Missing Family Found by Search & Rescue Volunteers

  On Sunday, December, 14th, 2014 at 1958 hours, Sheran Gertsch called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, to report her son, Matthew, daughter-n-law, Jamie and grandchildren Logan and Hannin as overdue persons. Sheran said her son and his family failed… Continue Reading


Winter Weather Warning, Winter Weather Safety Tips and Sandbag Locations in Shasta County

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services would like to remind the public to be more cautious and aware when driving and traveling during severe storm warnings on north state highways, roadways and mountain areas and encourage residents to… Continue Reading


Sand Bags Available

    The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and  Shasta County Department of Public Works, with the cooperation of CALFIRE, has several locations of sand and sandbags throughout the county. The Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage citizens to use these… Continue Reading


Menu Please: History, Food and Music at the French Gulch Hotel

Compiling a list of all the owners and operators of the French Gulch Hotel would take more time and patience than Femme de Joie possesses, though possibly the Shasta Historical Society may have much of that information at their fingertips.… Continue Reading


A Shared Vision, Spanning Decades: The Redding Area’s Trail System

Back in the 1970s, the only thing resembling a “Sacramento River Trail” in Redding was an old railroad grade on the hillside between the river and some west Redding neighborhoods. Much as today, a thick layer of medium-sized rock covered… Continue Reading


Blazing the Trail: North State Riders Played an Early Role in Mountain Biking

The relative newness of mountain biking as a sport might come as a surprise to some. Thirty-plus years ago, the concept of taking a knobby-tired bicycle on dirt trails was just starting to gain ground. A lot of that ground… Continue Reading


French Gulch Raises the Roof at ‘Concert in the Gulch’

The French Gulch Hotel was clearly in the cards for Michael Smith. During the decision-making process to purchase the historic property, Michael brought his dad along for another opinion. His dad quickly recognized that Michael had been to French Gulch… Continue Reading