Way up in California's North State - these ranch lands called Modoc country, Alturas is the only city with any real services. Only one blinking red light in town, at the main intersection, US Highway 395 @ Hwy 299. Auto repair, gasoline, groceries, motels, restaurants, banks and since it is the county seat, a courthouse. The historic Niles Hotel is a focal point along the south end of Main Street. They ain't even gotta Walmart.