• College OPTIONS advisor Maryann Munson is producing a video to show to current high school students providing advice from recent Siskiyou County graduates who have moved on to college, vocational school, a career, or the military.

    If you’re interested, please contact Munson at mkaaemunson@ucdavis.edu. (more…)

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    The Siskiyou Golden Fair is thrilled that the Siskiyou STAGE will once again be offering free rides on all routes on Friday August 8, 2014. All routes are free for riders all day long and a special shuttle will be implemented to get folks from the Yreka Shopping Center to the special bus stop at the fairgrounds.

    Free Fare Friday coincides with Medical Center Pharmacy and Emeritus at Meadowlark Senior Day again this year.

    “A fare free ride, free fair admission for all citizens over 62 years of age, and attractions galore will give Siskiyou County seniors an enjoyable day out with very little cost,” ssaid fair CEO Cliff Munson. “It is great to work with the STAGE to give everyone a chance to enjoy the fair.” (more…)

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    The 2014 Yreka High School Volleyball Clinic and Fundraiser got underway at Miner Gym on Tuesday. The two-day camp, directed by Shelly Smith-Israelsson, is divided into two age groups–5th-8th grade in the afternoon 3-hour session, and high school players in the evening.

    Smith was a standout player at Yreka High before moving on to play for Oregon State University, where she earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 1991. She is first on OSU’s total points list (2217.5), 2nd in career kills (1763), 3rd in points per set (4.71) and 6th in solo blocks (108). Smith played two years of professional volleyball in Sweden, and now coaches club and high school teams in Oregon. Smith donates her time for the YHS fundraising clinic. (more…)

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    Each year, Scott Valley Bank awards a scholarship to one graduating high school senior who will attend College of the Siskiyous with a major in Business or Finance. The Scott Valley Bank Business Scholarship, which includes full tuition, books and all fees for two years at College of the Siskiyous for 2014–2016 has been awarded to Alexandra Peruzzi, a 2014 graduate of Mount Shasta High School.

    One criteria of the scholarship award process is that the student must have a demonstrated interest in business. Peruzzi participated in the Youth Entrepreneur Program while at Mt. Shasta High School. She has plans to become a Certified Public Accountant.

    We wish Miss Peruzzi much success at College of the Siskiyous and feel that her work ethic, maturity and on-target ambitions will open doors for her. (more…)

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    College of the Siskiyous is offering fall tennis classes to the general community on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:50 pm for all age and ability levels. Rod Koehler, 2003 USPTA Northern California Rookie Teaching Pro of the Year, is the instructor. Koehler teaches regular tennis classes at COS as well as at resorts in Jamaica, Barbados, and Playa del Carmen.

    The Tennis classes will meet from August 19 through October 16 at the Weed Campus Tennis Courts. The class will include instruction, game-based drills, and leveled match-play and is open to all levels and ages, but parents of younger players may be required to enroll in the class at the instructor’s discretion. Students who want to earn credit (1 unit) should register for: Beginning Tennis (PEAC 1024 / #7199) or Intermediate Tennis (PEAC 1124/#7257). Community members and/or high school students who want to register should sign up for Junior Tennis Camp (XFW 0308/#7258). All three classes will be held at the same time and place (concurrently). (more…)

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    The response to the Best High School Sports Photos of the 2013-14 school year that I posted a couple of days ago was fantastic. But, those were just my photos. So, here are the best of 2013-14 basketball photos by Mallory Pappas.

    Pappas will be a senior at Weed High School this year, and primarily covered Weed sports last year. So, the majority of the photos are Weed boys players (Pappas was busy playing during girls varsity games). However, there are a few Etna, Fall River and Burney photos as well. (more…)

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    Robert Butler, local columnist, tractor enthusiast and a great friend of the Siskiyou Golden Fair has been selected as the 2014 Lifetime Pass Award. Robert was selected by the 10th D.A.A. Board of Directors to receive the 2014 Lifetime Pass Award at the June Board of Directors meeting. Robert has brought his restored antique tractors to the Siskiyou Golden Fair for more than 25 years.

    “Bob and Jackie have several John Deere tractors and a really special Farmall that is a favorite of the young and young at heart,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “We have so many supporters, but with over 25 years exhibiting his tractors, Robert Butler truly has ‘The Spirit of Siskiyou!’ Robert has spent thousands of hours restoring tractors and we really appreciate him letting us all enjoy them at the fair each year.” (more…)

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    Ok, “best” is a subjective thing. Maybe a better title would have been, “Ray’s favorite photos that he took during the 2013-14 school year.” But, that’s a bit long.

    This weekend seemed like a good time to go through all the photos I took during last school year that made it into slide shows. Remember, these are just mine. It would probably take two more slide shows to put up the best photos from the many contributors.

    The selection process was highly scientific. I pretty much clicked through all the photos stored on my computer as fast as I could, which took about three hours. Any shots that made me pause for a second to take another look were included in the “Best of” slide show. I didn’t worry about balancing gender, or variety of sports, or variety of schools, or anything else for that matter. (more…)

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    Are you interested in entering an exhibit at this year’s fair? If, so, the entry deadline is fast approaching! Exhibit entry forms for the 2014 Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair are due on Monday, August 18. If you are interested in exhibiting an entry you can find the entry premium books in Klamath Falls at Big R, Grange Co-op, the Extension Office, the fair office in Tulelake or online at the fair’s website at www.tbvfair.com. All entry forms are due in the fair office or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 18. If you need assistance or have questions regarding entering the fair, please call the fair office at (530) 667-5312.

