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Brew Beat: Bridgeport's Trilogy 3

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:32am

An experiment that went awry – that’s what I’ll say about this ale.Brewers’ Class is number three in the Bridgeport Trilogy, meant to celebrate Bridgeport’s 30th anniversary.It went up against a crystal dry-Hopped pale ale and an Aussie Salute IPA.For obvious reasons, at least to me, it came in last. [...]

Montague's water plant comes online

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:20am

MONTAGUE – After 12 years, Montague’s new water treatment plant is finally up and running.The $5.8 million plant came about after many years of the city not meeting water standards.Maintenance worker Dave Dunn said many years ago, the legal limit for trihalomethanes was lowered, and Montague came in way above those limits.Dunn said it was not [...]

Ponytail softball signups start Tuesday

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:29am

Yreka Ponytail Softball 2015 sign-ups will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Pacific Power Building, 300 S. Main St., Yreka, on the following days: Tuesday, Jan. 27; Thursday, Jan. 29; Tuesday, Feb. 3; and Thursday, Feb. 5.

Yreka's homeless offered food, shelter every night of the week

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:48am

With the participation of local volunteers and churches, Yreka's Beacon of Hope Rescue Mission now offers shelter for the homeless seven nights per week.

Valenzuela to county: be prepared for organic recycling

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:45am

Bonds, sewers and waste were all addressed Tuesday as the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors cast votes on current county issues.

App Finder: Top history apps

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:01pm

Looking for some educational ways to pass the time while you find yourself waiting in lines or taking a break at work? History buffs will find all sorts of apps to feed their curiosity and test their knowledge of moments of history from all over the world.The History Channel App: The History Channel's free app allows users to watch their favorite History Channel shows and specials on their smartphone or tablet, from "I Love the 1880s" to "Revelation: The End of Days." The network also [...]

Yreka citizens: Reinstate former animal control officer

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:58am

It might not have been on the agenda, but Yreka’s animal control issue was a hot topic for the residents who came out in droves to share their thoughts with the Yreka City Council Thursday night.

Gunshot wound reported in Weed incident

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:53am

The Weed Police Department reported today that an injured male discovered at the Pilot truck stop in Weed Wednesday was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Pawn Star comes to Yreka

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:52am

YREKA – More than 60 residents flocked to the Siskiyou County Museum on Wednesday to see famous television personality and historian Mark Hall-Patton.Widely known for his presence on the reality series "Pawn Stars," the bearded man, dressed in his famous red shirt and flat-brimmed Amish hat, spoke to the crowd about the importance of preserving history."You’ve got a collection to die for," [...]

More changes coming for draft Siskiyou medicinal cannabis cultivation ordinance

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:05am

A new round of questions – and concerns – started Wednesday as the Siskiyou County Planning Commission took its first official look at the county's draft medical marijuana cultivation ordinance.

Morning Jolt: No federal charges expected in Ferguson case

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:20pm

The FBI has completed its investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and it will not recommend federal charges, according to CNN. A decision will be made by the Justice Department based on the report, and even if it doesn’t recommend charges against officer Darren Wilson, Attorney General Eric Holder will issue the final ruling. Brown was shot and killed last August in an incident that pot the spotlight on race issues in the U.S.

Van crashes into building on Main Street

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:52am

YREKA – A van crashed into Bill's Sew and Vac on Main Street shortly before noon Wednesday.A preliminary report from the Yreka Police Department indicates that the driver had stopped to check his transmission fluid. He attempted to put the vehicle in neutral, but put it in drive instead. The driver then attempted to stop the vehicle but was unsuccessful. He was run over instead and sustained [...]

Animal Control numbers differ under officers

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:13am

YREKA – Following the death of two dead puppies in the possession of the Animal Control Office, several community members have been calling for the reinstatement of former Animal Control Officer Ashly Leaf.Leaf was dismissed by the Yreka Police Department in November.Records obtained by the Siskiyou Daily News from the Yreka Police Department via a public records request show that during her [...]

After a winter away, Dotty's plans to reopen

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:04am

ETNA – Dotty’s owners Christy and Robert Bartneck are ready for opening day after their first temporary winter closure.The small town burger joint will open February 1, and the pair is ready with exciting new events, menu changes, and expanded catering.Christy Bartneck said the time off gave the pair a chance to regroup and assess the needs of Scott Valley. [...]

Man arrested for stabbing father

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:45am

YREKA – A man was arrested Wednesday morning after reportedly stabbing his father.Officers responded to the 600 block of Butte Street at about 3:30 a.m. after receiving a report that someone had been stabbed.According to police:Officers arrived on scene and contacted Jacob Copeland, 27, of Yreka, who was sitting in his bedroom and still holding a knife. [...]

Animal Control euthanization rates spike in December

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:24am

YREKA – Following the death of two puppies in the possession of the Animal Control Office, several community members have been calling for the reinstatement of former Animal Control Officer Ashly Leaf. Leaf was dismissed by the Yreka Police Department in November. Records obtained by the Siskiyou Daily News from the Yreka Police Department via a public records [...]

Matthew T. Mangino: A call for independent investigation of officer-related shootings

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:52am

This week, the nation commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leading black members of Congress chose to remember Dr. King at an event hosted by the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri.The church is just blocks from where protesters gathered after the grand jury declined to indict the police office responsible for 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.The congressmen attempted to connect the non-violent efforts of Dr. King during the civil rights [...]

Siskiyou County continues fight for timber-related federal funds

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:22am

Congress may have failed to reauthorize federal funding relied upon by rural counties, but state allies and other avenues may provide different outcomes in the ongoing budgetary battle.

Residents urge supervisors to deny JH Ranch expansion plan

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:20am

Scott Valley residents reminded the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that the battle between some local landowners and JH Ranch will continue into 2015.

Kent Bush: The keys to decoding the State of the Union address

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:32pm

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.From the sergeant at arms who proclaims the appearance of the president to the people positioned as props, the State of the Union offers a lot of sizzle but no actual steak.The president's State of the Union address is a lot like making a list of demands from your boss. You can ask for anything you want, but you only get what they want you to have.Calling on Congress to codify out a catalog of concepts isn't a [...]

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