Mandatory Evacuations in Sisikyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Cali. — Late Friday night CAL FIRE called mandatory evacuation for a section of homes on the California side of the Oregon Gulch Fire. The evacuation is for 1 mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek and only the northside of Copco Lake. An evacuation shelter is set up at … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. — A man is behind bars in Siskiyou County and is accused of lewd and lascivious acts with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department arrested 35-year old Shane Gottlieb, of Fort Jones, on June 25. He is lodged in the Siskiyou County Jail on … Continue reading »

Voter Turnout Low Despite Jefferson Vote

YREKA, Calif. – Despite some important races and controversial issues on the ballot, many voters are staying away from the polls in Siskiyou County. County Clerk Colleen Setzer said the turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election was only 38 percent as of Tuesday afternoon; much lower than expected. “People in Siskiyou County typically exercise their right … Continue reading »

Drug Arrests in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies arrested several individuals over the weekend for possession of controlled substances and other crimes. On Friday, May 9, at about 4:00 p.m. Sheriff deputies conducted a probation search of a home in McCloud that resulted in two arrests. Tessa Brooks, 49 of McCloud, was arrested for … Continue reading »

Arrest Sweep Through Happy Camp

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore.– A sweep through Siskiyou County resulted in at least 18 arrests, Wednesday. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department, The County Probation Department, California Highway Patrol, The Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the United States Forest Service all teamed up to conduct a special enforcement detail in Happy Camp. They were looking for … Continue reading »

Suspect Jailed for Attempted Murder

MT. SHASTA, Ca. — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon in Mt. Shasta for attempted murder. David Tilly was taken into custody by Mt. Shasta Police officials and a shotgun, shotgun shells and other evidence were found at the scene. On Thursday at about 2:30 p.m., the Mt. Shasta Police Department responded to Mercy Medical … Continue reading »

4 Deaths in Siskiyou County Due to Flu

YREKA, Ca. — 4 males ranging in age from 38 to 65 have died from H1N1, also known as Swine Flu, in Siskiyou County. Siskiyou County Public Heal is coordinating with state and federal agencies in conducting flu surveillance and implementing measures to reduce the impact of the flu virus. According to the Public Health … Continue reading »

Sheriff Prohibited from Purchasing Gun

YREKA, Calif. –  Three decades of service in law enforcement and being U.S. Soldier and Marine didn’t keep the federal government from prohibiting the Siskiyou County Sheriff from purchasing a new gun. Six weeks ago, Sheriff John Lopey tried to order a new rifle for personal use. This week he found out his application for … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Fights for Independence

YREKA, Calif. — A standing-room only crowd that spilled into the hallway of the Siskiyou County courthouse was on hand Tuesday to voice support for a plan to start over again. “I’m before you to ask support and an affirmative vote on a resolution to withdraw Siskiyou County from the state of California,” Mark Baird … Continue reading »

Calif. Wildfire Counts Double Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “Unprecedented” is the way California Fire is describing this year’s fire season. Governor Jerry Brown has declared this week “Wildfire Awareness Week.” It’s in response to one of the driest winters in the region. In fact, Cal-Fire has already responded to 11-hundred fires statewide. That’s about double the average. California Fire officials … Continue reading »

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