Carnival promises thrills at “Blue Ribbon Affair”

Photos of 2010 Siskiyou Golden Fair by Carlos Wolf

Paul Maurer Shows, an institution at the Siskiyou Golden Fair, is returning for the “Blue Ribbon Affair” August 10-14. Beginning in 1971 as a single game concession, Paul has built the show into one of the finest carnivals in America.

From the beginning, this spectacular carnival with its clean festively painted rides and bright lights has wanted to provide blue ribbon winning fun to patrons of all ages at every stop, and the 2011 Siskiyou Golden Fair is excited to be one of the carnivals stops this year.

Pay-One-Price carnival wristbands can be purchased prior to the opening of the fair for $20 or during the fair for $28.There is no limit to the number of presale wristbands one person can purchase. The fair will sell as many as there is demand for through Wednesday, August 10 at noon. There are no discounts on individual carnival tickets prior to the fair. (more…)

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2011 Punt, Pass and Kick results

West CoastThe Yreka Elks and Yreka Chargers Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition was held on Saturday, July 23 at Miner Stadium in Yreka. Fifty-six boys and nine girls participated.


1. Anderson Croy 103.8
2. Connor Behrendt 100.4
3. Kagen Wessel 81.7

1. Earl Croy 163.8
2. Tanner Ewing 155.7
3. Michael Caveye 126.6 (more…)

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Karaoke returns to 2011 Siskiyou Golden Fair

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The Siskiyou Golden Junior Fair Board is happy to announce the return of their highly popular Karaoke contest on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm on the PremierWest Bank Mall Stage.

The karaoke contest is free to enter and open to anyone with enough courage to get up and sing in front of the fair crowd! Participants can choose from over 200 songs from the karaoke library. Members of the Junior Fair Board will judge each singer on their singing and performing abilities. The winner will be crowned the “2011 Karaoke King or Queen” and will receive a coupon for an all day ride wristband at the Paul Maurer Shows carnival.

“This contest has been popular ever since the first year we tried it” said Junior Fair Board adviser, Janet Eastlick. “It’s always a lot of fun and the crowd loves it!” (more…)

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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair entries due on Monday, August 15

Entry forms for the 2011 Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair are due on Monday, August 15. If you are interested in exhibiting an entry you can also find the entry premium books in Klamath Falls at the Grange Co-op and the Extension Office or at the fair office in Tulelake. (more…)

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Junior Giants 5-7 year olds

Photos are of 5-7 year old Junior Giants taken Thursday, July 28, 2011. Junior Giants is a co-ed non-competitive program run by the Mt. Shasta Recreation District. It is free to participants. This year’s program has about 135 players. (more…)

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Sportsmen’s Den Coach Appreciation Golf Day

The Sportmen’s Den, in Mt. Shasta, recently held a Coach Appreciation Golf Day at the Mt. Shasta Resort.

“We wanted to say thank you to all the coaches and other athletic staff from around Siskiyou County who have loyally supported the Sportsmen’s Den over the years. It’s important for members of small communities to work together to support each other. In the end it works out well for everyone,” said Sportsmen’s Den Equipment Sales Rep and Chief Food Quality Sampler Erik Johnson. “We had 36 athletic directors and coaches from all over Siskiyou County, and as far away as Anderson High School. We started with nine holes of golf at the resort. Then we had a great dinner at the Piemont with product presentations from Wilson, DiMarini, Under Armour, and Xenith football helmets.”

For the record, COS’ Les Courtermanche won the Longest Drive competition (No actual distance measured, his ball just went farther than the rest). Yreka High School AD Steve Van Ert won the Closest to the Pin contest, at 4′ 10.” (more…)

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Isbell to be honored with Lifetime Pass Award

Jim Isbell with grandsons Blake, Aaron, Brayden and Theran

Jim Isbell has spent a lifetime encouraging youth, supporting the Siskiyou Golden Fair and expanding the agricultural knowledge of those lucky enough to encounter an opportunity to learn from him, in the classroom, in the field or on the fairgrounds. Because of Jim’s years of service and dedication to the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, the 10th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors selected Mr. Jim Isbell for the distinguished lifetime pass award for 2011.

Jim is a lifelong learner, having spent 35 total years in education and 24 of those at Etna High School. 20 years as the FFA Adviser and four years as the principal. The Isbell family moved to Scott Valley just before Jim started the 9th grade and he showed at the Siskiyou County Fair and Paul Bunyan Jubilee for four years starting in 1964. Through the years, Izzy worked for the 10th D.A.A. under two 10 D.A.A. CEOs, William Whittaker and Ron Lillard as the special events coordinator and the livestock superintendent. (more…)

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Big savings on Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Carnival tickets

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair will be here before you know it! Now is the time to save money by purchasing pre-sale discounted carnival wristbands. Wristband coupons are $20 now through September 7. The coupons can be exchanged at the carnival during the fair for a wristband good for unlimited rides all day and night on any one day of the fair. During the fair, the wristband will be $28 and sold only until 8:00 pm.

