Episode 369 – June 12, 2015

Serena Travis is joined once again by Megan Peterson for a lively edition of the Good Morning Scott Valley Program.


One of the vocab words for the week was “efficacy.” Help us by mentioning the others in the comments below!


Etna Farmers’ Market

Etna Library

Jefferson FliXX Festival

Scott Valley Film Coalition


Salmon River Disc Golf Tournament – June 6-7 in Cecilville

Scott Valley Swim Team

As long as kids can swim the length of the pool they can join. Ages can go all the way up to 18. Practice for new swimmers starts Monday morning (June 15th) at 8am. After that practice based on skill level the swimmers will either continue practicing at 8am (seasoned swimmers) or they will practice at 10:15am (newer swimmers needing extra assistance).

Soccer Camp – June 15-19 – Scott Valley Junior High – Ft. Jones

  • First Kicks (Ages 3-5)  9-10 AM  $77.00
  • Half Day Camp (Ages 6-9) 10AM-12PM $105.00
  • Half Day Camp (Ages 10-12) 12:30 PM 2:30 PM $105.00

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Episode 347 – December 21, 2012

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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Holiday Lighting Contest Complete

     “You Voted…The Votes are in!  Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest. In a close race for the Best Decorated Interior, Scott Valley Drug won with magical red and green displays encompassing their entire store!  For the Best Business Exterior, there was a three way tie!  The window display of a snowman and sleds along with a cheery fireplace in the other window at Frontier Hardware captured the traditional wish of a white Christmas.  Last year’s winner, Scott Valley Feed in Greenview, did it again incorporating their live Christmas trees in a natural display, while the Green Salon in Fort Jones created a simple and simple, elegant window display showing a miniature decorated tree and painted glass to give a 3d effect.
      There are several must see homes in Scott Valley. The home that received the most votes goes to 255 Newton Street in Fort Jones which has a Nativity scene behind which a dazzling display of lights incredibly choreographed to a variety of Christmas songs on its own radio station! The owner of the home was recently interviewed by Serena Travis on Good Morning Scott Valley, episode 345.
     2nd place has the biggest light display in Scott Valley featuring a giant Homer Simpson and lights covering at least 1/2 an acre  is 4512/4508 Hwy. 3 in Etna across from Partridge Pines.  Mrs. Hansen said she started her light display for her daughter when she was a  baby to look at out the window.  Every year, the display gets more elaborate with some of the lights going way up in the pine trees.
     3rd place had one of the most unique display of a Holiday Helicopter at 743 Highland Street in Etna.  All 3 residences will receive a small monetary award and a Certificate from the Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber thanks all those that participated in the event.  Happy Holidays!

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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Chamber celebrates diamond jubilee

As printed in the Siskiyou Daily News 6/29/2012

Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce
Celebrates its Diamond Jubilee

ETNA – On Sunday, July 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Etna City Park, the Scott Valley Cham­ber of Commerce will cele­brate its 60th anniversary with an ice cream social, 50s and 60s music, recognition of special guests and gifts for special ticket holders. Tickets for ice cream and cake are $1 each and are available from the following chamber offi­cers: Lorrie Bundy, president; Dave Harrison, vice presi­dent; Marilyn Seward, treas­urer; Gerry Silva, membership; and Ché usa Wend, who is heading up a planning committee. Present chamber members and rel­atives of the original Scott Valley Chamber of Com­merce founders will receive free tickets. All ticket hold­ers will be eligible for a gift drawing.

“Thanks to Ché usa’s Over the Hill email col­umn, the chamber has re­ceived information about many of the original founders, but they are still searching for more,” stated a recent press release from Marilyn Seward.

Anyone having informa­tion about the following founders may contact Ché usa at bricolage@sisqtel.net.The chamber is also trying to locate past chamber presi­dents who may still be liv­ing in the area, the release said.

The original founders, signing the charter incor­poration papers dated March 19, 1952 included Joe Roberts, Gleason Bal­frey, Eddie Edgecomb, Margaret Wallace, Frank B. Branson, Otto Brogger, R.G. Morris, Harry Collar, Don Avery, Bernard Walker, Joseph Marconi, Vallie G. Vanarsdell, Ken E. Burton, W.R. Miller, Harry M. Bryan, C.R. Willard, Barton E. Booth, Ernest Smith, R.A. Walker, Thomas S. Potter, Claire M. Potter and Margaret Pullen.

Community members are invited to celebrate with the chamber on Sun­day, July 15. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time (helps with planning sup­plies) or at the Etna City Park. For additional infor­mation, contact Ché usa Wend at her email address (above) or Marilyn Seward at 467-3355.

