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BREAKING: Gray wolf won't be listed ... yet

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:36am

VENTURA, Calif. – The California Fish and Game Commission has chosen to put off the decision of whether or not the gray wolf will be listed as endangered in the state.
The commission met Wednesday in Ventura to discuss the issue and receive input from the public regarding a 2012 petition to list the wolf as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. The petition, submitted by the Center for Biological [...]

Jefferson Republic debate heads to television

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:28am

WEED – One of the proponents for the Jefferson Republic movement said if Measure C passes on June 3, Siskiyou County would be much like a Native American reservation, partly self-governed but still a part of the larger system, until "a better way" of governance is developed.
Leo Bergeron said the Jefferson Republic is about "we the people," and nothing will be changed in the county until the people vote to do so.
Opponents expressed concerns about a lack of specific [...]

California could protect rare gray wolf

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:25am

FRESNO, Calif. – A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status today, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus.
Just one wolf from Oregon has been tracked in recent years crossing into Northern California, renewing interest in returning the species to a thriving population. The California Fish and Game Commission will vote on giving the wolf legal protections at a meeting in Ventura.

Evie Ann Jacobson birth announcement

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:00am

Stacey Wilson and Bjorn Jacobson of Yreka proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Evie, at 11:16 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Petra Petal Gregson birth announcement

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:00am

Lucas and Jennifer Gregson of Montague proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Petra, at 7:51 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Amora Victoria Myrque Montalvo birth announcement

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:00am

Justin Montalvo and Anna Callahan of Yreka proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Amora, at 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Makenzie Marie Muelrath birth announcement

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:00am

Paulina and Kenny Muelrath of Yreka proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie, at 2:41 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Jayden James Armstrong brith announcement

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:00am

Anthony Armstrong and Shannon Condit of Yreka proudly announce the birth of their son, Jayden, at 1:54 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Siskiyou joins call for state to pay $19 million owed to counties

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:15am

California owes its counties hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Tuesday the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors joined the call to have it paid.

Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:59pm

In the news
A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one [...]

Pooch Profile: Meet Millie

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:01pm

A little about Millie’s background Millie is a shepard-cross that came to the Rescue Ranch recently. She is approximately 3 years old and weighs about 30 pounds. Volunteers say Millie is very loving and affectionate.

Millie’s abilities and personality Millie is house-trained, doggy-door-trained and behaves well on a leash. She loves people, walks and a game of chase. Although described as calm, volunteers say she can conjure [...]

New cafe coming to Miner Street

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:01pm

New business owner Jessica Shaw is taking her business, Dinner’s Ready Siskiyou County, to the next level by opening a cafe on Miner Street. After many renovations, including putting in a commercial kitchen, the old flower shop will now cater to the community in a new way, with home-cooked meals, freshly baked donuts and coffee, said Shaw. After five months in business with her home delivery meal company, Shaw said she was ready to try something new. The new name will be [...]

Groups clean up old mining town

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:01pm

YREKA – The first steps in restoring an old mining town at Greenhorn Park began Monday as E Campus Vitus, a mining preservation organization also known as the Clampers, began power washing the buildings. For more than a year, the Siskiyou Gardens, Parks and Greenway Association has been working toward fully restoring the small mining town at Greenhorn Park, but has lacked funding. With that in mind, the Clampers came through to clear the graffiti and old paint away, said vice [...]

Today in the News: Sub dives again in search of missing plane

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:00am

News to know

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine [...]

Jase Bryant Liddick birth announcement

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:00am

Matt Liddick and Rhi Wilson of Yreka proudly announce the birth of their son Jase at 11:36 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Fairchild Medical Center.

Boston Marathon bombing: One year later, a city still heals, runs

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:00am

Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston's North End, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for an amputee to live.

Yreka High School senior raises money for autism awareness

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:47am

Levi Bartholomew took a senior project requirement and turned it into an opportunity to get people active while bringing attention to a global cause.

Yreka Mayor David Simmen proposes "quality of life" sales tax increase

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:43am

One day before the federal income tax deadline, Yreka Mayor David Simmen floated a proposal for a new sales tax in Yreka that he hopes will support the community's vitality and energy.

Morning Jolt: Deep water thwarts first search for missing airplane

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:54pm

In the news

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. Search crews sent the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 into the depths Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any new signals believed to be coming from its black [...]

Today in the News: Lunar eclipse 'blood moon' to appear overnight

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:00am

News to know

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning will turn the moon into a "blood moon," according to NASA. The eclipse begins around 2 a.m. EDT, and the moon will turn a reddish orange color around 3 a.m. and stay that way for about an hour. This is the first of four blood moons the U.S. will see over the next year and a half, a rarity, as some periods of [...]

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