Visitors exploring the Shasta-McCloud Management Unit (SMMU) may be surprised to find that there is still snow in many places. The winter of 2016-2017 was an exceptionally wet one during which the local mountains received 150% of normal precipitation, and… Continue Reading
The McConnell Foundation recently awarded $420,000 to the Mount Shasta Trail Association to help develop a multi-use trail system between the city of Mount Shasta and Mount Shasta Ski Park on Forest Service lands. “The Foundation believes that multi-use trail… Continue Reading
Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., opens Linda Vivas‘s show, “Birth~Mirth~Morph~Earth,” with a reception on Friday (Aug. 19), from 6 to 9 p.m. and a special presentation at 7:30. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.… Continue Reading
We were fortunate to have the Mt. Shasta Taiko Drummers in Redding, two years in a row, for the ArtHop anniversary in July. What a treat! I am mesmerized by them every time. I’m not just in awe of the… Continue Reading
In the alpine beauty of Northern California, at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, a cultural phenomenon has taken hold. ShastaYama — Shasta Taiko’s festival of Japanese taiko drumming, dance, and music — merges art and nature to uplift spirits and celebrate life.
Shasta Taiko will be celebrating its 26th year by presenting its 7th Annual ShastaYama Festival on Saturday, July 30th at Mount Shasta’s Shastice Park. Founding members of Shasta Taiko and the Festival, Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer, are recognized pioneering taiko leaders who are com Continue Reading
A grown-up girlfriend sleepover was arranged in November so we four friends could catch up. Our thinking was that it had been so long since we’d really, really talked that an hour or so for lunch wouldn’t leave a dent in the conversational ground we had to cover. For this, we needed… Continue Reading