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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Siskiyou Golden Fair Junior Fair Board to present 3rd Annual Pre-Fair

prefair2.jpgYREKA – On June 28, 2008 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, the Junior Fair Board will be hosting their annual Pre Fair event. In past years, Pre-Fair has focused on helping junior livestock exhibitors hone their showmanship skills. This year the event will showcase not only livestock, but all still exhibits as well.

Junior Livestock Exhibitors will have a chance to learn showmanship and fitting techniques from local experts. Exhibitors may also participate in a friendly showmanship competition where they can compete to win prizes. A final quality assurance training will also take place for any junior livestock exhibitor that may need to complete the program in order to sell in the auction.

bookstore-text-click-sized-june.jpgThe still exhibits portion of the day is open to everyone. Young and old can come to Pre-Fair and learn what it takes to enter still exhibits like photography, vegetables, flowers, cakes, cookies and more. There will be demonstrations and exhibit examples available for viewing. Fair staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and help with the entry process. Entry forms may also be turned in at Pre-Fair to meet the July entry deadlines. (more…)

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College of the Siskiyous offers bowling class

WEED – The College of the Siskiyous is offering a six week summer bowling class (PEAC 8 ) beginning July 8 and ending August 14. The class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM at Cedar Lanes, located at 137 Main St, in Weed.
wbs-web-generic.jpg The bowling class is open to all levels of experience and no equipment is needed. Fred Gradel is the instructor for the class. Gradel is a US Bowling Congress Certified Coach and has several years of coaching experience.
The cost for the one unit class is $20. Early registration is requested as space is limited. For more information or to register, contact the Weed Campus, 938-5555 or call toll-free, (888) 397-4339. Students may also register for classes online by visiting the COS website at and clicking on the Navigator logo.

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Heat 0 – Eagle Point 3

hep-front.JPGYREKA – The Siskiyou Heat U-16 softball team hosted Eagle Point on Tuesday, losing 3-0, despite a good pitching performance by Kayla Spini.

Spini allowed one earned run, four hits, walked seven, and struck out nine, in seven innings of work. She recorded the first six outs of the game—five via the strikeout, and one by snagging a popped up bunt.

Eagle Point led off the game with a single, and the runner advanced to second on a passed ball. Spini struck out the next two batters, but the cleanup hitter smashed a wind-aided double to put Eagle Point up 1-0. The Heat went down in order in their half of the first inning.

Eagle Point took advantage of two walks and a pair of errors to score two more runs in the top of the fifth inning, making it 3-0.

It appeared that the Heat were going to get on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning. Tori Weatherford wound up on second base to lead off the inning, when the Eagle Point shortstop committed a fielding and a throwing error. Weatherford advanced to third base on a ground out, but that was a far as she would go, as the next two batters struck out and grounded out.

Spini had the only hit for the Heat, and went 1-2. Defensively, Beth Franklin was solid at third base, and catcher Tianna Cruz threw out a runner attempting to steal second base in the top of the seventh inning.


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Summer B-Ball

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