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Intermountain Fair Opens Thursday

For some Shasta County residents, the “county fair” is not the Shasta District Fair that occurs in Anderson every June. No, it’s the very folksy, agriculture-intensive Intermountain Fair in McArthur every Labor Day weekend. The Intermountain Fair begins its five-day… Continue Reading

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The Lowdown on Downtowns

The best downtowns are 16/6 districts — they are lively places at least 16 hours a day, 6 days a week. The worst downtowns are those that stand largely abandoned, but nearly as depressing are those that operate almost exclusively from 8 to 5 on weekdays.

Redding has an 8-to-5 downtown for the most part. Sure, there are signs of life at other times, especially just south of the mall. In general, though, the sidewalks are largely deserted by 6 o’clock. In fact, the sidewalks are pretty empty most of the time … Continue Reading

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Ring, Ring Goes the Bell

It’s been many years (I won’t reveal exactly how many) since I had to worry about finding my classroom and meeting new teachers on the first day of school. Yet, that first-day-of-school apprehension returns to me every year about this… Continue Reading

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DFG Goes Fishing For Coho Salmon Water

If there’s one thing everyone in Siskiyou County can agree on, it’s that the Department of Fish and Game is convening a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, to talk about increasing water for coho salmon in the… Continue Reading