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Sixth Annual Mike Schweitzer Memorial Challenge

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:00am

Members of the firefighter and running communities come together for a day of fun ...

Yreka's Foothill Drive will get a facelift

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:33am

Split pavement and craggy holes dot Foothill Drive in Yreka, but by the end of next summer a portion of it may be a pristine new roadway.

Lauryn Strickland earns Explorer of the Year

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:28am

The Siskiyou County Inter-Agency Explorers Post 911 announced its Explorer of the Year April 16, and post advisor Bob Buker came away with his own national awards.

Roseman steps in for SDV&CC

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:41am

YREKA – After a 20-year career with the SDV&CC, Linda Miles handed her position over to new Executive Director Jim Roseman.
The board and the community appreciate her years of dedication to the center and its mission, according to a recent  SDV&CC press release.
Roseman had a 30-year career as a police officer in Monterey, Calif., as well as 25 years as an adjunct professor in police science for Monterey Peninsula College. He also had an early career [...]

Sexual assaults on the rise in 2014

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:38am

YREKA – Siskiyou County is ending sexual assault awareness month with Denim Day and an open house Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center.
Denim Day's roots derive from a high profile Italian Supreme Court decision in 1998 that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans.
"In response to the verdict, women in the Italian parliament protested by wearing jeans to work," said Sexual Assault Services [...]

Morning Jolt: Biden says Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:52pm

In the news

Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.

Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate government buildings and [...]

Today in the News: Ford CEO to retire, reports say

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:00am

News to know

According to a report by Bloomberg News, Ford CEO Alan Mulally will retire within a month, and Mark Fields will be named his successor. Fields is currently COO for Ford. Mulally has been the head of Ford since 2006 and led the company through the recession without taking a government bailout, which other American automakers did. [...]

Water issues continue to build

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:09am

HORNBROOK – The town of Hornbrook crowded into the Grange hall for a water board meeting Friday. While the meeting was held to cover a variety of topics, including: adopting new bylaws, payroll, meter reading, cost estimations for new well parts, removal of build-up in wells and water rate increases, most residents were simply waiting to be heard in the public commentary. Two resolutions passed were the new water base rate of $45, up from $39, and new bylaws, which the [...]

Victim's fiancee: Slain man's son will never have a chance to know his dad

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:07am

Double homicide perpetrator Earl Richard Stanfield was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison Friday after taking a plea deal in March.

Local, state and federal candidates meet in Mount Shasta

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:25am

The Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee brought together numerous candidates Saturday for a non-partisan “meet the candidates” forum in Mount Shasta in preparation for election year.

Booked into jail April 18, 2014

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the April 18, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News

Finnley Rae Johnson birth announcement

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00am

Ryan and Stephanie Johnson of Fort Jones proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Finnley, at 2:39 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Ava Rose Martin birth announcement

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00am

Robert and Laura Martin of Little Shasta proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ava, at 6:49 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Trevor William Scala birth announcement

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00am

Alina and Jimmy Scala of Montague proudly announce the birth of their son, Trevor, at 10:21 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Brew Beat: Theobroma-chocolaty food of the Gods

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:38am

Theobroma, meaning food of the gods, is a liquid time capsule, taking us back to the origins of the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink around 1,200 B.C. in Honduras, according to Dogfish Head. Yes, before people were eating chocolate, apparently they were drinking it. I certainly wasn’t privy to this delicious piece of history. Pouring a lavish golden hue, the head certainly follows suit with the divinity associated with Theobroma, lasting briefly and finally lining the [...]

Volunteer Profile: Joan Smith Freeman

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:34am

Why volunteer

Joan Smith Freeman wears many hats in her volunteerism. Currently she is president of Yreka Rotary, vice president of Ore-Cal Resource Conservation and Development Council, vice president of Women in Business Network, a member of the Economic Growth Group and a member of the Resource Advisory Committee. Freeman says she simply loves giving back to her community.

Helping to community

Siskiyou sends letter opposing mining act changes

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:30am

Proposed changes to the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act have the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors concerned that the state will place new burdens on miners all while reducing local control of resources management.

Fairchild offers guidance on Affordable Care Act

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:29am

YREKA – With the enrollment period for insurance under the Affordable Care Act now over, Fairchild Medical Center is putting on an information forum on May 15 to answer questions about what’s next. The presentation will cover the basics of the new health care plans, changes to existing plans, terminology, new mandates, imposed fees and possible advantages. This is one of four forums Fairchild Medical Center will hold each year with varying topics, said Susan Ikenberry, [...]

Siskiyou supervisors approve $162,000 for jail feasibility study

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:28am

With a new contract in place, the architectural firm Nacht and Lewis will begin its investigation of the feasibility of building a new Siskiyou County Jail for $24 million.

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:00am

MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles [...]


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