2016 Shelly Smith Volleyball Clinic photos

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The 2016 Shelly Smith Volleyball Clinic was held at Miner Gym in Yreka this Wednesday and Thursday.

Nearly 50 players participated in the clinic.

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Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo entry information

Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over the west will be in Yreka on Saturday August 13 to compete in the Scott Valley Bank CCPRA Rodeo at the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair.

This year online entries are being accepted August 2 from 12:00 – 7:00 pm for all events on the CCPRA site – ccpraenterup.biz. For questions contestants can contact the rodeo secretary Jolie Thurston at 530 524-5704.

Four Star Rodeo Company from Cottonwood will produce the fair rodeo and provide the rough stock. Four Star’s herd has some of the rankest bulls and horses in the rodeo business. (more…)

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Round up the herd at the Siskiyou Golden Fair Stick Horse Rodeo

If you are three to eight years old, then this is the rodeo for you! The Junior Fair Board welcomes you to the Stick Horse Rodeo on Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 pm, in the Dustin Brown Landscaping Small Show Ring! This year, the rodeo will include: a Costume Contest, Pole Bending and Dummy Roping. Contestants will compete for prizes and bragging rights for 2016!

Stick horses will be available for all contestants or bring your own. Professional judges from the Junior Fair Board will oversee the events and award the champions.

The 2016 Stick Horse Rodeo will have two divisions 3-5 years old and 6-8 years old. Signups for the event will be on Saturday, August 13 from 12:45 to 1:00 pm at the Small Show Ring and is FREE to enter!

For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com. The 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “Saddle Up Some Memories” runs August 10-14 in Yreka.

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2016 Weed Carnevale parade photos

2016 Weed Carnevale Front

Photos by Violet Carter

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Raley’s selected to receive Blue Ribbon Award at Siskiyou Golden Fair

Each year the Siskiyou Golden Fair honors an individual, organization or business that has gone above and beyond supporting our fairgrounds. For 2016, Raley’s Supermarket was selected by the 10th D.A.A. Board of Directors to receive the Western Fairs Association “Blue Ribbon Award” for dedicated support of the junior livestock exhibitors, our 501c3 nonprofit the 10th D.A.A. Friends of the Fair and the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds.

Raley’s continued support of the junior livestock auction breakfast and the Friends of the Fair Halloween Festival, with hours of volunteer time and hundreds of pounds of donated items, have helped make both of these events a huge success over the years. (more…)

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Sign up for Friends of Hibbard Wiffle Ball Tourney

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COS announces winners of “Swing into Action” Golf Tournament


The College of the Siskiyous Foundation and COS Athletic Department co-hosted its annual Golf Tournament, on Saturday, July 9, at the beautiful Lake Shastina Resort with 64 golfers enjoying a sunny and fun day of golf.

Players enjoyed a continental breakfast and pulled pork lunch prepared by the Lake Shastina Resort, as well as an opportunity drawing and awards ceremony following the tournament. The event raised approximately $6,300 to support the new men’s and women’s soccer programs, basketball programs and the Athletic Department.

Tournament winners

1st Place Gross: Mark Block, Mark Sigel, Denny Varley, Tom Powers (Pictured above)
2nd Place Gross: Troy Hagedon, Tim Brooke, Trevor Hagedon, Chief Burcell
1st Place Net: Ed Kephart, Kevin Mildenlstein, Bob Boston, David Price
2nd Place Net: Steve Hilton, Mike Day, Rick Harris, Corky Okray
Closest to the Pin: Women – Karen Chandler
Closest to the Pin: Men – Rick Poore
Longest Drive: Women – Donna Farris
Longest Drive: Men – Keith Morris (more…)

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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair exhibitor entry Handbooks now available

Exhibitor entry books for the 2016 Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair are now available. If you are interested in showing off your talents and entering an exhibit you can pick up a complimentary entry book at the Tulelake Butte Valley Fairgrounds office or in Klamath Falls at Coastal Farm & Ranch, Grange Co-op, the Klamath County Fairgrounds and the OSU Extension Office. They are also available at various local businesses in Dorris, Tulelake, Merrill and Malin and online at www.tbvfair.com.

