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    Mayor Dederick with Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha.
  • rsz pit river
    Pit River
  • rsz elks lodge
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  • Saddleback Mtn.
    Saddle Back Mountain
  • Main Street in the Spring
    Pictures courtesy of the Modoc Record


The City of Alturas has a unique position as the only incorporated city in Modoc County.  The City was incorporated on September 16, 1901 and occupies a compact area of approximately 2.5 square miles.  

Alturas California, the seat of Modoc County, offers an abundance of wilderness and natural beauty in a peaceful location. Modoc National Forest offers the outdoor enthusiast an abundance of recreational opportunities including fishing, hiking, hunting, and skiing. Alturas California where the West still lives.

Alturas Swimming Pool Committee Update

The Alturas Swimming Pool Committee has been meeting regularly over the winter months to review periodic reports received from North Star Engineering regarding the feasibility study for the Memorial Pool.  The reports include a thorough existing pool assessment and reconstruction alternatives.  It is planned that the pool will be heated with geothermal water pumped from the well on the Alturas Elementary and Middle School grounds.  We are still in need of specific information about water temperature and flow from the geothermal well, and how the water will be delivered.  After the water information is reviewed and incorporated, the Committee will have a final meeting with North Star Engineering and then work on a report and recommendation to the City Council.

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Alturas Livestock Event Center

For Information on renting the Roping Arena or Show Grounds Please contact City Hall (530) 233-2512