Episode 298 – April 13, 2012

Tune in for another home-grown, organic episode of the Good Morning Scott Valley program.

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Rotary 20th Annual Golf Tournament

SIGN UP NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR TEES! Four Man Scramble tournament will be held at the Weed Golf Club on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 8 am registration, 9 am Shotgun Start. $60 per person ($40 for Weed Club members). Entry fee includes green fees, prize pool, door prizes, donuts, soft drinks and lunch, featuring Randy Eastlick’s polish sausage! Handicapped Tournament-open to the public. For more information call: Bob McNeil – (530) 468-2608

Take-and-Bake Enchilada Sale

Fort Jones Library Fundraiser

Pre-sale tickets are:
Cheese enchiladas – $15/dozen
Chicken enchiladas – $20/dozen
Tickets can be purchased at the Etna and Fort Jones Libraries. The tickets will be on sale through April 26th and enchiladas will be available to pick up on Sunday, May 6th at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 101 Carlock, Ft. Jones, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Scott Valley Clean-Up Week

Sponsored by Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce, Cities of Etna, Ft. Jones, and Siskiyou County Solid Waste

Monday-Saturday, April 16-21
Scott Valley-wide Clean-Up Week: Valley residents encouraged to get rid of trash, cut weeds, paint, plant flowers, “clean house for company” just in time for the Rodeo and our summer visitors! “Serious cleaners” are urged to send “before and after” photos of their project to the Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 374, Etna, CA 96027 for recognition of their efforts.

Saturday, April 21
9 am – 3 pm
County Yard, South Hwy 3, Etna
County trucks will pick up AUTO & PICKUP TIRES and ALL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. No hazardous waste, sorry.

April 16-21…all week!
High school students helping Senior Citizens, highway cleanup, Dottie Olsen Pool, city streets, ditches, blackberries, painting, yard beautification, vacant lots, etc. To volunteer, call Ft. Jones – 462281; Etna – 467-5256, or 467-3355. Senior Citizens, call the Scott Valley Family Resource Center for help: 468-2450.

Thursday-Friday, April 19-20
9 am – 3 pm
Dottie Olsen Pool Parking Lot, Etna
Tone Berryhill will pick up all metal, wire, fencing, equipment; appliances, refrigerators, washer, dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, mowers, saws, aluminum sheeting, batteries…NO TVs or COMPUTERS, please. No drop-offs at other hours. For more info or home pick up, call 598-7390.

Thursday-Friday, April 19-20
9 am – 3 pm
Etna City Yard, Howell St.
30′ dumpster for household garbage, mattresses, couches ($10 charge for those items, please.) No carpet.
Etna City Yard Burn Pile open for tree trimmings, lumber scraps, etc.

Thursday-Friday, April 19-20
Ft. Jones City Hall
Dumpster for household garbage, small items (no mattresses, couches, carpet – see Etna) More info: cal Ft. Jones City Hall, 468-2281.

9th Annual Acoustic Night – April 28th

Acoustic Night will be held Saturday, April 28th at 7pm at the Avery Theatre in Etna. Acoustic Night is a yearly fundraiser for the Scott Valley Theatre Company to benefit upkeep and repairs at Etna’s Historic Avery Theatre. All musicians or ensembles will play two or three tunes and will be selected for the performance by SVTC producers.  Acoustic Night is sponsored in part by Scott Valley Bank as part of the Scott Valley Bank at the Avery series.

Scott Valley Babe Ruth Baseball

For 13-15 year olds. Players must be 13 by May 1st. Registration forms available at Etna High School or Scott Valley Junior HIgh. Registration is $55.00 1st time players need copy of birth certificate. Please complete registration form and submit registration fee to EHS, SVJH or mail to: SVBR, PO Box 433, Fort Jones, CA 96032. If you have questions call Julie Hogun @ 467-3461.

Quilt Raffle

The Scott Valley Quilt Guild created this beautiful, Monet-inspired, floral “Opportunity Quilt” which is currently on display at the Scott Valley Bank in Fort Jones. Tickets cost $1 for one ticket or $5 for ten tickets. The drawing will be held on May 19, 2012 at the Quilt Show in Fort Jones. Proceeds go for local scholarships. The winner is not required to be present to win.

Sober Grad Night Raffle

NOW Selling EHS 2012 Sober Grad Night Raffle Tickets $5.00/each or 5 for $20.00
Prizes:  40″ Big Screen HD TV
Craftsman YT 3000 Lawn Tractor
Craftsman 27 Ton Log Splitter
7 Piece Patio Furniture Set
$500.00 Cash
Drawing to be held at the Scott Valley Pleasure Park Rodeo in May
Ask Any Senior about purchasing or call Bernay at (530) 467-3201 Email: info@scottvalleydirectory.com

Program on the Dorleska Mine

On Saturday, April 21, 2012 the Siskiyou County Museum will be visited by the Trinity County Historical Society and they will be presenting their program on the Dorleska Mine.  The program will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the museum conference room.  The program is free of charge.  The Dorleska Mine has a unique history; it is located in the Trinity Alps Wilderness and remains of the mine can be seen today.  Seating is limited in the museum so we suggest making reservations in advance by calling the museum at (530) 842-3836.