The entry book includes numerous categories for children and adults in Arts & Crafts, Home Economic Gardening, Produce, Foods, Photography, Cooking, Quilting, Clothing and Textiles and many more! All categories are open to all California and Oregon residents and only require a small entry fee. All entry forms are due in the fair office or postmarked by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2016. (more…)

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Cougars earn spots at USA Football National Development Games, Williams ranked in top-10

Weed Cougars Lewis Williams (L) and Darian Mathes at the USA Football National Development Camp

Weed Cougars Lewis Williams (L) and Darian Mathes at the USA Football National Development Camp

Weed Cougar players Lewis Williams and Darian Mathes earned invitations to the USA Football National Development Games held at UC Davis last week. The invitations were based on the players’ performances at a USA Football Regional Camp held in March.

Williams was selected as one of the top-10 players from the games held at Davis, as reported by CalHiSports.com.

All over the field making plays was this 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive lineman, who had 86 tackles last season for the Cougars. During the shutout win for his team, Williams showed good speed rushing around the end making life difficult for the opposing signal callers to have time to set and throw.

“To (be) honest it feels really amazing to be one of the top 10 from my camp. I didn’t think I would be great, but I guess to them I did amazing,” said Williams.

To see the complete top-10 list go to: http://www.calhisports.com/2016/07/12/fb-top-10-from-usa-dev-games/


SiskiyouYouth.com fired off a few questions to the Cougar duo via Facebook about the camp and games.

Was the camp what you expected it to be?

Lewis: The camp was more than I thought it would be.

Darian: The camp was better than I expected it to be. It was very fun and I learned a lot.

What was the most fun part?

Lewis: The most fun was the game I had on Saturday.

Darian: The most fun part to me was the game itself because it was fun to have pads on again and be able to compete against other athletes that were considered to be some of the best from the other (regional) camps.

What was the hardest part?

Lewis: The hardest part was every day our team would go to practice an hour earlier than the other teams.

Darian: The hardest part to me would be how grueling some of the days can be because the practices really take a lot out of you and your legs can get really sore. That, plus you wake up at 6 everyday so that’s tiring. (more…)

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10 things you don’t want to miss at the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair

One hundred fifty-seven years ago a group of farmers and ranchers decided to have a friendly competition, a little agricultural show, in Fort Jones, California and that same event continues today in Yreka at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. The Siskiyou Golden Fair brings friends and families together to celebrate our culture, heritage and traditions while showcasing all that is good in our communities. This year the fair runs August 10-14 and these are the first ten things you don’t want to miss at the Siskiyou Golden Fair.

1. Presale ticket savings – save 50% on the great Paul Maurer Shows Carnival by purchasing a golden ticket and ride all week for only $70.00. Also offered are a 5 pack of admission tickets for $25.00 and a single day ride all day carnival coupon for $20.00, both a $10.00 saving off fair time prices – only available until August 10 @ 3:00 pm at the fair office or online at sisqfair.com.

2. The return of the Gypsy Time Travelers – Be sure to take in a show with the 10th D.A.A. Friends of the Fair on mall one. Blacksmith Michael Olsen and his wife Christy Horne will take you back in time, a real family favorite.

3. The KRS Realty – Kids Arts Zone provided by Bella Art Works in the Ag-Hort Building.

4. The Black Bear Diner and Marc & Tina Whiteman Trackless Train – all new for 2016 the fair has a train back on the grounds!

5. Redding Bank of Commerce strolling act – Jeremy the Juggler

6. Junior Fair Board Stick Horse Rodeo – Saturday in the Dustin Brown Landscaping Small Show Ring. (more…)

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If you own a quad, you could be a REDNECK!

A crazy idea has turned into a new grandstand show for 2016, and the Wonderland Distributing Friday Night Redneck Roundup should have the Scott Valley Bank Grandstand rocking!

“The Redneck Roundup can be described as a motorized rodeo with some twists,” stated CEO Cliff Munson. “For year one, four events have been scheduled including Quaderator, Quad Barrel Racing, Side by Side Racing and a round of Bull Bowling.”

Contestants will have an opportunity to compete for $2000.00 in prize money and bragging rights as the All Around Redneck for 2016. (more…)

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Rain beats Siskiyou Heat

Catcher Breanna Saltzgaver looks to Coach Blake Powers for a sign during a game at the Cooper the Dog Tourney in Junction City, Ore.

