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Felton Covered Bridge Park Commentary Letters Local News 

Unveiling Concerns: Valley Women’s Club’s Take on the Proposed Pump Track

Addressing Community Concerns: Our Letter to the Supervisor We want to bring your attention to an important matter at the heart of community well-being. The Valley Women’s Club has taken a step forward by addressing their concerns in a heartfelt letter to Supervisor Bruce McPherson, shedding light on the proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park. Our focus is… Read More
dark chocolate fig pudding Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Dark Chocolate Desert Queen Fig Pudding

By Alison Steele Every August we return to Boulder Creek from Virginia summers to find sunflower forests, magic beans, and mysterious squash entangled in what seems like an enchanted garden from a childhood storybook. Spent pea shoots are cleared away to reveal jewel toned beets and carrots ready for harvesting. The jostaberries are sundried on the branches with a curious… Read More
Water Infrastructure Local News Water 

Big Basin Water Crisis | Receivership Hearing Scheduled 

By Christopher Bradford The ongoing issues with Big Basin Water have reached a tipping point for Boulder Creek residents, and we’re now in an emergency situation. Recently many residents went without water for weeks, and some have lost water again. The most recent outage, one of many which are increasing in frequency, was caused by a large main line leak. This… Read More
Felton Covered Bridge Park Community Local News Parks 

Felton Pump Track Proposal Raises Concerns

By Mary Andersen  Debate is in full swing over a proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park. The proposal, shepherded by Santa Cruz Mountains Trails Stewardship (SCMTS), Santa Cruz County Parks Department, and County Park Friends, calls for a 13,871 s.f. footprint with an asphalt track 6 to 8 feet wide and several feet tall.  SCMTS describes the pump… Read More
New Moon in Libra Astrology Columns 

September Astrology: Gifts of Love and Self-Expression

By Catie Cadge PhD Autumn is upon us, Santa Cruz County stargazers! The month starts off with six planets retrograde, appearing to move backward in the sky. Personal growth and inner processing are in a reflective mode now. By September 3rd, Venus moves direct at 12°12’ Leo, while Jupiter joins the retrograde planetary party the next day, September 4th, at… Read More