Judge Rules Siskiyou County Can't Ban Water Delivery to Hmong Marijuana GrowersA federal judge has ruled Siskiyou County officials can’t stop trucks from delivering water to Hmong farmers who are illegally growing marijuana, saying the practice raises “serious questions” about racial discrimination.
Wildfire Update: Firefighters Driving Salt Fire Toward Sacramento RiverWeary firefighters have won a hard fought battle with the Salt Fire, burning in the tinder-dry forest and chaparral brush of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, driving the wall of flames away from homes in the Fenders Ferry area and toward the Sacramento River.
UPDATE: Homes Burn In Salt Fire; Crews Battle Growing Lava, Tennant Fires Along I-5 Darlene Sherill and her husband had found a piece of paradise along the eastern shoreline of Shasta Lake. The Danville couple bought their cabin last November and filled it with home-built furniture, making it a wilderness retreat for their large family.
UPDATE: Firefighters Make Progress In Lava, Salt & Tennant Fires In Far Northern California; 60 Square Miles BurnedWildfires fueled by bone-dry brush and timber surged through Northern California forests on Friday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to flee mountain communities even as authorities prepared for a hot, crowded Fourth of July weekend that could bring the threat of new blazes.
UPDATE: Lava, Tennant Fires Grow Near Mount Shasta; Evacuation Orders Still In EffectHundreds of firefighters faced more hot and dry weather on the front lines of multiple wildfires burning out of control in Northern California on Thursday.
UPDATE: Lava Fire in Siskiyou County Grows to Over 17,500 Acres, Forces New Evacuation OrdersThe Lava Fire that has put thousands of people under evacuation orders in Siskiyou County grew substantially overnight, but firefighters had some success against the flames, authorities said Wednesday.
Lava Fire: Officers Kill Gunman Near Pot Farms In Evacuation Area; 13,000 Acres BurnedNorthern California officers shot and killed a man who pulled a gun as they tried to keep him out of a complex of marijuana farms in an area under evacuation orders as the Lava Fire threatened communities, a sheriff said.
UPDATE: Lava Fire Grows To Nearly 5,000 Acres Due To Strong WindsThe Lava Fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest jumped a highway and is now threatening the community of Lake Shastina, according to fire officials.
Body in Siskiyou County Identified as Tatiana Dugger, Woman Who Went Missing in OaklandAuthorities on April 2 confirmed that the body of a woman found by a hiker in Siskiyou County last weekend has been identified as a 19-year-old who went missing in Oakland earlier this year.
Avalanche Buries 2 Backcountry Skiers In Siskiyou County; 1 DeadTwo men were caught in an avalanche Wednesday in a remote area near Etna Summit. One died before a rescue team could reach the pair.
Driver Survives After Plunging Into River In Far Northern CaliforniaOfficials in far Northern California say a man survived for hours trapped in his upside-down car after it plunged into a frigid river.
Supertanker Deployed to California as Fires Explode Across WestFirefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across California and several western states, struggling to tame blazes that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes.
Wildfire Jumps I-5, Governor Declares Emergency in Siskiyou CountyThe fire, called Klamathon, started Thursday afternoon and has forced evacuations in the small town of Hornbrook, California.
Hmong Settlers Say Siskiyou County Pot-Grow Crackdown Smells Like DiscriminationWith hundreds of illegal marijuana grow gardens pockmarking the landscape, the Siskiyou County sheriff believes there's an interstate cartel at work. But some locals say he's not on the level.
Hundreds Of Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations Sprout In Shadow Of Mount ShastaWhat's unfolding in Siskiyou County is an epic race between growers and the law to see who can get to the countless grow gardens first.