Siskiyou County

1:00 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Siskiyou County Buys First Hospital in 1857


Siskiyou County, Calif., appointed its first county physician, John Ridgely in 1855.  For impoverished patients to receive his care, they had to petition for help by appearing before the Board of Supervisors.  They couldn’t own any property or possess any assets.

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JeffX | April 2, 2015 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Bringing Theater Back To The Hometown


Kate Jopson left the small town of Etna behind to pursue a career as a theater producer. 

Now she plans to combine her career and the community that produced her. 

National Arts Strategies named Kate a Creative Community Fellow, charged with using creativity to approach community issues. 

So Kate plans a production of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" back in Etna, to address the ongoing water struggles in Siskiyou County. 

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Most Post Offices in Northern California Reopen
4:12 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

NorCal Post Offices Reopened

All post offices, except for one, that were closed due to the fires burning in Northern California have been reopened.

Augustine Ruiz, spokesperson for the United States Postal Service, says that all USPS branches are now running as usual, with the exception of the Sawyers Bar contract postal unit in Siskiyou County.

This privately managed site that contracts with the USPS to provide mail service is still cut off by the July Complex Fires.

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More Storms Forecast for Tuesday
1:00 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

August 5th Update: Wildfires Rage On, Evacuations Still in Effect

Fireside Village, Hat Creek's only restaurant, burned over the weekend, along with numerous residences.
Todd Westlund

UPDATED | Tuesday 1:00 pm 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 8, 2013
11:01 am
Tue October 8, 2013

An Alternative Klamath Water Task Force

Upper Klamath Lake
Credit downtowngal/Wikimedia

The task force appointed to examine Klamath Basin water issues is nearly finished with its work.

But the nature of the work does not please the elected county leaders in Klamath and Siskiyou Counties, who want a future for the Klamath Basin to at least consider keeping the four dams targeted for removal. 

Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams explains what led to the parallel move, and what happens now.  


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Jefferson Exchange | September 11, 2013
4:15 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Siskiyou Secession Talk

The flag for the would-be State of Jefferson features not a pair of Xs, but a double-cross.

The "State of Jefferson" concept never translated into an actual state, but the idea is alive and well.  Siskiyou County Supervisors recently voted to pursue seceding from California, due to frustrations with a perceived lack of attention from the federal and state governments.  How far will it go?  You'll hear from supervisors pro and con.  

Jefferson Exchange | September 11, 2013
4:11 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

VENTSday-Nullification + Tobacco Sales To Minors

On VENTSday, listeners are the guests.

We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news.  We bring the topics, you bring the opinions.  It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or emailing
+Nullification of federal and state laws by state & local officials
+Tobacco sales to minors and how to stop them

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Jefferson Exchange | September 10, 2013
8:07 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Keeping Yreka's Past Safe For The Future

Yreka's Carnegie Library nearly finished in 1915.

There's a lot of history in our region, and a lot of reminders of it--some of those in pretty rough shape from the passage of time.  And there's often more enthusiasm than money available for restoring historic sites.  The Yreka Historic Preservation Corporation works to preserve pieces of the past in its city, including a historic church given to the corporation a few years ago. 

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