A RODEO COWBOY CUTS A FINE FIGURE in the image of the rugged West that Americans love to glorify. Whether of the typically slight build of a bronc or bull rider or the burly stature of a bulldogger, there’s a reason a popular brand of Western wear tagged the line “Long Live Cowboys.”
When it comes to the Klamath River Resort Inn, the late Huell Howser might have captured it best: “This looks like a postcard … it’s an absolutely spectacular setting,” said the enthusiastic, longtime host of PBS’ “California Gold” series.
If home is where the heart is, then Ally Stacher’s heart resides in the State of Jefferson. The 26-year-old professional cyclist lives in Asheville, NC, and only gets to visit a few times each year, but her connection to the area runs deep and it’s here she wants to eventually land. “My family has been in Etna for seven generations,” she says. “It’s where my roots are.”
Those hoping for success in the independent business world would do well to listen to Redding’s John Yates. Yates has been expanding and evolving his successful venture in the North State for more than 30 years.
Mount Shasta offers an incredible variety of hiking and biking experiences, from the sublime to the extreme. In the highly accessible sublime category is the seven-mile trail that circumnavigates Lake Siskiyou.
Now that we’ve finally gotten some of the glorious rain that our North State needed so desperately, we’re marching into spring.
While youngsters chase leprechauns and search for that elusive pot of gold, we can’t wait to watch Dorothy follow the yellow brick road during the Cascade Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The production marks the 10th anniversary of the Cascade’s renovation, and it involves some spectacular technical wizardry — the likes of which have never been seen before at the theater.
Pam McBroome has spent 10 years on the road selling western décor and cowgirl bling and has noticed something about the people she’s met along the way. “I just meet women everywhere and lots of them want to camp and do things,” she says.
Jeremy Johnson’s story is very simple. “I was a punk and the gym saved me from breaking into your house and going to jail.”
It’s midmorning. As the sun climbs higher in the sky warming the red clay trail beneath your feet, you begin your journey into the chaparral forest. A small grey bird flits from tree to tree and a family of three zips by on mountain bikes. Welcome to the Keswick Eastside Trails, a network of more than 25 miles of dirt single-track that provides a fun way for hikers, mountain bikers, runners and horseback riders to explore the east side of the Sacramento River between Shasta Dam and the Sacramento River Trail.
The Old Fashioned, Manhattan and Sazerac have more in common than being popular Prohibition-era cocktails that are making a comeback with the emerging craft-cocktail movement. They all include bitters as a small but significant component of their ingredients.