Spicy Quinoa Salad Recipe

                Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 cup cooked corn 1/2 cup sliced green...

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Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

            Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 teaspoons fresh oregano 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4...

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Common Tern

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) By Jan Ramelli I joke that photographing this bird is like trying to shoot snowflakes with a BB gun!  I enjoyed watching these birds in the Willow Creek Wildlife area where they fly with their heads pointed down at a right angle to their...

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Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) By Jan Ramelli I am so amazed in the beauty that you can find if you will allow yourself a little time to sit and “be still”.  Go for a drive, get out of the car, go for a walk, and take a few moments to stop, look, and...

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California’s Pink Glowworm

By Jim Moore, Entomologist A few years back, while spending a spring weekend at a nice Sierra foothill vacation rental home, I had gone out onto the back deck to gaze down into the wooded hillside as the light of the evening gave way to the darkness of night. While...

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Natural Childbirth At Home

Free Documentary Presentations on At-Home Birth Jan. 20 & 27, 2018 By Nicole Staniger, Midwife on Natural Births: In the past 12 years, I have had the honor of witnessing hundreds of women journey through the childbearing years.  As a midwife, I see my calling as...

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Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club – Poker Run 2018

  By Melissa Wynn In 1996 when the Chester Snowmobile Club disbanded, Janice Brinkman and her husband Richard, along with Dick and Patty Caywood, took the reins and formed what is now the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club (LASC) and a new adventure began. More than just a...

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