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Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Fest & Big Trees Scottish Games

Felton’s Final Fanfare to Summer Festivals By Julie Horner Amber hues and a tinge of wood smoke suffuse the final local music festivals of summer as Roaring Camp welcomes the annual Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival and Big Trees Scottish Festival and Highland Games to The Meadow. Hundreds of music lovers, families, and followers of

Valley Women’s Club Annual River and Road Cleanup

The 31st Annual SLV River & Road Clean-up, organized by The Valley Women’s Club (www.valleywomensclub.org), takes place in Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, and Felton on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lompico Community Center holds their annual Cleanup the same morning from 9:00 am to noon. The VWC and Lompico coordinate the

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

Local Friends of the Eclipse Awed – Even Through the Fog   By Nick Herbert   The much-awaited all-USA total eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017 sent many residents of Boulder Creek to Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming to abide in the path of totality for two glorious minutes – a nationwide personal pilgrimage

The Price of Functioning Infrastructure

 By Chris Finnie  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, was reported to have said in a speech, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” I’m going to lump fees in with that—in this case, water fees.   In recent decades,

SLV Water District Updates

SLV Water District Announces Watershed Education Grants Grant Program Supports Districts Healthy Watershed Focus   BOULDER CREEK, CA – The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) announced it has awarded seven grants totaling $17,500 to local organizations as part of its Education Grant Program. The mission of the Education Grant Program is to provide funding

What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?

What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?   By Chris Finnie If you’re like me, you might have noticed some local media—social, print, and radio—accusing the San Lorenzo Valley Water District of a wide range of misconduct. But I’ve been a customer for 22 years now. I’ve found the staff to be polite and helpful, the

Horse Balm and Hard Work 

Boulder Creek Neighbors social network founded by an old-school cowboy with community at heart.   By Julie Horner   Kevin Foster and his rodeo buddy, Billy Ray Coffey, stood tall and lean in front of Jenna Sue’s, chiseled, well-tanned faces shaded by crisp cowboy hats. Both men seemed naturally compelled to greet passersby – with

Do You Know the Way to San Jose…and Back Again? 

How social media saved our skins during winter storms. By Chris Finnie Throughout  this year’s winter storms, websites and social media have played a big part in keeping mountain residents informed about what roads were open. During the height of the onslaught, the ever-changing road conditions meant that people made it to work, school, and

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