August Vacation

We are taking a vacation for 2 weeks. We will continue to share upcoming events on our Facebook page as they materialize on our radar. The podcast will resume on August 26th.

Current Fire Restrictions

Effective Monday, August 6, 2012, the Klamath National Forest will limit areas where recreationists can have campfires on the Forest. This restriction is based on very dry forest vegetation and expected increased fire activity.

Forest officials are implementing the restrictions to prevent human-caused fires and raise public awareness as the summer continues to get warmer and drier.

“Allowing open campfires only in designated recreation sites and higher elevation where conditions are not as dry and use is fairly low will help minimize the potential of accidentally starting a wildland fire,” explained Forest Supervisor Patricia Grantham.

With the increased fire risk, forest visitors are reminded to exercise caution when visiting the National Forest. Travelers through the Forest should remain on designated trails and never park on dry brush or grass.

Fire restrictions include:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except in the Trinity Alps, Russian, Marble Mountain and Siskiyou Wilderness Areas and Designated Recreation Sites.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a building, within the Designated Recreation Sites, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren of all flammable material.
  • Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with an open flame.
  • Using an explosive.
  • Operating an internal combustion engine, except on National Forest System roads or trails, or within the Designated Recreation Sites.
Exempted from the restrictions are:
  • Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission. Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above. However, persons with a California Campfire Permit may use a portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel.
  • Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Persons violating these restrictions may be subject to a fine, six months in jail, or both. If a person if found to have caused a wildfire anywhere on the national forest, they can be held liable for suppression costs.
For more information visit or contact Kerry Greene at (530) 841-4484.

Siskiyou Free Healthcare

See a Doctor for FREE and Pay it Forward

Patients who receive Free Care are asked to “Pay It Forward” by volunteering to do simple, individual acts of kindness…

Information about volunteer opportunities is available at each clinic.

Next clinic: Sunday, January 15, 2013

12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

822 Pine Street, Mt. Shasta (926-5261)

You are welcome…

  • If you cannot afford to see a Doctor
  • If you do not qualify for Medi-Cal
  • If you do not have Medical Insurance

No application process, no pay stubs required, simply show up

For more information please visit:

Volunteers for Healthcare Today, Inc. *

Lions Club Lends/Seeks Medical Equipment

The Scott Valley Lions Club lends medical equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, shower chairs, potty chairs, etc. to the people of Scott Valley. The club is also happy to receive donations of any type of medical equipment to replenish their supplies. At the moment, they are low on shower chairs, wheel chairs and walkers with seats.

If you or a family member are in need of some medical equipment, would like to make a donation of medical equipment or have borrowed medical equipment from the club that you would like to return, please call Barbara Gussman at 467- 3770 or Helen Lincoln at 467-3698.