Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
Anglers drift-fish this river daily in fall and winter often in widely fluctuating weather.


The Mystery Odor, A Detective Story
Before and After
by Don Stec, AUGUST 30, 2017

I received a call from an Insurance Claim Adjuster, he said.  “Don, we have a vandalized vehicle we would like you to look at.  He explained; a smelly liquid was poured inside on the seats and carpet.  We have had the vehicle interior detailed twice and the smell keeps coming back.  We suspect there is something dead inside.  Would you...
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A Vacation Getaway
by Sharon St. George, AUGUST 29, 2017

Have you ever longed for a few days without computers, television, do-everything phones and devices? My favorite luxury getaway is one where the only sound of civilization is the distant murmur of a commercial jetliner passing overhead. And speaking of travel, the mode of transportation in the wilderness is as basic as it gets. It's called walking, and requires nothing more...
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CDFW September Calendar of Events
by CDFW, AUGUST 29, 2017

Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September, the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and watch the colony fly. Reservations are required. To register,...
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Oregon recreational anglers will again be able to fish for nearshore halibut in the Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.) seven days a week beginning Sunday, Sept. 3 until Oct. 31, or the adjusted quota is met.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) conferred with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and International Pacific Halibut Commission...
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Bag limits for hatchery summer steelhead will be reduced to one fish per day for the Grande Ronde and Imnaha Rivers when the season opens on Friday, Sept. 1. In addition, there will be no harvest allowed in the mainstem Snake River but catch-and-release will be allowed. Fishery managers decided to reduce the bag limit to correspond with the historically low...
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California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Labor Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of...
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