Friends of the Fair offers Mutton Busting qualifier for 2008 events

mutton-bustin.JPGYREKA – After a successful first year in 2007, the 10th District Agricultural Association Friends of the Fair will be holding a Mutton Busting Qualifier competition at the Siskiyou Golden Fair again this year.
Mutton Busting is a fun-filled event that puts a child on the back of a sheep–rodeo style–and they try to hold on for six seconds. It is a very popular opening event at rodeos throughout the nation.
To meet the mutton busting contestant demand, the Friends of the Fair will take 50 entries to compete in the Mutton Busting Qualifier on Friday, Aug. 8 in Collier Pavilion. The top six contestants will then advance to the Scott Valley Bank Pro Rodeo on Saturday night where each contestant will win a buckle sponsored by Friends of the Fair.
northerncapaving-225.jpg Those wanting to participate must be between the ages of four and seven years-old by Aug. 6, weigh 55 pounds or less, and be a resident of Siskiyou County. There is a $5 entry fee for the qualifier event.
Applications can be picked up at the fair office and Scott Valley Feed in Yreka; Cowley D & L and Siskiyou Pellet Mill in Grenada; Scott Valley Feed in Greenview; Feed & Supply in Montague; and Mt. Shasta Feed & Supply, Noah’s Ark Feed Barn and Thrifty Mart in Mount Shasta. All entry forms must be turned in at the fair office by July 25. The first 50 entries received will get to compete in the qualifier event.
The 2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “A Mountain Fair with Country Flair,” runs August 6-10 in Yreka. For more information contact the fair office at 842-2767 or

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Visions from the Fourth of July

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Jungle of India Tiger Show coming to the Siskiyou Golden Fair

tiger-saved.JPGYREKA— The Siskiyou Golden Fair is will present Hollywood Animals’ Jungle of India Tiger Show. Hollywood Animals’ Wild World of Animals brings you a journey where kids and adults can “tame” their curiosity for “wildlife.”
This new show combines education and entertainment into a dynamic adventure into the wilds of India. The show will excite and entertain, and at the same time foster a desire to preserve and learn about the endangered species, Panthera Tigris, the tiger and the planet around them.
“This is a brand new show coming from Hollywood Animals and we are thrilled that they will be performing at our fair,” said fair CEO Rebecca Desmond.
The trainers will demonstrate their affection training methods while showing the audience what the beautiful creatures are capable of doing, when put in a caring and mutually-respectful environment. Experienced and knowledgeable trainers will discuss why the populations of these beautiful creatures are declining in the wild.
All of these animals have been bottle-raised, since they were small cubs, with the trainers that work with them every day. The importance of a strong bond and mutual respect is necessary when dealing with animals of this caliber. This bond and respect is easily seen by any member of the audience from the interaction between the trainers and the tigers.
athleterepair3.jpg There will be three 30-minute shows each day of the fair featuring the natural beauty, grace and agility of the tigers, while working in concert with one trainer. There will be demonstrations of how the tigers are affectionately trained with positive reinforcement to “act” in films and television. The tigers will also be visible in their arena between show times. The Jungles of India show is sponsored by Foothill Distributing and Budweiser.
The 2008 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “A Mountain Fair with Country Flair,” runs August 6-10 in Yreka. For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or

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YMCA Mountain Bike Race results for 7/1/08


Matt Dooley: 37:16 (1st lap 18:30)
Kristi Green: 43:18 (1st lap 21:24)
Gregg Nietsch: 44:03 (1st lap 21:37)
John Fernandes: 44:07 (1st lap 21:38)
Jeremy Ravenscroft: 44:13 (1st lap 21:36)
Brian Foster: 45:45 (1st lap 22:21)
Curt Dooley: 45:59 (1st lap 22:31)
Cara Ravenscroft: 48:09 (1st lap 23:38)
Chet Collins: 50:58 (1st lap 26:11)
bookstore-text-click-sized-july.jpgScott Gliatto: 52:31 (1st lap 26:03)
Aaron Keno: 54:51 (1st lap 26:10)
Margy Marshall: 56:01 (1st lap 27:19)
Jim Freeze: 58:28 (1st lap 27:54)
Teri Callison: 1:01:57 (1st lap 30:36)
Faith Dooley: 1:04:05 (1st lap 30:51) (more…)

