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    Mayor Dederick with Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha.
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    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.

The City of Alturas Swimming Pool Committee held its first meeting on Monday, May 18, in the City Hall Council Chambers. Committee Members present were Cheryl Nelson, Dick Steyer, De Funk, Karen Shimamoto, and Mark Steffek. Read More
Alturas Livestock Event Center

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