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October 23, 2021

Senator’s Virtual Stop-Over in Scotts Valley Received Favorably

It was a bit of a love-in when State Senator John Laird updated the Scotts Valley City Council on the goings-on in Sacramento last week. With a slew of housing, wildfire prevention and social service bills moving through the upper chamber, there’s been a lot...

Scotts Valley Increasing Access and Preservation for Glenwood Preserve

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Scotts Valley resident Katie McBurney usually likes to run along city streets. But on Wednesday, her friend D’Anna Anderson suggested she bring her dog, Fern, along to the Glenwood Open Space Preserve, to join Anderson’s canine, Ollie, on the trails. At its most recent meeting,...

Podcast: Trying to stay alive | Cover 3 Sports

https://soundcloud.com/cover3sports/season-2-episode-7-trying-to-stay-alive In this week’s episode, sports editors Emanuel Lee and Juan Reyes will recap Week 6 of the football season with some team updates and their latest Power Poll Rankings. Then they'll have John Devine join them to discuss the game of the week and bring...

Sports Roundup: SV’s Ashlyn Boothby wins at Clovis Invitational

Scotts Valley High sophomore Ashlyn Boothby outlasted 175 other runners in the Varsity Girls-Small Schools race at the 42nd ASICS Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park on Oct 9. Boothby crossed the finish line first in 17 minutes, 57 seconds in the 5-kilometer course to help...

‘Birth Happens’ Honors History of Midwifery

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Santa Cruz County has long been at the forefront of progress, both in California and the nation. Mainland surfing in the U.S. originated here (sorry, Huntington Beach), the area used to be renowned for its agriculture, and the logging industry brought lumber mills and...

Music at Siltanen Raises $15K for Local Youth Music Programs

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As Scotts Valley Kiwanis Club member Mike Rein arrived at the organization’s big fundraiser, held this year at Siltanen Park due to renovations at Skypark, he was nervous. “We were very worried because we’d never done it at Siltanen Park,” he said. “No one wants...

Interim Zayante Fire Chief Hopes to Improve Station

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Interim Zayante Fire Chief Dan Walters is a likable guy. Sitting across from him on a picnic table outside of the Zayante Fire Station, Walters is easy-going and full of pride: not for himself, but for the men and women who voluntarily serve the...

Scotts Valley Asks RTC to Fund Overpass Improvements

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The city of Scotts Valley took a step forward in renovating a key community corridor—a thoroughfare that runs above Highway 17. In a special meeting on Sept. 29, the Scotts Valley City Council voted unanimously to seek grant funds via the Santa Cruz County Regional...

Scotts Valley in Strong Position as Pandemic Ebbs

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In a shaded outdoor area behind the Scotts Valley Community Center, local officials gathered with the public for one of the first times since the start of the pandemic, as they outlined the community’s health in the “State of the City Address.” Hosted by the...

Falcons shooting for perfect year | Girls golf

During the school’s fall sports rally, Scotts Valley High junior Elana McGrew made a bold statement that the girls’ golf team was going to go undefeated this season. So far, she’s living up to her promise as the Falcons are coming off a 176-183 Santa...

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Police: Child Nearly Stolen From Grandfather’s Arms

A woman in her mid-30s is facing a felony child abduction charge after she tried to steal a toddler in Scotts Valley, authorities said. Several...