Carl ‘Scotty’ Shropshire Found Dead in Home

Carl 'Scotty' Shropshire Found Dead in Home

Homicide Detectives Now Say ‘No Struggle’ but ‘Suspicious Circumstances’

By Gary Meyer

A body found in the home of Carl J. and Martha P. Shropshire on Sunday, Nov. 22 was identified Monday as that of …



This note from Jukka (pronounced ‘yooka’) Hellsten’s family was deeply appreciated by our staff, which worked to tell a difficult story well.

November 23, 2009 Dear Editor:

The Hellsten family would like to express our …

Breaking News: State Water Project Cuts Create Alarm

State Water Project Cuts Create Alarm

California officials said on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that drought and environmental restrictions have forced them to cut planned water deliveries to irrigation districts and cities statewide to just 5 percent of their contracted allotments.

Although …

This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving we are grateful to the Mountain Community for all the kindness they show to each other through good times and tough times. This proud tom turkey, Gus, was featured last year on our …

Pine Mountain House Burns to Ground

Pine Mountain House Burns to Ground

By Patric Hedlund

At 2:55 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 the glow in the misty sky above Target and St. Anton in Pine Mountain caught the attention of Stan Enscoe of Pine Mountain Patrol.

“I …

Thanking Veterans by Providing Services

Thanking Veterans by Providing Services

It was an emotional Veteran’s Day once again at the Cody Prosser Veteran’s Memorial in Frazier Mountain Park on November 11. Simba Wiley Roberts coordinated a heartfelt tribute to our nation’s veterans. Cody Prosser’s brother, …

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Thursday, November 26 — Happy Thanksgiving

  • The Mountain Enterprise will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • *PMCPOA Clubhouse will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, …

Weather Advisory Over, Grapevine Open

Weather Advisory Over, Grapevine Open

UPDATE (Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, 6 a.m.)—About four inches of snow fell during the early morning hours Saturday from Lebec through Pine Mountain, with low temperatures in the 20s to 30s in the Mountain Communities, …

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Mountain Cat Gets Best Of Thanksgiving Turkey

“Gobble, gobble, gobble,” said the Cat, aka Cat Buckles of The Mountain Enterprise staff, as she bites off the head of a cleverly iced “turkey cookie.” A box of delicious, festive cookies and cupcakes was ...

The Case of ‘Common Denominators’

By Louis Medina

There is a proverb that says, “Don’t despise the day of small beginnings.”

This year, a small beginning was afforded me by Pine Mountain’s Center of the World Festival and Amateur Playwriting ...

Watchdogs Give Leadership Classes

The TriCounty Watchdogs is implementing a leadership class for some of the mothers who are enrolled in HeadStart with teacher Anita Anderson at Frazier Park School. The class is funded by a $5,000 grant that ...

Stuff a Stocking with a…Teacher?

Stuff a stocking with a music teacher. Or an art teacher. Or a language, acting or sculpting instructor.

Focus Central’s Naughty or Nice Stocking Stuffer Certificates are only $35. It allows your loved ones to ...