Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. announces rate change

ANZA – Effective June 1, 2016, Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. will make changes to its residential rates. The new rates will reduce bills for all monthly residential members below 1,000 kilowatt-hours. Simultaneously, higher energy tier rates will increase slightly to accommodate the costs of system improvements for additional demand capacity on our distribution system. The […]

Responses of birds to large-scale wildfires in western Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Philip Unitt, Curator of Birds and Mammals, San Diego Natural History Museum will present a program entitled Responses of Birds to Large -Scale Wildfires in Western Anza-Borrego Desert State Park April 22-23. The program is underwritten by The Pratt Memorial Fund at Union Bank of California. In his presentation, Unitt, who examined responses of 100 […]

Spring planting season, selecting the right tree

Spring planting season, selecting the right tree

ANZA – As winter thaws into spring, many homeowners are poised to take advantage of prime tree-planting season. Establishing new trees early can aid their growth throughout the year, and help them survive when hot weather arrives. But with so many tree species to choose from, how can homeowners know which trees are best suited […]

Countryside of Life; it’s Turkey Time

Countryside of Life; it’s Turkey Time

When I was a child my mom always raised chickens and was an avid gardener. Besides helping make dad’s paycheck stretch, she also wanted us kids to know where our food came from. The eggs, meat, and produce that came from her efforts did just that. One year we added a pair of white turkeys […]

The Countryside of Life; more chick on chicken talk

The Countryside of Life; more chick on chicken talk

Chickens are eco-friendly. They give us eggs, meat, fertilizer, eat bugs, food scraps, weeds, entertain us and so much more. Raising a backyard flock teaches us life lessons, especially children through the feeding and care of them. Myself and my children, and now grandkids, have many fond memories of watching eggs hatch, enjoying the new […]

Did a Storm Damage Your Tree?

ANZA – Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees in the urban forest. Snapped or downed trees should be removed, but what about a tree that only suffers minor damage? How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe enough to keep? Assessing the damage Minor damage – with only the […]

The Countryside of Life

The Countryside of Life

Living out in the country, our thoughts turn to the possibilities of raising our own food, getting close to our ancestral roots, close to nature and closer to our own food source.  Some in the valley have been more successful than others at this. Experimenting with raising what feeds us and makes a ranch a home. […]

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