Siskiyou County sits in the Northern Region of California, right on the Oregon Border. The region is full of lush forests, rocky slopes, high deserts, caves, green meadows, fresh flowing creeks, mountains, lakes, and so much more! All year long the towns that surround Siskiyou County have events and attractions that are fun for the whole family.
You might enjoy the Big Foot Festival in Happy Camp, or the Blackberry Festival held in Mt. Shasta, or Yreka’s Summer Music Series, or Weed’s Performing Arts Series. Dunsmuir hosts Railroad Days, Montague holds the Hot Air Ballon Festival, Bird Festivals and gatherings occur in the Klammath Basin Region of Buttevalley & Tule Lake, or stop by McCloud when they host the Mushroom Festival. Between all these little towns & big events, there is an array of outdoor recreation and attractions to keep any one busy for the entire year here in Siskiyou County.
The Weed Chamber is excited to announce a gathering of our Siskiyou County Chambers and Organizations to highlight what each town has to offer this upcoming summer.
The event is planned for Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 5-7pm at the Weed Ale House & Bistro located at 360 College Ave., Weed, CA 96094 (www.weedales.com). There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by the Weed Chamber of Commerce, and of course world famous brews available for purchase in the Weed Ale House Tasting Room.
For more details please call Stephanie Shaver @ 530.938.4624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
On June 1st Kevin Citta will be departing from Weed, CA and bicycling to Asheville, NC, on a 4,125-mile ride! What’s his inspiration? Raising funds and awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Saturday March 12th at 5:30pm the Weed Museum is hosting a fundraising dinner at the Sons of Italy Lodge located at 155 Clay St., Weed. This is the annual fundraiser for the Weed Historic Museum. The proceeds from this dinner go towards keeping the museum doors open and the bills paid.
Dinner will include a chicken dinner with ravioli and salad. Tickets are presale only, so get your tickets by March 5th. Tickets can be ordered by calling; Hudd Oates at 938-4341, Deb Wilson at 938-3188, or by Karin Dettman at 926-4768.
Come support our museum and have a great time getting to know your community Saturday March 12!
The Siskiyou Sled Dog Races planned for this weekend at the Deer Mountain/Chuck Best Memorial Snowmobile Park this weekend, January 22 and 23 have been canceled due to unsafe, low snow conditions.
Recent warm weather and rains raised concerns about the conditions of the Siskiyou Sled Dog Race trail systems for the Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association (SSDSA). A volunteer went out on a snowmobile early Sunday to check conditions. The volunteer reported to the Board of Directors that trail conditions were badly deteriorated and slushy and that even the start/finish line conditions would not make for a good spectator experience. Upon hearing this, Doug Hake, Director of the SSDSA, drove to the park to confirm the volunteer’s report. Doug reported to the group that even the contingency trails and the start/finish line area conditions were so compromised by the warm rains that there was no way the trails would be “good-to-go” next weekend. Unseasonable warm and sunny weather is forecast through the race weekend and gave no hopes for the kind of snow storm needed to pull off the races. He reported late Sunday to the SSDSA Board, and a vote was made to cancel the races around 8:30 Sunday evening.
Over 20 teams were entered, many returning from year’s previous – some coming from as far away as Idaho, Washington and Alaska. Many more late entries were expected. Doug Hake, Director of the SSDSA Board states, “The SSDSA’s goals are to hold world-class, quality family events that promote Siskiyou County. The decision to cancel this year’s races was made with the safety of the mushers and their dogs in mind. Also, the spectators and our very dedicated volunteers deserve the best experience possible!”
The SSDSA has notified the competing mushers and the race sponsors and volunteers that offer their valuable support each year. They have all expressed their understanding of the race cancellation and offer their support and involvement for the 2012 races. If you have any questions or concerns, visit siskiyousleddograces.com or write to email@example.com.