The mission of the corporation is to provide access to total health care services for all people, with an emphasis on preventive care and education, and with self-care and health maintenance being the end result. This will be achieved through effective program management, fully equipped medical facilities, and by the recruitment and development of highly qualified and dedicated health care professionals willing to serve the rural populations.
Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc., (MVHC) is a not-for-profit community health center organization offering quality health and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years. We are the only primary care providers in the communities we serve and it is our goal to provide top-of-the-line comprehensive health care to our patients. We strive to recruit the best medical providers, dentists, and behavioral health specialists available and to provide them with quality staff. We believe the personal relationship between a patient and doctor is the key to quality health and dental care. It is our goal to treat all patients with the care and respect we would expect for our own families.
Dorris, Tulelake, Burney Dental Clinic
Notable locations in town include the Dorris Branch of the Siskiyou County Public Library, Dorris City Hall, Dorris Fire Department, three schools, the Siskiyou County Dorris-Tulelake Branch Courts and the Butte Valley Museum. Dorris is home to what was once the country's tallest flagpole west of the Mississippi. In 2002, a larger pole was erected in Laredo, Texas.
The Butte Valley Unified School District administers the elementary, middle and high school in Dorris. The Butte Valley High School, (Bulldogs) are members of the Evergreen League, a high school sports league whose athletic teams are members of the Northern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.
Two World War II internment camps were located near Tulelake. The Tulelake camp was an Italian and German prisoner-of-war camp to the east of town, located on Hill Road along Sheepy Ridge. Sheepy Ridge, also referred to as Gillems Bluff, is a small range adjacent to Tule Lake. The other internment camp housed nearly 18,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese alien residents and was in operation from May 1942 to March 1946. The Tule Lake War Relocation Center was one of ten Japanese internment camps in the United States. It was located approximately seven miles southeast of Tulelake. Today the western portion of the camp is occupied by the townsite of Newell.
A goose and duck processing business and pillow factory in Tulelake was featured on an episode of Discovery Channel's series Dirty Jobs.
Mark Twain nicknamed his 2-year-old girl Modoc due to her tantrums and was referring to an incident in 1852 near Tule Lake where that tribe destroyed an entire wagon train
There are three schools in the Tulelake Basin Joint Unified School District, two of which are in the town of Tulelake. Newell Elementary, located in the unincorporated town of Newell, California, serves preschool through second grade. Third through sixth grades are taught at Tulelake Elementary, where the mascot is the Gosling, a reflection of area waterfowl. Tulelake High School, located in the town of Tulelake, instructs grades seven through twelve, and its mascot is the Honker, a slang term for the Canada goose.
“Beautiful and Friendly” best describes the town of Burney. Located just 50 miles northeast of Redding on Highway 299 east, Burney is nestled at the base of Burney Mountain, which is at the northern tip of the Sierra Mountain Range.
The area surrounding Burney offers a host of activities, with numerous fishing spots, campgrounds and breathtaking scenery. The roads to and from Burney lead to a variety of adventures including fishing, hunting, water skiing, swimming, kayaking, rafting, camping, hiking, site seeing, hang gliding, golfing, picnicking, winter sports, and Indian gaming.
Burney is your gateway to the Intermountain Area serving the communities of Burney, Johnson Park, Cassel, Hat Creek, Old Station, Montgomery Creek, Round Mountain and Big Bend. Burney is also one of the few full service communities in the area.
The Burney area is known for its multitude of outdoor RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES and attracts people from all over the country! With both winter and summer sports, Burney becomes the ‘ideal vacation spot’!
One of the local sights includes Burney Falls (which Teddy Roosevelt dubbed “The eighth wonder of the world”). The beautiful McArthur-Burney Falls State Park has 910 acres of forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton.
The park’s main focus is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state.