Fleeting treasures of life


Allison ByerleyI’m a baseball fan (or fanatic, some might argue), but the number one sport in the nation is football. The NFL’s preseason is over and, now, the games count. Have you met with your fantasy football league and drafted your players? Have you gotten your lucky game jersey out and washed, ready to cheer your team on and bring […]

The Golden Chain, part four

These two photographs show the Bootjack Store in the 1930s.Editor’s note: this is the fourth in a series about the Golden Chain Highway. The heart of Bootjack was the intersection of Bootjack Road and Darrah Road, and probably still is. This area was proposed as a town planning area by county planning in the 1970s General Plan which was never […]

Prediction of weather is no easy task, but it saves lives


 I’m sure I drove my family a little crazy this past weekend as I kept tabs on the hurricane near Florida. Sure, you can watch the Weather Channel a little too much. It can get tedious as it repeats and repeats the same information. That was especially true last weekend when tracking Hurricane Dorian. The monster storm decided it wasn’t […]

Political Cartoon

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Native plants thrive in area

Shasta sulfur flowers, like those shown above, are a good variety to plant in this climate. Biodiversity hot spots are regions of the world that experience extreme biological diversity and concurrently struggle under the threat of extreme habitat loss. Thirty-five locations in the world have been identified, mostly in tropical forests. These locations make up 2.3 percent of the world’s […]

A love story and walking with God


Ray Westmoreland“I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him. I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon.” Hosea 14:4-5, New King James Version Hosea, an 8th century B. C. prophet, was called by God to a strange life. […]

How the Volvo with a bike can help our local economy


 Last week, I had the “tough” task of going to a meeting — in Yosemite National Park. Yes, it’s a rough life I lead, but, you know, someone has to do it. In general, the drive into the park wasn’t too bad. As most everyone around these parts knows, going to the park in the summer is, well, not recommended. […]

Proper storage of coins vital


These cardboard flips can be utilized to help preserve coins.Storage of a coin collection is important for maintaining the condition of the coins. Improper storage can result in damage to the coins. Methods of storage vary and some can be damaging. For instance, PVC holders may leave a green residue on the coin. Damage from PVC can significantly decrease a […]

Condemned and saved


Wynter Sturtevant IIIOften, people read the Law of God, those shall and shall not type of verses, and find themselves in distress. They look at the verses and think to themselves that they cannot do all that. There are even some who would say that they can hold to all of it which is a topic that goes beyond this […]

Make a real difference! Become a member of SFC today


Trail hikes are one of the activities offered by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy and supported by its members. The SFC is welcoming new memberships. Details about how to join and support the SFC can be found in the article below, written by SFC director Bridget Fithian. Submitted photosOver the last 23 years, Sierra Foothill Conservancy has protected over 32,000 acres […]

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