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COLLINS PINE MUSEUM Chester, CA

COLLINS PINE MUSEUM Chester, CA The Collins Pine Museum was opened to the public in May of 2007.  The building was constructed to look like the old sawmill that was operated by Collins Pine Company in Chester from 1943 until 2001.  The post and beam construction inside provides an aesthetic space where the different species of wood grown in this area are featured.  The mission of the Collins Pine Museum is to educate people about Lumbering, Forestry and Principles of Sustainability.  The building contains exhibits on Lumber Grades, Forest Stands, Old Photos and Implements, Branch and Cone Identification, Saw Milling,...

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American White Pelican

By Melissa Wynn American White Pelicans, flying in from their Pacific coastal winter home, are a sure sign that spring has sprung at Lake Almanor. In late March or early April, I begin to spot a few on the causeway just outside Chester, CA on Hwy 36. A stop to look delivers quite an entertaining crowd. Most Pelican species do their fishing by diving deep from the air and surprising their catch, swoop and scoop, every bird for himself. American White Pelicans prefer to work as a group, coordinating on the swim, corralling  the fish with their feet and...

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Ishi Wilderness; Home of the Last Free Native American

Also Read about the last member of the Yahi tribe:https://www.mountainvalleyliving.com/2014/05/15/a-civil-man-the-story-of-ishi/By Melissa Wynn Photos courtesy US Forest Service Ishi Wilderness, within the Lassen National Forest, offers a rare chance to walk miles in the moccasins of the  man for whom the area is named, Ishi, last survivor of the Yahi Yana people.  This tribe of brave and proud Native Americans escaped invading settlers, living free and undetected in the Deer Creek area for many years. In August of 1911, having outlived the rest of his tribe, Ishi, overcome by hunger and loneliness walked out of his wilderness home. He was discovered,...

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Buffalo Chips Pizza 530-256-2412

By Melissa Wynn Greetings, Mountain Valley neighbors! This month I have the pleasure of sharing with you my unrivaled favorite pizza and sandwich place on the planet. Buffalo Chips Pizza is just a few blocks walk for me down to 322 Birch St. in Westwood, Ca.  I am lucky  to enjoy the hand thrown, fresh homemade dough topped with one of their scrumptious sauces and my choice of 24 toppings whenever I like. No matter what combination I order, the garden fresh veggies and lean meats are piled high and topped with Buffalo Chips own blend of cheeses. Thirty...

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Toolin’ Around With J- Installing a New Wood Floor

So! You thrashed your hardwood floor this winter or maybe tired of that wet carpet from all that snow??! Don’t know what to do??? How about if we put in a new wood floor right now? No problem! Then you will be ready for that spring fling! Wood flooring has such warmth and the durability is actually misleading. You can repair physical damage to your wood floor fairly easily. Cracks and holes can be patched. If the edges start splintering you can re-glue them. Should the damage be too extensive, you can always replace one or more boards to replace the...

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