Thursday Jul 24
The Modesto Bee
Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin
Sara Borok of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said a survey of the Salmon River on Wednesday found 55 dead adult salmon and more dead juveniles than would be expected this time of year.
Marijuana raids help Yurok Indians take back their land
First, the out-of-state license plates came to the upper reaches of the Yurok Indian Reservation, followed by dump trucks of fertilizer and heavy equipment that punched roads into tribal land.
The Fresno Bee
Huge raid targets pot grows California tribal land
Tribal leaders tell the Los Angeles Times the number of grows on the reservation on far Northern California have tripled by this summer, causing creeks to run dry and water tanks to go nearly empty.
About the author: Allan Stellar is a psychiatric nurse who lives in Concow. He is the author of the Nov. 7, 2013, CN&R cover feature titled "Lassen Solitaire."
Los Angeles Times
Breaking California into six states? L.A. not sold on idea
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper presents his driver's license to Heather Ditty, elections manager for the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters, as he turns in boxes of petitions for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states.
Fishing the North Coast: Salmon bite slows off Eureka coast;...
Merced native William Ken Ziererenberg, aka "Z Berg," pictured right, landed this nice salmon near the mouth of the Klamath River last week while fishing with guide Pergish Carlson of Blue Creek Guide Service.
Los Angeles Times
'Six Californias' idea may make 2016 ballot, campaign says
Tom Knorr holds a State of Jefferson flag in Corning, Calif. The idea of forming their own state has been a topic among local secession dreamers for more than a century in the state.