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The 300-Mile Run4Salmon stops in Redding for a Night of Film and Music

Press release from Winnemem Wintu Tribe:

The Run4Salmon, a prayerful journey tracing the historical spawning path of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s salmon, will stop in Redding Sept. 19 for a night of music and film to inspire the community to protect the salmon, the waters and indigenous lifeways.

The Run4Salmon Redding concert will be 6-9  p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Redding Vets Hall, 1605 Yuba St. The evening will include a special screening of the documentary Salmon Will Run about last year’s Run4Salmon as well as musical performances by Raye Zaragona, Hawane Rios, Goodshield Aguilar,, Stewie G, and Audiopharmacy’s Desirae Harp. There will also be a speaking presentation by Winnemem Wintu Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk, who is leading the tribe’s groundbreaking efforts to bring home the McCloud River salmon currently thriving in New Zealand.

Concert tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. There will be merchandise for sale. Tickets and more information are available at Run4Salmon.org.

The 2017 Run4Salmon began Sept. 9 when the Winnemem Wintu and hundreds of supporters departed from the Ohlone village of Sogorea Te in Vallejo to make the historical journey the salmon once took. Over 14 days, Run4Salmon participants will walk, bike, run, paddle and ride horses 300 miles up the Sacramento River to the McCloud River near Mount Shasta for a Sept. 22 closing ceremony.

The salmon were once integral components of the Winnemem Wintu’s cultural and spiritual traditions before Shasta Dam blocked the salmon from returning to the McCloud River. The winter run salmon numbers have dwindled due to dams, water diversions, climate change and habitat destruction.

The Run4Salmon is meant to increase support for the Winnemem Wintu’s plan to return their wild salmon from New Zealand to the glacial waters above Shasta Dam by developing a swimway around the dam. Read more about the plan here: http://www.water.ca.gov/fishpassage/docs/shasta_winnemem.pdf

Follow @Run4Salmon on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for show announcements and updates.

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Invocation to Shasta County Board of Supervisors Meeting September 12, 2017

This is the invocation for the September 12, 2017 Board of Supervisors Meeting at which FOIL made its presentation for release of funds for the purchase of a new building for the Burney Library.

I think that it was quite timely and well worth heeding.

The invocation is delivered by Dr. Art Tilles of Temple Beth Israel in Redding.

 

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PG&E Improving Safety along Hat 2 Canal; Area Closed During Work

From PG&E:

BURNEY, Calif.—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is making safety improvements along a road next to the Hat 2 canal in eastern Shasta County. The area is closed to public access for about six weeks until the project is completed.

A contractor for PG&E will reshape steep bluffs alongside the canal road to reduce the chance of rock falls, slides and other hazards, which pose a safety risk and could put debris into the canal.

To safely do this work, PG&E this week closed public access to the Hat. 2 canal through about October 20.

The Hat Creek Powerhouse No. 2 Road is closed beyond the four-way intersection with Guest Ranch Road.  Due to the road closure, the public will be unable to drive or walk into the area to reach the Hat 2 canal and the northern end of Baum Lake.

Plenty of other fishing areas, such as Hat Creek, most of Baum Lake and areas near Hat Creek Powerhouse No. 1 and its forebay and canal, are still accessible and available for public use.

The Hat 2 canal provides water to generate hydroelectric power at PG&E’s Hat Creek Powerhouse No. 2.


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Nine new teachers for Fall River Joint Unified School District.

Nine new certificated teachers were introduced at the September 13 Board Meeting of the Fall River Joint Unified School district held at District Office in Burney.

New Employees – Certificated, 2017-2018

New Employees – Certificated, 2017-2018

Marissa Martin, SDC Teacher, Fall River Elementary

Melanie McDonald, English Teacher, Burney High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Sloat, Science Teacher, Fall River High

Alicia Snow, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher, Fall River Elementary

Mario Teran, Spanish Teacher, Fall River High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Villani, Mt. View Continuation High School Teacher

John Villani, Resource Teacher, Fall River High

Amber Wooden, Kindergarten Teacher, Burney Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several of the teachers are graduates of the Fall River Unified School District. About one third of the current teachers in the District are graduates of Burney or Fall River High School who have returned to serve the community they grew up in.

After two years of increased enrollment the number of students declined this year by 29 students. Enrollment for 2016-2017 was 1226 students. Enrollment this year is 1197.

This was the first School Board meeting of the year. This is goal-setting time. After introducing the teachers and conducting the Regular Meeting, the Board adjourns and holds a workshop to set goals for the year. Employees throughout the district also set goals.

The process continues for several weeks. Then the board reviews all of the goals and boils it down.

Teri Vigil, President of the Board of Trustees said, “We like to focus on four or five major goals so that we have successful year for our students.”

 

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Presentation by FOIL to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors Meeting Sept 12 2017

On September 12, eleven people spoke to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors regarding the release of funds that the County has appropriated for a new building for the Burney Library. This video shows the entire portion of the Board of Supervisors regarding the library.

