Sheriff Questions Cause of Round Mountain Husband’s Death

On 07/25/2011, Monday, at 2117 hours (9:17 p.m.), a female reported to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office regarding the possible suicide of her husband. The female stated she had been in an altercation with her husband just prior to hearing gunshots … Continue Reading


Literary Minds Online Book Club: ‘Breaking the Silence’

Welcome to the third week of’s Literary Minds Online Book Club, a partnership with Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, in honor of Mental Health Month. I hope you visited our first week’s meeting in my virtual living room,… Continue Reading


An Honest Dialogue About Suicide in Shasta County

Statistics show that 50 percent more people die by suicide each year in the United States than by homicide. In Shasta County, the suicide rate is twice as high as the state average. When you add in the fact that… Continue Reading


Lassen Openings and Whiskeytown Closures

I’m clearing out my inbox while waiting for the next World Cup game to begin. For me, soccer is akin to speed skating, gymnastics and diving. They’re all sports to which I pay very close attention for a short period… Continue Reading