Siskiyou County

Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests of suspects involved in the death of a man whose body was found in a ravine in April in Siskiyou County. The body of 31-year-old Spencer Richard Hodgson was recovered April 8th near Yreka Walker Road in the vicinity of Klamath River, northwest of Yreka.


An autopsy determined he had been shot. The coroner’s office has labeled the death a homicide. Hodgson, who lived in the area had ties to Santa Cruz. Hodgson’s pickup truck and dog were located by authorities. The dog was returned to Hodgson’s family.

Shasta Regional Community Foundation


Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity serving the people of Shasta and Siskiyou counties. Established in 2000 by a group of dedicated community volunteers, the Community Foundation helps people achieve their charitable goals. In partnership with their generous donors they are building resources that will serve the community now and in the future. Click here for more information.

Tech Advisor

Authorities detained a 22 year old Northern California man after he allegedly praised recent mass shooters on social media in a post described as incendiary and called for a similar attack locally.

The 22-year-old McCloud man was taken into custody and placed on a three day psychiatric hold after leaving a message on the social media site Snapchat officials interpreted as a potential threat.

Siskiyou Opportunity Center

The mission of the Siskiyou Opportunity Center is to provide support services that assist individuals with disabilities to obtain an earned income, function independently, and maximize their highest level of vocational potential.

Crystal Geyser Mt. Shasta

The legal struggle over Crystal Geyser’s Mt Shasta Plant continues.


Critics have filed suit against Siskiyou County, accusing it of bungling environmental reports associated with plans to revive a defunct bottling plant in Mt Shasta. 

The Siskiyou Land Trust is a community based non-profit organization that strives to protect open space, ranch and farmlands, forest and wetlands, natural resources, scenic viewsheds and wildlife habitat in beautiful Siskiyou County.

Firefighters streamed into the Trinity Alps throughout the day Thursday, joining the battle against the large Gap Fire in Siskiyou County. Authorities, who have been fighting the growing conflagration since Saturday, estimate that it is 10 percent contained.

More than 1,800 firefighters have been deployed. The fire’s cause remains unknown and under investigation. The fire has burned through more than 18,000 acres. Officials say the fire is particularly tenacious as it is burning through an area where fires have been successfully suppressed for many years.

Despite the efforts of more than 1,500 firefighters, the Gap Fire continues growing in a remote part of Siskiyou County.

The blaze, first reported Saturday, now exceeds 17,000 acres and is 8 percent contained. Officials with the US Forest service say, strong erratic winds, heavy fuel loads and drought conditions have set the stage for a difficult battle.

Wildfire Updates: Santos Fire, Grade Fire

Aug 29, 2016
Chico FD

In Butte County, the Santos Fire burning south of Forest Ranch is now 70 percent contained. The 89-acre fire erupted Friday afternoon. It shut down Highway 32 and caused evacuations in Upper Bidwell Park. Currently all evacuations have been lifted. Highway 32 is now open to one-lane traffic.

Photo used courtesy of National Park Service

Native peoples called the high Modoc Plateau area "the smiles of God," a strangely fitting name for this lonely remnant of the Old West. One good reason to visit the remote Modoc Plateau is to study now obscure California history. The lava caves and craggy volcanic outcroppings at Lava Beds National Monument enabled charismatic “Captain Jack” and his Modoc band to hold out against hundreds of U.S. Army troops, with superior arms, for more than three months before being starved into defeat in 1873.