Episode 252 – September 12, 2011

September 12, Monday

  • 5:30 PM-SV Chamber-Cold Stream Restaurant
  • 5:30 PM-Town Park Dedications-Fort Jones City Hall-Tom and/or Debbie McCulley – 468-5320 or 598-7151 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 Eleanor Dannenbrink Hendricks)
  • 6:00 PM-Overeaters Anonymous-SV Family Resource Center
  • 6:30 PM-Monday Night Bingo-Valley Oaks Senior Center in Greenview-18 and over
  • 7:00 PM-Etna Fire Dept-Fire Hall
  • 7:00 PM-Shasta Rock Garden-Etna United Methodist Church

 September 13, Tuesday

  • 6:30 AM-Fort Jones Lions-Fort Jones City Hall
  • 11:00 AM-Scott River Watershed Council-Bob’s Ranch House
  • 11:00 AM-Women’s Empowerment Group-SV Family Resource Center
  • 12:00 PM-Community Lunch Program-Etna United Methodist Church-Deliveries – 467-3612
  • 1:00 PM-Children Playgroups 0 to 5 yrs-SV Family Resource Center
  • 2:00 PM-Seniors Brunch Planning Meeting-SV Family Resource Center
  • 5:30 PM-Farmer’s Market-Babe Ruth Park in Fort Jones-Roy Hammer – 468-5895 or Lynn Wright – 468-5880
  • 7:00 PM-SV Fire District Drill-Greenview Station

 September 14, Wednesday

  • 3:00 PM-Cub Scouts-SV Family Resource Center
  • 7:00 PM-Back Country Horsemen-Fort Jones City Hall-Top of the State Unit – 842-0882
  • 7:30 PM-American Legion-Etna City Chambers

 September 15, Thursday

  • 6:45 AM-SV Rotary Club-Bob’s Ranch House
  • 10:00 AM-Laugh Class-SV Family Resource Center
  • 10:00 AM-Children’s Music Class-Etna United Methodist Church-Newborn to PreK – Cost $42 – Barbara Roumasset – 467-3383
  • 12:00 PM-Community Lunch Program-SV Berean Church-Deliveries – 467-3715
  • 7:00 PM-Etna Ambulance-Fire Hall
  • 8:00 PM-OES Evening Star-Etna Hall

September 16, Friday

  • 12:00 PM-Loaves & Fishes Lunch-Etna United Methodist Church-Deliveries – 467-3612

September 17, Saturday

  • 8:00 AM-Etna Fire Dept-Fire Hall
  • 8:30 AM-Over the Hills Hikers to Canyon Creek Lakes-Meet at Dotty’s in Etna-Julie Duncan – 468-3595
  • 11:00 AM-Gospel Concert in the Park-Quartz Valley Indian Reservation Upper Park-11 am – 7 pm

September 18, Sunday

  • 1:00 PM-Auditions for ‘Little Women’-Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, 311 Yreka St., Yreka-1pm-5pm
  • 4:00 PM-Open Mic-Fort Jones Library


Today’s interview features Isaac and Matthew Martin. Please take some time to go to their website: www.martinbrotherskartracing.com



Friday, September 16 – 5:00 PM – Bonanza at Bonanza


Friday/Saturday, September 16/17 – Time TBA – University Prep Tourney in Redding

Cross Country

Thursday, September 15 – 2:00 PM – Mt. Shasta Invitation at Shastice Park


Thursday, September 15 – 5:30 PM – Lady Lions play University Prep in Redding

General Announcements

  • Onion Wildfire – Klamath National Forest
  • 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 23-25-Montague Balloon Fair
  • September 29-6:15PM-The Siskiyou Writers’ Club-China Dragon Restaurant-Christine Skinner

Montague Balloon Fair

Episode 217 – August 8, 2011

August 8, Monday

  • 5:30 PM-SV Chamber-Bob’s Ranch House
  • 6:00 PM-Water Aerobics-Community Pool
  • 6:30 PM-Monday Night Bingo-Valley Oaks Senior Center in Greenview-Early Birds 6:30pm, Regular Games 7:00pm
  • 7:00 PM-Etna Fire Dept-Fire Hall
  • Shasta Rock Garden Society-Methodist Church===NO MEETING IN AUGUST

Upcoming Events:

August 13, Saturday at 11:00 a.m. – Dear Mad’m Day Picnic Luncheon at Klamath River Resort Inn. For reservations email info@happycampchamber.org or call Linda 493-2099 or Judy 493-5248.

August 15, Monday at 5:30 p.m. ANAV Tribal Health Clinic – Addiction & Recovery Talking Circle – 9024 Sniktaw Ln.
Fort Jones, CA 96032 – Call 468-4470 for more info.

August 19, Friday from 5-7 p.m. – Siskiyou Artist Association Reception to launch the 54th Annual Art Show – Sisson Museum – 1 No. Old Stage Road, Mt. Shasta – The show runs from August 20 to September 6.

August 20, Saturday – Siskiyou County Historical Society Car Tour – Starts in Yreka at 8:30 a.m. and will stop in Callahan at 9:30 a.m. to pick up Valley residents who wish to join. Bring your own car and lunch. No fee. For more info call the Siskiyou County Museum at 842-3836. www.siskiyoucountyhistoricalsociety.org

For more information contact: Don Duncan @ 468-3595 or julied@sisqtel.net, or contact Charnna Gilmore @ 598-2733 or charnna@svre.com

2011 Scott Valley Hall of Fame Inductees

  • 1978 Fort Jones HS Girls Basketball Team
  • 1986 Etna HS Football Team
  • Tim Bradford 1985
  • Russ Dean 1982
  • Glenda (Whipple) Hubbard 1991
  • Jim Isbell 1967
  • Jeff Kellogg 1980
  • Annie (Malmberg) Lundgren 1991
  • Dan Martin 1964
  • Berry (Hurlimann) Minnitte 1977
  • Rod Vinall
  • Bill Wilkins