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X-Men

photo: Don Walgamuth photo: Don Walgamuth X GAMES BOUND TODD THOMPSON DEFIES THE ODDS He’s been shifting gears since the age of 3, but Todd Thompson of Cottonwood couldn’t have envisioned then being a top contender for the X Games slated for July in Los Angeles.

Good Knight

photo: Kara Stewart photo: Kara Stewart rt A college for our community. Shasta College celebrates its 60th year educating people in the North State this fall and has a brag sheet that’s almost as long as its list of alumni.

Frozen Feast

While frozen yogurt’s popularity in the 1980s and ’90s fizzled, business owners serving cups and cones of the soft treat today say they expect to be more than a trend. National and regional franchises, as well as independent frozen yogurt stores, are opening across California, and are catering to consumers looking for healthier food options. The stores complement a healthier lifestyle choice, which is likely to help business longevity.

Falling For You

photo: Taryn Burkleo photo: Taryn Burkleo THE RUSHING WATERS OF McCLOUD FALLS At 14, Jeff Summers felt hands push him into the swimming hole below Lower Falls for the first time. He’s been going back ever since, now introducing his children to his favorite swimming place. Lower Falls on the McCloud River is at the bottom of a three-step series of waterfalls, which cascade through a forest canyon on the east side of Mount Shasta.

The Fast And The Furious

photos: Teri Ziemer photos: Teri Ziemer NATIONAL COMBINED OUTBOARD HYRDOPLANE CHAMPIONSHIPS For many, thrills are a rarity, coming usually from activities like riding a rollercoaster, hitting an exciting downhill single track or even something as simple as buying a new outfit. Going 90 miles per hour on an 11-foot modified hydroplane boat, however, is a story in a different book.

String Keys

The annual Cottonwood rodeo parade in April passed by a cheering throng while foot-stomping music strummed by pint-sized fiddlers accompanied the hootin’ and hollerin’ from the crowd. The old stagecoach stopover still enjoys the feel of an Old West town with raised walkways on either side of a wide main street. No one should be fooled, though. Along with the rich western culture permeating the area, something new has begun to rumble through town.

For The Record

photo: Courtesy of RadioStar Courtesy of RadioStar RADIOSTAR STUDIOS IN WEED Tucked in the center of the small town of Weed is a treasure within a treasure. Poised on Main Street, the façade of the Weed Palace Theater towers over its surroundings, recalling the early vaudeville acts hosted there in the 1920s and the brilliant Hollywood spectacles shown in its later years as a movie theater. The Art Deco building still retains its dart-shaped glass lights and Egyptian interior. Though the multi-screen theaters of today have silenced the projector and the popcorn smell has faded, the Palace Theater knows new life as a professional recording facility, Sylvia Massy Shivy’s RadioStar Studios.

Orchestrating Success

A cacophony of conversation floats through the auditorium before every North State Symphony concert. Dr. Kyle Wiley Pickett, music director and conductor, greets early birds from the apron with a brief overview of the production ahead. He illuminates the audience about compositions, composers, soloists and orchestral interpretations. As he exits stage left, the audience again buzzes with growing anticipation.

On the Good Ship

A bit of romance floated into the North State the other day, bringing with it a glimpse back to the time when luxury travel was as much about the journey as it was the destination.

Enjoy Exceptional Living

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