2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair Day-2 photos

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COS Fall Semester registration is open

Registration for College of the Siskiyous’ fall and spring semester classes is open. Fall classes will begin the week of August 15. New students must first apply for admission, which may be completed online and is now under way for the fall semester. Visit the college website at www.siskiyous.edu and then clicking the Apply Now button in the upper right of the home page to begin.

The fall and spring 2016/2017 “Schedule at a Glance” is available at both the Weed and Yreka Campus (while supplies last). This schedule contains a basic listing of classes being offered at the time of publication for both the 2016/2017 fall and spring semesters. For a complete, up-to-the-minute list of courses and class details needed to register, students should access the online Class Schedule, which provides real-time information and allows students to search 24/7 for the classes they need. Search options include term, subject, time of day, instructor, location, credits and more. To access the online Class Schedule, click the Navigator button on the bottom right corner of the home page. (more…)

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Chelsea White’s next conquest

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PurrFectPawsADYreka High School grad Chelsea White has had quite the volleyball career. Her senior year in high school, she was team MVP and all-league. In college, she garnered “Most Inspirational” for both the Shasta Knights and the Simpson University Redhawks, where she played on scholarship.

But alas, the court career has ended, and now Chelsea has moved on to…soccer?

Here’s her explanation for this audacious move, and self assessment on progress.

With zero experience as a soccer player, what led you to the Simpson soccer team?

Due to taking more classes to accommodate my graduate school plans after I receive my bachelor’s degree at Simpson, I ended up bulking up on units each semester, as well as pushing my graduation date one semester farther out.

Since playing volleyball was my second main source of income to pay for college (thanks Dad), I was at a loss of what to do. Fortunately, the soccer program was looking for players and I was more than willing to put my nose to the grindstone and be the best soccer player I could be.

What position will you be playing?


How’s that going so far?

It’s going great! Coach Alex Mathias is an incredible individual. Every drill or circuit has benefited me as a player, and made the steep learning curve of playing a new sport much smoother for me. (more…)

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Around the turn and down the stretch they’ll come at the 2016 Diaper Derby

Another crop of  future Siskiyou Golden Fair exhibitors will be entered up for their first fair event, the beloved Lane Street Children’s Center Diaper Derby, to be held on Sunday, August 14, at 1:00 pm on the Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage.

Every year, parents bring their tiny tots to compete in the “beginning fair exhibitor and patron contest” that begins a life time love affair with the Siskiyou Golden Fair. There is no doubt that parents, grandparents, siblings, and other team members are often much more entertaining than the babies themselves. All babies under 18 months of age are eligible to enter. Entry forms are available at the fair office anytime up to 15 minutes prior to the derby. All forms must be returned to the office by 12:45 pm on Sunday, August 14 to be eligible for this annual event. (more…)

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Scott Valley Bandits Tri-Tip dinner fundraiser


The Scott Valley Bandits ten-year-old traveling youth baseball team coached by Mike Lytken is having a fundraiser trip-tip dinner on Wednesday, September 7.

Tickets are $12.00 each. Dinners will be available for pick up at Fort Jones Elementary School from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Contact Nicole Stacher (530)598-0199, Cody Stacher (530)598-5858 or Mike Lytken 530-598-8697 for dinner ticket sales or additional information.

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2016 Etna Old Time Rodeo photos

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Photos taken by Sarah Knoles at the 2016 Etna Old Time Rodeo, held at Scott Valley Pleasure Park on Saturday, July 30.

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Yreka Miners football fundraiser at Grocery Outlet this Wednesday

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Kaufner to receive Siskiyou Golden Fair Lifetime Pass


The 10th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2016 Lifetime pass will be presented to Shari Kaufner of Montague during opening ceremonies at the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair.

Since 1991, a full 25 years, Shari has been a fixture wherever needed for the 10th D.A.A. With her own children active in livestock projects, Shari quickly offered to help and just this year finally stepped down as an advisor for the Junior Fair Board. In the 25 years, Shari has served on the Junior Livestock Auction Committee, been the supervisor for both Home Arts and the Livestock Area, assisted the Junior Fair Board as an adult advisor and has even been the fairground RV park attendant, getting all the fair time campers into their correct spots. (more…)

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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

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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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