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May 26, 2022

Female leaders Ready to Guide Scotts Valley’s 2022 Rebound

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On Tuesday, new Scotts Valley City Manager Mali LaGoe went for a tour of the library building currently undergoing a full renovation and was greeted by a familiar face. Yolande Wilburn, who just succeeded Susan Nemitz as director of Santa Cruz Public Libraries after overseeing...

Reindeer Run continues sprint toward success

Reindeer run 5k
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the pandemic has proven to be the father of reinvention. The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District (BCRPD) has long provided education, exercise, entertainment and support for local families. Since the addition of Hallie Greene as general...

Scotts Valley City Council to consider raising wastewater rates

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Scotts Valley residents could see an increase in wastewater rates as the city looks to fund improvements to its collection and treatment system. The last time the Scotts Valley City Council voted to increase wastewater rates, which currently sit at $46.49 a month for single-family...

Illegal Boulder Creek butane lab dismantled

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The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday dismantled an illegal butane honey oil lab in Boulder Creek containing more than $2 million of cannabis concentrate. Deputies found the lab inside a specially built outbuilding on the 600 block of Hartman Creek Road, according to...

Stimulus bill transforms options for state and local governments

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Richard F. Cortez, the top elected official in Hidalgo County, at the southern tip of Texas, is so full of anticipation for the federal stimulus money that is about to flow into his county that he has memorized the precise amount and happily recites...

SLV student-athletes to compete at next level

San Lorenzo Valley High signing day
FELTON—A group of San Lorenzo Valley High student-athletes will continue their athletic careers after officially signing a Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.     Seniors Cory Nounnan, Casey Crouch, Azalea Groleau and Erin Johnson all signed their letters during a ceremony that...

City officials view budget with cautious optimism, feel pressure from SVPOA

Scotts Valley Police budget
SCOTTS VALLEY—After declaring a fiscal emergency in January and facing unanticipated difficulties due to the pandemic, City of Scotts Valley officials made several budgetary decisions seeking momentary relief. They implemented a hiring freeze, reduced supplies and services and trimmed community services funding, among other...

Leaders Encourage Businesses to Apply for Covid-Relief Cash

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Though a Jan. 12 webinar about federal Covid-relief funding for local businesses was short and to the point, Scotts Valley City Councilman Randy Johnson still found time to look back on the early days of the pandemic. “Does anyone remember spraying the mail that came...

The dog days of summer are here

The Mountain Gardener
They’re called the dog days of summer. You know, those sultry days with the hottest summer temperatures. The name “dog star” comes from the ancient Egyptians who called Sirius, the Dog Star, after their god, Osiris. His head in pictograms resembles that of a...

Students Rally to Buy New Wheelchair for Beloved Drama Teacher

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Holiday gifts come in all shapes and sizes, but the best ones come from the heart.  Just ask Kendra Kannegaard, 27, a former Scotts Valley High School student who loved theater. She has since become the school’s English and drama teacher, and theater juggernaut.  Kannegaard...

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Redwood Mountain Faire returns to Roaring Camp

Hallie Greene knows what it takes to bring a community together. From her work as the district manager of the Boulder Creek Recreation and...