The wristband coupons are available at the at the fair office and in Klamath Falls at Grange Co-op. The tickets are also available on the fair’s online ticket outlet at

There is no limit on the number of pre-sale wristbands one person can purchase. The fair will sell as many as there is demand for through Wednesday, September 7. There are no discounts on individual carnival tickets prior to the fair. (more…)

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Yreka swim meet through the eyes of Maggie Nielsen


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Late start Community Education Yoga Class coming this fall

Gentle Yoga, will be offered later this fall at the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus in two, six-week sessions to be taught by Jan Cowan. Ms. Cowan has taught yoga at COS for the past four years and brings a wealth of experience both as an instructor and as a practicing yoga enthusiast. The emphasis on this class is “gentle,” so it is suitable for beginners as well as experienced yoga students wishing to deepen their practice. The student will develop mindful breathing while strengthening the body and mind with gentle yoga stretches. (more…)

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CCPRA Rodeo returns to 2011 Siskiyou Golden Fair

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Check out the video for some of last year’s action

Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over the west will be in Yreka California on Saturday August 13, 2011 to compete in the Scott Valley Bank sponsored CCPRA Rodeo at the Siskiyou Golden Fair.

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.

Each year, generous fair sponsors provide top-notch buckles to the winners in each event and a specialized roping bag is given to the all-around winner. This year’s sponsors include Best Western Tree House Inn; Hi Lo Café, California Outdoor Properties; PremierWest Bank; John Brinton Well Drilling; Rex Club; Scott Valley Bank; Dr. Bruce Riger; Cross Petroleum; Black Bear Diner; Medical Center Pharmacy & Compounding; Yreka Immediate Care; Outlaws Saddles and Silver, Clarity Medical Spa; Fawaz Farming; Friends of the Fair. (more…)

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Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo photos by Sarah Gross

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Weed Cougar Baseball fundraiser: Giants tickets

The Weed High School Cougar baseball team is conducting a San Francisco Giants Ticket Raffle for four Lower Box Seat tickets to a Giants home game of your choice (excluding Dodgers, As, and Mets games).

Raffle tickets are $5 for one, $10 for three, or $20 for eight.

Tickets donated by WHS Alum and Giants Executive Nick Zanotto. For information ask a Cougar baseball player you know or contact Josh Oates at 261-1680. Proceeds will help the Cougars purchase new uniforms for the 2012 season. (more…)

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Jaxx improve during tourney, but go 0-4

Game-4, Saturday

The Jaxx saved their best performance for the final day, falling to the Toyota Bash, 2-1. The Bash are the NW Washington Champs.

Dylan Morris started the game, but had to leave after one inning with an arm injury.

Zach Salvestro tossed three shutout innings in relief. Cody Hoff pitched well in the fifth and sixth innings, and Russell Sweet struck out the side in the top of the seventh inning.

The Bash were the first on the board in the top of the 5th inning, taking a 1-0 lead.

The Jaxx answered right back with a run in the bottom of the frame, making it 1-1. Wade Beryhill was hit by a pitch to lead off, and went to second on a Brad Thomas sacrifice bunt. Michael Elfgin drove Berryhill home with a base hit.

The Bash went back on top, 2-1, in the sixth inning.

Berryhill led off the bottom of the seventh and reached on a second straight hit by pitch. It was his 16th time being hit this summer. The Jaxx were able to advance Berryhill as far as third base, but that was it. (more…)

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Yreka 2rd, Scott Valley 3rd at Yreka Invitational

The host Yreka Swim Team finished second at the 8th annual Yreka Swim Team Invitational held at Ringe Pool over the weekend. Yreka posted 552 points to the winning Weaverville Swim Team’s total of 920.50. The Scott Valley Swim Team Sharks were third with 460 points. South Siskiyou Swim Team finished fifth with 83 points. The Red Bluff Tritons were fourth (396), and Sun Oak Aquatics Redding was sixth (52.50).

Top Siskiyou County Overall Individuals


6 & Under
3. Emma Hanna, YST
4. MiaMichelle Morris, SSST
5. Jenna Justice, SVST
5. Angel Rozicki, YST

5. Sydnie Frisbie, SSST

3. Korie Peacemaker, YST
5. Ashley Fisher, YST

2. Tunji Wolfe, YST
3. Bailey Fisher, YST
4. Nichelle Laffoon, YST
5. Rebekah Kimball, YST (more…)

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COS EOPS Program accepting applications for Fall 2011

West CoastThe College of the Siskiyous EOPS Program is still accepting applications for fall 2011.  Applications are available from the Weed Campus EOPS/CARE Office (located in Eddy Hall) or may be downloaded online at Students must be enrolled full time for the fall 2011 semester before they may apply. Early registration is recommended as funding is limited.

EOPS/CARE is able to assist students with funding for books, transportation, supplies, grants, child care, advising and counseling.  To be eligible for funding: (more…)

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Punt, Pass, and Kick


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