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Fixing fires: Environmentalists vs. timber companies

17 hours 7 min ago

As a member of the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands, Conservation Director George Sexton is no stranger to the controversy on the nation’s forests. Sexton recently provided an inside look at where he and other environmental protection groups draw the line when it comes to timber sales and fuel treatment activities. While he agreed that dense, overgrown forests present a hazard, he said environmental groups put up opposition when old growth timber is proposed for logging [...]

Beacon of Hope offers shelter for the homeless

17 hours 9 min ago

YREKA – The Beacon of Hope Rescue Mission has been working since January to find winter shelter for homeless people in town. This Sunday, they will achieve their goal.On Nov. 2, Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 825 Knapp St., will open its doors to house homeless for the night. The church is one of four locations that will be open one day a week. The schedule is as follows:• Tuesday – Yreka United Methodist Church, 502 N. Fairchild St.• Wednesday [...]

Over a billion people inhabit Facebookistan

17 hours 14 min ago

If Facebook were a country, its population would rival the single most populous country on Earth.

A wet winter for Siskiyou County

17 hours 33 min ago

The forecast is looking good this year for Siskiyou County, which can expect a normal winter season, according to U.S. Forest Service Fire Weather Meteorologist Basil Newmervhyeky.  With an extremely dry winter last season, Newmervhyeky said the current rain patterns seem to be normal for the months of September and October and wetter than last year.  Looking into the short term, this weekend's upcoming cold [...]

Volunteer Profile: Heidi Martin: Siskiyou County Cattlewomen

17 hours 39 min ago

Why volunteer?Heidi Martin has been volunteering for apppoximatley a decade. She is currently involved in the Montague Rotary and is President of Siskiyou County Cattlewomen. Martin said she initially began volunteering to meet new people and network. Why Cattlewomen?Martin said she has always been associated with horses, but wanted to learn more about the cattle industry, so she joined Cattlewomen. Martin said she has met [...]

Ferrari's Sergio: exclusively for the exclusive

18 hours 52 min ago

By invitation only will you be able to purchase Ferrari's latest production line of ultra-luxury sports cars: the Sergio - with only six being produced.

Morning Jolt: Nervous 'Chevy Guy' is one of best World Series highlights

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:27pm

Social media was abuzz with news that the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series last night, but another moment exploded on social media as well - “Chevy Guy.” Chevrolet rep Rikk Wilde presented the World Series MVP award and a Chevy Colorado to Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, and he had a bit of stage fright, stammering through his lines. Watch the video here.

Marketta Gregory: Stretch yourself for God

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:01pm

Colt is at the age where he can reach new things every day. The door handle that was too far of a stretch yesterday is turning in his little palm today, and that cup we left on the counter, well, now it's on the floor.This time, thankfully, it was only a damp washcloth that he grabbed. I carried it out to give the table its final cleaning for the day and just turned my back for an instant to hush the little dog.Colt had it that quickly. He had to stand on his toes, but he was [...]

Fixing fires: Many agencies play a role in reducing fire fuels

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:14am

The work of fire prevention is shared between two separate timeframes: before the fire and after. Projects before a fire are centered on the removal of the clustered smaller trees and brush that provide fire with a chain of fuels. According to former forest ranger Ray Haupt, thinning projects must also take into account the creation of canopy gaps to reduce fire transfer in taller trees and allow for venting of heat from fires burning along the forest floor. He [...]

Three run for Yreka City Council

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:09am

YREKA – Yreka’s three City Council hopefuls are running for three seats, and they recently shared with the Siskiyou Daily News their views on a number of topics. BackgroundJoan Smith-Freeman has lived in Yreka for 30 years, having served two terms on the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors. She also earned California’s Assembly Woman of the Year for District 1 in that time. Serving on numerous boards in the area, she [...]

VIDEO: Women dealing with a gauntlet of entitled men

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:20am

Hollaback!, a non-profit organization aimed to "put an end to street harassment," according to their website, published this video to show what a woman walking on the street deals with on a daily basis.

Morning Jolt: Missing Broncos fan found safe

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:12pm

A Denver Broncos fan who went missing from the game Sunday has been found, the Denver Police Department reported. The man, Paul Kitterman, 53, had been standing in line for the bathroom when he disappeared. He was at the game with his stepson and two friends. Police found him Tuesday night about 110 miles away from the stadium. No further details were released, but a friend said Kitterman had not been drinking and doesn’t have mental health issues.

VIDEO: Marvel unveils slate of films through 2019

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14am

"Doctor Strange," ''Black Panther," ''Captain Marvel" and the "Inhumans" are joining the Marvel cinematic universe.

Boles Fire arson suspect appears in court

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:39am

Boles Fire arson suspect Ronald Beau Marshall appeared briefly in court today, long enough for Judge Donald Langford to set a preliminary hearing set on December 4.On Oct. 14, [...]

More than half of Klamath National Forest needs fuel reduction

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:18am

Fire suppression has led to an abundance of fuels on forest floor

High school asks public for bond measure

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:14am

YREKA – The Yreka Union High School District is asking the city’s voting public to approve the sale of bonds for a major investment in school facilities. The measure is designated as Measure H, and it  asks voters to approve the issuance of $8 million in bonds for a number of changes to the Yreka High School campus. YUHSD  reported in April that the proposed two-phase project would involve building a 21,000-square-foot gym on the [...]

VIDEOS: US home price gains slow for 4th straight month

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:00am

U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.

Marine Corps League hosts local Veterans Day celebration in Montague

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:50am

YREKA – The Marine Corps League Siskiyou Detatchment No. 936 is hosting their third annual Veterans Day celebration on November 8.Member Robert Ballesteros said the event grew from the lack of events held on Veterans Day in previous years.Ballesteros said the inspiration was to bring back the old USO-style dinner and dance. As tradition entails, the event will begin with the Color Guard and [...]

Meet Sochi

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:47am

A little about Sochi’s backgroundSochi is a husky, Malamute cross that came to the Rescue Ranch recently. He weighs approximately 65 pounds and is 1 1/2 years old. Volunteers say Sochi is not a normal hyper husky, although he does need space to run.Sochi’s abilities and personalitySochi can sit, stay and lie down, but can jump over a fence. He [...]

Madrone Hospice celebrates 15 years

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:43am

 YREKA – Madrone Hospice is celebrating its 15th anniversary Wednesday with an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Since the idea of Madrone began in 1998 to the finished construction in 1999, the community has always been the backbone of Madrone, said Human Resource Director Cleo Wheeler.  [...]

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