Less Resources Needed for Fires

YREKA, Calif. — As of Friday, the Oregon Gulch Fire was 50 percent contained, and the Little Deer Fire was 87 percent contained. With the fires less of a threat from earlier in the week, many of the 15 hundred personnel at the Yreka High School Fire Camp are being sent home or reassigned. Fire agencies have … Continue reading »

Officials Assess OR Gulch Fire Damage

YREKA, Calif. — The Oregon Gulch Fire’s stable acreage is making it less of a threat for fire officials. Now, investigators are working their way into the area to check the damages. Cal Fire field observers have been working their way through the burned areas in Siskiyou County, looking to gather information on land and structure … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Tracks Fire Expenses

YREKA, Calif. — With several fires burning in Siskiyou County including the Oregon Gulch Fire and the Beaver Fire, many county resources are being used to get them under control. In order to make sure the fire costs are being recorded, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Center is going through a very specific process. … Continue reading »

Homeowners Stay Despite Evacuation Order

COPCO LAKE, Cali., — Most of the smoke rising on north side of Copco Lake is from firefighters’ efforts to burn out existing vegetation. By burning it in a controlled manner and then following that up with a mop-up firefighters can prevent the Oregon Gulch Fire from threatening the homes on Copco Lake again. Friday … Continue reading »

Wildfire Road Closures and Evacuations

The wildfires burning in Southern Oregon and Northern California has prompted road closures and evacuations. Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls has been closed to wildfire burning south of Oregon-California border along US 97. Oregon department of transportation advises motorists to use I-5. There is a detour at OR (W) 140 in Klamath Falls. Siskiyou County: … Continue reading »

Mandatory Evacuations in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Due to the growth of the Oregon Gulch Fire the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the Copco area residents that live one mile east of the town Copco to the Beaver Creek area. The Sheriff’s Office has also issued Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the residents … 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 »

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