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Come Celebrate Dear Mad’m Day With Us

August 10, 2011

Happy Camp is celebrating a literary pioneer from our community. Dear Mad’m Day will be Saturday with a Picnic Luncheon at 11 o’clock (for a $5 donation.) The picnic luncheon will be held in the shade of the sycamore trees on the lawn of the Klamath River Resort Inn on the Klamath River east of Happy Camp, a beautiful setting for a picnic!! Bring your folding chair or blanket for the picnic…..see further details on Community Page.

Check out the Calendar and let us know of any events your organization has planned that isn’t on the calendar, please. You can send notices to jbushy (at) happycampnews.com. Thank you for your help in sharing the events with our Klamath Neighbors!!!

Further information on the First Annual Dear Mad’m Day is on www.happycamphistory.com also.
There’s further winner’s announced for the Chilli Cookoff and the Karuk Reunion on Community page also as well as new business news.

Thank you for your encouragement and support of Happy Camp News!




Scott Valley Bank Chili Challenger

May 4, 2008

It’s that time again! The 11th annual Chili Cook off will be held Saturday, June 14th at the beautiful Happy Camp River Park under the Pavilion. As in the past, we will be preparing chili at the park, so tables will be set up at 9:30 A. M.  You can begin to cook anyting after that. Judging will start about 12:30 or as soon as all the contestants are ready.

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.

There will also be the 4th annual Salsa Contest, separately from the Chili Contest.

Contestants will be voting for the best chili and Salsa. All entries must be received by June 9th so we are able to make arrangements for prizes. Rules are available at the Happy Camp Branch of the Scott Valley Bank,  Highway 96 in Happy Camp.




Sunrise Celebration At Airport

March 16, 2008

by Judy Bushy

Easter comes early this year, March 23rd. We no sooner finish the wearing of the green for St. Patrick’s Day and it is time for Christians all over the world to Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave!

It has been a tradition in Happy Camp for the Happy Camp Bible Church, the Assembly of God and the Christian Fellowship to get together to celebrate on this one day of the year. That celebration takes place at Sunrise (7:30 AM) at the Happy Camp Airport up Airport Road. The churches share responsibilty for the music, message and prayer and a large number gather despite the chill in the air and the early hour.

Following the Sunrise Service, all are invited to take part in a potluck breakfast at the Happy Camp Elementary School where Praise music will continue in the joyous tradition.

You are invited and would be most welcome!!




41st Bigfoot Jamboree
Wild West Fun!

September 3, 2007

Sonny, motorcycle, Bigfoot Jamboree Parade, Happy CampKaruk Dance, Bigfoot Jamboree Parade, Happy Camp,

surrey, McCulley, Grand Marshall, Bigfoot Jambboree Parade, Happy CampBigfoot Jamboree Queen Parade

By Judy Bushy

What a wonderful time the Bigfoot Jamboree brings to Happy Camp. The 41st annual Bigfoot Jamboree is now a happy memory. There were so many friends and family and neighbors from near and far who came back to the Klamath River town for the big event of the year. The food was great. The music was full of variety. The games were fun. But best of all was seeing friends and neighbors that we hadn’t seen in awhile.

Kenny and Donna McCully were the Grand Marshalls and rode in the parade in a delightful surrey with fringe on the top drawn by a black beaury named Colt and driven by Ike’s wife, Erica.

Savannah Britton was crowned queen of the Bigfoot Jamboree by Alicia Derry, 2005 queen. Luise Bryant was the flower carrier and Matilda Peters carried the crown on the red velvet pillow. Samantha O’Reilly and Leeann Timbrook were princesses. Samantha was escorted by Donald O’Reilly and Leann by Kyle Eastlick. Queen Savannah was escorted by Phil Tripp. Alan Dyar was the emcee of the program. The music for the dance was provided by Justin of the “Sounds ”

Grand Prize for the parade entries went to the float by Double J and ABC Logging In the Commercial and Business Division first place was Parry’s Market, 2nd was McCulley Logging and 3rd was Happy Camp Disposal. For organizations, first place was Davis Dancers doing a Karuk Dance, 2nd place was Cub Scouts Pack #52 and 3rd place was Sheriff’s “Dare Car” driven by Deputy Nye. The other category is for individuals. The first place for individuals was to the Driskell family. The family walked together in the parade as a Memorial to “Little Miss Tuff”, a horse who became well loved by the family and who they will miss. The horse in the parade was “I’m Super Tuff One”. Kate Lyn, Rachelle, Chris, Sabrina, Glenice, Jimmy, Paul and Charlene will all miss Tuffy. 2nd place was Sunny and Angel Tello on motorcycles and 3rd place was Bigfoot for which Mike picked up the award since Bigfoot has escaped his cage and taken off to the wilds again. Seems to happen every Bigfoot Jamboree.

Thanks so much to the Happy Camp Coordinating Council for the wonderful Bigfoot Jamboree!




Happy Camp’s
Bigfoot Jamboree
Coming to Town!

