A pleasure to meet Hamilton School 2nd graders who like to write

This week I had the pleasure to present a short sketch of a journalist’s life to more than 40 lively second graders at Hamilton K-8 School. It was a pleasant break from covering breaking news stories, features and investigative pieces that I normally work on. Especially pleasing to me was once again visiting a school […]

Diamond Valley Mastodons seen as ‘Strange’ by paleontologist

Diamond Valley Mastodons seen as ‘Strange’ by paleontologist

Paleontologist Kathlyn Smith, from Georgia Southern Museum and a guest lecturer at the Western Science Center, expressed her excitement of winning a grant to study “Max” and the other mastodons who once roamed the Diamond Valley area 11,000 years ago. During her lecture Thursday, Aug. 18 she said she was amazed the Western Science Center […]

Anza and Idyllwild classmates reunite after 40 years

Anza and Idyllwild classmates reunite after 40 years

    Former “Living in Freedom Education” (LIFE) Alternative school students traded stories and fond memories July 23 as they celebrated the 40th reunion of the short-term high school that they attended from 1973 to 1976. The event held at Hurkey Creek Campground in Mountain Center was organized by local Anza resident Kathie Beale. Beale grew […]

Santa Rosa Band of Indians honors Thomas Tortez as the first recipient of the Devon Lee Roth ‘Devine Warrior’ Leadership Award

Santa Rosa Band of Indians honors Thomas Tortez as the first recipient of the Devon Lee Roth ‘Devine Warrior’ Leadership Award

Thomas Tortes was honored as being the first recipient of the Devin Lee Roth ‘Divine Warrior’ Leadership Award at the Santa Rosa Graduation Banquet July 16. The award was created to commemorate and honor tribal youth for being a positive mentor to those who are younger. The award was created Sept. 27, 2015, to honor […]

The fun things that we do in 4-H

Paloma Landen High Country 4-H Reporter 4-H is so much fun. We do so many amazing things that some kids don’t get the opportunity to do. Youth from the ages of 5-19 can participate in these activities. Ranging from the care of animals to fair booths, there is something of interest for everyone. Members can […]

Commencement Day at Olivet University’s New Riverside Campus

Commencement Day at Olivet University’s New Riverside Campus

Commencement Day at Olivet University June 24 with a prestigious guest and faculty gathered at the Riverside Campus to commemorate the graduation of students from Olivet campuses from across the United States. This year Olivet University graduates were awarded 12 Bachelor of Arts degrees, one Journalism degree, 11 Theology majors, eight Master of Arts, one […]