and Modoc Schools Get Federal Grant for EV Bus Fleet

Eight new clean-emission electric school buses will come to Big Valley Joint Unified and Modoc Joint Unified School Districts under a new federal program. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes the EPA to offer rebates to replace existing Diesel school buses with clean... Read More.

Modoc Ntl Forest Prepares for Winter and Lifts Fire Restrictions

The Modoc National Forest is beginning to winterize many of the forest's recreational sites. Water services have been shut off, and trash collection and restroom cleaning services are also coming to a halt as winter conditions limit site access. Some have already received a... Read More.

Seeing Orange Diamonds? Modoc NF Marks Trails

When visiting the Modoc National Forest you’ll start to see some strange orange diamonds along the trails.The Forest Service has begun to mark trailheads and the path of the trail by marking trees with reflective brightly colored shapes to... Read More.

Modoc FS Trail Team Rehabs Medicine Lake Trails

Modoc National Forest’s trail team has been out at medicine lake working on clearing the trails. The team removed dead and fallen trees along the paths as well as marked trailheads with orange diamonds throughout the trail to help you stay within... Read More.

Homes in North County and Modoc Left in the Dark

Those in North Lassen County and Modoc are without power. Surprise Valley Electric has an unexpected power outage due to the utility's power supplier affecting your homes in Alturas, Canby, Cal Pines, Likely, Jess Valley, Termo & Ravendale.There is no estimated time of restoration.

Modoc Horse Gathering Begins Early September

Another round of horse gathering will occur in early September in the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory. A recent population count found over 1200 horses in the area that can appropriately support 200 to 400 horses. The Modoc National Forest and Cattoor Livestock... Read More.