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The dapper Diaper Derby at Siskiyou Golden Fair

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Blue Ribbon bragging rights for 2011 will occur on the PremierWest Bank Mall Stage on Sunday, August 14 at 3:00 pm, with the Siskiyou Golden Fair Diaper Derby.

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 10 minutes prior to the derby. All forms must be returned to the office by 2:50 pm on Sunday, August 14.

All participants receive ribbons and the final heat competitors will win a great stuffed animal from Paul Maurer Shows. The champion will take home a $50 savings bond from Tri Counties Bank. (more…)

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Heat U-12s go 2-0 at Cooper the Dog, but can’t beat the rain

Submitted by Amber “Nails” Sinnott

The Siskiyou Heat U-12 team really represented themselves well two weeks ago at the Cooper the Dog tournament in Eugene.

The first game was scheduled for 2:15 pm on Saturday but was moved back to 3:00 because of the rain. The Heat’s first game was against Oregon Panthers, with the Heat winning, 9-5. Pitcher McKenzie Pellizer was right on and had nine strikeouts and went 1/2 at the plate with a walk. Alyssa Haas and Shannon White both went 2/3. Shyanne Rose (shortie), Molly Schaeffer and Jenna Toolanen went 3/3. Abi Young went 1/1 with a walk, along with Jessica O’Sullivan getting on base with a walk. The Heat also had tough defense all around along with the help from Kathryn Stahmann, Chyanne Spencer, Gabi Rheim, Emily Dienger, and Anissa Guvench. (more…)

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Etna Old Time Rodeo photos by Sarah Gross


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Siskiyou Jaxx say “Thank you”

The Siskiyou Jaxx would like to take this opportunity to thank all of their sponsors who helped them fund their trip to Port Angeles Washington. It is a great feeling to have such a supportive and generous community. The Jaxx traveled to Port Angeles July 18 – 24 to compete in the Pacific Northwest Regional Senior Babe Ruth Tournament and they had a great experience. We all wish we could have come out on the winning end, but it is always a success when the youth of Siskiyou County are exposed to an opportunity like this. Not a lot of people get to travel like this to play baseball and all 18 members and two coaches of the Jaxx are very appreciative to all 39 businesses and individuals who donated and became a member of the “Siskiyou Jaxx Homerun Club.”

Insurance Market Place
Siskiyou Forest Products
Basic Fencing
Miner Perk
Jim Todd
Yreka Transfer
Mt Shasta Ice Company
Ed & Ruth Wiseman
Louise & Klaus Miller
Siskiyou Central Credit Union
Billy Mittan Construction
Jim Sweet
Jeff Berryhill
Beverly Berryhill
Anne Froelich
The Laundry Chute
John Charles
Angela Blazier
Greg Skeahan
Peters Trucking
Jon Baker
Bruces Towing
Kevin Eberle
Ted Peters
Dave’s Clocks
H & S Construction Railroad & Salvage
Meyer & Son’s Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning
Thriftway Foods, Inc
Gene & Patricia Meyer
Ray Keller
Premier West Bank
Mt Shasta Super Market
Ron’s Furniture
Dan Freitas Trucking
Noel Sweet
Jochim Livestock & Siskiyou Supplements
Honest John’s Landscaping

Thank you,
Coaches Jon Cox and Jason Freitas (more…)

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Tim and Travis at Lions All-Star game

The 2011 Lions All-Star Football game was held last Saturday in Oroville, with the North prevailing over the South 28-14.

Among the players for the North were former rivals Tim Jaegel of the Mt. Shasta Bears and Travis Fonseca from the Yreka Miners.

Asked about the experience of playing in the Lions All-Star game, Jaegel said one of the best parts was meeting the other players.

“I met so many great friends that I’ll never forget. For example, Travis Fonseca and I used to be rivals. Now, we’re great friends,” said Jaegel. ” There were just so many cool guys there and we made so many memories in just one week.”

Fonseca called the whole experience “amazing,” and echoed Jaegel’s sentiments.

“The best part was seeing all of our opponents and rivals throughout the years come together to build such strong bonds and lifelong friendships.”

Jaegel’s on field highlight was hauling in a 25-yard pass reception. Fonseca ran for 28 yards for the North Squad. (more…)

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North Valley Aquatic League Championships

The Scott Valley Swim Team and Yreka Swim Team competed at the North Valley Aquatic League Championships last weekend in Redding. Scott Valley finished eighth out of 13 teams in the team standings. Yreka was tenth. The Anderson Aquagators took the top spot.

Katie Eiler from SVST turned in the best individual performance by a Siskiyou County swimmer, finishing second in the 17-18 girls division.  Jacob Gross from YST and Wyatt Monday from SVST had the best boys finishes. Gross was third in the 11-12 boys division, and Monday was third in the 13-14 boys division.

Siskiyou County top-10 individual finishes

6 and under girls

10th Jenna Justice, SVST

6 and under boys

10th Joseph Stein, SVST

9-10 boys

10th Mason Justice, SVST

11-12 girls

4th Bailey Fisher, YST

10th Tunji Wolfe, YST (more…)

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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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