Clampers at Boulder Creek IOOF Cemetery Boulder Creek Community Local News 

Clampers Volunteer at the Boulder Creek IOOF Cemetery

E Clampus Vitus volunteers joined forces with members of the Boulder Creek International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) at the Boulder Creek IOOF Cemetery on Saturday, July 17, 2021 to help keep the historic cemetery grounds clear of underbrush and to install and maintain hardscape. The E Clampus Vitus team makes regular rounds to assist at the cemetery; a team… Read More
SLV High School Pool open to the public Columns Community Local News 

Public Places Open at Last

By Chris Finnie On June 15 Santa Cruz County moves back to usual operations. Parks, beaches, museums, and libraries are reopening after a long absence. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite San Lorenzo Valley public places. Parks All county parks, beaches, and trails are open, including playgrounds and restrooms. Visit for health guidelines and access updates. Enjoy… Read More
Mosaic by artists Laurie and Dan Hennig mosaic Column: Julie Horner Community Local News 

Local Treasures Preserved: Update on the Boulder Creek Library Renovation

Renovation at the Boulder Creek Library is underway. The library temporarily closed in March, 2020 for a much needed upgrade using Measure S funds, but the project was stalled by contractor bidding issues, the pandemic, and then the fire. Santa Cruz Public Libraries Regional Manager, Laura Whaley, said, “It took so long to get to this point.” Read More
Yuletide Celebration Columns Community 

Barefoot on the Crooked Path: Yule

By Melinda McNutt, Seanchaidh Yule or Winter Solstice: the shortest day/the longest night of the year usually arrives in our Northern Hemisphere December 21st or 22nd. Granny was clan matriarch. We’d gather around her hearth, light candles from the Yule log, feast, sing, tell stories, and hold vigil for Great Mother as she labored through the darkness. On Bay leaves… Read More
Boomer Boomeria Bonny Doon Community Fire Local News 

Boomeria – The King Always Wins

Boomeria in Bonny Doon Suffers a Scorching In Bonny Doon the Warnella Fire and the Waddell Fire combined to make a firestorm. The fire climbed up into the Santa Cruz Mountains burning most everything in its path. Boomeria, built by the Boomers starting around 1957, survived by the heroic efforts of friends and neighbors. A colorful Renaissance estate created by… Read More