Category Archives: Round Mountain

Community Foundation Grant Opportunity Deadline is June 7th

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource building organization in Shasta and Siskiyou counties dedicated to promoting philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 2000, the Community Foundation has awarded over $18,000,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations.

Artist Kim Solga received a grant to paint a prominent public mural in Dunsmuir celebrating the town’s heritage.

The deadline of June 7th is fast approaching for grant applications for funding from two field of interest funds managed by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. These opportunities are provided thanks to the efforts and investments made by many generous donors in our region. The Animal Welfare Endowment Fund was established in 2009 to benefit projects that will provide care for animals in Shasta and Siskiyou counties; the Community Arts Endowment Fund was established to support grants to nonprofits, public entities, and individual artists for the creation and presentation of new work in any media in the region. Grant review committee members from the areas served evaluate the proposals and make recommendations for funding.

More details about making donations to or requesting funding from these and other funds are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.shastarcf.org.

For further information, contact Program Officer, Amanda Hutchings at amanda@shastarcf.org or call 530.244.1219.

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PG&E Checking in Shasta County for Drought-stricken Trees

The following is a press release from PG&E dated December 5. The initial import of the release is to notify and explain to residents of Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek, and Big Bend the reasons that helicopters would be flying low over their areas on Tuesday, December 7.

The release gives details about the growing number of trees that have died as a result of the drought or are threatened by insects and disease as a result of weakened resistance. After the aerial check, foresters will follow up on foot to inspect trees. Then private landowners will be contacted. Dead or infected trees will need to be trimmed or removed.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be flying low by helicopter in Shasta County on Tuesday to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines. Flights will occur over Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek and Big Bend.

Residents are advised that the helicopter will fly low – about 200 to 300 feet – along distribution power lines.

PG&E is using a contract helicopter service to fly foresters to check for trees weakened by the drought. This patrol is in addition to the annual patrols PG&E does along power lines to identify trees and vegetation in need of pruning and removal. Weakened trees and branches can fall into power lines, leading to outages and even wild land fires.

The drought has weakened and killed many trees and left others susceptible to disease or insects.  After the flights, foresters will hike to the trees in question for an up-close inspection to verify tree conditions.  Once a forester confirms a tree needs to be removed, PG&E will work with the property owner to schedule a contractor to cut the tree.

Consecutive years of drought have taken a toll on trees and even some trees deemed healthy six months ago have since succumbed to the dry conditions. The U.S. Forest Service recently identified an exponentially growing rate of tree mortality in California.  In 2014, 11 million dead trees were identified throughout the state. That number grew to 40 million in 2015 and 102 million in 2016.

While tree mortality is more serious in 10 counties in the southern and central Sierra Nevada Mountain region, the Forest Service also identified increasing mortality in the northern part of the state.

Weather permitting, all flights will occur between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.B>>

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Intermountain Teen’s Tamale Sale

Theresa Callahan, Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Teen Center, announced that the center will be doing a Tamale Fundraiser. Money will go to help year-round programs and trips for Intermountain teens.

Starting on December 1, people can order either chicken or pork tamales. The cost is $15 a dozen. Orders must be placed by December 14th.

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The afterschool drop-in program works in two locations. In Round Mountain, there is a center behind Hill Country Clinic that is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6.p.m. In Burney, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6.pm at the Circle of Friends office on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

Teens from teen center will be taking orders, or people can go to either of the above locations during teen center hours to place an order.

People in Round Mountain will be able to pick up their tamales at the teen center in Round Mountain on December 19th. People in Burney will be able to pick up their tamales at the center in Burney on December 20th.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use.

All profits from the Intermountain Teen Center Fundraisers go directly back to the program to benefit the teens. During the summer of 2016, teens were able to go on a trip to Santa Cruz with the money they raised throughout the 2015/2016 school year, as well as go on many outings to places such as Ice Skating in Mt. Shasta, Turtle Bay, Camping in Lassen Park, Skating in Redding.

If you would like more information call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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Theresa Callahan new Intermountain Teen Center Coordinator

Theresa Callahan is the new Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Teen Center. Ms. Callahan worked for ten years with the McConnell Foundation on internship programs with Shasta Community College and other youth projects. She has led volunteer youth groups at the Center for Spiritual Living in Redding and has organized many outdoor activities for young people.

Theresa Callahan and Jedediah Smith at the Burney Teen Center

Theresa Callahan and Jedediah Smith at the Burney Teen Center

Ms. Callahan will be working with Jedediah Smith who is the Youth Program Manager.  Ms. Callahan will help plan after-school activities at both locations. She will also be responsible for organizing at least one special activity a month and two overnight trips a year.  Monthly activities could include hikes, museum field trips, community events, or concerts. Overnight trips would involve camping, rafting, college field trips, and other worthwhile activities.

