Colossal avalanche reported on California mountain: Three mile wide, 60-foot deep snow debris pileGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
The Disappearance of Lauralyn Palmer: Seeking Answers in Fall River MillsK.D. LewisNewsBreak Contributor
Gone Without a Trace: The Curious Case of Davohnte Van MorganK.D. LewisNewsBreak Contributor
2 Children Die After Getting Caught in Debris of Hillside Collapse in California
The children "suffered injuries” during the fall and were pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities
Summer Closure of Burney Falls’ Main Trails Sparks Concerns and Curiosity Amid Critical $800,000 Reconstruction Project
The announcement by the California State Parks about the closure of the locally-called 8th Wonder of the World, Burney Falls, for the summer has raised many questions. The $835,000 project is set to start on April 1, as long as weather cooperates. The critical reconstruction work will likely see the popular Falls Loop Trail and Burney Creek Trail shut down into the fall season. The necessary repairs are as a result of the wear and tear on these trails and slopes from heavy foot traffic to the falls and pool areas. Over 300,000 visitors are estimated to visit the park annually.
2 businesses cited for selling tobacco to a youth decoy during operation in Shasta County
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Two businesses in Shasta County were cited for selling tobacco products to a youth decoy. On Tuesday, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency to conduct a youth decoy operation to limit sales of tobacco products to the youth.
Drought-stricken Lake Shasta, other northern California lakes in good shape after rain
Just two years removed from one of the worst droughts on record for the North State ― when wells went dry, fields turned brown and water agencies received the minimum water supply ― conditions have recovered for most of the region. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates Shasta Dam, announced Wednesday that...
UPDATE: Lawsuit alleges Shasta County's 30-year agreement with Redding Rancheria is illegal
A group called the California Land Stewardship Council is suing the Shasta County Board of Supervisors over its approval last summer of a 30-year financial agreement with the Redding Rancheria. Supervisors voted 4-1 on July 25 to enter into a contract with the Rancheria for the tribe’s proposal to relocate Win-River Resort and Casino to freeway frontage property just south of the Redding city limits. ...
The Disappearance of Lauralyn Palmer: Seeking Answers in Fall River Mills
In the tranquil town of Fall River Mills, California, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the community—a cloud cast by the mysterious disappearance of 71-year-old Lauralyn Palmer.
Better News For Shasta County
We’re grateful to be working with students from the University of Missouri School of Journalism on our 2024 reader survey. The survey is anonymous, unless you opt to share information, and will be of tremendous help to us in providing better news as a service for Shasta County. If...
'Emergency overflow valve' at Whiskeytown Lake spills for the first time in 2024
Recent heavy rains over western Shasta County pushed the level of Whiskeytown Lake so high that for the first time this year, the Glory Hole began spilling over this week. Water last flowed down into the Glory Hole in 2023 and before that in 2019. For most of the year, the 24-foot diameter concrete orifice juts up above the surface of the lake and is visible from near Whiskeytown Dam. ...
Multi-agency search was called off after gunshots were heard in Redding
REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said they called off a search after they couldn't find anyone. Action News Now was at the scene at the end of Paradise Lane off of Lake Boulevard at around 8 p.m. tonight. One neighbor told us that they heard shots...
Traffic Stop Reportedly Leads to Discovery of Narcotics Sales Operation in Shasta County; Two Arrested
Photo courtesy of the Shasta County Interagency Narcotics Task Force. What began as a simple traffic stop reportedly led to the discovery of a narcotics sales operation and the arrests of two individuals in Shasta County. According to a press release by the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force, the discovery...
Shasta County's high stakes March election, and how it could change the balance of power
Californians across the state will be turning in ballots by March 5, but many eyes are on a contentious recall election in Shasta County, one that could decide if a group of far-right politicians can maintain their control over the county. A group of Shasta County residents is attempting to...
Today the gas price is close to $4.94 in Castella as of 2024-02-23. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Shasta County's old courthouse could become post-release program center
REDDING, Calif. — Right now, when inmates are released from the Shasta County Jail, they're in essence being told "goodbye and good luck; hope we don't see you again." But, sadly, they often re-offend. However, a county supervisor says he has a plan to address recidivism. "I'm proposing a...
Rain and strong winds impacting Shasta County as well
Action News Now reporter Taylor Helmes was live in Redding to show us the weather conditions there.
Volunteers from across the state came together to train for winter rescues
The Shasta County Sheriff's Office and CAL OES Search and Rescue hosted the Winterfest even over the weekend.
New Shasta County Courthouse fully opens
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - The new Shasta County Courthouse on Tuesday will be hearing all cases, both criminal and civil. The court staff has been moving in over the last month into the new 85,000-square-foot building. Before today, they were hearing just civil cases in the building. A public dedication...
Fri 9 AM | Ashland, Arcata, Redding and more: another busy news week in JPR-land
Ashland schools get a new superintendent, Arcata considers putting a cap on part of the 101 freeway, and oh yeah: it's election time in California, with some particular items of interest in Shasta County. The news is coming fast and furious in JPR country, keeping our reporters busy on the...
March 5 election countdown: Here's information on Shasta, Siskiyou candidates and issues
Meet the candidates in any/every Shasta or Siskiyou county contested race. Shasta and Siskiyou voters will cast their ballots in the Presidential Primary Election on March 5. Races on all far North State ballots include the congressional race for California District 1, California's Proposition 1, state senate and state assembly races. There are also district supervisor races in Siskiyou and Shasta counties, including a recall election for Shasta County District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye.
Shasta County Elections: Key donors in each Supervisor race
SHASTA COUNTY — We’re continuing our dive into campaign finances in Shasta County with a look at each district supervisor race. In total, there are nine candidates vying for three open board seats. District 2, currently held by Supervisor Tim Garman:. Top 3 donors to Susanne Baremore (California...
In Shasta County, Outside Money Helps Supervisor Kevin Crye Pursue “Local Control”
Editorial Note: Our analysis of data includes monetary donations but not loans or non-monetary donations. Across Redding, signs in support of, or opposition to, the recall of Shasta County Supervisor Kevin Crye, have bloomed across the landscape. Crye faces a recall vote on March 5. Those who want him out...