Lukas McClish rescue Fire Departments Local News Valley People 

Lukas McClish Rescued in the Santa Cruz Mountains After Multi-Agency Day Search

By Mary Andersen What started as a short three hour hike exploring a route to a worksite turned into a 10 day ordeal for Lukas McClish. A 34-year-old lifelong resident of Boulder Creek, Lukas was rescued on June 20 after being lost in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Last sighted in Boulder Creek on the 11th, the McClish family reported him… Read More
sasquatch san lorenzo valley boulder creek Business Main Street SLV Valley People 

Only in the Santa Cruz Mountains: The Sawmill Sasquatch Commercial

There have been reported sightings of Sasquatch in the Santa Cruz Mountains for many years. Some claim to have seen glimpses of the large, hairy creature while hiking or camping in remote woods. Recently, locals found Sasquatch in broad daylight on our main thoroughfare participating in a commercial shoot for the popular Sawmill Restaurant & Alehouse in Boulder Creek. Aaron… Read More
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Peace Out: Remembering John Burton

“Life is a flicker. Burn bright as you can, while you can. Shine Light. Fly free my Brother, my friend, my bandmate, drummer and percussionist extraordinaire John Burton” – Ed Levy By Julie Horner Ben Lomond drummer John Burton was remembered with two public celebrations of life this winter, one at Joe’s Bar, the other at the Brookdale Lodge. According… Read More
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San Lorenzo Valley Cookie Project Delivers a Little Joy

Holiday cookie baking project brings joy to those in need. Ryan Okrant and Valley Churches team up to deliver care packages in the Santa Cruz Mountains. By Ryan Okrant My mother and her friends began the original Cookie Project in the late 80s in conjunction with Valley Churches United (VCU). Volunteers baked all kinds of cookies then gathered together to… Read More
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Brian Frus Appointed Interim General Manager at SLV Water District

Felton resident and registered civil engineer Brian Frus has been named as Interim General Manager for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, replacing Rick Rogers, who retired this month after serving the District for 48 years. Brian told the San Lorenzo Valley Post, “My recent experience in Monterey County taught me the importance of sound water policy and regional resource… Read More
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Proving Ground: Eric Hammer Navigates the Rebuild Process

By Julie Horner “From a percentage basis it’s terrible, it’s ungodly expensive,” Eric Hammer said. A longtime green builder and contractor, the Brookdale resident lost the 100-year old family home in the 2020 CZU fire. The homestead dates to 1904. “This was a historic house, one of the oldest standing structures in the valley. Judge Logan and my grandfather put… Read More
Al Keuter Quail Hollow Ranch Park Community Local News Valley People 

In Praise of Al Keuter: A Quail Hollow Ranch Volunteer

By Lee Summers Some people strive toward self-interest; others choose altruism instead. You can distinguish the two by the fruits of their labor. Did they make a difference in their community?  Take Quail Hollow Ranch County Park. This back road gem has maintained an active volunteer program since the 1990s. Over the years, volunteer efforts divided into various specialties. In… Read More