Mr. Smith works one-on-one with at-risk teens and their families to provide counseling and other services. Chelsea Sabin, a Coach Coordinator at Circle of Friends, also helps to coordinate activities at the center in Burney.

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The afterschool drop-in program works in two locations. In Round Mountain, there is a center behind Hill Country Clinic that is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6.p.m. In Burney, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6.pm at the Circle of Friends office on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use. There is also a music room and a small gym area with workout equipment.

Ms. Callahan said, “I am looking forward to getting to  know everyone and developing new ideas.”

If you would like more information, or if you would like to volunteer or donate supplies call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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Hill Country Clinic seeking Youth Program Coordinator for Intermountain Teen Center

As the school year begins, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center is looking for a new Youth Program Coordinator to help organize and oversee activities for teens in the Intermountain area.

The Center is looking for an emotionally mature person at least 24 years of age with a warm, engaging personality who has experience working with teens and young adults. An AA degree is preferred. A class C drivers license is required.

This is a half-time position that would require less that 30 hours a week working afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. Compensation will depend on experience.

Youth Program Coordinator would help plan and implement after-school activities at Intermountain Teen Center locations in Burney and Round Mountain including group activities, movie nights, dances, games, health classes, and sports.

The coordinator would also be responsible for organizing at least one special activity a month and two overnight trips a year.  Monthly activities could include hikes, museum field trips, community events, or concerts. Overnight trips would involve camping, rafting, college field trips, and other worthwhile activities.

The Youth Program coordinator will work with and under the supervision of the Discovery/Recovery Coach of the Behavioral Health Department at Hill Country Health and Wellness Center.

If you would like to apply, please email your resume, salary requirements and references to  hr@hillcountryclinic.org or fax to (530) 337-5754 and visit http://www.hillcountryclinic.org.

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An interview with Kaylynn Harper, Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Youth Center

The Intermountain Teen Center hosts programs and activities for teens in two locations, Round Mountain and Burney. Kaylynn Harper is the Teen Center Program Coordinator. In the first video, she gives a brief history of the Intermountain Teen Center, a description of their activities, and shares her vision for the role the teen center can play in the communities of Burney, Round Mountain, and Montgomery Creek.

In a second short video, Ms. Harper provides a brief tour of the Burney branch of the Intermountain  Teen Center.

If you would like more information or would like to support or become involved with the activities of the teen center, you can contact Ms. Harper via Email at kharper@hillcountryclinic.org

 

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Intermountain Teen Center guest speakers at Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River

At the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River on Thursday December 10, two guest speakers from the Intermountain Teen Center, Jedediah Smith and Kaylynn Harper gave an informative PowerPoint presentation of the center’s history, work and goals.

The meeting was attended by 34 Rotary Club members and guests.  After a quick run through of club business and a presentation by a member of the Burney High School Cross Country team, Rotary Club President Bob Jehn introduced the guest speakers.

Rotary President Bob Jehn with Jedediah Smith and Kaylynn Harper

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. Jedediah Smith is the Youth Program Manager and Kaylynn Harper is the Teen Center Program Coordinator.

The afterschool drop-in program works in two locations. In Round Mountain, there is a center behind Hill Country Clinic that is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6.p.m. In Burney, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6.pm at the Circle of Friends office on the corner of Main and Tamarack. Chelsea Sabin assists Ms. Harper at the center in Burney.

While Ms. Harper coordinates the programs and activities at the two centers,  Mr. Smith works one-on-one with at-risk teens and their families to provide counseling and other services.

Kaylynn Harper and Jedediah Smith Speaking at the Rotary Center

Kaylynn Harper and Jedediah Smith Speaking at the Rotary Center

The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use.

Air hockey table at teen center in Burney Photo courtesy of Intermountain Teen Center

Air hockey table at teen center in Burney Photo courtesy of Intermountain Teen Center

The Center is also the launching pad for trips throughout the area. Ms. Harper showed several photos of past trips. The first was a day rafting trip on the Sacramento River.

Rafting trip Photo courtesy of Intermountain Teen Center

Another was a camping trip to Lassen Park with a hike to the top.

Lassen Trip Photo by Jedediah Smith

Lassen Trip photo by Jedediah Smith

Before the weather got cold, a group from the teen center also enjoyed a trip to Potem Falls

Trip to Potem Falls Photo courtesy of Intermountain Teen Center

Trip to Potem Falls Photo courtesy of Intermountain Teen Center

If you would like more information, or if you would like to volunteer or donate supplies call Kaylynn Harper or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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