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 »

Del Norte Considers “State of Jefferson”

DEL NORTE, Calif. — The movement to create a 51st state is gaining traction, with another Northern California county promising a vote. There’s an attempt to make a so-called “State of Jefferson” out of Northern California counties, who have said they are not being represented in their state. The man leading the attempt said the … Continue reading »

Del Norte Discusses Jefferson State

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — A move to create a new state out of Northern California counties disenchanted with Sacramento leadership appears to be growing. Tuesday morning, rancher Mark Baird, who leads the attempt to withdraw from California in Siskiyou County urged Del Norte County supervisors to consider joining the movement. He noted that in a … Continue reading »

State of Jefferson Discussion

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Tuesday night, advocates who want to create a 51st state will be taking their cause to Del Norte County. The Jefferson Declaration Committee will be speaking about the proposal to create the State of Jefferson at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The idea of creating … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: State of Jefferson

YREKA, Calif. — Many Americans are celebrating the birth and independence of our nation. So this week, we’re taking a look at one of the most bizarre political movements ever on the West Coast. It wasn’t a new idea in 1941, but it came closest to happening then, on the eve of World War II. … Continue reading »