Author: Jan Cox

Campgrounds of Hwy 32, Fish On!

Whether you are heading up from the hot valley or venturing off the mountain, the camp grounds on Highway 32 offer stunning views, lush and green with amazing scenes of rushing water and even blooming dogwood during spring time in the mountains. Fabulous fishing along Deer Creek lures many!   [media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Potato Patch Campground is shaded by the towering pines and firs of Lassen National Forest. It is located along Deer Creek. Potato Patch Campground is a very popular spot for getting away from the valley heat.  A developed campground with 32 designated sites, they allow a maximum...

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“Next Time” by Nancy Lund

NEXT TIME By Nancy Lund We all say it –Next time, I’ll do it differently.  “ Next time I won’t cook dinner for people who don’t come on time, I’ll suggest we meet at a restaurant” and  “Next time I’ll ask what I should bring, or what to wear  instead of…” These are trivial occasions that don’t really matter.  But I’m thinking of reasons why we shouldn’t put off to ‘next time’ things that do matter, things that can have lasting effects for ourselves or our families. Taking care of our health is the first thing that comes to...

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Recycling 101

Recycling 101 by Bobby Snyder, Bullseye Recycling – Susanville   * The first thing you need to do, is get individual containers to separate your material (trash cans,buckets) * You should start small, so glass in one container, plastic in one container and cans in another. * Once full, bag up and bring in to Bullseye Recycling. * When you get into the routine then you can add more containers and start separating your paper and cardboard to save on dump fees and keep items that can be recycled out of the landfills. * You can start with three...

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Purple Finch, Pretty in Pink

By Melissa Wynn Recently, while visiting a friend, I noticed the prettiest pink bird fluttering around his bird feeder.  After a bit of research, I learned that it was a Purple Finch. Hmmm, why not call it a Pink Finch? Males of this small sparrow-like species have a raspberry colored head and sport a bit of a mohawk. The pinkish tinge of color lightens as it flows down the back and chest, almost like they have been dipped head first into a glass of cherry kool-aid.  Female Purple Finches are, like most female birds, more plain and lack the...

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Yard Sale Treasures

By Melissa Wynn They say that ‘one mans trash is another mans treasure’ and no where do these words ring more true than at summertime yard sales. Friday through Sunday our area is loaded with yard sales and many of us like to go early to find the best treasures. Here are a few of our favorite finds.       [media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”225″][/media-credit]I once spotted a man carving with a chainsaw in his front yard. I told him if he would carve a fairy that I would buy it. He did, and so did I. Melissa Wynn...

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