August 25, 2007

by Judy Bushy

Friday night, August 31st  is the grand coronation of the Bigfoot Queen in Happy Camp. The event will take place in the River Park Pavilion at 6 PM in the evening. Following the presentation of the Queen and her court, the teen dance will begin.

Saturday will be a big day with food, crafts and other vendors all day at the park. The traditional Salmon BBQ with cook Bill Cook, will also be held.

Sunday is the “Wild West” parade at 11 o’clock beginning by the post office on Davis Road, down Highway 96 to Second Avenue where the parade turns down and over the bridge over Indian Creek. Kenny and Donna McCulley will be the Grand Marshalls of this years parade!

Come for fun and enjoy visiting with your neighbors along the banks of the wild Klamath River!




7th Annual Kids Fair Saturday!

August 20, 2007

By Judy Bushy

The 7th Annual Kids Fair was held last Saturday at the beautiful River Park in Happy Camp. There were games like Duck Duck, Goose with water balloons. Great fun for a hot day! Thanks to the CHP officers that were there, families were able to have free CHP car seats and installation. The officers kindly answered families’ questions on keeping children safe when traveling. They had video and a survey to fill out too.

Besides the games and prizes for the kids, they loved the dental booth. Vickie Waddell gave the children new toothbrushes, brushing timer, and even gum that is good for your teeth. One little gentleman must have reminded me a million times, that it was good for his teeth!! (Maybe a slight exaggeration!)

The fishing pond was one of the favorite games for the kids, and some even got big teddy bears. Sue Hillman helped children make puppets with glitter and markers and glue and all that fun stuff. There was a table to paint a hat.

There was a raffle for adults, too! Rita Manley, “Queen of the Universe” — well, I asked, so she jokingly told me I could call her that, was taking a survey on what services the Family Resrouce Center might provide to the community. Some of the suggested items were GED assistance and Seniors’ programs. They already do so many things that it is honestly difficult to think of anything not covered yet. They are always looking for ways to be of help in our isolated little town of Happy Camp.

Cliff Stockton cooked up the hotdogs for lunch. There were free hot dogs, sodas, and water which was welcome on that hot afternoon.  Sno cones were also a popular item.

There was a tortoise to talk to. His name is Barstow. And Smokey bear arrived with helpers to hand out stickers and things to the kids!

Kids books give away was from the First 4 program for preschool age children who will have a good start in school due to this boost to literacy. What a wonderful time under the shady trees in the grassy area at the right fork of the park drive. It was a pleasant afternoon to share with community members and visit with neighbors.

Thanks to Dorcas and all the sponsors and volunteers that helped make this a great day. It had to be moved from July due to the fire danger when it was initially scheduled. It ended up being a celebration that our town still stands together!

Sponsored by: HC Family Resource Center in partnership with Siskiyou First 5, Domestic Violence, CHP,Ca Office of Safety Health Childhood Injury Prevention Program, Parrys Market, Clinic Pharmacy, Pepsi Cola, SVB, Siskiyou Telephone, Crystal Geyser Bottle Water Co. & Others.




New Events Calendar!

June 5, 2007

By Linda Martin

Judy Bushy has been busy putting together a new events calendar for Happy Camp News. The new calendar is interactive and you can add events that are important to you or any community groups you belong to. You can add your birthday or your anniversary, all types of public meetings, and special events. All new additions to the events calendar will be approved by the editor before they appear in the public access calendar.

Here’s the link: Happy Camp News Events Calendar.

Please do not add yard sales or business-related events. They can be advertised in Classified Ads. We’re getting a new program to make Classified Ads interactive and easier to access. Another announcement will be posted when that feature is ready.




Dr. Mathew Johnson To Speak About His Bigfoot Sighting At The Happy Camp Bigfoot Jamboree

August 1, 2006

Dr. Matthew Johnson

What would make a well-known expert on child rearing and families admit to having seen a hairy primate on a family outing at the Oregon Caves? It is one of those experiences that people look askance at you if it’s mentioned, or ask what you’d been imbibing in at the time. But if scientific training and intellectual honesty compel him to admit his experience, what does he have to say? Dr. Mathew Johnson will be presenting his PowerPoint presentation at the pavilion of the happy Camp River Park on Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss it!




Photos From The 2006 Happy Camp River Run Motorcycle Rally

July 5, 2006

River Run Photos

Check out the newly updated River Run website!

Happy Camp River Run

The Happy Camp River Run is billed as the “World’s Sweetest Run”.

Happy Camp River Run

Bikers spend the River Run weekend visiting one another in Happy Camp’s River Park.

Happy Camp River Run

Local businesses welcome bikers during the River Run weekend, and at any other time of the year.









Klamath River Resort Inn
Klamath River Resort Inn






Indian Creek

Indian Creek, downstream from the Eddy.


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Happy Camp River Access Buck

A buck at the Happy Camp River Access.


Elk Creek Bridge

The Elk Creek Bridge.


Klamath River

Downriver, about four miles.