Catcher Breanna Saltzgaver looks to Coach Blake Powers for a sign during a game at the Cooper the Dog Tourney in Junction City, Ore.

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The Siskiyou Heat U16 team traveled to Junction City, Ore. for the 13th annual Cooper the Dog Softball Tourney. As a result of Saturday play, the Heat U-16 team was the number two seed in its pool, defeating the Grants Pass South Valley team 10-5 and losing to Surfside 10-4. But, uninterrupted rain on Sunday made the fields unplayable and unsafe, and the remainder of the tourney was canceled.

Jolene Rhoades notched the win in game-one. Leading hitters for the Heat were Halliday Hubbard and Miranda Zanni with four hits each, and Breanna Saltzgaver with three hits. Manager Bill Pieruccini said that the team hit better in their loss to Surfside, however they were unable to find open field.

“We were excited to play on Sunday after such strong hitting. However, it is summer softball and we have to take what we get. The fields were definitely unsafe.”

The Heat U-16 continues to play on Wednesday nights in Redding at Big League Dreams in the Summer Sizzler.

The Siskiyou Heat U14 also played at Cooper and had won their first game against the Rise , securing a second place seed in their pool.

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COS Extension Program to offer Get Golf Ready class

Learn the basics of how to play golf and how to have fun while doing it. Ben Alexander, PGA Professional and Pro at the Mt. Shasta Resort, will instruct this community education course offered by the College of the Siskiyous. Get Golf Ready (XFW 0434/#5224) will be held August 2–30 and will meet from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Mt. Shasta Golf Resort (1000 Siskiyou Lake Boulevard in Mt. Shasta).

“No matter what the level of student I am teaching, one thing is certain. It is not my job to tear apart their swing and to make them swing the way I do or maybe a professional player does,” says Alexander. “I firmly believe that building from the strengths and ability of the individual student provides the student with the comfort and confidence in shaping their perfect golf swing.” (more…)

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Yreka 11/12 All Stars finish 4th in District-1

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PurrFectPawsADThe Yreka 11/12 Little League All Stars ended their tournament run on Friday night with an 11-6 loss to Cottonwood, finishing fourth out of 11 teams. Rance Zedike and Trent West went yard in the ballgame.

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2016 YMCA Volleyball Camp

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The Siskiyou Family YMCA hosted its annual volleyball camp this week. Nearly 90 players benefited from the instruction of Yreka HS coach Scott Eastman, as well as former and current Yreka Miner volleyball players.

The participants were divided into three age groups: kindergarten – 3rd grade, 4th-8th grade and high school.

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2016 YMCA Rugby Camp photos

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The Siskiyou Family YMCA is holding it annual rugby camp at Yreka High School this week. The camp began on Monday and will run through Thursday.

Under the guidance of local rugby stars Judd Hanna and Quin McDowell, the young players are learning the rules and basic fundamentals of the game, including passing and kicking.

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Space still available in late-starting Summer Session classes at COS

This summer, COS is offering a number of late-starting summer session classes that meet associate degree or transfer requirements. Taking a summer class is a great way to jump start your education! The 2016/2017 ‘REG365’ class schedule is available for viewing online at www.siskiyous.edu/schedules/. Classes scheduled for 2016 summer session and fall semester, as well as the 2017 spring semester are listed. Late starting summer session classes include:

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Health in Action (HEA 1010 / #5057 / 3 units) – This course covers personal and community health problems including mental health, drugs and alcohol, tobacco use, nutrition, fitness and wellness, sex education, diseases, cardiovascular health, personal safety, aging, and environmental awareness. Taught by Tim Frisbie, this class will begin July 1 and will end August 4, 2016.

Physical Fitness Lab (PEFI 1035-02 / #5059 / 1 unit) – This course is designed to provide students with the principles and methodologies necessary to developing and maintaining personal fitness. The concepts of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition and risk factor analysis and management will be examined. Fitness assessments will be used to examine fitness levels and develop a fitness plan. Participation in a weekly fitness program is required. Taught by Billy Hefflinger, this class will begin July 1 and will end August 4, 2016. (more…)

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