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April 26, 2017

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

News

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

Fantastic Figures Await at the New Felton Library 

  Art Installation Heralds the Coming of the Library   By Felton Library Friends   The Felton Library Festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, will feature an art installation of “Fantastic Figures” on the new library site just down Gushee street next to the Post Office. The

From Santa Cruz to Somewhere New 

    AmeriCorps NCCC Team Silver 3 member shares her San Lorenzo Valley Restoration Program experience.   By Kelsey Stoneberger Hometown, Harper’s Ferry, WV.   When Coast Redwoods sprouting up into the shape of giants greeted me as I drove into Santa Cruz on the first day, I could feel this overwhelming sense of comfort

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Bear Creek Country Club – All Eyes on the Prize

Bear Creek Country Club – All Eyes on the Prize BCRPD opens newly acquired Bear Creek Country Club for KBCZ 90.1 Radio fundraiser   The first opportunity for the public to enjoy the reopening of Bear Creek Country Club, a recent acquisition by the Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District, is on Saturday, April 22

Columns

History- Love Creek Water Elevator

By Lisa Robinson In 1901, John Armstrong of Santa Cruz patented an automatic water-elevator. The device used a small amount of water with considerable fall, to move a portion of that water to a higher elevation. A tower would be erected in a gulch where the top of the tower would be around five feet

Ridgetop Rants

  By Stephen Carl, Morning Nightcap News The Pews Have Been Filling Up at The First Church of Carlin Lately 50% of the country makes less than $30,000 a year. Over 60% of the country is one major vehicle repair away from missing bills, rent, or food. And they don’t have a political party that represents

Healthy Tidbits

The Skinny on Cholesterol By Marcey Klein BS, CNC What is it? Cholesterol is a fat found in your brain, liver, and many cells in the body. It is converted by enzymes to steroid hormones (which consist of stress and sex hormones), vitamin D, and bile salts. Cholesterol is a component of our cell membranes,

Astrology – May 2017 Horoscope 

  By Mr. Astrology  Claudius Ptolemy was an astronomer and mathematician who practiced in Alexandria during the 2nd century. In many fields of learning his ideas represent the pinnacle of classical science. In his first major work, the Almagest (meaning “the greatest”), Ptolemy details the geocentric theory of the movements of the sun, moon, and

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

By Adam Andrus After months of grueling work scouring the internet, the newspaper, magazines, visiting countless open houses, you finally found it: The home of your dreams. As you relish the thought of finally settling down and begin dreaming of how you’re going to decorate, the thought zips through your mind, “I hope the property