Quick Tips For The Heat Wave in Siskiyou County

Yreka – Siskiyou County has been hot for many days now. Extended days of extreme heat have caused heat related illness to many frail, elderly, and homebound in the State of California. Dr. David Herfindahl is following the Governor’s directive to inform residents of risk of extreme heat exposure. This notice is to help you recognize if you or somebody you see is becoming too hot and becoming ill. The following ideas may help you cool down.

  • Use your air conditioner if you are too hot, or spend time in an air-conditioned location such as a store or library.
  • Run portable electric fans in your room to move the air if the room temperature is under 90 degrees.
  • Take a cool bath or shower and then stand in the breeze from your fan.
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Eat light, cool, easy to digest foods such as fruit or salads.
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored clothes. Wear a hat with a brim to shade your face if you must be in the sun.
  • Check on your friend to make sure they are OK.
  • If somebody becomes confused, stops sweating or seems ill call 911.
  • Don’t drink alcohol.
  • Walk slowly and take rest break in the shade if you must go outside. Carry some water to drink with you.

Reduce Exposure to Areas with Smoke

July 28, 2006 – Yreka – Siskiyou County Public Health Officer, David J. Herfindahl, M.D. advises residents throughout Siskiyou County to be aware that air quality may be extremely poor in many areas due to severe smoke. In areas with visibility less than 2 miles, residents are advised to remain indoors and refrain from physical exertion. Residents with lung or heart disease, and the elderly are advised to leave areas where levels of particulate matter are high. The attached index will assist in assessing the air quality based on the visibility in your area.

To assess visibility:

Face away from the sun.

Determine visibility range by looking for targets that are at known distances (miles).

The visible range is the point where even high-contrast objects disappear.

After determining visibility in miles use the Wildfire Smoke Visibility Index (linked below) to assess air quality.

Wildfire Smoke Visibility Index

Happy Camp Cub Scouts Race in Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Race

Saturday the Cub Scouts of Happy Camp had their Pinewood Derby Eleven boys had made racecars and came out for the event.

Louis Tiraterra, Webelos Den Leader, and his dad, Louis Sr. were there to help Cub Master Dan Bushy set up and get the track in working order early. They checked it out and Dan and Louis enjoyed trying it out as much as the boys did later.

When the Cub Scouts and their families arrived for the opening, after the pledge and a song the races began. The kids were so wide-eyed watching their cars race down the thirty-foot track powered by gravity.

Greg McDonald, Duane Armbruster and Josh Hambrick were the Judges to make sure which car arrived at the finish line first. First place was the car made by Carl Mayton, who is a Tiger. Second place was Silas Silas Yamamoto is also a Tiger Cub Scout in the first grade. Third place was Casey Tiraterra, who is in the Webelos Den.

The judges decided that the most creative was Dakota Lawrence’s car, which was a large yellow car. Best looking was Doug Elliot, which had neat paint job. It also had flames painted on it that were supposed to glow in the dark (although we didn’t look at it in the dark.) Doug and Dakota are both of our Wolf den. I

When the racing was finished and the awards presented, Louis Tiraterra was cooking hotdogs for the hungry appetites. They were all happy with their cars that had been only a block of wood and set of wheels in the beginning. The ribbons didn’t seem to be too big a deal. It’s amazing how much physics can be learned from seeing how the cars weight and shape influence the effect that the gravity has on the cars speed down the racetrack.

Thanks to the Happy Camp Lions for opening the building for the Pinewood Derby. The tiger Cubs are meeting every other Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church with Jody Lohn. The Wolf and Bear Cubs meet at the Lions Hall on Tuesdays right after school and are making birdhouses. The Webelos are preparing to go to summer camp and be promoted soon to Boy Scouts.

The next pack meeting will be last Friday in April, the 29th at 6 PM and all Scouts and their families are welcome. The Theme will be all about our Feathered Friends. Several of the boys will have earned their Bobcat badges and receive Popcorn patches for popcorn sales.

Cub Scouts Back Row: Doug Elliott (Wolf Scout- best looking) Jacob (Webelo Cub) Alex (Webelos Cub), Chauncey Lloyd (Bear) and Carl Mayton (Tiger)  Front Row: Skyler Bunnell (Bear) Dakota Lawrence (Wolf-most creative) Casey Tiraterra (Webelos- 3rd place), Silas (Tiger 2nd place) Quinn Horvath from Scott River Tiger Cub) and Webelo Cub Scout.