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Siskiyou Golden Fair hosts ‘Give Away a Smile’ program to assist kids at domestic violence shelter

YREKA—The Siskiyou Golden Fair recently announced its “Give Away A Smile” program that donates homemade toys to the Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center for a child in need.
Participants can enter handmade stuffed animals, soft toys, blankets or pillows in Division 242 of the Clothing and Textiles Department. The items will be judged and displayed at the fair, and then all will be donated to Domestic Violence. The deadline to enter is July 11.
wbs-web-generic.jpg“The fair and Domestic Violence are very pleased to be partnering on this great project” said fair CEO Rebecca Desmond. I encourage everyone who can sew, knit, crochet or simply create a comforting toy for a needy child to enter them in the fair. It is a very rewarding and worthy endeavor.”
More information on the Give Away A Smile program can be found in the 2008 Exhibitor Handbook which can be found at the fair office, on the fair’s website, or at the following locations: PremierWest Bank branches; Scott Valley Bank branches; Scott Valley Drug in Etna; (more…)

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Heat U-12s win home tourney

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Siskiyou Golden Fair to host Youth Talent Show

bevorenda2.jpgYREKA—The Siskiyou Golden Fair will be hosting a Youth Talent Show on Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 pm on the PremierWest Bank Mall Stage for all youngsters who like to sing, dance and play musical instruments.
“This is a fun opportunity for the youth of our county to show us their stuff!” said fair CEO Rebecca Desmond.
The Youth Talent Show includes two age categories: Pee Wee (ages 4-7) and Junior (ages 8-12). Contestants can compete either as individuals or in groups. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each of the two age categories. (more…)

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Troop 97 assists in retiring flags

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YMCA/Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp

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Eagles cool off Heat

heat-u12-alicia-mandt.jpgYREKA – The Eagle Point Eagles cooled off the Siskiyou Heat U-12 ASA softball team on Thursday, taking down the home team 10-1.

The Eagles led 2-0 after one inning, 3-0 after two innings, and 5-0 at the end of four. Eagle Point sealed the deal in the top of the fifth inning by scoring five runs, giving them a 10-0 lead.

The Heat went into the bottom half of the fifth looking to at least avoid a shutout. Courtney Huston led off with a walk. Huston advanced to second and then to third base on passed balls. Chantell Frazier walked, and moved to second base on a steal. With one out, Jena Turner singled to drive in Huston, making the score 10-1. The game ended via the 8-run mercy rule after five innings.

Turner went 2-3, with an RBI. Lacie Landrum was 1-2, with a walk and two steals.

mittan-ad-2.jpgThe Heat will be in action again on Friday at 6:00 pm against Ashland to kick off their four-team round robin tournament, which continues on Saturday, starting at 10:00 am at the Shasta View fields.



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CHSRA State Finals Rodeo

The District -1 rodeo team earned top team honors at the 2008 California High School Rodeo Association’s state finals held in Bishop, CA June 15-21. Several Siskiyou County residents contributed to the team’s success.
Daniel Ferreira of Fort Jones was the Reserve All-Around Cowboy. Ferreira was first in Tie Down Roping, third in Team Roping (Heeler), and seventh in Steer Wrestling.
Larry Ferreira (Fort Jones) was third in Team Roping (Header) and fourth in Steer Wresting. Dean Autry (Fort Jones) took third in Boy’s Cutting, and fifth in Saddle Bronc.
bookstore-text-click-sized-june.jpg Laramie Collins of Weed finished sixth in Bull Riding, and eighth in Saddle Bronc.
The top four finisher’s in each event move on to the National High School Rodeo Finals in Farmington, NM, which takes place July 19-26. Fifth – tenth place finishers qualify for the 23rd annual Silver State International Rodeo in Fallon NV, June 30 – July 5.

