Episode 378 – July 24, 2015


Rock N Roll
Callahan Emporium
21 and over event
Johnny Graves and Spontaneous Combustion

7 PM
Avery Theatre, Etna, CA

SAT JUL 25  
39th Old Time Rodeo
Pleasure Park, Etna, CA
$10, Kids 8-12 and Seniors 65+ $5

Rock N Roll 
Callahan Grange
$8 General, $4 Kids 12-16 (All age event)
Johnny Graves and Spontaneous Combustion

Cowboy Church
Lew Sterrett will be conducting a sermon title “Sermon on the Mount” where he trains an un-started horse during his sermon.

Rockin’ the Rec
11236 N Hwy 3 Fort Jones – $10 at the door
River Rock band and the “B” Side – dinner and dancing

Yreka Art Walk
Miner Street, Yreka, CA

First Friday Open House
Marble Rim Gallery
11835 Main Street, Fort Jones

Jammin’ On Main
Main Street, Etna, CA

Scott Valley Athletic Hall of Fame
3PM Social, 4PM Meal, 5PM Awards
Fort Jones Little League City Park
Rick Adams, Tim Edwards, Lindsay “Haupt” Fry, Fred Miles, Mike Rainville, Jennifer “Spencer” Thackeray, Tom Webster, 1984 Etna Boys Varsity Baseball Team
Dinner – tri-tip, potatoes, salds, etc.
$15 adult / $10 kids under 12
Don Duncan 468-3595 julied@sisqtel.net
Jim Isbell 598-4592 jisbell@sisqtel.net

Multi-Day Events

Thurs, July 30 @ 7PM
Fri, July 31@ 7PM
Sat, Aug 1 @ 7PM
Sun, Aug 2 @ 2PM
Yreka Community Theater
810 N Oregon St, Yreka, CA 96097
Rogers & Hammerstein
Directed by J.J. Lewis-Nichols
$15 Tickets – available at Hairazors in Ft. Jones 468-2906

Siskiyou Golden Fair
August 12-16
Yreka, CA
Fun for the Whole Herd

Volleyball Open Gym
Etna High School
Open to the Public

Free Swim Days
June 22-August 14
The Dotty Olson Swimming Pool located in Scott Valley has just announced its Super Splash Free Swim Day.   Beginning Monday, June 22, 2015 the afternoon recreational swim, held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. each weekday, will be FREE!

The Dotty Olsen Pool is open for its Super Splash Free Swim Days weekdays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  June 22 through August 14, 2015. Grab your kids and come join the fun!

SEP 24-27
Jefferson State FliXX Festival
Facebook Page
Film Freeway Link

Kids’ Corner

Vacation Bible School
July 27-31
9AM – 12PM
Scott Valley Berean Church
Kindergarten thru 6th grade
Etna, CA

Scott Valley Fitness Camp
July 13- August 6
1 PM – 4:30 PM
Monday to Thursday
Grades 4-8
Members – $50/wk
Non-members – $60/wk
Limited space
Call 530-468-2956

Summer Reading Program
Wednesday – July 29
Fort Jones 11:30 AM
Thursday – July 30
Etna 1:00 PM

Vacation Bible School
August 3-6
Monday through Thursday
Callahan Community Church
4 yrs old thru 6th grade
For more information, call Pastor Keith at (530) 340-2712

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Episode 351 – January 11, 2013

Host Serena Travis and guest co-host Mark Zollitsch discuss calendar, weather, sports & celebrations for Scott Valley. Other items of note: Scapino! at the Avery Theatre, the Siskiyou Golden Fair and the Fort Jones Igloo!

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Save the Fair Meeting Scheduled for January 29

The 10th District Agricultural Association will be hosting an informational meeting about the fair industry, the “state of our Siskiyou Golden Fair”, including fair history, recent changes and planning for the future. The fiscal crisis in California triggered the elimination of all state support in 2011, almost $300,000 including cash and services for the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Other fairgrounds around the state are working to become self sustaining using Joint Powers Agreements or 501C3 non-profits as the governing body. We have the opportunity to explore what will work best in Siskiyou County.

The meeting will be held in Winema Hall on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 starting at 6:00 pm.

“The fair is an important part of our community” stated Fair CEO Cliff Munson. “This meeting will be the starting point for further exploration into saving the Siskiyou Golden Fair.”

For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com. The 2013 Siskiyou Golden Fair “A Birthday Bash!” will run August 7-11, 2013 in Yreka.

Siskiyou Youth – http://www.siskiyouyouth.com

Mt. Shasta Ski Park – http://www.skipark.com

Mt. Ashland Ski Park – http://www.mtashland.com

Siskiyou YMCA – http://www.siskiyou-ymca.org – (530) 842-9622

Serena stands in the doorway of the epic igloo. BRING SNOW! Save our Scott Valley Ig-mansion!
Serena stands in the doorway of the epic igloo. BRING SNOW! Save our Scott Valley Ig-mansion!

