Heirlooms For An Old Fashioned Christmas

By Melissa Wynn Family heirlooms are a wonderful way to preserve family histories and traditions and the holiday season is a perfect time to pass them on. While browsing your favorite local antique stores this shopping season keep your eyes peeled for the perfect gift...

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Dirt- Ranger 1000 Polaris 2018 Model

By Eileen Majors We stopped by Glende Polaris in Chico to see what they might recommend to our readers for ATV family fun this holiday season. She told us that families really enjoy the fun and workability of the Polaris Ranger. When it comes to work and play, Shaylee...

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Gold- John Had Another Good Day Mining!

By Charles Watson John sat on his porch and packed his pipe with the last bit of tobacco. His dog came over and nuzzled his nose under his arm and John gave him a big hug. John gazed over the valley below that held his mining claim. It was a warm autumn evening and...

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Tank- A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Truck!

Okay, so I guess I don’t get out much, but I’ve never seen such a thing as I saw on my way to the truck with my mom. I got so excited at first, I thought it was one of my buddies coming to play. “Whoa, wait a minute,” I thought, “That’s no dog.” But she did look kinda...

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Schreder Planetarium Seasons of Light

By Christy Milan   Standing at the entrance to the planetarium is a crowd of various ages. The air is charged with excitement as the doors open and we enter. Everyone has come to be enchanted by the night sky courtesy of the Schreder Planetarium. The Schreder...

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Road Trip- Yurt & Yaks

By Melissa Wynn It used to be that a night or two away came with just a few options, hotel, campground or the guest room of a loved one. Today lodging options are as varied as the folks in search of them and those with the imagination to create unique options. From...

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Critters- The Canada Goose

By Melissa Wynn Watching a flock of Canada Geese cross the sky in their distinctive  “V” pattern is a major sign that winter is returning to Mountain Valley Living territory. Their unique honking call bids a fond farewell to our high mountain lakes, ponds and meadows...

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Bug Wild- The Song of the Cricket

By Jim Moore, Entomologist Living within the lands of Mountain Valley Living are several kinds of crickets: Field Crickets, Ground Crickets, Tree Crickets, Camel Crickets, and, oh my, the so called Potato Bug Crickets.  Of these, my favorites are the ‘chirping’ field...

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