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Rants / Hayfork High School Receives Bronze Medal
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:44:08 AM »

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No offense, but I don't feel like our schools around here are anything to brag about. Has the national average really fallen so low?
I'm sure a lot of students get passed just so that the teachers don't have to deal with them another year.
I met someone recently who couldn't spell to save his life. He spelt Tuesday like Toosday. I mean, come on. Yes he did go to Trinity High.
Most people around here are not very smart at all. So to me, this says a lot about where the national average inelegance sits.

Who is this guy? He just comes in and starts clearing trees without any thought to erosion or runoff.
At least he's using organics.

An interesting point someone commented on his blog is that he doesn't bring up anything about permits, legalities, how he's dispensing it...
It's like he just came in and started growing 1,000 plants. If this is the case, this is not ok.

Just a reminder, the deadline for all Fair exhibit entry forms is Friday July 21. See below for all exhibit receiving and judging deadlines. "So Much to Share at the County Fair"!

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Agent Orange was a powerful mixture of chemical defoliants used by U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops, as well as crops that might be used to feed them. The U.S. program of defoliation, codenamed Operation Ranch Hand, sprayed more than 19 million gallons of herbicides over 4.5 million acres of land in Vietnam from 1961 to 1972. Agent Orange, which contained the chemical dioxin, was the most commonly used of the herbicide mixtures, and the most effective. It was later revealed to cause serious health issues–including tumors, birth defects, rashes, psychological symptoms and cancer–among returning U.S. servicemen and their families as well as among the Vietnamese population.

The most commonly used, and most effective, mixture of herbicides used was Agent Orange, named for the orange stripe painted on the 55-gallon drums in which the mixture was stored. It was one of several “Rainbow Herbicides” used, along with Agents White, Purple, Pink, Green and Blue. U.S. planes sprayed some 11 million to 13 million gallons of Agent Orange in Vietnam between January 1965 and April 1970. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Agent Orange contained “minute traces” of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), more commonly known as dioxin. Through studies done on laboratory animals, dioxin has been shown to be highly toxic even in minute doses; human exposure to the chemical could be associated with serious health issues such as muscular dysfunction, inflammation, birth defects, nervous system disorders and even the development of various cancers.

Agent Orange: Veteran Health Issues and Legal Battle

Questions regarding Agent Orange arose in the United States after an increasing number of returning Vietnam veterans and their families began to report a range of afflictions, including rashes and other skin irritations, miscarriages, psychological symptoms, Type-2 diabetes, birth defects in children and cancers such as Hodgkin’s disease, prostate cancer and leukemia.

In 1979, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 2.4 million veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during their service in Vietnam. Five years later, in an out-of-court-settlement, seven large chemical companies that manufactured the herbicide agreed to pay $180 million in compensation to the veterans or their next of kin. Various challenges to the settlement followed, including lawsuits filed by some 300 veterans, before the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed it in 1988. By that time, the settlement had risen to some $240 million including interest. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Agent Orange Act, which mandated that some diseases associated with defoliants (including non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, soft tissue sarcomas and chloracne) be treated as the result of wartime service and helped codify the VA’s response to veterans with conditions related to their exposure to Agent Orange.

wow... All this sounds really familiar to many of the things happening today. If you think the people puling all the strings need our permission...

Ooh yeah baby!

Calendar Events / Re: Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival
« on: June 25, 2015, 01:27:07 PM »
Where are the music festivals held?

Trails, Hiking, and Offroading / Boulder Lake Trail
« on: July 21, 2014, 07:51:07 AM »
Getting there:
In downtown Weaverville, drive north on Highway 3 for 40 miles. About 0.25 miles south of Coffee Creek, turn left onto Forest Road 37N52. Proceed on this road for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto 37N53 and continue 7.5 miles to the trailhead.

Trails, Hiking, and Offroading / Granite Peak Trail
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:04:56 AM »
Getting There:
From Weaverville drive north on Highway 3 to the signed turnoff for the Stoney Ridge trailhead. The turnoff is shortly after the Stoney Ridge trailhead turnoff. Follow the dirt road to the trailhead.


Trails, Hiking, and Offroading / East Weaver Lake Trail
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:59:18 AM »
The trailhead for Monument Peak is located near the summit of Weaver Bally, a prominent peak high above Weaverville. From Weaverville, drive west on Highway 299. Just before the end of town, turn veer right off the highway onto Black Bear Road. The pavement quickly disappears and Black Bear eventually becomes a lesser road that splits off the main route. The main road becomes Weaver Bally Road. There are signs pointing the way to Weaver Bally and stating the distance one must go. After 9 miles the road terminates at a US Forest Service lookout tower, although the road is gated just before the tower. The trailhead is about a quarter miles before the gate. The trailhead sign has been knocked over and propped up against a tree so the trailhead may be heard to spot. Look for a yellow wilderness sign nailed to a tree to mark the trailhead. The trail is easy to follow.


Trails, Hiking, and Offroading / East Boulder Lake Loop
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:52:36 AM »
Getting There:
From Callahan on Highway 3, drive west on South Fork Road to the junction Forest Road 40N17. Continue on 40N17 (sometimes called McKeen Road) to the McKeen Divide. Go south on Forest Road 39N63 and follow this road to the East Boulder Lake trailhead, a total of 9 miles from Callahan.


Trails, Hiking, and Offroading / Caribou Lake Trail
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:38:10 AM »
Getting there:
From Highway 299 in downtown Weaverville, drive north on Highway 3. After 37 miles, turn left onto Coffee Creek Road. Proceed through the small community and continue for 18 miles to the Big Flat Campground. The road is dirt once you pass through Coffee Creek, but it is suitable for low clearance vehicles. Cars should, nonetheless, exercise caution. The trailhead is near the entrance to the campground. If coming from Oregon, exit Interstate 5 at the junction with Highway 3 in Yreka and continue south to Coffee Creek.

Get more trail description and pictures at the source:

Reports of vehicle break-ins at trail heads. what bastards would do that?
Don't leave valuables in your car if you're camping. Apparently this is the new thieving trend.

Gardening and Wildlife / Re: Greywater made simple.
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:13:08 AM »
Hey that's really cool! I need to set up some greywater in my garden. Thanks for the washer machine idea!  *8)

Professional Weedeating, Blackberry and Brush Removal. Protective gear. Delicate Areas. $15/hr
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