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December 8, 2022

Letters & Shout-outs

Letter: Prather, Hammer, and Ratcliffe slate needed for SLVWD’s future

Nature Friendly: Fred McPherson: ‘The river is my teacher’

When I think of autumn, I think of how the gold leaves of the sycamores and the big leaf maples illumine the forest and the river. And when I think of the river, I think of what Fred McPherson, local naturalist and videographer, has always said; “The river is my teacher.”

Pump track officially opens in Scotts Valley

Community members, city leaders, and cycling enthusiasts flocked to Skypark in Scotts Valley last Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the long-anticipated mountain bike and BMX pump track.

Your Health: Health care preparedness makes Ebola epidemic unlikely in U.S.

There has been one confirmed case of Ebola virus infection in the United States where a man traveled from Liberia in Africa, to Dallas, Tex. to visit relatives.


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Valley People: Scotts Valley teens receive Eagle Scout honors

A duo of Scotts Valley teens from Troop 614 were recently honored with Scouting’s highest award, the Eagle Scout. Justas Venancio Rodarte and Matthew Norman Robinson were honored by their troop and families at a Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony, which was held at the Salvation Army Camp Redwood Glen on Aug. 24. There they received proclamations from the Mayor of Scotts Valley and special recognition from the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Let’s Go Fishin’: Salmon surviving in warm ocean and river waters

With many opposing obstacles — including warm ocean water, lack of rain, and low river flows — the return of chinook salmon looks promising.

Letters & Shout-outs

Shout-out: Bravo to Felton Veterinary Hospital for exceptional care

Safe paths in Scotts Valley nearing completion

A pair of projects designed to improve pedestrian safety in north Scotts Valley are nearing completion.

Cougar cross country runners strong at Stanford Invitational

The San Lorenzo Valley High School boys and girls cross country team headed to the annual Stanford Invitational meet in Palo Alto last weekend to compete with 37 other California schools.


Giving Tuesday

Boulder Creek Nonprofit Reaps ‘Giving Tuesday’ Benefits With Fundraiser

Efforts to help homeless people in the North County got a boost this week when a Santa Cruz bar held a Giving Tuesday fundraiser...