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Skye Kinkade blogs about what's happening around the Mount Shasta community and in the newsroom. A mother of four, she'll also write about the challenges of being a working mom, fun stuff to do in the area, and other odds and ends that don't fit into stories she's working on.
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By Skye Kinkade
Skye Kinkade blogs about what’s happening around the Mount Shasta community and in the newsroom. A mother of four, she’ll also write about the challenges of being a working mom, fun stuff to do in the area, and other odds and ends that don’t fit ...
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Skye Kinkade blogs about what’s happening around the Mount Shasta community and in the newsroom. A mother of four, she’ll also write about the challenges of being a working mom, fun stuff to do in the area, and other odds and ends that don’t fit into stories she’s working on. About Skye: Skye was born and raised in Mount Shasta. She has been a reporter with the Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers since September, 2008.
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This is me when I can't watch the Giants in the playoffs.
This is me when I can't watch the Giants in the playoffs.
By Skye Kinkade
Jan. 3, 2013 9:32 a.m.

For the past six years, I was a happy Directv subscriber. I had all the channels I wanted. I watched True Blood on HBO, Grey's Anatomy on ABC and the San Francisco Giants nearly every day on CSN Bay Area.

In October, I was horrified to realize I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO WATCH THE GIANTS IN THE PLAYOFFS because they'd be airing on Fox instead of CSN. And Directv was in a feud with Northwest Broadcasting, which carries Fox KMVU Medford.

Unacceptable, I thought. I called Directv. I whined. I cried. I yelled. I scared my children. I asked for an alternate channel. I submitted waivers.

I still couldn't get KMVU.

So, I did what I had to. I switched to DISH.

Since October, I've been learning to use my Hopper and Joeys. I don't love them, but you know what? I saw my team play an amazing series of playoff games in which they almost were eliminated time after time. Then I saw them kick the Tigers' butts.

I was happy.

Until last month, when I realized that Northwest is now in a dispute with DISH.

No more 49er games for us. No NFL playoffs whatsoever, actually.

Why me?

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