Friends of the Intermountain Library (FOIL) has developed a plan for the purchase and renovation of a building on Main Street to house the library and expand library services for the intermountain Area.

Seven speakes from the Intermountain area made the trip to Redding to present the case for release of the funds. Four other speakers from the Redding area who have reviewed the plan developed by FOIL also spoke.

Afterwards the four County Supervisors who were present gave comments.

The Board then passed a motion to make the issue of funding for the Burney library an action item at a future regular meeting.

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2nd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food and Wine Fest was a wonder-filled affair

The 2nd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food and Wine Festival, Day at the Ranch, was held Saturday, September 9th from 1 pm to 8 pm at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground. The event showcased the bounty of the Intermountain Area and provided an opportunity to raise money for numerous local charities including the Intermountain Heritage Foundation, Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, the Raymond H. Berry Memorial Pool in Burney, and the Hat Creek Fire Department.

A beneficent way to spend a beautiful day

Pam Giacomini did a marvelous job organizing the event. She was there early meeting with and coordinating all of the preparations and then beginning at 1 p.m. graciously greeted the people as they came.

Pam Giacamini welcoming guests as people enjoy swimming in the pond

Ms. Giacomini said, “We held our first Hat Creek Food Fest in 2013 as a ‘thank you’ to our beef customers. We expected about 40 folks to show up, 200 did!! We were shocked and thought we were probably onto something. Then 2014 was the Eiler Fire, 2015 the Wind Fall, lots of family deaths in 2016 . So, here we are in 2017 hosting our 2nd Annual local food, wine and beer festival!

A craft fair featuring local arts and crafts began at 1 p.m. and lasted until 7:30. Vendors included Wildlife artist Chuck Gularte, Shasta Soap, Fall River Arts and Trophies, and beautiful animal hides displayed by Donner Hat Creek Ranch.

Wildlife Art by Chuck Gularte

Hides from the Donner Hat Creek Ranch

Fall River Arts and Trophies

There was live music throughout the afternoon beginning with Alex Colvin playing folk music on the Pavilion Lawn, followed by the Smokin Roaches. At 4:30 California Country began playing for the evening celebration on the Playground Stage.

The Smokin Roaches perfoming on the Paviliton lawn

There was fun for people of all ages. Young people enjoyed swimming and fishing in the pond. Pit River Casino hosted a horseshoe tournament beginning at 2 p.m. The Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River ran a Corn Hole toss that began at 3:30.

Also, four ranch tours were provided during the day to give folks a glimpse of local agriculture and explain the importance of sustainability for our local communities.

A great variety of food and beverages for all ages was available. Local brews were provided by Fall River Brewery, Alaskan Ale and Lost Coast Brewery. Local wines included Alpen Cellars, Dakaro and Churn Creek Cellars.

Churn Creek Cellars

In addition. Intermountain Fair Heritage Foundation sold beer from a truck donated for the occasion by Redding Distributing. Delicious food was served by Crumbs, JJ’s, and Anna’s Country Kitchen. Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation sold water and sodas, and Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department sold ice cream and root beer floats.

By 6:30 p.m., all of the game competitions were completed and winners were announced. The music and the fun continued however until 7:30 p.m. after which the festivities ended and everyone headed home with smiles on their faces.

Lots of volunteers, businesses and local organizations came together to make this a wonderful event. In addition to the other sponsors and participants already mentioned Palo Cedro Printing provided printing.

People relaxing as they enjoy the refreshments and music

It was a beautiful day filled with food, fun, refreshment, music, and fellowship – all to support good causes. Who could ask for more?

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Intermountain Parade 2017

I went to the Intermountain Parade in McArthur on September 3. It was a fine tribute to the spirit of the people of the Intermountain area. I admired the fine horses, riders, and the wagons. tractors, and vintage cars that reminded us of our history and heritage. It was encouraging to see the various organizations who serve the community participate. Above all, it was inspiring to see the young people from Girls Scouts, 4-H, the Interact Club, gymnastics, and others who participated in the joyful occasion.

Here are some pictures:

4H Sharing flag etiquette

American Legion Honor Guard

Grand Marshall

Blue Ribbon Award Winner

Intermountain Royalty

A family event

Happy birthday from the Girl Scouts

Intermountain Heritage Foundation

Blue Ribbon Horse

FFA

Peterson Ranch

Interact Club

More Interact Club

Rawhide Cowboys

Young Cowgirl

1957 Fire Truck

Burney 4-H

An old wagon and horses

Caballeros from Burney

Gymnasts

Here come the demolition derby cars

Lots of candy for the kids

 

 

Mustangs pulling an old freight wagon

It goes 80 mph and gets 100 miles to the gallon

A happy crew

A glimpse of the past

Shriners

Meyers Memorial

The Buckhorn

 

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