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June 23, 2024

Datebook: Upcoming and ongoing events

Spotlight: Discover ‘The Missing Arm of William Waddell’

Off Hours: Cleaning up our act for nature’s sake

Driving through northern Canada and Alaska some years ago, I was struck by the amount of litter and trash I encountered. The striking terrain and natural beauty all around made such clueless disregard seem particularly onerous.

Spotlight: Bigfoot conference in Felton

The Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton will host its third annual conference Saturday, Oct. 17.

Your Health: Safety and the H1N1 vaccine

There’s an abundance of hype in the media these days concerning the safety and necessity of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

Nature Friendly: When nature’s lightning strikes

Although many of us have shared a nature walk together this year, I am sometimes uncomfortable with the term “nature walk.” To really behold nature, one must sit quietly, still the mind, and listen and wait. Then, nature will reveal its humorous and tragic life to you.

The Mountain Gardener: The sooner you treat SOD, the better

Recent rainfall might have you thinking that El Niño conditions are indeed strengthening — as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has predicted — and that this will be a wet winter. California does not always see an increase in precipitation during El Niño years, but we can always hope and be prepared.

The Straight Dope: New devices in the battle against drunken driving

Roughly the population of Scotts Valley is killed by drunken driving each year nationwide.

The Mountain Gardener: It’s OK to be shady

Many of us garden in the shade year-round. Others have sun in the summer, but shade from fall through spring, as the sun’s arc becomes lower in the southern sky. Here are some encouraging tips if this describes your garden.

Let’s Go Fishin’: Fall fishing remains fair in local waters

The weather has been mild, and fishing continues to be fair for both freshwater and saltwater fish. The ocean has drawn most of the local interest, with albacore, halibut and rockfish. Freshwater spots are producing some action on bass and sunfish.

Spotlight: Valley disaster talk on tap

Take a tour through the history of natural disasters that have shaped the San Lorenzo Valley.


News Briefs

News Briefs | Published June 21, 2024

Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade route extended this year Scotts Valley Police Department has announced the annual Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and...