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Updated YMCA Mountain Bike Race results for 6/24/08

Matt Dooley: 39:03/19:38
Don Solus: 44:52/22:19
Jason Singleton: 44:57/22:01
Jeremy Ravenscroft: 46:08/22:26
John Fernandes: 46:21/23:02
Kristi Green: 46:22/23:03
Gregg Nietsch: 46:23/23:06
Curt Dooley: 47:07/23:09
Cara Ravenscroft: 48:52/24:11
Dawson Ravenscroft: 52:48/24:53
Aaron Keno: 56:25/27:49
Margy Marshall: 56:26/27:51
Faith Dooley: 1:06:15/32:00

Jace Burleigh: 27:03
Josh Johnson: 29:27
wbs-web-generic.jpg Conner Ravenscroft: 30:16
Fred Scott: 30:17
Mike Hale: 32:11
Neal Eller: 33:51
Deni Duncan: 37:01
Trisha Shoemaker: 38:26
Greg Johnson: 41:07

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COS to offer Computer Camp 2008

girdner-ad-2.jpgWEED – The College of the Siskiyous is offering a Computer Camp for middle and high school students the week of August 4-8 from 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The total cost for the camp is $59, and will include all materials.
All participants will design and create T-shirts, create buttons to put on T-shirts, create their own computer game, take videos with a digital video camera, make their own video DVDs, and use search engines and download music to make their own CDs. (more…)

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Junior Exhibitor Showcase Program at Siskiyou Golden Fair

northerncapaving-225.jpgYREKA–The Siskiyou Golden Fair is will present the second annual Junior Exhibitor Showcase Program. The program is open to all Siskiyou County residents between the ages of five and nineteen. To qualify, participants need to enter exhibits in at least three different divisions. Exhibitors will earn points for each project entered, and can earn more points if they receive ribbons for their hard work. (more…)

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Discount tickets available for Siskiyou Golden Fair

YREKA—The Siskiyou Golden Fair is offering pre-sale discounted fair admission tickets and carnival wristbands.

“A packet of five fair admission tickets is available for $20, which is a 30-percent savings over purchasing admission at the fair,” said fair CEO Rebecca Desmond. “Not only is this a great savings, it also offers convenience for those folks who don’t want to wait in line to buy admission tickets during the fair.”

Pre-sale admission tickets are available at the fair office in Yreka or on the fair’s website at

coffe-break-revised.jpgPre-sale carnival wristband coupons are also available now. Wristband coupons are $15 now through August 5 and can be exchanged at the carnival during the fair for a wristband for unlimited rides all day and night on any one day of the fair. During the fair, the wristband will be $25 and sold only until 8:00 pm.

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 Tuesday night, August 5. There are no discounts on individual carnival tickets prior to the fair. (more…)

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Sharkfest 2008

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Heat toast Rebels, twice

hur-front.JPGYREKA – The Siskiyou Heat U-12 ASA softball team toasted the Upper Rogue Rebels in double-header action on Saturday. The Heat won game-one, 10-5, and game-two 12-4.

The Heat exploded for eight runs in the second inning of game-one to take a commanding lead. With one out, Alicia Mandt took a walk. Mandt then stole second and third base, and scored on a wild pitch, giving the Heat a 1-0 lead. Michaella Ensele also walked, stole second, and scored on a single by Courtney Huston. Huston also scored in the inning, as well as Chantell Frazier, Jena Turner, Lacie Landrum, Emilie Wagy, and Katie Brummett.

The Rebels responded with a run in the top of the third inning, and four runs in the fourth inning, to make it 8-5. However, scores by Frazier and Landrum in the bottom of the fourth inning increased the Heat’s advantage to 10-5, which wound up also being the final score.

siskiyou-golden-fair-08-a.jpgLandrum led the Heat offensively, scoring two runs, swiping three bases, taking a couple of walks, and going 1-1. Turner went 1-2, with a run scored, a walk, and four steals. Huston picked up an RBI, scored a run, and went 1-2. Brummett was 1-2, with a run, a walk, and a steal. Riva Martin notched a complete game win (5R, H, 3BB, 6K). Martin also went 1-1 at the plate, took a walk, and was hit by a pitch. (more…)

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