Is Siskiyou Daily News Gone for Good?

In a turn of events that feels more like an eerie mystery novel than reality, there’s been some buzz going around about the Siskiyou Daily News. Rumors have been swirling that this local news staple might have shut down operations. Now, I’m all for a good gossip session, but I had to see what was up for myself.

So, I did what any curious cat would do—I reached out to Skye Kinkade, one of the names that locals have come to know through the paper. I hoped to get some clarity on the situation, maybe even debunk the whispers. But here’s where it gets weird: my email didn’t just go unnoticed; it bounced back. That’s right, a dead end in the digital realm.

Not one to be easily deterred, I headed over to their official website, siskiyoudaily.com, with the hope that I’d find a list of contacts or at least some sort of announcement. But if you’re expecting a staff directory filled with emails and extensions, you’re in for a surprise. The only thing listed is a phone number for obituary notices. Talk about irony, right?

Now, I know what you’re thinking—it’s got to be an April Fools’ joke. But folks, we’re past that point, and nothing about this feels like a prank. There’s been no peep or press release from the Siskiyou Daily News team, and the silence is as loud as a bell.

For those of us who’ve come to rely on the Siskiyou Daily for our local news fix, this is a real bummer. It’s like walking into your favorite mom-and-pop shop only to find the windows boarded up and no note on the door. You can’t help but feel a mix of concern and nostalgia.

The implications of losing a local newspaper go beyond just missing your daily read. It’s about losing a community resource, a watchdog for local government, and a storyteller for small-town triumphs and tribulations. It’s about the jobs that might be lost and the history that could fade without a scribe to record it.

So, what’s next? For now, it seems we’re in a holding pattern until someone from the inside breaks their silence. Until then, we can reminisce about the good ol’ days of flipping through actual newsprint with our morning coffee and hope that this isn’t the final headline for our beloved Siskiyou Daily News.

If anyone out there has the scoop or has managed to get in touch with the staff, drop a line in the comments. In the meantime, let’s keep our ears to the ground and our eyes peeled for any updates.

Signing off with a bit of hope and a whole lot of curiosity,

Jay A. Martin
Publisher of Siskiyou·News


  1. Shari Fiock Sandahl

    Thank you, Jay, for an exceptional article on Easter and the information about Siskiyou Daily News. Miss the community network of local voices both in paper and radio, challenging to learn what’s happing in the neighborhood and how to share locally.

  2. Mike Grifantini

    If the demise is true, it makes one wonder how the void will be filled? The Siskiyou News is one part. Will people work together to come up with quality additional alternatives?

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