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Pooch Profile: Meet Cowboy

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:07am

A little about Cowboy’s backgroundCowboy is a boxer cross that came to the Rescue Ranch recently. He weighs approximately 43 pounds and is 2 years old. Volunteers say Cowboy is very loving. Cowboy’s abilities and personalityCowboy has a lot of energy, and would be great for a family, according to [...]

County gears up for wildfire season

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:00am

YREKA – A public information day was held on Saturday at the Big Springs Church in preparation for wildfire season.The day consisted of various information tables from groups such as the California Conservation Corps, Fire What?, Holy Smoke, Office of Emergency Services, CAL FIRE and others.Community members gathered packets on evacuation planning, how to obtain information and home safety [...]

Three Little Birds cafe to open in Fort Jones

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:55am

YREKA – Three Little Birds, a new cafe, will be opening in Fort Jones just in time for spring.Former owners of The Whistle Stop located in Dunsmuir, owners Sally and Chris Flynn decided to move shop closer to home after nearly two years in business.The duo said they tried to make it work in Dunsmuir and truly appreciated all of their customers.The new [...]

PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council vacancy

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:19am

The Siskiyou County Clerk announces that there is one unscheduled vacancy on the Planning and Service Area 2 (PSA 2) Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council to fill a four-year term.

Dianne Williamson: College admissions mania ill-advised

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:28am

When I was a senior in high school, I posed one of the cruelest questions ever to my parents."So," I asked, one night at the dinner table. "How much money have you saved for my college education?" The question was mean because I knew full well they had saved nothing for my college education. My parents worked hard to provide a nice life for their kids, but extra dough for college wasn't in the cards. The guilt on their faces when they revealed what I already knew haunts me still. [...]

Lake Shastina district, DECO Industries enter settlement

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:10am

The Lake Shastina Community Services District has entered a settlement agreement after a two-year legal battle over payments on a health clinic that opened in 2004.

Morning Jolt: Angelina Jolie has her ovaries removed

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:19pm

Angelina Jolie has announced that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer. Writing in the New York Times, the Hollywood star explained that she had recently undergone surgery after discovering she carries a gene that gave her a 50 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer. The move comes two years after the actress and director had a double mastectomy in a bid to prevent breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother.

Today in the News: Former NFL player pleads guilty to sexual assault

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:05am

Former NFL player Darren Sharper was sentenced to nine years in prison without eligibility for earlier release today in an Arizona courtroom after pleading guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault.

Booked into jail March 23, 2015

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the March 23, 2015, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Local fights against mail facility closure

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:23am

YREKA – American Postal Workers Union member Larry Nayer stood outside the Yreka Post Office on Friday, asking people to sign a petition that opposes the proposed closure of the mail processing center in Redding.The closure was announced early in 2014, and it is expected to occur by April 18, according to Nayer.The new destination for mail sent to and from the county would be a facility in West [...]

Chamber honors members

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:11am

YREKA – The community was dressed to the nines at this year’s 64th Annual Chamber Awards Gala that honored Yreka’s revival.Hosts Kory Hayden, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and Sean McDonald, publisher of the Siskiyou Daily News, got plenty of laughs as they bantered back and forth, introducing nominees and winners.Nominees were introduced as they strolled down the red [...]

Second dead body found near Deer Creek

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:17am

Another dead male adult was found Thursday in a vehicle near Deer Creek, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office. Even with the recent finding of a deceased Asian male in Yreka Creek near Grocery Outlet, there is no evidence to connect the two deaths. The deceased person recovered in the Deer Creek area was identified as 19-year-old Godfrey Ifiemi Ginah, from Alameda County. [...]

Today in the News: More than 100 killed in mosque attacks in Yemen

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:00am

A pair of suicide bombings at mosques in Yemen killed at least 100 people earlier today, and ISIS has allegedly claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Board votes to close middle school

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:14am

DORRIS – The vote to close the Butte Valley Middle School was unanimous at Wednesday night’s school board meeting.The school district will now merge the middle and elementary schools, and next year students from Macdoel will make the trek to Dorris in an attempt to save Butte Valley School District nearly $76,100.The merger comes after state and federal funding cuts left the district [...]

FMC Auxiliary scholarship available

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:23am

The Fairchild Medical Center Auxiliary is making available a $500 scholarship to a deserving high school graduate.

Dave Ramsey's financial class comes to Etna

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:09am

The Scott Valley Family Resource Center will host a nine-week Dave Ramsay Financial Peace class beginning Thursday, March 26 through May 28, from 6-8 p.m.

Yreka council refuses lease discussion for homeless shelter

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:45am

“If you build it, they will come” was repeated often at Thursday’s Yreka City Council meeting, but it was no field of dreams for the Beacon of Hope Rescue Mission.

Setzer: Election system overhaul, same-day voter registration coming

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:36am

County Clerk Colleen Setzer warned the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that federally mandated elections changes could create more issues than they will solve for next year’s election.

Morning Jolt: Amazon gets FAA OK to test fly drones

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:10pm was granted approval by the Federal Aviation Administration to test fly their drones. Amazon wants to use drones to deliver packages to customers, but until now, the FAA rules prevented it. Now, Amazon can fly drones if a host of specific rules are followed.

App Finder: Top tax apps

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:01pm

Not finished filing your 2014 taxes? Feeling the crunch as the April 14 deadline approaches? Check out a few apps designed to help take the stress out of everyone's favorite annual chore. From reference material to e-filing options to tax questions answered by CPAs, you're sure to find a little assistance in getting the job done. TurboTax SnapTax: TurboTax now offers an on-the-go platform for working on your taxes, in addition to its website. The app allows you to take a photo of your W-2 [...]


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