Honoring Our Armed Forces

Bigfoot Jamboree Princesses

Bigfoot jamboree Princesses "o538th Annual Bigfoot Jamboree

38th Annual Bigfoot Jamboree

Happy Camp has many men and women who have served in some branch of the U.S. military both in the past and the present. Thank you all for your time and dedication to serving our country. The 2005 parade is dedicated to ALL OF YOU!

Tracy Burcell thanked everyone who has helped or participated in the planning of this years Bigfoot Jamboree. She especially wanted to thank the Coordinating Council members who worked so hard to put together the Jamboree. The Happy Camp Coordinating Council was Tracy Burcell, President, Leonie Jacobsen, 1st Vice President, Janet Burcell, 2nd Vice President and Secretary, Donna McCulley, Treasurer & Secretary, Kenny Jacobsen, and Sara Spence, Associate Members.

Robert & Norma Seaman were 2005 Bigfoot jamboree Parade Grand Marshalls.

The Coordinating Council sponsored a fundraiser for purchasing a bullet proof vest for our Siskiyou County K-0 Deputies. On sunday, September 4th during the Bifgoot Jamboree, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department will have Sheriff Rick Riggins and several Deputy Sheriffs squaring off in a donut eating contest to help promote the fundraiser.

Donations towards the purchase of bullet proof vests for K-9 Deputies (the four legged ones) could contact the Happy Camp Coordinating Council. There were also opportunities to contribute at the donut eating contest (Won by Gabe Garrison!!) folloed by a K-9 Dog Demonstration. A large donation was forwarded to the Sheriffs Office for this purpose.

9th Reunion for Karuk Tribe in Happy Camp

The rain mostly held off for the Reunion although it was threatening or giving sprinkles at times. The day began with those wanting to register for volleyball and horseshoe games getting there early.

After Alvis Johnson opened in prayer, there was a song by the Vice Chairman of the tribe Leaf Hillman. Chairman Arch Super welcomed all to the 9th annual Karuk Reunion. In the past it has been held in the fall but this year it was moved to June to accommodate those who want to travel to Happy Camp for vacation when the kids are out of school. There were well over three hundred there with some coming from a distance.

Elders who are eighty-five years of age and older were all honored. Then Lucille Albers, Charron Davey Davis, Margaret Vera Houston, Lafayette Robert Jerry Sr. Violet Ruth Super, Nancy Lee Super, Charles Robert Thom and Anthony Joe Jerry Sr. were all recognized as Karuk full bloods. There were sixteen at one of the first Karuk reunions but they are passing away. The Karuk Tribe is honoring and desiring of preserving their wisdom and knowledge.

Volley Ball games and the Texas Hold’um Poker tournaments began. Never did find out about Texas Hold’um. There was also a “Make and Take Activity” room for children at the TERO office. There was a “Language Jeopardy Game.” Sue was also telling stories in Karuk to the youngsters. Craig Tucker was scheduled to do a presentation on the Department of Natural Resources. Julian Lang presented songs from the Center of the World.

Dinner was traditional fish and acorn soup with pork barbecue ribs; bake potatoes, beans salad and dessert. At the River park the evening dance was with the live band, “Taxi.”

Florrine Super and Carrie Davis were Co-coordinator of the event and gave a special thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this years reunion. Sara Spence did a great job as Vendor Booth co-coordinator. The booth that was the most fun was cutouts for men, women, boys and girls where they could place face and hands through holes and look traditional, holding basket weaving supplies or drum or tomahawk. Myrna painted the plywood pictures with Michael Thom’s assistance. Sara Spence, Ellen Johnson and others helped in printing out the photos.

Other booths had food. The High School Indian Club served hamburgers and hotdogs. Indian Taco’s were available also. There was a unique old blue bus whose occupant was selling beautifully tie dyed shirts and things.

Many of the booths were very informative. Each of the departments of Karuk tribal government had booths. The health exhibits were especially informative and helpful. Everyone there seemed to be having a good time. It was a good opportunity for those from a distance to visit the People’s Center Museum and gift shop also.

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