Tantalize Your Tastebuds…Tantardinos – Lake Almanor

By Melissa Wynn Melissa | Mountain Valley Living Magazine   Summer has returned to the Sierras and Lake Almanor is calling, “Come and Play!” After a relaxing day of fishing and swimming, who wants to go home and cook dinner? Not me!  So when our day of fun...

What Is An Antique?

What Is An Antique? bigstockphoto By Linda C. Brennan American Society of Appraisers and vendor at Village Antiques in Quincy next to the Volunteer Fire Department According to Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary there is several interpretations: 1. Old;  venerable;...

We All Scream For Ice Cream

                  Nothing beats the heat quite like ice cream. In Chico the heat brings plenty of folks out to Shuberts Ice Cream in Downtown Chico. It has long been a favorite stop in the community. The crew serves up...


Western Pacific Railroad History ~ Plumas County Visitors BureauThe Western Pacific was incorporated in 1903 to build from Salt Lake City, Utah and a connection with the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to Oakland, California.  It was part of the Gould family of...

Calendar Of Events May 15- July 15 2014

Golddiggers Days – Greenville July 19, 20 & 21 Revelers will gather from far and wide for the Annual Gold Diggers Days in Greenvillle, CA Saturday, July 19th. The day will kick off with the ever popular parade, followed by a full day of activitie including...

Western Sculptured Pine Borer

By Melissa Wynn One of the most bothersome bugs of summer we face here in our lush forest home is the Western Sculptured Pine Borer.  These bumpy wood boring beetles are like miniature B52 bombers buzzing loudly and dive bombing us as we split and stack next...

How Suite It Is! – Oxford Suites, Chico CA

By Melissa Wynn   Melissa | Mountain Valley Living Magazine   One of my favorite outings is an overnight trip to Chico. The drive down Hwy 32 is an emerald world of aromatic forest greenery sprinkled with water falls, weeping walls and continuous encounters with...

Frazier Falls- A Trail for Everyone

By Michel Fike Photos by Robert Fike There is no more pleasant way to spend a crisp autumn day than on a hike in the mountains, and one of our family’s favorites is the Frazier Falls Trail in the Lakes Basin Area of the Plumas National Forest. Though this trail is...

North American River Otter

Photo by BigstockPhoto.com By Melissa Wynn A visit to the Sierra is sure to find you near a sparkling lake, bubbling brook or peaceful forest pond.  Where there is crystal clean water there is sure to be the playful North American River Otter. North American River...

Loafing at Lake Almanor

Photo by: Ben Graham | Mountain Valley Living MagazineYour road trip to the Lake Almanor Basin could take some real time, if you have it. There are several lakeside inns and RV parks all around the lake. As you venture in from the Quincy area on Highway 89, if you...


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