    “Our Roots Run Deep” will be this year’s theme of the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair as it celebrates its 63rd anniversary, September 4 thru 7. This year’s fair will again offer many of the traditional events that the public has come to know and love, as well as several new entertainment venues that are sure to be energize and excite the crowd.

    New to this year’s fair entertainment lineup is the K9 Kings, The Gypsy Time Travelers, Skip Banks the Balloon Man, Lanky the Clown and a Hay Squeeze Competition. Back by popular demand are the free Pony Rides, the Barnyard Kid’s Rodeo, Bobble Lagoon, Spider Climb, Baby & Kid’s Fun Corral and the basin’s biggest and best valued carnival featuring over 20 rides! The Umpqua Bank Free Music Stage is power packed with a great lineup of live music, featuring The Chris Gardner Band, CMT’s Texas Women Star Ali Dee, The Cherry Road Gang and local talent including The Nephilim Band, Mood Swing and Los Sismos de Michoacan. (more…)

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    Photos by Jimmy Palmer

    The North defeated the South 28-6 last Saturday at the 2014 Lions 8-Man Al Star Football game at Shasta College.

    The North has also dominated the South the past few years during the regular season and playoffs, with the North winning the section championship the last five years. (more…)

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    The 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair is excited to announce the all new Thursday Night CINCH Jeans & Shirts Bull Riding and we are now seeking bull riders that would like to be part of the show!

    Any bull rider that is interested in participating needs to get in contact with Jeff Davis of Four Star Rodeo Company at (530) 604-3655 either by phone or text to be eligible for the “invitation” to this new and exciting event.

    CINCH Jeans & Shirts partnered with the fair to make this a “Friends of the Fair” fundraiser this year and only the box seats have been sold for the event. All the rest of the seats are free with paid admission to the fair.

    “Come to the fair and see a world class bull riding event,” said fair CEO, Cliff Munson. “A donation to the Friends of the Fair would be appreciated but it is not mandatory.” (more…)

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    By Kady Porterfield

    After a week of competition that featured more than 1,500 contestants from all across the United States, Canada, and Australia, the 2014 National High School Finals Rodeo Champions were crowned last Saturday night at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs, Wyoming. State of Jefferson cowboy Bobby Vaughan from Dorris, CA walked away that night with the National Champion Bull Rider title, leaving his family, friends, community, and team Oregon very proud. Yet, there was no one more satisfied than Vaughan himself.

    His road to nationals meant having to ride enough bulls through the season to qualify, as well as being one of the top-four bull riders in Oregon. He came in seeded as the fourth bull rider on the team and was ready to compete in Wyoming that week. Vaughan had been working towards the bull riding championship at the National High School Finals for the past four years.

    “It’s pretty awesome. I’ve worked really hard over the years and this is a really big deal for me. It’s the highest award you can achieve at this level,” said Vaughan.

    On July 14, Vaughan mounted up for his first-round ride and scored 79 points on a bull named Little “W” from Frontier Rodeo Company. However, he fell off in the second round Friday night. That placed him seventh, leading up to Saturday’s short round. (more…)

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    Article by Lilli Krier, photos by Pam Borg

    Located sixty miles southwest of Bend, Oregon at an elevation of 9,773 feet is Steens Mountain—home of the Steens Mountain High Altitude Running Camp. For some of the Yreka Cross Country team boys it was a return to something familiar. For the girls, it was an all new experience—a very challenging experience.
    Led by head coach Pam Borg and assistants Jari Robberson, and Frank Ward, the Yreka squad spent from Sunday July 13 to Saturday July 19 running and pushing themselves to their limit, and extending that limit.

    “I didn’t really know if I was going to be able to do some of the stuff I did, like running across the canyon and hiking 28 miles,” said Lacey Jackson.

    Each runner had to quickly acclimate to the high elevation for the first two days. On Monday, the first-year runners ran three to five miles as part of the acclimation. Runners who had been to the camp before, hiked to Fish Lake. The next five days offered a number of distance running-related activities that both boys and girls participated in.

    On Tuesday, the “Big Day,” everyone was put into different levels of running abilities. There was the number-1 group, who ran the entire time. Two-group ran for 60 seconds and walked for 60 seconds. The third group ran for 60 seconds and walked for 90 seconds, and the number-4 group walked the whole time. The Big Day consisted of a 30-mile hike/run where runners could be picked up by buses at the end. The most daring of the boys ran back to camp–another seven miles. (more…)

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    Winners

    Girls

    6-7: Aliana Kirkland
    8-9: Trinity Beebe
    10-11: Mya ten Berge
    12-13: Aprill Huges

    Boys

    6-7: Andrew Berry
    8-9: Daniel Case
    10-11: Troy Thackeray
    12-13: Tyler Robinson
    14-15: Timmy Soli (more…)

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