Lunch will be available following the program, and we will enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, cookies and beverages.  The lunch will be $6 and reservations for lunch are required.

We hope to see a full house for this event; the program on the Dorleska Mine is very interesting and has an exceptional history.  We know you will enjoy the presentation!

Claudia East

Vice President, Board of Directors, Siskiyou County Historical Society

Local Art and Live Music at Ft. Jones Street Fair

The sun should be shining as popular local musicians play and talented artists display and sell their creations at the Marble Rim Gallery’s 6th Annual Artisan Street Festival on Saturday, May 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Scott Valley Bank parking lot off of Main Street in Fort Jones. The Festival will feature artisan booths, incredible live music by local award-winning musicians, barbecued all-beef hot dogs and polish dogs, cotton candy, and a raffle with amazing hand-crafted prizes worth nearly a thousand dollars!

The Marble Rim Gallery is a fiscally-sponsored project, and operates under the non-profit umbrella, of the Siskiyou Arts Council. The artisan booths and the Marble Rim Gallery will offer a wide variety of original creative works for sale including: photographic art, pine needle baskets and woodturning, watercolors, many types of jewelry, painted and wood-burned gourds, fabric and wood crafts, fishing spinning lures, colorful tie dyed items, hand-crocheted and knitted creations, pottery and many other crafts.

Scott Valley Bank has continued its helpful tradition of offering artists the use of their parking lot for the Festival. Alan Kramer of Etna once again has generously donated his excellent sound system for use by the musicians — all of whom have also kindly donated their time and incredible talent for this year’s Festival. The line up of local musicians for this year’s festival is outstanding. Featured musicians in the order they will perform include: The Vagaries (Annie Kramer, Annie Rosemeyer and Carolyn Hews); Mike Slizewski and Rob Eller; Susan Houg, singer/songwriter; Greg Lindholm, on the keyboard; and Jen and Craig Thompson, singing and playing guitar.

The Marble Rim Gallery also is selling raffle tickets for many fantastic original artistic and handcrafted pieces donated by their artisan members. All of the drawing prizes with their designated dollar values are on display, and tickets may be purchased at the Marble Rim Gallery at 11835 Main Street in Fort Jones. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets may also be bought at the food booth of the Street Festival at the cost of $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The drawing will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Artisan Street Festival. Winners need not be present to be eligible for prizes. For further information call the Gallery at: 468-5442. Bring the whole family to support your local artists and musicians while enjoying a fantastic Saturday in Fort Jones on May 19th!!

April 1st Snow Survey Results for the Scott and Trinity River Watersheds

Yreka, CA – The April 1st snow survey results for eight snow courses in the Scott and Trinity River Watersheds have been measured and compared to previous years.  These measurements are a part of the statewide California Cooperative Snow Survey program managed by the California Department of Water Resources.

According to the current measurements, the local snow depth is now 113 percent of normal and the water content is 101 percent.  The storms that passed through in March added significantly to the local snowpack.

Department of Water Resources hydrologists announced on April 2nd that the water content in all of California’s mountain snowpack is at 55 percent of the April 1 full season average.  This month’s readings are considered the most important of the year, because early April is when the state’s snowpack normally is at its peak.  The mountain snowpack usually provides one third of the water for California’s households, industry and farms.  Thanks to precipitation from recent winter storms, the Scott River Watershed is now reporting above average snow levels and water content values and the Trinity River Watershed is reporting near-normal snow levels as summer approaches.

Snow depth and water content are measured by obtaining a core sample of snow with a specially designed and calibrated aluminum tube.  The depth of snow is recorded and the water equivalent of the snow core is derived by weighing the snow sample.  This information is used to forecast the amount of water available for agriculture, power generation, recreation, and stream flow releases later in the year.

The snow surveys are measured monthly during the winter and spring months (Feb.-May).  District employees travel to pre-determined sites to collect information about snow accumulation in the mountains of the Klamath National Forest.  The measuring sites are established locations that quantify snow depth and moisture content.

Because the April snow measurements are some of the most important readings of the water year, three locations are added to the surveys to supplement the usual five Scott River Watershed snow measurement sites.  Two of the added sites are within the Scott River Watershed (Etna Mountain and Box Camp) and one is located within the Trinity River Watershed (Wolford Cabin).

Ft. Jones Lion Tri-Tip/Chicken Dinner

Benefit for Madrone Hospice Senior Meals Program (all proceeds to help defray expenses of meals delivered to Scott Valley shut-ins each week).

Friday, May 18, 5p.m. – 8 p.m., Fort Jones City Hall, 11960 East Street

Adults $12, Kids under 6 free

Live Dessert Auction every 30 minutes/ Silent Dessert Auction all night

Call  468-2281  to order TO GO DINNERS

Tickets available at door and at  Scott Valley Auto Parts & Warren’s Repair.

Scott Valley Lions Yard Sale Collections

Yard Sale Leftovers? House too crowded? Scott Valley Lions are collecting donations for a yard sale in June. To drop off or have your donation picked up, call 467-3764.

All proceeds will return to Scott Valley in the form of scholarships, donations or manpower in support of various community activities and resources.

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