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Spring plant sales

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21am

Gardeners can buy their vegetable and flower seedlings on Tuesday evenings, April 14 and April 28, from 4-7 p.m.

Weed Library is now open

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:50am

The Weed Community Library has opened once again at 150 Alamo Ave., across the street from the Weed Post Office.

California Native Plant Society offer scholarship

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:28am

The Shasta Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is offering a $2,000 scholarship to local high school or community college students entering a bachelor’s degree program with a life science major.

Scott Valley Rotary Club installs bike racks

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:17am

The Rotary Club of Scott Valley has recently completed installation of nine bike racks in Scott Valley in the towns of Fort Jones, Etna, Greenview and Callahan.

House subcommittee to discuss EPA, Forest Service water rules

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:39am

A House subcommittee is meeting today to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial “Waters of the United States” rule, which was recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget.

Morning Jolt: Rita Wilson says she had double mastectomy for breast cancer

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:09pm

Actress Rita Wilson told People magazine in an exclusive story that she had breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Wilson, 58, also underwent reconstructive surgery, and she says she is now cancer-free. She credits a second opinion to helping her discover the cancer and advises other women, "I share this to educate others that a second opinion is critical to your health. You have nothing to lose if both opinions match up for the good, and everything to gain if something that was [...]

Today in the News: Tulsa deputy charged in shooting

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:17am

A white reserve deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who shot and killed a black man during an undercover weapons sting earlier this month was charged with murder earlier today.

Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:32am

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of release on Monday, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention with its salacious details.Four family members of victim Travis Alexander spoke to Judge Sherry Stephens before she handed down the sentence, [...]

Kent Bush: Clinton 2.0 is neither new nor improved

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 5:40am

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, "Second chance at a first impression." That headline is false.Clinton is not reinvented, restored or renewed. If anything, Clinton 2.0 is a far inferior product to the candidate who lost her initial bid to Barack Obama in 2008.Clinton's original campaign for the highest office in the land came after she had stepped away from the role of jilted [...]

Fort Jones man sustains major injuries in rollover

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:47am

The California Highway Patrol reported Monday that Kevin E. Thurman, 50, of Fort Jones, received major injuries in an accident Saturday.

Mother arrested after reportedly stabbing son

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:41am

MONTAGUE – A woman has been charged with attempted murder after reportedly stabbing her son.According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department:On Sunday at 6:25 a.m., deputies responded to a report of possible domestic violence in the Montague area.Upon arrival, deputies were informed that Sheri Shadwell, 45, of Montague had stabbed her son 18-year-old [...]

Triplets work together for CCC

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:15am

A set of triplets here in Siskiyou County is only known set working for the California Conservation Corps.While there have been many brothers and sisters in the CCC, staff said they cannot recall a case of triplets ever working together.The trio works as part of a 17-member Siskiyou crew, according to the CCC.Although the same in many ways, these Puerto Rico [...]

Woman reported missing in McCloud

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:10am

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office reported that Theresa Glenn of McCloud has gone missing.

Group targets private land, existing regs in spotted owl petition

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:58am

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to initiate a status review of the northern spotted owl based on a 2012 petition from the Environmental Protection Information Center.

Morning Jolt: Nobel-winning writer Gunter Grass dies at 87

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 11:16pm

Author Gunter Grass, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1999, died this weekend at age 87, his publisher said today. Grass was most famous for his novel “The Tin Drum,” which was made into a movie. Grass frequently wrote about war, and it was a topic in “The Tin Drum” also. He was born in 1927 in Danzig, which is now Gdansk, Poland.

Today in the News: 10 officers put on leave after video of beating turns up

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:12am

Ten California policemen have been put on paid administrative leave today after a video of the officers beating a suspect in San Bernardino after a horse chase was made public.

Booked into jail April 10, 2015

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:00am

A look at the bookings in the April 10, 2015, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Etna dismisses TBID proposal

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 7:40am

YREKA – The Etna City Council voted down a proposal to become part of a countywide Tourism Business Improvement District at Monday night’s city council meeting.The TBID would have local hoteliers assess themselves a fee on each room booked. That money would then be pooled together and used to market the county’s tourism opportunities.Etna is the only jurisdiction thus far to oppose [...]

First 5 Siskiyou details its annual evaluation report

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:50am

First 5 Siskiyou representatives provided an inside look at the organization’s past year on Tuesday.The information was shared as part of the presentation of First 5 Siskiyou’s annual evaluation report to the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.

LaMalfa visits Siskiyou County

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:41am

Approximately 60 people attended a meeting in Fort Jones on Wednesday night to voice their concerns about forest management and wildfire policies to U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa, who represents Siskiyou County.

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