Tips From the Potting Bench: Soil Temps and Timing

Timing is everything so just how do you tell when to do what? One way is by the calendar. Generally speaking the USDA says our last average frost date for spring is April 15. Now, average last frost date is not the last frost date though it does give us a good benchmark to plan by. Dates on a calendar can be fickle though so in addition to knowing the average last frost date there is another, more surefire way to know if conditions in your garden are right for sowing or transplanting certain seeds and plants. Read More →

From Hoopa

The first adventure he took me on at that age was down into the head waters of Trish Tang Creek on a fishing trip. As it would turn out, we would make that trip down there every June or July for the next eight years straight. We would begin our trip by hiking south out of Box Camp, around the side of a mountain and then drop straight down to the creek below. Read More →

Light on the Devils, Coming of Age on the Klamath

Of course, this makes the books I really had trouble putting down something special and that includes the book Light on the Devils, Coming of Age on the Klamath. It’s a book about the last years of the timber boom in Happy Camp and a story well told by Louise Wagenknecht, who has written it down from the perspective of her high school years there. Read More →

Minnesota Man Explores Rez Life in Writing

Like many who grew up on reservations, David Treuer lives in multiple worlds. His experience ranges from an Ojibwe reservation in Minnesota where he trolled for wild rice and speared walleye, to the halls of universities where he teaches writing. Read More →

Comic-Con: It’s Like Christmas in July

Comic book nerds and sci-fi geeks everywhere rejoice each year as the International Comic-Con event rolls into San Diego. For many it’s a pilgrimage from all parts of the globe, an opportunity to bask in the glow of their favorite crime fighters and villains. But even if you’re not a self-proclaimed comic book junkie, you’re sure to find something or someone of interest at this epic superhero wonderland. Read More →

Talking Fish, Pirates and Singing Chickens

Talking fish, singing chickens, and adventures on the moon and under the sea were all part of the school day at Trinity Valley Elementary in Willow Creek on Thursday, Nov. 29. Read More →

Foote Fire Sparks Community Jig

Salmon River folk came together last week to support one of their own whose cabin burned down, apparently as part of a burglary, while he was away. Read More →

TRT Movie Review: Over Troubled Waters

Over Troubled Waters is a documentary released this summer, and it’s about two things: the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and planned multibillion-dollar water transfer project that threatens the Delta. With it making its rounds in film festivals and premieres throughout the state, I was able to make a packed premiere in Stockton. Read More →