wattles for erosion control Fire Recovery 

Mountains of Wattles

Team of Volunteers in Boulder Creek Stuffs Their Own By Joshua David Macha My family and I have lived north of town in Boulder Creek for seven years. We love this forest and its waterways, from drinking from the creeks to swimming in the summer. These amazing natural resources are the reason we live here. One night while evacuated I… Read More
Last Chance Community Post-Fire Watershed Defense Coalition Fire Fire Recovery Local News 

Post-Fire Watershed Defense Coalition Takes Action

By Beth Prentiss with Rebekah Uccellini Kuby and Tiffany Worthington While cooler weather and rains may spell relief for some people worried about wildfires, for others they mean a race against the clock to protect our waterways from toxic ash runoff before heavy rains begin. The Post-Fire Watershed Defense Coalition has been working non-stop since the wildfires to contain the… Read More
Glogg and Pebbernodder Peppernuts Columns Food & Drink 

Glogg and Pebernodder

By Marielle Martin Traditional Scandinavian Christmas Fare  Since ancient times, Scandinavian midwinter celebrations have centered around Norse and Pagan rituals of bringing warmth, joy, and light to the community to counter the darkness and cold of the season. Once Christianity was established in the region in the 11th century those traditions began to be called Christmas, but many practices continued.  … Read More
COVID California Santa Cruz County Coronavirus Local News 

County Stay-at-Home Order in Effect 12/17

REGIONAL STAY-AT-HOME ORDER IN EFFECT TOMORROW County of Santa Cruz Press Release: To preserve critical ICU capacity and protect the health and safety of residents, the remaining Bay Area Region counties, including Santa Cruz County, will implement the Regional Stay-at- Home Order based on data released by the state showing ICU capacity has fallen below the threshold for implementation. The… Read More