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Jill Haley: Financial aid award letters can be deceiving

February 19, 2020

During the next couple of months seniors in high school will be receiving their acceptances, and rejections, from colleges. They will also be getting their financial aid award letters which will detail the amount of...


Alan Tangren: Dried beans are always in season

February 18, 2020

Dear Alan: I like to make baked beans at this time of year, but I’d like to know more about the different kinds of dried beans and peas. Can you help? Alan: Dried beans and...




United Way celebrates 59K in prescription drug savings

February 17, 2020

United Way of Nevada County announced that Nevada County residents have saved over $59,000 on their prescription medications in 2019, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being...


Ingo Zirpins: Don’t underestimate your hip flexor

February 17, 2020

The psoas (pronounced SO-az) has its name derived from a Greek word meaning “of the loins.” Some call it “the Muscle of Soul,” as it is structurally the deepest muscle in your core. It is...





Denis Peirce: Skwala Hatch on the Yuba

February 13, 2020

For fly fishermen, the most thrilling part of their sport is seeing a trout rise to the surface to eat a well presented fake. This can be done many places in the Sierra during the...


Mary West: Exploring Avery’s Pond

February 13, 2020

The rains made for a nice pool at Avery’s Pond in Folsom. I enjoy the quiet of the pond. The bird calls, buzzing of bees and the plunging of turtles. When the winds are calm...



Local climate group funds youth activists

February 12, 2020

When local activists head to Washington in June to talk with members of Congress about reducing greenhouse gases, they plan to bring young people — the ones who’ll be stuck in the climate of the...



Lynda Balslev: Cooking with rose wine

February 11, 2020

Most likely, you’ve cooked with red and white wines, but have you tried cooking with rose? Wine is a useful ingredient when cooking. A mere splash can enhance the flavor of soups and stews, sauces...





Dr. Jeff Kane: On fantasizing

February 10, 2020

A dermatologist spoke at a medical education lunch at our local hospital. Typical of his specialty, his talk featured color slides depicting skin lesions. Some photos, of course, challenged the audience’s ability to continue eating,...