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Yreka Library closed next week

3 hours 52 min ago

Due to asbestos removal, the Yreka Library will be closed from Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5.

Morning Jolt: Scripps Spelling Bee ends in tie — again

6 hours 33 min ago

For the second year in a row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Missouri, were named co-champions after spelling every word thrown at them. This is the second year in a row there has been a tie. Before 2014, however, there hadn’t been a tie since 1962.

Siskiyou Crime Report: Two rapes reported in April

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:57am

Approximately 306 crimes were booked in Siskiyou County in April – the lowest in any month so far in 2015, according to Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office booking data.

California Senate bill could extend life of annual fishing licenses

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:52am

A bill in the California Senate may give a wider stretch of time to cast a line for those who do not purchase their licenses at the start of the year.

CrossFit comes to Yreka

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:37am

YREKA – CrossFit Northern Limits recently opened a new training facility at 116 Davis Road.The organization has come a long way from the basement where they once operated, adding an additional 400 square feet of gym space, said owner Mykala Smith.Smith said Northern Limits began nearly two years ago with two clients, and now they are looking at 30.Smith [...]

Morning Jolt: Adorable 2-year-old Riley Curry steals the show after Warriors win

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:16am

In the newsNBA regular season MVP and conference finals MVP Stephen Curry may be a hot commodity when it comes to interviews, but his adorable 2-year-old daughter is really what America wants to see. Watch Riley Curry’s antics during Curry’s postgame news conference. [...]

Seventh Day Adventists start construction on church

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:40am

YREKA – After 29 years, the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Yreka is building a sanctuary for worship.Years ago, the church thought it more important to build a church school first, said church elder Dr. Darrell Wheeler.For years, church members have been contributing for the sanctuary extension, and finally, the church will be able to honor their generosity. [...]

Suction dredge miners ask court to stop enforcement of mining prohibition

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:19am

A recent order by a San Bernardino judge triggered a call for the cessation of enforcement activities against suction dredge mining in California.

Two Planning Commission board vacancies coming up

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:48am

The Siskiyou County Clerk announces that there are two scheduled vacancies on the Planning Commission for Supervisorial Districts 3 and 5.

Booked into jail May 22, 2015

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:43am

A look at the bookings in the May 22, 2015, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Fire breaks out north of Yreka

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:25am

A vegetation fire broke out off of 263 in Yreka at approximately 12 p.m. The cause of fire is undetermined. The Siskiyou Daily News will update as soon as more information is released. 

Scott Valley Yard Sale

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:39am

ETNA – The largest income exchange day coming up for the Scott Valley, the annual valleywide yard sale.The sale began in the 70s and has been a big hit ever since, according to the event coordinator Daniel Webster.People from as far away as San Francisco mark June 6 on their calendar, said Webster.Webster said this is by far the biggest event in Scott [...]

World War II veteran honored

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:36am

YREKA – Dozens of family and friends gathered Friday night to honor Ray W. Nilsson for his service during World War II.Ray Nilsson was unable to make the Armed Forces Day ceremony last weekend, so Sheriff Jon Lopey and Veteran Service Officer Tim Grenvik brought certificate and medals to Nilsson.Tim Nilsson said his father spent his whole life serving this country in some form. [...]

Student raises money for domestic violence center

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:33am

Yreka High School senior Breann Creager recently raised $500 for the Siskiyou County Domestic Violence and Crisis Center for her senior project.Creager said she chose the crisis center because she knew they took donations, and that they also struggle for funding.She said she was hoping her fundraiser would raise both money and awareness for the center’s cause. [...]

Ag awareness day attracts students from across the county

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:27am

YREKA – The 22nd annual Ag Awareness Day was held Thursday at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds.Fourth-grade students from around the county gathered to participate and tour the many educational booths set up around the grounds.The event, sponsored by the Siskiyou County CattleWomen and Cattlemen associations, featured various agencies, such as Fish and Wildlife, the Forestry Association, Farm [...]

Siskiyou tentatively opts in to energy grant program

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:12am

Siskiyou residents within the county’s jurisdiction may have an opportunity this summer to take part in a financing program for energy efficiency improvements.

Yreka council: Funds still left Miner Street projects

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:03am

The Yreka City Council reminded Miner Street building owners Thursday night that funds through the Miner Street Grant Program are slowly becoming more scarce.

Bill rescinding EPA 'waters of the U.S.' rule heads to Senate

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:05am

A Republican effort to take control of the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of “the waters of the United States” has made its way to the United States Senate.

Morning Jolt: Ireland votes today on gay marriage

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:09am

Ireland may become the first country to have voter-approved gay marriage. The country goes to the polls today to decide if gay marriage should be sanctioned, and the early buzz is that the referendum will be approved. According to USA Today, no country has legalized gay marriage though a vote.

Booked into jail May 21, 2015

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:00pm

A look at the bookings in the May 21, 2015, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

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