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Efforts to create an ambulance service district in the Big Valley area of Modoc and Lassen counties fell short by four votes. Although 66.1 percent of the voters approved the district’s formation in the special election, the measure narrowly failed because it required a two-thirds voters approval.


A redacted version of a just-completed internal investigation conducted by the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office into the possible abuse of a suspect by a sheriff’s deputy during an arrest was given to Modoc County District Attorney Jordan Funk by Sheriff Mike Poindexter during a court hearing i…

Modoc County elections officials are keeping busy finalizing the procedures for filling a Modoc County Supervisor vacancy created earlier this month by the resignation of District 2 Supervisor John Pedersen and the ever-changing saga involving the Surprise Valley Hospital District.

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Modoc County Supervisor John Pedersen, who represents areas north of Alturas, surprised fellow board members by submitting a letter of resignation at Tuesday’s supervisors meeting. In the letter, Pedersen, who took office two years ago, said he was resigning for personal reasons.