All Decked Out From Your Favorite Decade

By Melissa Wynn Vintage Wear At Blue Moon Vintage Goods With the popularity of old school programs like Downton Abbey and Mad Men growing in leaps and bounds, fashion from those eras is once again in high demand. Donni from Blue Moon Vintage Goods in Chico tells us... read more

Quilter’s Piece

  Article and pictures by Val Bourque As spring and summer approaches, we find there are many Quilt Shows and special events for the novice and avid quilter. There is so much to see at a quilt show, something for everyone – quilters and non-quilters alike. This... read more


BLT Dip A true original and a real crowd pleaser! Here’s an easy, savory dip with all the flavor of that oh-so-famous sandwich! Ingredients Serves: Makes 3 cups or 24 (2-tablespoon) servings. 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream 2 medium... read more

Reasons to Participate – Why Fish?

  bigstockphotoFishing is one of America’s favorite outdoor recreational pastimes.   The California Fishing Passport Program is grounded in the belief that fishing offers an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with family and create lifelong... read more

Hard Rock Mining

By Charles Watson The miner filled his pack with a few more rocks chipped from the rock slab, scooted out of the ‘coyote hole’ on his belly, and grimaced from the bright sunlight as he edged his way back onto the surface. He had chipped on the quartz vein for a couple... read more

Longboard Racing

    by Jan Cox photo courtesy of Plumas Ski Club Imagine racing straight downhill on 12 foot long skis at 88 miles per hour! That is what Cornish Bob, champion speed skier did back in 1867 when longboard racing began in the mountains near LaPorte. Longboard... read more


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