Fort Jones Lions emergency firewood program

The Fort Jones Lions Club is continuing its program of providing one load of firewood dur­ing the winter to qualified citizens who are residents of Scott Valley and who are unable to obtain their own supply.

The program is intended only as an emergency measure for those in dire need of wood to tide them over until they can procure a long-term solution.

To apply, contact Don Hugo at 468-2197 or Fred Williams at 468-2907.

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Episode 350 – January 4, 2013

Oh the weather outside is frightful…but the podcast is so delightful…just click the player down below…just press go and look up at the snow.

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Mt. Shasta Ski Park – http://www.skipark.com

Fort Jones Lions emergency firewood program

The Fort Jones Lions Club is continuing its program of providing one load of firewood dur­ing the winter to qualified citizens who are residents of Scott Valley and who are unable to obtain their own supply.

The program is intended only as an emergency measure for those in dire need of wood to tide them over until they can procure a long-term solution.

To apply, contact Don Hugo at 468-2197 or Fred Williams at 468-2907.

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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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Episode 250 – September 10, 2011

September 10, Saturday

  • 7:30 AM               24th Annual Siskiyou Century     Siskiyou County Fairgrounds www.siskiyoucentury.com
  • 8:00 AM               30th Annual Scott Valley Swap Meet       Greenview         8am-2pm
  • 9:00 AM               SV Fire District Drill          Greenview
  • 10:00 AM             Mission Craft Sale            Etna United Methodist Church  10am-1pm – sale continues after the Sunday service on the 11th
  • 11:00 AM             Car Tour               Etna Museum will be open
  • 6:00 PM                Yreka Friends of the NRA Banquet Dinner            Yreka Community Center             $40 per person-Call (530) 598-6693 or (530) 598-9050 Email YFNRA@hotmail.com
  • 7:30 PM                The Spoon River Anthology         Avery Memorial Theater

September 11, Sunday

  • 7:00 PM                Community Prayer Service          Etna United Methodist Church  Music, Candlelight & Prayers


Cross Country

Saturday, September 10 – 9:30 AM – Yreka Elks Invitational @ Greenhorn Park


Saturday, September 10 – 8:00 AM – Arcata Tourney @ Arcata

General Announcements

  • Visit Che’usa Etna News site for her recent articles on Etna History – www.etnanews.info
  • The Scott Valley Lions need yard sale donations for a yard sale in September. Call 467-5206
  • Car raffle tickets available for the drawing following the Southern Oregon Amazing Race Day! $20 Donation RAFFLE Ticket for “DOTS DRM” (Dot’s Dream!) ’93 Chrysler LeBaron ‘Aqua Met’ Convertible! Dotty believed in making DREAMS come true! So her car is donated as fundraisers for: SHIROUN Dance Company! & Dotty Olson Memorial Swimming Pool! Tickets available throughout the summer – Raffle drawing held Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at SHIROUN Dance Company’s Southern Oregon AMAZING RACE for Nourish The Children Event! (call 541.210.0082 or 541.601.1986 for tickets or more info!)
  • Scott Valley Christian Academy is having a fundraiser raffle for a Party Panda Balloon Ride. Tickets cost $20 for 1 or $50 for 3. The balloon fair is September 23-25th. The winning ticket is good for 1 balloon ride for two people, 1 party panda t-shirts and a post flight brunch celebration hosted by the pilots. The tickets will be drawn on 9/19, one ticket for each day of the balloon fair. Winners will be contacted. For tickets call (530) 598-5667 or visit the following businesses: Scott Valley Bank in Fort Jones or Etna, Lalo’s in Fort Jones, Scott Valley Drug in Etna, Bob’s Ranch House, Happy Toes & Hair Cottage, or Dotty’s in Etna, Frontier Hardware Store in Fort Jones, or Gold Rush Burgers in Yreka.

Upcoming Events

  • September 12-5:30PM-Dedication of Two Parks in Fort Jones-“Carriage House Park” at City Hall/Community Center and the “Christmas Court” by the Telephone Co. on Main Street (in honor of Eleonore Dannenbrink Hendryx)-Call Tom and/or Debbie McCulley at 468-5320 or 598-7151 for more info.
  • September 14-7:00PM-Top of the State Back Country Horsemen-Fort Jones City Hall-842-0882
  • September 18-1:00-5:00PM-‘Little Women’ Auditions-Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, 311 Yreka St., Yreka
  • September 23-25-Montague Balloon Fair
  • September 29-6:15PM-The Siskiyou Writers’ Club-China Dragon Restaurant-Christine Skinner

Montague Balloon Fair