Nature Conservancy’s McCloud River Preserve

June 10, 2010
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The McCloud River Preserve is a wonderful, 2,300 acre preserve on the lower McCloud River with three miles of hiking trails and limited access for fisherman.  The McCloud River courses through this Preserve for a total of some 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) and drops about 120 meters (400 feet) in this stretch. Below the Preserve, […]

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The Lakes of Siskiyou County

June 10, 2010
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Did you know that Siskiyou County is home to at least 272 named lakes, as we as many other unnamed ones? Take a look at this list and see how many you have visited. One of the main long-term goals of this site will be to visit and photograph each of these.    Do you know […]

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Trail Review: Burney Falls State Park

June 1, 2010

Beautiful Burney Falls State Park is located about 40 miles east of McCloud, along Hwy 89. The Park is located in a remote location, adjacent to Lake Britton and about 5 miles outside the town of Burney. The entrance fee is $5, which is spendy if you want to just pop in for a couple […]

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Trail Review: Hedge Creek Falls

June 1, 2010

Not in the mood for a long hike? Then Hedge Creek Falls is the perfect trail for you and your family. Located just off southbound I-5 in Dunsmuir, Hedge Creek Falls is an easy five minute walk from the trailhead. When you enter the Falls park entrance, you’ll see a grassy area with some picnic […]

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Authorities attempt rescue of missing man on Mt. Shasta

March 31, 2010

Update: At 2:42 pm Wednesday, a double-bladed Chinook helicopter could be seen flying over the city of Mt. Shasta and heading north to Black Butte and Weed airport.  It’s not known if the helicopter had dropped off rescuers on the mountain, or if the helicopter was with returning rescuers back to the airport. Morning skies […]

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Call to Artists: Dunsmuir Art Guild is lookng for more members

March 18, 2010

Come join our exciting new group of artists & craftspeople.  We are opening a co-op gallery in Dunsmuir at 4100 Pine Street.  The mission of the Dunsmuir Art Guild is to: Showcase and sell local art, Nurture the Creative Spirit through hands-on learning and mentoring, Create a fun community of artists who support and inspire […]

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Remote Control Airplane Club Meeting!

February 27, 2010

Are you into remote control airplanes and helicopters?  There will be a local meeting out at Friday’s RV Park on Saturday, March 13th.  Open meeting, all are welcome!  Click on Flyer image for details.

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Winter Storm Warning passes with no snow accumulation

February 26, 2010

Mt. Shasta City – Friday’s winter storm warning dumped a great deal of rain on the area, but there is no snow accumulation.  Saturday’s skies are clear and bright. Original story: As of Noon, Friday 2/26/10, there’s currently  heavy rain with some snow mixed in.  The rain is expected to turn to pure snowfall in […]

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For Sale: McCloud General Store and Building Supply

February 21, 2010

The McCloud General Store and Building Supply is for sale.  Dan and Anne Simmons are asking $400k for the business.  The sale price does not include the physical building or land. The Simmons bought the business when it was located in the McCloud Mercantile Building on Main Street.  In 2006, they moved the business to […]

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Mt. Shasta & Dunsmuir Subway Restaurants Close

February 13, 2010

UPDATE TO STORY: THE MT SHASTA SUBWAY HAS REOPENED AS OF JULY 1, 2010 UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. Mt. Shasta – If you’re looking for one of those $5 foot-long Subway Sandwiches after skiing Mt. Shasta, you’ll now have to settle for something else. The Mt. Shasta Subway Sandwich Restaurant quietly went out of business February […]

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Phil Harris of TV’s “Deadliest Catch” has died

February 10, 2010

Captain Phil Harris of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” television show has died.  Captain Harris visited Mt. Shasta last June as part of a promotional tour for his new brand of coffee.  Hundreds of Shasta residents lined up outside Ray’s Food to meet him and take pictures. Captain Harris was unloading crab on January 29th […]

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Feb 4th Winter Storm Passes with a Wimper

February 3, 2010

The winter storm that was expected to drop up to a foot of heavy, moisture-laden snow on the area turned out to be a false alarm.  Instead, the Mt. Shasta area received a small amount of slushy snow and a great deal of rain.   Higher elevations (including the Mt. Shasta Ski Park) received a foot […]

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Shasta region struggles to recover from snowstorm

January 22, 2010

Mt. Shasta- Today marks the end of a nightmarish week which saw record snowfall on Mt. Shasta, poor driving conditions and the loss of power to thousands of local residents. Local officials opened emergency heating shelters in McCloud and Mt. Shasta. The local community of McCloud has been virtually cut off from the rest of […]

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Trip Report: Castle Lake

January 19, 2010

Last summer my family and I went hiking at Castle Lake. Our original intent was to hike up to Heart Lake, which is located above Castle Lake.  Heart Lake is listed by outdoor writer Tom Stienstra as one of the top ten spectacular viewpoints in California. However, in the rush to leave the house I […]

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Weather Alert: Winter Storm in Effect

January 16, 2010

UPDATED: The Shasta area is currently receiving heavy snowfall. In McCloud and Mt. Shasta City, only a couple inches have accumulated as of noon, but it’s building quickly. Also, the power is currently out in McCloud: Pacific Power crews are trying to find the cause. Chains are required for driving on I-5 and Hwy 89. […]

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