Sierra Nevada’s Business Ethos: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Stacy With an eye toward the environment, responsible farming and our agricultural future, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is known for its closed loop systems. For example, nearly 100 percent of solids leftover from the beer-making process are saved and sold to another...

A Unique Gift Idea – Homemade Soap

By Debra Hasbrouck                   One morning, while strolling through the Paradise Farmers’ Market, I met herbalist Jules Pecson when I stopped at the “Fiona’s Forest” booth. Jules studied in McCall, Idaho under Darcy...

Little Ways To Save Around The House

Little Ways To Save Around The House Remake Your Kids’ Favorite Junk Meals at Home If we have allowed our kids to have them, we know what they are. They are those ridiculously priced fast foods you can buy as mini meals in the market or fancy box meals along the...

Fantastic Fall Fishing and Hunting, Lake Almanor

By Melissa Wynn bigstockphoto Local anglers agree that fall is the best time of year for German Browns in Lake Almanor. Come wet a line along the East Shore and bring your favorite flies and lures.  Local guide Allen Shephard says fishing the top this time of year...

Ishi Wilderness; Home of the Last Free Native American

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...

Indian Valley Museum Bask in the History

By Melissa Wynn Melissa | Mountain Valley Living MagazineNot long ago, I overheard two of my teens talking about what they thought life must  have been like here in the mountains back in the “olden days”.  I could tell that a trip to the Indian Valley...

Red Bluff Round Up

By Stacy Fisher   Giddy-up all you cowboys and cowgirls! Lasso the kiddies and take the whole family to The 93rd Annual Red Bluff Round Up. The rodeo event, scheduled for April 18-20 promises to be the most exciting yet. Located at the 110-acre Tehama County...

Meet The Artist, Randy Nelson 2 Feathers Tipi

By Melissa Wynn Many of us view the tipi as the traditional home of many Native American tribes, but I recently learned that this isn’t the case at all. As a matter of fact, the tipi wasn’t used as a permanent home until the natives were driven from their...

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