Election Update: Thin Margins, Ultra-Right Candidates Lead Some Races; 2245 Unprocessed Ballots Left

Shasta County Supervisor races In Shasta County’s District 1 Supervisor race, Kevin Crye holds a narrow lead over opponent Erin Resner. Crye has 50.24 percent and 5,267 votes, to Resner’s 49.76 percent and 5,217 votes. Meanwhile, in Shasta County’s District… Continue Reading


The Tricks & Treats of the Shasta County Far-Right Horror Show

On Nov. 8, voters in Shasta County will have the opportunity to put the final nail in the coffin of a horrific far-right extremist movement, which took over the Shasta County Board of Supervisors last February with the recall of… Continue Reading


Who Are Those Guys? A Closer Look at the Shasta Freedom Coalition

In the classic Hollywood Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the titular characters played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford are followed by a six-rider posse after their second train robbery. For the rest of the film, the lawmen… Continue Reading


Supervisor Delivers Abortion Speech During Board Meeting: ‘California will be the death capital of the world.’

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors has as much jurisdiction over federal and state abortion decisions as it has over the DMV, FBI, CIA or PTA. And District 5 Supervisor Les Baugh knows it. But guess what? Baugh doesn’t give… Continue Reading


Transparency and the Shasta County Supervisor: A Comparison of Disclosures

Editor’s note: New information has been added re Baron Browning, below. Transparency. The word has been on almost every candidate’s lips this midterm campaign season; a valorous but vague pledge to get to the bottom of things and root out… Continue Reading


Letter to the Editor from Recalled Supervisor Leonard Moty: ‘Wake up, Shasta County!’

Shasta County government is being destroyed from within by District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones, District 5 Supervisor Les Baugh, and their sidekick. And if the non-voting moderate majority doesn’t wake up soon, it will be too late, and they’ll deserve… Continue Reading